Calendar Highlights & Mark Your Calendars

3/3 Literary Meet Regional
3/4 Mock Trial State
3/5 – 7 Y-Club GUNA, Atlanta
3/6 Coffee & Conversation for 5th Grade Parents
Spring Sports Picture Day
3/8 – 10 5th Grade Field Trip Jekyll
3/10 Lower School Fun Friday
3/14 Geography & Spelling Bee
3/24 Variety Show for Haiti
3/18 Father Daughter Dance

Please note this is not an all-inclusive school calendar. Always check the Google Calendar for additional events, updates and detailed information.

Athletic Calendar Highlights

March 1st – 7th
3/2 Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Monsignor Donovan
          Girls – 4:30 pm
          Boys – 6:00 pm
3/3 MS Soccer AWAY vs. Peachtree
          Girls – 4:30 pm
          Boys – 6:00 pm
3/6 MS Soccer HOME vs. Jefferson
          Girls – 4:30 pm
          Boys – 6:00 pm
Baseball AWAY vs. Covenant – 4:30 pm
3/7 Varsity Soccer HOME vs. HALO
          Girls – 4:30 pm
          Boys – 6:00 pm

Please note this is not an all-inclusive athletic calendar. Always check the Google Calendar for additional events, updates and detailed information.

College Road Trip – 4 Colleges in 3 Days

Which way did they go?  Last week, there were 27 WCA sophomores and juniors who visited 4 colleges in 3 days and had a lot of fun in the process!  The first stop on Tuesday morning was the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.  Tuesday evening found the group in Chattanooga enjoying dinner downtown.  Wednesday was spent touring Lee University in the morning and Covenant College in the afternoon.  On Thursday, the final day of the whirlwind tour, the students visited Berry College before heading home.   They were able to tour all of the campuses, eat in several dining halls,  see dorm life up close, and learn a lot about the process of college admissions and college life.   Thanks to all who helped to make College Trip 2017 such a success!

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Legal Lions Compete for State Title this Saturday

Westminster Christian Academy’s Legal Lions are among the top eight mock trial teams (both public and private) in the state.  After winning the district competition against highly competitive schools, WCA’s mock trial team will compete for the state title this Saturday, March 4th in Atlanta. 

In order to win our district, our Legal Lions had to take on and win against the top three teams in the Cumming area (Cambridge High School, Forsyth Central High School and North Gwinnett High School) as well as the second and third place teams from the Athens area (Athens Christian School and Clarke Central High School).   After morning rounds, Westminster advanced to the championship round against Cambridge High School and were named the 2017 District Champions after beating Cambridge High School 4-2 in ballots. This is the third district title for Westminster, who won their fourth consecutive region championship earlier this month, defeating Clarke Central High School, Athens Christian School, and Oconee County High school, as well as other area schools to be named Region Champions.

Westminster senior Abigail Snyder won three outstanding attorney awards. Senior David Lanclos and junior Rachel Snyder also received outstanding attorney awards. Outstanding witness awards went to Hadley Kirsche (four awards this season), Hannie Lanclos (three awards this season), Sawyer Bradford, Ryan Cullom, and Emory Grace Doster.

Lost something?  We may have it!

Lost and Found at WCA always includes some pretty nice things.  Some of these items may belong in your house and we want you to have them back.  Items will be displayed on the stage in the gym next Tuesday, March 7th until 2:45 pm.  Unclaimed items will be donated at that point. 

Please remember that you may always check for missing items in Lost and Found every school day.

Student Art Month at OCAF

March is Student Art Month at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation. Each year, OCAF dedicates its main gallery to display some of the best student artwork from around the county. All Oconee County schools participate and it is an honor for work to be chosen. This year, WCA has 22 pieces included in the exhibit!

OCAFThe Student Art Month exhibit will be on display from February 25 – March 23. There will be an opening reception from 4-6 pm on Thursday, March 2. Please join us in celebrating the beautiful masterpieces created by our WCA artists!

  • 1st grade–Anderson Ferris, Molly Jane Brannen
  • 2nd grade–Allie Thaxton, Susannah Smoak
  • 3rd grade–Norah Irwin, Kyle Bates
  • 4th grade–Lilly Atkinson, Isabel Rivers
  • 5th grade–Ella Claire Azzolin, Isaac Werner
  • 6th grade–Lanie Bauer, Ansley Griffin
  • 7th grade–Marisa Vazquez, Josiah Lester, Peyton Sanders
  • 8th grade–Laine Cullom, Abi Shannon
  • 10th grade–Emma Rasmussen
  • 11th grade–Peyton Turner, Hadley Kirsche, Jackson Mulkey, Rachel Snyder

Congratulations to each of these students!

Field Day 2017 Volunteers Needed

Plans are being finalized for WCA’s springtime tradition, Field Day 2017 and it will take many volunteers to help make the event a success.   This day of fun in the sun is planned for Friday, April 21st and your help is needed.  The morning is filled with friendly competition and then all students are released to go home at noon.  If you are interested in helping with preparations or managing activities on the actual day, please contact Elizabeth Clement at ehclement@gmail.com or 210.464.0208.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Coffee and Conversation for 5th Grade Parents
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There will be time of coffee and conversation for parents of 5th graders on Monday, March 6th beginning at 8 am in the library. This is an informal opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee and learn more about the transition from elementary school to middle school. Questions? Please contact Ryan Gibadlo, rgibadlo@wcalions.org.

Basketball Camps 2017

Planning your summer already? If you have a basketball player, WCA’s basketball camp summer 2017 information is already for you! Please see the links below for more information.

2017 Basketball Camp Flyer – Lower School

2017 Basketball Camp Flyer – MS and HS

Question? Contact Casey Clayton, Athletic Director, cclayton@wcalions.org

 

Prayer Requests

As the body of Christ, we have the privilege of praying for each other. If you have a prayer request that you would like to have included here, please contact Tami Butts, tbutts@wcalions.org.

Please pray for the Krieger family as their son, Anderson (8th), is undergoing treatment for a relapse of his leukemia. He is currently at Scottish Rite hospital in Atlanta undergoing treatment.  This first round of treatments is very intense and requires Anderson to be in the hospital for about a month. Specific prayer requests are for protection from infection for Anderson while undergoing treatment and for clean results from weekly spinal taps.  Also prayers for peace, strength and provision for Sally (1st grade teacher), Jon and Ian (10th). If you would like to help the family in any way, please contact Julie Tomlin, ourblessedhome6@gmail.com.

There are members of our community in need of our faithful prayer support. These families have set up blogs that you can follow to keep up to date. As you read the blogs, there is much to pray for and much for which to be thankful.

  • For updates and specific prayer requests for the Needham family (Linley 6th), please read Susanna Needham’s blog to follow their families journey as 3 yr. old, Beck, is undergoing treatment for leukemia. For questions, or to address immediate needs, please contact Julie Tomlin (rblessedhome6@gmail.com).
  • Please be in prayer for Brent Weatherly and his family. He has started a blog where you can follow his journey and receive specific prayer requests. http://dbw26.wordpress.com.
  • Thank you for your continued prayers for Hannie Lanclos and her family as she continues her path of healing.

Thank you for lifting up these members of our WCA family.

Prayer requests are included here at the request, or with the permission, of the family.