Calendar Highlights & Mark Your Calendars

3/8 – 10 5th Grade Field Trip Jekyll
3/10 Lower School Fun Friday
3/14 Geography & Spelling Bee
3/18 Father Daughter Dance
3/21 Admissions Preview Day, 9 am
3/22 Parent Teacher Conferences by Appointment, 2:45 – 4:30
3/24 Variety Show (fundraiser for Haiti)
3/29 – 4/5 Senior Mission Trip to Haiti
4/3 – 7 Spring Break

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 8th – 15th
3/9 Baseball AWAY vs. Nathaneal Greene – 4:30 pm
Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Lanier Christian
          Girls – 4:30 pm
          Boys – 6:00 pm
3/13 Baseball HOME vs. Bethlehem Christian – 4 pm
MS Soccer AWAY vs. Lanier Christian
          Girls – 4:30 pm
          Boys – 6:00 pm
3/14 Varsity Boys Soccer AWAY vs. HALO – 6 pm

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

Legal Lions Finish Season as State Runners-Up

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WCA’s Mock Trial Team State Runners-Up 2017. Front Row L-R: Emily LaCount, Hadley Kirsche, Sawyer Bradford, Hannie Lanclos, EA Lanclos. Middle Row L-R: Coaches Kelly Cole, Emma Stephens, Amy Lanclos. Back Row L-R: Ryan Cullom, Rachel Snyder, David Lanclos, Connor Loveless Abigail Snyder, Jackson Mulkey, Emory Doster, Peyton Turner and Lily McElhannon.

The Westminster Mock Trial team 2017 ended their season with an incredible day of competition this past Saturday.  They began the day as one of the top 8 teams in the state and finished as the number 2 team clinching the runner-up position in the state final round.   Congratulations to all team members and coaches on an amazing and exciting season!  Events are best described in the words of coach, Emma Stephens:

This past Saturday, these talented and beautiful young men and women (also in the picture are their proud coaches) competed in the state mock trial competition in Gwinnett. In their morning rounds, Westminster took all eight awards — four outstanding attorney and four outstanding witness awards. They were also awarded the professionalism award — given to the team that exhibits integrity, good sportsmanship, and professionalism (voted on by all of the teams competing at state). After winning both their morning rounds, they made it through to the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP! Out of ALL the schools in the state of Georgia — private and public, large and small– our tiny little school made it to the final two. We faced off against Grady High School in the championship round and ultimately lost to Grady — though we did split awards with them, taking one of the two outstanding witness awards and one of the two outstanding attorney awards. I am so proud of Westminster’s Legal Lions! They represented the Athens and Oconee region and the Cumming district so well, and they are such gracious and kind competitors!

 

Spring Literary Meet Results

Westminster’s literary meet team has had a busy week competing at both the regional and state levels.  The team had a strong showing the regional level on Friday and the state level on Tuesday bringing home the Region Runner-up trophy and the State Runner-up trophy!  Here are the individual competitors and their finishes:

Literary Meet State Results

US Extemporaneous Speaking Lexi Farr 4th
International Extemporaneous Speaking Lily McElhannon  2nd
Piano Aron Bauer 2nd
Girls Solo Gracin Wilkins 2nd
Boys Solo Jeremiah Smith 1st
Girls Trio Gracin Wilkins, Christina Boothe, Katie Cooper 3rd
Boys Quartet Jake Atchley, Widener Norris, Jeremiah Smith, Conner Loveless 2nd

Literary Meet Regional Results

US Extemporaneous Speaking Lexi Farr 4th
International Extemporaneous Speaking Lily McElhannon 4th
Dramatic Interpretation Christina Boothe 4th
Humorous Interpretation James Stephen Tomlin 3rd
Duo Interpretation Christina Boothe, James Stephen Tomlin 3rd
Argumentative Essay Abigail Snyder 2nd
Rhetorical Analysis Essay Ryan Cullom 4th
Spelling Aron Bauer 2nd
Piano Aron Bauer 3rd
Girls Solo Gracin Wilkins 1st
Boys Solo Jeremiah Smith 1st
Girls Trio Gracin Wilkins, Christina Boothe, Katie Cooper 1st
Boys Quartet Jake Atchley, Widener Norris, Jeremiah Smith, Connor Loveless 1st
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Celebrating Dr. Seuss Day

Seuss Kindergarten

Mrs. Brouwer’s Half-Day Kindergarten Class Celebrates Seuss Day

WCA Kindergarteners celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss last week by dressing up as their favorite Seuss characters, playing with Oobleck and reading a lot of Dr. Seuss books of course! 

We truly love him in a house.
We truly love him with a mouse.
We truly love him here or there.
We truly love him anywhere.
We truly love the silly goose.
We truly love old Dr. Seuss!

WCA Daddy’s  . . . Dust off Your Dancing Shoes

father daughter danceWestminster’s 10th annual Father Daughter Dance is coming up on Saturday, March 18th, from 7 until 10 pm in the WCA gymnasium.  All WCA dads and daughters (preK through 12th) are invited to attend.  Tickets are $10 per person (maximum cost of $30 per family).  You may send a check with your Father Daughter Dance Registration Form 2017 by Thursday, March 16th to the office.  Tickets will also be available at the door and there will be a photographer on site to take pictures for an additional fee. As you are preparing for this special evening, please review WCA Father Daughter Dance Info Sheet which includes suggestions for Dads that will help make this evening memorable.

The gymnasium will be transformed into a magical place for this special evening.  If you would like to help (and as a bonus have the opportunity to see the dancing daddy’s) there is a need for white Christmas lights, floor lamps, extension cords and a volunteer to work at the craft table.   If you are able to assist with any of these items or you have questions, please contact Heather Howard at 678.559.8225.

Parent Teacher Conference Opportunity

P_Parent_teacher_conf_enHD_1WCA upper school and lower school teachers will be available on Wednesday, March 22nd from 2:45 – 4:30 pm for parent teacher conferences.  Please contact your child’s teacher(s) directly to schedule your conference time.

Admissions Preview Day

preview-dayOur next admissions preview event is coming up on Tuesday, March 21st beginning at 9 am in the administrative building.  If you know families that are interested in learning more about the exciting things happening at our school, please help us spread the word about this event. This is an excellent opportunity to meet members of our administrative team, tour the campus and hear from current students and families.   Don’t forget about our referral program where you will receive $300 for every family you refer that enrolls at WCA!  Questions?  Please contact Taylor Smith, tsmith@wcalions.org or 706-769-9372, ext 120.

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 continue to pray for the Krieger family as their son, Anderson (8th), is undergoing treatment for a relapse of his leukemia. He is halfway through his first intense round of treatments which require him to stay in Scottish Rite for a month.  Specific prayer requests are for protection from infection for Anderson and for continued 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.