Calendar Highlights & Mark Your Calendars

10/28 Fun Friday – Corn Dawgs, Loganville
10/29 GICAA HS Volleyball State Tournament
GICAA Varsity Cross Country State Tournament
11/4 Deadline for Placing Yearbook Orders
11/5 GICAA All Star Volleyball Tournament Hosted by WCA
11/7 One Act State Competition
11/9 Winter Sports Pictures
11/14 Spirit Night at Zaxby’s in Watkinsville
11/21-25 Thanksgiving Break
12/1 Christmas Music Concert
12/2 Grandparents Day

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

October 26th – Nov 1st
10/29 HS Volleyball State Tournament
Varsity State Cross Country Tournament

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

WCA Lions Win in Regional Competitions

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Congratulations to our Varsity Cross Country teams on their accomplishments in regional competitions!  With three top ten finishers and nine personal best times the Lady Lions won the Region Championship! Abigail Snyder broke her own school record, winning the race with a 19:26. Rachel Snyder’s 19:54 run was good enough for second place and makes her the second fastest woman in school history. Klaire Lattin (22:08, 6th place), Liz Adams (23:37), and Peyton Turner (23:40) all scored for the team.

The varsity men took the Region Runner Up trophy. The men were lead by 8th grader Jack Turner’s 19:30, good enough for an 8th place finish. Jackson Mulkey (20:01), David Lanclos (20:20), Lucas Vazquez (20:25), and Robert King (20:30) all scored for the team.

With these outstanding finishes Both teams will compete at the state level this Saturday, October 29th.

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Varsity Volleyball

Congratulations to the Varsity Volleyball team for finishing in 1st place in regional competition and claiming the Region Championship for the second year in a row!  They advance to the state tournament this Saturday, October 29th.

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Next?  State Competitions this Saturday

Our Varsity volleyball team and cross country teams will be participating in GICAA state competitions held this Saturday, October 29th. Here are the details:

  • Varsity Volleyball – 1 pm – Suwanee Sports Academy (3640 Burnette Road, Suwanee, GA 30024)  For a look at the division bracket, please follow this link GICAA II-A Division Volleyball Tournament Bracket.
  • Varsity Cross Country – Div I Girls 9 am, Boys 9:30 am – Macon Industrial Children’s Home (4690 N Mumford Road, Macon GA 31210)

Come out and cheer on our Lions!!

2016 – 2017 Annual Fund Update

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The generous giving continues as we now have $66,033 towards reaching our goal of $135,000 for our 2016-2017 Annual Fund! Many of you have joined 100% of our faculty and staff and Board of Directors who have participated in giving to this campaign and we thank you.  With your support, we will be able to meet our goal of $135,000.

Remember that you can participate with either a monetary gift or by returning the note cards with names and addresses of family and friends who might be willing to give on your behalf. Every gift or card will help us reach our goal and allow us to make significant improvements to our programs and campus. Will you prayerfully consider how your family can help?

 

Duke TIP Talent Search Participants Announced

duke-tipWestminster Christian Academy is pleased to recognize our 7th grade students who qualified to participated in the 2016-2017 Duke Talent Search.  These students qualified by scoring at the 95th percentile or higher on a grade level standardized achievement test.  The primary benefit of the Talent Search is the opportunity for these qualifying seventh graders to build their test-taking skills by taking either the SAT or the ACT college entrance examinations.  Qualifying students are also provided with resources for unique educational opportunities. 

The students recognized for this year are:

Ellie Amos Andrew Mulkey
Kaitie Cooper Widener Norris
Peyton Deep Peyton Sanders
Josiah Lester Marisa Vazquez
Kyle McCullough James Whitmire

For more information about the Duke Tip program, please visit TIP.Duke.edu.  Congratulations to all on this achievement!

Spirit Wear Order Forms

12_orderform_iconAre your mornings too hectic to make it to the school store during regular hours?  Well, now – through Tuesday, November 1st – your favorite WCA Spirit Wear items are available to purchase via order form.  Just print out the order form here, attach payment and return to school with your student.  Your order will be sent home with the student you specify on the form.  Don’t forget, the deadline for turning in your order form is Tuesday, November 1st!  Get your cool weather WCA gear ready for the cool mornings that are bound to be here soon!?!

2016 GICAA Volleyball All Star Tournament is coming to WCA

vballCompany is coming!  This year, WCA has the honor of hosting the GICAA Volleyball All Star Tournament on Saturday, November 5th.  This will be a fun and hopefully fruitful day for our school and athletics programs.  It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our campus as we welcome players, officials and spectators with our special brand of hospitality.

We need your help to make the day a success!  Please consider giving an hour or so of your time to help facilitate the concessions, admissions and officiating duties during this tournament – and, as a bonus, you get to watch some excellent competitive play while you serve!  Follow this link to the sign up genius to access the tournament and claim your spot!  Questions?  Please contact Shoan Greene (706-202-9963) or Casey Clayton (cclayton@wcalions.org).

School Pictures – Do you like them?

School picture proofs will be distributed to students this week.  Included are instructions in the packet for ordering pictures online.  If your child was absent on picture day or you would like a retake, our next picture day is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16th.

Box Top Success

thank-youThank you to all of you who participated in our Box Tops for Education competition.  There was a grand total of 5,552 box tops earning $555.20 for our school!  The winning 4th grade class collected 1,380 box tops.  We almost reached our goal of $600 for the year with this one competition – well done!  We’ll do this again next semester so start saving your box tops now!

The clock is ticking.  Order your WCA Valor today!

tick_tock_wall_clockDon’t forget to place your yearbook order and capture the memories of this school year at Westminster! The 2016-2017 Valor, WCA’s yearbook, is only available for purchase through November 4th. Please know that no orders will be accepted beyond that date. Yearbook orders must be placed online and the $70 cost of the yearbook may be paid in full, or purchased with a 3-payment purchase plan. Please follow this link to order your child’s yearbook today. Questions? Contact Haley Allen, hallen@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 Needham family (sixth grader Linley) as Linley’s three year old brother Beck was diagnosed with pre-B cell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia last week.  Mother Susanna is in Atlanta at Scottish Rite with Beck as he begins the first intensive months of chemotherapy treatment.   According to his physicians, Beck’s long-term prognosis is excellent.  For those of you who don’t know their history, this family tragically lost their daughter, Piper, at the tender age of two and a half to leukemia.

For other known prayer requests, the 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.

  • Westminster student Hodge Rivers (K) is undergoing treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma. You can follow Hodge’s journey at his caring bridge site, caringbridge.org/hodgerivers.
  • 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. She is a daily testimony to God’s goodness!

Thank you for lifting these members of our WCA family to the Great Physician.

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