Calendar Highlights

9/15 Westminster Cross Country Race
9/17 Y-Club District Convention
9/27 Senior Yearbook Photos
9/21 – 23 SAIS Accreditation Visit
9/28 – 30 Upper School Retreat
10/3 – 7 Scholastic Book Fair
10/14 2nd & 7th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times
10/17 Preview 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

September 14th – 20th
9/15 Westminster Cross Country Meet – 4 pm (carpool please)
HS Volleyball AWAY vs. Monsignor Donovan – V 4:30 pm
9/16 MS Volleyball AWAY vs. George Walton Academy – 4:30 pm
Intramural Soccer – 5:15 pm
9/19 MS Volleyball AWAY vs. Prince Avenue – 4:30 pm
HS Volleyball HOME vs. Trinity Prep – JV 5 pm, V 6 pm
9/20 Monsignor Donovan Cross Country Meet – 4 pm
HS Volleyball AWAY vs. Barnes Academy – V 6 pm

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

Westminster Cross Country Meet – Thursday, September 15th

Help us by carpooling!

ccathletic-lionWCA is holding our next cross country meet tomorrow, Thursday, September 15th and that means we will have a lot of visitors on campus!  We have made adjustments to the start times to hopefully make traffic more manageable but are requesting that if you plan to attend, please make arrangements to carpool if at all possible.  Parking fee is $5 per vehicle and the schedule is as follows:

2:45 pm – Volunteers arrive at the field house
3:30 pm –  Coaches’ Meeting
4:00 pm –  MS Girls 2.5k
4:25 pm – MS Boys 2.5k
No Juniors’ race
5:30 pm – Varsity Girls 5k
6:05 pm – Varsity Boys 5k
6:40 pm – Varsity Awards (Top Ten by gender each race)

No team awards; race results will be sent via email after the races.

Look forward to seeing you there to cheer on our Lions!

Welcome SAIS Accreditation Team

saislogoWestminster Christian Academy is excited to welcome to our campus the SAIS (Southern Association of Independent Schools) re-accreditation team.  They will be here September 21st – 23rd.  During this visit, a team of educators from independent schools across the southeast will be reviewing our strategic plan and providing guidance to us so that we can most effectively fulfill our mission in the future.  The campus visit is the culmination of many months of hard work by our administration, faculty and staff and we are excited to share our incredible school with our guests.

NHS/Beta Club Blood Drive Sign Ups

blood driveWCA National Honor Society and Beta Club students will be sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, October 7th.  This year there is a new, online sign up process.  Early next week all WCA parents will receive an email about blood drive sign ups including a registration link.  We are asking that everyone respond to the email giving us either a “yes” or “no” response.  If two persons in your household would like to donate, you will be able to use the same link twice.  Questions? Please contact Kelly Cole kcole@wcalions.org or 706-769-9372.  Thank you in advance for your support of this life-giving effort!

Admissions Preview Day, October 17th

We will hold our next admissions preview day on October 17th at 9 am.  If you know of anyone who is interested in learning more about Westminster, please help us spread the word about this event.  Families will have the opportunity to see our campus, talk with the faculty and staff, engage with current students and parents, and visit classrooms. For more information, please contact Taylor Smith, Director of Admissions, at admissions@wcalions.org or by phone at (706)769-9372.

Fun Friday Field Trip Permission Forms

We will kick off our Fun Friday’s for the year this Friday, September 16th with a trip to Funopolis in Commerce!  Please know that if your child does not have a field trip permission form completed and on file in the school office, they will not be permitted to go on Friday.  Avoid a disappointed child by completing the Field Trip Permission Form 2016-2017 and turning it in to the office as soon as possible!  Thank you for your assistance!

Question:  What’s for Lunch?  Answer:  OrderLunches.com for October

New for October . . . Zaxby’s!

whats-for-lunchBeginning today, you may place orders for October lunch deliveries.  You’ll also find that for Wednesday’s in October, we will be alternating between Chicken Express and Zaxby’s!  Choices include the ever popular Big Zax Snack, Boneless Wings Meal, Zalad (grilled or fried) and a Kiddie Finger for lower school.  The deadline for ordering October lunches is Sunday, September 25th.

To place an order, please go to orderlunches.com and log in to your account. If you have not placed an order before, you will need to create an account. After clicking the “register” link, enter the school code WCA319 and follow the prompts to complete your registration. You will need to complete a profile for each student designating them as either upper school or lower school to ensure that you have access to the correct menu items. Questions?  Please contact Tami Butts, tbutts@wcalions.org or 706-769-9372.

Boys Basketball Tryouts

bbballIt’s time to hit the courts and tryout for the WCA boys basketball teams.  Any middle school or high school boy interested in playing basketball must be at this tryout.  The schedule is as follows:

HS Boys Basketball Tryouts – Monday, October 3rd & Tuesday, October 4th at 5:30 pm

MS Boys Basketball Tryouts – Tuesday, October 4th at 5:30 pm

Questions?  Please contact Casey Clayton, cclayton@wcalions.org.

WCA Swim Team

swim teamIf your student is interested in joining the WCA swim team, or just need more information at this point, please contact Haley Allen, hallen@wcalions.org.  Swim team is open to any middle school or high school student.  Practice and competition schedules will be finalized after participation is confirmed.  Please contact Ms. Allen by Friday, September 23rd if you are interested in joining the team.  Looking forward to a great season!

Winter Sports Physicals

Please be sure that you have submitted a sports physical for any student that will be participating in winter sports – basketball or swimming.  A student athlete without a current physical on file will not be allowed to participate in either practices or games.  Completed forms may be turned into the school office.  To access the form, please print WCA Physical Form 2016-2017.

 

WCA 2016-2017 Yearbooks – Order Yours Today

unnamedCapture the memories for your student(s) by ordering WCA’s yearbook for 2016-2017.  The Valor is now available for purchase online.  This year, 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.  Yearbooks will be available for purchase online only through November 4th.  Questions? Please contact Haley Allen, hallen@wcalions.org.

One-Act Cast Announced

Tryouts are complete, the cast has been chosen and we are happy to announce our One Act Team members!   This year, our team will be performing The Ransom of Red Chief.   The cast is as follows:

  • Sam Blake – Jeremiah Smiththeater_masks_silhouette
  • Bill Driscoll – Jake Cullom
  • Red Chief (Johnny) – Robert King
  • Ebenezer Dorset – J.T. Tomlin
  • Mrs. Rudge – Gracin Wilkins
  • Jane Chandler – Emory Grace Doster
  • Susan – Maggie Kay
  • Mary Alice – Sawyer Bradford
  • Mrs. Miller – Lily McElhannon
  • Miss Oliver – Christina Boothe
  • Miss Russell – Gracin Wilkins
  • Constable Jones – Ryan Cullom

Congratulations to all!

Literary Meet Vocalists Selected

music-staff-blueCongratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent Westminster in the GICAA Spring Literary Vocal competition:

Boys Quartet:  Jeremiah Smith, Conner Loveless, Widener Norris, Jake Atchley

Girls Trio:  Gracin Wilkins, Christina Boothe, Katie Cooper

Soloists:  Gracin Wilkins and Jeremiah Smith

Thank you to everyone who auditioned.  WCA has a lot of talent!

Coffee?  Book?  Eats?  It’s Westminster Book Club (for parents only)

book-clubThe Westminster Book Club will resume for the Fall on Thursday, October 6th at 5 pm.  The book club will meet every Thursday afternoon at the home of Karen and Fritz Schaefer, 1840 Broadlands Drive, Watkinsville.  All are welcome!  This year’s club will be studying Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, considered by many the greatest novel ever written.  We will go at a slow pace – 50 pages per week – with a few simple questions handed out in advance each week.  Books will be provided gratis and for the first meeting, we will discuss the life and work of Leo Tolstoy.  No homework, just show up.  also, please call Ashley Zimmerman, 706-247-4765, to let her know you plan to attend.

Box Tops for Education

Lower School Competition and a New Way to Double the Cash for WCA

hiptoclipDon’t forget to clip your Box Tops and turn them in to your lower school child’s classroom.  The class with the most Box Tops turned in by Friday, October 14th will earn a casual wear day!  There’s also a new way to double the cash donations to WCA – the Bonus App from Box Tops for Education.  Click here to learn more!  Questions, contact Nikki Menjivar, WCA Box Tops for Education Coordinator, nikkimenjivar@gmail.com.

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.

Currently, our community has families that are in need of our daily prayer support.  As you follow the blogs of Hodge Rivers, Brent Weatherly and Hannie Lanclos, there is much to pray for and much to be grateful for.  Thank you for all to do to support these members of our WCA family.

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