Calendar Highlights

 2/6 GICAA Middle School Basketball Sectional at WCA
 2/11 Carnations & Lollipops for Valentine’s Day
 2/12-15 Winter Break
 2/17 Blood Drive
 2/21 Admissions Preview Event – 2 pm
 2/23 Winter Sports Awards Night

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

The Court Adjourns with Westminster the Winner

mocktrial2016Congratulations to the Westminster Legal Lions.  On Saturday our mock trial team competed for the region title against North Oconee, Oconee County, Athens Academy, Athens Christian, Jefferson, Eastside, Lumpkin County, Forsyth County and Clarke Central.  For the third consecutive year, Westminster won the region title, beating Clarke Central High School 15 ballots to 3 in the championship round.  Individual awards included three outstanding attorney awards for Eva Delaplane, three outstanding attorney awards for Madi McCullough, two outstanding witness awards for Emma Atchley, and an outstanding witness award for Sarah Cole.  The district competition will take place in Forsyth County on February 27th – there the Lions will defend their 2015 district championship title.

WCA Swimmers Finish Strong at State Meet

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WCA Senior Luke Phillips competes in the Butterfly event.

On Saturday, Westminster swim team hit the lanes at the state swim meet and earned some impressive results.  The JV boys and girls teams both placed runner up to teams almost twice their size in numbers.  Our top place JV finisher was Jackson Bates who placed first in the 50 breaststroke.  The Varsity boys placed 4th overall  against teams with nationally ranked swimmers despite only having 4 of their 8 swimmers who were able to attend the meet.  Sarah Madden, aka the Varsity girls team, beat the odds of bronchitis and other injuries to place 8th in the 100 back.  Congratulations to all Lion swim team members on a fantastic season!

Our latest Athens Regional “PEDS Painter”

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Ethan Bryant (2nd grader) and Mrs. Kirsche with his collage, The Flowers

Every quarter of the school year, Athens Regional is displaying artwork from area elementary and middle schools in their Pediatric Unit.  One student per school has artwork shown per quarter.  This quarter’s Westminster student is second grader, Ethan Bryant.  His collage entitled “The Flowers” will be on display through the month of April.  Congratulations Ethan!

Westminster Hosts GICAA Middle School Sectional Tournament

This Saturday, February 6th, Westminster will be hosting teams from across our region for the GICAA Middle School Sectional Tournament.  The games begin at 1:00 pm and Westminster MS Boys hit the courts at 2:15 and MS Girls at 3:30.  If the boys win, they will play in the championship game scheduled for 5:00 pm.  Please follow this link for additional information and come out and support the home team!  Go Lions!

Inaugural Season Success for 5th Grade Girls Basketball

In their first season, the Lady Lions 5th grade basketball team5th grade girls bball advanced to the championship game of the Northeast Georgia Feeder League hosted by WCA.  Although the Lady Lions lost a close championship game to St. Joseph’s, they had a fantastic season which included wins over Athens Academy, Oconee, Prince Avenue, Athens Christian and North Oconee.  They finished the season with an impressive final record of 7 – 2.  Lanie Bauer and Avery Clark were named to the all-star team and Avery Clark was recognized as the league’s Most Valuable Player.  The future looks very bright for the Lady Lions basketball program!

Varsity Basketball Tournament This Friday

Our Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball teams will be playing in the Regional tournament this Friday, February 5th at Peachtree Academy.  Varsity Girls play at 4:00 pm and the Varsity Boy’s game begins at 8:30 pm.  Other game times will depend on results.  Take a drive to Conyers this Friday, support our Varsity teams  and show your Lion pride!

Go ahead, take a break.

Rest, rejuvenate and enjoy a break!  Westminster will be closed for our Winter Break February 12th – 15th.  Classes will resume, Tuesday, February 16th.

Spread the Word about our next Admissions Preview Event

Do you know someone interested in taking a closer look at Westminster?  If so, invite them to our next admissions preview event to be held on Sunday, February 21st, beginning at 2 pm.   Questions?  Please contact Taylor Smith, tsmith@wcalions.org.

Lower School Chapel Speakers Needed

We are still in need of chapel speakers for the lower school.  Would you or someone from your church be interested in speaking to our lower elementary students during chapel? Chapel presentations are generally 5 – 10 minutes long, but the time spent with them is such a blessing to the students. We have open dates in February and March. If you are interested or know someone who is, please email Fran O’Rear at office@wcalions.org. Thank you!

It’s time to “Smile” Once Again

Spring Sports Picture Day is Coming Up

Picture Day for Westminster’s Spring Sports is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24th.  Once pictures have been taken you will receive a proof with ordering information.  If you would like to pre-order photographs, please click here.

Show Your Valentine Some Love

Order Deadline Thursday, February 4th

The yearbook staff is accepting orders through this Thursday for  carnations and lollipops to be delivered to your special someone for Valentines Day. This is a school-wide Valentines Day celebration. Order forms can be turned in to either upper school office or administrative building. Please follow this link to access the order form and make somebody smile!

WCA Blood Drive February 17th

We will be hosting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, February 17th.  National Honor Society students will be contacting you about donating during this event.  If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Cole, kcole@wcalions.org.

After School Spanish Resumes

The After School Spanish for grades 5th – 8th has started meeting again on Monday afternoons from 2:45 – 3:45 in the field house.  If you have questions, please contact Debbie Vazquez, ogvaz@yahoo.com.

Athletic Events: February 3rd – 9th

2/5 Varsity Basketball Tournament – Peachtree Academy
2/6 GICAA Middle School Sectional Tournament – WCA

Save the Date:

  • Westminster Admissions Preview, Sunday, February 21st, 2 pm.
  • The annual Westminster Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, April 15th beginning at 1 pm. Tournament will be held at Lane Creek Golf Course. More details to follow.

Every Week at WCA

  • WCA Parents Prayer Time meets every Tuesday from 8:00 – 8:15 am in the Art Room.
  • Chess Club meets each Wednesday from 2:30 – 3:40 in the Art Room for grades 1st – 12th.
  • After School Spanish for grades 5th – 8th meets every Monday from 2:45  – 3:45 in the field house.
  • Math Olympiad for grades 6th – 8th meets bi-weekly in Coach Ediger’s room located in the field house.

Prayer Requests

Thank you for the prayer support you are providing for the Weatherly family.  They will be planning surgery but don’t yet have dates.  Please continue to keep them in your prayers.

Please continue to keep Anelisa Durling (Daniel, 4th grade) and her family in your prayers as she continues healing from a cardiac event in December.  She is doing well and trying to recover her strength so that she can return to work and resume her normal activities.