Calendar Highlights

1/15-31 Re-enrollment Period
1/28 Lower School Honor Roll Recognition – Chapel
Throwback Thursday #tbt a.k.a. Family Night
1/29 Lower School Fun Friday
2/12-15 Winter Break

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

Tomorrow Night – Throwback Thursday #tbt a.k.a. Family Night at WCA

You want to be there!

Thursday, January 28th will be a night of family fun at Westminster. Three basketball games, door prizes, intramural team introductions, cheer leading half-time performance, Brett’s catered concessions and more! Also, the lower school class with the highest percentage of attendance wins a pizza party. The fun will begin with the first ball game at 4:30. Please see this flyer for more information.

“Three Buck Cluck” is back this Friday the 29th – (with more biscuits available!)

$3 = Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit = Proceeds for Haiti

This Friday, January 29th, you can purchase your favorite Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit on your way through the traffic circle.  Last week the demand was so high, the WCA Seniors ordered three times as many biscuits for this Friday!  Biscuits are $3 each with all proceeds going towards the Sr. mission trip to Haiti.  Biscuits will also be available for purchase in the upper school gymnasium.  So, grab a yummy breakfast for a good cause!

Re-Enrollment open through January 31st

The re-enrollment period for school year 2016-17 is ending this Sunday, January 31st. This year, the re-enrollment process is being completed via RenWeb. Please follow this link for re-enrollment instructions. For new applications, including siblings of current students, please visit the WCA website and follow links to “Apply Online”. Enrollment will be open to new families on February 1st, 2016 and seats in each class will be filled as space allows. There is a high level of interest for the upcoming school year, so it is important that you reserve your space during the month of January.

Don’t forget that the re-enrollment discount is only available through this Sunday, January 31st. If you have questions, please contact Taylor Smith, Director of Admissions, or 706-769-9372, ext 120.

Lower School Honor Roll Recipients

WCA students in the 3rd through 5th grade who have achieved Honor Roll will be recognized during chapel tomorrow, Thursday, January 28th.

Drop Off Procedure

When you are dropping off your student(s) in the morning, please drive around the traffic circle as far as you can.  Parents stopping in front of the lower school building to unload causes traffic to back up into New High Shoals Road.  The safety patrol is there to help you unload your children, their things and help them into the building when needed.  Your help with this is greatly appreciated!

WCA Student Earns National Swimming Record!

IMG_8470Ryan Wylie (7th grade), swimmer for WCA and Athens Bulldog Swim, achieved the fastest time in the nation for a 12 year old in the 1650 Yard Freestyle Event last weekend at the Clemson Invitational!  His time of 17:08.96 in the mile event broke the Georgia State Record.  Wylie’s time also placed him at 42nd on the USA Swimming All Time Top 100 List.   Congratulations to Ryan on these outstanding achievements!

Lower School Chapel Speakers Needed

Would you or someone from your church be interested in speaking to our lower elementary students during chapel?  Chapel presentations for lower school only need to be 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  Thank  you!

Lower School Fun Friday – Brett’s, Bowling and a Bonus!

On Friday, January 29th, lower school Fun Friday participants will enjoy a “B3″ day! Brett’s yummy food, fun at the Bowling alley and a Bonus trip for ice cream.  Questions? Please contact Kim Costello,

Mock Trial Regional Competition

The courtroom drama begins as Westminster’s Mock Trial team competes this Saturday, January 30th  at the UGA Law School.  The first round begins at 8 am and anyone wishing to attend the first round should plan to arrive by 7:45 am.  Also, please note that spectators are not allowed to wear any clothing that indicates what school they are from.

Westminster 5th Graders Compete in 4-H CPA

On January 19th, WCA 5th graders competed in the 4-H CPA (County Project Achievement) event held at North Oconee High School.  We had 18 students that competed and 13 of them placed and qualified for District Project Achievement (DPA) to be held at Rock Eagle on February 13th.  The CPA was a large event with over 300 Oconee County students competing in 53 categories!  The following students participated/placed at CPA:

1st Place:

  • Lanie Bauer, Scuba
  • Rhema Arnold, Sewing
  • Mark Smith, Shotgun Chokes
  • Mary Emma Norman, Cooking Safety

2nd Place:

  • Ava Howard, Duct Tape Crafts
  • Adeline Jolley, Francis Scott Key
  • Emma Greene, Breed of Dogs
  • Ella Stearns, Wild Horses
  • Thomas McCormack, Shark’s Teeth
  • Buckley Grace Tomlin, Strawberry Shortcakes
  • Thomas Chisolm, Football Helmets

3rd Place:

  • Avery Clark, Crochet
  • Luke Sutton, Basilisk Lizards

Other students competing were Linley Needham – Hair Styles, Liam Middleton – Python Coding, Anna Mae Holeman – Cumberland Island, Sadie Grace Stearns – Market Lambs and Emma Cooke – Nintendo.  Congratulations to all of these students for their hard work and achievements!

Show Your Valentine Some Love

The yearbook staff is selling carnations and lollipops to be delivered to your special someone on Valentines Day.  This is a school-wide Valentines Day celebration!  Orders are due by Friday, February 4th and can be turned in to either upper school office or administrative building.  Please follow this link to access the order form and make somebody happy!


Athletic Events: January 27th – February 3rd

1/28 Varsity Basketball Games vs. Nathanael Greene – 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Throwback Thursday #tbt)
1/29 Girls Premiere Basketball Championship – HOME – 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1/30 State Swim Meet at Cherokee
 2/1 MS Boys Basketball vs. HALO – HOME – 5:30 – 6:30 pm


Save the Date:

  • 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.
  • Math Olympiad for grades 6th – 8th meets bi-weekly in Coach Ediger’s room located in the field house.

Prayer Requests

Brent and Kim Weatherly will be traveling to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX today, Wednesday the 27th.  Brent will be undergoing tests on Thursday and meeting with his doctors and surgeon on Friday.  Please pray for safe travels, good news from the testing, productive meetings with Brent’s physicians and for an overall peace to envelope them.  Also, please keep the children in your prayers during these uncertain times and Kim’s parents who are staying with them.  Your prayer support means more than you know.

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.