Calendar Highlights

5/23 End of School Bash, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
5/24-27 Upper School Final Exams
5/24-26 Upper School Early Dismissal – 11:15 am
5/24 MS Honors Night, 6:30 pm
5/25 Uniform Consignment Sale
5/26 Baccalaureate, Grace Fellowship, 6:30 pm
5/27 Last Day of School – All School Early Dismissal, 9:30 am
Graduation Ceremonies, Grace Fellowship , 7:00 pm

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

And they’re off!  Seniors Leave for Haiti

IMG_3821WCA seniors and faculty members, Mrs. Tiffany Haymore and Mr. Michael Hansen, departed this morning for their mission trip to Haiti.  They will be returning on Wednesday, the 25th.  Please be in prayer for their safety as they travel and their ministry to the people of Haiti.

 

“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”

1 John 3:17-18

Two WCA Seniors Receive Honors

Elizabeth Autry, Samford University

Sr2016 LizElizabeth Autry has been selected as a Micah Fellow at Samford University.  Micah Fellows is a four-year university fellowship and part of Samford University’s Honor College.  The fellowship curriculum and experience derives from Micah 6:8:  “But what does the Lord require of you?  To do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah Fellows participate in multiple internships with Birmingham service organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish, and Project Homeless Connect.  They also undertake national and international mission trips as a group, and each fellow receives a scholarship to design and fund his or her own summer mission trip following junior year.  Liz is one of 12 Micah Fellows selected from many hundreds of applications received from every state and numerous foreign countries.

Christian Delmarter, Berry College

Sr2016 ChristianChristian Delmarter has been chosen to be a part of the prestigious WinShape College Program.  The students selected receive a scholarship totaling $16,000 for Berry College costs.  The program provides a four year journey of equipping and developing disciples, creating community, and launching leaders at Berry College in Rome, GA.  The program accepts approximately 30 students each year.  Students participate in weekly small groups, receive training in Biblical studies, teamwork, natural and spiritual gifts, all within a Biblical community.  Students also attend a series of multiple day catalytic events throughout the four-year journey that spark excitement and growth for the next steps in the process.  All costs associated with the WinShape College Program training and events are completely covered by the program.

Congratulations to Liz and Christian on their outstanding accomplishments!

The thrill of victory . . . the agony of defeat.

WCA varsity baseball and soccer teams closed out incredible seasons for 2016.  Our student athletes worked hard this season and all three teams – V Baseball, V Girls and Boys Soccer – finished as runners-up in GICAA state finals!  Congratulations to all players and coaches for the terrific seasons.  We enjoyed watching the athleticism of our players and participating in the competition.  We are proud of you!

Last Week of School!

US Final Exams

Next week will be final exam week for WCA upper school students.  Please note the following:

  • Final exams will be administered on Tuesday the 24th through Friday the 27th.
  • Follow this link to access the final exam schedule for the upper school.

Early Dismissal Days

Due to exam week and the last week of school, next week there will be early dismissal days as follows:

  • On exam days, Tuesday – Thursday, all Upper School students will be dismissed at 11:15 am.
  • All students, both Upper and Lower School will be dismissed at 9:30 am on the last day of school, Friday the 27th.

Thank you for helping us make this last week of school a success!

Middle School Honors Night

Middle School Honors Night will be held Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm.  Invitations will be emailed to the middle school parents of award recipients by end of the day, Thursday, May 19th. If you receive an invitation, please make every effort to attend. This event is the high point of our academic recognition for the year.  In addition to some of our more prestigious awards such as the Winston Churchill Award for Classical Studies, Duke Talent Search, Capstone Recognition for Outstanding Performance, and the Veritas Award, each teacher will recognize the students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in his/her respective classes.  This is not merely a different version of an Honor Roll Breakfast, it is a very special evening.  If you have any questions, please contact Tollie Ediger. (tediger@wcalions.org)

End of the School Year Bash – New Date, Monday the 23rd

Re-scheduled from Friday to Monday due to rainy forecast.

end-of-school-bash-copy-1Come celebrate the end of the school year with our WCA family at the end of the year bash this Monday, May 23rd.  The food and fun will be held at the field house pavilion from 5 – 7 pm.  Westminster will provide chicken, dessert and drinks.  Each family is asked to bring their favorite side dish to share, along with chairs or a blanket for seating.  This is a wonderful time to celebrate another great school year together.  Look forward to seeing you there!

Uniform Consignment Sale

& collection of well loved, outgrown or discontinued uniform items

There will be a uniform consignment event for all current and new Westminster families on Wednesday, May 25th. The consignment sale tent will be located near the traffic circle and open from 7:30 am until 2:30 pm. All sales will be CASH only.

If you would like to participate as a seller, please follow this link to complete a sellers agreement and for information about preparing items for the sale.  Labels for sellers may be accessed herePlease know that burgundy items will not be accepted for resale because that color is being discontinued for next year.

Additionally,  if you have uniform items and/or WCA spirit wear items that are not eligible for the consignment sale or that you would just like to pass along, we will take them off your hands!  Please bring any items you would like to donate to the  drop-off scheduled for Tuesday, May 24th in the lower school hallway.  All donated items will be sorted and made available to families that need them.

Summer Art Camp

Westminster will be hosting their 3rd Annual Summer Art Camp in July. Classes will be instructed by our own Jackie Kirsche and there will be a camp offered for rising 2nd – 3rd graders and for rising 4th – 6th graders. Please follow this link for additional information. You may access the registration form here. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 20th. Please submit completed form and payment to the office. If you have questions, please contact Jackie Kirsche at jkirsche@wcalions.org.

Cheerleading Camp News

This summer, WCA will be holding their 1st Annual Cheerleading Camp! The camp will be held on Friday, June 3rd from 9 am – 3 pm*. The cost is $40 and registration is open for ages 4 and up. Registration fee includes lunch and a t-shirt and areas of instruction will include cheer, dance, jumps and stunts. Deadline for registration is Friday, May 27th and your registration fee may be paid by TADS for your convenience. You can access the registration form here and the flyer by following this link.  If you have any questions, please contact Kim Costello, (kcostello@wcalions.org).

*Please note that the flyer distributed initially gave the incorrect date for the camp. Camp will be held Friday, June 3rd.

Learner’s Permit & Driver’s License this summer? Let us know.

If you have a student that will be testing to receive either a learner’s permit or driver’s license over the summer break, there are documents that you will need from WCA.

  • Learner’s Permit: Certificate of Enrollment
  • Driver’s License: Certificate of Enrollment & ADAP Certificate (Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program)

The Certificate of Enrollment expires after 30 days. The ADAP certificate has no expiration. If you would like copies of either of these documents prior to the end of school, please contact Tollie Ediger (tediger@wcalions.org). If you will not need these items until later in the summer, please contact Mrs. Ediger at least one week prior to the time you will need them. Thank you!

Prayer Requests

Senior mission trip to Haiti May 18th – 25th.

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. You can get updates and prayer requests by visiting Amy’s blog at caringbridge.org.

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