Calendar Highlights

5/26 Upper School Early Dismissal – 11:15 am
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.

WCA Art in the News – “Scary” Community Project

For their final art project of the year, Westminster’s high school art students completed a community art project.  The students designed and made scarecrows for a local farm, The Pastures of Rose Creek, a fourth generation family farm in Oconee county.  Farmer Will  Powers, raises pastured beef and chickens (eggs) and needed scarecrows to keep the birds out of his sunflower fields, and our students delivered!  Each group of three students decided on an inspiration and then built their scarecrows from scratch.

There is “Esteban” (Hadley Kirsche, Lauren McCullough and Mary Campbell Greene), “Scare (Bear) Grylis” (Jackson Mulkey, Peyton Turner and Rachel Snyder) and “Dr. Butts” (Abigail Snyder, Ana Madrid and Emily Moore).  The scarecrows were delivered to the farm, and the students were able to help Mr. Powers stake them in the fields and have a tour of the farm.  It was a great way to end the school year!

“Early” Early Dismissal on Friday – Don’t forget!

happy summerWe love them, but at 9:30 am on Friday, they’re yours!  Please remember that all students both lower and upper school, will be dismissed after the last final exam and end of the year parties,  Friday morning at 9:30 am.  Happy Summer to all!

 

Last Day of School = Lower School Fun Day!

Happy-Last-Day-of-School-Women-s-T-ShirtsFriday is the last day of school and we will celebrate with an End-of-the-Year party for the entire lower school.  There will be a photo booth,  lots of games and even Kona Ice!  All lower school students are requested to wear their tie-dye shirt on Friday that they made on field day for an all-lower school photo.  Please note, if your student does not were their tie-dye shirt they should wear their school uniform.  Please follow this link for additional details and the complete schedule of events.  Let’s say goodbye to this year with a great party!  Questions, please contact Kim Costello, kimcostello@gmail.com or 706.255.3631.

Summer Reading Lists and Information Packets for 2016–17

PrintThis year, WCA’s Summer Reading Lists and Information Packets for next year will be available online only.  This information will include summer reading lists by grade, 2016-17 dress code,  back to school supply lists and required medical and permission forms.

Currently, the summer reading lists are available online.  Please follow this link to the “Forms & Lists” tab on the website to find the information you need for student(s) summer reading assignments.

As the dress code, supply lists and forms for 2016-17 are updated and available, you will receive an email.

Missing something?

Upper School Lost and Found

Lost and found items will be displayed in the gym through Friday, May 27th.  Please stop by and check for your missing treasures!  Any unclaimed items at the end of the day Friday will be donated.

Kitchen Items

In preparation for this summer’s upper school renovations, all dishes, platters, containers, etc. that have been left after school functions will be on the kitchen counter, available for pick-up, through Friday afternoon.  Again, any unclaimed items at that point will be donated.

WCA Chess Tournament

Westminster lower and middle school students completed their chess tournament this week and the results are as follows:

Middle School:

  • First Place – Lucas Vazquez
  • Second Place – Lexi Farr
  • Third Place – Ryan King

Lower School:

  • First Place – Mark Smith & Catherine McCormack Tied

Congratulations to these students on their achievements and thank you to all who participated!

Open Gym Hours this Summer

open gymThere will be open gym hours this summer for weightlifting and basketball as follows:

  • Beginning June 6th
  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Weightlifting, 9:15 am – 10:30 am – field house weight room
  • Basketball, 10:30 – 11:45 am – upper school gym

This open gym time is available for rising 8th graders – 12th graders.

Summer Art Camp at WCA – Claim your spot!

art camp

There is still space available in Westminster’s 3rd Annual Summer Art Camp in July in the 2nd-3rd grade class.   Classes will be instructed by our own Jackie Kirsche.  Please follow this link for additional information. You may access the registration form here.  The deadline for registration is Friday, May 27th. Please submit completed form and payment to the office. If you have questions, please contact Jackie Kirsche at jkirsche@wcalions.org.

Get your Pom Poms Ready

WCA’s 1st Annual Cheerleading Campclip_art_silhouette_of_a_cheerleader_holding_pom_poms_in_the_air_0071-0901-2000-4513_SMU

It’s not too late – you can still register for this summer’s 1st Annual Cheerleading Camp! If you register by this Friday, the 27th,  your cheerleader will be guaranteed a t-shirt.  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 (if you register before the 27th) and areas of instruction will include cheer, dance, jumps and stunts.  For your convenience, your registration fee may be paid by TADS. 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).

 

Prayer Requests

Westminster student Hodge Rivers (preK) has been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma.  Please pray for Hodge and his parents, Todd and Jennifer, as they are in this time of testing and determining a course of treatment.  Specific prayer requests are for wisdom for the physicians and for Todd and Jennifer, for peace for all as they walk through this diagnosis and treatment, and for God’s protection over them.  You can follow Hodge’s journey at his caring bridge site, caring bridge.com, site name – hodgerivers.   If you are interested in providing a meal for the family, please follow this link to sign up.  If you have questions regarding meals for the Rivers family, please contact Christina Brannan, christinabrannen@gmail.com.

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.