NO SCHOOL – March 13, 2015
There is no school Friday, March 13, 2015.  Please be sure to note this on your calendar.  Don’t worry, we will remind you a few more times before it gets here.

FRONT PAGE NEWS

Mock Trial Clinches Second Consecutive District Title
Following a full day of rounds this past Saturday, Westminster’s Legal Lions defended their title and are the District Mock Trial champs for the second year in a row.  The team is now among the top eight schools in the state.  This includes all schools from all divisions.  Westminster will compete for the State title Saturday, March 14. For a full recap of Saturday’s big win, as well as information on our students’ individual awards, click here.

District Champs

Lady Lions End Season as State Runners Up
Westminster’s varsity girls basketball team ended its season as GICAA state runners up Friday, Feb. 27 after a tough battle against reigning state champs Heritage Academy.  The Lady Lions played with all their heart and in the end fell 51-23 to a very talented team. Click here to read more about the game and some final thoughts about the season from Coach Klayman. 

Lady Lions Varsity Basketball State Runners Up. Pictured, basketball team with head coach Keenan Klayman, assistance coach Alex Moore, the Westminster  Cheer Squad and their coach Kim Costello.

Lady Lions Varsity Basketball State Runners Up. Pictured, basketball team with head coach Keenan Klayman, assistance coach Alex Moore, the Westminster Cheer Squad and their coach Kim Costello.

Father Daughter Dance – March 7, 2015
Westminster’s eighth annual Father Daughter Dance promises to be a great night of fun while remaining true to its original intention to serve as a night for fathers to lay the groundwork in terms of how their daughter(s) should expect to be treated by young men when the time comes to date.  Make plans to be part of this wonderful Westminster tradition, Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Registration and other important information can be found here, or picked up in either school office.

Lunch Orders for April – Open March 5-15
Lunch orders for the month of April will be open March 5 until March 15 at midnight..  The menu and calendar for April can be easily accessed at any time, and for all future lunch orders, on the school website under the Community tab.  You can also access the page directly by clicking here.

Walk Through Westminster New Dates
Last month’s Walk Throughs were such a hit, we are excited to host another one for new families to “Walk Through Westminster” with our delightful Director of Admissions Stephanie Atkinson, and gather information about WCA, tour the campus and learn more about the admissions process.  Let your friends know to reserve their spot for Friday, March 20, from 9-11:– a.m. by emailing admissions@wcalions.org

 

Artwork from 24 WCA Students Chosen for OCAF Youth Art Month Exhibit
Congratulations to the 24 Westminster students whose artwork is currently on displya for the county-wide Youth Art Month exhibit at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF).  The exhibit is on display until March 26 and can be viewed during gallery hours 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., every Tuesday – Saturday.  For a full list of students with artwork on display, click here.

Parent Prayer Time
Join fellow friends for prayer each Tuesday morning from 8 – 8:15 in the Lower School art room.  This is a great time to drop in and pray for our school and our children.  For more information, please contact Debbie Vazquez at ogvaz@yahoo.com or 760.936.3409.

PRAISES & PRAYERS

Russell Family
Please be praying for Westminster parent Scott Russell who after being rushed to the hospital Saturday received news from his oncologist that his lung tumor is active again and has grown twice the size. Scott’s wife Kris posted the following on her facebook page, “[The doctors] are thinking now that this is why Scott is in so much pain. They’re going to keep him in the hospital for a few days until we can manage the pain at home.”  As of this morning the Russells are “hopefully optimistic” as they prepare for tomorrow’s appointment with the doctor to determine which treatment the doctor will go with – one of the options Scott had great success with before.

Autry Family
Please keep the Autry family in your prayers. Thursday, Feb. 26, John Autry’s father suffered a heart attack and is undergoing triple bypass surgery today, Wednesday, March 4.

WAYS TO GROW

AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Westminster Christian Academy every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our school.  It’s super easy to use as well.  For details on how to use AmazonSmile, click here.

LOWER SCHOOL NEWS

CHAPEL
Thursday, March 4, 2015, 8:05 a.m. in WCA Gym with guest speaker Mr. Paul Rettew, WCA Director of Music

We are in great need of volunteer Chapel speakers.  If you or anyone you know is willing and available to speak at any chapel, please let Fran know.

Parent Teacher Conference Registration – Now Live
It’s that time of year again, Parent Teacher conferences! At least one parent of each student in grades PK-5th is expected to meet one on one with their child’s teacher during conference time. The third quarter conferences are scheduled to take place Monday, March 23 – Wednesday, March 25.  Please click here to access the third quarter Parent/Teacher registration form, along with instructions for completing it.  The form is interactive, so there is no need to print it or contact your child’s teacher unless you are unable to meet at any of the specified times.  Please read the instructions given at the top of the form for guidelines to request a time not shown.  Sign up by Wednesday, March 18.  Starting Thursday, March 19, the sheet will be locked and in “view only” mode.  Families who have not chosen their desired conference time by the deadline will have a time assigned to them based on the remaining open times.

Lower School Intramural Basketball Champsionship Games and End of Season Celebration
The final matches will take place this Friday, March 6 in the WCA Gym. Following the the intermediate and junior league games, there will be an end of the season celebration!

Fun Friday…on a Thursday
Next Thursday, March 12 is the next Lower School Fun Friday.  It is on Thursday due to Friday being a day off from school.

Chess Club
Lower School Chess Club will meet every Wednesday from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Art room.

UPPER SCHOOL NEWS

CHAPEL Thursday, March 5, 2015 in the WCA Gym at 11:45 a.m.

 

ACTIVITIES

Mock Trial
– Thursday, March 5, – Practice , 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Classroom C-1

Student Council
Meets every Monday, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Mr. Klayman’s room

Chess Club

– Lower School – Wednesdays after school until 3:30 p.m. in Art room with Mr. Armistead
– Upper School – Wednesdays after school until 3:30 p.m. in science lab with Dr. Wentworth