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With their win last week over Arlington Christian 46-6, our Lady Lions advance to the GICAA state semi-finals!   OnlineAthens was there for the game Thursday night and published an online photo gallery which you can enjoy by following this link - OnlineAthens WCA vs Arlington Photo Gallery

The girls tip off against Cherokee Christian Friday afternoon at 4 pm at Truett McConnell in Cleveland.  If they advance, the state final game is on Saturday at 3 pm also at Truett McConnell.

Congratulations on continuing your winning ways!  Go Lions!!

 

 

 

 

Learning through Experience Action and Partnerships Week 2019 is right around the corner and course registration opens today! 

Information about the courses being offered has been emailed to families from Mr. Gibadlo last week.  What's next is to register your student!  Registration opens this afternoon at 5 pm.  Please see the following letter for program details and course brochure for course details if needed:

LEAP Week Information

LEAP Week Course Brochure

Questions?  Please contact Ryan Gibadlo, rgibadlo@wcalions.org

 

 

 

Boonli.com is now open for March lunch orders.  The deadline for placing orders is next Wednesday, February 28th at midnight.

  • Go to Boonli.com
  • Click the link to "Register" at the top of the page
  • Enter the password for our school - WCA319
  • Follow prompts to complete your registration.  You will need to complete a profile for each student designating them as either upper school or lower school to ensure that you have access to the correct menu items.
  • Be sure that you complete check-out process and pay.  Orders are not finalized and in our system until payment is made.
Questions?  Please contact Tami Butts, tbutts@wcalions.org or 706-769-9372 ext 115.

 

The seniors are busy completing preparations for their mission trip to the Dominican Republic.  They will be traveling March 22nd - 29th and  will once again working with Lighthouse Projects in the towns surrounding the capital city, Santo Domingo.  One of the activities that is most meaningful for the students and the people they interact with is the ability to give them a gift bag containing items such as snacks, toys, toothbrushes, toothpaste, washcloths and other everyday items.  These encounters give the students an opportunity to pray, one on one, with the person receiving the gift.

In order to fill these gift bags, the seniors need your help.  Please follow the link below to read the complete letter from Tiffany Haymore, Sr. Mission Trip Faculty Advisor, about this mission.   Dominican Republic "Fill a Bag" Donations Letter

Additionally, there is a SignUp Genius available for you to sign up for donations.  All donations are requested to be turned in by Friday, March 1st.  Follow this link - Dominican Republic Donations SignUp - to sign up.

Questions?  Please contact Tiffany Haymore, thaymore@wcalions.org

The volunteer services department at Piedmont Athens Regional is currently accepting applications for their 2019 Teen Volunteer Program.  Students accepted into the program may serve in areas such as Cardio-Pulmonary Diagnostics, Endoscopy, Information Desks, Pink Posy Gift Shop or on floor nursing units. 

Applicants must be 15 years old before June 1st, have a cumulative GPA of a B or higher, be available to work at least 6 weeks and commit to attend an interview and orientation session if selected to participate.  Interested students may request an application packet by calling 706-475-3405.  The deadline for applying is 5 pm on March 4th, 2019.

Questions?  Please contact Kelly Cole, Director of Academics, kcole@wcalions.org.

 

 

Celebrate Reading with Read Across America Day!

The lower school will be celebrating our love of reading on Friday, March 1st with several fun activities. Your children will be invited to dress as their favorite book character (nothing scary, please) for the day and we will have a parade at 11:30 that parents are welcome to attend.

We will also host an Usborne Book Fair in the library with proceeds benefitting the library. Please stop in and check out their unique selection of books for preK-6th graders!

The fair will be open all day Thursday, Feb. 28th and Friday, March1st. Come by anytime, and happy reading!

 

 

With the shift to spring sports, please note that the gym will be locked by 3:00 each day.  Students have been instructed to collect all of their belongings before heading to practice. 

Thank you for your help as we seek to keep our campus secure.

 

Please be aware that the 2019-2020 application deadline for financial aid is coming up on March1st.  If you have any questions about this process, please contact Laura Briscoe, lbriscoe@wcalions.org.

In June of 2020, faculty members Josh Roberts and Michael Hansen will be leading a group of WCA students on a study abroad trip to France and Germany. 

There will be a general interest meeting on Feb. 28th at 6:00PM in Mr. Hansen's classroom.  The trip is open to current 7th - 10th graders (rising high schoolers in summer of 2020) and their families.  Families who are interested but are not technically in this grade bracket are not absolutely excluded from the trip but need to contact Mr. Hansen if they are interested.

If you have questions, please contact Michael Hansen, mhansen@wcalions.org.

 

 

Spring Sports Pictures will take place on Wednesday, February 27 at 2:45 in the gym.  If you would like to pre-order pictures, order forms are available in the office.  Coaches will communicate directly to players about what uniform to bring for photos.

Questions?  Please contact Tollie Ediger, tediger@wcalions.org.

 

All WCA 10th and 11th graders will have the opportunity to take the SAT on our campus on Wednesday, April 23rd.  All you have to do is sign up through Mrs. Cole.  Look for an email from her in the coming weeks.  Please know that this is the only SAT exam that you may sign up for through Westminster. 

Make your plans now to take advantage of the familiar setting and Wednesday test date!

 

 

As we go through our days, please remember to keep the following WCA families in your prayers. Also, please email Tami Butts (tbutts@wcalions.org) with updated and/or new prayer requests.  It is an honor to pray for each other.

  • Please be in continued prayer for Kim Hardwick, WCA teacher, who is undergoing treatment for recurrent melanoma. Thankfully Kim's liver numbers have returned to normal and she is continuing the slow weaning process from the large doses of predinisone she's been taking.  Next week, Kim will meet with her doctor to discuss future treatment plans. Thank you for continue to remember her husband, Steve and their children (Ben - Class of 2018, Anna - 10th, Cary - 7th and Ella - 5th) during this time. Kim has set up a caring bridge site where she can share information about her journey. Caring Bridge for Kim Hardwick
  • Please continue to pray for our art teacher, Jackie Kirsche, as she walks through her cancer journey. Her treatments were very successful. The tumor markers in Jackie's blood work are some of the lowest they’ve ever been and she will not begin any conventional therapy until active changes are seen in tumor markers, which will be checked monthly.
  • Anderson Krieger (9th grade) and his family, as he continues the maintenance phase of his cancer treatment. For the most recent updates and specific prayer needs, please follow Sally on social media.
  • Brent Weatherly and his family as he battles cancer. You can follow his journey and receive specific prayer requests. http://dbw26.wordpress.com.

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