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This Week at WCA, January 22, 2019

January 22, 2020
By Admin

Upper School Honor Roll Recipients

MS Honor Roll Recipients
High School Honor Roll Recipients

The Upper School Honor Roll Breakfast was held earlier today to recognize students for their academic achievement during the first semester of the year.

Follow the links below for a list of honor roll students:

The criteria for the Principal's List and the Honor Roll list is as follows:

  • Principal’s List:  Students with a 90 or better in every academic course in the standard curriculum will be placed on the Principal’s List.
  • Honor Roll:   Students with an overall academic average* of 89.5 or better in the standard curriculum and no individual course grade lower than an 80 will be placed on the Honor Roll.

*Academic averages are based on the following courses: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, and Bible.

Congratulations to all honored students!

WCA 5th Graders Compete in 4-H CPA

WCA 5th graders participated in the county-wide 4-H CPA (County Project Achievement) competition and emerged winners! They competed along with  250 5th graders from Oconee county.  All WCA participants are going on to the DPA (district project achievement) on February 15th!  Congratulations to all!

  • Asher Arnold - 3rd place
  • Maggie Ediger - 1st place
  • Domonik Magazin - honorable mention
  • Isaac McClendon - 3rd place
  • Eli Middleton - 2nd place
  • Jake Peacock - 2nd place
  • Morgan Rabon - 1st place
  • Jacob Sepesi - 1st place
  • Suzie Smoak - 2nd place
  • Allie Thaxton - 1st place

Region Quiz Bowl Competition

Congratulations to our high school and middle school quiz bowl teams on their performance in regional competition.  The middle school team finished the day as region champions and the high school team as region runners-up!  Well done Lions!

High School Quiz Bowl Team l to r:  Peyton Deep, Weidener Norris, Lexi Farr, Aron Bauer and Mary Caroline McCormack.
Middle School Quiz Bowl Team l to r; John Nesbit, Isabelle Stephens, John Donatelli, Michael Hall and Walker Allen.

State of the School Address & Re-Enrollment

Head of School, Jared Clark, has published his annual State of the School address.  This short video celebrates a few of the incredible things that God has done and shares important information regarding the future.   Please take a few minutes to watch the video so that you can be an informed partner with the school.  You can view the video by clicking here.

Additionally, the re-enrollment period is underway.  Families who complete their re-enrollment by January 31st will receive discounted re-enrollment fees ($75 per student, $200 maximum per family).   Please complete this quick and simple online process as soon as possible.  Should you have questions regarding the re-enrollment process, please contact Laura Briscoe at lbriscoe @wcalions.org.

Re-Enrollment Winners - Free Lunches!

Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch?  We are pleased to announce the winners of the early re-enrollment contest who will each receive $100 credit to use on Boonli.com for lunches.  To be eligible for the drawing, families had to complete their re-enrollment by Monday, January 20th.  The three families who won free lunches are: the Schupska's (Paden), the Harris' (Caroline and Rebekah), and the Guest's (Gavin.)  Congratulations!

Lost & Found

Water bottles, heavy coats, rain jackets, lunch boxes, textbooks and much more!  The multitude of items left behind by students is on display in the gymnasium.  Please either have your students look through the lost and found items or stop by yourself to find things belonging to your household!  Items will be on display through Friday afternoon at 2:45.  All unclaimed items will be donated.

Field Day Planning

It may seem early, but parent volunteers are busy planning for Field Day 2020.  This year's event is scheduled for Friday, April 24th - so, mark your calendars! 

Many hands are needed to ensure that this day runs smoothly for our student body.  If you can volunteer for this fun in the sun, please contact Elizabeth Clement, ehclement@gmail.com.  Thank you for being forward-thinking and signing up to help!

February Lunch Orders

Boonli.com is now open for February lunch orders.  The deadline will be next Wednesday, January 29th, at midnight.  Here's the how-to for those who may need to know:

  • 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 including profiles for each of your students. 
  • Order lunches for each student. (lunches are ordered by the month in advance)
  • Be sure to go to checkout and pay after you've made your selections.  Your order is not placed until it's paid for!

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Tami Butts -  tbutts@wcalions.org.

High School L E A P Week

We are excited for our third annual LEAP Week and all the great offerings we have this year! LEAP Week (Learning through Experience, Action, and Partnerships) will be March 30th through April 3rd, 2020. 

Kelly Cole, Director of Academics, has sent out an email to parents of students in 9th, 10th and 11th grades with information about getting ready for LEAP week.   Included are program requirements by grade, course descriptions, internship guidelines and sign up instructions.  If you did not receive this information, please contact Mrs. Cole -  kcole@wcalions.org.

Upper School:  Show Your Spirit Next Week!

It's time to start planning outfits for the 2020 Upper School Spirit Week!  Each day of next week - January 27th - 31st - will have a different theme to give students the opportunity to show their spirit while having a good time.

As always, all outfits must follow WCA guidelines for appropriateness and modesty.  Thank you!

Father-Daughter Dance - We Need You!

WCA's annual Father-Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, February 8th in the upper school gymnasium.  The dance is for all Westminster dads and daughters, PreK through 12th.  For this event, the gym is beautifully transformed to honor this special evening.  However, this transformation takes many hands to accomplish.  If you are able to volunteer to help with decorating, craft table, food or takedown, please follow this link to sign up - Father Daughter Dance 2020 Volunteer.Sign Up

Afternoon Car Line Procedures

We need your help to ensure that afternoon pick up goes safely and smoothly.  Please remember the following:

  • Parents should not park in the traffic circle until after 3 pm.
  • Parents should remain in their car at all times while their vehicle is in the traffic circle and not get out of their car.

The strict adherence to these guidelines will help keep our students safe and on their way home without unnecessary delays.  Thank you for your assistance!

Interested in helping Westminster "Adopt-our-Streams"?

WCA has received a generous grant to begin an Adopt-a-Stream program on our campus!  We are excited about this great learning and service opportunity for our students and families.

If you are interested in learning more about the program and ways in which you can participate, please contact Dr. Dayna Fairman , dfairman@wcalions.org.

Thank you for your interest and support as we begin this worthy program at Westminster!

Walton EMC Washington Youth Tour

Walton EMC is sending four local high school sophomores and/or juniors to Atlanta and Washington, D.C., on June 18 – 25, 2020, to see the sights and learn valuable leadership skills. Included are audiences with state and national leaders.

Past tour stops included the White House, Capitol, Smithsonian, National Mall, National Holocaust Museum and various memorials. Social activities include a cruise on the Potomac River and dining at restaurants like the Hard Rock Café.

It’s easy for students to qualify for the tour. Students must:

  • Be a high school sophomore or junior
  • Live or attend a school in Walton EMC’s service area
  • Have a parent’s permission to enter
  • Commit to making the trip on June 13 – 20 if chosen

It’s also easy to enter. Take these steps:

  • Complete and send the necessary forms to Walton EMC by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. Get the forms here.
  • Study the material sent in the mail.
  • Take a written test on Monday, March 2, 2020, covering the study material.
  • The eight contestants scoring the highest on the written test will advance to a short interview.

Judges will choose four winners and two alternates.  Please contact Kelly Cole, kcole@wcalions.org, with any questions.

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 prayer for the Kreiger family as they are walking through Anderson's (11th grade) recurrance of.  He is still in Children's Healthcare of Atlanta receiving initial treatments and waiting for his counts to recover so that he might be able to go home.  His treatment plan includes a bone marrow transplant.  Please be in prayer that the right donor will be available to facilitate Anderson's healing.  Sally (Teacher, 1st Grade) is posting updates and immediate prayer concerns through the Caring Bridge website.  Anyone wishing to support the Kriegers during this time, please contact 1st-grade parent, Heather Watson - sassyheather@gmail.com - who is coordinating efforts.  Additionally, if you would like to support the Krieger's by providing them a meal, please sign up by following this link - Krieger Meal Sign Up.  Thank you for keeping Sally, Jon, Anderson and Ian (WCA Class of 2018) in your prayers. 
  • Please continue to pray for our art teacher, Jackie Kirsche, as she walks through her cancer recurrence.  Jackie is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments and the wonderful news is that recent test results indicate that the treatments are being effective against her cancer.  Specific prayer requests are that these chemotherapy drugs will continue to prove effective against her cancer, that her side effects will be minimized and that her immune system will be protected during this time of year when germs are so easily shared.  Thank you for remembering Jackie, her husband Kevin and children Berkley (class of 2013), Sierra (class of 2016) and Hadley (class of 2018).
  • Please be in continued prayer for Kim Hardwick, WCA teacher, who has undergone treatment for recurrent melanoma.  Kim's December scans showed no sign of disease.  This is a huge praise and answer to prayers!  Thank you for remembering her husband, Steve and their children (Ben - Class of 2018, Anna - 11th, Cary - 8th and Ella - 6th) during this time. Kim has set up a caring bridge site where she can share information about her journey.

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

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