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This Week at WCA, October 23

October 23, 2019
By Admin

Varsity XC Region Success & State Finals on Saturday

Congratulations to our Varsity Boys on their first place region finish and to our Varsity Girls who finished as region runners-up!  Both teams wrap up their season this Saturday at the GAPPS State Championship Meet held at Middle Georgia State University in Macon.  Go Lions!

Varsity Boys - Region Winners
Varsity Girls - Region Runners-Up


Middle School Academic Day

Yesterday, while most WCA students had a typical school-day, the WCA Middle School Academic Team participated in the GAPPS (Georgia Association of Private and Parochial Schools) regional competition with impressive results! Congratulations to all team members and coaches for representing our school so well!

WCA MS Math Team placed first in the regional competition and advance to the state tournament. Team members L to R:  Isaac Werner, Ellison Townsend, Isabelle Stephens, and Daniel Durling
MS History Bowl team won first in the region and will advance to the state tournament. Team Members L to R:  William Hall, Michael Hall, John Donatelli, Gweny Musgrove and Walker Allen.
Geography Bee team member John Donatelli (second from left) placed in the region and will advance to the state competition. Other team members (not pictured) were Thrasher Wilkins, George Chisholm, William Hall,  Andrew Costello, and Walker Allen.
WCA Spelling Bee team took both first and second places in the region!    Samuel Prabaharn earned first place with Isabelle Stephens coming in second.  Also competing for Westminster was Daniel Durling (not pictured here).  Samuel and Isabelle will advance to the state competition.

Admissions Preview Day on Monday

Westminster is holding our next admissions preview event on Monday, October 28th, beginning at 9 am in the administrative building. 

If you know of families who are interested in learning more about who we are, please help us spread the word!  This is a great opportunity to learn about the unique mission of Westminster, meet our amazing faculty and staff and tour our campus.

For more information, contact Laura Briscoe, Director of Admissions.

Parent Teacher Conferences Next Week

We have completed our first quarter of the school year and that means it's time for parent teacher conferences beginning on Wednesday, October 30th.  Here's what you need to know:

Early Dismissal Day:  In order to facilitate parent teacher conferences, all students will be dismissed early on Wednesday, October 30th. 

  • Lower School - Dismissed at 11:30 am
  • Upper School (MS & HS) - Dismissed at Noon

Lower School:  All Lower School parents (Pre-K through 5th) are expected to meet with their child's teacher at the end of the first quarter. Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 30th and Thursday, October 31st, in order to accommodate all parents.  Follow the link below to sign up for your conference time and please read the instructions carefully at the top of the sign up sheet:

Lower School Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Up

Please note that the sign up will be locked at the end of the day on Monday, October 28th.

Upper School:  Upper school parent teacher conferences are held on an as requested basis.  Faculty members will be available for conferences beginning at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, October 30th.  Below is the upper school conference link.  If there is not a time listed that meets your needs, please If contact the teacher directly via email to schedule your meeting.

Upper School Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Up

Please note that the sign up will be locked at the end of the day on Monday, October 28th.

After School for Early Dismissal:  There will be after school available beginning at 11:30 on Wednesday, October 30th, going through normal pickup time at 5:15.  If your child will be staying for after school, please remember to pack a lunch as there will be no catered lunch that day.

November Lunches is now open for November lunch orders.  The deadline for placing orders is next Wednesday, October 30th, at midnight.

Please note that Brett's "fan favorite" grilled cheese and tomato soup is back in November to enjoy on those chilly days!

If you are new to the WCA community, or if this is your first time placing an order, please follow these steps:

  • Go to
  • 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 -

Winter Sports - Swim & Cheer

Swim Team:

Calling all swimmers!  There will be an organizational meeting for all middle school and high school students interested in being a part of the WCA swim team.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30 pm in the Tech Lab (Administrative Building).


If you have a middle school or high school student interested in being a Lions cheerleader, please contact WCA Cheer Coach, Kim Costello by email - or text - 706.255.3631.


PSAT Exam at WCA

The PSAT will be administered to all 8th through 11th grade students on our campus the morning of Wednesday, October  30th.  Here's what you need to know:

Grades 8-11 - PSAT Testing Information:

  • Test Date is Wednesday, October 30th 
  • Have students at school no later than 7:45am
  • Students will finish by the end of the early release day, 12:00 pm
  • Bring a snack and water 
  • 2 #2 pencils – no mechanical pencils
  • An approved calculator. The one they use at school will be fine if it is the one purchased from the school supply list.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Cole,

Westminster Mock Trial Team

Mock Trial season is here!  We will be reading the new criminal case on Wednesday (Oct 23rd)  in Mrs. Stephens' room (C1) directly after school. Try-outs will be held on Monday (October 28th) after school from 3-5:30.  Any call backs will be on Tuesday directly after school.  All try out material will be given on Wednesday at the read through. If a student wishes to try out but cannot attend the read through, see Mrs. Stephens for materials.

Operation Christmas Child

Hard to believe it is time to talk about Christmas, but here we go!  During the school-day on Friday, November 22, we will have our 4th Annual Shoebox packing day.  Your child will pack a shoebox for a child their age  as we partner with Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child to reach the nations for Christ.  We will convert the library in to a festive packing station.

This year's goal is to pack and pray over 300 boxes! Will you please help us reach this goal by signing up to donate items for this project? We will supply the box, and we would love your help to fill them.  Items may be brought to school any time-- ideally by November 19th.  Follow the link below to sign up for your donation:

Operation Christmas Child Donation Sign Up Genius

Contact WCA Parent Ali Gilliam or Tiffany Rasmussen if you have questions. The children have so much fun packing these boxes! You are welcome to join us! 

Class Pictures Available

If you would like a class picture but missed out on ordering, you have another chance!  There are extra class pictures available for purchase at $14.00 per picture.  Supplies are limited.  Please contact Tollie Ediger if you are interested.


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

  • Please be in prayer for WCA parent, Jeannie Shannon, (Alex - Class of 2018, Abi - 11th and Cole - 3rd) as she is treated for ongoing cardiac issues.  Jeannie has been in and out of the hospital over the past few months dealing with problems related to the electrical system that regulates a steady heartbeat.   She has undergone multiple surgeries and continues to endure complications.  Please pray for her and her family during this uncertain time and her medical team as they work to restore her health. 
  • Please be in continued prayer for Kim Hardwick, WCA teacher, who has undergone treatment for recurrent melanoma.  Following successful treatment, Kim is having scans every three months to verify the absence of disease.  There is much to be thankful for as her most recent scans showed no evidence of disease! 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. Caring Bridge for Kim Hardwick
  • Please continue to pray for our art teacher, Jackie Kirsche, as she walks through her cancer journey.  Jackie's most recent scans showed a recurrence of her disease.  She has begun immunotherapy treatments and will be receiving infusions every 3 weeks for the next couple of months.  The doctors will be closely monitoring her to gauge the success of these new treatments and make adjustments if needed. 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 Brent Weatherly and his family as he battles cancer.  You can follow his journey and receive specific prayer requests by subscribing to his blog -

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

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