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This Week at WCA November 6th

November 06, 2019
By Admin

MS Academic Lions Success!

Our middle school academic team competed at the GAPPS state level this past Saturday with outstanding results.  Spelling team member Samuel Prabaharan won first place and Isabelle Stephens claimed 3rd.  The Math Team finished the day in first place.  Congratulations to all students and faculty sponsors who represented our school so well!

WCA's Samuel Prabaharan with his first place trophy in the MS State Spelling Bee.
First Place MS Math Team:  Ellison Townsend, Isabelle Stephens, Daniel Durling and Issac Warner.

2019 One Act

The WCA One Act Team competed at the regional level last week and despite a brilliant performance, they finished just short of advancing to state.  Congratulations to all team members for representing our school so well and to James Stephen Tomlin on receiving an outstanding performance award.  The team is planning a community performance in the coming weeks so watch for details coming soon!

WCA One Act Team
JT Tomlin, Outstanding Performance
One Act team members Promise Arnold, Lexi Farr and Emma Cooke.
One Act team members Izalou Morecraft, Isabelle Stephens and Lane Mulkey.


Blue Gold Scrimmage This Friday

Dinner and sports?  They definitely go together! 

Join us this Friday, November 8th, as WCA holds our inaugural Blue Gold Scrimmage pitting Lion against Lion! Help us kick off the basketball season and get an early look at our MS, JV and V teams.   The scrimmages start at 4 pm.

The concession stand will be open offering pizza and other food items for your convenience and enjoyment.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Connection Cafe - Friday, November 15th

"How to Effectively Parent in the Year 2019 - Leading Generation Z to become all that God desires for them to be." 

Join us for WCA's next Connection Café on Friday, November 15 at 7:50 am in the Administration Building.  Head of School, Jared Clark, will share with you some of the latest research regarding Generation Z (students born between 2001-2018) and how we can effectively parent this generation of students. 

L & F This Week

It's time to clean out the lost and found bins!  Items will be displayed in the gym through the end of the school day on Friday, November 8th.  Please stop by and see if anything needs to go home with you.  As always, all unclaimed items will be donated.  Thank you for your help with this effort!

Middle School Quiz Bowl

This week we're looking for middle school students who know the answers to all random questions!  If you have a middle schooler who is interested in participating in Quiz Bowl or would like to learn more, he/she should signup.  The signup list is on the bulletin board in the gym.  Questions?  Contact Tollie Ediger ( or Mike Ediger (

New Testing Day - 8th & 9th PSAT

WCA 8th and 9th grade students will be taking the PSAT on Friday the 15th of November.  Here's what you need to know:

  • Students should arrive at school by 7:45 am.
  • Regular test-takers will be finished by 11:30 and will be dismissed to go home at that time. 
  • Extended time test takers should be done around noon and may leave at that time. 
  • Students will need to bring #2 pencils and an approved calculator. 

Please contact Kelly Cole,, if you have any questions.

Seniors "To Do" Item

Class of 2020 this one's for you!  Cap & Gown and Graduation Announcement orders are due by Wednesday, Nov. 13th.  Stop by the gym at 10:45 a.m. on that day to place your order. 

Questions?  Contact Tollie Ediger (

Class of 2020?   2021?   2022?  2023?

Any high school student interested in purchasing a class ring should check out the website  Search for Westminster Christian Academy to see the many options that are available. 

Questions?  Contact Tollie Ediger (


Taste of High School for Parents of 8th Graders

Our first Taste of High School event, for parents of current 8th graders, is scheduled for Thursday, November 21st,  from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the Tech Lab.  Breakfast will be served. 

If you can't make it to this one, there are two more opportunities -- Thursday, Dec. 12 from 11:30-12:30 (lunch included) and Friday, Jan. 10 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. (breakfast included).  Use the following link to sign up for the time that best suits you.

Taste of High School Sign Up

Questions?  Contact Tollie Ediger (

Operation Christmas Child

Have you signed up yet to donate items for this year's Operation Christmas Child Boxing Day?  WCA lower school students will be packing boxes during the school day on Friday, November 22nd.  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 into a festive packing station.

This year's goal is to pack and pray over 300 boxes! Will you help us reach this goal by signing up to donate items for this project?  We will supply the box, but we need 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! 

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 in September 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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