This Week at WCA, March 11th
It's a square dance y'all!
WCA Student Council is hosting a square dance on Friday, March 13th from 6:30 - 8 pm in the upper school gymnasium. Tickets are $5 at the door and all 8th - 12th grade students are invited to attend. All proceeds used to support student council activities such as the upcoming spring formal.
So, grab your favorite cowboy boots and hats and be ready to "boot scootin' boogie"!
OCAF Art Show
March is OCAF's Student Art Month!
Each year, the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation dedicates its gallery space to student art from around the county. All Oconee County public and private schools participate. This exhibit is fantastic every year and students are always very excited to see their work on display, especially in this environment.
There will be a drop-in reception to honor these student artists this Friday, March 13 from 4-6 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please come as you are and spend a few minutes celebrating the artistic talents of our students. We are so proud of each of them!
OCAF is located at 34 School Street in downtown Watkinsville. Gallery hours are 10 am-4 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free, so feel free to come as many times as you'd like! The Student Art Month exhibit will be displayed through the end of March. OCAF is also offering free Family Day Workshops every Saturday of the month. Please visit www.ocaf.com for more information.
Donations for Dominican Deadline
The senior mission trip to the Dominican Republic is quickly approaching! The team is scheduled to leave on March 27th and return on April 4th.
As a part of their work in the DR, the team will go door to door distributing gift bags which provides them the opportunity to visit and pray with local people. In order to make this happen, the team needs donations to fill the bags. Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to bring supplies. If you have not already done so, you may drop items off in the suitcases located in the front hall of the lower school or next to the stage in the upper school gym.
We still have some items that have not been claimed. Please follow the below link if you can donate small toys, pencils, 24 count boxes of crayons, or coloring books. We have extended the collection date to this Friday, March 13th.
Questions? Please contact Tiffany Haymore, firstname.lastname@example.org
WCA Sideline Store Flash Sale
Do you need an unusual size or just want unique WCA spirit wear or fan gear items? Then this is a great time to check our online BSN Sideline Store during the 48-hour flash sale. The sale begins today and ends at midnight tomorrow, March 12th. Use the code "MARCHFLASH" to receive 20% off your purchase. Follow the link below to explore the possibilities:
Spring Musical Planning
As spring is right around the corner, our Lower School is getting ready for this year’s Spring Musical, “The Born Again Identity." The date for the performance is Thursday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. so please mark your calendars for this special performance!
To prepare for the musical, parent volunteers are needed to help design stage decor, props and costumes. If you enjoy painting, finding old, random items, or simply getting together with other parents, we would love your help! Mary Claire Wills, WCA Music Teacher, will be holding meetings for interested volunteers on Monday, March 16, at either 8:00 am or 2:00 pm in the music room. Please come to the time that best fits your schedule! If you cannot come to either time but would like to help, please contact Mary Claire, email@example.com.
As we go through our days, please remember to keep the following WCA families in your prayers. Also, please email Tami Butts (firstname.lastname@example.org) with updated and/or new prayer requests. It is an honor to pray for each other.
- Please be in prayer for the Grace family (Lewis, Amy, Hunter 9th and Trevor 8th) as Amy has been battling breast cancer and is enduring an aggressive treatment regimen. She has completed 17 weeks of chemotherapy with 3 weeks remaining. At the conclusion of her treatments, she will be scheduled for surgery and radiation. Prayers for peace, wisdom, complete healing and restored health are greatly appreciated.
- Please be in prayer for the Kreiger family as they are walking through Anderson's (11th grade) recurrence of leukemia. Anderson has begun the process of undergoing CAR-T cell therapy which engineers his own cells to fight the leukemia cells. While he waits for this process, Anderson will be continuing chemotherapy treatments. Sally (Teacher, 1st Grade) is posting updates and immediate prayer concerns through the Facebook page, Team Anderson. 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 journey. There is tremendous praise this week as Jackie has completed this round of chemotherapy treatments with very positive results! She will be undergoing a full-body scan in the coming weeks and then begin her maintenance program. Please give thanks that this round of treatment worked and pray that her upcoming scan is clear. Thank you for remembering Jackie, her husband Kevin and children Berkley (class of 2013), Sierra (class of 2016) and Hadley (class of 2018) in your prayers.
- Please be in continued prayer for Kim Hardwick, WCA teacher, who has undergone treatment for recurrent melanoma. Specifically, pray for clear results from Kim's next scan which is scheduled for early April. 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.