Calendar Highlights & Mark Your Calendars

1/10-31 Re-Enrollment Period
1/10-12 Upper School Spirit Week (see below for schedule)
1/11 Admissions Preview Night – 6:30 pm
1/12 5th Grade Parent Coffee & Conversation – 8 am, Library
1/15 Martin Luther King Holiday – School Closed
1/16 MS & HS Quiz Bowl Regional Competition
1/17 Upper School (MS & HS) Honor Roll Breakfast – invitations emailed by 1/12
1/18 A Taste of High School – 8th Grade Parents, 6 pm
1/27 Mock Trial Regional Competition

Please note this is not an all-inclusive school calendar. Always check the Google Calendar for additional events, updates and detailed information.

Athletic Calendar Highlights

1/12 MS & V Basketball HOME vs. Peachtree Academy
MS Girls – 4 pm, MS Boys – 5 pm
V Girls – 6 pm, V Boys – 7:30 pm
1/13 JV & V Swim Meet @ TKA
IM Basketball – 10 am
1/16 MS & JV Boys Basketball HOME vs. HALO
MS Boys – 5 pm, JV Boys – 6 pm

Please note this is not an all-inclusive athletic calendar. Always check the Google Calendar for additional events, updates and detailed information.

Spirit Week 2018 – What will we see next?

Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 10.28.11 AMSo far this week on campus we’ve been seeing red and black and some unusual characters such as Martin Luther and Bob Ross, not to mention twins that nature did not intend!  And now, the fun continues with only two days left in the upper school Spirit Week.

Thursday – Old & Young Day

Friday – Blue & Gold Day

Daily winners are being chosen and will be featured on a spirit dedicated page of the 2017-2018 yearbook.

Please remember that all chosen clothing needs to follow WCA guidelines for modesty. Any student dressed inappropriately will be asked to call home for a normal school uniform for the remainder of the day.

Admissions Preview Night

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Our next admissions preview event is tomorrow evening, Thursday, January 11th, beginning at 6:30 pm in the administrative building.

If you know families that are interested in learning more about the exciting things happening at our school, please help us spread the word about this event. This is an excellent opportunity to meet members of our administrative team, tour the campus and hear from current students and families.   Don’t forget about our referral program where you will receive $300 for every family you refer that enrolls at WCA!

Questions?  Please contact Laura Briscoe, lbriscoe@wcalions.org or 706-769-9372, ext 120.

Coffee and Conversation for 5th Grade Parents

cncThis Friday, January 12th, get your day started by sharing a cup of coffee with your fellow 5th grade parents.  Beginning at 8 am in the library, there will be a time of coffee and conversation for parents of students headed to middle school next year.  This is an informal opportunity to enjoy a time of fellowship together and learn more about the transition from lower school to upper school.

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

Re-Enrollment Period Now Open for 2018-2019

Re-EnrollmentCurrent Westminster families are now invited to secure placement for the 2018-2019 school year by completing the re-enrollment process.  You should have received an email from Laura Briscoe, Director of Admissions, with instructions for completing your online re-enrollment but if not, that information can be accessed by following this link.

Things to know about re-enrollment:

  • The regular re-enrollment fees are $175 per student ($450 maximum per family). Families completing the online re-enrollment packet before January 31, 2018 will receive discounted re-enrollment fees of $75 per student ($200 maximum per family).
  • Enrollment will open to new families on February 1, 2018 and seats in each class will be filled as space allows.
  • Instructions for completing your re-enrollment for the 2018-19 school year may be accessed by following this link.
  • The online process should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
  • If your family is not planning to re-enroll, please follow the steps above and simply click “will not enroll”.
  • If you plan to apply for financial aid through FACTS, please do so now as the deadline is March 1, 2018.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact Laura Briscoe at 706-769-9372 or lbriscoe@wcalions.org.

As always, we are so thankful for the confidence and support that you, the WCA families, have demonstrated in our school.  Please join us as we pray for our returning families and the new families that will be brought to our community.

A Taste of High School for 8th Grade Parents

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All WCA eighth grade parents are invited to attend “A Taste of High School” on Thursday, January 18th.  This event is an overview of the opportunities for our high school students and dinner will be provided and delightfully served by WCA student “wait staff”.  The event will begin at 6 pm in the gym and more details will be forwarded to parents.

If you have questions, please contact Ryan Gibadlo, rgibadlo@wcalions.org.

Upper School Honor Roll Breakfast

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On Wednesday, January 17, there will be a breakfast to honor and recognize upper school students for their academic achievement.   Parents are invited to attend and an invitation with food sign-up will be emailed by the end of the week.  The breakfast will be held from 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. in the gym.  Contact Tollie Ediger (tediger@wcalions.org) with questions.  Please see High School Honors List January 2018 or Middle School Honors List January 2018 for a list of Principal’s List and Honor Roll recipients.  

According to the student handbook, the qualifications for Honor Roll are as follows:

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.  Students with a 90 or better in every academic course in the standard curriculum will be placed on the Principal’s List.  Academic averages are based on the following courses:  English, math, science, social studies, foreign language, and Bible.

Questions?  Please contact Tollie Ediger (tediger@wcalions.org).

It’s time to turn in your BoxTops

BoxTopsShop, clip and turn them in by Friday, February 23rd – this semester’s deadline.   So, before you throw that container in the recycling bin, check it for the pink “BoxTops” rectangle and clip it!  Every BoxTop clipped is worth 10 cents for our school.

The lower school classroom that collects the most BoxTops earns a Casual Friday.  So, help our school earn money and your child earn a blue jean day!  Please turn your BoxTops in to your lower school classroom teacher or in the school office.

Prayer Requests

As we go through our days, please remember the 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 continue to pray for Sabrina Garcia (Noah, 11th and Jacob, 9th) and her family.  Pray for her continued strengthening and her medical team as they make decisions for her future treatments.
  • Anderson Krieger (9th grade) and his family, as he continues his treatment for recurrent leukemia and moves into the maintenance phase of his treatment.  For the most recent updates and specific prayer needs, please follow Sally on social media.
  • Brent Weatherly and his family. 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.