Calendar Highlights & Mark Your Calendars

11/1-17 Yearbook Sales
11/8 Picture Retakes & Winter Sports Picture Day
11/15-18 Y-Club Youth Assembly
11/20-24 Thanksgiving Break
12/1 Grandparents Day – Early Dismissal

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

11/3 HS Basketball AWAY vs. Lanier
 JV Girls – 4 pm, JV Boys – 5 pm
 V Girls – 6 pm, V Boys – 7:30 pm
11/7 MS & V Basketball AWAY @ Bethlehem
MS Girls – 3:30 pm, MS Boys – 4:45 pm
 V Girls – 6 pm, V Boys – 7:30 pm
 11/9  MS & V Basketball HOME vs. St. Joseph’s
MS Girls – 3:30 pm, MS Boys – 4:45 pm
 V Girls – 6 pm, V Boys – 7:30 pm
 11/11 JV Boys Basketball AWAY vs. Chestatee – 11:45 am

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

The Winning Tradition Continues – Varsity  Girls Win XC Championship!

Congratulations to the Lady Lions who won their 3rd straight GICAA varsity cross country championship last Saturday!  This makes the 4th state championship title the Lady Lions have won in the past five years.   The varsity team won by 5 points and had three runners with top ten finishes.  Senior, Rachel Snyder, finished as runner-up, Klaire Lattin (9th) finished 8th and McKenna Sanville (10th) finished 10th.  With this accomplishment, these three runners received All State Honors.  Additionally, WCA’s Varsity boys closed out their season by finishing in 6th place overall with Kyle McCullough (8th) posting a time of 18:43.08 which sets a new school record.  Congratulations to all runners and coaches on another amazing season.

2017 State XC Champions WCA Varsity Girls

2017 State XC Champions WCA Varsity Girls

All State Honors were awarded to McKenna Sanville (10th), Rachel Snyder (12th) and Klaire Lattin (9th) for their top 10 finishes.

All State Honors were awarded to McKenna Sanville (10th place), Rachel Snyder (runner up) and Klaire Lattin (8th place) for their top 10 finishes.

One-Act Team Advances to State

Congratulations to the One Act cast for being Region Runner Up!   The cast performed a “Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare in regional competition on Tuesday.  They gave an amazing performance under the guidance of coaches Sarah Craig and Kelly Cole and will perform again at the state competition on Tuesday, November 7th.  WCA cast member Gracin Wilkins (11th) was recognized as an Outstanding Performer!

2017 One Act Team - GICAA Region Runner Up

2017 One Act Team – GICAA Region Runner Up

One Act team member Gracin Wilkins (11th, pictured on the right) named outstanding performer.

One Act team member Gracin Wilkins (11th, pictured on the right) named outstanding performer.

Operation Christmas Child 2017

Sign Up to Donate Today

Operation-Christmas-Child (1)This Christmas season, Westminster is once again partnering with Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child to demonstrate God’s love to children around the world.   This is a wonderful experience of giving to others for our students.  On packing day, our students will be hand packing and praying over the boxes they are preparing.  By their actions, they are reaching out and touching children around the world with the love of Jesus.

On Friday, November 17th, we will convert a classroom into a holiday workroom where our students will pack and pray over Operation Christmas Child boxes.   This year’s goal is to pack and pray over 300 boxes!  In order to achieve that, we will need the help of many hands!  Will you please help us reach this goal by signing up to donate items for this project? Items may be brought to school any time but ideally by November 15th.  Please follow the link below to sign up for a donation.

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Questions?  Please contact Mary Beth Cole marybeecole@gmail.com or Tiffany Rasmussen trasmussen@wcalions.org.

School Picture Updates & Information

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  • Picture Retake day is on Wednesday, Nov. 8 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  All students who would like a retake should report to the gym immediately after checking in to their homeroom class.
  • Winter sports pictures will be taken on Wednesday, Nov. 8 immediately after school.  The following sports will be included: basketball, premier basketball, swimming, and cheerleading.  Players should bring their HOME jerseys.  Specific picture times for each sport will be communicated by the coaches.

Picture questions?  Contact Tollie Ediger (tediger@wcalions.org).

Your gift makes a difference.  2017 – 2018 Annual Fund

AF 17-18 2The 2017-2018 Annual Fund is well underway and is off to a great start!  Thank you to all who have already participated in this campaign.  Our goal is that every family would participate by either giving a financial gift or by returning the postcards for family and friends. Will you help us reach our goal of 100% participation? Remember that your gift funds important improvements to our campus that are not funded through tuition. This year’s projects include improvements to our fine arts facilities and an upgraded and expanded science lab.

Thank you for prayerfully considering your family’s participation in this year’s campaign.

 

WCA 2017-2018 Yearbooks – The Sale is On

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Capture the memories for your student(s) by ordering WCA’s yearbook for 2017-2018.  The Valor is available for purchase beginning today online only.  Once again, for your convenience, the $70 cost of the yearbook may be paid in full, or purchased with a 3-payment purchase plan.  Please visit Jostens.com, select Westminster Christian Academy and order your child’s yearbook today.  (Please be aware when you selecting our school to select the correct city and state.  There are several schools with the same name.) 

Yearbooks will be available for purchase online only through November 17th.  Questions? Please contact Haley Allen, hallen@wcalions.org.

Want to have your photos considered for the yearbook?  RePlayIt App makes it possible!

Download the app, upload the memories.

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You’ve captured that perfect shot of a WCA event and would love to get it into the hands of the yearbook staff.  Well now, there is an app for that!  Download Josten’s ReplayIt App today and start sharing your favorite WCA snapshots with the people designing this year’s yearbook.  This app is designed to provide an easy way for students, faculty and parents to take photos on our mobile devices and upload them instantly.   Follow the link below to get started:

Josten’s Replayit App

Questions? Please contact Haley Allen, Yearbook Advisor, hallen@wcalions.org.

Eat More Chicken. . . and raise money for WCA

2018 Cow Calendars are here. Get yours today!

cowcalendarcfa cows 2018Once again, Westminster is partnering with Chick-Fil-A to offer their 2018 Cow Calendars for just $9.00 each. This year’s calendar is a 20th anniversary retrospective titled, “Steers of Yesteryear”. Each calendar includes a promotional card that once activated, entitles the bearer to one FREE featured food offer of the month throughout 2018.

Calendars may be purchased from the school office for $9 each payable by cash or check. Questions? Please contact Fran O’Rear, office@wcalions.org or 706-769-9372.

There is a limited supply on hand so act quickly before they’re gone!

A portion of all proceeds goes to benefit WCA.

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 be in prayer for Mark Mills (Nathan (6th), Parker (1st) and wife, Tara Merritt) with regards to the care of his aging parents.  Mark’s parents have chosen to stay at their home in El Valle, Panama, to live out their days instead of coming to the states.  This is a remote region where they will have limited nursing care available to them.  Specifically, please pray that Mark and Tara will have peace and acceptance for God’s plan for his parents and that God would watch over their days in Panama.
  • Thank you for your prayers for Sabrina Garcia (Noah, 11th and Jacob, 9th) and her family.  Sabrina is at home and is getting stronger every day.  There are still long term treatment plans that are as of yet, undetermined.  Please continue to pray for her recovery and her medical team as they make decisions for her future treatments.  We will update you here as we become aware of additional opportunities to bless this family.
  • Anderson Krieger (9th grade) and his family, as he continues his treatment for recurrent leukemia. Anderson will begin his next round of intense chemotherapy this Friday, November 3rd.  Please be in prayer for his protection during this time and for the effectiveness of the medications.  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.