Calendar Highlights & Mark Your Calendars

1/6 WCA Homecoming
Intramural Basketball, 10 – 11:30 am
1/8 ALL School Dawg Day!
1/8-12 Upper School Spirit Week (see below for schedule)
1/9 Delayed Start to School Day – 9 am
Jittery Joe’s Exhibit Artists’ Reception, 7 – 9 pm
1/10 5th Grade Middle School Shadow Day – more information coming soon!
1/11 Admissions Preview Night – 6:30 pm
1/12 5th Grade Parent Coffee & Conversation – 8 am, Library
1/12-31 Re-Enrollment Period
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

1/5 MS & V Basketball HOME vs. Athens Christian
MS Girls – 3:30 pm, MS Boys – 4:45 pm
V Girls – 6 pm, V Boys – 7:30 pm
1/6 JV & V Swim Meet @ Atlanta Girls School
HOMEcoming Basketball vs. Nathaneal Greene
MS Boys – 3 pm, JV Boys – 4:15 pm
V Girls – 5:30 pm, V Boys – 7 pm
1/8 MS Boys Basketball HOME vs. Providence Classical – 4 pm
1/9 JV Basketball HOME vs. Trinity Classical
JV Girls – 6 pm, JV Boys – 7:30 pm

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

WCA Homecoming 2018

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Westminster is excited to start the new year by welcoming our alumni back to campus this Saturday, January 6th!

There will be a reception for the alumni and faculty beginning at 6 pm in classroom C1 and all visiting alumni will be recognized during halftime of the varsity boys game that begins at 7 pm.

Our Lions take on the teams of Nathaneal Greene beginning with the MS Boys at 3 pm, followed by JV Boys @ 4:15, V Girls @ 5:30 and closing our with the V Boys tipping off at 7 pm.

Please join us for this time of fellowship and sportsmanship!

WCA Dawg Day 2018

Show us your UGA colors on Monday, January 8th!

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Monday is not a national holiday but members of the “Dawg Nation” certainly think it ought to be!  So, to help us get ready for the National Championship game Monday night, WCA is going to hold a special Dawg Day 2018.  All upper school and lower school students and faculty and staff are invited to wear your favorite red and black and show your UGA pride on Monday, January 8th.

And nothing personal against the beloved elephants, but . . . . it’s good to be a Georgia Bulldog!

Delayed Start for School Tuesday, January 9th

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Please note that we will have a delayed start to school on Tuesday, January 9th due to Georgia playing in the National Championship game on Monday night. We will have a one hour delay with school starting at 9:00. This is a historic event for our city and want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy this experience with their families.

If the delayed start creates an inconvenience for your family due to your work schedule, please contact your child’s principal so that we can assist you with alternative arrangements.

Upper School Spirit Week

Screen Shot 2018-01-04 at 3.16.02 PMStart the year off in the upper school with some out of the ordinary days next week!

January 8th – 12th will be Spirit Week for students in grades 6  – 12.  Each day has a theme and judges will be roaming to name a “best dressed” every day.  Daily winners will be featured on a spirit dedicated page of the 2017-2018 yearbook.    To print out a flyer for the week, please follow this link: 2018 Spirit Week

Here’s a recap of the days:

spirit weekPlease 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.

 Jittery Joe’s Exhibit Artists’ Reception

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Art and coffee “Lion Style” will be served up on Tuesday January 9th, at the Epps Bridge Jittery Joe’s to celebrate the WCA student art exhibit.  This reception honoring our student artists will be held from 7 until 9 pm.   Jittery Joe’s (Epps Bridge Road location only) will be offering “Lion Lattes” and “Westminster Mochas” for your enjoyment!

Please stop by and enjoy this time of fellowship, good coffee and our students’ wonderful artistic endeavors! Questions? Please contact Jackie Kirsche, jkirsche@wcalions.org.

Congratulations to all students whose artistic talents are on display!

Admissions Preview Night

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Our next admissions preview event is next 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
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There will be time of coffee and conversation for parents of 5th graders on Friday, January 12th beginning at 8 am in the library.  This is an informal opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee together and learn more about the transition from elementary school to middle school.   Questions?  Please contact Ryan Gibadlo, rgibadlo@wcalions.org.

 

 

A Taste of High School – Mark Your Calendars

All WCA eighth grade parents should mark their calendars for Thursday, January 18 for “A Taste of High School.”   This event is an overview of the opportunities for our high school students and dinner will be provided.  The event will begin at 6 pm in the gym and more details will be forwarded in the new year.

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.