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Save The Date — 2017 Christmas Boutique And Craft Market

September 26, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

The Westminster Academy Parent Teacher Fellowship invites you to attend our largest fundraiser, the 38th Annual Christmas Boutique & Craft Market on Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4. Over 90 local artists, crafters, and retail vendors share their high-quality, handcrafted and non-handcrafted gifts, unique home and holiday décor, jewelry, woodworking, clothing and other specialty items.  Enjoy the spectacular Bakery & Candy Shoppe and visit the Kid’s Korner which features our youngest entrepreneurs promoting their personal skills, products, services or crafts.

Admission is $5, and children are free. Complimentary parking.

Dates:

  • Friday, November 3, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 4, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:

Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
Kennedy Fellowship Hall
5555 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308

Interested vendors or Kid’s Korner particpants, please visit wa.edu/boutique.  For questions, please contact Lisa Hibler or Melissa Scasserra at christmasboutique@wa.edu or 754.444.1607.

A Word From Mr. Satterly—September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017 Posted in: Headmaster Messages

Dear WA Community,

Over the past week, one significant change I’ve noticed is how people in south Florida greet one another. “Hi, how’s it going?” has been replaced with “Do you have power?” Even as we restart school at Westminster Academy, another hurricane churns its way through our Caribbean neighbors. I am very encouraged by the manner in which students, faculty, and parents have jumped back into school. It is good to see how everyone has embraced getting back to work and to re-engage learning. As we long to get back to a sense of normalcy, adjustments and flexibility will be the order of the day as we look to recover instructional time and to resolve displaced events. We anticipate announcing revisions to the school calendar on Friday.

The resolution of Irma-related issues also affords us the opportunity to consider ways to serve our community—locally, regionally, and internationally. We are working with Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church to explore potential partnerships for student service projects related to both Irma and Maria. Also, we are talking with our school organizations such as Christian Schools of Florida to consider how we can help.

Grace and Peace,

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Joel T. Satterly
Headmaster

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WA Wins Sunshine Cup All-Sports Award!

September 21, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , , ,

fhsaav1_logoStellar performances by WA’s athletic program in the 2016–2017 school year have led to a first-place finish in the Boys Division of the Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Award presented by the Florida High School Athletic Association! State Championships won by Varsity Boys Cross Country, Basketball, and Track & Field sealed the lead by an overwhelming margin. Points are awarded to the 707 member high schools based on finishes in the FHSAA State Series competitions.

We will be celebrating this athletic achievement in a special assembly next Thursday, September 28, at 2:30 p.m. in the WA gymnasium. Parents are invited to attend.

Go Lions!

Athletic Hall of Honor Ceremony At Homecoming

September 21, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

The Westminster Academy Alumni Association will hold an induction ceremony for the Athletic Hall of Honor prior to the Homecoming game at the Alumni Tailgate presented by Hayes Locums on Friday, October 6.

The Westminster Academy Athletic Hall of Honor exists to honor the men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the WA Athletic program. Since 1971, the mighty Lions have been blessed by a distinguished athletic legacy, and we want to recognize and honor our exceptional alumni, coaches, and contributors who were instrumental in the success of our athletic program. Plaques for each inductee are displayed in the Athletic Hall of Honor located on the east campus, near the Admissions Office. As a way to continue to promote the mission of WA and to inspire excellence in athletics and the overall educational journey of our students, we want to celebrate our nominees for their demonstration of discipline, sacrifice, perseverance, cooperation, and commitment in athletics for God’s glory at WA.

2017 Inductees:

Athletes:

  • John Bona ’97
  • Jimmy Bishop ’00
  • Steel Lafferty ’10
  • Caroline Israels ’13

Coaches:

  • Coach Denise Israels—Soccer, Swimming, Water Polo, 1997–Present

Teams:

  • 2002 Basketball Team—State Champions

Save The Date—Auction Planning Meeting

September 21, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

Please join us on Tuesday, October 10, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. in the Lower School Media Center for an auction planning meeting. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. This year’s annual dinner auction, Adventure Awaits, will be held on Friday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall.

This is the largest fundraising event of the year, so please get involved! Please click here to RSVP for the planning meeting. If you are not able to attend, but would still like to help please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at hajduks@wa.edu or 954.771.4615, ext. 2504.

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Athletic Highlights

September 20, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , , , ,
Thursday, August 31
  • MS Volleyball (Red): Won 2-0 vs. Sheridan Hills
  • Varsity Volleyball: Won 3-0 vs. FAU High School
Saturday, September 2
  • Varsity Cross Country: Jasmine Hincapie placed 2nd, and Saahr Edouard placed 10th at the Estero DDD Invitational

Tuesday, September 5

  • MS Football: Won 26-6 vs. The Benjamin School
  • MS Volleyball (Red): Won 2-0 vs. Somerset Miramar
Monday, September 18
  • MS Volleyball (Blue): Won 2-0 vs. Saint Marks
Tuesday, September 19
  • MS Volleyball (Blue): Won 2-0 vs. Boca Christian
  • MS Football: Won 14-8 vs. North Broward Prep

 

Ladies Lunchbox

September 20, 2017 Posted in: Spiritual Life Tags: , ,

Moms, join us one hour a week as we connect in God’s word. Ladies Lunchbox will meet Mondays from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the DeVos Chapel at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. This time of fellowship is designed for busy women to take a break during their lunch hour to nourish their souls. Please bring your lunch or eat later (sorry, no food provided).

We will be keeping this to one hour and we pray you join us and invite other ladies to attend as well! No homework, just come and connect with other moms, hear God’s Word, get inspired, and pray for one another. This gathering is a ministry of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and led by Heather Moraitis, Blair Critch, and Sarah Hajduk.