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Dear WA Community,The end of the calendar year affords us a wonderful time to reflect. So, it is no accident that our semi-annual publication of The Lions’ Tale is hitting mailboxes at this time of year. If you did not receive yours, please contact my office so we can send you one.Our December 2018 edition highlights examples of each of the elements of A Portrait of a Graduate. Our mission has lifetime implications, many of which come to fruition after Commencement. Yet, here we see a picture of how our mission is being fulfilled by our students in just these past...

Fifteen members of our High School Robotics Team, Shark Attack, had the opportunity to visit the United Technologies Corporation Center for Intelligent Buildings. UTC is one the team’s primary sponsors while also providing mentors for the team.The UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings is a state-of-the-art innovation and technology experience center. With modern and connected workspace for 500 employees, it’s an environmentally sustainable building designed to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Platinum standards. Each window (more than 3,000) has its’ own IP address which varies light admittance in accordance with an adaptive algorithm. That technology assists in maintaining indoor air...

As the basketball season builds, our Men’s Varsity Basketball Team faced a tough week of competition last week and came through it 3–0. Here’s the recap of three great games on our campus.On Tuesday, December 4, WA hosted Calvary Christian Academy. The Lions have won six out of the last seven match-ups against the CCA Eagles. Senior Chase Johnston led the Lions. He finished with a game-high 16 points while Stephan Swenson had 11 points and five assists, Sam Griffin with 11 points, and Tony Atkinson with nine rebounds. The WA Lions won 52 to 48. On Friday, December 7, WA...

This special time of the year is full of Christmas programs and parties celebrating the birth of our Savior. As you consider God’s gracious gift to us and look to give in return, please consider a year-end gift to WA. The distinctive qualities that a Christian, private school education provides require both tuition and charitable donations. Our Annual Fund serves to invest in people, strengthen programs, and enhance places on our campuses. This year’s goal is $550,000. One of the ways we invest in people is providing tuition assistance. Less than eight percent of students in America have the opportunity to receive a...

WA joined in on the largest learning event in history last week—the Hour of Code. This event takes place during Computer Science Education Week and encourages more than 100 million students worldwide to try coding. At WA, our students are not just trying—many are doing it every week. All PK4, kindergarten, and first-grade classes participated on Kodable.com. They used code to complete a maze challenge. In the last level, they created their own maze and solved it.Meanwhile, third, fourth, and fifth-grade students worked on Code.org and created their own dance party. They shared it with their classmates and even had...