Bake Sale To Benefit St. John Christian Academy Tuition Relief Campaign

December 13, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

23215461_183168265592078_5862527976245996525_oAs part of an ongoing effort to help those still recovering from the hurricanes earlier this year, the WA girls soccer team (WAGS) team is hosting a bake sale for the St. John Christian Academy Tuition Relief Campaign. St. John Christian Academy (SJCA) is a like-minded Christian school where WA teacher and middle school girls soccer coach, Miss Leah Polhemus, used to teach. SJCA was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

So please stop by the clock in front of the Lower School on Friday, December 15, from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Thanks for your support!

Christmas At Coral Ridge—This Friday Night!

December 13, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: ,

Screen Shot 2017-11-09 at 4.32.12 PMRing in this holiday season with Christmas at Coral Ridge on Friday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m. From O Holy Night to White Christmas, this concert is full of holiday favorites for the whole family. The eighty voice Concert Choir, angelic Coral Ridge youth choirs and symphony orchestra, led by Matthew McMurrin, will surround you with the glorious sounds of Christmas. Featured soloists will include the talented Kerrie Roberts and Bernie Gonzalez. This concert event, complete with a live nativity, is at the top of everyone’s Christmas list! Make Christmas at Coral Ridge a part of your Christmas tradition today!

Click here for tickets. Children 18 and under are free, as well as students with a valid student ID.

Southeastern Football Conference All-Conference Players

December 12, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

Lions-HeadCongratulations to the following student-athletes for being recognized by the coaches in our Southeastern Football Conference (SFC) for their talents and efforts this season.

  • 1st Team Linebacker: Billy Bevill (team captain and led our team in tackles)
  • 2nd Team Linebacker: Micah Lewis (second on our team in tackles)
  • Honorable Mention Slot Receiver/Athlete: Donovan Lassiter (led our team in receptions and all-purpose yards)
  • Honorable Mention Defensive Lineman: David Zhu (helped anchor the defensive line)
  • Honorable Mention Defensive Back/Athlete: Jonathan Moulton (led our team in interceptions, interceptions returned for TD’s and TD receptions)
  • All-Academic Team D-Line/O-Line: Aaron Pomeroy (team captain and led our team from both offensives and defensive lines)

And, of course, no individual achievement is accomplished without the support of teammates, families, fans, and coaches! Go Lions!

A Word From Mr. Satterly—December 7, 2017

December 7, 2017 Posted in: Headmaster Messages

Dear WA Community,

South Florida is a unique place to live. Perhaps that is no more evident than during the Christmas season. In some ways, we have to fabricate the trappings, after all, palm trees don’t hold tinsel very well nor does “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” make much sense. While it might be easier to feel like Christmas in colder places like Chicago or Boston, the universal truth of Christmas, “In the beginning was the Word…” is both timeless and universal.

At Westminster Academy, we usher in the Christmas season with lots of decorations around campus including at least six trees, music programs, and various celebrations. Just this week the breezeway was jammed with poinsettias, and we are even holding an ugly Christmas sweater contest as part of a food drive. Before we simply dismiss all of this as typical holiday season fare, consider what we are truly celebrating—Jesus coming to reclaim that which is His. Such an amazing thing!

Perhaps you are like me, struggling with finding appropriate gifts for everyone on your list. (Men, if you need a hint, jewelry is always a good idea!) My mother-in-law was such a good gift giver; she always seemed to know just the right thing to give. Those who have that insight are such a blessing. As you work down your Christmas list, please consider including Westminster Academy. Year-end giving is key to our annual fund which provides tuition assistance and program enhancements. At the top of our Christmas list is funding for the renovation project for the Dr. Kenneth P. Wackes Media Center scheduled for this summer. Please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, for more information.

Grace and Peace,


Joel T. Satterly

WA Alumnus, Paul Atkinson ’17, Named Ivy League Rookie Of The Week!

December 7, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

sfl-westminster-standout-big-paul-atkinson-com-001WA alumnus, Paul Atkinson ’17, was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week contributing heavily to recent wins for the Yale Bulldogs. Read the full article here. While at WA, Paul helped the Lions capture the State Championship in 2017—being named Player of the Game—and State Runner-Up in 2016. Paul was also recognized as First Team, All-County by both the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel. Congratulations Paul!

Athletic Highlights—December 7, 2017

December 7, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

Thursday, November 30

  • MS Boys Basketball (Red): Won 51-33 vs. Somerset Miramar
  • Varsity Ladies’ Soccer: Won 5-0 vs. The King’s Academy
  • Varsity Ladies’ Basketball: Won 57-29 vs. Yeshiva
  • Varsity Men’s Basketball: Won 84-49 vs. Yeshiva

Friday, December 1

  • MS Girls Soccer: Won 2-1 vs. American Heritage
  • MS Boys Soccer: Won 5-0 vs. American Heritage

Saturday, December 2

  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball: Won 35-28 vs. Highlands Christian
  • MS Boys Basketball (Red): Won 48-17 vs. Highlands Christian
  • JV Men’s Basketball: Won 45-36 vs. Highlands Christian

Monday, December 4

  • MS Boys Basketball (Red): Won 40-34 vs. Coral Springs Christian

Tuesday, December 5

  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball: Won 30-21 vs. The King’s Academy
  • MS Boys Soccer: Won 2-0 vs. Highlands Christian
  • Varsity Ladies’ Soccer: Won 4-0 vs. Posnack
  • Varsity Men’s Soccer: Won 5-1 vs. Posnack

Concert Orchestra Masterclass

December 7, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags:

unnamed-1For the past three years, we have had students representatives at the Florida Atlantic University side-by-side orchestral performance (David Hong, Alyssa Babaian, and Olivia Gaus). This auditioned event takes qualified students to perform alongside members of the FAU orchestra which is directed by Dr. Laura Joella. Dr. Joella and Professor Cornelia Brubeck, who leads the cello faculty at FAU, visited the Concert Orchestra for a masterclass. She worked with the orchestra on music that we will perform on their trip to Ireland in the spring.