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National Honor Society Blood Drive

December 6, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: ,

logoFriday, December 8, Westminster Academy’s National Honor Society will be hosting a blood drive through OneBlood. Students, faculty, parents, and friends, please consider donating blood or platelets from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Platelets cannot be stored for more than 24 hours so donations are continually needed. Donors will receive a fleece blanket and a wellness checkup including pulse, temperature, blood pressure, iron count, and cholesterol screening.

Westminster Academy’s National Honor Society is thankful to be able to help save lives by partnering with OneBlood.

Ways To Support WA While You Shop

December 6, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

Did you know you can support Westminster Academy every time you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you? When you shoScreen Shot 2017-11-29 at 3.12.59 PMp at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same low prices, selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to WA. Click here to support WA while you shop on Amazon. Be sure to type CRPC dba Westminster Academy to find our school.

Also, our annual dinner auction is coming up on March 2 but you can help us now by acquiring items. Simply click here to download the forms and the next time you are out Christmas shopping, patronizing a restaurant or other local business, ask them to consider supporting our school. This is the largest fundraising event of the year, so please get involved! Proceeds from the auction will be used for the renovation of the Dr. Kenneth P. Wackes Media Center which will benefit all students at WA.

For more information about how you can support WA, please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at hajduks@wa.edu or 954.771.4615, ext. 2504.

Fourth & Fifth Grade Spelling Bee

December 6, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags:

Screen Shot 2017-12-06 at 9.41.10 AMTuesday, December 5, 2017, the Lower School held the annual Scripps/Miami Herald 4th and 5th-grade spelling bee. The students were well-prepared and excited to show their spelling expertise. After 12 rounds of intense competition, Camilla Zayas-Cruz (4th Grade) won the spelling bee. Camilla will go on to represent Westminster Academy in the Miami Herald/Scripps National Spelling Bee for Broward County in March. Words that were spelled correctly and led to the final round were: “paralysis,” “fluorescent,” and “ricochet.” Emma Rosetti (5th Grade) came in second place, and Stefen Cammarata (5th Grade) won third place.

Christmas At Coral Ridge—Sounds Of The Season

December 6, 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.

6th Annual BBI Sporting Clay Tournament Recap

December 5, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: ,

24254988_1891149597591868_1213233972053518791_oThe 6th Annual BBI Sporting Clay Tournament was held on December 1. It was a beautiful day at Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee! We enjoyed a hearty breakfast before the tournament began and the competition kicked off shortly after. Eleven teams, including WA students and alumni, came out to enjoy a competitive day on the range in support of Westminster Academy. The day ended with a delicious barbecue lunch and awards’ presentation to our winning teams and top shooters. This year’s tournament grossed over $24,000 for the financial assistance fund.

Click here to view pictures of the event.

We would like to thank BBI, our Title Sponsor, as well as additional sponsors, Florida Nautical Surveyors, Dry Concepts, Mark Allsworth, Esq., Southern Painting, Palm Express, the Boeri Family and Action Firearms.

Congratulations to our Top Shooters and Teams:

  • Top Shooters: 1st Place – Mike Hajduk, 2nd Place – Pietro Boeri, 3rd Place – Pat Grant
  • Top Student Shooter: Mark Charmes
  • 1st Place Team: Mike Hajduk, Pietro Boeri, Domingo Delgado, and Domingo Delgado, Jr.
  • 2nd Place Team: Jim Welch, Jack Friedrich, Charlie Isiminger, and St. George Guardabassi

A Word From Mr. Satterly—November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017 Posted in: Headmaster Messages

Dear WA Community,

For many years, a debate has raged among the most learned—“Which is the superior holiday, Christmas or Thanksgiving?” A truly profound question with no simple answer. For example, Christmas does feature the incarnation of the living God or as John puts it… “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” On the other hand, it includes frenzied shopping, the most current toy rage, corny movies, and weird fruitcake. Thanksgiving, however, features deep-fried turkey (which any Southerner recognizes is the best way to cook anything), a seemingly endless supply of desert, and a sugar-induced semi-coma with bad football on in the background. Thanksgiving has, it seems, given birth to another national holiday—Black Friday along with its new sibling, Cyber-Monday.

For the record, I have always come down on the side of Thanksgiving—which may be reflective of my underappreciation of the reality of the gospel while overvaluing the temporal satisfaction linked with a satiated palate. Yet I work with a bunch that is clearly on the Yuletide side of the equation as evidenced by the presence of a fresh Christmas tree in our office upon return from last week’s break.

After enduring the ebb and flow of this debate for many years, I submit the answer is BOTH. Perhaps we should consider these two holidays in tandem—the bookends to a season. Thanksgiving harkens us to reflect upon the many blessings bestowed upon us by our Heavenly Father, to consider the events of the past year with an eye toward God’s faithfulness. Christmas affords us the opportunity to celebrate the specific event that changed human history forever—Christ’s birth. As a people and as a community, we have much to celebrate for God is indeed good and His love endures forever.

Grace and Peace,

Joel-Signature

Joel T. Satterly
Headmaster

November Stewardship And Development Update

November 30, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , , , ,

In the next week, you will receive our calendar year-end newsletter in the mail highlighting the accomplishments of our students and recognizing those who have made a contribution to our school. Our two primary fundraising goals this year are raising $350,000 for tuition assistance and raising an additional $500,000 for the renovation of the Dr. Kenneth P. Wackes Media Center.

As of November 29, our total giving for this year is $191,375 with $87,000 designated for tuition assistance. Our fundraising theme for the 2017-18 school year is “All In”, and we hope you will consider joining with us by pledging or giving a year-end donation in December to help us meet our goals.

To make a donation or set up a pledge/recurring gift, please visit wa.edu/donate or mail a check to our school address. Please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at hajduks@wa.edu or 954.771.4615, ext. 2504 for more information about how you can support WA. Thank you for supporting Westminster Academy this school year with your prayers, time, and financial gifts!