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Lessons & Carols—Next Tuesday, December 5!

November 30, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: , , , ,

Screen Shot 2017-11-16 at 10.10.31 AMThe Westminster Academy High School Concert Band, Concert Orchestra, and Choirs will be present a special Christmas program, “Lessons & Carols,” on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.

The program is based on “A Festival of Lessons and Carols” first held on Christmas Eve in 1918 at King’s College in England.

Over the years the order service has been adapted and presented by many schools and churches around the world. The combination of great Christmas music, traditional carols, and Christmas lessons have been an inspiration millions.

Please save the date and plan to attend our adaptation of the original “Festival of Lessons and Carols” at Westminster Academy. Admission is free.

Athletic Highlights—November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,
Friday, November 17
  • Varsity Ladies’ Basketball: Won 60-4 vs. Key West High School
Saturday, November 18
  • Varsity Ladies’ Basketball: Won 56-21 vs. Marathon High School
Friday, November 24
  • Varsity Men’s Basketball: Won 73-60 vs. Boca High School
Tuesday, November 28
  • Varsity Men’s Basketball: Won 72-69 vs. North Miami High School
  • Varsity Men’s Soccer: Won 5-0 vs. Ben Gamla
Wednesday, November 29
  • Varsity Ladies’ Basketball: Won 57-33 vs. Pine Crest

 

Junior Class Car Wash—December 2

November 30, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags:

Support the Junior Class as they raise money for the Junior/Senior Banquet. The class will be holding a car wash on Saturday, December 2, from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the lower school pick up line driveway. A $5 minimum donation is requested.

Inaugural International Thespian Society Induction

November 29, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags:

itsWestminster Academy now has an official troupe in the International Thespian Society with 18 members and growing! The International Thespian Society is an honor society that recognizes, encourages, and rewards students for work in all aspects of theatre. ITS is a division of the Educational Theatre Association and has over 2.3 million student members. ITS students are honored at a national level and can compete in local, state, and national competitions and provided opportunities and resources outside of the school system. We excited about the many possibilities and future events for ITS Troupe 1870!

Congratulations to the inaugural inductees:

  • Tim Bibbee
  • Caroline Canada
  • Spencer Carlisle
  • Caroline Cespedes
  • Dawn Erlich
  • Ava Gaus
  • Emily Goldberg
  • Daniel Lafferty
  • Cole Lynch
  • Kyle Mathis
  • Luke McCartney
  • John Mills
  • Trace Reynold
  • Savannah Rice
  • Sacha Seelig
  • Sierra Sollars
  • Braden Sugg
  • Maddie Weissman

Two Ways To Support WA While You Shop

November 29, 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.

Family Fun Night at PDQ—December 1

November 29, 2017 Posted in: School News

Join us for Family Fun Night at PDQ! Come inside or use the drive-thru for an easy lunch or dinner option at Screen Shot 2017-11-29 at 12.25.39 PMPDQ in Oakland Park on Friday, December 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mention WA when you order and the school will receive 20% of the total order to benefit the Chorus/A Cappella Choir Trip to Epcot to perform in the Candlelight Processional. Valid only at the PDQ located at 3359 North Federal Highway in Oakland Park.

Middle School Robotics Update

November 29, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

unnamed (2)Our Middle School Robotics, FTC Team 11204, participated in a competition on Saturday, November 18. Challenged with a bumpy start, the team updated their FTC app during field inspections and pulled together to end with a respectable finish. The team will be working hard to improve driving and may make some design changes before the South Florida Meet on Saturday, December 9.

Special thanks to our parent-volunteers and supporters, and to the student and alumni mentors from Team 744, our high school FRC Team, Shark Attack.