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Robert Louis Stevenson Day

November 15, 2017 Posted in: Academics Tags: ,

first-gradeThe first grade celebrated the Scottish author, Robert Louis Stevenson’s birthday on Monday, November 13, at the Annual Our Children’s Garden of Verses Recitation! The morning began with full fanfare with our favorite bagpiper. As much as we love our authors of the month, they all point us to the Author and Perfecter of our faith! (Hebrews 12:2)

Biology Students Visit Wakodahatchee Wetlands

October 10, 2017 Posted in: Academics Tags: , ,

nature-walkWestminster Academy students went beyond the classroom and ventured into the Wakodahatchee Wetlands with biology teacher, Mr. Raborn this past weekend. With notebooks in hand, this “walk and talk” allowed students to explore various ecosystems in one of Florida’s most prominent—and beautiful—wetlands. Wakodahatchee Wetlands is located in Delay Beach and features a three-quarter mile boardwalk with interpretive signage, gazebos, and benches throughout. After the walk, Mr. Raborn finished by answering questions and sharing a devotional.

Sunshine College Fair Coming October 14

October 5, 2017 Posted in: Academics Tags: , ,

Our Annual Sunshine College Fair event will be held Saturday, October 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Westminster Academy, Saint Andrew’s School, St. Thomas Aquinas, and North Broward Preparatory School sponsor this private fair for our high school students only. There will be over 200 universities and colleges attending the fair this year. The Sunshine College Fair will be held on the Saint Andrew’s High School campus, located at 3900 Jog Road in  Boca Raton, Florida.

Students should wear interview attire as they will be speaking with the admissions representatives of the colleges and universities.

Only high school students and their parents are allowed to attend the fair—please no younger children.

Please see the 2017 Sunshine College Fair list of colleges and universities that will be attending.

First Grade Salt Water Studies Field Trip

October 4, 2017 Posted in: Academics Tags: ,

IMG_0143This past Monday, the first grade went to John U. Lloyd State Park in Dania Beach for the culmination of their Ocean Unit to search for the character of God in His Creation. It was a windy day, and the students learned that even for sea creatures God is our Rock, our Hiding Place, and our Protector.

Robotics Summer Institute

May 25, 2017 Posted in: Academics Tags: , ,

There is no better way to prepare for robotics competition or classes in the fall than to take one or more workshops available this summer. This training is also great for students applying to colleges or technical schools or for anyone considering a STEM career.

Please refer to the attached flyers for descriptions of the five workshops offered this summer. Each student on our robotics team and all recommended incoming freshmen are eligible to take these workshops. Most workshops are free of charge! These workshops have been scheduled to avoid all overlap with WA summer school courses.

Students should apply early as some classes have limited capacity. For more information, please contact Mr. Kent Stolley at stolleyk@wa.edu.

Lower School Continental Math

May 4, 2017 Posted in: Academics Tags:

MathContinental Math is a national contest where each student in second through fifth grade participated at Westminster Academy. It begins exposing students in second grade to complex problems requiring the student to use an array of problem-solving strategies. As they move through the grade levels, analytical reasoning problems become more challenging. The students in second and third grades participated in three separate meets, and in fourth and fifth grades they participated in five separate meets. Then the top scores are logged into a national database where our students compete against over 1,000 schools nationwide.

We were pleased to see the results of our grade levels. The following students placed at the top of each grade level:

Second Grade Continental Math:

  • Blake Alise
  • Alex Aubin
  • Luke Baker
  • Lucas Boariu
  • Dylan Marti
  • Liam Pace

Third Grade Continental Math:

  • Addison Dannheim
  • Grace Kallioinen
  • Ryan Rivers
  • Justin Thompson

Fourth Grade Continental Math

  • Hunter Anderson
  • Noah Critch
  • Ellisa Kim
  • Tyler Pritchard

Fifth Grade Continental Math

  • Samy Joseph
  • Christina MacClugage
  • Andrew Marino
  • Junior Roberts
  • Virginia Scasserra
  • Lucas Todoberto
  • Olivia Weissman

Lamplighter Award Voting Party

May 4, 2017 Posted in: Academics

unnamed-1The Upper School Media Center hosted the following students for our annual Lamplighter Award Voting Party:

  • Joshua Joseph
  • Julia Andert
  • Grace McRoberts
  • Jade Klacko
  • James Fears

To be invited, the students were asked to read at least five of the nominees. The purpose of participating in this organization that is now called Triple Crown Awards as quoted on their website: “Encouraging elementary and junior high students to read wholesome and uplifting books since 1992.”

The Upper School Media Center staff was thrilled to have these students participate, many of which received medals. To receive a medal, the student is asked to read all ten Lamplighter Nominees.