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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.

Christmas At Coral Ridge—Sounds Of The Season

November 28, 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.

Auction Meeting—December 5

November 28, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

aa-auction-logoPlease join us on Tuesday, December 5, at 8:00 a.m. in the Lower School Media Center for an auction planning meeting. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. This year’s annual dinner auction, Adventure Awaits, will be held on Friday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall.

This is the largest fundraising event of the year, so please get involved! All proceeds will be designated for the Dr. Kenneth P. Wackes Media Center renovation. Click here to download the acquisition letter and form to solicit items. Some businesses may be more likely to donate at year-end, so it is never too early to start! Restaurant gift cards, spa certificates, hotel stays and unique experiences are always guest favorites. For more information, please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at or 954.771.4615, ext. 2504.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 16, 2017 Posted in: School News

Dear WA Community,

As we approach the week of Thanksgiving, may we treasure the time spent with family and reflect upon the many blessings that God has given to us. May our joy and thanksgiving not be swayed by headlines or happenings but be found in Christ so that we are known as a people of praise in all things.

We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with parents in raising up a generation whose faith and intellect are fused together to make an impact for the Kingdom. We are thankful for the many prayers and support for our school. We are thankful for our freedom in a nation with a rich Christian heritage—demonstrated in part by what we will celebrate next week.

The “First Thanksgiving” conjures up images of the pilgrims (who fled England in search of the freedom to worship God according to their conscience) and the Native Americans celebrating together. Later a “day of thanksgiving” was declared by the Continental Congress, followed by a proclamation by President George Washington. Thanksgiving, as we observe it today on the last Thursday of the month of November, was born out of a proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln, October 3, 1863—in the midst of the Civil War.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union. –President Abraham Lincoln

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Westminster Academy!

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. –1 Chronicles 16:34

Robotics Team At Barnes & Noble’s Mini Maker Faire

November 15, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,
image (1)Westminster Academy’s high school Robotics Team (FRC Team 744—Shark Attack) spent the past weekend promoting FIRST Robotics and STEM Education at Barnes & Noble’s 3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire, November 11-12. Special thanks to the demonstration team, which included the following students:
  • Joao Favale
  • Isaac Hobby
  • Rachel Karsner
  • Jennae Katic
  • Tommy Kline
  • Arianna Loucks
  • Keri-Anne Lue
  • Toni-Anne Lue
  • Patrick Mills
  • Sebastian Molina
  • Michael Pilch

Sponsor Or Register For The BBI Sporting Clay Tournament!

November 15, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , , , ,

Register now for the 6th Annual WA Sporting Clay Tournament presented by BBI on Friday, December 1, at Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee. Warm-up and breakfast begin at 9:00 a.m. and tournament play will start at 10:00 a.m. Teams take a golf cart around a course of fourteen stations with each participant shooting at four clay pigeons per station. Lunch and the awards ceremony will follow the tournament at 1:00 p.m. If you do not own a shotgun, you will be able to rent one from Quail Creek.

All skill levels are welcome to participate! The registration fee is $300 per shooter or $1,100 for a foursome. Our participant gift this year is a dry-fit long sleeve shirt, so we ask that you please register by Monday, November 20, to ensure you receive the appropriate shirt size. All proceeds will be designated for the student financial assistance fund. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $200 and provide great marketing exposure to our school community. To register or become a sponsor, visit or contact Director of Development, Sarah Hajduk, at or 954.771.4615, ext. 2504.

Giving Tuesday—November 28

November 14, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , , , ,

Screen Shot 2016-11-17 at 8.39.42 AMGiving Tuesday, which began in 2012, is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Champion your favorite cause at WA by selecting your designation: Annual Fund Financial Assistance, Dr. Kenneth P. Wackes Media Center Renovation, Robotics, Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, or the Area of Greatest Need (Unrestricted). When you donate online at, you will receive an email with a link to share. We hope that you will consider making a gift to WA and share your support for our school on social media.