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WA Open House Preview Tour—November 14

November 9, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags:

2017-10-InstagramAd-BWestminster Academy will be hosting a fall Open House Preview Tour Tuesday evening, November 14, at 6:30 p.m. where prospective families can learn more about all that WA has to offer in academics, athletics, and the arts. This is a great opportunity to share with others you know who may be looking for a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for their children. If you are on Facebook, you can share the event. At the open house, we will share what makes the Westminster Academy experience different from any other available in South Florida.

Some highlights include:

  • The Class of 2017 collectively received $8.5 million in scholarship offers.
  • The men’s athletic program recently won the Sunshine Cup for the best athletic program in the state of Florida in Class 3A/4A.
  • The choir was selected to perform at the Disney Candlelight Processional in December.

Sponsor Or Register For The BBI Sporting Clay Tournament!

November 8, 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  wa.edu/clay or contact Director of Development, Sarah Hajduk at hajduks@wa.edu or 954.771.4615, ext. 2504.

Christmas at Coral Ridge

November 7, 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 onFriday, December 15! 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 in 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!

Children 18 and under are free, as well as students with a valid Student ID.

Fourth Grade Everglades Field Trip

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

IMG_3415.jpgOn Friday, November 3, the fourth-grade students took a field trip to the Everglades, along with a very special guest, Mr. Satterly! The students enjoyed learning about Seminole traditions and culture at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and Festival where they even got see an alligator wrestling show. Afterward, they went to Billie Swamp Safari for an exciting afternoon. Students got to ride on airboats and swamp buggies through the Big Cypress Swamp in the Everglades and saw a number of animals in the wild while learning about the Everglades ecosystem! They also saw a snake show and got up close and personal with a skunk, alligator, armadillo, and more at a critter show. This was a fun-filled day of adventure for all. Thank you to Mr. Satterly for joining on this trip and to the wonderful parent chaperones who volunteered their time!

Vote For Christian Petrisko—Local 10 Eco-Hero!

November 2, 2017 Posted in: School News

Screen Shot 2017-11-02 at 11.15.27 AMWA senior, Christian Petrisko, has been selected as one of five finalists for this year’s Local 10 Eco-Hero. From tagging sharks to mangrove restoration projects, Christian has displayed a long-term passion for God’s creation. Christian is featured today on Channel 10 at noon and again at around 5:45 p.m. The segment is available on local10.com where voting will open on Friday. Please vote and spread the word. One vote per computer per day is allowed.

The winning Eco-Hero will journey to Antarctica with Local 10’s Kristi Krueger and Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill in January. Way to go Christian!

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Christmas Boutique This Weekend!

November 2, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

Screen Shot 2017-10-19 at 2.55.47 PMThe 38th Annual Christmas Boutique is finally here this Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4. Over 90 local artists, crafters, and retail vendors share their high-quality, handcrafted and non-handcrafted gifts, unique home and holiday décor, jewelry, woodworking, clothing, and other specialty items. Enjoy the spectacular Bakery & Candy Shoppe and visit the Kid’s Korner which features our youngest entrepreneurs promoting their skills, products, services, or crafts.

Admission is $5, and children are free. Complimentary parking.

Times:

  • Friday, November 3, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 4, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Volunteers will be available to receive your baked goods during the lower school pickup at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 2 or during morning drop-off at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, November 3. You may also deliver your baked items directly to the Kennedy Fellowship Hall on Friday morning. For more information, please email christmasboutique@wa.edu or call Melissa Scasserra or Lisa Hibler at 754.444.1607. Thank you for your support!

WA Open House Preview Tour—November 14

November 1, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags:

2017-10-InstagramAd-BWestminster Academy will be hosting a fall Open House Preview Tour Tuesday evening, November 14, at 6:30 p.m. where prospective families can learn more about all that WA has to offer in academics, athletics, and the arts. This is a great opportunity to share with others you know who may be looking for a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for their children. If you are on Facebook, you can share the event. At the open house, we will share what makes the Westminster Academy experience different from any other available in South Florida.

Some highlights include:

  • The Class of 2017 collectively received $8.5 million in scholarship offers.
  • The men’s athletic program recently won the Sunshine Cup for the best athletic program in the state of Florida in Class 3A/4A.
  • The choir was selected to perform at the Disney Candlelight Processional in December.