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Calling All Student Entrepreneurs—Kid’s Corner

September 15, 2016 Posted in: Student Life Tags: , , ,

The Westminster Academy Parent Teacher Fellowship is looking for student artisans and entrepreneurs to sell their products or promote their business for the 37th Annual Christmas Boutique & Craft Show Friday evening, November 4, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, November 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Kid Vendors will be given a 4′ table space (1/2 of 8′ table) in the lobby of Kennedy Fellowship Hall for a special rate of $25 dollars. Due to our Bakery & Candy Shoppe, baked goods and candies are not permitted. Please contact Ramona Neuman at for more information and registration.

Middle School Back-To-School Pizza Party—Tonight!

August 18, 2016 Posted in: Student Life Tags: , ,

Join us for our Middle School Back-To-School Pizza Party tonight, August 18! This is a great way for our new and returning middle school students to fellowship together after the first three days of school.

Come out and enjoy some FREE pizza, time in the pool, and join in a game of soccer, basketball!

2016 Fishing Tournament Recap

April 27, 2016 Posted in: School News, Student Life Tags: , ,

On Friday, April 22, over 150 participants set out bright and early with a goal of reeling in the biggest catch of the day. Thirty-eight anglers, including many WA students, boarded the Helen S. drift boat and 23 other boats also participated. The wind was strong, making the seas rough, but that didn’t stop the fun and competition. As the day came to a close, all participants returned to shore to weigh in their catches at the home of Tom and Denise Ellis. They later returned to WA for the awards’ ceremony by the pool with dinner provided by Chick-fil-A of Pompano Beach. Special thanks to our title sponsor, Journey Kids Dental, for bringing their team to serve dinner.

Eighth grader Dylan Wood finished as “Top Overall Angler” with 64.94 pounds of Wahoo, Dolphin and King Fish. Westminster Academy father, Mr. Patrick Lynch, Sr., was awarded “Top Captain” with 148.53 pounds of Wahoo, Tuna, and Kingfish caught on his boat. Other awards included:

•  Top Small Fry Angler, Drew Barbar – 7.7 pounds of Dolphin

•  Top Elementary Angler, Anthony Barbar – 19.7 pounds of Dolphin

•  Top Middle School Angler, Christian Henderson – 17.7 pounds of Dolphin

•  Top High School Angler, Patrick Lynch – 48.6 pounds of King Fish

Click here view pictures from the tournament. A huge thank you goes out to Katy Singh and Denise Ellis for organizing the tournament as well as Journey Kids Dental, License to Chill, Bionic Bait, Atlantic Bait & Tackle, and Chick-fil-A for sponsoring this event!


The WA Fishing Tournament Is This Friday, April 22

April 19, 2016 Posted in: Student Life Tags: , , , ,

There is still time to register for the Fishing Tournament this Friday! Please download the brochure and turn the completed form into the lower or upper school office. Contact Katy Singh with questions at or 954.802.4500. Registration ends Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.

The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 7:00 a.m. from the Hillsboro Inlet and weigh-in’s will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the home of Tom and Denise Ellis. The day will conclude with dinner and an awards ceremony that everyone is welcome to attend for $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family at 6:00 p.m. by the WA pool. Entry fee per angler is $10.00 and includes dinner. If you do not have access to a boat, the Helen S. drift boat will be available for you should you choose for $15.00 per person.  Special thanks to our Title Sponsor, Journey Kids Dental!

Pinnacle Awards Program

April 14, 2016 Posted in: Student Life Tags: , ,

IMG_5288Elizabeth Zubero is described by faculty as thoughtful and caring. She has achieved magna or summa cum laude every semester of her high school career and is a member of the National Honor Society, and National Society of High School Scholars. Elizabeth spends approximately 18 hours each week participating in year-round competitive swimming. Her accomplishments in the pool are most impressive. She broke a 30 year Westminster Academy record as a state finalist in the 200-yard individual medley and has been recognized by the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel. After graduation in May, Elizabeth plans to swim competitively at the collegiate level. Westminster Academy is proud to present the Pinnacle Award to Elizabeth Zubero.

Jennae Katic first came to Westminster Academy in 6th grade. Academically she excels, using all her gifts and talents for God’s glory. She frequently helps other struggling with class material or extra-curricular events. Jennae is active in the middle school band program, the National Junior Honor Society, and the middle school Latin club. Described by her teachers as a bright young woman of great character, Jennae meets every challenge with a smile on her face. She is a joy to work with and friend to all. Jennae received the Westminster Academy Middle School’s Lion Award. This award is given to the student who lives every day ostensibly the Fruit of the Spirit: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Nicolas Dominguez has attended Westminster Academy since the second grade. He is an exemplary student who excels in all areas. He works hard in everything he does, including academics and extracurricular activities. Nicolas is been involved with Student Council this year and is currently serving as the Lower School, President. He is responsible for running all meetings, making sure all of the events are running smoothly, and listening to his fellow students on new ideas to help make the Lower School better. Nicolas participates in many extracurricular activities, including Swimming, Technology Club, and Christian Science Institute Club. Nicolas has been swimming at WA since the second grade and has even competed at the Junior Olympics level in the 50-meter butterfly. Nicolas participates in Children’s Church and Sunday School at New Hope Community Church. He has also served as a volunteered at Vacation Bible School as well as in the community working with Broward Outreach, serving meals to the homeless. Nicolas is also an entrepreneur, being the co-owner of Perfectly Pickle, a pickle business he and fellow WA student started a couple of years ago. They make their own pickles and have sold them at the annual Christmas Boutique.

A Word From Lower School!

March 10, 2016 Posted in: Student Life

image1The Lower School is buzzing about Spring Fever 2016! Westminster Academy and Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church present our annual Spring Fever celebration and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19 from 11:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. Our school and church families are invited to bring their baskets to the Lower School playground and search for goodie-filled eggs. Throughout the event, the Parent Teacher Fellowship will sponsor games, a cakewalk, face painting, and a bounce house! Our very own PTF chefs will be grilling up hotdogs and hamburgers that will be available for purchase during the day. Bring your sunblock and a towel to top the day off with a swim in the WA pool! Admission is free for everyone, but bring some money for food and a cakewalk ticket or two!

Throughout next week, Lower School classrooms will be celebrating the Resurrection of our Savior with class parties and special study of Easter week.

Additionally, students are excited for swimming to start next week! Every student in the Lower School will spend dedicated time in swimming instruction during the fourth quarter. PK2 through first grade will participate in ten consecutive sessions in the pool. During this time students will learn introductory swim techniques, drowning prevention strategies, and for the more advanced swimmers, beginning stroke skills. Students in the second through fifth grades will swim during PE class, and work through the beginning stroke techniques. Special emphasis will be given to mastering basic swim skills in fifth grade, as they prepare for their trip to Pigeon Key in May. What an incredible blessing that our students can learn to swim right here on the WA campus!

The fifth-grade classes visited Junior Achievement BizTown on Wednesday, March 9. The JA curriculum encompasses important aspects of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Completing the course provides students with a solid foundation of business, economics, and free enterprise taught through weekly lessons and hands-on activities. While at BizTown, the students spent the day on the Broward College Coconut Creek campus learning and participating in a simulated city setting. Each student was responsible for performing the role of a business leader or employee offering goods and services to their classmates. They worked as a team to run a business by setting prices, paying off business loans, and even collecting their very own paycheck! Students managed their personal finances, prioritized their time, and carried out the responsibilities of citizenship such as voting, and obeying laws. Junior Achievement BizTown was an excellent learning opportunity for the fifth-grade students and served as the culmination of the Junior Achievement program here at WA.

This is just a small sampling of the exciting events taking place this spring in the Lower School. Here at WA, we are excited for quarter four!

Spring Fever Cake Walk—Bakers Needed

March 9, 2016 Posted in: Student Life

Spring FeverCalling all bakers!!! The Westminster Academy Parent Teacher Fellowship needs cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, and cupcakes for the Spring Fever Cake Walk on Saturday, March 19. Please deliver your baked items during the elementary drop-off/pick-up on Friday, March 18.  If possible, please deliver your items in disposable containers, as cake and pie plates cannot be easily returned. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at Spring Fever on Saturday, March 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.