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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.

Sign Up Now For Father-Daughter Dance

March 3, 2016 Posted in: Student Life Tags: , ,

12628425_10154560775112222_3222783141030495139_oOn Saturday, March 12, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church will hold the First Annual Father Daughter My Princess Dance for girls aged 3 to 12 and their fathers, or father figures.

The event will be a great way for fathers to have a special night away with their daughter(s) over some dessert and dancing.

For Details click here.

To Sign-Up click here.

Video Recounts 8th-Grade Washington, D.C. Trip

March 2, 2016 Posted in: Student Life Tags: ,

Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 10.17.36 PMLast month the 8th-grade students traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit our nation’s capital.

The students toured Mount Vernon, three Smithsonian museums, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Arlington Cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial, presidential memorials (FDR, Jefferson, and Lincoln), war memorials (World War II, Vietnam, Korean), MLK memorial, the Capitol, the National Archives, the Library of Congress and the White House.

This video—created by 8th-grade student, Patrick Mills—captures highlights from the trip from a student perspective. Great work Patrick!

 

Fourth Grade Visit To St. Augustine

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

Screen Shot 2016-02-17 at 10.22.54 PMOur fourth-grade students are visiting St. Augustine for a spectacular experience back in time! Their two-day adventure should provide a lifetime of memories. Their itinerary includes the Castillo de San Marcos, the St. Augustine Lighthouse, the Old Jail, and Spanish Military Hospital. Students enjoy a scenic trolley ride and visit the beautiful Lightner Museum. In addition, the students receive a hands-on experience at the Old Florida Museum, where they dip candles, play old-fashioned games and witness how early Florida Native Americans lived.

Special thanks to the many parents attending as chaperones.

Father Daughter My Princess Dance

February 17, 2016 Posted in: Student Life Tags: , , ,

12628425_10154560775112222_3222783141030495139_oOn Saturday, March 12, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church will hold the First Annual Father Daughter My Princess Dance for girls aged 3–12 and their fathers, or father figures.

The event will be a great way for fathers to have a special night away with their daughter(s) over some dessert and dancing.

For Details click here.

To Sign-Up click here.

Snow Day at WA!

January 28, 2016 Posted in: Student Life Tags: ,

IMG_0772There was much excitement in the air as the lower school students arrived dressed in hats, gloves and jackets on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, even though the temperature was a nice 70 degrees.

The excitement was for Snow Day at WA! Each class came out decked in winter gear ready to sled down the snow mound, play in the snow and finish off the day with a Florida style snowball fight using marshmallows as snowballs.

Shrieks of excitement came from the students as Olaf made an appearance to greet the students and play in the snow. After being in the snow, the students warmed up with hot chocolate and donut holes served by Dr. Benedetti’s orthodontic staff.

Winter Court Wrap Up

January 28, 2016 Posted in: Student Life Tags: , , , ,

IMG_0590-Last week, Westminster Academy students celebrated Winter Court festivities. The high school students were given individual themes and they enjoyed being decked out in different costumes. The excitement could be heard throughout the halls as students discussed the basketball game and the potential king and queen. On Wednesday, the court partook in Chapel.

Court members walked down through the aisles of the chapel arm and arm with their Court Counterpart. Then after everyone was displayed the senior videos were played.

On Thursday, the WA High School students participated in a volleyball tournament and a barbecue. The seniors won and relished in their victory.

Friday was arguably the most important day of winter court. It started out with an early morning pep rally. Participants of the court competed in an epic lip sync battle. A group of teachers also got involved but in the end, the battle went to the seniors. Later that night, the men’s basketball team handily defeated their opponent, Somerset Academy in a 75-43 victory. During halftime, the Winter Court was called to stand out in front of the students. After a moment of silence the crowd erupted as James Scassera and Kitt Curtis were named king and queen. “It was a perfect ending to a perfect Winter Court,” summarized Kitt Curtis.

A special thank you to all faculty and staff who made this event possible.

Written by Daniel Wood ’16