Field Trips Tag

On February 23, more than 1,500 high school students from across the country came together to discuss the issues of our day. This year, Westminster Academy brought a delegation of 11 students. These 11 represented seated members of Congress from across the country. We also had two students argue cases on the Supreme Court regarding voter rights, police profiling, and corporate rights of privacy. Two students sat on the National Security Council and dealt with Russian aggression and interrogation techniques at Guantanamo Bay. Some of the issues our Congressional delegates debated were refugees and national security, patent reform, guns on college...

Our eighth-grade students left for their Washington, D.C. Trip early Wednesday morning. Would you please join us in praying for safe travels, spiritual and personal growth, and fun memories between friends. The three days will include tours of Mount Vernon, Smithsonian museums, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Arlington Cemetery, presidential memorials (FDR, Jefferson, and Lincoln), war memorials (World War II, Vietnam, Korean), the Capitol, the National Archives, the Library of Congress and much more....

On Monday, January 23, members of WA’s robotics team (FIRST Robotics Competition Team 744 - Shark Attack) met with Senator Marco Rubio’s Regional Director and staff to discuss the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and FIRST Robotics. They encouraged Senator Rubio to support the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act which would benefit FIRST Robotics financially. They also discussed the importance of STEM and the effectiveness of the FIRST Robotics program in introducing and training students in STEM. Eighty-three percent of all students involved in the FIRST Robotics program are interested in becoming a scientist or engineer and...

The middle school orchestra class plays a piece called Schindler's List—music from the movie. The movie tells the story of Oskar Schindler who created a work program for Jews at, Plaszow, one of the many notorious concentration camps in Poland. Mr. Schwartz takes his seventh and eighth-grade orchestra classes to the Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach to provide some context for the piece. The eighth-grade students study the Holocaust in the second quarter and visit the Holocaust Memorial on their Washington, D.C. trip, integrating it with what they are already receiving from their history lessons in middle school....

On Tuesday, April 26th, 2016, fourth-grade students had the opportunity to visit the Stranahan House Museum in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Students were given a tour of this oldest house in Fort Lauderdale and learned about the contributions that Frank and Ivy Stranahan made during the early years of our city. Students rang the bell that was used when ferries needed to cross the New River and examined the many items in the house that were used when it served as both a trading post and home to the Stranahans. We thank our Lord for providing this excellent time of learning....