Lower School Tag

The new school year began with a lot of excitement on Wednesday. School spirit was high as students arrived back to WA. Balloons, cheerleaders, candy, and confetti greeted our students walking through the parking lot and crossing the street. While the students settled in, parents met in the fellowship hall for coffee and connection. Then, everyone gathered in the sanctuary for Convocation. There, the seniors received a leadership charge from Mr. Jacques, Dean of Spiritual Development. Most of all, the school year was covered in prayer. To conclude the service, parents stood in the perimeter aisles to surround the student body...

This school year brings a whole new dining experience to WA with the selection of SAGE Dining Services as our food service provider. SAGE will offer fresh-made menu items including a healthy main dish with a variety of starches and fresh vegetables as sides. In addition, creative, food-truck-style fare, authentic Latin and Asian dishes, expanded vegetarian options will be daily options. They even display cooking and themed build-your-own stations. Especially helpful, SAGE provides expertise on allergy accommodations and compliance with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). With one in every 11 SAGE students managing a food allergy, SAGE takes great care to ensure...

Melissa Alvarez-Ruiz, Upper School Administrative Assistant—Originally from Florida, she holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Florida Atlantic University. Mrs. Alvarez-Ruiz joined WA in 2013 as a teacher's assistant in first grade, working alongside Mrs. Hall. She also works for Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church with the children ministry, focusing on the care of three to five-year-olds. She is married to Nelson and has two daughters, Lynn-Rose and Megan Marie, both on track to be lifers at WA. Allyson Applegate, Fourth-Grade Teacher—Graduating from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Mrs. Applegate is also certified with...

To get ready for the first day of school, we invite students back to school on Monday, August 13. Below is the schedule: Lower School (PK2-Grade 5) 5:30 p.m.— Meet the Teacher in the lower school classrooms and drop off school supplies 6:00 p.m.— Ice Cream Social in Kennedy Fellowship Hall, compliments of Benedetti Orthodontics Grade 6 5:30 p.m.— Locker set-up and decoration 6:00 p.m.— Student/parent orientation in the gymnasium 7:00 p.m.— Family BBQ on the lower school playground Upper School New Students (Grades 7–12) 11:00 a.m.— New Student/Parent Orientation (rooms 201 & 203, lunch with faculty) ...

This school year brings a whole new dining experience to WA with the selection of SAGE Dining Services as our food service provider. SAGE will offer fresh-made menu items including a healthy main dish with a variety of starches and fresh vegetables as sides. In addition, creative, food-truck-style fare, authentic Latin and Asian dishes, expanded vegetarian options will be daily options. They even display cooking and themed build-your-own stations. Especially helpful, SAGE provides expertise on allergy accommodations and compliance with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). With one in every 11 SAGE students managing a food allergy, SAGE takes great care to ensure...