Lower School Tag

If you wonder whether WA has talent, you will get your answer on Tuesday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m. during the Festival of the Fine Arts. On that night, students of all the WA performing arts programs will fill the Coral Ridge Sanctuary. From lower school to graduating seniors, WA students plan to entertain and inspire. High school students in the choir, orchestra and band will each perform. In addition, the lower school fifth-grade choir will be present to share their fabulous music. Drama students from lower and upper school will each share a preview of their upcoming musicals this year....

We are excited about the overwhelming response to our parent lunch this Friday. This year we selected SAGE Dining Services as our food service provider, and already the feedback has been great. We look forward to seeing those who responded in the dining hall on Friday. We have turned in our final lunch count, and unfortunately, with such a huge interest, we will not be able to accommodate additional reservations. SAGE offers 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...

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...