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Adventure Awaits At The WA Auction

924-220x220-whiteJoin us for our annual dinner auction, Adventure Awaits, on Friday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall! Reserve your tickets or table here. If you are unable to attend the auction and would like to bid from anywhere on your phone, you have the option to purchase an absentee bidder ticket.

The bidding began this week when the class baskets were on display in the Lower School hallway. Parents arrived on Wednesday, February 7, for Teacher Conferences, and they also had the opportunity to view the whole collection of baskets and place a bid. The bidding on these baskets will resume Friday, March 2 during the silent auction. If a basket isn’t adventurous enough for you, how about a Helicopter Ride?  If you’ve ever wanted to view Fort Lauderdale’s beach and the Intracoastal Waterway from the sky, this is your chance! The winning bid will take three people on a 30-minute sightseeing tour in the Robinson R-44.

It’s the final week to acquire items for the auction. For students to receive participation credit, items or a completed acquisition form must be turned in by Friday, February 16. Download the acquisition form here.

If you are still considering sponsoring the auction, some deliverables will expire Monday, February 12. To be included in printed signage as a part of the sponsorship, please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at hajduks@wa.edu or go online to confirm.

Third Grade Spelling Bee

February 7, 2018 Posted in: Academics Tags: ,

IMG_6340On Tuesday, February 6 our third grade competed in their spelling bee. The students were well-prepared and excited to show their spelling expertise. After 17 rounds of intense competition, Nicholas Sirois won the spelling bee. Words that were spelled correctly and led to the final round were: “administration,” “regents,” and “tearjerker.” Olivia Faber came in second place, and Nola Fontaine won third place.

First Place: Nicholas Sirois
Second Place: Olivia Faber
Third Place: Nola Fontaine

Spelling Bee Participants:

Blake Alise
Mia Boghossian
Rebekah Cochrane
Olivia Faber
Nola Fontaine
Isabella Hodel
Jaden Kriegel
Connor Pace
Liam Pace
D.J. Pierce
Andrew Pierre
Marley Scott
Nicholas Sirois

 

Purchase Auction Tickets Online Now!

800-220x220-whiteJoin us for our annual dinner auction, Adventure Awaits, on Friday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall! Tickets and tables are now available for purchase online. Click here to confirm your seats and preview this year’s items. If you are unable to attend the auction and would like to bid from anywhere on your phone, you can purchase an absentee bidder ticket.

Our featured item this week is a Hurricane Impact Rated Front Door!  Living in South Florida, this auction item is a must-have. The winner will be given a number of doors to choose from, free installation, and the peace of mind their home is ready for the next hurricane season. The door and installation were graciously donated by All American Windows and Doors, an alumni-owned company.

If you would like to acquire a gift card or item for the auction, you can download the acquisition form here. For students to receive participation credit, items or a completed acquisition form must be turned in by Friday, February 16. To sponsor the auction or have further questions, please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at hajduks@wa.edu.

WA Basketball Team Leads Lower School Chapel

February 1, 2018 Posted in: Spiritual Life Tags: ,

IMG_4966This morning, February 1, the Lower School Lions had Chapel with their favorite basketball team: the Varsity WA Lions. The high school students shared Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” The team encouraged these young students to use the Nike slogan “Just do it” and follow God’s Word—go to the Lord in prayer.

Lower School Robotic Team Competes In The LEGO League Tournament

February 1, 2018 Posted in: School News Tags: ,

sharkbyteOn Saturday, January 27, WA’s FIRST® LEGO® League team, SHARK BYTE, participated in the Ram-Botic tournament held at Ramblewood Elementary school in Coral Springs. The theme project this year was on HydroDynamics.

The six team members: Hannah Middleton, Noah Justice, Andrés Delgado, KiAndra Griffith, Skylar Joseph, and Ryan Rivers showcased programming skills, earning points in several matches. The team’s perseverance and excellent problem-solving skills were highlighted in the Core Values teamwork challenge, even earning “Popsicle Stick” team spirit points throughout the day from the judges. In the final project,  SHARK BYTE shared their ideas for improving the cleanliness of school drinking fountains.

“The judges were impressed by our creative yet simple and realistic solution for improving the cleanliness of school drinking fountains,” explained the team coaches, Annie Shyne and Michelle Moore. “We were extremely impressed by our team this year!  Our team members all learned how to code the MINDSTORMS® EV3 robots, and are well on their way to being able to use sensors to guide the robot.  This is a huge accomplishment for our team.  They were also able to write programs for five different missions, and were one of the only teams in attendance that had a successful mission on the backside of the field!”

In the near future, a FREE after-school robotics workshop will be available for 3rd, 4th or 5th-grade students. The theme for next year’s competition is related to space. SHARK BYTE welcomes anyone who enjoys playing with LEGO® building blocks, problem-solving and team building games, science or robotics to the 2018–19 team.

 

Lions’ Den School Store Has New WA Spirit Wear

February 1, 2018 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 1.12.33 PMStop by the school store and pick up newly designed WA outerwear! Our new outerwear for youth and adults has arrived. There are a variety of colors and styles available from brands such as Champion, Badger, and Gildan.

The Lion’s Den regular hours are:

  • Tuesdays 2:45 to 3:15 p.m.
  • Thursdays 7:45 to 8:15 a.m.

 

Featured Auction Item: Breakers Staycation In Palm Beach

802-220x220-whiteJoin us for our annual dinner auction on Friday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall for Adventure Awaits, Come Away with WA! Our featured item this week is Item #802: The Breakers Palm Beach Staycation! This package includes a two-night/three-day stay for two at the beautiful Breakers in Palm Beach, a golf twosome at either of their golf courses (includes green fees and cart fees), a certificate for Café Delamar, and a certificate for a West Palm Beach Food Tour.

Click here to purchase auction tickets, preview items, and download acquisition forms. Please get involved in our largest fundraiser of the year by helping us secure items.

  • The lower school grade with the most participation will have an ice cream party. Parents can donate towards the grade level basket, donate a $25 gift card/item or acquire a gift certificate/item for the auction.
  • All middle school students who acquire a $25 gift certificate or item for the auction will be allowed to wear jeans on a designated day in February.
  • All high school students who make a donation of a $25 gift card/item or acquire a gift certificate/item for the auction will receive community service hours. Two hours will be awarded for each $25 gift card/item with a maximum of 6 community service hours.

If you would like to sponsor the auction or have further questions, please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at hajduks@wa.edu.