Posts Tagged ‘Lower School’

Make Your Own Tie-Dye Shirts At Homecoming

October 5, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: , , ,

tie-dyeCome join Art Honor Society and make your own tie-dye shirts at the Homecoming game this Friday night! For $10 you can tie-dye a custom t-shirt to take home, or you can bring in your own shirt, socks, or bandanas and pay only $5. All proceeds support the WA Art Honor Society and the Art Department.

College Planning 101—November 6

college-savings2Save the date! Parents of students of all ages, join us for College Planning 101 on Monday, November 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. WA alumni, Philip Piedt ’07 of Benchmark Financial and John Novoa ’02 of Thrivent Financial, will be sharing strategies for saving and preparing for higher education. Early preparation is key, so we encourage parents of preschoolers through seniors to attend. As a college preparatory school, we are excited to offer this event presented by our alumni who want to give back to their alma mater which laid a foundation for the success they experience today.





First Grade Salt Water Studies Field Trip

October 4, 2017 Posted in: Academics Tags: ,

IMG_0143This past Monday, the first grade went to John U. Lloyd State Park in Dania Beach for the culmination of their Ocean Unit to search for the character of God in His Creation. It was a windy day, and the students learned that even for sea creatures God is our Rock, our Hiding Place, and our Protector.

Hurricane Relief Projects

As we return to normalcy and anticipate the excitement of next week’s homecoming activities, school leadership has been able to firm up plans for actions that can be taken to help those who were in the paths of Irma and Maria. We understand that opportunities abound and many have already pitched in and helped—both physically and financially.

The following hurricane relief projects have been identified as ones that our students can engage in and be of most help.

Our lower school students will take part in “Fill the Box!”—a campaign led by Miss Leah Polhemus to fill boxes with school supplies to send to St. John Christian Academy in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Miss Polhemus taught at this school before joining WA. She has been in direct contact with the school, and while basic needs have been met, they are in desperate need of school supplies.

Our middle school students will help by filling buckets with cleaning supplies that will be used for an upcoming high school trip, in partnership with Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, to help Island Christian School in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Island Christian School is a like-minded school with a long-standing relationship to WA. While there, our high school students will work to restore the area.

It is our desire that these projects will benefit those who have been affected by the storms, develop a sense of serving in our students, and demonstrate Christ’s love to others.

We will be sending out grade-specific details to parents and students soon.

Homecoming 2017—Next Week!

September 28, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , , , ,

Lions-HeadMark your calendars for next Friday night, October 6, for the 2017 Homecoming Football Game. The Lions Varsity Football Team will take on The Benjamin School Buccaneers at 7:00 p.m. Please see below for the evening’s schedule.

  • 5:30 p.m.—Alumni Tailgate and Hall of Honor Celebration
  • 6:40 p.m.—Entrance of the Lions Football Team, prayer, and the national anthem
  • 7:00 p.m.—Kickoff
  • Halftime—Homecoming Court and alumni photo
  • Postgame—Alumni vs. Faculty Flag Football Game

Next week’s dress-up days are:

  • Monday—Twin Day
  • Tuesday—Grandparents (11th & 12th) and Babies (9th & 10th)
  • Wednesday—Colors Wars: seniors (black), juniors (green), sophomores (purple), and freshman (pink)
  • Thursday—Music: seniors (country), juniors (rap), sophomores (rock-n-roll), and freshman (pop)
  • Friday— WA Spirit Day

Voting ballots were distributed, and the entire upper school student body voted for the Homecoming king and queen, which will be announced during halftime of the Homecoming football game. Please see the list of those on the court below.


  • Emma Wallhoff
  • Jackie Nava
  • Jaden Powell
  • Ainsley Haughton


  • Meghan McCormick
  • Jasmine Hincapie
  • Frank Angione
  • Dimitri Selimos


  • Maddy Weissman
  • Catherine Moraitis
  • Logan Riedel
  • Gabriel Joannou


  • Jessica Nava
  • Camryn Pagliaro
  • Sophia Cochran
  • Daisy Scasserra
  • Reece Womick
  • Christian Petrisko
  • Billy Bevill
  • Chase Perry

We hope to see you next Friday night for these exciting events.

Lower School Student Council Elections

September 28, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags:

IMG_2421This past Friday the Lower School took to the polls! Students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades listened to their class representatives running for office, and then later voted for the best candidates. Thirteen students in Student Council were involved in the election process and had the option of running for treasurer, secretary, vice president, or president. Each student campaigned the entire week leading up to the speeches, and all did a wonderful job. Each student will still be involved with Student Council for the entire 2017–2018 school year. This year’s election made history; we had a tie for the office of president. The candidates were given the option of having a run-off election or serving together as co-Presidents. They quickly decided to serve alongside each other this year, excited about this unique opportunity.

DJ Pierce (3rd grade)

Mia Kostelidis (5th grade)

Vice President
Luna Guzman (5th grade)

Lily Alise (5th grade)
Ali Natt (5th grade)

Register For The Dads’ Breakfast with Dr. Bob Barnes

Bob-Barnes-Staff-Photo-150x150Our Parent Teacher Fellowship welcomes you to join us for our Dads’ Breakfast presented by Collision Care Xpress on Wednesday, October 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall for a time of fellowship over a delicious hot breakfast while gaining valuable parenting wisdom from Dr. Bob Barnes, President of Sheridan House Family Ministries. Bob presents seminars and conferences on Parenting and Marriage throughout North America. He is also the host of a daily radio program, blog, and podcast called “Parenting on Purpose” ( He is the author of ten books for families, published in several languages. Bob has been married to Rosemary Johnson Barnes since 1972. They have two married children, Torrey and Robey (Westminster Academy graduates) and four grandchildren. Bob will be speaking on the role fathers have in training their children.

There is no cost to attend, however, we ask that you RSVP for breakfast so we can plan accordingly at For more information, please contact Director of Development, Sarah Hajduk at or 954.771.4615, ext. 2504.