Posts Tagged ‘Middle School’

WA Middle School Robotics Team 11204 Competes In Second Tournament

December 14, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

IMG_2146What an exciting and challenging day Team 11204 Shark A-Tech had at Poinciana STEM School for their second robotics tournament! We had several matches where we performed well, and a few that pushed the team beyond their limits, but the team handled the challenges with humor and perseverance. During our last match when our alliance member flipped themselves onto their side during the autonomous period, and our drive team made up of Robert Loucks, Jordan Yu, and Layton McCartney, went to their aid and righted their robot! What an amazing display of not only gracious professionalism but Christlike character. Click here to view a video of the competition. Well done middles school robotics!

Bake Sale To Benefit St. John Christian Academy Tuition Relief Campaign

December 13, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

23215461_183168265592078_5862527976245996525_oAs part of an ongoing effort to help those still recovering from the hurricanes earlier this year, the WA girls soccer team (WAGS) team is hosting a bake sale for the St. John Christian Academy Tuition Relief Campaign. St. John Christian Academy (SJCA) is a like-minded Christian school where WA teacher and middle school girls soccer coach, Miss Leah Polhemus, used to teach. SJCA was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

So please stop by the clock in front of the Lower School on Friday, December 15, from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Thanks for your support!

November Stewardship And Development Update

November 30, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , , , ,

In the next week, you will receive our calendar year-end newsletter in the mail highlighting the accomplishments of our students and recognizing those who have made a contribution to our school. Our two primary fundraising goals this year are raising $350,000 for tuition assistance and raising an additional $500,000 for the renovation of the Dr. Kenneth P. Wackes Media Center.

As of November 29, our total giving for this year is $191,375 with $87,000 designated for tuition assistance. Our fundraising theme for the 2017-18 school year is “All In”, and we hope you will consider joining with us by pledging or giving a year-end donation in December to help us meet our goals.

To make a donation or set up a pledge/recurring gift, please visit or mail a check to our school address. Please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at or 954.771.4615, ext. 2504 for more information about how you can support WA. Thank you for supporting Westminster Academy this school year with your prayers, time, and financial gifts!



Middle School Robotics Update

November 29, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

unnamed (2)Our Middle School Robotics, FTC Team 11204, participated in a competition on Saturday, November 18. Challenged with a bumpy start, the team updated their FTC app during field inspections and pulled together to end with a respectable finish. The team will be working hard to improve driving and may make some design changes before the South Florida Meet on Saturday, December 9.

Special thanks to our parent-volunteers and supporters, and to the student and alumni mentors from Team 744, our high school FRC Team, Shark Attack.

Athletic Highlights—November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

Tuesday, November 14

  • MS Girls’ Soccer: Tied 4-4 vs. The King’s Academy
  • MS Boys’ Soccer: Won 9-1 vs. Somerset Wilton Manors


All-State Choirs

November 15, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: , ,

Congratulations to the following students who will be representing Westminster Academy at the Florida Music Education Association Conference as part of the All-State Choir!

  • Christine Kamm—Sight-Reading Choir
  • Rachel Castillo—High School Concert Choir
  • Pauline Baxter—Middle School Mixed Choir

The All-State Choruses are highly select groups of choral students from Florida’s middle and high schools that join together for the purposes of rehearsing and performing selected music with guest conductors. The conference will be in January, in Tampa, Florida.

Sponsor Or Register For The BBI Sporting Clay Tournament!

November 15, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , , , ,

Register now for the 6th Annual WA Sporting Clay Tournament presented by BBI on Friday, December 1, at Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee. Warm-up and breakfast begin at 9:00 a.m. and tournament play will start at 10:00 a.m. Teams take a golf cart around a course of fourteen stations with each participant shooting at four clay pigeons per station. Lunch and the awards ceremony will follow the tournament at 1:00 p.m. If you do not own a shotgun, you will be able to rent one from Quail Creek.

All skill levels are welcome to participate! The registration fee is $300 per shooter or $1,100 for a foursome. Our participant gift this year is a dry-fit long sleeve shirt, so we ask that you please register by Monday, November 20, to ensure you receive the appropriate shirt size. All proceeds will be designated for the student financial assistance fund. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $200 and provide great marketing exposure to our school community. To register or become a sponsor, visit or contact Director of Development, Sarah Hajduk, at or 954.771.4615, ext. 2504.