Posts Tagged ‘Middle School’

Become An Auction Sponsor

Come away with WA at our annual dinner auction, Adventure Awaits, on Friday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall. This is our largest fundraising event of the year, so please get involved! Our goal is for sponsorships and underwriting to cover all of our expenses so that all funds raised at the auction go directly to the Dr. Kenneth P. Wackes Media Center renovation. Please click here to purchase tickets or view sponsor opportunities beginning at $500.

We encourage all of our families to get involved by acquiring items. There are incentives for students including an ice cream party for Lower School, a jeans day for Middle School and community service hours for High School. Click here to download acquisition forms which are also available in the lower and upper school offices. You may return the acquisition form with the gift card/item to Lynn Barbar in the Development Office so we can thank the donor and give your child credit for the gift. Lower school class basket items should be turned in to your child’s teacher.

Please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at or 954.771.4615, ext. 2504 for further information.

High School Preview Night—Monday, January 22

January 17, 2018 Posted in: School News Tags:

Calling all eighth-grade students! You are about to embark upon an incredibly important season of individual growth academically, spiritually, athletically, and socially. As you anticipate the next school year, those making the important leap into high school—and your parents—are invited to a High School Preview Night in the DeVos Chapel at 6:30 p.m.

This event is designed to highlight some of the new and exciting ways your season as a Westminster Academy high school student will be a great one while preparing you for college and your career. Come hear from some of the leaders representing the WA high school—in Athletics, Fine Arts, College Planning and Placement, and Co-Curricular Programming. Some of our recent graduates, who are attending the finest colleges and universities in the country, will share their experiences, and you will also hear an inspiring testimony from a WA parent.

We look forward to seeing you there!

WA Students Joined The All-State Music Conference

January 17, 2018 Posted in: Arts Tags: , , ,

Screen Shot 2018-01-18 at 10.41.15 AMThis past week, the All-State Music Conference gathered students who were accepted into one of three main programs—All-State Orchestra, All-State Band, and All-State Choir. These students, who traveled to Tampa, are among the best in the state. They met for three days of rehearsals before putting on a full program at the Tampa Convention Center.

Hannah Billings (sophomore bassist) and AJ Kozich (eighth-grade cellist) were among those who performed in the All-State Orchestra. The All-State Choir included: Christine Kamm (junior) for the Sight-Reading Choir, Rachel Castillo (freshman) for the High School Concert Choir, and Pauline Baxter (eighth grade) for the Middle School Mixed Choir.

All five students represented WA well at the high school and middle school levels.

Save The Date For One Cup — February 1

OneCupLogoOur Parent Teacher Fellowship welcomes you to join Mr. Satterly for coffee and pastries on Thursday, February 1, at 8:00 a.m. in Gangway (entry from the SW corner of the church). This quarterly event, designed for busy parents, is an opportunity to gather in an informal setting to discuss a parenting topic in about the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee, immediately following drop-off. We will end promptly at 8:45 a.m. to honor your time, but you are welcome to stay beyond that time to connect with Mr. Satterly and other parents.

If you would like to sponsor this event please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at or 954.771.4615, ext. 2504.

FTC Team 11204—Shark A-Tech

January 17, 2018 Posted in: Academics Tags: , ,

IMG_2276WA middle school robotics team, Team 11204 Shark A-Tech, participated in the FIRST FTC South Florida League Championship on Saturday, January 13, to finish out their season.

Shark A-Tech started the day off with several good matches, and their robot performed well. Unfortunately, the team was matched to alliances that had problems with their robots, eliminating hopes of a top-ranked finish.

“It has been a challenging year with many things learned,” lead mentor Sonja Timmer said. “Many thanks to the parents who have supported the team throughout the season by purchasing field items, volunteering at events, providing food for the hungry students, and creating wonderful give-aways for competitions,” she added.

The team is grateful for the opportunity that sponsorship by the school, Motorola Solutions, Apex Engineering, Rockwell Collins, and Florida Power and Light have provided. Special thanks to all of the mentors for their investment in the students over the last few months.

We are looking forward to next season!

Women’s Prayer And Bible Study Opportunities

Coral Ridge Women’s Ministry invites you to a lunchtime Bible Study on Mondays in the DeVos Chapel from noon to 1:00 p.m. beginning January 22. Discussions on Becoming a Woman of Strength by Cynthia Heald will be led by three WA moms at different life stages: Sarah Hajduk (elementary mom), Blair Critch (middle school mom), and Heather Moraitis (high school mom). No homework is required and books will be provided. You can also order this book on Amazon if you prefer to have your own copy. For more information, contact Heather Moraitis at 954-303-3448.

In addition to this, the WA Moms in Prayer group meets every Friday while school is in session at 8:00 a.m. at Coral Ridge in the Fellowship Hall Meeting Room (accessed from the south entrance).  Moms in Prayer International has groups in 140 countries and you are invited to cover our administration, faculty and staff, and students in prayer. This ministry is organized by Dr. Alba Marrero, Alejandra Ora, and Ediany Carbon. If you would like to more information, please email Ediany at Prayer requests can be emailed to as this group desires to lift up specific needs in our community.

Spring Sport Tryout & Start Dates

Lions-HeadWith winter sports in full swing, the 2018 spring athletic sports season is just around the corner! Below you will find a list of the spring sports tryout and start dates for the 2018 season. Every student-athlete must have a completed athletic physical form turned in before they can try out.

If your student-athlete is playing a WA Winter sport that overlaps with the dates and times below, please encourage them to communicate their intentions to both their winter and spring coaches.

Baseball Tryouts

  • JV and Varsity: January 29 and 30 from 3:40–6:15 p.m. at the west campus Athletic Complex
  • Middle School: February 8 and 9 from 4:00–6:00 p.m. at the west campus Athletic Complex

Softball Tryouts

  • Varsity: January 22 from 3:45–5:45 p.m. at the west campus Athletic Complex
  • Middle School: January 29 and 30 from 3:45–5:30 p.m. at the west campus Athletic Complex

Middle School Swimming Start Date

  • TBD Will take place after Spring Break

Tennis Start Date

  • Varsity: January 22 and 23 from 3:45–6:00 p.m. at the west campus Athletic Complex

Track & Field Start Date

  • Middle School and Varsity: January 22 from 3:45–6:00 p.m. at the west campus Athletic Complex
Water Polo Start Date
  • Varsity: January 22 from 3:30–6:00 p.m. at the east campus pool

Go Lions!