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Discover WA After-School & Enrichment Programs

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Registration is now open for Discover, Westminster Academy’s after-school and enrichment activities. Please click here to log in or create an account and register your student for classes.

Currently, we are offering the following programs for the first quarter of school:

  • Project Artwork with Mrs. Beaupied (Tuesdays 3:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. in Art Room)
  • Golf (Thursdays 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on WA Soccer Field)
  • Cheerleading (Fridays 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Music Room)
  • Sewing (Mondays 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Art Room)
  • Art with Patty Moore (Wednesdays 3:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. in Art Room)
  • Bright & Smart Robotics (Mondays 3:15 p.m to 4:45 p.m. in Room 108)
  • CSI (Creation Studies Institute) (Thursdays 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Art Room)
  • Board Games Club with Mr. Kalb (Tuesdays 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Room 116)
  • Piano (Starting the week of September 6)
  • Swimming Programs (please visit westminsterswimming.com)
  • Worship Arts Program (please contact Christye Crevier at christye.crevier@fbcfl.com or 954.445.1300)

We look forward to providing unique opportunities for your student in our Discover program.

Discover WA After-School & Enrichment Programs

DiscoverLogo-951ede68-3e34-4485-8c8e-5aec4e0f07ed

Registration is now open for Discover, Westminster Academy’s after-school and enrichment activities. Please click here to log in or create an account and register your student for classes.

Currently, we are offering the following programs for the first quarter of school:

  • Project Artwork with Mrs. Beaupied (Tuesdays 3:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. in Art Room)
  • Golf (Thursdays 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on WA Soccer Field)
  • Cheerleading (Fridays 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Music Room)
  • Sewing (Mondays 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Art Room)
  • Art with Patty Moore (Wednesdays 3:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. in Art Room)
  • Bright & Smart Robotics (Mondays 3:15 p.m to 4:45 p.m. in Room 108)
  • CSI (Creation Studies Institute) (Thursdays 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Art Room)
  • Board Games Club with Mr. Kalb (Tuesdays 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Room 116)
  • Piano (Starting the week of September 6)
  • Swimming Programs (please visit westminsterswimming.com)
  • Worship Arts Program (please contact Christye Crevier at christye.crevier@fbcfl.com or 954.445.1300)

We look forward to providing unique opportunities for your student in our Discover program.

Robotics Summer Institute

May 25, 2017 Posted in: Academics Tags: , ,

There is no better way to prepare for robotics competition or classes in the fall than to take one or more workshops available this summer. This training is also great for students applying to colleges or technical schools or for anyone considering a STEM career.

Please refer to the attached flyers for descriptions of the five workshops offered this summer. Each student on our robotics team and all recommended incoming freshmen are eligible to take these workshops. Most workshops are free of charge! These workshops have been scheduled to avoid all overlap with WA summer school courses.

Students should apply early as some classes have limited capacity. For more information, please contact Mr. Kent Stolley at stolleyk@wa.edu.

FIRST Robotics Championship In Houston

May 2, 2017 Posted in: Academics Tags:

BT1A3744On Tuesday, April 18, through the Sunday, April 23, your WA High School Robotics team, FRC Team 744—Shark Attack, had an amazing trip to the FIRST Robotics Championship in Houston, Texas. More than 65,000 people attended the competitions in support of 1,394 FIRST Teams including 400 of the best FIRST Robotics Competition teams in the world. We had the great pleasure of competing with more than 60 FRC teams in the Newton Division—the toughest division at Worlds.

During the competition, our team continued to improve the robot by improving the climber, which was able to climb the rope in 2.5 seconds. The shooter was also improved with the addition of flywheels embedded in the shooter wheels. Our programming crew unveiled new autonomous routines in the first two days of competition. Our survey and strategy groups truly operated at a world class level providing drivers up to date intelligence and winning strategies throughout the competition. These improvements and others helped our team to finish the qualifying rounds in Newton Division in 10th place. We rose to become the 7th seed alliance captain and had 3 great alliance partners (Team 3847—Spectrum, Team 900—The Zebracorns, and Team 5012—Gryffingear). The strategy team did a great job in preparing plans to compete against a very tough 2nd seed alliance. In a tie-breaking match, we lost by just seven points, 452 to 445. The second placed team we lost to breezed through the Semi-Finals and would have won the Finals except for one robot that stopped running during a critical game. Our WA robotics team was very competitive at the world championship! Our young drive team was truly amazing!

The team would like to thank all of our sponsors, mentors, parents and fans for all their great support. We look forward to continuing to grow and develop our team during the Summer Robotics Institute and our off-season competitions in the fall!

Go Shark Attack! Go WA!

WA Robotics Competes In The FIRST Robotics World Championship!

April 20, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: ,

FIRST_horzAfter winning the Smoky Mountain Regional three weeks ago, Westminster Academy’s Shark Attack FRC Team 744, moves on to Houston this week to compete at the FIRST Robotics Championship. This is a world championship with over 400 teams competing. There are six divisions that the teams are assigned to. Our team is in the Newton Division. The qualifying matches start on Thursday, April 20, and go through Friday, April 21. The playoffs for each division will be held Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon the playoffs between the divisions played will be played at Minute Maid Park.

For information on the match schedules and results please visit The Blue Alliance.

To watch the action online, please visit TwitchTV

Go Shark Attack! Go WA Robotics!

Robotics Team Shark Attack 744 Wins Smoky Mountain Regional!

March 30, 2017 Posted in: Academics Tags: , ,

IMG_2924Westminster Academy’s High School Robotics Team, FRC Team 744 Shark Attack, traveled, to the Smoky Mountain Regional Robotics Competition in Knoxville, Tennessee, held at University of Tennessee’s Thompson-Boling Arena on Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25. It was a very exciting event with many close matches. There were many challenges to overcome with the robot, which the different members of the team addressed effectively.

Our team survey function was at a new level with students surveying each team’s matches and now entering the data on iPads. The data was immediately used to create strategies to win our next matches. Our programming crew was able to perfect the best autonomous routine at the competition. Our drivers and pit crew worked tirelessly to earn one of the highest records in gear placement at the competition.

The team was on the fifth seed alliance for the elimination rounds and won the competition. In addition, we received the Judges’ Award. The win in Knoxville qualified the team for the World Championship in Houston, Texas, in April.

Please pray for your high school robotics team as they prepare to play in the World Championship!

Orlando Regional Robotics Competition

March 14, 2017 Posted in: Academics Tags: , ,

IMG_1530Congratulations and thanks to all who participated and supported our high school robotics team in the competition this weekend. Following the most difficult build season in the history of our team, we were surely tested on the competition field. Thanks to the mentors who assisted in renovating our robot and to our drive team, pit crew, and programming team, for their flexibility and hard work. Their efforts resulted in a very competitive robot.

After a very difficult day of practice rounds, we ended two days of qualification matches in second place, winning 7 of 8 matches, earning our way to the semifinal rounds.

The team was awarded the Judges Award for the first time in our 16 year history. It was earned for our work in securing State funding for all FIRST high school robotics teams. Each team in Florida received $2,000 in state sponsorship due to the efforts of our legislative group and state representatives and senators sympathetic to our cause. The text of our award read in part:

This team has gone beyond local mentoring, community service, and school activities to include spreading FIRST all the way to Tallahassee. We would like to acknowledge the STEMbassadors for attacking the legislative process, procuring funds for all FIRST Florida Teams. Congratulations Team 744, Shark Attack

The next competition will be the Smoky Mountains Regional, on Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25. We covet your prayers as we seek to glorify God & qualify for the World Championship in this our final regional competition in 2017.

Go Shark Attack!