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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!

National Honor Society Blood Drive

December 6, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: ,

logoFriday, December 8, Westminster Academy’s National Honor Society will be hosting a blood drive through OneBlood. Students, faculty, parents, and friends, please consider donating blood or platelets from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Platelets cannot be stored for more than 24 hours so donations are continually needed. Donors will receive a fleece blanket and a wellness checkup including pulse, temperature, blood pressure, iron count, and cholesterol screening.

Westminster Academy’s National Honor Society is thankful to be able to help save lives by partnering with OneBlood.

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.

Family Care Committee

August 22, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , , ,

PTF-LogoThe mission of the Westminster Academy Parent Teacher Fellowship is to encourage community and fellowship between parents, teachers, and students and to provide opportunities by which the parents and faculty can come alongside one another in Christian fellowship and service. It is our hope we can illustrate the love of Christ especially when a WA family is walking through a devastating situation such as a death, illness, or hospitalization. At these times, the Parent Teacher Fellowship Family Care Committee reaches out to these WA families.

If you have the heart to help, please purchase a Publix or local restaurant gift card in the amount of $25 or more, and leave it with any of the WA school offices Attn: PTF Family Care. If you, or someone you know, find yourself in a situation needing prayer and some assistance, please email us at familycare@wa.edu, and we will respond with a card, prayers, and support.

We thank you in advance for your willingness to serve alongside us.  One of the greatest privileges we have as Christians is to lift one another up during trying times, and we pray that PTF Family Care will bless and encourage our hurting families during their time of need.

Back-To-School Drive To Benefit 4KIDS

May 25, 2017 Posted in: Spiritual Life Tags: ,

kids8On Tuesday, May 23, eighth-grade students completed their Back-To-School Drive for foster children in 4KIDS of South Florida. Mr. Clemens and his eighth-grade students were able to collect enough supplies and money for over 270 foster kids at 4KIDS.

Since 1997, 4KIDS of South Florida has been committed to providing a home for every child. Through a partnership of committed individuals, churches, corporations, and government agencies, 4KIDS has brought hope to over 20,000 children.

After delivering the supplies, the students toured the facility before heading back to school. We are proud of our students and their heart to help others.

Opening Day With The Miracle League of Delray Beach

April 3, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , ,

IMG_3751The varsity baseball and softball teams attended the Miracle League of Delray Beach on Saturday, April 1, for their Opening Day.

The league runs every Saturday throughout the spring and is an opportunity for children with mental and physical disabilities to play the amazing game of baseball. This is a great ministry opportunity for our student-athletes as they cheer on the kids as they play and also bring life and excitement into the game they all love to play.

The kids enjoy having the WA baseball and softball teams out there as they stand along the first and third base lines to encourage and cheer them on as they are up to bat and running the bases. Some players are even blessed enough to be selected as a “buddy” to a child and work one on one with them and help them as they hit and run the bases.

Thanks to Coach Nick James, Coach Casey Jarvis and to the WA baseball and softball players who went and participated in the Miracle League!

Vision Of Hope Ministries

February 20, 2017 Posted in: Spiritual Life Tags: , , ,

Vision of HopeWe are excited to announce a new partnership with Vision Of Hope Ministries, a non-profit organization that founded College Susan Schuenke (CSS) in Haiti. Our hope is that each grade at Westminster Academy, (K-12), will sponsor a Haitian child in order to enable him or her to attend CSS. The tuition cost for each child is $375 per year.

We are looking forward to partnering with Vision of Hope Ministries and for our students to step up and support students their own age at College Susan Schuenke, a like-minded, Christian school in Haiti—Joel Satterly

CSS is a day school that seeks to minister to the educational, spiritual, and physical needs of the students who attend school there. Their desire is to train up young leaders that they might work for the development of Haiti one day as adults. In doing so, they hope to break the cycle of poverty they live in while making a lasting positive impact on their nation. Many of the students come from very poor families who make incredible sacrifices in order to have their child attend school. Other students are only able to attend school due to the donations of supporters. We believe this is a great discipleship opportunity for our students.

  • Donation boxes will be placed in each lower school classroom and each upper school Bible classroom.
  • Each donation box will come with a student’s photo, a short biography, and an opportunity to communicate directly with the Haitian child they are supporting.

If you have any questions, please contact Roxanne Smith, Administrative Coordinator and Funding Director for Vision Of Hope Ministries at 954.444.7639.