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Posts Tagged ‘Service’

Vision Of Hope Ministries

February 16, 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.

Night To Shine

February 16, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: ,

IMG_9250Night to Shine sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation is an unforgettable Prom Night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs. Night to Shine took place, Friday, February 10, 2017, in 48 states and 7 countries. Over 32,000 honored guests were invited and thousands of volunteers gave these amazing guests with special needs, their very own night to shine centered on Christ’s love.

“I was honored and thankful to be a part of this exciting evening. Participating as a buddy to two of the honored guests at Night to Shine was life changing for me. My heart has been touched and I believe every man, woman, and child living life with a disability should know about and have the opportunity to participate in Night to Shine and be crowned King or Queen of the prom.”—Lexi Gonzalez

To see a highlight video from the evening, click here.

National Honor Society Blood Drive

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

logoOn Monday, February 13, Westminster Academy’s National Honor Society hosted a blood drive through OneBlood. We had thirty people donate blood including students, faculty, parents, and friends. We also had eight people donate platelets. Platelets cannot be stored for more that 24 hours so donations are continually needed. Thank you to all who came out.

We had an impressive total of thirty-eight donors which far surpasses the last several drives. Westminster Academy’s National Honor Society is thankful to be able to help save lives by partnering with OneBlood.

Written by Alexis Moraitis ’17

Key Club In Action

December 8, 2016 Posted in: School News Tags: ,

servletSpecial thanks to the Westminster Academy Key Club for their work at the 13th Annual 5K Walk and Family Festival at the Pompano Beach Elks Lodge. The event helped raise over $60,000 for medical, therapeutic, educational, and recreational programming for some of the most medically fragile and technologically dependent infants, children, and young adults in the nation.

This is not the first time our Key Club has partnered with Broward Children’s Center. In the past, they have helped at the Special Olympics and a grand opening charity event at Whole Foods Market. Way to go Key Club!

Sponsor A Recycling Bin

November 30, 2016 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

Beginning in 2017, you will see recycling bins throughout our campus. WA Sophomore Arianna Loucks launched the Green Club which is devoted to promoting recycling. Students receive service hours for emptying the recycling bins each week in shifts. Sponsorships from both companies and dedicated individuals, as well as student-organized fundraisers, will help pay for the cost of the recycling bins and pick-up fees.

Please consider sponsoring a bin on campus for $500. Your commitment as a sponsor enables the Green Club to educate our community about caring for our environment and take action to generate less waste and teach students to recycle. In appreciation for your support, your business or family name will be recognized on the recycling bin label. For more information or to sponsor a bin, please contact Sarah Hajduk, Interim Director of Development at 954.771.4615, ext. 2504 or hajduks@wa.edu.

U.S. Troops Received “Goodie Bags” From WA Students

November 28, 2016 Posted in: Student Life Tags: , , ,
Two of Westminster Academy’s student-led clubs, Students for Soldiers and the Key Club, held a collection drive during the month of September for our troops serving our country around the world. Over the Thanksgiving break, we received a thank you from an Army unit serving in the Middle East that received the more than 70 goodie bags from our upper school students and many letters from our preschool students. Thank you to all of those who helped make this a possibility. Please keep our service men and women in your prayers, especially during the Christmas Season.

Key Club At The Annual Miles For Smiles Event!

November 9, 2016 Posted in: School News Tags:

image1Once again, WA Key Club has started off the year with a heart for service and they have completed two events already!

On Saturday, November 5, they had about 12 volunteers in the Annual Miles for Smiles event. Our students helped some the most vulnerable children in our community to complete their walk. Many of these children have physical and other serious challenges. Our students became the hands and feet of Christ, helped to push wheelchairs and assisting in every way possible to help make this event a success!

Our team Captain for this event was Emily Greven, and the other WA key Club students that attended were:

  • Audrey Aguiar
  • Caroline Cespedes
  • Rochelle Crevier
  • Caroline Elgut
  • Ava Gaus
  • Olivia Gaus
  • Clara Harms
  • Savannah Rice
  • Jonathan Ulrich
  • Kathryn Drake
  • Lilly Tchividjian