Posts Tagged ‘STEM’

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!

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.

Robotics Team At Barnes & Noble’s Mini Maker Faire

November 15, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,
image (1)Westminster Academy’s high school Robotics Team (FRC Team 744—Shark Attack) spent the past weekend promoting FIRST Robotics and STEM Education at Barnes & Noble’s 3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire, November 11-12. Special thanks to the demonstration team, which included the following students:
  • Joao Favale
  • Isaac Hobby
  • Rachel Karsner
  • Jennae Katic
  • Tommy Kline
  • Arianna Loucks
  • Keri-Anne Lue
  • Toni-Anne Lue
  • Patrick Mills
  • Sebastian Molina
  • Michael Pilch

WA Robotics Team Wins Mission Mayhem Competition

October 26, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: ,

MM-2017-dupOn Saturday, October 21, your WA Robotics Team FRC Team 744—Shark Attack competed in Mission Mayhem, a local competition among 23 Florida based robots, including seven teams that participated in this past year’s World Championship in Houston.

During the opening ceremonies, Jenae Katic, Keri-Anne Lue, and Maddy Weissman sang the national anthem—a perfect beginning to what would be an almost perfect day of competition.

In perhaps the most amazing performance in the history of our team, we won every match in qualifying rounds easily earning a first place ranking. During the elimination or final rounds, we won all but one match easily finishing as champions. Our robot required only routine maintenance and our team performed with excellence all day long.

Also, more than 20 team members worked to help build and operate the playing field. Three mentors on our team maintained the website, established live streaming of the competition, and assisted with field maintenance. Four students assisted with field reset/operations.

Well done Robotics Team!

WA Robotics Invites You To Mission Mayhem First Robotics Competition

October 19, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

Screen Shot 2017-10-19 at 3.07.27 PMWritten by John Mills ’18

You’re invited to the Mission Mayhem FIRST Robotics Competition! This event will take place this Saturday, October 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and will be located in the gym at Dillard High School. Come cheer on WA’s Robotics Team, Shark Attack FRC Team 744, and they’ll be glad to give you a tour around our pit. Who doesn’t want to watch robots compete? Admission is free! This is your chance to come out and see our robotics team in action without taking a long trip! Here is the day’s official agenda:

  • 8:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies, Team 744 sings the National Anthem!
  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Qualification Matches
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. – Alliance Selection
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Elimination Rounds
  • 4:45 p.m. – Awards

Please visit the Mission Mayhem website for directions and more information. For more information regarding Robotics at WA, please visit, email at, or by phone at 954.771.4615, ext. 2220. For more information on FIRST, please visit

Biology Students Visit Wakodahatchee Wetlands

October 10, 2017 Posted in: Academics Tags: , ,

nature-walkWestminster Academy students went beyond the classroom and ventured into the Wakodahatchee Wetlands with biology teacher, Mr. Raborn this past weekend. With notebooks in hand, this “walk and talk” allowed students to explore various ecosystems in one of Florida’s most prominent—and beautiful—wetlands. Wakodahatchee Wetlands is located in Delay Beach and features a three-quarter mile boardwalk with interpretive signage, gazebos, and benches throughout. After the walk, Mr. Raborn finished by answering questions and sharing a devotional.

New Maker Club Added To WA Discover Programs


Just a quick reminder that 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.

Please see below for the latest offerings 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 4:45 p.m. in Art Room)
  • Board Games Club with Mr. Kalb (Tuesdays 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Room 116)
  • NEW!—Maker Club with Ms. Timmer (Mondays & Wednesdays 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 134)
  • Piano (Starting the week of September 6)
  • Swimming Programs (please visit
  • Worship Arts Program (please contact Christye Crevier at or 954.445.1300)

We look forward to providing wonderful opportunities for your student in our Discover program. For more information, please email Julia Walker, After School/Enrichment Activities Coordinator.