Upper School Media Center Tag

An exciting program that the Upper School Media Center offers to the middle school students is the Lamplighter Award Reading Program. The Lamplighter Program encourages middle school students to read books with wholesome values, uplifting characters, and edifying themes that inspire children toward positive goals. These current books are selected by a committee of readers from participating schools. Students that have read five or more Lamplighter books are invited to a pizza and ice cream sundae lunch in April and then vote for their favorite book. Each vote is then submitted to the national voting website. Students that read all...

The Upper School Media Center invited Author Melody Carlson to visit Westminster Academy on Tuesday, January 12 of this year. The Upper School was blessed with an interview format directed by Leo Reilly during the chapel service which also included a question and answer time. Melody Carlson has written over 250 books and has sold over 2.5 million books over the last 20 years. In addition to answering questions during chapel, Melody had lunch with two high school students, three English teachers, and other staff members. Students Stephanie Marchelos and Arianna Loucks had each read a book by Melody Carlson...

We have many Christmas items on display in the Upper School Library/Media Center.  Here are some recommended novellas:  Davis Bunn’s Tidings of Comfort and Joy and One Shenandoah Winter;  Sigmund Brouwer’s Pony Express Christmas; Francine Rivers’ The Shoe Box; Randy Singer’s The Judge Who Stole Christmas; and Jerry B. Jenkins’ Holding Heaven. Many Christmas short story collections are also recommended such as  Christmas in My Heart by Joe Wheeler (we have several volumes). Whether you steal a few minutes to yourself to read these stories or read them to your family, they are sure to get you in the Christmas...

The Upper School Library/Media Center had their Lamplighter Award Voting Party during lunchtime on Wednesday, April 22. Middle School students have been participating in this program that nominates 10 books for the students to read. These books contain stories and information that covers the world.  The books recognize family values and ethical behavior. Students that read at least 5 of these selected books were to the Voting Party. Those who read all 10 books are given a medal. The book with the most votes: The Blue Door by Christa Kinde.A special thank you goes to Bonnie Thompson for overseeing this special...

Thank you to all of our parents and guests from local churches and schools who attended #ParentChat, our event for parents on Social Media and Internet Safety. Matt McKee and Adam Duckworth gave an extraordinary presentation. Matt also spoke to our middle and high school students in chapel and Adam will return in March to speak to our upper school.It is our hope and prayer that everyone at WA would continue to gain wisdom and discernment about the responsible and safe use of social media and the Internet. If you were not able to attend, take a moment to check out helpful...