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Dear WA Community, President Lyndon Johnson launched the White House Fellowship Program in 1964 in order to “provide gifted and highly motivated young Americans with some first-hand experience in the process of governing the nation and a sense of personal involvement in the leadership of society.” It is widely recognized as one of the best leadership development programs around, particularly in the field of public service. For one year, fellows work alongside cabinet members and key government officials. They engage in substantive projects, receive intense mentoring while in a cohort experience, and receive real recognition. The program seeks to build a...

While our students ended the school day early this Wednesday, faculty took on the students’ role as learners in an afternoon of professional development. First, our faculty and staff heard from Dr. Frank Wright, president and CEO of D. James Kennedy Ministries. Dr. Wright shared the importance of God’s never-changing truth, special revelation, and our frontline role as a Christian school. Dr. Wright then graciously presented each person a copy of the D. James Kennedy Study Bible. Next, Dr. Michael Rizzo came to address student learning challenges and differences with our faculty. He has spent over 30 years working to help children, and...

WA talent will be on display on Tuesday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m. during the Festival of the Fine Arts Benefit Concert. Next week, students of all the WA performing arts programs will fill the Coral Ridge Sanctuary. From lower school to graduating seniors, WA students plan to entertain and inspire. High school students in the choir, orchestra and band will each perform. In addition, the lower school fifth-grade choir will be present to share their fabulous music. Drama students from lower and upper school will each share a preview of their upcoming musicals this year. While Broadcasting students share videos,...

Power Hour began with great excitement on Tuesday, September 18, in Lower School. Starting this week, the last hour of the school day on Tuesdays will be devoted to fun math projects. Unlike the usual classroom routine, students from kindergarten to fifth grade intermingle based on their math RIT score. The RIT scale accurately measures what students know, regardless of their grade level. Therefore, Power Hour divides up students based on how they performed in earlier MAP testing. Music and Mrs. Wood’s announcement, “It’s Power Hour!” over the loudspeaker was the signal for everyone to change classrooms. Teachers received a new...

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) is searching for “Who Wants to Be a Mathematician” in high schools throughout the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. More than 4,000 students took part last year. Forty WA students answered the call this year on Tuesday, September 18 during their lunch break. AMS will award $5,000 for the winning student and $5,000 for the math department of that student’s school. For the first qualifying round, students had 15 minutes to complete a ten-question multiple choice test. Their phones and calculators remained in their backpacks during the test. Entrants who scored seven or higher qualify for...