Author: Blake Matthews

​​Dear WA Community,  It has been said that on March 17, everyone is Irish. I am not sure what the good citizens of the emerald-isle think about that, but I do know that many yield to social convention and wear some sort of green attire on St. Patrick’s Day. When we lived in Chicagoland, this was a particularly big holiday featuring parades and a green Chicago River. Regardless of your affinity for corned beef and cabbage, it is hard to miss the celebration of this particular identity. This identity issue seems to dominate the news these days as we see and read...

Shrek The Musical is just over a week away! This production, presented by Collision Care Xpress, will take to the stage on Friday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 26, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Shrek The Musical is a hysterical musical remake of the beloved 2001 DreamWorks animated film. Shrek, an ogre who has grown accustomed to being alone in his swamp and sending people running with a single roar, runs into a bit of a conundrum when he returns home to find a large group of fairytale characters dumped on his...

The Lady Lions Basketball Team won the State Championship after defeating Cardinal Mooney 44–41 in Lakeland! The road to the championship was paved with several tournaments, including the Insider Exposure Tournament in Jacksonville, the Shark Showdown in Naples, the Tampa Bay Invitational in Tampa, and the She Got Game Tournament in Atlanta. They finished the season with a 27–5 overall record. The ladies won Districts and then defeated eight-time State Champion and two-time National Champion Miami Country Day for the regional title! The Lady Lions handed FSU High School a stunning defeat of 69–52 in the State Semifinals. With one...

The new FACTS Family App, available for both iOS and Android, is a great way to have quick access to important information that you would normally find in the FACTS Family Portal—grades, homework, billing, school calendars, and more. Search for Westminster Academy in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Be sure to allow notifications, create a profile, and select your interests. When you click on an item in the app that will access FACTS information (grades, homework, financial, etc.), you will be prompted to log in with your FACTS Family Portal credentials. You will also need to use our district code: WEST-FL. The app will...

The Lady Lions Soccer Team finished one of their toughest regular-season schedules 10–9–1 after facing strong programs—often without several key players due to injuries. However, the demanding schedule helped prepare them for postseason play. After losing to the South Florida Heat in the District Finals 0–4, they retaliated with a 2–1 double-overtime victory against the Heat in the Regional Finals, making this the third consecutive Regional Championship for the Lady Lions. This punched their ticket for State Championship Tournament, where they lost to St. Johns Country Day in the semifinals. St. Johns went on to win the Class 2A Championship. As a...