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Lower School

This school year brings a whole new dining experience to WA with the selection of SAGE Dining Services as our food service provider. SAGE will offer fresh-made menu items including a healthy main dish with a variety of starches and fresh vegetables as sides. In addition, creative, food-truck-style fare, authentic Latin and Asian dishes, expanded vegetarian options will be daily options. They even display cooking and themed build-your-own stations. Especially helpful, SAGE provides expertise on allergy accommodations and compliance with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). With one in every 11 SAGE students managing a food allergy, SAGE takes great care to ensure...

Our uniform provider, Risse Brothers, invites WA families to visit their store Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16, for a special sale. If you shop early for school uniforms, you will beat the crowds and receive 10% off your purchase. However, this offer is only good for in-store purchases at their Deerfield location. Store hours are for the following: Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Risse Brothers not only provides the daily uniform, but they also carry...

Today, the Lower School's greatest show-and-tell took place because students, parents, and a panel of judges gathered in Fellowship Hall for the inaugural event, "The Lion's Den Maker Faire." A Maker Faire is not only an opportunity to show what teams have made. It's also a chance to share what teams have learned. Most of all, it's a celebration of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Today, third-grade Maker teams finalized their prototypes and polished their presentations. Then, a panel of judges evaluated each team's Maker project. The criteria were functionality, creativity, empathy, iteration learning, and salesmanship. Congratulations to: Ethan Joseph, Albie Karaj, Liam Pace, and...

At Westminster Academy, each second through fifth-grade student participates in Continental Math—competing against more than a thousand schools nationwide. Beginning in the second grade, students use an array of strategies to solve complex problems. Analytical reasoning problems become more challenging as they move through each grade. The students in second and third grade participated in three separate meets, while the students in fourth and fifth grade participated in five separate meets. We were pleased to share the results of each grade level: Second Grade: First Place: Drew Barbar and Janelle Stervil (tied) Second Place: Dominic Walker, Raegan Session, Niko Bosire, and Greta Harms (tied) ...

Throughout the school year, students in the Lower School participated in the challenging Accelerated Reader program. This program strengthens reading skills and boosts comprehension. Students take short online quizzes and receive points based on their reading. Students are assigned a point goal to meet each quarter. For the 2017-18 school year, 80 students achieved their goal for all four quarters. The two students with the highest points in each grade enjoyed a pizza party in the lower school media center on Tuesday, May 15. Mrs. White, the Lower School Librarian, announced the top AR point-earners for each grade this morning. Here are...