Lower School

Lower School Student Council collected supplies to create 25 boxes containing 295 "joy kits" and 6 boxes of additional supplies for families at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Each grade was assigned items to bring in such as toiletries, activity books, socks, stickers, board books, crayons, card games, throw blankets, and stuffed animals. Third through fifth-grade representatives assembled the kits and officers, Joey Pekic, Preston Pacienza, Evie Branham, and Siri Deenah delivered the supplies to the hospital last month! ...

It is with great excitement that the Lower School announces the addition of a math enrichment program for grades 3–5 titled “M3 Adventure.” This program utilizes the M3 Mentoring Mathematical Minds curriculum which is a National Association for Gifted Children's Curriculum Studies Award Winner. It was designed for gifted and high ability students and was developed at the University of Connecticut NEAG School of Education's Renzulli Center for Creativity. It fits well with our math program and allows for the addition of STEM and higher-level thinking activities. This program is by invitation only for students who excel in math. The class...

On Friday, January 22, 2021, we held our Scripps/Miami Herald 4th and 5th-grade Spelling Bee. The students were well-prepared and excited to show their spelling expertise. After 18 rounds and 167 words of intense competition, Klorey White won the spelling bee. Klorey will go on to represent Westminster Academy in the Miami Herald/Scripps National Spelling Bee for Broward County in March. Words that were spelled correctly and led to the final round were: “Scandinavia,” “laboratory,” and “indecipherable.” Congratulations to the winners and those who qualified to participate: First Place: Klorey White (5th Grade) Second Place: Jade Engen-Ruiz (5th Grade) Third Place:...

Westminster Academy will be hosting two safe and socially distanced Open House informational events to share how a fusion of faith and intellect at WA creates a unique experience in each child’s life! Prospective families can learn more about all that WA has to offer in academics, athletics, and the arts. This event is a great opportunity to share with others looking for a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for their children. Thursday, February 18, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. — Upper School Open House Tuesday, February 23, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. — Lower School Open House The events are free, but tickets...

We were disappointed that we could not hold our annual Pumpkin Patch this year, but God had another plan. The Lower School decided to bless elderly people residing in assisted living homes with “Encouragement Pumpkins.” The younger students decorated them, and older students added a Bible verse and a word of encouragement. These pumpkins have been placed in “quarantine,” and then student council officers will have the privilege of delivering them through a partnership with a local ministry, Heart2Heart Outreach. What a gift it will be for us to encourage our elderly neighbors with their own pumpkin patch! We are...