School News

During the week of October 24, grades 3–6 participated in Digital T.H.I.N.K. Week, which was led by PREP Principal Dr. Rebekah Owens. The purpose of this week was to help students make thoughtful and positive choices with technology while recognizing that their choices affect their community and themselves. T.H.I.N.K. stands for T (trustworthy), H (helpful), I (inspiring), N (necessary), and K (kind), and students were asked to reflect on whether the choices they were making on the computer reflected these values. Each day of the week focused and expanded on one of these topics. Discussions included evaluating whether you could trust...

We are very proud of our WA Athletes. Here is a recap from the Fall Season: Ladies’ Cross Country The Ladies’ team finished 3rd place overall in districts, with 7th grader Claire Chanon placing 1st individually, with Senior teammate Marlo Hibler finishing 3rd individually. In Regionals, the ladies finished 4th place overall, with Claire placing 2nd individually and Marlo placing 3rd. The team advanced onto the State meet at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, where Claire and Marlo finished in the top 50 runners. Men’s Cross Country The Men’s team finished 2nd overall in Districts with highlighted individual performances by Tanner Pritchard, who placed...

Our third 5-Day Annual Fund Drive held in late October was a great success raising $88,500, which includes a generous $25,000 matching gift! The goal was to reach 50% parent participation by the 50th day of school. We are so grateful for 243 current families who have already made a donation this school year. While we are still making progress towards 50% parent participation, we are confident we will reach our goal by December 31. Each day videos were shared highlighting how gifts to the Annual Fund invest in people, strengthen programs, and enhance places on our campuses. Special thanks to...

The Lions Parent Association Business Directory is a wonderful resource to connect the WA community to businesses affiliated with current WA families, as well as alumni families. This convenient online directory is a great tool when you are seeking services for your home, a medical provider, a restaurant to dine at this weekend, and much more! Visit wa.edu/lpabiz to view current listings and there is also an icon on the WA App. The LPA is seeking more current WA families and alumni families to advertise their businesses. The cost to be included in the directory is $250 and your listing will...

Members from the Westminster Academy National Honor Society visited the Lauderdale Lakes Alzheimer’s Center to sing and make crafts with those served by the Center. It is the first time since 2019 that they have been able to visit due to COVID-19. Students were excited to return as this has been a regular part of their service to the community. In October, the Westminster Academy National Junior Honor Society inducted its newest members. These 8th-grade students demonstrated the five core values: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character, and Citizenship. Each must have a GPA of 3.75 or higher in core classes and be...