Upper School

On March 6, sixth-grade student, Brady Oropesa, represented WA in the Miami Herald Spelling Bee. There were 67 public and private schools who sent students to compete in this county-wide event. In addition to improving students’ spelling skills and increasing vocabulary, spelling bee participation provides valuable experience in developing poise. As a result, Brady gained a necessary skill for success in public speaking and performing arts. We are thankful for Brady’s hard work, especially the hours spent preparing above and beyond his regular school work. We are proud of how he represented Westminster Academy!...

Throughout the school year, National Honor Society (NHS) partners with Lauderdale Lakes Alzheimer’s Care Center. Students visit the center and sing hymns, make crafts, and fellowship with the residents. The students further their support with an annual Walk to Benefit the Alzheimer’s Center, which is the biggest fundraiser for NHS every year. Because of the half-day on Wednesday, the National Honor Society spent the afternoon participating in the fundraiser. After school, students made their way out to the west campus Athletic Complex to walk for support of the Center. With the president, Cole Lynch, organizing and leading the way, this year...

Summer School is now open to all students entering grades 6–12 in the fall of 2019. Summer school runs from Monday, June 3, through Wednesday, July 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please complete the registration form to sign up. Available Courses: Remedial Math Courses (Grades 6–12)—Remedial math courses are all taught on an individual basis for Pre‐Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Math for College Readiness, and Algebra with Trigonometry. Conceptual Physics—This course offers a conceptual and exploratory approach to classical mechanics, optics, and electricity for Juniors and Seniors. Successful completion of Algebra and Geometry is a prerequisite. Spanish II—This...

Tuesday, February 19 at 11:59 p.m. was marked “Stop Build” for our robotics team, Shark Attack. They met their deadline to complete their new robot for the 2019 FRC Robotics Game Destination: Deep Space. The team took six weeks for intense strategy, design, construction, programming, and testing. Finally, Shark Attack “bagged and tagged” this year’s robot late Tuesday night until they compete in March. Testing of systems and programming occupied most of the evening. However, the timing allowed the team to also demonstrate robots and new mechanisms to our WA Open House crowd on the same night. “One highlight of our night was...

Our eighth-grade students will embark upon an incredibly important season next year. They will experience individual growth academically, spiritually, athletically, and socially. Therefore, we invite eighth-grade parents and students to preview high school next Thursday, February 28. Please join us at 6:30 p.m. in the DeVos Chapel (on the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church campus). This brief High School Preview will highlight some of the excitement of becoming a Westminster Academy High School student. Not only will students enjoy WA traditions, they will embark on their preparations for college and then look towards their future career. For that reason, a number of...