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We are very grateful to our school community for soliciting exciting items for us to auction off Under the Big Top on Friday, March 1. Our silent auction will include plenty of favorite local restaurants. With so many choices, those who join us should leave our event with a date night to plan.

If you’d rather bring the restaurant to you, Padrino’s Cuban Cuisine can be at your next party! Back by popular demand, our silent auction will include Padrino’s Catered Event for 30. This item includes roasted pork, garden chicken, rice, black beans, plantains, and salad. Gather a group and start planning a party! Click here to purchase auction tickets to bid on this item. Individual tickets, tables, and sponsor opportunities are available.

If you have further questions, please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at

Our annual dinner auction is just weeks away! On Friday, March 1, we will gather for A Night Under the Big Top at 6:30 p.m. in Kennedy Fellowship Hall. Come one, come all! Step right up to support the greatest school on earth!

You can support WA in our largest fundraiser of the year with your time, talents, or treasure. If you’d like to give of your time, purchase your tickets here and join us for this festive event—you won’t want to miss it! If you want to lend your talents, the Decorations Committee meets weekly on Thursday mornings after drop‐off to work on projects. Click here to sign up. Lastly, if you treasure it, chances are someone else does too! So, please donate auction items! We welcome any connections or ideas to keep our annual event fresh and exciting. Click here to download acquisition forms to solicit items.

  • The lower school grade with the most participation will have an ice cream party.
  • All middle school students who acquire a $25 gift certificate or item for the auction will be excused from class for an ice cream party.
  • All high school students who acquire a $25 gift certificate or item for the auction will receive community service hours. Two hours will be awarded for each $25 gift card/item with a maximum of 6 community service hours.

The deadline to receive items is next Friday, February 15.

Please return the acquisition form with the gift card/item to Lynn Barbar in the Development Office so we can thank the donor and give your child credit for the gift. For further information, contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at or 954.771.4600, ext. 2504.



Thursday, January 31

  • Varsity Ladies’ Soccer District Finals: Won 3–1 vs. South Florida Heat
  • Varsity Men’s Soccer District Finals: Won 2–1 vs. Sagemont
  • Varsity Ladies’ Basketball: Won 69–36 vs. Pine Crest

Friday, February 1

  • JV Men’s Basketball: Won 62–61 vs. John Carroll High School
  • Varsity Men’s Basketball: Won 78–50 vs. John Carroll High School


Tuesday, February 5


  • Varsity Ladies’ Water Polo Preseason: Won 6–2 vs. Cardinal Gibbons and won 6–2 vs. South Plantation
  • Varsity Men’s Water Polo Preseason: Won 8–2 vs. Cardinal Gibbons and won 7–2 vs. South Plantation
  • Varsity Ladies’ Soccer Regional Quarterfinals: Won 8–0 vs. Hillel Day School
  • Varsity Ladies’ Basketball District Semifinals: Won 64–9 vs. Yeshiva

Last week was full of school spirit in honor of Winter Court with dress‐up days for even our youngest lions, the Winter Court presentation in upper school, and Friday’s pep rally. All festivities led up to the WA Lions basketball game on Friday, February 1, against John Carroll’s Golden Rams.

The Lions entered the game with a 19–4 record, and as the last game of the regular season, they wanted to add one more win. The high‐scoring game proved this goal was attainable. The Lions’ won 78–50. However, the game was not the only crowning achievement celebrated on Friday. It seemed appropriate that on Senior Night, two seniors on the team celebrated milestones. Sam Griffin entered the 1000‐point club with over 1000 points for his WA career in just two short years. Chase Johnston set a new national high school boys’ record for all‐time career 3‐pointers with 523. WA crowned seniors Tim Bibbee and Gabby Audet as the 2019 Winter Court King and Queen during the halftime presentation. Finally, competition continued after the Winter Court game when WA alumni faced WA faculty in the annual Lions Knockout Game. The Alumni took home the coveted Lion Knocker Trophy with a win of 80–75 in double overtime.

This year, Winter Court week ended in the gym with dancing! The first‐ever Winter Court dance on Saturday turned the gym into a Winter Wonderland. The school‐sponsored dance not only allowed the students some fun, but also raised funds for SCORE International Ministries.

WA Lions now rank ninth in the state going into District Semifinals next week. They will face John Carroll again on Tuesday, February 12, but this time on their court in Fort Pierce at 5:30 p.m.

All‐County Orchestra is a once‐a‐year event hosted to select the best orchestra musicians in Broward County, both public and private schools. This year we had 7 students participate:

  • Angeline Sirois, sixth grade
  • Arabell An, sixth grade
  • Sean Harms, sixth grade
  • Brian Hildebrandt, seventh grade
  • Alex Kozich, seventh grade
  • Samy Joseph, seventh grade
  • Hannah Billings, junior
We are delighted to see our students perform with the best of Broward!