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The WA baseball season officially began last week with Opening Day on Thursday, February 28. Thanks to preseason preparation and supportive parents, our team is ready for a winning season! While the team worked on their baseball skills on the field this past month, their parents showed their trade skills on the facility. A workday proved fruitful with over 30 parents and players who volunteered their time to prepare for the season. Painting, cleaning, building, and organizing around the Athletic Complex ensured the team was ready to hit the ground running on opening day. In addition, the parents took the lead and completed a total renovation of the concession stand. New sub‐flooring, flooring, drywall, lighting, and appliances together make it a brand new space, thanks to these devoted fans.

They have really bought into the program and the vision, and I’m so appreciative,” said Coach Nick James, head baseball coach. Come see for yourself! Plan to take in a game this season. Go Lions!

Registration for the fourth quarter is now open for Discover, Westminster Academy’s after school and enrichment activities. Register your student for activities here. All programs start the week of March 25 and continue through the week of May 20 (except ballet which has specific dates).

Currently, we are offering the following programs:

Mondays:

  • Cheerleading with Mrs. Applegate (Girls in Grades K–5) in the lower school music room from 3:15–4:15 p.m. Price: $175
  • NEW: Basketball with Coach Wallhoff (Grades 1–5) in the gymnasium from 3:15–4:15 p.m. Price $175

Tuesdays:

  • Art with Miss Salas (PK4‐Grade 2) in the lower school art room from 3:10–4:10 p.m. Price: $175, plus a $10 supply fee
  • NEW: Kickball with Mrs. Walker (Grades 2–5) on the basketball courts from 3:15–4:15 p.m. Price: $175

Wednesdays:

  • Preschool Playtime with PK2 teacher, Mrs. Forsgren (PK2‐PK4) in the preschool courtyard from 3:00–4:00 p.m. Price: $160

Thursdays:

  • Golf with Mike Freglette (Grades K–5) on the grassy lot from 3:00–4:00 p.m. Price: $175

Fridays:

  • Ballet with Miss Nikki Miller (PK2–K) in the ballet room from 3:15–4:00 p.m. Price: $160
    (Ballet meets March 22, March 29, April 5, April 12, May 3, and May 17)

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

  • Private Piano Lessons with Gail Smith (Grades K‐12). Lower school students’ lessons are during school hours, and upper school students are after school. Price: $250 per quarter

For swimming programs, please visit westminsterswimming.com for more information.

We look forward to providing wonderful opportunities for your student in our Discover program!

On Tuesday, March 5, Westminster Academy held our second‐grade spelling bee. The students were well‐prepared and excited to show their spelling expertise. After 13 rounds of intense competition, Lariza Ora won the spelling bee. Words that were spelled correctly and led to the final round were: “eliminate,” “stylish,” and “knelt.” Alex Scott placed second, and Preston Pacienza won third place.

Second Grade Spelling Bee:

First Place: Lariza Ora
Second Place: Alex Scott
Third Place: Preston Pacienza

Spelling Bee Participants:

Grace Barbar
Francesca Boeri
Caleb Carisma
Mckenzie Dannheim
Trahern LaFavor
Rylee Muharsky
Lariza Ora
Preston Pacienza
Tanijah Reed
Alex Scott
Rush Wheeler

Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and Westminster Academy invite you to spend a Night On Broadway on Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. As part of their Concert Series, this month’s concert at Coral Ridge will feature talent from the eighty‐voice Concert Choir, angelic youth choirs, and musicians—many of whom are Westminster Academy students, alumni, and faculty. Together, they will send you on a tour down Broadway, featuring acclaimed hits. Plan to enjoy your favorite songs from Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, West Side Story, Wicked, many Disney tunes, and more!

Get ready to for an incredible evening and click here for tickets.

Westminster Academy’s Annual Dinner Auction, A Night Under the Big Top, is a day away! The big event begins tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. However, the bidding has already begun! You can bid on Silent Items from anywhere, thanks to our online auction and mobile system. Simply click here to register your credit card and begin bidding today. If you are interested in Live Items but cannot attend, please contact Sarah Hajduk to have someone bid for you.

Our number one tip for the auction is to set Max Bids in advance of the event. Simply allow BidPal to automatically bid for you. This system allows you to relax and enjoy appetizers and fellowship with friends, while not missing out on the items you want to win. If you are bidding remotely, it’s a great tool for you as well. After you submit a bid, an automatic prompt will ask you to set a Max Bid. If at anytime someone outbids you, BidPal will automatically bid on your behalf up to the Max Bid amount you set using bid increments. You’ll also receive a text message if someone outbids you.

Thanks to the generous support of corporate sponsors and families, this event is completely underwritten. We’re especially grateful for our Title Sponsor, Benedetti Orthodontics, and Ringmaster Sponsors: All‐American Windows and Doors, Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, and the Taylor family. We’re also thankful for those who gave at our Lion Tamer level: Dry Concepts and the Foundation for Christian Living. With our costs covered, all proceeds raised at the auction tomorrow will go directly to support our Annual Fund. In addition, a Heart Raise will take place to fund a Collaboratory, a new interactive, instructional space for our school.