On Sep. 23, See You at the Pole Day, was observed on all three campuses as students gathered for prayer. In the HS, students gathered around the flagpole and lifted our community, our country and other petitions in prayer. On the ES and MS, students, teachers and parents gathered in their courtyards to sing and pray.
Having just moved my last child out of the house, I was reflecting over the summer regarding my parenting. Is Eli ready to be on his own? How are my two other children, Katie and Wilson, going to be as parents? Did Sherry and I do enough? I guess the first way to answer these questions is to define the desired end result. Besides being happy and healthy, we wanted to raise our kids to become independent, God-fearing adults, who raise their own families in a Christian home. I think by that definition we have been successful with our first two, who are happy and raising their children in happy, Christian, church attending homes. Eli is just starting his career now at the US Naval Academy where he is learning how to be a successful student, playing Division 1 soccer and living the Military life. All of their beginnings into adult life have had bumps, pot holes and hurdles. But, so far, they each have overcome and figured their way past the bumps, through the pot holes and over the hurdles and have come out stronger and wiser.
Boulris Qualifies as Commended National Merit Scholar
WCS senior Nicole Boulris has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended students place among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who take the qualifying PSAT exam.
At this year's Fellowship of Christian Athletes "Night of Champions," WCS junior and two-sport athlete Sophia Poveda was chosen as a guest speaker to kick off the event. She challenged the more than 700 athletes and coaches in the audience to be unashamed followers of Jesus Christ in all that they do, and to seek relationships that will help them nurture their Christian walk. This was the second time Poveda was invited to speak.
During "Letter E" week in the preschool, teachers read the classic book, "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss to students. It sounded so delicious that students decided to make the meal with help from their teachers.