As keeping with tradition, WCS Athletics is well-represented in Miami-Dade County at the All Dade Awards Breakfast. Congratulations to all of our athletes and coaches on another successful year. With 14 First Team selections, four Player of The Year awards and two Coach of the Year winners, WCS ranks among the very best athletic departments in Miami-Dade County. In addition to these individual awards, WCS received the All Sports Award, 1A-5A for both boys & girls sports. Following are some of the highlights:
MS Students Receive State Recognition from Duke TIP Program
Congratulations to the 15 Middle School students who received State Recognition from the Duke Talent Identification Program (TiP). They are: Joseph Azel, Henry Benito, Montserrat De Allende Silva, Andrea Escobio, Evan Figueroa, Landon Glavach, Javier Hidalgo-Gato, Sophia Linale, Isabella Myers, Anthony Pastrana, Austin Perkins, Micah Quentel, Aria Upton, Arianna Valme, and Liam Zone.
The verse for the 2016-2017 school year is: "Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life." The theme, taken from the verse, is "Show Me the Way." What a beautiful daily reminder as we learn to become more like Jesus.
An update on our Class of 2016 Valedictorian Ashley Diaz. In addition to being accepted to Johns Hopkins, Washington U - St. Louis, Wake Forest University, University of Miami, University of Florida, and Emory University (Ashley's school of choice) her most recent acceptance is to Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia is a global leader in higher education and attracts highly accomplished students and scholars from around the world. The admission rate for Columbia's Class of 2017 was a combined 6.9 percent, one of the lowest in the University’s history.
Join us in congratulating Justin Brown '16 as he makes WCS history as the first student-athlete to sign with a Division 1 college for basketball. He will be playing at University of North Carolina at Asheville.
The WCS Administrative Offices will close on Thurs., May 26 at 11:30 AM. From Tues., May 31, to Thurs., Aug. 4, the offices will be open from 8 AM to 2 PM. The offices will be closed on Mon., Jul. 4, in observance of Independence Day. Normal office hours, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, will resume on Fri., Aug. 5. Have a safe and blessed summer!
Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the early release day will move from Wednesday to Thursday, schoolwide, as follows: MS and HS will dismiss at 2:05 PM, the Preschool will dismiss at 1:30 PM, and ES at 1:45 PM. In addition, beginning next school year, the Preschool and Elementary will start their school day at 8 AM.
Sports physicals and all eligibility paperwork due for ALL high school and middle school fall sports. Submit to the Athletic Office. Paperwork is valid for 365 days from submittal. Students may NOT participate in tryouts nor practice until valid eligibility paperwork is on file in the athletic office. Blank forms may be found at the "Athletic Forms" link on the WCS Athletics homepage. http://wcsathletics.org/sports/2013/4/18/FB_0418130349.aspx?id=7