“Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.” Proverbs 4:25
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” Colossians 3:23
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23
“Show proper respect to everyone; love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.” I Peter 2:17
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” James 4:17
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Philippians 2:3-4
Empowering learners, preparing hearts, and inspiring lives to faithfully serve as ambassadors for Jesus Christ.
I am Mother, a film written and co-produced by WCS alum Michael Lloyd Green ’01, will be released on Netflix on June 7. Set in the wake of humanity’s extinction, the movie tells the story of a teenage girl who is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. The cast includes Hilary Swank, Rose Byrne and Clara Rugaard.
Operation Pedro Pan Comes to Life for Seventh Grade Students
Mr. Chenet's seventh grade English class read "90 Miles to Havana," by Enrique Flores-Galbis, a historical fiction novel about three boys sent to Miami from Cuba as part of Operation Pedro Pan. This account came to life for students when they heard from five Cuban immigrants who came to this country through Operation Pedro Pan. The guests shared their memories and stories of being among the 14,000 Cuban children that came to the USA between 1960 and 1962, without their parents, to escape Castro's Communist regime.
Westminster Christian School Teams 6855B and 6855C of the Warrior Robotics Elementary Division were one of only three schools in the nation that earned two or more awards at the World Robotics Competition in Louisville, Kentucky in late April. During the regular season, over 5,000 teams from around the world competed. Of those, only 409 teams qualified from 28 countries, 313 from the United States, 15 from Florida, and nine from Miami. Of the seven schools from Miami, Westminster was the only one to earn an award, and the only school from Florida to earn three awards.
Microsoft has selected Westminster Christian School as the Showcase School of the Month. Westminster Christian School is part of a global community of schools engaged in innovative change to improve teaching and learning using Microsoft's K-12 Education Transformation Framework. With the support and guidance of Microsoft, WCS creates immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning, stimulating development of essential life skills so students are empowered to achieve more.
The CCC team and our WCS students have been busy on the first day of the Florida College Tour. The first stop was breakfast and a tour of Florida Atlantic University. Then they caught up with WCS alumni Tamara Kurt '18 and Derek Van Hook '16 for lunch and a tour of University of Central Florida. Then they enjoyed a sunset tour at University of North Florida followed by dinner & dessert on campus.
ES Students Release Ladybugs in Honor of Earth Week
The Elementary School celebrated Earth Week with a special visit from thousands of ladybugs, and Village Mayor Cunningham and Councilmember Fiore. Students learned about the importance of conservation and how ladybugs help the environment.
During spring break, freshmen Melanie Deville and Dante Martinez competed and won awards at the 64th Annual State of Florida Science and Engineering Fair held in Lakeland, FL. Dante was awarded an Honorable Mention for his work with C. nivales and tardigrades while Melanie won the Office of Naval Research Naval Science Award for her work with rocket fuel. They competed with over 900 top science students from all over the state and were among a select few who earned honors. We are so proud of our students!
Congratulations to senior Elizabeth Figg, Carolina Borges (8th grade) and Sophia Medina (5th grade) for being selected as STAR students. These students were recognized at an awards luncheon hosted by Independent Schools of South Florida (ISSF) for their achievements in academics, community service, and as role models.
Michael Lloyd Green ’01 wrote and co-produced I Am Mother, a movie which will be featured along with 112 others films at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah from Jan. 23 – Feb. 2, 2019. Set in the wake of humanity’s extinction, the movie tells the story of a teenage girl who is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. The cast includes Hilary Swank, Rose Byrne and Clara Rugaard. Green is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles with his wife, Simone Boyce, a news journalist with NBC.
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The Admission Office is seeking enthusiastic parents interested in learning about becoming Tour Guides for the 2019 Fall Prospective Parent Tours. If your child has attended Westminster for at least one year, and you are passionate about we do here, we would love to have you submit a brief interest form.
Mrs. Sandy Carson and Mr. Derek Deville were elected as members of the WCS Board of Trustees at the April 23 Spring Association Meeting. In addition, the propopsed bylaw changes were accepted and approved. Thank you to everyone who attended and cast their vote.