Our Middle School experience is based on the belief that students of this age should be challenged academically, should be accountable for their actions, and nurtured spiritually by teaching Biblical principles.
Middle School News
Students Learn Responsibility by Caring for Classroom Pets
Louie, the bearded dragon, usually lives in Mrs. Gordon's science classroom during the school year. However, when teaching and learning transitioned online, Louie decided to go on vacation and has been enjoying two week stays at students' homes who volunteered to be pet hosts. He is currently hanging out with seventh grade student Kate Murphy.
Visit the Remote Learning Video Library for a collection of videos produced by various members of the Westminster community that highlight the work of students and teachers during remote learning and teaching. You will find chapels by campus, several end-of-year celebrations, peformances, virtual displays and more!
Middle School Students Earn Rewards in Reading Challenge
Seventeen students in grades 6, 7, and 8 participated in the Reading Challenge BINGO contest and read a total of 7,992 pages! The top three winners each read four books and will receive a $100 gift card. They are: Christian Amadeo, Alexa Arner, and Gabriella Martin. The following students read two books each and will receive $20 gift cards:
Update! Westminster Employees Team Up to Sew Masks for Health Care Workers
Update: Anne and her team have distributed over 800 masks to health care workers and facilities in our community, and are now working on medical grade masks in collaboration with doctors from the University of Florida. Click "Read More" to see new video and list of recipients.
When elementary art teacher Anne Heetderks saw the need for masks among health care workers, she knew she could help. With fabric, a design and her sewing machine she got to work. Soon her husband, Doug Heetderks, and daughter Elise, joined her by pleating the masks, adding elastic bands, and more. As other employees and Westminster families heard about what Anne was doing, an assembly line grew, each taking a portion of the task. So far, her team has made and delivered more than 200 masks, with at least another 400 in the works. Every day her team of volunteers grows as does the demand.
MS Fine Arts Students Earns Spot in Youth Fair Student Exhibition
Congratulations to Jalyn Cronkrite ‘24 for being accepted in the 2020 Youth Fair Fine Arts Division Student Exhibition. Jaylin's painting will be framed and on display at the Youth Fair from March 12 - April 5
Congratulations to the three Middle School Warrior Robotic teams that recently competed at the VRC Middle School State Championships in Lakeland. Team 33157C (Francisco Arango, Jacob Dumas, Kyler Salony, Ashley Gomez, Ruben Orellana, and Emilio Banuelos) made it through several rounds before being eliminated in quarterfinals, while Team 33157A (Cole Woodward, Pablo Cardenal, and Michael Shire) won the Amaze Award for its well-rounded and top performing robot and for making it to the finals.
The top five students in Westminster’s Geography Bee, eighth grade students Vittoria Santana, Luke Glavach, Samantha Foreman, Grace Davis, and Nick Bracke recently competed at The Independent Schools of South Florida (ISSF) Annual Middle School Geography Bee at the Coral Gables Woman’s Club. The team did remarkably well despite not having competed at the district level in quite some time.