After a thorough search process, Westminster Christian School is pleased to announce that Scott Jones has been hired as Head of School, effective July 2018. Jones comes to Westminster with an impressive record of leadership and success in Christian education and business. We are grateful for David Medder’s willingness to continue serving as interim Head of School during this transition, and we look forward to his leadership and involvement with WCS now and in the future.
Sophomore Rebekah Raffalski is continuing the fight against food scarcity in our community by following in the footsteps of her sister, Abigail '17. Abigail and her family began supporting Feed Miami, a food pantry at their church, nearly 10 years ago. Rebekah and fellow WCS students distributed grocery bags to neighbors asking them to fill them with non-perishable food for the pantry. They collected nearly 50 bags from friends and neighbors in Palmetto Bay and Coral Gables.
Fine Arts Scholarship Honors WCS Parent Annabelle Interian
The WCS Fine Arts Association is offering a Missions Trip/Service Project Scholarship in honor of WCS parent Annabelle Interian who sadly lost her life in a cycling accident in 2016. She was an amazing fine arts volunteer, but her real passion was to serve others through prayer, Bible studies, and local and international missions. The WCS Fine Arts Association is honoring her passion by offering two students the opportunity to go on a mission trip or work on a mission project funded at up to $500 each.
ES Student Council Delivers Thanksgiving Meals to Local School
What a beautiful display of generosity! Westminster families donated enough food to give one bag with all the trimmings needed for an entire Thanksgiving dinner for every student that attends CARE Elementary in Downtown Miami. The Elementary School Student Council delivered the bags to the school before Thanksgiving Break.
The seventh grade culminates their study of American History with "Colonial Day." This annual event allows the students to step into the lives of the early Americans in costume and customs. Students try their hand at candlemaking, churning butter, playing colonial games and more.
Congratulations to WCS junior Elisabeth Campbell whose essay "Controversy and Consequence in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged" was awarded in the National English Honor Society's Intellectual Freedom Challenge. She was one of 10 students nationally to receive this award. Read her winning essay HERE.
Middle School students honored the service and sacrifice of veterans at their Annual Veteran's Day Chapel. Marine Lieutenant Commander Hope Irvin, mother to Sedrick Irvin '23, and Army Corporal Cesar Lastra, WCS grandfather to alumna Sophia Gonazlez '17, and current WCS students Caro Gonzalez '19, Bella Gonzalez '23, and Gaby Gonzalez '26, addressed the students and discussed the importance of this American holiday.
Sabates Receives Wendy's High School Heisman Award
Senior Lyannis Sabates was a School Winner for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award. The award recognizes high character student-athletes who have displayed excellence and integrity both on and off the court.
Last week, our Westminster 6th grade students avidly engaged in discussions and small group interactions during their Digital Citizenship class taught by Middle School Counselor Jane Ash and Library Media Specialist Kathy Ramirez.
Olivia de Olazarra '18 and her skipper, Tucker Weed, won the C420 US National Championship in Cape Cod this summer. Sailing against 150 teams from across the United States and Canada, they were consistent through the 3 days of racing to take the title by 10 points.