“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.
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Students in Nica Crew 2018, once again glorified our Lord and Savior. A group of sixteen high school students, from freshmen to seniors, walked into an impoverished neighborhood of Managua, Nicaragua to be Jesus. God used them as His hands and feet who carried the gospel to a family and a neighborhood. During the day, our students would swap between playing with neighborhood kids to making cement for a house. Or muscles ached, our faces were dirty and our bodies screamed for home meals; yet our hearts were bursting with love and awareness of God.
The HS student body gathered today to pray and honor the 17 victims who lost their lives at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School one month ago. HS Students led the group in a devotional, and paid special tribute to the victims and the MSD community through prayer and song. WCS also placed and dedicated an orchid in MSD maroon on a large oak tree with an inscribed bible verse in remembrance of this tragic event.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 24 percent of teenagers have experimented with or are currently using some form of e-cigarette. What makes it hard to detect is that 1) newer devices resemble a Sharpie pen or computer flash drives, 2) they can produce vapor odors that mimic fruit juices or peppermint, and 3) they are easily concealed in pockets, purses and backpacks. Student can power them up in their computers during class (like a flash drive) and then take a few puffs between classes.
Alumna Dacia (Chaffin) Wiegandt '97 is a Warrior through and through. Her Westminster experience as a student, alumna, and now parent have positively impacted her life personally, professionally, and spiritually. She is an outstanding testament to how a Westminder education can change your life for the better! Read her story in her own words HERE.
This past weekend, Max Milian '18 traveled with the South Florida Youth Consortium Orchestra (SFYCO) to New York City where he performed on tympani in Carnegie Hall. Milian has been a percussionist and principle tympanist with the Miami Dade College Symphonic Orchestra for the past three years through a dual enrollment Fine Arts program, which lead to this opportunity with SFYCO.
Westminster dominates 64th Annual South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair
WCS students spent countless hours preparing their projects for the Regional Fair. Their projects ranged from the fields of microbiology to animal and plant sciences, and as a result of their efforts, Carolina Gonzalez, Sara Fernandez, Madison Precht, Hannah Sprinkle, Tyler Hannon, Anthony Pastrana, and Kayla Dumas earned superiors; Bjorn Garrido, Arielle Fedee, Katrina Bobson, Elisabeth Campbell, and Nashali Vescovacci were awarded excellents; and Abigail Bell earned an honorable mention. More than 25,000 students from all over the county competed at the Regional fair.
Eighth grade students Noah Lopez-Calleja, Tommy Brigham, and Alex Gambrell, and seventh grader Carolina Gentzschein represented WCS at the History Bee Regional Finals. This year, 75 WCS MS students qualified for the Regional History Bee based on their scores on a 20-minute, 50 multiple choice question test. Students with the top scores represented their school at Regional Finals. Lopez-Calleja's performance at the Regional Final qualified him to attend and compete in the National History Bee in Atlanta in June.
All ES Warrior Robotics Teams Earn Trip to World Championship
UPDATE 2/20/18: All ES Warrior Robotics teams have earned a ticket to the World Championship. The Fourth and Fifth Grade teams earned their bids this weekend while competing at States. In addition, the Fifth Grade team won the State Excellence Award, and the Fourth Grade Boys Team won the Think Award. -------------- Congratulations to the Fourth Grade Girls Robotics Team who earned both the STEM Research Project Award and the Design Award this past weekend at the Second Annual RoboSlam Miami, earning them two bids to Vex IQ Robotics World Championship in Louisville, KY from April 29 to May 1. Team members are: Gaby Gonzalez, Sara Espitia, Reva Eikenberg, Ilysa Hilliard, Gigi Artiles, Gabriella Martin, Zoe De Varona, and Kaitlyn Walker.
Congratulations to Brejah Upton ’18 on being named a Finalist in the prestigious 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition. This designation is reserved for top performing students with high potential for future academic accomplishment. We are proud of you!
Kipper, the piglet, was excited to meet our WCS preschoolers! Kipper lives in the Barn where students were able to feed and pet him. The highlight, however, was when the students each had a turn to run around the field with him and Mr. Heetderks. They learned many facts about pigs, which they have been excited to share with family and friends.
Merrett Fay ’15 still finds time to explore his talents and passion around the world even as a sophomore enrolled in the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications Innovation Academy.
Alumnae Alexa Mora '13 and Rebecca Barrios '13 are living the dream. They are working for Compassion International and traveling the country helping over 3,000 children find sponsors. They were partnered on road together for five weeks and got to explore the country together. California, Tennessee, Idaho, and Ohio are some of the states that they have visited.
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.