“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.
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of junior Patrick Battle, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He fought valiantly and with grace, supported by his family, friends and community.
Michael Riley '17 started his college career proving himself on the diamond as a baseball recruit at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. However, after experiencing recurring injuries, he pursued a new challenge and began to explore his interest in business and problem solving.
Class of 2001 alum Derek Wallbank is moving to Singapore to be a senior editor for breaking news in Asia for Bloomberg News. He currently runs the U.S. government breaking news desk for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Government inWashington, covering the White House, Congress, campaigns, federal agencies and foreign policy. He has worked for the news organization since July 2011. Derek is a graduate of Michigan State University. Congratulations on this new chapter, Derek!
Connect4Cancer Student Club Celebrates the Holiday at Ronald McDonald House
Freshman Devin Maier serves as president of the WCS Connect4Cancer Club and organized a recent visit to The Ronald McDonald House for club members. The students did Christmas crafts with pediatric patients living at the facility. In addition to the time spent together, the club brought cookies and candy canes for the children to enjoy.
The WCS HIS House Student club, led by President Amanda Maier '19, sponsored the Hot Chocolate Table at the Annual HIS House Children's Home “Deck the Halls” celebration. They served nearly 200 cups of hot chocolate to the children who are residents of HIS House and to all of the volunteers who make the event possible.
Wyland's Artwork Inspires ES Art Students to Learn About the Ocean
Mrs. Heetderks' elementary art students learned about the work of marine life artist Robert Wyland. The students painted sea turtles and learned about the oceans where these animals live. Their work came together on a colorful mural that reminds us to care for God's creation and his creatures. Mrs. Heetderks created a video about this art project that has been submitted to the Wyland Foundation as part of a mural competition. Watch the video and be inspired!
WCS Director of Acting and Motion Pictures Andre Gordon is as busy on campus as he is in Hollywood! While he was on the west coast to attend the screening of In Vino, a film he associate produced, and completing Cross 3, a film for Sony, he took the opportunity to make a short piece on Christianity in film. His goal was to demonstrate to students how it is possible to stay faithful to Christ while being in the business.
WCS Art & Science Students Participate in Public Art Project
WCS students had the opportunity to work alongside envionmental artist and Pinecrest Gardens artist in residence Xavier Cortada on a public art initiative concerning sea level rise. In early November, the artist visited with students to explain the origins of his art project and his goal for building awareness in the community. The message was tailored to each age group. Students in the elementary, under the guidance of Mrs. Heetderks, created intricate drawings of sea life, which made up a large banner displaying the elevation of the WCS campus. Middle and high school students learned about South Florida's geography and its relationship to possible sea level rise. He also visited with the HS Science Club students.
Retired US Navy Pilot Captain Frank Causey was honored at the Middle School Veterans Day Chapel. He proudly shared stories of his military experience with the middle schoolers. Thank you to MS teacher Lisa Forbes who each year coordinates this chapel to teach WCS students about the sacrifices of our veterans.
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Come celebrate this joyous season by attending one or more of the Christmas concerts performed by WCS students from preschool through 12th grade. Enjoy music and fellowship at one of the following free events: