“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.
ES Robotics Teams Head to World Competition With Help from Sponsors
As the ES Robotics Teams prepare to compete at the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky at the end of the month, we wanted to thank our corporate sponsors who have generously supported the program and this trip: FPL, Yachting Experts, United Technologies, Metric Engineering and Media Relations Group.
Congratulations to sophomore Luciana Solorzano and 8th graders Cai Li Frankenwich and Margaret Miao for being selected to exhibit their Fairchild Challenge art work at the Blick Miami Art Exhibit from April 13 to April 27.
WCS Orchestra Club Treats Eastridge Residents to a Performance
Heartstrings, Westminster Christian School's orchestra club recently played at Eastridge Retirement Home. The residents enjoyed an afternoon filled with classical music and afterwards each student spoke a bit about themselves and how long they had been playing their instrument. Heartstrings is planning a return engagement to Eastridge in May. Thank you to Club President Amanda Maier for organizing this community service project.
WCS Students Showcase Talents at Young Entrepreneurs Showcase
During the third quarter, WCS ES students had the opportunity to participate in CLUB Y.E.S. (Young Entrepreneurs Showcase). Students brainstormed business ideas, developed a product or service, and wrote business plans. They also learned about branding, marketing, and finances. To bring everything they learned full circle, these students will be participating in the 2nd Annual Young Entrepreneurs Showcase on Sat., May 19, from 11 AM to 4 PM, at Dadeland Mall. At this one-day marketplace, students are responsible for the setup, sales, and interacting with customers. The event will include students from a variety of schools that will showcase their talents as bakers, artists, fashion designers, philanthropists, authors, jewelry creators, chefs, photographers, candle makers and more.
The Cafecito Club spent Spring Break bringing Jesus' love and their hearts of service to the children of the Dominican Republic. Read club founder Kayla Dumas' '21 first-hand account of this life-changing trip.
The Cafecito in the Dominican Republic Mission Trip will always be an unforgettable experience for me, and the orphans at Fundacion Red De Misericordia, in Santiago De Los Caballeros, stole my heart. Although the thought of what they suffered through in their past made my heart ache, the joy and love for Jesus these children had was more than just alleviating, it was restoring.
Congratulations to senior Brejah Upton on her acceptances to both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The private universities are listed fifth and tenth, respectively, in the 2018 U.S. News & World report ranking of National Colleges. We are proud of you, Brejah, for these outstanding accomplishments!
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.
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.
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.