“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.
HS Students Serve in Colombia Over Thanksgiving Break
Some of our HS Students along with Mr. Dubocq and Miss Hamming are on their way to Colombia for a week-long mission trip ! We are praying for their safety and excited to see what God has in store for them!
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.
Aerospace Engineering Students Visit Boeing Facility
The Aerospace Engineering class traveled to Boeing’s Flight Services Training Facility in Virginia Gardens. Each student flew a Boeing 737 Max simulator. Guided by a veteran pilot & simulator instructor, each student successfully took off and landed the airplane. This facility provides commercial pilots with the vital training required to operate and maintain airplanes safely and efficiently.
The fifth grade students were mesmerized by a visit from Enoch, a member of the Maasai tribe in Kenya. He was visiting the United States as the guest of a WCS family who came to know him during a trip to Africa. To prepare the students for his visit, Mr. Heetderks presented a unit on the Maasai Tribe, their customs and culture. Students were excited to hear from an actual Maasai tribe member, and to participate in the signature tribal jumping dance.
Mrs. Pastrana's second grade students were thrilled to use the 3-D Printer to create robots during their Project Lead the Way Enrichment Class. In this class, students use project-based learning techniques to design toys, solve real-world problems, build robots, and learn programming.
WCS Hosts First Robotics Competition; ES Teams Earn Awards
Three WCS elementary teams - Teams 6855A, 6855B, and 6855C - participated in the VEX IQ Robotics Competition, hosted by Westminster Christian School on Sat., Oct. 13. This event brought together 23 teams from eight private and public schools from Miami-Dade and Broward counties to compete in numerous robotic matches. Additionally, schools were judged on engineering journals that detail the robot design process.
Sixth Grade Students Learn About Digital Citizenship
Sixth grade students participated in a Digital Citizenship workshop led by Media Specialist Kathy Ramirez and MS Counselor Yeni Dumas. During their Bible class time, students were engaged in hands-on, interactive, group activities that allowed them to understand the problems involved with cyber bullying and the importance of being an upstanding digital citizen while practicing The Golden Rule.
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Congrats to alum Frances Schwiep '07 on becoming a Principal at Two Sigma Ventures! After life at WCS, Frances graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College with a degree in Applied Math and Economics, and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. In her new role, she will focus on the future of intelligent apps, decentralized data networks, consumer tech, voice computing, and applied AI/ML.