Our Middle School experience is based on the belief that students of this age should be challenged academically, should be accountable for their actions, and nurtured spiritually by teaching Biblical principles.
Middle School News
Students Honor Veterans at MS Chapel
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.
MS Robotics Has Strong Showing at Local Competition
For the first time this year, the MS Robotics team, 33157B, competed at the Third Annual Junior Orange Bowl VRC Middle and High School Competition. For their inaugural appearance, the team won the first round of the semifinals, and in the end, came in tenth place. Congrats to team members Francisco Arango, Christian Sanchez, Andres Cardenal, Jacob Dumas, and Kyler Salony. We are proud of your efforts!
MS Thespian Troupe Earn Top Ratings at District Conference
The MS Thespian Troupe 88896 participated in the recent Junior Thespian Individual Events Conference and walked away with 15 Superior and 12 Excellent ratings, qualifying them for State competition in February. Congratulations to the following students on their outstanding achievements:
Recently, Roberto Torres, father of Marcella Torres, visited Kelly Gordon's seventh grade science class to tell them about his career as a conservationist at The Nature Conservancy. At the beginning of the year, Gordon invites parents with careers in science to share a profile about their careers and if the topic is being covered in class, invites them to share.
The Middle School engineering students took a field trip to the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in downtown Miami on Fri., Oct. 19. Students from Mr. Gambrell’s, Mrs. DeWitt’s, and Mrs. Gordon’s engineering classes visited the Planetarium, attractions and the special exhibits showcasing early engineering inventions by Leonardo DaVinci.
The Westminster Christian Middle School Robotics teams competed in a VEX EDR Robotics competition on Oct. 13. The four MS Warrior Robotics teams were among only seven middle school teams competing with the fifty high school teams. MS Warrior Robotics competed very well and fought through adversity to have two teams place in the top half of the competition and one team making it to the elimination bracket.
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.
A group of MS Students participated in the 6th annual ZooRun5K benefiting West Kendall Baptist Hospital and the Zoo Miami Foundation on Sat., Oct. 6. What a great way to help others while building community with each other!
The newly created all girls Middle School Robotics team has been awarded the Girls Powered VRC Team Grant. The grant includes a $200 voucher towards ANY purchase on www.vexrobotics.com. In addition to the voucher, the Girl Powered Grant provides the team with the new V5 Vex Robotics competition kit so that the team can take their competing to the next level. Girl Powered gives girls the additional tools and resources needed for them to succeed in robotics and STEM.
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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.
The middle school students met the library’s 150,000 Page Reading Challenge by reading over 195,000 pages! Students enjoyed ice cream sundaes served to them by the library staff. The top ten readers won certificates and prizes for their reading accomplishments.