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
Underwood Named WCS Fine Arts Director
We are pleased to announce that Donna Underwood has accepted the position of Fine Arts Director, effective July 1, 2018. Underwood has taught art for 16 years at Westminster Christian School where her students have been juried into and won awards in Scholastic and numerous prestigious art shows. The Dade Art Educator Association awarded her the Jackie Hinchy-Sipes Art Advocacy Award in 2010 and the Skevy Ralis High School Art Education Award of Honor in 2017.
Congratulations to the Middle School students who have earned the Presidential Gold Award. This award recognizes student achievement and the outstanding efforts that have enabled them to meet challenging standards of excellence. These students have earned a cumulative Middle School grade point average of at least 3.67 and have scored at the 85 percentile or higher on standardized testing in either math or reading. The Gold Presidential recipients are:
In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday, the father of seventh grader Gael Cardenas, Dr. Ernesto Cardenas, a U.S. Army Major, and the uncle of seventh grader Amanda Andreus, Jason Reyes, a U.S. Army Major in the Special Forces, shared in Middle School Chapel about their experiences in the military.
Operation Pedro Pan Comes to Life for Seventh Graders
Mr. Chenet's seventh grade English class read "90 Miles to Havana," by Enrique Flores-Galbis, a historical fiction novel about three boys sent to Miami from Cuba as part of the Operation Pedro Pan. As part of their study of the text, they invited Fernando Munilla, Sabrina Chirino's grandfather; and, Tere Cuesta and Magda Rodriguez, Brian Casiano's aunts, to share their personal accounts of coming to the U.S. through the Pedro Pan Airlift Operation.
Eight seventh grade students received State Recognition from Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program) for their outstanding SAT or ACT scores. They are: Arnold Bomnim, Matthew Bracci, Daniela Corradine, Anthony Mirabal, Caleb Quentel, Isabella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Angel Sajous, and Camila Valdes.
Congratulations to the following students who were elected to Student Council for the 2018-2019 school year: Camila Valdes, President; Matthew Bracci, Vice President; Alex Elejabarrieta, Treasurer; Isabella Gonzalez, Secretary; and, Isabella Galbis, Chaplain.
Congratulations to seventh grade students who received high honors in the Scholastic Art & Writing Contest. Camilla Valdes won a gold key, the highest honor; and, Sabrina Chirinos, Ella Gomez, and Ariel Brown Ogha won silver keys.
Congratulations to "Warrior Way," the MS newspaper, for earning second place in the Annual Newspaper Review Contest, for the middle schools under 500 students category, by the American Scholastic Press Association.
Seventh grade student Valentina Nicolini earned her Girl Scout Silver Award last week, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. She exceeded the award requirement by working 76 hours on her project to bring awareness to the role of service dogs by partnering with South Florida Guide Dogs.
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.