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Nominate a Student for Our Honors Scholarship

Do you know an outstanding eighth-grade student that you would like to see at Westminster for their high school years?

Consider nominating this student for the Westminster Honors Scholarship. The Westminster Honors Scholarship seeks to attract the best and brightest from the CSRA to Westminster for our top notch academic program. This scholarship will cover half tuition for all four years at our Upper School, provided that the student maintains an 85-percent academic average.

To be eligible for scholarship consideration, a student must:

  • be a new student to Westminster.
  • be currently enrolled in eighth grade.
  • be nominated by an adult outside the student’s family (i.e., a current or former teacher, school principal or guidance counselor, pastor, family friend, or Westminster alumnus/a).
  • submit a complete application for admission.
  • complete an on-campus interview and group testing.

Click here to print and fill out a nomination form. Forms may be turned in to Westminster’s Admissions office.

A nomination form and application for admission must be submitted by February 25, 2016, in order to be in the running for this scholarship. For more information, click here.


Volunteer at the Auction

There are many opportunities to make our Auction event a great night. Help us get off to the races by serving at our event. Volunteers on Friday during set up will receive free Chick-fil-A lunch.

We need help before, during and after the Auction. Click the button below to sign up to volunteer!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot


Auction Raffle | Tickets for Tuition

Don’t forget to purchase raffle tickets from our Auction Committee members or the Lower School front desk. We will draw the winners live at the Auction on Feb. 5, but you do not need to be present to win.

$5,000 Tuition Credit
$50 for one, $90 for two or more


Three Employees Honored for 25 Years of Service

Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 2.06.07 PMDuring the faculty/staff meeting on Jan. 4, Jane Brown, Kennard Major and Kent Hood were recognized with the Georgia Independent School Association Distinguished Service Award for 25 years of service to independent school education.

Jane Brown has served as Westminster’s director of finance and operations since July 2014. Before moving to Augusta, Mrs. Brown served as DFO at Oak Hill School and JPII High School in Nashville, Tennesee. She also served for several years as associate head of school/finance and operations at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee.

Kennard Major has been a “major” asset to Westminster for the past 25 years, serving on our housekeeping staff since 1991.

Kent Hood has been a member of our Upper School staff for 23 years as a Bible teacher. Prior to Westminster, Mr. Hood taught Bible for two years at Faith Academy in Manila in the Philippines.

 


Medal of Honor Recipient Visits School

View photos from Sgt. Davis' visit by clicking the image above.

View photos from Sgt. Davis’ visit by clicking the image above.

Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy L. Davis visited Westminster on Thursday, January 7, and spoke to our Middle/Upper School students during a joint assembly, followed by a presentation to our fifth-graders at the Lower School. (Click here to view the introductory video that was shown to our students about Sgt. Davis.)

Sammy L. Davis served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was awarded the nation’s highest military medal for valor, the Medal of Honor.

In March 1967, Davis was sent to South Vietnam as a private first class and was assigned to Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 4th Artillery Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. On November 18, 1967, his unit at “Fire Support Base Cudgel” west of Cai Lay fell under machine gun fire and heavy mortar attack by an estimated three companies of Vietcong. Upon detecting an enemy position, Davis manned a machine gun to give his comrades covering fire so they could fire artillery in response. Davis was wounded, but ignored warnings to take cover, taking over the unit’s burning howitzer and firing several shells himself. He also disregarded his inability to swim due to a broken back and crossed a river on an air mattress to help rescue three wounded American soldiers. He ultimately found his way to another howitzer site to continue fighting the NVA attack until they fled. The battle lasted two hours.

Davis was subsequently promoted to sergeant and received the Congressional Medal of Honor the following year from President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Davis retired in 1984 due to his wartime injuries.


January Open House Events

Screen Shot 2015-12-28 at 9.51.08 AMFind out how Westminster will inspire your child for excellence, transform them for Jesus Christ and unleash their potential at one of our open house events.

Lower School Open House
Jan. 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Pre-K through Fifth Grade
(now accepting applications for three-year-olds)

Middle & Upper School Open House
Jan. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Sixth through 12th Grades

Visit wsa.net/admissions for more details or RSVP via email.


Register by Jan. 8 for Second Semester Lunch Plan

Registrations are currently being accepted for lunch meal plans for the second semester. Westminster now offers monthly and semester meal plan options, as well as a declining balance account option.

Declining Balance
This account is managed by the parent and refilled online. The balance will decline after each student purchase. This is the most flexible plan for the student and the parent. You can sign up at myschoolbucks.com. These accounts can be loaded at any time, and balances can be checked on the site. You can also set up your account to give you balance notifications automatically.

Meal Plan
This account is prepaid for the month or the semester. The attached registration sheet and a check are required for this option. Please remember that if you only signed up for the first semester back in August, that plan is no longer valid in January. You must register for the second semester meal plan, purchase a monthly plan or sign up for the declining balance account mentioned above. You cannot make meal plan payments online. These registrations and payments have to be given to the school or to Chef Richard.

Flik representatives will be on campus to help parents sign up for meal plans or declining balance accounts on Jan. 4 and 5.

  • Jan. 4 – Lower School gym from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Jan. 5 – Lower School gym and Middle/Upper School cafeteria during respective lunch times

After Friday, Jan. 8, semester meal plan registrations will be closed, and all new accounts will have to be monthly plans or declining balance accounts.

Please make all checks out to FLIK, and make sure that the student’s name is on the comment line.

Please forward any questions or concerns to Richard Morales. For more information about our FLIK lunch program, click here.


January Report Cards

Report cards for Lower School students will be sent home in the students’ book bags on Friday, January 8. Middle and Upper School report cards are expected to be sent by email to the primary parent/guardian that same date.

Fall exam grades for the Middle and Upper Schools will be available to view through PlusPortals after the students have had an opportunity to review their exams in class with their teachers. The fall coursework grades shown through the portals do not include the weighted exam grades or any other adjustments. The report card will reflect the final fall grade, which takes into account both the fall coursework grade and the fall exam.

Please note that report cards and transcripts may be withheld if all financial or other required obligations are not current.


New Program for Three-Year-Olds

leaf-crowns-2Beginning in August 2016, Westminster will introduce a new program specifically designed for three-year-olds! This experiential learning program seeks to develop children through discovery, play and exploration. Centered around hands-on experiences, children will be active participants in their learning through games, song, movement, art and play as they make connections with the world around them.

We will be offering a half-day program as well as a full-day option, plus after school care supervision.

Our prekindergarten for three-year-olds (PK3) is the newest addition to Westminster’s growing early childhood program.

For more information about our new prekindergarten for three-year-olds, click here or contact Aimee Lynch by email or by calling 706-731-5260, ext. 2220.


Shop Amazon | Free Money for Westminster

Amazon.com is already running great deals for holiday shopping! As you visit their website, please remember to start at the Westminster homepage and scroll to the bottom right and select the gold Amazon icon next to the social media icons. This will redirect you to shop for our school.

Click on the image below to go to Amazon’s store. If you have trouble remembering the link, please bookmark this page as amazon.com. Each time you click on the bookmark it will take you to the Westminster Affiliate Program page, click on the link below and all your purchases will earn money for our school! For more general information on the Amazon affiliate program, click here.

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