Do you know a rising ninth grader in the area you would like to see join the Westminster family? Consider nominating someone today to receive this merit based scholarship, renewable for all four years of high school.
You will find all the criteria and the nomination form here. For other questions, please .
Applications for GOAL 2017 are due by December 15. This program allows you to redirect a portion of your Georgia state taxes to our school! This is a dollar-for-dollar tax credit and a federal deduction for you. If you haven’t already, please be sure to watch the “thank you” video showing some of our GOAL recipient families.
Click here to quickly apply online. Thank you for making a difference at Westminster!
Congratulations to Theatre Director Paul Owen and the cast and crew of Westminster’s One-Act Play for bringing home first place at both the region tournament on Nov. 9 and the state tournament on Nov. 18!
The regional achievement marks Westminster’s seventh regional win in the last 10 years and will qualied the cast to participate in the state tournament. Junior Ellie Lynch was also honored with a Best Actress award.
At the state competition, the cast received all three first-place votes, which is a first for the Westminster Fine Arts program. Holly Criss and Ellie Lynch both received Best Performer awards, and Emma Pearson and Emily Miller received All-Star Cast honors.
We were pleased to host Joshua Fulcher’s collegiate-sports signing ceremony on Nov. 9, 2016. He will swim at University of Georgia (UGA) next year. Check out the media coverage by The Augusta Chronicle and WRDW of the event.
Fulcher swims for Aiken-Augusta Swim League and the Westminster Schools of Augusta. He is a middle-distance freestyle specialist, and has three winter junior national cuts (200-yard free, 500-yard free, 200-meter free). With one high school swimming season to go, Fulcher has already accumulated seven Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) state titles in three different individual events (200 free, 500 free, 100 back).
On choosing to join the Bulldogs, Fulcher said, “I felt connected to the team environment, much like a family. Not only are Jack Bauerle and Harvey Humphries excellent coaches, but they are men who will act as mentors, shaping my future beyond the pool.” He recognized that the opportunity to swim at a top-ranked collegiate swimming program has been a team effort, and made sure to thank his family, especially his Mom (and high school swim coach), his club coaches Jeff Rout, Neil Harper and Adam Sasso, and his teacher, Marsha Cantrell (“Mama CanCan”).
Although the first local pick-up for the Georgia men’s Class of 2021, Fulcher is the sixth commitment overall, joining Camden Murphy, Tal Davis, Greg Reed, Teagan Cheney and Aaron Apel. Within this class, Fulcher will have a handful of training partners. Davis and Cheney have faster 200 free times, while Reed and Apel have faster 500/1650 free times, and they can provide competition for Fulcher in whichever direction he progresses.
Meet some of our families who benefit from your tax dollars by watching our new Westminster GOAL video.
You can choose where to send some of your Georgia state taxes, so opt to redirect them to our school for the Georgia GOAL Scholarship! The online application process has started now for 2017 so please apply today and claim your tax credit!
Your tax dollars make a huge difference. Please apply today.
The Winslow Coyne Reitnouer Excellence in Teaching Award honors teachers who are on the leading edge of best practices that help students with print disabilities succeed in the mainstream classroom. This award is given by Learning Ally, a national non-profit dedicated to helping blind, visually impaired and dyslexic students succeed in education.
In addition to choosing the top two national awards, Learning Ally’s award selection committee identified several teachers who receive “Special Honors” recognition, including our own Mrs. Susan Kious, the Lower School academic support coordinator! She is featured on the award webpage with the other honorees and award winners.
Learning Ally shared this inspiring quote from Mrs. Kious on their website:
“People often ask me what I do. What a joy to be able to tell them I am part of a wonderful team whose job it is to make learning to read a possibility for every child. Because our school recognizes that each child is created uniquely, we have been able to develop an Academic Support Program where children are able to be seen individually during their school day, with varying amounts of support depending on their individual needs. Blessed also by an administration that strives always for excellence, we have been able to attend numerous dyslexia workshops and visit with other professionals in an effort to continually stay abreast of ways we can best help our students.”
The International Student Program is in need of Respite Homes for teenage boys and girls. A Respite Home is a temporary host family that is willing to take a student for an average of 2-4 days. Occasionally, situations arise for the permanent host parents where an emergency calls them away.
This can be for work, family sickness or a scheduled getaway the student cannot attend due to their school schedule. Compensation will be provided for the student’s meals and activities while they are residing in your home.
If you feel your family would like to be a Respite Home please email or .
The Westminster Parents’ Association (WPA) coordinated an event to show appreciation for Westminster faculty and staff on Tuesday, Oct. 11, during the teacher workday/parent teacher conferences. The WPA Teacher Appreciation committee provided a soup lunch for the teachers in each division.