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Now Hiring Summer Programs Staff

Summer Programs counselor applications are available here and in the Upper School office.

Please email Sarah Merten, Summer Programs coordinator, for more information.

Learn more about our 2015 Summer Programs here.

Davis Honored by Georgia Regents University

Davis_Amber [00155]Senior Amber Davis was selected for the Georgia Regents University African-American Academic Achievement Award, which honors outstanding African-American high school scholars at more than 35 high schools throughout the CSRA.

Congratulations to Amber on her dedicated commitment to her academics and various other accomplishments at Westminster.

Class of 2015 College Acceptances

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Congratulations to our senior class for their acceptances to the following:

  • Agnes Scott College – Donnyell Miller
  • Auburn University – Bryce Barinowski, Emily Forrester, Jon Gibbs, Sibley McCallie, Anna Plunkett, Addison Powers
  • Ball State University – Jonathan Anderson
  • Baylor University – Palmer Brigham
  • Belmont University – Palmer Brigham
  • Berry College – Amber Davis
  • Clemson University – Bryce Barinowski, Palmer Brigham, Anna Plunkett, Addison Powers, Aaron Reynolds
  • Converse College – Margaret Daniel
  • Full Sail University – Tanner Myers
  • Furman University – Palmer Brigham, Michael McCraith, Chris Plummer
  • Georgia College – Amber Davis, Anna Plunkett, Addison Powers, Aaron Reynolds, Brittany Rich, Jacob Woods
  • Georgia Institute of Technology – Palmer Brigham
  • Georgia Regents University – Amber Davis, Aaron Reynolds, Brittany Rich, Ivan Syritsyn, Carter Wilson, Tanner Wilson
  • Georgia Southern University – Amber Davis, Anna Plunkett, Josh Jackson
  • High Point University – Aaron Reynolds
  • Huntington University – Jonathan Anderson
  • Kennesaw State University – Haley Hall, Summer Hall
  • Lee University – Jacob Criss
  • Mercer University – Amber Davis
  • Oglethorpe University – Jonathan Anderson
  • Pace University, NYC – Jason Liu
  • Pratt Institute – Margaret Daniel
  • Presbyterian College – Palmer Brigham, Michael McCraith, Aaron Reynolds
  • Purdue University – Doris Liu
  • Samford University – Palmer Brigham
  • Savannah College of Art and Design – Margaret Daniel, Tanner Myers
  • St. John’s College – Ivan Syritsyn
  • The University of Georgia – Bryce Barinowski, Palmer Brigham, Jon Gibbs, Charley Gu, Sam McCartney, Anna Plunkett, Addison Powers
  • University of Colorado at Boulder – Alexis Richardson
  • University of Florida – Donnyell Miller
  • University of Illinois at Chicago – Chuqiao Huang
  • University of Mississippi – Jon Gibbs, Jacob Woods
  • University of South Carolina – Jacob Criss, Chris Plummer
  • Valparaiso University – Jonathan Anderson
  • West Virginia University, Institute of Technology – Zach Kimbler
  • Wheaton College, IL – Michael McCraith, Donnyell Miller, Aaron Reynolds
  • Wofford College – Chris Plummer, Aaron Reynolds, Brielle Smith
  • Young Harris College – Zach Kimbler

* Listings are reported based on information obtained through March 2. Seniors, if you have received an acceptance that is not listed, please update your result status in Naviance as soon as possible.

Last Chance to Buy a Yearbook | Orders Due Feb. 28

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Last chance to order your 2014-15 yearbook!

To ensure you receive a copy of the 2014-15 yearbook, all orders must be placed by February 28. You will not be guaranteed to be able to purchase one after this date. The price is currently $65.

Note: Seniors will receive a complimentary yearbook as a gift from the school.

Two payment options are available:

1) Purchase online and pay for your yearbook in three equal payments with no interest.

2) Pay with cash or check made payable to Westminster Schools of Augusta. Pick up an order form from one of the school offices and return it to the office with your payment.

Questions? E-mail Caki May, yearbook adviser.

2015 Westminster STAR Student and Teacher

2015 STAR Student and Teacher (from Steve O'Neil)Congratulations to senior Aaron Reynolds for being named the 2015 STAR student from Westminster Schools of Augusta. He has selected Upper School science teacher Susan Smith as his STAR teacher. Aaron and Mrs. Smith were honored by the Augusta Kiwanis Club at a meeting on Feb. 9 at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church.

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia’s outstanding high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. Since its creation in 1958 by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the STAR Program has honored nearly 25,000 high school seniors who have in turn chosen their STAR Teachers to share in this recognition.

To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on one test date on the three-part SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average. Nominees’ SAT scores must be equal to or higher than the latest available national average on the math, critical reading and writing sections.

Upcoming Parent Workshops

Westminster parents are invited to attend the following events.

The Birds and the Bees: How to Begin an Ongoing Conversation with Your Kids
Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Lower School Media Center
Join local pediatrician and Westminster dad Dr. Aaron Hanna for an enlightening discussion on how to approach this all-important conversation with your kids of all ages.

Westminster Moms Conference
Feb. 28 at 9 a.m. in the Lower School Media Center
Come hear Westminster teacher and author Regina Franklin, who has sweet encouragement for moms regarding the messages we get from the world, the ways we deal with our own brokenness and the importance of passing down Truth to our children.

Both of these events are hosted by the WPA (Westminster Parents’ Association).

Raffles | Ticket for Tuition & Windsor Certificate

Auction Raffle Items – Ticket for Tuition & a $1,000 Windsor Certificate

Buy your tickets now! Ticket for Tuition raffle tickets are $35 each, or two for $60, and provide a chance to win a $5,000 credit toward tuition for the 2015-16 school year.

RECENTLY ADDED – Raffle tickets for the $1,000 Windsor gift certificate are now available for $30.

The drawings will be held at the auction. You do not need to be present to win, and you may purchase an unlimited number of tickets. Raffle and auction event tickets may be purchased on your invitation reply card and/or at the Lower School reception desk.

Invitations for Kindergarten Readiness Seminar

Are you aware of families looking for an extraordinary kindergarten program?

Please invite them to our special Kindergarten Readiness seminar, which will be held in our Lower School Media Center on Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Invitations can be picked up in Westminster’s Admissions office to be hand delivered to those interested.

Update on 2015-16 Campus Food Service

We want to keep everyone in the loop regarding food service for the 2015-16 school year.

As you know, we were able to keep the tuition increase low by removing the cost of lunch from tuition and giving families the choice to purchase a lunch or bring one from home. This will also give families more control over future food choices.

A committee made up of parents, teachers and students has been formed and has already narrowed down possible school lunch options. The committee hopes to have a decision made in the next few weeks at which time you’ll receive a communication about the lunch program and its costs. For those desiring the school lunch option, Westminster will do its very best to provide nutritious lunches at reasonable prices.

If you have any suggestions, please feel free to email Jane Brown, director of finance and operations.

News from the School Nurse

Westminster continues to monitor the occurrence of measles across the United States. If there is a reported case of measles in the Augusta community, the school will follow the recommendations of the Department of Public Health for Richmond County.