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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.


Auction Raffle – Ticket for Tuition

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.

The drawing 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 event tickets may be purchased on your invitation reply card and/or at the Lower School reception desk.


Alumni Letter-Writing Campaign

After the holidays, interested alumni volunteers will be assigned a Westminster senior to write a letter of encouragement, congratulations, or to welcome the student to the Alumni Association. These letters will be given to the seniors during the New Alumni luncheon, held in May 2015. Interested alumni should email Laura Turrentine.

The purpose of the Westminster alumni letter-writing campaign is to welcome our seniors into the Westminster alumni family and to give them words of encouragement as they embark on a new life away from Westminster. We want to encourage them to remember their Westminster family by coming back to our alumni events, volunteering with the school and mentoring current students. We need to let current seniors know what Westminster means long-term to graduated as we look back upon our experience. College can be a rude awakening, so it is important to let these new alumni know that there is a community of Westminster alumni that they can turn to in this big life transition.

Alumni can send a handwritten note or they can email their letter to Laura. All handwritten letters will need to be mailed to Westminster by Friday, Apr. 17, 2015.

All volunteers will be emailed the following:

  • Introductory letter (with specific directions)
  • Fact sheet about your senior student
  • Sample Letters
  • Westminster Alumni Association letterhead

If you have any questions, please email Laura Turrentine.


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 can cover from half to full 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.


Principal and Pastor Presented with Awards

Sue Ames Distinguished Service Award 2014During Thanksgiving Chapel on Nov. 25, Mrs. Sue Ames and Dr. George Robertson were presented with awards honoring their years of dedicated service to Westminster and independent school education.

Lower School principal Sue Ames was recognized by the Georgia Independent School Association with the Distinguished Service Award for 25 years of service to independent school education. For the past 25 years, Mrs. Ames has served Westminster as a pre-k and TK teacher, parent volunteer coordinator, college counselor and for the last eight years as Lower School principal.

George Robertson Award 2014Dr. George Robertson, senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Augusta, was presented with the Fulton Buntain Award for Leadership in recognition of his commitment to the highest standards of professional and personal example as pastor in support of Westminster Schools of Augusta. This award, accepted by Headmaster Steve O’Neil on his behalf, was given out at a national gathering of Christian school leaders in Chicago. For almost 10 years, Dr. Robertson has chaired and served on the board of trustees at Westminster, has faithfully and passionately loved Westminster and promotes Christian schooling locally and nationally.

The Westminster community is pleased to congratulate Mrs. Ames and Dr. Robertson on these prestigious awards.


One-Act Play Wins State

A huge congratulations to the cast and crew of our one-act play, “The 39 Steps,” for winning the state championship on Nov. 19! Junior Nathan Bailey and sophomore Kaleigh Anderson won Best Performer awards. one act play 2014 state champions


GOAL News

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Parent Forum Minutes

Thanks to all who joined us for this years Parent Forum on Nov. 4.

If you were unable to attend, you can access the minutes through  the Parent Portal.


Auction Reminder

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Join the fun and help support the upcoming 2015 auction! Sponsor the event and/or donate and item for the silent or live auction.

Visit our auction page for more information.