On Tuesday, the WSA Girls opened the 2014 campaign with a win over FPCA out of Hinesville, GA, beating the Lady Highlanders 1-0 in dominant fashion.
Sophomore Anna Robertson had the only goal of the match early in the first half, which was enough to carry the team to victory. The game was not without action in front of the FPCA goal. The girls had 25 shots on goal, but just could not find the back of the net.
Abbey Robertson had her first shutout of the season making three important saves in the first half, with one of them being a one on one with an FPCA forward after a WSA player was knocked down with no call made by the referee.
The second half saw the Wildcats dominate FPCA not allow a shot on goal and only allowing the opponent to cross midfield a handful of times.
Our next game is a Region game Tuesday, March 11th at home.
Our boys varsity basketball team is headed to the Final Four this Wednesday to play Augusta Prep for a chance to play for the State Championship. The game is in Macon at 7 p.m. and tickets are $8 per person. Click here to view the brackets from the tournament.
We are taking a fan bus that seats 55 people. Middle and Upper School students, parents and some faculty will be riding together to the game. For more information, to purchase bus tickets* ($5 each) and download the permission form, click here. The fan bus will leave at 3:30 p.m. return around 11:30p.m.
*Please note that the $5 fee is for bus fare only. The admission fee of $8 and money for food while traveling will also be required.
Click to view/download tournament bracket
Our boys varsity basketball team is off to the GISA State Final Four after defeating Loganville on Saturday 45-39!
We play Augusta Prep on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Mercer University in Macon. Admission to the game is $8 per person, regardless of age. Order your fan bus tickets and ride with other fans to the game!
Click here to find the Directions to Opponents page of our website.
Outstanding African-American high school scholars representing more than 35 high schools throughout the CSRA were recognized by Georgia Regents University (GRU) during the African-American Scholar Recognition Program on Thursday, February 27.
Westminster seniors recognized for their achievements were Jarred Hanner and Kalon Hightower.
We congratulate each of these young men for four years of dedicated commitment to their academics and various other accomplishments at Westminster.
STAR Student Caleb Lively (’14) with his STAR Teacher Randall Nichols and Guest Speaker Judge Carla Wong McMillian (’91)
Congratulations to senior Caleb Lively for being named the 2014 STAR student from Westminster Schools of Augusta. He has selected Upper School Latin Teacher Randall Nichols as his STAR teacher. Caleb and Mr. Nichols were honored by the Augusta Kiwanis Club at a meeting on Feb. 10 at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. The speaker at the event was Westminster distinguished alumna Judge Carla Wong McMillian (’91).
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. During the past 55 years, the STAR Program has honored more than 23,500 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.
Congratulations to senior Caleb Lively for being named a finalist in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship program. All finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2014.
The selection of some 8,000 Merit Scholarship winners from the group of more than 15,000 finalists is now in progress. Good luck to Caleb as he continues in the selection process!
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.
Upper School Principal
Last month, Upper School Principal Joey Menendez took a trip to Honduras. For vacation, you may ask? Quite the opposite. Below, he answers a few questions about why he went and the impact his trip had on him personally as well as the state of education in that country.
1) What was the purpose of your trip?
I was invited by Dr. Steve Robinson, president of the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), to join him and other educators on an exploratory trip to learn about the Episcopal bilingual schools of Honduras and to see how we as members of SAIS can help these schools improve the education they provide to the young people of Honduras.
2) Why did you feel it was important to go?
I have a special place in my heart for Central America, especially in finding ways to provide excellent education to every part of the world. I have been blessed with much, and I felt that it is part of my responsibility to give back in any way that I can. If God can use me in Honduras, then I was willing to go and help in any way that I can.
Click above to view more photos from Honduras.
3) How do you see God at work in Honduras?
I believe God is doing mighty things in Honduras, especially in the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras. Their bishop is the first Honduran bishop who believes that Hondurans have much to give to each other and to the world. His vision is to be completely self-sufficient as a diocese. Within this vision, the bishop also sees the improvement of the Episcopal schools as a way to vastly change the country to the glory of God.
4) What was the outcome of your trip and are there any plans moving forward?
Our team that went to Honduras will be working on a strategic plan based on the needs and goals that the educators of these schools expressed to us during our visit. We then hope to go back to lead some professional development workshops.
5) What was the thing that impacted you the most on your trip?
I was amazed at how much the educators of these schools are able to accomplish with so little resources. I met some really amazing individuals who I hope will be able to come to Westminster as visiting international teachers. Honduras is a beautiful country with beautiful people.
Show how much you appreciate your favorite Middle or Upper School teacher by nominating them for the Barnes and Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest!
To participate, simply write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter explaining how a teacher has influenced your life. Be sure to explain why you admire and appreciate your teacher. Entries must be 500 words or less, in English, and typed on 8.5” x 11” white paper. Attach your submission to the entry form and hand it in to your school office before March 1, 2014. Entries may also be delivered in person to your local Barnes & Noble store by March 1, 2014. You may also mail them to your local Barnes & Noble store postmarked by the deadline.
• The winning teacher from each store will be recognized at a special event at a local Barnes & Noble location and receive a special award acknowledging their achievement. The student who writes the winning essay, poem, or thank-you letter will also receive a certificate of recognition and be honored at the store.
• Regional winners will each receive a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.
• The winner of the Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year award will receive $5,000 and be recognized at a special event at a Barnes & Noble store. The winning teacher’s school will receive $5,000 as well.
Click here to download the entry form and nominate your favorite Westminster Middle or Upper School teacher!
Update on 2/27/14: The foreman of the road project expects that Wheeler Road will reopen on Friday, March 7. We will keep you updated as we receive more information.
We just received notice that the City of Augusta will be performing emergency sewer line repair on Wheeler Road in front of the school. Water and sewer services will not be affected at the school.
Wheeler Road will be closed beginning the morning of Wednesday, February 5, from Joy Road/Bransford Road (in front of Bryant’s Express) to the Lower School exit. Our entrances and exits will not be blocked, but traffic flow will be greatly hampered. Everyone exiting out of the school will have to turn right, and all traffic to the school will come from the Aumond Road intersection.
The estimated repair time is two weeks. Please allow extra time in the morning and afternoon to get to school on time. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you in advance for your patience during the construction.
Earlier this week, we sent out weather notices through text, email and voicemail via our new communications system. If you did not receive these communications or would like to change your primary contact information, please contact your division office.
- Lower School, Dawn McCraith – 706-731-5260, ext. 2202 or email
- Middle School, Lisa Hall – 706-731-5260, ext. 2346 or email
- Upper School, Katherine Smith – 706-731-5260, ext. 2301 or email