News & Media
By now, Westminster parents should have received our Summer Mailing. For more information about the beginning of the school year, check out some of the online resources below:
THE ONLINE GOAL APPLICATION PROCESS STARTS LIVE ON JULY 7, 2014, ALLOWING YOU TO GET IN LINE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2015 GOAL PROGRAM
GOAL (the Georgia Tax Tuition Credit program) will be accepting 2015 online applications, beginning on July 7, 2014, and 2015 mailed/faxed/emailed applications on August 1, 2014. Please consider participating NOW for 2015 before the tax credits are gone. Many people who wanted to participate last year were denied because there were no tax credits left.
- Please click here to follow the participation steps.
Our GOAL coordinator, Maryanna Thornton, is available to answer questions and assist applicants. Please email her for more information or with any questions.
Videos of our 2014 Baccalaureate, Senior Dinner and Commencement ceremonies are now posted online on our YouTube channel and on our official Commencement webpage. Be sure to take a look and relive the excitement!
Congratulations again to the Class of 2014!
Summer greetings from campus!
Before the Summer Mailing arrives in your mailbox, I wanted to let you know about a modest change to the school day start and end times for the new school year.
The Middle and Upper Schools will dismiss at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 3:25 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Middle and Upper Schools will continue to start their days at 8 a.m. with the exception of a later start on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. A slightly earlier dismissal will help students get home sooner in the afternoon, allowing for a little more time for family, homework and sleep. We are also hoping that an earlier dismissal time will alleviate some of the impact of absences due to early athletics and fine arts dismissals. Finally, the time changes will not diminish class time and also allow for better alignment between the Middle and Upper School schedules helping support faculty collaboration and joint chapels for the two divisions.
In order for this change to work smoothly, the Lower School will start and end its school day 10 minutes earlier than this past year, with school starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 2:50 p.m. We have found that it’s necessary to have at least a 25-minute stagger between the end times at each side of campus for efficiency with carlines and traffic flow.
At the Middle and Upper Schools, there will not be before-school office hours, but rather office hours will be embedded into the Middle School daily schedule and will be held after school until 3:45 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for Upper School students.
After School Care (ASC) at the Lower School will continue to be offered along with After School Study Supervision for Middle School students both beginning slightly earlier because of the earlier dismissals. Both of these programs are part of our Extended Day Program and continue to be fee-based.
This communication is a macro summary and more details will follow in the Summer Mailing. I hope this email finds you well and enjoying the slower pace and refreshment summer offers.
School/classroom supply lists for Westminster students for the 2014-15 academic year can be found on the corresponding division blogs. Please click the below links to be directed to the individual lists:
Below are the documents that parents will need to ensure that students participate in the 2014 summer reading assignments for the 2014-15 academic year. Assignments are available for first- through twelfth-grade students.
Middle & Upper School
Please email the Lower, Middle or Upper School office with questions.
You may have started seeing equipment above Building 200 over the past couple of weeks. We are making way for two modular classrooms that will be in use starting August 2014. These are temporary until the school has funding for permanent space.
The Middle School is growing by one section because of a large fifth-grade class coming up from the Lower School. Our Upper School is already overcrowded, so these two modular classrooms will be a much needed temporary solution to our space problem while we await future facilities.
The Lord continues to add to our numbers and for that, we are grateful. Please continue to pray for His provision and wisdom as it relates to our need for space.
Interim Director of Finance & Operations
Beginning June 9 and ending July 18, we will use a shortened office hour schedule on campus. During this time in the summer, offices will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
On Monday, July 21, we will resume the 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. schedule.
Our talented Middle and Upper School students were busy this academic year doing some impressive things. Click the links below to read more about our outstanding scholars, athletes and artists.