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August 24, 2020

COVID-19 School Update

As of today, Westminster Schools of Augusta has one COVID-19 positive case in the Upper School community, and two COVID-19 positive cases in the Lower School community. These individuals are currently under quarantine following the CDC and Georgia Department of Health (DPH) guidelines.

The primary household guardian will receive an email if the positive case is in his/her child's bubble. If the primary household contact did not receive an email, it means that the case is not in their child's bubble. We will continue to update our Westminster community concerning positive cases through the Wildcat Scratch each week.

All students, faculty, and staff will continue their daily temperature checks as they enter our campus. For more information and updates please follow the button below to our Coronavirus Response page. 
Coronavirus Response

Counselor's Corner

"Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life" - Proverbs 4:23. Be sure to visit the Counselor's Corner for new resources on mental health awareness and to read the latest from Westminster counselors, Andi Strong and Caitlin Vinson.
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House Sorting Day

New Upper School students participated in House Selection Day Friday, Aug. 21. Each student is in one of four houses; "Wycherproof," "Matterhorn," "Gongga" or "Elbrus." The houses allow for some friendly competition as well as community within grade levels.

All-School Parent Forum Night

In an effort to educate the Westminster community on how to protect students while using today's technology, and to provide resources for the parents of Westminster students, Westminster is excited to host a Parent Forum Night on Tuesday, Aug. 25 in Knox Hall from 6-8p. Current parent, cybersecurity expert, and technical director at the Department of Defense, Ryan Wilson, will be the guest speaker. We ask that all attendees RSVP and adhere to Westminster's social distancing and mask-wearing policies while on campus. 

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Calling All Parents! 

As a Westminster parent, did you know that you are a member of our Westminster Parent Association? We are currently looking for volunteers to help with our teacher appreciation initiatives, beautification of the campus, welcoming new families, and other efforts to help foster community even in this social distancing environment. Come join us in our planning, we would love to have you. Please follow the button below to give us your contact information and we will be in touch. 

Contact Form

Special Guest, Julie Goley

Parents, hear from Julie Goley, Director of Career Services at Augusta University on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 9a. She will be providing tips to guide your student's research on potential majors and careers. For more information please contact Laura Hanley, Director of College Counseling at lhanley@wsa.net. To access the zoom meeting follow the button below and head to the college counseling calendar. 

College Counseling Page

Buy A Yearbook!

Don't forget to buy your 2020-2021 yearbook! Yearbook forms were sent home last week with your student. Be sure to turn them into your students homeroom teacher to get the early bird discount. For more information email Mr. Blackmon, tblackmon@wsa.net.

Picture Day

Say cheese! Parents, be sure to mark your calendar for our all-school picture day on Sept. 22. We can't wait to see our Wildcats all dressed up. 


Visit our website at wsa.net/events for the full calendar. 
Aug. 27
• Moms in Prayer | 8a
• Middle School Play Auditions | 3p
Aug. 28
• Upper School Fall Play Audition | 3p
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Upcoming Athletics Events

Visit our online calendar for a complete list of all Athletic activities at wsa.net/events.
Aug. 25
• MS Clay Shooting Sports | Pinetucky Gun Club | 1p
Aug. 29
• MS Cross Country Meet | Rick Boulis Invitational | 8:30a
• Varsity Cross Country | Rick Boulis Invitational 9:30a
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Cross Country Update

Both the Varsity and Middle School cross country teams opened their seasons on Saturday, Aug.15 at the Augusta Eagles Invitational which featured 16 high schools and 10 middle schools. The Varsity Boys were led by freshman, Adam Lippe, who finished 12th overall. Junior Brad Joiner also finished in the top 20. The boys team finished 6th. The Varsity girls were led by newcomer Abigail Knight, running in her first cross country meet. Abigail finished 15th while sophomore Emerson Eubank and junior Claire Peacock also finished in the top 25 to lead the girls to a 4th place finish.

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This week, please pray for:
  • Westminster to faithfully demonstrate its fourth core value - "to strive toward excellence in all things, to the glory of God."
  • our students to be conformed more into the image of Christ and embrace this year's school theme of humility. 
  • Jesus' preeminence to be reflected in all things at Westminster.
    LS: Sandy Buchanan | MS/US: Tucker Blackmon | Staff: Zach Autrey | Trustee: Tonya Davis
Julia Farr | julesfrr@gmail.com or 706.364.1626
Melissa Apostol |  mwapostol@gmail.com or 706.364.0155

Moms in Prayer (MIP) is a weekly prayer group who meet each Thursday from 8:00-8:50 to pray for your children and our school. All are welcome to join. Please contact Julia Farr, julesfrr@gmail.com or Melissa Apostol,  mwapostol@gmail.com, for more information and details about the location. 

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