New Flash June 20, 2017

Move On When Ready (MOWR)
Any parent who would like for their 9th-12th grade child to participate in the MOWR college program will need to complete an MOWR application (attached) and return it to the office as soon as possible. The application may be emailed or slipped between the front doors of the school. Currently, we are scheduled to offer a Paralegal Assistant program through Columbus Tech for our ninth and tenth graders. We will be offering college core classes through Truett-McConnell University to our eleventh and twelfth graders.

Yearbook
Our 2016-2017 yearbook will be made available once school resumes for the 2017-2018 school year. We are using Tree Ring again this year, and you will be able to customize two-pages of your yearbook as last year. More information will be given after school resumes. Former students will be able to order yearbooks also.

Parent and Student Portal
WHCA will be using a different parent and student portal next year. We will be using Grade Link as our new provider, and we are excited to provide you with enhanced features to keep you informed about your child’s progress and events at WHCA. When the new system is set up, you will receive an email with login information. Grade Link also offers apps for your phone or tablets to allow you to see your child’s progress more quickly. Go to https://www.gradelink.com/ to learn more.

Uniforms
For those students who are returning, no uniform changes have been made. For our students entering K4 and K5, we are encouraging but not requiring your children to wear uniforms also. Our uniform policy can be found at www.whchristian.org. T-shirt and hoodie orders will be taken after school begins.

Kindergarten School Hours
Our K4 and K5 classes operate under our academy and will share the same calendar and school hours. Our school hours are 8:00 – 3:00.

Tuition and Accounts
Matriculation, technology, and registration (K4 and K5) fees are due July 1, 2017. Unless otherwise requested, tuition payments will begin August 1, 2017.

Report Card Packets
Your child’s report card packets were emailed several weeks ago. If you haven’t received yours, please contact the office.

 

News Flash April 19, 2017

K5 Graduation and School Award Program
This year’s K5 graduation and award program will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Spring Fling (8th – 12th Grades)
This year’s upper school’s Spring Fling will be held at the Loft (www.theloft.com) on April 28, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in uptown Columbus. We will be ordering off the menu. Please arrive early so we can begin promptly at 5:30. If you haven’t done so already, please let the office know if you would like to attend so we can confirm if there is space available.

Rock Climbing (1st – 8th Grades)
This year’s “Spring Fling” for the lower school will be a rock climbing event. The event will take place at Treadstone Climbing Gym located at 4209 Milgen Road, Suite 7, Columbus, GA 31907, on Wednesday, May 3, 2016, from 10:00 – 12:00. The cost for the climbing is $20.00. Treadstone will have plenty of workers there to help with your child’s adventure. For those wanting to participate, the attached waiver, permission slip, and your payment will be due by Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Leggings, long capris or long pants must be worn by girls. Guys will need to wear jeans or long basketball type shorts. Sneakers and socks are required and no one will be allowed to climb in flip flops, ballet flats, short-shorts or without socks. Students will need to bring a sack lunch. Students are dismissed for home after this event.

Important Dates Time Details

Friday, April 28, 2107, 5:30 Spring Fling (The Loft)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 10:00 1st-8th Spring Fling (Treadstone Rock Climbing)

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m. College and Career class post testing

Friday, May 5, 2017, Last Day K3-8th

Friday, May 5, 2017 11:00 a.m. Awards Program 11:00 (All Grades) 12:00-noon Dismissal (All Grades)May 8-12, 2017 Exam Week (9-12) (Students will only attend to take exams)

May 8-12, 2017 Exam Week (9-12) (Students will only attend to take exams)

May 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Graduation at WHCA

NewsFlash April 6, 2017

Air Evac

If you are interested in an Air Evac membership, then there are a few ways to enroll.  Return your membership application to WHCA by this Friday, enroll by phone or go online at www.joinairmedcarenetwork.com.

Standardize Testing

WHCA will be administering the Iowa Basic Skills test Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11-12, 2017.  Please note the following:

  • The school will dismiss at noon each day.
  • There will be no school on Thursday and Friday, except for those needing to make up tests on Thursday.
  • It is important to have your child here on time and well rested.
  • Please bring several #2 pencils.

There will be breaks between testing students will need snacks/drinks or money for the vending machine.

Upcoming Important Dates

Tues.-Wed., April 11 – 12, 2017          Standardized Testing (Noon Dismissal)

Thursday, April 13, 2017                     No School (Makeup Test Day) (Teacher In-Service)

Friday, April 14, 2017                           No School (Good Friday)

Monday, April 17, 2017                        No School – Easter Break

Thursday, May 4, 2017                        College and Career class post testing

Friday, May 5, 2017                              Last Day K3-8th

Friday, May 5, 2017                              Awards Program 11:00 (All Grades)

Noon Dismissal (All Grades)

May 8-12, 2017                                      Exam Week (9-12) (Students will only attend to take exams)

EXAM Schedule                               

Monday, May 08, 2017             
8:00 – 9:30                
English                        
9:30 -11:00                
Spanish                                   
 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017              
8:00 – 11:00            
Math I, II, III & IV                                        
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017        
8:00 – 9:30            
World History              
9:30 – 11:00           
Biology
 
Thursday, May 11, 2017           
8:00 – 9:30            
Bible                           
9:30 – 11:00        
Graduation Rehearsal
 
Friday, May 12, 2017              
7:00                      
Graduation at WHCA

 

Next School Year

As we begin to work on the details of next school year, we would love to have your input.  What do you like about WHCA? What would you like to see changed? (Within reason, of course.J) Is there something you think we should offer? Drop by, call, or email us (office@whchristian.org) and let us know what you think. Your input is valuable to us in our effort to offer your children a quality Christian education.  Please take the time to complete the surveys sent home and return it to the office by Friday, April 21, 2017.

New Flash March 13, 2017

Air Evac

The WHCA students and staff very much enjoyed a visit from the Air Evac helicopter this past Friday. The students had the chance to ask questions and see inside the helicopter. We appreciate them visiting our school and giving our students an up-close view of an emergency helicopter.

Air Evac offer yearly memberships for families in case emergency medical transportation is needed.  The cost of the membership is $65.00 per year and is valid for anyone in your immediate household for unlimited times throughout the year.  To compare the cost of a regular air evacuation trip from Waverly Hall to Columbus is approximate $30,000.  Please go online and look over the details for this program at www.joinairmedcarenetwork.com .  You can sign up online, by phone, or by completing a brochure and returning it along with payment to their mailing address.

 

Upcoming Important Dates

March 27 – 31, 2017               Spring Break

April 11 – 12, 2017                   Standardized Testing (Noon Dismissal)

April 13 – 14, 2017                   No School (Makeup Test Day) (Teacher In-Service)

April 17, 2017                           No School – Easter Break

 

Standardize Testing

WHCA will be administering the Iowa Basic Skills test Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11-12 2017.  Please note the following:

  • The school will dismiss at noon each day.
  • There will be no school on Thursday and Friday, except for those needing to make up tests.
  • It is important to have your child here on time and well rested.
  • Please bring several #2 pencils.

There will be breaks between testing, so students will need snacks/drinks or money for the vending machine.

 

Next School Year

As we begin to work on the details of next school year, we would love to have your input.  What do you like about WHCA? What would you like to see changed? (Within reason, of course.J) Is there something you think we should offer? Drop by, call or email us (office@whchristian.org) and let us know what you think. Your input is valuable to us in our effort to offer your children a quality Christian education.  We will be sending home a survey later in the semester and would love for you to give us your feedback.

 

MOWR (Move on When Ready)

Students in 9th -12th grades who are ready may be able to take college courses.  As a student of WHCA, these courses can be completed at our school, online, or through on-campus attendance at no additional expense. In addition to being able to take classes during the school year, MOWR will pay for students to take classes in the summer of their freshman, sophomore, and junior years.

Not all students are ready to pursue college courses, but some can handle the additional rigor and workload.  If students who are recommended decide to pursue college courses, they and their parents need to be aware that courses taken through MOWR are counted as college credit and high school credit.  If the student does poorly, then they will not receive credit for high school either.  If you are interested in your child participating in MOWR, please contact the office for more information.

New Flash – February 24, 2017

Thanks – Special Offering – Pastor Julio Jn Gilles, Haiti
We want to thank all our families for helping to raise almost $600.00 for Pastor Julio’s church and Christian school. He greatly appreciated the gifts.

Spring Pictures
Spring Pictures will be on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The pictures will be out-of-uniforms.

Re-enrollment
Please return your re-enrollment card by March 10, 2017.

Helicopter
The AirEvac helicopter will be here on March 10, 2017, around 2:00 so that our students and parents can tour the helicopter. Also, they will have brochures about their AirMedCare program. You can go online to www.joinairmedcarenetwork.com for more information.

Upcoming Important Dates
February 28, 2017Spring Pictures (Out-of-Uniform)

March 1, 2017               Report Cards Issued

March 10, 2017            Return Re-Enrollment Cards

March 10, 2017            Air Evac Helicopter Visit

March 27 -31, 2017     Spring Break

April11-12, 2017          Standardized Testing (Noon Dismissal)

April 13-14, 2017         No School (Makeup Test Day) (Teacher In-Service)

April 17, 2017               No School – Easter Break

MOWR (Move on When Ready)
Students in 9th -12th grades who are ready, may be able to take college courses. As a student of WHCA, these courses can be completed at our school, online, or through on campus attendance at no additional expense. In addition to being able to take classes during the school year, MOWR will pay for students to take classes in the summer of their freshman, sophomore, and junior years.

Not all students are ready to pursue college courses, but some can handle the additional rigor and workload. If the school recommends the student, then the students and parents who decide to pursue college courses need to be aware that courses taken through MOWR are counted as college credit and high school credit. If the student does poorly, then they will not receive credit for high school either.

If you are interested in your child participating in MOWR, please contact the office for more information.

New Flash February 13, 2017

Special Chapel – Pastor Julio Jn Gilles, Haiti
Pastor Julio will be speaking in chapel this Wednesday. Pastor Julio also operates a church and Christian school in Cap-Haiten, Haiti.

We will be taking up donations for Pastor Julio’s church and school until Wednesday. If you would like to give to this ministry, please donate through the office by Wednesday morning.

No School – Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus
By now, you should have your tickets. As a reminder, we will not be having any type of convoy from the school, so plan to arrive at Philips Arena by 9:45 a.m. in order to be seated by showtime which is 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2017.

No School – President’s Day
The school will be closed in observance of President’s Day Monday, February 20, 2017.

Spring Pictures
Spring Pictures will be on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The pictures will be out of uniforms.

Helicopter
The AirEvac helicopter will be here on March 10, 2017, around 2:00 so that our students and parents can tour the helicopter. Also, they will have brochures about their AirMedCare program. You can go online to www.joinairmedcarenetwork.com for more information.

Re-enrollment
It is hard to believe that we are beginning to plan for next year already. We would love to hear from you regarding our school and any suggestions that you may have. Be on the lookout for our re-enrollment cards soon.

MOWR (Move on When Ready)
Students, who are ready, in 9th -12th grades, may be able to take college courses. As a student of WHCA, these courses can be completed at our school, online, or through on-campus attendance at no additional expense.

Not all students are ready to pursue college courses, but some are able to handle the additional rigor and workload. If the school recommends the student, then the students and parents who decide to pursue college courses need to be aware that courses taken through MOWR are counted as college credit and high school credit. If the student does poorly, then they will not receive credit for high school either.

If you are interested in your child participating in MOWR, please contact the office for more information.

News Flash – January 23, 2017

School Choice Week
Today, your children were given yellow scarves to celebrate school choice week. WHCA is one of more than 13,000 schools participating in National School Choice Week (January 22–28, 2017). The goal of the Week is to shine a positive spotlight on all types of education options for children—from traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning, and homeschooling.

The Week provides an opportunity for families in communities across America to discover more about the education options available to children. WHCA salutes the parents, teachers, and staff for their dedication to providing a quality education for children, and for their involvement in this nationwide celebration.

For more information about National School Choice Week, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus

WHCA will be attending a field trip to see the circus at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta GA, on Friday, February 17, 2017.  The price of the tickets will be $13.00 per person and must be purchased by Friday.  Since this field trip takes place in Atlanta, for safety reasons, each student will need to be transported and accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Also, this is a school-wide field trip; those not attending will need to stay home, since we will not be offering any classes that day.

WHCA is in the process of trying to set up a field trip to see the circus at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta GA, on Friday, February 17, 2017. We should have the final details soon but wanted to go ahead and inform you of our plans.

President’s Day
The school will be closed in observance of President’s Day Monday, February 20, 2017.

Regional Archery Tournament
WHCA’s archery shot this weekend in our regional tournament. The team did well and we have seen an incredible amount of improvement from our archers. We hope to hear soon, how our team did as a whole, but in the meantime, wanted to say how much we appreciate the dedication and hard work of our parents and students.

Spring Pictures
Spring Pictures will be on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The pictures will be out of uniforms.

MOWR (Move on When Ready)
Students, who are ready, in 9th 12th grades, may be able to take college courses. As a student of WHCA, these courses can be completed at our school, online, or through on-campus attendance at no additional expense.

Not all students are ready to pursue college courses, but some are able to handle the additional rigor and workload. If the school recommends the student, then the students and parents who decide to pursue college courses need to be aware that courses taken through MOWR are counted as college credit and high school credit. If the student does poorly, then they will not receive credit for high school either.

If you are interested in your child participating in MOWR, please contact the office for more information.

News Flash – December 6, 2016

Out of Uniform – Thursday
Students who would like to donate canned foods to our food drive may come out of uniform this Thursday.

Little Mermaid Play
Please remember that our K3-3rd grades will be attending the play the Little Mermaid at the Springer Theater on Friday, December 9, 2016. Please arrive by 9:00. Also, remember that a parent or guardian of K3-K5 students will have to transport and attend the play with them, since we are not allowed to transport students of these ages. If students in these grade levels do not attend, then they will need to stay home that day since no classes will be offered while on the field trip. Please contact the office if you have any questions. The Spring Opera House address is 103 Tenth Street, Columbus, GA 31901

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest
WHCA will have an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Although students are not required to participate in the contest, we encourage students to participate and come donning their ugliest Christmas apparel.

Christmas Party
We will be having a school-wide Christmas party on Friday, December 16, 2016. We are asking for each family to bring snacks, drinks, and finger foods to share with our school family. The party will begin at 11:00 a.m. and school will dismiss at 12:00 noon.

Secret Santa
This year, the gift exchanges will take place in your child’s homeroom. Please understand that this gift exchange is totally optional and students do not have to participate. Each boy will buy a boy’s gift and each girl will buy a girl’s gift. The gift will need to be wrapped (not to exceed $10.00) and brought to the school by Wednesday, December 14, 2016. We will exchange them on Thursday, December 15, 2016. This year is a little different from what we have done in the past. So we wanted to make you aware of the changes. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

Annual Ski trip
If you haven’t done so already, please pay your ski deposit ($30.00) as soon as possible, to insure you have a spot in this year’s activity. The price of the ticket this year is $135.00 and includes two days of unlimited skiing, lift tickets, ski rental, lunches and snacks each day. Please be aware that we need a minimum of 15 people skiing in order to secure this rate. If not, the price might increase. This price does not include hotel, meals, and travel expenses.

Ski Hotel Information
We have secured a group rate of $65.00, plus tax, per night at the Comfort Inn in Maggie Valley. You will need to make a reservation through the hotel directly by December 15, 2016, in order to receive the group rate. Use the group # 2749776, Waverly Hall Christian Academy, when making reservations. You will need to cancel by January 1, 2017, to avoid any charges. Hotel’s address: 3282 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751 and phone: (828) 926-9106.

NewFlash – November 29, 2016

Little Mermaid Play
Please remember that our K3-3rd grades will be attending the play the Little Mermaid at the Springer Theater on Friday, December 9, 2016. The play will begin at 9:30. Also, remember that a parent or guardian of K3-K5 students will have to transport and attend the play with them, since we are not allowed to transport students of these ages. If students in these grade levels do not attend, then they will need to stay home that day since no classes will be offered while on the field trip. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Can Food Drive
We are now collecting for our canned food drive for the holiday season. We will continue to collect non-perishables until the Christmas break. If you would like to participate, bring in your donation to our office. We will have weekly incentives for our students to participate such as out of uniform, hat day, homework or quiz pass, etc.

Annual Ski trip
Start planning today to be a part of our annual ski trip to Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley, NC this winter. The dates are Thursday, January 5, 2017, through Friday, January 6, 2017. Due to the nature of this activity, each student skier must be accompanied by an adult. The price of the ticket this year is $135.00 and includes two days of unlimited skiing, lift tickets, ski rental, lunches and snacks each day. Please be aware that we need a minimum of 15 people skiing in order to secure this rate. If not, the price might increase. A non–refundable deposit of $30.00 per person is due by Friday, December 2, 2016. This price does not include hotel, meal, and travel expenses.

Please fill out the attached ski form and submit it along with payment by this Friday, December 2, 2016.

Ski Hotel Information
We have secured a group rate of $65.00, plus tax, per night at the Comfort Inn in Maggie Valley. You will need to make a reservation through the hotel directly by December 15, 2016, in order to receive the group rate. Use the group # 2749776, Waverly Hall Christian Academy, when making reservations. You will need to cancel by January 1, 2017, to avoid any charges. Their address: 3282 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751 and phone: (828) 926-9106.

Amazon Smile
Many of you are familiar with Amazon, but did you know that you can donate a portion of your purchases to Waverly Hall Christian Academy? It doesn’t affect your Prime account or your prices. Just go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2300948 . Once you name us, then everything else is automatic and each time you purchase anything from your Amazon account we will receive a donation from Amazon. It is a wonderful way to help our school out.

News Flash – November 4, 2016

No School -Veterans Day

WHCA will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016, in observance of Veteran’s Day.  We appreciate those who have served our country.

 

Little Mermaid Play

Our K3-3rd grades will be attending the play the Little Mermaid at the Springer Theater on Friday, December 9, 2016.  The play will begin at 9:30.  If you would like for your child to attend, please return the attached permission slip and payment by Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Please remember that a parent or guardian of K3-K5 students will have to transport and attend the play with them, since we are not allowed to transport students this age.  The cost of the play will be $10.00 per person.  If students in these grade levels do not attend, then they will need to stay home that day since no classes will be offered while on the field trip. Please contact the office if you have any questions

 

Thanksgiving Break

Our school and daycare will dismiss at noon on Friday, November 18, 2016, and will be closed Monday through Friday, November 21-25, 2016, for our Thanksgiving break. School will resume on Monday, November 28, 2016.  We hope during this break that you will be able to spend time with family and friends and reflect on the goodness of our God.

 

Can Food Drive

We are now collecting for our canned food drive for the holiday season. We will continue to collect non-perishables until the Christmas break. If you would like to participate, then bring in your donation to our office.  We will have weekly incentives for our students to participate like out of uniform, hat day, homework or quiz pass, etc.

 

 

Annual Ski trip

Start planning today to be a part of our annual ski trip to Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley, NC this winter. The dates are Thursday, January 5, 2017, through Friday, January 6, 2017.  Due to the nature of this activity, each student skier must be accompanied by an adult.  The price of the ticket this year is $135.00 and includes: two days of unlimited skiing, lift tickets, ski rental, lunches and snacks each day. Please be aware that we need a minimum of 15 people skiing in order to secure this rate. If not, the price might increase. A non–refundable deposit of $30.00 per person is due by Friday, December 2, 2016.  This price does not include hotel, meal, and travel expenses.

 

We have secured a group rate of $65.00, plus tax, per night at the Comfort Inn in Maggie Valley.  You will need to make a reservation through the hotel directly by December 15, 2016, in order to receive the group rate.   Use the group # 2749776, Waverly Hall Christian Academy, when making reservations.  You will need to cancel by January 1, 2017, to avoid any charges.  Their address: 3282 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751 and phone: (828) 926-9106.

 

Amazon Smile

Many of you are familiar with Amazon, but did you know that you can donate a portion of your purchases to Waverly Hall Christian Academy?  It doesn’t affect your Prime account or your prices.  Just go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2300948 . Once you name us, then everything else is automatic and each time you purchase anything from your Amazon account we will receive a donation from Amazon.  It is a wonderful way to help our school out.