News Flash – September 7, 2017

2017 Yearbook
The 2017 yearbook is finally finished and ready to begin your customization. TreeRing yearbooks offer each customer two pages on which they can add personalized photos. Follow the link included to create an account or log in to your existing account. Your custom pages and payment for the yearbook must be completed by Friday, September 8, 2017, to receive them with the rest of the student body. The 2016-2017 (last year’s) yearbook will cost $27.00 and includes free shipping. Please contact Mr. Hucks if you have any questions. https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014610934553868

Archery
This year, we are pleased to partner with Southern Addiction in Waverly Hall for our archery training. The practices will be on Tuesdays from 3:00 – 4:00, beginning September 19, 2017. The cost of the class will be the same as last year which is $20.00 per month. You will pay Southern Addiction directly. Although this class is not required to be on our team, it is highly recommended. We will also have classes at the school during P.E. (2:00-3:00) on certain days. We will provide practice arrows, but are requesting that our students purchase their own competition arrows (5 plus a few spare). Archery parents, we could really use your help this year. We need a few parents willing to volunteer to help sponsor our team, design/order team t-shirts, and setup equipment. If you can help, please see Mr. Hucks.

Cross Country
Our cross country season has begun. There is a meet scheduled for September 16 at Covenant Christian in Cumming, Ga. and a meet scheduled for September 30 at Maranatha in Oakwood, Ga. Registration for both meets is at 8:30. The state finals will be held on October 14, at People’s Baptist in McDonough, Ga. Your child will need to compete in both of these meets in order to qualify to compete in the state finals. The cost to compete in cross-country this year will be $30 per runner to cover state association fees and entry fees for each event. Please see Mr. Cook for more information

Parent Portal
You should be able to login to the parent portal. You will be prompted to change your password. There are two ways to access the website: 1) go to www.whchristian.org and click on the parent portal icon at the bottom of the home page; 2) go to https://secure.headmasteronline.com and enter the login information below. Your username and password will be sent under a separate email. Over the next few weeks, you will begin to see additional features and information added to the portal. For quick access to your child’s academic progress, go to your app store and download the Headmaster app by ACS technologies.

Parenting Corner
When parents boast about their children with other people, what do most say first? Is it how nice they are to strangers? Or how much volunteering they did last year? Usually not. More often, they talk about their good grades in school, or the prestigious college they went to, or the much sought-after summer internship they landed. But this is backwards. Joseph Telushkin suggests that acts of kindness their children do are what parents should talk about with others, and what they should really praise their kids for. Please take time to watch this informative video. https://www.prageru.com/courses/life-studies/what-did-your-parents-most-want-you-be

News Flash August 28,2017

2017 Yearbook
If you were part of the WHCA family last year and have been wondering about last year’s yearbook, you no longer have to be in suspense. The 2017 yearbook is finally finished and ready to begin your customization. Treering yearbooks offer each customer two pages on which they can add personalized photos. Follow the link included to create an account or login to your existing account. Your custom pages and payment for the yearbook must be completed by Friday, September 8, 2017, to receive them with the rest of the student body. The 2016-2017 (last year’s) yearbook will cost $27.00 and includes free shipping. Please contact Mr. Hucks if you have any questions. https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014610934553868

We take great pains to be sure that each student is represented throughout the yearbook as well as in their class section, but, of course, we can’t include every moment of a student’s school year. One of the best things about TreeRing is that each yearbook includes two customizable pages where you can add your own photos or choose others from the selection we have uploaded. A TreeRing yearbook is truly a great way to preserve memories from your child’s school year.

T-shirts and Hoodies
Please use the attached sheet to order your t-shirts or hoodies. Orders are due by Friday, September 1, 2017.

Labor Day – No School
Our school will be closed Monday, September 4, 2017, in observance of Labor Day.

Student ID and Attendance
WHCA is moving to an active attendance policy instead of a passive attendance policy. Instead of assuming the student is here and then making sure that they are, each student will need to scan their ID card when they arrive at school. The cost of the new ID badges was included as part of the fees that you paid. If your child loses or destroys their badge, they will be charged $5.00 for a replacement.

This new method of attendance will be more accurate and allow you to have a clearer view of your child’s attendance and tardiness. Please contact Mr. Hucks if you have any questions.

Parent Portal
Be on the lookout in the near future for new log-in information regarding our parent portal. We have a new system in place this year; therefore, your old log-in information is no longer valid. As usual, please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions you may have regarding this or any other concerns.

Parenting Corner
John Rosemond, noted psychologist and family counselor, has some great advice for today’s parent. Please take time to watch this informative video. https://www.prageru.com/courses/life-studies/how-get-kids-listen

NewsFlash August 18, 2017

Welcome Back!
The first week of the 2017-18 school year is in the books. It’s hard to believe another school year is already upon us and in full swing. Faculty, staff, and students are settling in to their routines and looking forward to another great year.

We make every effort to be sure our students and parents are well-informed throughout the year. We do this by regularly sending out emails, text and the News Flash which is sent out in both paper form and electronically. Please take time to read through the News Flash because it contains important and often time-sensitive information regarding the happenings at WHCA.

Solar Eclipse
As you know, a solar eclipse is happening Monday, August 21. It is an exciting and possibly once in a lifetime event for many to experience. However, because of the potential danger involved in trying to view a solar eclipse, we will not be providing glasses for viewing or taking students outside during the eclipse.

If you would like to pick up your student early in order to participate in viewing the eclipse, we encourage you to do so. Students may leave as early as noon on Monday, August 21, without penalty; otherwise, the school day will proceed as normal with dismissal at the usual time.

2017 Yearbook
The 2016-2017 yearbook is almost done! Within the next week or so, we hope to be ready to send out information and a link regarding how to order and customize your yearbook. We are using TreeRing again. Their products are high quality, customizable, full-color, and best of all, affordable. You will place your order online and the books will be delivered to the school.

We take great pains to be sure that each student is represented throughout the yearbook as well as in their class section, but, of course, we can’t include every moment of a student’s school year. One of the best things about TreeRing is that each yearbook includes two customizable pages where you can add your own photos or choose others from the selection we have uploaded. A TreeRing yearbook is truly a great way to preserve memories from your child’s school year.

T-shirts and Hoodies
Please use the attached sheet to order your t-shirts or hoodies. Orders are due by Friday, September 1, 2017.

Parent Portal
Be on the lookout in the near future for new log-in information regarding our parent portal. We have a new system in place this year; therefore, your old log-in information is no longer valid. As usual, please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions you may have regarding this or any other concerns.

Parenting Corner
John Rosemond, noted psychologist and family counselor, has some great advice for today’s parent. Please take time to watch this informative video. https://www.prageru.com/courses/life-studies/how-get-kids-listen

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.