Newsflash – April 8, 2016

Standardize Testing
WHCA will be administering the Iowa Basic Skills test next week, Monday through Wednesday, April 11-13, 2016. Please note the following:
• 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 really 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.

Move On When Ready (MOWR)
Columbus Tech will be here on April 19, 2016, to administer the ACCESS/COMPASS exam to students in the eighth through eleventh grades. There is a minimum score your child has to receive in order to qualify to enroll in college courses. We would encourage our students to go online and find practice tests to familiarize themselves with the test.

Spring Fling

This year’s Spring Fling will be at the Loft (www.theloft.com) on April 29, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in uptown Columbus. We will be ordering off the menu. Let the office know by next Wednesday how many from your family will be attending. As always, families are encouraged to attend. The event will be for eighth through twelfth grades.

Senior Information
Graduation will be held at Rosemont Baptist Church in Lagrange, Georgia on Friday May 13, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. The church’s address is 3794 Hamilton Road, Lagrange, GA 30241.

Important Dates
Friday, May 6, 2016 11:00 Award Program and K5 Graduation (Noon Dismissal)
Last Day for K3 – 8th grades

High School Testing Schedule
Monday, May 09, 2016 8:00 – 9:30 English
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 8:00 – 11:00 Math I, II, III & IV
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 8:00 – 9:30 US History 9:30 – 11:00 Physical Science
Thursday, May 12, 2016 8:00 – 9:30 Bible 9:30 – 11:00 Graduation Rehearsal

Friday, May 13, 2015 7: 00 p.m. Graduation at Rosemont Baptist Church, Lagrange, GA

Toy Drive
We are in need of some age appropriate toys for our Early Learning Center. If you have any toys that would be appropriate for ages three through five, please bring them by our Early Learning Center.

Newsflash – February 26, 2016

Spring Pictures
Spring pictures will be on Monday, February 29, 2016; around 9:00 a.m. Students are allowed to come out of uniform that day.No School, March 4, 2016
There will be no school on Friday, March 4, 2016, due to a teacher workday.

Andersonville Field Trip
The seventh through tenth grade classes will be going on a field trip to Andersonville National Cemetery and Prisoner of War Museum on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. We will leave the school at 8:30 a.m. and the tour begins at 10:00 a.m. for students wishing to meet at the site. The guided tour will last two hours, but additional time will be given for exploration on our own. The park is located at 760 POW Road, Andersonville, GA 31711, which is about an hour south of Waverly Hall. Students will need to bring a sack lunch. We will need parents to go to help transport students. There will be no cost for this field trip although students may want to bring money for souvenirs.

Spring Break (Academy and Daycare)
Spring break will be from Monday, March 21, 2016 through Monday, March 28, 2016. School will resume on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Next Year’s Enrollment
It is hard to believe that we are making plans for the 2016-2017 school year. You will soon receive a re-enrollment card. Please fill out the card and return it by March 25, 2016, to let us know your intentions.

Standardize Testing
WHCA will be administering the Iowa Basic Skills test on Monday through Wednesday, April 11-13, 2016. School will dismiss at noon each day. There will be no school on Thursday and Friday, except for those needing to makeup up testing.

Senior Information
Just as reminder that the $200.00 senior fee will be due by the end of March. The senior fee covers the cost of diploma, cap and gowns, graduation service, etc. Also, graduation announcements can be ordered through places like Wal-Mart or Office Depot. Graduation will be held at Rosemont Baptist Church in Lagrange, Georgia on Friday May 13, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. The church’s address is 3794 Hamilton Road, Lagrange, GA 30241.

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.) 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. Thanks

NewsFlash – February 11, 2016

No School, President’s Day
WHCA and our daycare will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016, in observance of President’s Day.

Senior Information
Seniors may come out of uniform tomorrow for senior class pictures. Just as reminder that the $200.00 senior fee will be due by the end of March. The senior fee covers the cost of diploma, cap and gowns, graduation service, etc. Also, graduation announcements can be ordered through places like Wal-Mart or Office Depot. Graduation will be held at Rosemont Baptist Church in Lagrange, Georgia on Friday May 13, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. The church’s address is 3794 Hamilton Road, Lagrange, GA 30241.
Lunch
The seniors will be selling Chicken fingers, fries, roll, and a drink on Friday, February 19, 2016, for $3.75. Students orders will need to placed tomorrow and be paid for by Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Coca Cola Space Science Center
The first through eighth grades will have a field trip to the Coca Cola Science Center on Thursday, February 25, 2016, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Students will need to bring a sack lunch and drink for that day. Return the permission slip and the $3.50 fee by Friday, February 19, 2016.

Spring Pictures
Spring pictures will be on Tuesday, February 29, 2016; around 9:00 a.m. Students are allowed to come out of uniform that day.

Next Year’s Enrollment
It is hard to believe that we are making plans for the 2016-2017 school year. You will soon receive a re-enrollment card. Please fill out the card and return it by March 25, 2016, to let us know your intentions.

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.) 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. Thanks.

MOWR (Move on When Ready)
This past year the State of Georgia initiated a program that allows students, who are ready, in 9th 12th grades, to take college courses. As a student of WHCA, these courses can be completed at our school, online, or though on campus attendance at no additional expense.

Not all students are ready to pursue college course, 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 course 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.

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 . Our corporate name will be West Georgia Christian Ministry Center, Inc. Once you selected 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 out the school.

Newsflash – February 4, 2016

MOWR (Move on When Ready)
This past year the State of Georgia initiated a program that allows students, who are ready, in 9th 12th grades, to take college courses. As a student of WHCA, these courses can be completed at our school, online, or though on campus attendance at no additional expense.

Not all students are ready to pursue college course, 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 course 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.

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 . Our corporate name will be West Georgia Christian Ministry Center, Inc. Once you selected 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 out the school.

No School, President’s Day
WHCA and our daycare will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016, in observance of President’s Day.

Cookies
The seniors will be selling Subway® cookies this Friday. The price will be $.75 for one of $1.25 for two.

Lunch
The seniors will be selling Chicken fingers, fries, roll, and a drink on Friday, February 19, 2016, for $3.75. Students will need to place and pay for their meal by Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Coca Cola Space Science Center
The first through sixth grades will have a field trip to the Coca Cola Science Center on Monday, February 22, 2016, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Students will need to bring a sack lunch and drink for that day. The cost will be $3.50 and will need to be paid by Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Spring Pictures
Spring pictures will be on Tuesday, February 29, 2016; around 9:00 a.m. Students are allowed to come out of uniform that day.

Newsflash – December 8, 2015

Christmas Performance and Party
The students will be presenting a small Christmas program for our families and friends on Friday, December 18, 2015, beginning at 10:30 a.m. After that, we will join together for a party. Please bring snacks, drinks, and finger foods to share with our school family.

Present Exchange (White Elephant)
We will be doing a “white elephant gift exchange.” Students contribute their gift to the stash, and then draw numbers. The lowest number drawn begins. They can pick a gift under the tree, or opt to take a gift from someone who already has one. It is a fun way to enjoy gift giving. Please understand that this gift exchange is totally optional and students do not have to participate. The gift will need to be wrapped (not to exceed $10.00) and brought by Wednesday, December 16, 2015. We will exchange them on Thursday, December 16, 2015.

Archery Team
For students wishing to practice over the Christmas break, Southern Addiction will be hosting classes every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 10:00 am. Also, students can practice without coaching anytime during the break when they are open. Parents can sign out a bow and some arrows from WHCA for your child to use over the break. Please make sure that you pay the monthly fee between now and January 1, 2016. Checks should be made payable Southern Addiction.

Living History performance
We wanted to congratulate our students for a great job on their performance of great people in history. Thanks also to parents for helping them prepare for the performance. We also appreciate all the wonderful food for our feast and would like to say thanks to Refuge Church in Waverly Hall for providing enough cupcakes for our feast.

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 selected 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.

Can Food Drive
We are now collecting for our canned food drive for the holiday season. We will continue to collect non-perishables until Friday, December 18, 2015. If you would like to participate, then bring in your donation to our office. Thanks for your help in this community outreach project.

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 7, 2016, through Friday, January 8, 2016. 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. A non–refundable deposit of $30.00 per person is due by Friday, December 11, 2015. The balance of $105.00 will be due by Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Private and group lesson, and ski bibs are available for additional prices. Please indicate on your deposit slip if you are interested. This price does not include hotel and travel expenses. That information is below.

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 reservation through the hotel directly. Use the group # 2349747, Waverly Hall Christian Academy, when making reservations. You will need to cancel by January 5, 2016, to avoid any charges. Their address: 3282 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751 and phone: (828) 926-9106.

Newsflash – November 17, 2015

Lunch
The seniors will be selling lunch this Friday, November 20, 2015. The cost will be $3.00 and will include pizza, chips, and a drink. Orders will need to be placed and paid for this Thursday.

Archery Team
Congratulations to our archery team who qualified at district to compete at the state regional competition. Please be sure to pay Southern Addiction for November. We will have practice this week, but will not the week of Thanksgiving.

Living History performance and Covered Dish Meal
This year our third through eighth graders will be presenting a living history performance on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, beginning at 10:00 a.m. After that we will share a meal together at 11:00 a.m. and then dismiss at noon for the holiday.

The students will dress in character and will be presenting a historical figure. Guest will go around to each student, press a “button” and listen to a short speech about the character. This is an exciting way to bring history alive not only for your child, but also for you. You will need to help your child with his or her costume and research on their character. Students are to bring their costumes and have their speeches ready by this Friday, November 20, 2015, for rehearsal.

Thanksgiving Break
Our school and daycare will dismiss at noon on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, and will be closed Wednesday through Monday, November 25-30, 2015, for our Thanksgiving break. School will resume on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. 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.

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.

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. Thanks for your help in this community outreach project.

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 7, 2016, through Friday, January 8, 2016. 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. A non–refundable deposit of $30.00 per person is due by Friday, December 11, 2015. This price does not include hotel and travel expenses. That information is below.

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 reservation through the hotel directly. Use the group # 2349747, Waverly Hall Christian Academy, when making reservations. You will need to cancel by January 5, 2016, to avoid any charges. Their address: 3282 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751 and phone: (828) 926-9106.

NewsFlash – November 1, 2015

Cross Country
Congratulations to our cross country team for  a good season. Our JV boys and Varsity girls took first place at our first hosted meet. Also, our Varsity girls took second place at the state championship.

No School – Veteran’s Day
There will be no school on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, in observance of Veteran’s Day. WHCA would like to thank all of our veterans for their service to our country.

Living History performance and Covered Dish Meal
This year our third through eighth graders will be presenting a living history performance on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, beginning at 10:00 a.m. After that we will share a meal together at 11:00 a.m. and then dismiss at noon for the holiday.

The students will dress in character and will be presenting their historical figures. Guest will go around to each student, press a “button” and listen to a short speech about their character. This is an exciting way to bring history alive not only to your child, but also to you. You will need to help your child with his or her costumes and research on their character.

Thanksgiving Break
Our school and daycare will dismiss at noon on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, and will be closed Wednesday through Monday, November 25-30, 2015, for our Thanksgiving break. School will resume on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. 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.

Hoodies and T-shirt
We have a limited supply of hoodies which are $30.00 each. The t-shirts are $12.00 each. If you purchase non-uniform, non-zippered sweatshirts, hoodies, and sweaters in the future, we ask that they are basic blue or grey. If they don’t zip or button, we consider them part of the uniform and not outerwear.

Can Food Drive
We are now collecting for our canned food drive for the holiday season. We will continue to collect non-perishable until the Christmas Break. If you would like to participate, then bring in your donation to our office. Thanks for your help in this community outreach project.

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 7, 2016, through Friday, January 8, 2015. The price of the ticket includes: two days of unlimited skiing, lift tickets, ski rental, lunches and snacks each day. The only additional expenses you will have is your lodging, transportation, and meals away from the ski area. Due to the nature of this activity, each student skier must be accompanied by an adult. More information will be sent out later regarding prices, and area hotels.

Newsflash 10-16-2015

Cross Country
We will be hosting a cross country event here on campus Saturday, October 17, 2015. We are still in need of several volunteers to help us with the event. Please contact Mr. Cook if you would like to help.

The Cross Country championships will be held at Williams Mill Greenspace: 6166 Blackjack Rd, Flowery Branch, Georgia on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Racing times are 9:00 for varsity race, 9:45 for JV race. Please arrive by 8:00 a.m.

Spirit Week
Spirit Week is scheduled for the week of October 19, 2015. During this time, students have the chance to come out of uniform and get a little wacky. Please adhere to our out-of-uniform policy especially with regard to modesty.
Uniforms must be worn if a student does not participate.

Monday – Pajama Day Just roll out of bed in your finest curlers, fuzzy slippers and big fluffy robes. Please remember modesty.

Tuesday –  Tacky Day Leave your sense of style and coordination at home.

Wednesday – Decade Day Outfit yourself in celebration of your favorite decade, i.e., poodle skirts, disco attire, hippy, or any other decade that strikes your fancy.

Thursday – Picture Day This is when you get dressed up to have your school pictures taken.
Really, this is picture day.

Friday – Your Choice Be creative, dress as your favorite character, appliance, wear your camouflage. Come dressed like a baby, old person, or cartoon character, etc. Please no vampires, witches, demons, etc.

Fall Cookout
This year’s fall cookout will be Friday, October 23, 2015; from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. School will be dismissed at noon, in order to prepare for our cookout. The school will provide the hamburgers, hotdogs, and bun. We ask that our families bring can drinks, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, side dishes, condiments or desserts. This is primarily a time for our families to get together and fellowship. Please do not drop your children off as we unable to provide supervision. We will have a few small games for our little ones. If you would like to donate a bag of candy for the games, please send it in by Monday, October 19, 2015.

This is not a costumed event. Please return the attached sheet by Wednesday, October 21, 2015, to let us know how many will be attending with your family.

Hoodies and T-shirt
We have a limited supply of hoodies which are $30.00 each. The t-shirts are $12.00 each. If you purchase non-uniform, non-zippered sweatshirts, hoodies, and sweaters in the future, we asked that they are basic blue or grey. If they don’t zip or button, we consider them part of the uniform and not outerwear.

Report Cards
The end of this quarter will be Friday, October 23, 2015. Report cards will be issued the following Wednesday, October 28, 2105.

Can Food Drive
We are now collecting for our can food drive for the holiday season. If you would like to participate, then bring in your donation to our office. Thanks for your help in this community outreach project.

News Flash – September 25, 2015

Student and Parent Portal

By now you should have received an email containing a link to your child’s portal. This portal will give you information about your child’s grades, attendance, school announcements, and calendar events. Please log in and go to the registration tab to make sure your information is correct. Also, you can change your password, and make changes to your preferences. To use the service, simply click on the InfoDirect link located on the homepage of our school’s web site www.whchristian.org or go to www.infodirect.us\wav01.  Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Yearbook

Our 2013-2014 yearbook is available for sale.  Please use the following link to go to the order page.   To preview the yearbook, click on the following link.

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/5802867/c7c5e615d9bbfb20bf38cc1d260ab81fb5f801d5

Spirit Week

Spirit Week is scheduled for the week of October 19, 2015.  During this time, students have the chance to come out of uniform and get a little wacky.   Please adhere to our out-of-uniform policy especially with regard to modesty. Uniforms must be worn if a student does not participate.   More information will be sent out as to the different themes for each day closer to Spirit Week.

Fall Cookout

This year’s fall cookout will be Friday, October 23, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The school will provide the hamburgers, hotdogs, and buns. We ask that our families bring can or bottle drinks, condiments, side dishes, and /or dessert. This is primarily a time for our families to get together and meet one another.  Please do not drop your children off as we are unable to provide supervision.  This is not a costumed event.

Cross Country

Our next cross country event will be October 3, 2015, at Nash Farms near Hampton Georgia.  Please remember that students will have to compete in at least two events in order to qualify for state championship.

 

Also, we will be hosting a cross country event here on campus Saturday, October 17, 2015.  We are in need of several volunteers to help us with the event.  Please contact Mr. Cook  if you would like to help.

Archery

Please remember that the $20.00 payment for next month’s archery will be due October 1, 2015.

Hoodies and T-shirt

We have a limited supply of hoodies which are $30.00 each. The t-shirts are $12.00 each. If you purchase non-uniform, non-zippered sweatshirts, hoodies, and sweaters in the future, we asked that they are basic blue or grey.  If they don’t zip, we consider them part of the uniform and not outerwear.

Tissues and Lysol Wipes

We are asking for our parents to donate more facial tissues and containers of Lysol wipes.  We have already gone through a lot already and cold and flu season has not arrived. We appreciate your help as we continue to battle germs.

Golf Cart/ATV

We are in the process of finishing our cross country trail for our students on the backside of our property and could use a golf cart to help in the trail management.  If you have or know of someone that might have golf cart/ atv that they would be willing to donate or loan please contact the office. Please remember that WHCA is a 501 c3 corporation and all gifts and donations are tax-deductible.

Newsflash August 29, 2015

Student and Parent Portal

By now you should have received an email containing a link to your child’s portal. This portal will give you information about your child’s grades, attendance, school announcements, and calendar events. Please log in and go to the registration tab to make sure your information is correct. Also, you can change your password, and make changes to your preferences. To use the service, simply click on the InfoDirect link located on the homepage of our school’s web site www.whchristian.org or go to  www.infodirect.us\wav01.  We have experienced some emails not getting through to AOL accounts. Please contact the office if you have an AOL account or if you have any questions.

Yearbook

Our 2013 – 2014 yearbook is available for sale.  Please use the following link to go to the order page.   You are able to preview the year at this website also.  http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/5802867/c7c5e615d9bbfb20bf38cc1d260ab81fb5f801d5

Cross Country

Be on the lookout for the cross country schedule coming soon.  We will be attending events in the near future.  For all students participating in the sport, there will be a $20.00 fee.  This is a fee that we have to pay to our association on your behalf.

Archery

We have partnered with Southern Addiction Archery in Waverly Hall to provide after school training for those wanting to participate in archery this year.  Your child will receive individualize instruction from professional archer, Brian Danbury.  The training session will be on Tuesdays from 3:15- 4:15 at Southern Addiction.  The cost will be $20.00 per month per archer.

Although this is not required, it will be invaluable to your child’s archery training.  They will make tremendous progress and be better prepared for the archery competitions in the near future.  The rules have changed this year and every team and/or individual will have to qualify with a minimum score in order to shoot at regional.

We will provide the bows and the arrows for your child’s use.  A signup sheet is located in the office.  Please let Mr. Hucks know if you are interested in participating or if you have any questions.

 

Labor Day

WHCA and daycare will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 7, 2015.

 

Hoodies and T-shirt

We have a limited supply of hoodies which are $30.00 each. The t-shirts are $12.00 each. If you purchase non-uniform, non-zippered sweatshirts, hoodies, and sweaters in the future, we asked that they are basic blue or grey.  If they don’t zip, we consider them part of the uniform and not outerwear.

 

Class rings

We suggest that seniors order their class rings through Wal-Mart.  WHCA has already paid the setup charges, so most rings can be purchased for around $100.00.

 

Senior Pictures

Seniors have a couple of options for their senior pictures. Go to http://lifetouch.com/senior-portraits/ to see details and contact information for Lifetouch.  We will also be sending a flyer home later from local photographer, Taryn Pratt. She will be offering several packages.