Newsflash February 20, 2015

Archery Regional
Many of our students will be participating in our upcoming archery tournament on February 28, 2015, at Johnson County High School in Wrightsville, Georgia. Our flight times are schedule for 9:00 and 3:00 p.m. There is an entry fee of $5.00 per spectator. This is paid at the door. Students need to wear jeans and a Waverly Hall Christian Academy t-shirt. Please return the photo release by Friday, February 27, 2015.

Your child we need to be there at least 45 minutes before their flight. Please see the attached sheet for your child’s flight time.

Address of Regional Tournament:

Johnson County High School
150 Trojan Way
Wrightsville, GA 31096
Located approximately 131 miles from school

School Pictures
Spring pictures will be Thursday, February 26, 2015. The students are allowed to come out of uniform for the day.

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? 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.

Newsflash January 30. 2015

No School – President’s Day

WHCA and our daycare will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015, in observance of President’s Day.

 

Archery Regional

Many of our students will be participating in our upcoming archery tournament on February 28, 2015, at Johnson County High School in Waynesville, Georgia.  Our flight times are schedule for 9:00 and 3:00 p.m. The entry fee for those participating will be $10.00. If you have not already paid your child’s entry fee, please do so as soon as possible.

 

Archery Donations

As we prepare for our first competition, we are in need of additional items.  Many of our parents have donated their time and money to help buy new arrows and to help re-fletch old ones, but we still need a few items. Any support would be greatly appreciated.

 

Five (5) Dozen Easton-Trulite Aluminum Arrows   $170.00 or $3.00 each (for competition)

Arrow Rest                                                                 $8.00 each

Fletching for Arrows                                                  $12.95 (100 pack)

Arrow Knocks                                                            $40.00 (100 pack)

Fletching Adhesive                                                    $8.95 per bottle

 

Next Year’s Enrollment

It is hard to believe that we are making plans for the 2015-2016 school year.  You will soon receive a re-enrollment card.  Please fill out the card and return it by March 13, 2015, to let us know your intentions.

 

School Pictures

Spring pictures will be Wednesday, February 26, 2015.  The students are allowed to come out of uniform for the day. Please observe our out-of-uniform policy especially in regard to modesty.

 

EADAP Testing

WHCA has been approved to offer the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) classes to our students online (eADAP).   Your child will have to take this test before they will be able to get their driver’s license. Also, we are allowed to offer this class to homeschoolers and others that may have not had the class yet. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

NewFlash December 19, 2013

Christmas Party

Our Christmas party will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 20, 2013.  Our parents are invited to come and celebrate with us. We are asking our families to bring foods such as chips, desserts, sandwiches, finger foods, and drinks, etc.
School will be dismissed by noon.

Local Charity

We are collecting donations of non-perishable food and jackets (gently used) for our local charities.  If you would like to participate, please make your donations by December 20, 2013. Thanks in advance for your help.

New Parent Portal

Our new portal is open.  If you haven’t received your login information yet, please contact the office. Please login and update your preferences. The website is https://portal.myschoolworx.com.

Hoodies and T-shirts on Sale

Hoodies and t-shirts are on sale now.  Hoodies are $30.00 and our T-shirts are $10.00.  Please consider supporting our school by purchasing our school wear. Go Warriors!

Ski Trip Balance

If you haven’t already done so, the remaining balance (normally $90.00) will be due by January 2, 2014. If you are mailing the deposit, please make sure that it arrives by January 2, 2104.You can drop the payment off at the school, if no one is here, please slip it through the front doors.

The group will plan to meet at the Cat’s Lair on the Cataloochee Ski resort. You can pick up your ski lift tickets, equipment rental forms, etc.  on Thursday morning.  Their address is 1080 Ski Lodge Road, Maggie Valley, North Carolina 28751.  Their website is http://www.cataloochee.com.

If you have any questions over the holiday you can either email (office@whchristian.org) or call Mr. Hucks on his cell (706-718-4522).

Ski Hotel Information

We have blocked a group of rooms for those wishing to stay together at the same hotel.  You are more than welcome to stay elsewhere, but Best Western Mountain Brook Inn in Maggie Valley (3811 Soco Road Route 19, Maggie Valley, NC 28751-9506 Phone: 828/926-3962) has given us a special group rate.

Hotel Details

You must reserve your room by January 1, 2014, in order to receive this rate. Ask for the Waverly Hall Christian Academy block of rooms. All rooms have two queen beds, and are non-smoking and based on two adults plus children.

The hotel expense is separate from the $120.00 paid to the school. Each parent is responsible for reserving and paying for their own rooms. The cost is $50.99 plus tax for Wednesday and Thursday and $67.99 plus tax for Friday night.

NewsFlash December 5, 2014

Can Food Drive

We are now collecting for our can food drive for the holiday season. If you would like to participate, please bring in your donation to our office by Friday, December 12, 2014. Thanks for your help.

Christmas Performance and Party
The students will be presenting a small Christmas program for our families on Friday, December 19, 2014, beginning at 10:30 a.m. After that, we will join together for a party. Please bring snack and finger food to share with our school family.

Christmas Break
The academy will be closed December 22 – January 9 2015. School will resume Monday, January 12, 2015. Please contact the office if you need more information

Community Blood Drive
WHCA will be hosting a community blood drive on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, from 1:30 – 6:30. Please mark your calendar and help us have a successful drive. Please call the office if you would like to donate blood.

Ski Trip
The ski trip this year will be $135.00 per person skiing. Cataloochee had a slight price increase this year and they are now charging $10.00 for beginner lessons. The cost includes two days of unlimited skiing, lift tickets, ski or snowboard rental, lunch and snacks both days. A deposit of $25.00 will be due by Friday, December 12, 2014. The remaining balance (normally $110.00) will be due by January 2, 2015. If you are mailing the deposit, please make sure that it arrives by January 2, 2015.You can drop the payment off at the school. If no one is here, please slip it through the front doors. Please remember that deposits are non-refundable.

The group will plan to meet at the Cat’s Lair on the Cataloochee Ski resort. You can pick up your ski lift tickets, equipment rental forms, etc. on Thursday morning. Their address is 1080 Ski Lodge Road, Maggie Valley, North Carolina 28751. Their website is http://www.cataloochee.com.

Please remember that each child will need to have a chaperon with them. WHCA will not be providing chaperons for this activity. If you have any questions over the holiday, you can email us at (office@whchristian.org) for the quickest response.

Ski Hotel Information
We have blocked a group of rooms for those wishing to stay together at the same hotel. You are more than welcome to stay elsewhere, but Best Western Mountain Brook Inn in Maggie Valley (3811 Soco Road Route 19, Maggie Valley, NC 28751-9506 Phone: 828/926-3962) has given us a special group rate.

You must reserve your room by Friday, January 2, 2015, in order to receive this rate. Ask for the Waverly Hall Christian Academy block of rooms. All rooms have two queen beds, and are non-smoking and based on two adults plus children.

Each parent is responsible for reserving and paying for their own rooms. The cost is $62.99 plus tax for Wednesday and Thursday and $71.99 plus tax for Friday night. The hotel expense is separate from the $135.00 paid to the school.

Newsflash November 7, 2014

Thanksgiving Program and Covered Dish
The students will be presenting a small Thanksgiving program for our families on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, beginning at 10:30 a.m. After that we will share a meal. Please bring covered dishes, main dish, vegetable, casseroles, desserts,  to share with our school family.

Thanksgiving Break
The academy and daycare will be closed Tuesday (noon) through Monday, November 25 – December 1, 2014.. School will resume Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Please contact the office if you need more information

Hoodie and T-shirt
Our hoodies are $30.00 each and the t-shirts are $10.00 each. Orders may be placed through the office. 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.

Community Blood Drive
WHCA will be hosting a community blood drive on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, from 1:30 – 6:30. Please mark your calendar and help us have a successful drive. More information will be sent.

Ski Trip
Start planning today to be a part of our annual ski trip to Cataloochee Ski Area this winter. The dates are Thursday, January 8, 2015, through Friday, January 9, 2015. Be on the lookout for more information.

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

Freezer
The school is in need of a freezer for our lunch program. If you have an extra working freezer that you are willing to donate, please contact the office.

Newsflash October 31, 2014

Veteran’s Day

We will be closed on Monday and Tuesday , November 11 and 12, 2014, for Veterans Day.

 

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, calendar events and you even can order lunch. 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. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

 

Student Absences

Our attendance policy states that a student may miss up to 30 days in the school year 20 of which may be unexcused. High school courses take period attendance, and if your child misses more than the amount of days allowed, then they will not be to pass that particular subject even though they may have been here for the rest of the classes.  It is imperative that your child arrives on time and tries not to miss any more days than necessary.

 

In addition, according to O.C.G.A. 40-5-22(a.1) (2) suspension of their license is mandated for any student having ten (10) or more unexcused absences.  If your child is absent, it is imperative that you send an excuse. Please visit http://www.dds.ga.gov/teens  for more information about teens and driving.

 

School Needs

Freezer

The school is in need of a freezer for our lunch program.  If you have an extra working freezer that you are willing to donate, please contact the office.

 

Golf Cart

We have recently cleared a 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 a golf that they would be willing to donate, please contact or office. Please remember that WHCA is a 501 c3 corporation and all gifts and donations are tax-deductible.

 

Hoodie and T-shirt

Our hoodies are $30.00 each and the t-shirts are $10.00 each. Orders may be placed through the office. 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.

 

Community Blood Drive

WHCA will be hosting a community blood drive on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, from 1:30 – 6:30.  Please mark your calendar and help us have a successful drive.  More information will be sent.

 

Ski Trip

Start planning today to be a part of our annual ski trip to Cataloochee Ski Area this winter. The dates are Thursday, January 8, 2015, through Friday, January 9, 2015. Be on the lookout for more information.

NewsFlash October 10, 2014

No School or Daycare – Columbus Day

The school and daycare will be closed on Monday, October 13, 2014, in observance of Columbus Day. School will resume on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

 

Cross Country Championships

The Cross Country championships will be held in Douglasville, Georgia, on October 25, 2014.

 

Spirit Week

Spirit Week is scheduled for the week of October 20, 2014.  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 modestyUniforms 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 24, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The school will provide the hamburgers, hotdogs, bun, and condiments.  We ask that our families bring can drinks, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, side dishes, or dessert. 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.  Our Student Government Association 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 Friday, October 17, 2014.

 

In order to raise money for field trips and projects around the school, the SGA (Student Government Association) is having a pie- in- the face contest.  The faculty or staff member, who receives the most money in their collection jar, will get a pie in the face.  So bring your leftover change and help the students pie a deserving faculty or staff member.

This is not a costumed event. Please let us know how many will be attending with your family. Please return the attached sheet by Friday October 17, 2014.

 

School Wide Field Trip – The Rock Ranch

The school will be taking a field trip to The Rock Ranch outside of Thomaston, on Monday October 27, 2014.  The field will cost $8.00 per person and you will need to bring a sack lunch. We will need to arrive by 9:15 a.m. This educational field trip will cover “From Pilgrims to Pioneers” Please fill out the attached sheet indicating you intentions. Please include payment with your permission form and return by Friday, October 17, 2014.  Thanks and we look forward to a wonderful trip.

 

Can Food Drive

We are now collecting 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.

 

Newsflash September 17, 2014

Fall Break
Our fall break will be Wednesday – Friday, September 24 – 26, 2014. School will resume on Monday, September 29, 2014.

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, calendar events and you even can order lunch. 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. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Student Absences
Our attendance policy states that a student may miss up to 30 days in the school year 20 of which may be unexcused. High school courses take period attendance, and if your child misses more than the amount of days allowed, then they will not be to pass that particular subject even though they may have been here for the rest of the classes. It is imperative that your child arrives on time and tries not to miss any more days than necessary.

In addition, according to O.C.G.A. 40-5-22(a.1) (2) suspension of their license is mandated for any student having ten (10) or more unexcused absences. If your child is absent, it is imperative that you send an excuse. Please visit http://www.dds.ga.gov/teens for more information about teens and driving.

School Needs
Freezer
The school is in need of a freezer for our lunch program. If you have an extra working freezer that you are willing to donate, please contact the office.

Golf Cart
We have recently cleared a 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 a golf that they would be willing to donate, please contact or office. Please remember that WHCA is a 501 c3 corporation and all gifts and donations are tax-deductible.

Hoodie and T-shirt
Our hoodies are $30.00 each and the t-shirts are $10.00 each. Orders may be placed through the office. 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.

Fall Cookout
This year’s fall cookout will be Friday, October 24, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The school will provide the hamburgers, hotdogs, buns, drinks, and condiments. We ask that our families bring side dishes, and /or dessert. 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. This is not a costumed event.

Community Blood Drive
WHCA will be hosting a community blood drive on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, from 1:30 – 6:30. Please mark your calendar and help us have a successful drive. More information will be sent soon.

Ski Trip
Start planning today to be a part of our annual ski trip to Cataloochee Ski Area this winter. The dates are Thursday, January 8, 2015, through Friday, January 9, 2015. Be on the lookout for more information.

Newsflash August 11, 2014

Welcome Back

School begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014.   School dismisses at 3:00 p.m. Students can arrive at 7:45 and need to be picked up by 3:15. Please let the office know if you need other arrangements.

Parent Survey

We appreciate your feedback and kind words in our parent survey. We have made quite a few improvements to our facilities and program based on those suggestions. Thanks again for your time.

 Lunch

This year we will be offering lunch on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  We will be operating a voucher system in which you can prepay a lunch account.  After that, you will be able to login to our website and order your child’s lunch on our parent portal based on your account balances.  We hope that this will help make lunch ordering easier.

 B.Y.O.D.

WHCA is moving to a B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device) policy. The policy would eventually require your children to bring their own laptops tablets.  This will allow us to focus our resources more on classroom technology instead of repairing and replacing classroom computers.  Please contact the office if you have any questions.

 College Courses

Columbus Tech will be administering the COMPASS on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, to students who are fifteen years and older.  We encourage you to have your child go online and look up practice test so that they will be familiar with the testing procedure.

After taking the COMPASS, students will be allowed to enroll in a college course on our campus at no cost to you as a parent.  Columbus Tech will be offering a Customer Service course designed to help students develop skills necessary to compete in today’s market.  Students who successfully pass the course will receive college credit.  This will be a great way to introduce your child to college work while still in high school.    Currently, the course is scheduled from 2:00 – 3:00.

Student and Parent Portal

Be on the lookout for 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 when you get your link 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. Thank you for your patience as we implement this system.  If you have any questions, please contact the office.

 Monthly Statements

We are in the process of converting our invoices to an electronic form sent via email. Please let the office know if you would still prefer to receive your invoice through the U.S. Postal system.

News Flash May 8, 2014

Final Exams

The 9th  through 12th grades will be taking final exams the last week of school. High school students may leave after their final exam, unless they have missing work to turn in to their teachers. Elementary students will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m.

All students will be dismissed at noon on Friday, May 16, 2014.

 

Final exam testing schedule:

Monday                English/Anatomy

Tuesday                Math

Wednesday         History

Thursday            Spanish

Friday                    Bible

 

Final exam daily schedule:  

8:00 – 8:30           Bible 

8:35 -10:00           Testing 

10:00                     H/S students dismissed

 

Awards Program

Please plan to attend our Awards Program honoring your children’s hard work this year.  The program will be on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.  Students will be dismissed after the program for an enjoyable summer of bliss. J

 

Lower School Spring Fling

The lower school will be going to CiCi’s Pizza and then Hollywood Connection for skating and /or laser tag on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  We will meet at Cici’s at 11:00 a.m. and then go to Hollywood Connection after lunch.  The cost of the pizza buffet and drink will be around $8.00.  The cost of skating or laser tag per session will be $5.00.  Please send cash with your child since they will be paying individually.  You may meet us at Cici’s and the students will be dismissed after we are finished at Hollywood connection.  We will return to school by 3:00 p.m. for those not leaving from Hollywood connection. Students may wear jeans and a WHCA t-shirt. Please return the permission sheet by Monday, May 12, 2014.

 

Parent Survey

We will be distributing a survey to our parents shortly.  The purpose of this survey is to learn more about your family’s experience with Waverly Hall Christian Academy. Your opinions and attitudes are of vital importance to this assessment. The survey has been designed to accomplish two main goals: to measure our performance based on the opinions of school families, and to guide goal setting and planning for the future. Thank you ahead of time for your help as we endeavor to make WHCA a wonderful place for your children.

Graduation

This year’s graduation will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 4980 Hancock Road, Midland, GA 31820. The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.  Graduates will need to be there by 6:00 p.m. for pictures and final rehearsal.Seniors will need to be available for graduation rehearsal Friday, May 16, 2014.

 

Tuition and Accounts

Unless otherwise requested, all tuition payments will start August 1st, and all matriculation and technology fees are due between June 1st and July 1st.

 

Report Card Packets

Report card packets will be mailed to all parents after school is over.  The packets will contain your child’s report cards, a calendar for next year, supply list, SAT scores, and any other pertinent information.

 

Summer Hours

If you are in need of something throughout the summer, then there are two ways that you may reach us.   You may leave a message on the answering machine. We check it regularly, or you may email us at office@whchristian.org.  Either way you choose, we will make it our goal to get back with you as soon as possible. Please also remember that items like handbooks, calendar, and supply lists will be available on our website, www.whchristian.org   Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you back next year.