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Department
(Kindergarten-5th Grades)

Principal:
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Secretary:
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Elementary Phone #
910-791-4248 Ext. 122

Wilmington Christian Academy, as a ministry of Grace Baptist Church, exists to assist parents in teaching students to glorify Jesus Christ in the pursuit of spiritual, academic, physical, and social excellence.

Summer Opportunities

Summer Day Camp

Enrichment Camps

Sports Camps

Registration

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Send in your Labels for Education and Box Tops to the school. We turn them in for free products.


Documents


Reminders

  • If you need to check your child out early, please send a note in with your child that morning.
  • To contact a teacher please call 791-4248 and dial their extension to leave a message, or send a note with your child to have the teacher call you.
  • Parents have 24 hour daily web-based access to students' grades and assignments through InfoDirect.
  • The 2nd Tuesday of every month is CiCi's Pizza Night.  Come and eat with the WCA family.  Remember to mention you are from WCA
  • The 2nd Tuesday of every month is also Squirrel's Club. First Federal will be in the cafeteria to collect your deposits.

     
Important Dates:
  • March 31 - April 4 - Spring Break (Day care Open)
  • April 14-16 Stanford Achievement Test
  • April 17 - Wheel-a-thon
  • April 18 - Good Friday/No School
  • April 24-25 Fine Arts Comp.
  • May 16 - Field Day
  • May 30 - Last day of school
  • June 2 - Summer Day Camp Begins
  • August 20 - 1st Day of School
  • Sept. 25-26 - Fall Break
  • October 10 - Fall Carnival
  • October 24 - Grandparent's Day
  • Dec. 20-Jan. 4 - Christmas Break
Merit Casual Days
  • Friday, March 28
    Wednesday, April 30

Squirrel's Club and CiCi's Pizza Days:
  • Tuesday, April 8
  • Tuesday, May 13
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2013-2014 
Elementary Faculty & Staff
 

Elementary Principal: 
    Cathy Dotson, Ed.D.

Elementary Secretary: 
    Miss Jen Colwell

Kindergarten:

    Mrs. Coats, Mrs. Lindquist
    Miss Schmig

1st Grade:
    Mrs. Lang, Mrs. Lindsey,
    Mrs. Albright

2nd Grade: 
    Mrs. Thorpe, Mrs. Hayden,

3rd Grade: 
    Mrs. Augst, Miss Nobles
    Mrs. Ramsey

4th Grade:
    Mr. Chappell
, Miss Young

5th Grade: 
    Mr. NealMrs. Montgomery

Art: 
    Mr. Riffel

Library:
    Miss Pope

Music:
    Miss Estep

Band:
    Mr. Brier

Physical Education: 
    Mrs. Upton, Mr. Flaming

Spanish:
    Miss Robertson

Computer:
    Mr. Ayers, Mr. Riffel

Teacher's Aides:
    Mrs. Benton, Mrs. Davis,
    Mrs. Jordan, Mrs. Luce,
    Mrs. Norman, Mrs.
    Croom

 

Offering the highest quality education for 45 years! WCA offers a foundation that will last a lifetime!

         Rearing children in today’s society is certainly an awesome challenge. It has become increasingly difficult to transfer traditional values of God, country, and family to our children as society continues to send messages and images that contradict those hallowed principles.

         By choosing Wilmington Christian Academy for your family’s educational needs, you have demonstrated a commitment to “training up your child in the way he (or she) should go.” You have indicated a willingness to sacrifice for the good of your family. You are setting a priority that shows your desire to rear a young future leader who cares about home, church, and education.

         We take seriously the trust that you have placed in us. We commit to you to do our best in educating your child in a superior way: not just academically, but spiritually, emotionally, morally, and intellectually. Please pray with us as we assume this significant responsibility.

 

5-YEAR-OLD KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

Five-year-old kindergarten is one of the most important years in a child’s education. During this time a child acquires the basic academic building

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Enrollment Age Requirements -

Children must turn 5 on or before August 31 to enter our kindergarten program.

 

Phonics, Reading, and Writing - While developing necessary foundational skills, the children are also learning the sounds of the alphabet as they sing the phonics songs and use the phonics charts. The students progress through the alphabet learning the primary sound of each letter and practicing a writing style that has proven effective with young writers. Students are taught to read with a systematic, step-by-step reading plan based upon intensive phonics.

Children are placed in reading groups by ability level to maximize their abilities. Each student completes activities to improve phonics, handwriting, composition, grammar and spelling skills. Accelerated Reader further promotes a love for reading through incentives.

Mathematics - Through the use of hands-on materials, the students learn the basic foundation of mathematics. Using the A Beka Math program, the students learn number recognition, number value, counting, sorting and classifying, spatial-relationships, time, money, fractions, the calendar, the months of the year, pictographs, addition and subtraction facts.

Bible - Bible truths and scripture memorization are taught daily. Once each week, the children meet for chapel.

Science - Students learn about themselves and the world around them. They will learn about God's plan for seeds, animals, the seashore, health, weather, and seasons.

Social Studies - Students learn about community helpers and simple safety rules, beginnings of American history, and children of 10 different countries along with simple geography. American heritage and patriotism are emphasized.

Electives - Art, music, P.E., Spanish, library, and computer education are offered on a weekly basis.

Character Training - Character training is one of the supreme goals of Christian Education. Every subject area, every teaching method, every attitude, every action of student or teacher is a means of training character.

 

ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION

The accelerated elementary curriculum emphasizes the basic skills of reading and math augumented with studies in English, spelling, science, history, handwriting and health.  The curriculum is enhanced through critical thinking activities and hands-on projects. Phonics-based reading instruction is given from kindergarten through second grade while hands-on learning projects and practice drills enhance math instruction.  Students receive weekly instruction in physical education, art, music, library skills, Spanish, and computer application.
 

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TECHNOLOGY

Beginning in kindergarten and continuing through the elementary years, children are taught computer application skills through a curriculum-integrated program. Age-appropriate material introduces them to concepts, such as spread sheets, word processing, data base, graphics, web page design and much more. Our 25-station, internet active computer lab gives our students the tools needed to be computer literate. Classroom computers and interactive white boards provide daily opportunities for technological fun.

  • All elementary classrooms have MIMIO Interactive whiteboards to aid in classroom curriculum and interactive learning. Hovercams are also in each classroom.
  • All elementary classrooms have ceiling mounted digital projectors.

We are taking the focus away from the technology itself and placing it directly on the learning and teaching it facilitates. Students can now accomplish amazingly creative projects unfettered by the need for specialized tools. In their daily lessons, teachers can incorporate "field trips" to anywhere in the world. Students' curiosity and drive to understand new information does not have to be put on hold until the right reference books can be procured. A world of information is at their fingertips; and their teachers help them to access, analyze, and organize it.

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WEEKLY ELECTIVES

  • Art
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish

 ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

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  • Accelerated Reader 
  • Local & Out of Town Field Trips
  • Local & State Science Fairs
  • Academic Testing Contest
  • American Legion Essay Contest
  • Duke Tips Honor Society

SPORTS

FINE ARTS

CLUBS

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SPECIAL DAYS & EVENTS

  • Parent Day
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  • Carnival
  • Homecoming Festivities & Parade
  • Field Day
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Awards Ceremonies
  • Casual Dress Days (Behavior Incentive)
  • Theme Dress-Up Days


FAMILY FELLOWSHIP

  • Parent Teacher Fellowship
  • Fall Carnival
  • Jelly Beans Skate Night
  • Ice House Skate Night
  • Jungle Rapids Night
  • CiCi's Pizza Night


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EXTENDED CARE

The After School Care Program is designed for working parents who need extended care for their children. The program is from 3:00-6:00 p.m. when school is in session. All-day care also is available from 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on some days when school is not in session. Students must be signed up for all-day care in advance. 

WCA also offers an early morning care program that begins at 6:45 a.m. There is a $3.25 per hour charge for this early morning program. Teachers go to early morning care and pick the children up at 8:00 a.m. and then take them to class.
 
Extended care is available for $3.25 per hour from 3:00-6:00 p.m. daily. Parents are billed separately at the end of each month for extended care. Extended care payments are due upon receipt of your statement.

 

The name 'National Elementary Honor Society' and abbreviation 'NEHS' and the NEHS logo are filed for registration as trademarks of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).  Unauthorized copying or use of said trademarks is strictly prohibited.