November Newsletter 2016

View this email in your browser (http://us13.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a0fe28c71d4607d4fdc342b78&id=dab17e2a30&e=1051c2bfa0) Fall 2016 Happy Thanksgiving... on behalf of the entire WCA Family! "Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ..." Ephesians 5:20

Kids' Campus construction is underway! Expected completion is Fall of 2017.

CONGRATULATIONS WCA Patriots! 2016 NCCSA 2A State Champions Volleyball & Boys' Soccer

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"Thank you!" to the entire Wilmington Christian Academy family for supporting the 4th Annual "Patriots for Pink" Volleyball/Soccer event! In just 4 short years, the WCA family has joined together to raise a grand total of $15,380, which includes this year's gift! Our Patriot family is honored to partner with PIPF as we seek to support local breast cancer "CHAMPIONS" together! Great Job Patriots!!

WCA's high school students participated in See You at the Pole (SYATP), which is an annual gathering on the fourth of Wednesday of September, where Christian students of all ages meet at a flagpole in front of their school for prayer, scripture-reading and hymn-singing before school starts. Thankfully at Wilmington Christian Academy, we are able to participate daily in these special practices and that is something we do not take for granted. WCA Carnival 2016 "Seuss-A-Palooza"

Grandparents Day 2016 Thankful that our wonderful grandparents were able to join us during one of WCA's favorite days of the school year! WCA loves their grandparents!

** "O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever." Psalm 136:1

Mrs. Albright's 1st grade classroom was presented with a special gift recently. One of our generous parents donated five iPad Air devices and one iPad Pro for her to use as teaching tools for her classroom. WCA is truly blessed with wonderful families who desire to provide special gifts like these for our classrooms! Thank you! Helpful Hints

You can help WCA earn FREE money by linking your Harris Teeter "VIC" card the next time you shop. WCA's "Together in Education" code is #1329. Please help us earn money for our school!

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November 23rd, 24th & 25th - Thanksgiving Vacation (No School)

November 30th - Progress Reports

December 2016:

December 1st - Christmas Concert - 1st - 5th grade - 7 pm @ WCA

December 15th - Christmas Concert - 6th - 12th grade - 7 pm @ WCA

December 16th - Last Day before Christmas Vacation (early dismissal @ 12:30 pm)

December 19th - January 2nd - Christmas Vacation

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WCA September 2016 Newsletter

September 2016
New school year underway!
In August, members of Grace Baptist Church joined hands with Wilmington Christian Academy faculty and staff members to pray for the upcoming school year.  In a "leap of faith" in 1969, Wilmington Christian Academy opened its doors as a direct ministry of Grace Baptist Church.  Today, WCA remains the largest private school in Southeastern North Carolina and welcomed over 800 students and their families on the first day of school!  Please continue to pray that God will keep His hands on WCA as we minister together for our students and their families this school year!
World's Finest Chocolate on sale now!  
Please support WCA and get your $2 bar today.
WCA's Coach Tonya Upton focuses on the fundamentals of volleyball!

Click here to read the article that featured Coach Upton by Port City Daily
WCA's Middle & High School students enjoyed their annual Back-to-School Retreat at The Anchorage in Lake Waccamaw the first few days of school.
*Lindsay Michelle Benton*
September 29, 1998 - August 28, 2016

It is with deep sadness that we share the recent passing of Lindsay Michelle Benton.  Lindsay joined the WCA family in K4 and was beginning her senior year at WCA.  She was a talented artist and Patriot Cheerleader for many years, with hopes and dreams of becoming a trauma surgeon.  At the age of 16, Lindsay chose to become an organ donor in order to save lives, and through her passing, she did just that. Our hearts are grieved over her home going, and we will miss her beyond the expression of words; however,  we are encouraged knowing that God brings beautiful things out of tragic situations. Please continue to lift her family in your prayers. Till we meet again, sweet Lindsay...

A fund has been established at WCA in Lindsay's name.  
For those interested, the family is requesting that donations be sent to:
Wilmington Christian Academy
Lindsay M. Benton Cheer Fund
1401 North College Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
Looking Forward

The 4th Annual Patriots for Pink Volleyball & Soccer Game will be on Tuesday, September 13th @ WCA.  Games start at 4 pm.  Please come and cheer on our Patriots volleyball and soccer team, as all proceeds benefit the local Pretty in Pink Foundation!   Let Mrs. Bordeaux know if you would like to purchase a Patriots for Pink t-shirt.
Mark your calendar:
SEPTEMBER
*  Saturday, Sept. 10th

   Intramural Soccer begins - Grades K4 - 8th grade
   Every Saturday until 11/5/16, except 10/29/16
*  Monday, Sept.12th
   Parents College Admissions Seminar - 7:00 pm - Media Center
   All grade levels invited to attend
*  Tuesday, Sept. 20th
   Progress Reports - Grades K5-12
*  Wednesday, Sept. 21st - Friday, September 23rd
   NO SCHOOL - NCCSA Educators' Convention
*  Saturday, Sept. 24th
   Trail Life/American Heritage Girls Yard Sale - 7 am -12 noon @ WCA

OCTOBER
*  Thursday, Oct. 13th - Friday, Oct. 21st
   Annual WCA Book Fair - Media Center
*  Friday, Oct. 14th
   Annual WCA Fall Carnival - Early Dismissal @ 12:30 pm
*  Saturday, Oct. 15th  
   PSAT/NMSQT Testing - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (Optional for Juniors)
*  Friday, Oct. 21st
   Grandparents Day
*  Thursday, Oct. 27th - Saturday, Oct. 29th
   Soccer/Volleyball State Tournament - campus of WCA

 
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Summer Newsletter

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Summer is Here!
Our 2015-16 school year ended on a great note! Many thanks to everyone that played a part. Summer day camp is up and running and plans are underway for making this next school year one of the best yet. Enjoy these highlights from the last few months and have a great summer!
Looking Back
Bird's eye view of WCA's 2016 Elementary Field Day of FUN!
*THANK YOU!*
As of today, Wheel-A-Thon 2016 has brought in just over $35,000!  Thank you for your support!

Feed the Hunger 2016

WCA's high school students packed #20,000 meals during its annual Feed the Hunger project! Not only were our students able to package all 20,000 packets of food, but they also collected the money needed to make this project a reality! These meals were prayed over by our students and were shipped to third world countries around the globe, not only to feed the hungry, but to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in orphanages throughout the world!

VFW “Voice of Democracy” Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to WCA Seniors, Kiersten Augst and Jared Ball. Both entered this year's annual VFW "Voice of Democracy" essay writing contest.  This year's theme was, "My Vision for America". A total of 18 entries were submitted to the local VFW Post from area public & private high schools. The top three winners at the local Post level (#2 winners coming from WCA), were awarded a certificate and  a monetary gift.  The first place Post winner (Kiersten) moved on to compete at the VFW District level, where she placed 2nd.

Kiersten Augst - 1st Place VFW Post level & 2nd Place at the VFW District level and Jared Ball - 3rd Place VFW Post level

NATIONAL FINE ARTS WINNERS

Our state fine arts winners recently participated in the AACS National Fine Arts competition in Greenville, SC.  We are excited to announce the following National Fine Arts winners.  Brenna DaMatta (12th) won 1st place in Art - Mixed Media.  Jared Ball (12th) won 1st in Oral Interpretation of the Scriptures. Kayla McIntyre won 1st place in Art - Oil Painting.  Kiersten Augst (12th) won 2nd in Humorous Interpretation.  Congratulations to these national winners and to all who participated!
STATE ELEMENTARY FINE ARTS WINNERS

Our elementary students participated in the NCCSA Elementary Fine Arts competition in Goldsboro, NC. We are excited to announce the following Fine Arts winners.
  

Sadie Tew (3rd) won 2nd place in English Academic Testing. Jeremy Ferraro (3rd) won 3rd place in History Academic Testing. Samantha Harrell (4th) won 1st place in Art-Monochromatic Drawing. Gareth Dorey (5th) won 3rd in Art Polychromatic drawing, and also placed 2nd in 5/6th Poetry Recitation. Martha Smith (3rd) placed 2nd in 3/4th String Solo. Samuel Ayers (5th) placed 2nd in Brass Solo. Chloe Bloom (3rd) placed 1st in 3/4th Piano Solo. Mackenzie Williams (4th) placed 2nd in 3/4th Vocal Solo. Andi Creech (6th) placed 3rd in 5/6th Vocal Solo. Annalise Coats and Eli Hawes (3rd) placed 2nd in the Third grade Bible Sword Drill. Elijah Harmon and Henry Steven (5th) placed 2nd in the Fifth grade Bible Sword Drill. The Elementary Choir placed second in the choir competition. Small and Large Vocal Ensembles both took 1st place. Elementary Band placed 1st in the band competition. Small and Large Instrumental Ensembles both took 2nd place. Congratulations to these Elementary Fine Arts winners and all who participated!

WCA students host New Hanover County Special Olympics Basketball Team and Cheerleaders
The New Hanover County Special Olympics Basketball team and their cheerleaders made a special visit to WCA in March! The teams played an exhibition game as our students cheered them on, and the players stayed afterwards to sign autographs for our students! Our students look forward to this annual visit by the cheerleaders & basketball team and enjoy cheering them on to victory!!
Art Class FUN!
Who says that art class has to be taught in the classroom?  Kindergarteners enjoying their art class with some sidewalk chalk FUN!
WCA 5th graders making a difference...

HaitiAwake Executive Director, Mrs. Becky Graves, after WCA's 5th graders presented her with a special gift in April...
"Incredibly thankful for the amazing opportunity to share HaitiAwake with this generous group of young people and their teachers this morning. They raised funds to donate two Lifestraw community water filters to our ministry. And ... they were also able to pay for shipping the filters to Haiti. What a blessing!" 

God Speed to HaitiAwake on behalf of Wilmington Christian Academy!


WCA students attend 7th Congressional District Youth Conference

 

WCA Juniors, Jayna Donaldson & Caroline Fountain, were invited to attend the 2016 7th Congressional District Youth Leadership & Entrepreneurial Conference hosted by NC Congressman David Rouzer in April.

NEW TRADITION BEGINS AT WCA!

WCA started a new tradition with the Class of 2016! Graduating seniors walked the elementary hallways in their caps and gowns for WCA's first inaugural "Senior Walk!"

Cheers and high fives were all around as our seniors were honored and celebrated during this exciting new tradition for WCA!

Wilmington Christian Academy's
43rd ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT 
EXERCISES
Congratulations to the Class of 2016!
Looking Forward
It's not too late to join our Mission Possible VBS program at Grace Baptist Church!

Summer Day Camp

WCA Summer Day Camp provides a recreational day camp for children of parents who need summer childcare. The camp’s mission is to provide each child with a loving atmosphere designed to help the child develop physically, socially and spiritually, and to increase the child’s interests in recreational activities. These activities include field trips to area businesses and sites of interest, bowling, aerobic exercises, water activities, indoor/outdoor games, library time, sports skills, skating, and visits to the water park.

Sports Camps
WCA offers weekly sports camps in basketball, golf, soccer, volleyball, tennis and cross country. Wilmington Christian Academy offers the best, most comprehensive summer camp program in the Wilmington area. Excellent facilities, caring, professional teachers, and enthusiastic coaches create an enjoyable summer experience at WCA.

Enrichment Camps

WCA provides week long, half-day enrichment camps. There are camps in technology, science, culinary arts, woodworking, art, and much more. Wilmington Christian Academy offers the best, most comprehensive summer camp program in the Wilmington area. Excellent facilities, caring, professional teachers, and enthusiastic coaches create an enjoyable summer experience at WCA that will be remembered for years to come.


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