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Students Shine At Sci://Tech Science Fair Woodlands Christian students in the 7th and 8th grades recently competed in the private school division of the Sci://Tech Science Fair sponsored by EfTA (Education for Tomorrow Alliance). The county-wide competition included a total of 120 projects with Woodlands Christian bringing home 24 of the 53 medals awarded! Students have been working on their projects since August preparing full research papers and project display boards. In addition, students gave oral presentations about their projects to the judges at the competition. See below for a complete list of Sci://Tech winners. Not to be outdone, 6th grade students have been working on science projects of a different sort 7th grade Energy/Transportation/Computer Division Sam Powers, Insulation Sensation - 2nd place 7th grade Engineering/Physics Division Luke Ledbetter, Oobleck Monster - 2nd place 7th grade Biochemistry/Microbiology Division Danielle Wassell, Fermentation Neutralization - 1st place Logan Lusk, Five Second Rule - 3rd place 7th grade Sports Science Division Peyton Bowen, Walk, Talk & Dribble - 1st place 7th Grade Food Science Autumn Goodwin, Crunch A Bunch - 2nd place 7th grade Medicion/Health/Zoology Division Alex Gelb, No Pressure! - 1st place Matt Michel, The Lure of Lures - 2nd place Lauren Reagan, The Decayed - 3rd place 7th grade Behavior/Social Sciences Division Zane Marcinkovich, Speed Cola - 3rd place 7th grade Chemistry Division Ethan Peters, Electrolyte Explosion - 3rd place

developing science blogs throughout the school year. Students blogged on the progress of various experiments by incorporating photographs, graphs and widgets to demonstrate the scientific methods used in their experiments. The blogs were entered in the Sci:Blogz competition, a county-wide event open to public and private schools, also sponsored by EfTA. Jordan Andrus, Tommy Freet and Erica Owens were selected as finalists and will proceed to the next round of competition on February 2, 2013. A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Krisha Goodney who not only coordinated the 6th grade blog projects but was the chairperson for the entire Sci://Tech private school division competition. Mrs. Goodney spent many hours outside of class organizing, emailing, categorizing projects, developing judging materials, tallying results, and overseeing the awards ceremonies. We applaud her efforts in this worthwhile endeavor which so greatly benefits our students. Contributed by Suzette Wheeler 8th grade Energy/Transportation/Computer Division Cameron Coe, Light Speed - 1st place Jake Copeland, Baking In The Sun - 2nd place Erin Mouratoff, Window Blinds Payback - 3rd place 8th Grade Engineering/Physics Division Kyran Miseldine, Spinning Voltage - 1st place 8th grade Consumer Science Division Laura Walker, Picture Perfect - 2nd place Leland Henry, Records-n-Roll - 3rd place 8th grade Sports Science Division Emily Rogers, Jump For Joy! - 1st place Darcy Sanford, Balancing Act - 2nd place 8th grade Food Science Division Darby Baker, Taste The Rainbow - 3rd place 8th grade Behavior/Social Sciences Division Cameron Webb, Hear No Evil, See No Evil - 1st place Dylan Bonner, Do The Eyes Have It? - 3rd place 8th grade Chemistry Division Sam Mueck, Plop, Plop, Fizz Fast - 1st place

7th grade Environmental Science/Botany Division Alec Carter, Hyped Up Tomatoes! - 1st place 5800


Lower School News Woodlands Christian Speech Meet On Tuesday, forty-nine (49) students participated in the 11th annual Woodlands Christian Lower School Speech Meet. Students recited Bible verses and stories, poetry, fables, and patriotic pieces. It takes courage and determination to stand before a group and give an oral presentation! Way to go participants! A BIG thank you to Tania Bryngelson, Kathryn Bub and Kelley Owens for their invaluable help with this event. Submitted by Gina Lunsford

The following students will represent Woodlands Christian at the ACSI Speech Meet at Alpha Omega Academy in Huntsville, Texas on Friday March 1, 2013. 1st Grade Aubrie Edmondson - Poetry 2nd Grade Seth Culberson - Bible Memory Sam McClure - Bible Memory Halle Howard - Fable & Folklore Hope Howard - Fable & Folklore Cassidy Copeland - Poetry Katie Wise - Poetry 3rd Grade TBA - Bible Memory Emily Dunn - Fable & Folklore Stuart York - Fable & Folklore Isabella Krantzcke - Poetry Joshua Mortenson - Poetry

4th Grade Preston Culberson - Bible Memory Kate Kenisky - Bible Memory Andrew Forbes - Fable & Folklore Megan Hanigan - Fable & Folklore Reese Ray - Poetry Chloe VanTil - Poetry 5th Grade Keaton Harvey - Bible Memory Grant Perry - Bible Memory Luke Yanochik - Dramatic Bible Prose Lauren Leppert - Poetry Carla Williams - Poetry Micalah Goodwin - Patriotic Oration Colin Jones - Patriotic Oration

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Upper School News Geology Rocks On! Students in Mrs. Pam Masau’s geology classes recently enjoyed a weekend trip to the Hill Country in central Texas. The students camped at Texas state parks including Buescher in Smithville and Inks Lake in Burnet. The group toured the main cave at Natural Bridge Caverns in San Antonio. While there, they took advantage of the Canopy Challenge ropes course. Another outing included a hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock just north of Fredericksburg. While on the hike, students were on the lookout for certain rocks and took detailed notes of designated points of interest. Using only visual topography, students plotted their estimated locations on a topographic map of the area. They later used GPS coordinates for their locations to

determine how close their estimates were to their actual locations. Many thanks to Mrs. Amy Rowe, Mr. Troy Holiman and Mr. Morgan Masau for chaperoning, cooking and helping in every way! Mrs. Rowe’s breakfast tacos and grilled burgers were a hit! Mr. Holiman’s devotion on The One Thing... was a great prelude to our hike of Enchanted Rock. Thank you to the Newcomb family for providing snacks and drinks. A huge THANK YOU goes out to Mr. Ron Mittelstaedt and Waste Connections, Inc. for sponsoring the charter bus. The trip was so much sweeter with the comfy ride! Article and photos submitted by Pam Masau

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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS Warrior Basketball Rolls On Boys’ Varsity - The Warriors continue to slice through their district schedule chalking up victories over Brazos Christian (60-37), Rosehill Christian (50-35), and Faith West (73-21). The team had a break from district action on Tuesday, January 29 with a game against SATCH. In an exciting contest against a solid opponent, the team came away with a 65-56 win. The Warriors get back to district play on Friday, February 1 when they travel to Cypress Christian. On Tuesday, February 5 the Warriors welcome St. Thomas Episcopal for a home game. Tip off time for both games is 7:30 p.m.

Girls’ Varsity - The girls‘ team scored an impressive 52-45 win over Brazos Christian on January 18. District play continues with an away game against Cypress Christian on Friday. The team returns home on Tuesday, February 5 to face St. Thomas Episcopal. Tip off time for both games is 6:00 p.m. Boys’ Junior Varsity - The boys’ junior varsity team continues their district schedule with two road games, the first will be against Cypress Christian on Friday, February 1 followed by St. Joseph on February 8. Tip off time is 4:30 p.m. Come out and support your Warrior basketball teams!

Warrior Track In what has become a Warrior track tradition, a group of varsity track athletes travelled to the Pine Cove Outback camp for a weekend of service. While a men's group of 110 was on retreat, we served their food, washed hundreds(!!) of dishes, and cleaned up the camp. This is the team’s fourth time to serve in this manner and the Pine Cove staff were very complimentary of the attitude of service from our group. Many of the men on retreat asked if we were there for a fund-raiser to which we smiled and replied, "No, we are here on a volunteer basis to serve you!" They were blown away. When they weren’t serving others, team members took some time to do what they do best - run! Submitted by Tom Earle

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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS Warrior Football Honored For Sportsmanship The Woodlands Christian Academy football program was named as a finalist for the Sportsmanship Award presented by the Houston Touchdown Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Of the ten private schools from the greater Houston area that were nominated, Woodlands Christian placed second. Finalists were selected by referees who called the high school football games. Points were awarded based on the actions of the coaches, the players, the fans, number of serious penalties called, and respect for the American flag during the national anthem. Each head coach was asked to bring a senior player who exemplified outstanding sportsmanship. The senior player chosen to represent Woodlands Christian was Cray Noah. Congratulations Warrior football! Submitted by Nate Sanford

Booster Club Notes Your Woodlands Christian Athletic Booster Club exists for the benefit of all of our sports programs. This year the Booster Club has funded the needs of our athletic department as follows: Supplies for trainer - $4,000 Warrior football bust-through banner - $3,250 Football equipment - $2,000 Baseball uniforms - $3,500 Girls basketball uniforms - $2,000 Softball turf - $400 Softball storage building - $3,000 Track equipment - $3,600 Track coach stipends - $2,500 Thanks for your support of the Booster Club! Want to get involved? Join us for the next Booster Club meeting on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m in the lecture room in the Timothy Administration Building. Questions? Contact Lisa Galassini at

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Baseball/Softball Alumni Games Saturday, February 2 Baseball - 11:00 a.m. Softball - 3:00 p.m. The weather forecast calls for a beautiful day on Saturday so make plans to attend the baseball and softball alumni games! Fun for the entire family!

Up to the minute schedule information for your favorite teams is just a click away! Boys’ Varsity Basketball . Girls’ Varsity Basketball . JV Boys‘ Basketball Varsity Baseball . Varsity Softball . Varsity Track Varsity Swimming . Varsity Golf MS Softball . MS Green Baseball . MS Track

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All School News Surprise that special someone this Valentine’s Day!

The Junior Class is offering wonderful Valentine’s Day gifts for those special people in your life!

ALL NEW ITEMS THIS YEAR! Valentine Bouquet Plush puppy w/4” heart shaped ballon and two chocolate roses $10

Pinwheel & Popcorn Treat Bag of vanilla coated red, white & pink popcorn w/pinwheel $5

Valentine Cookie Large heart-shaped cookies with lace icing or Spiderman theme $5

Lace icing


Single Chocolate Rose $2 To The Teacher From The Class Two large, iced heart-shaped cookies on a Valentine plate Perfect for a classroom gift! $15


or Lower school students return forms to your teachers. Order forms available at the reception desk or place orders during middle and high school lunch periods. Deadline for orders is Friday, February 8. Orders will be delivered during the school day on February 14. Questions? Contact Jeana Rogers at All proceeds benefit the Junior/Senior Prom

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All School News

Join us for an evening of wonderful fellowship in support of our outstanding school! Woodlands Christian Auction & Gala April 13, 2013 Woodlands Waterway Marriott Event tickets now available for purchase! $150/person Table sponsorships (tables of 10) $1,500 $3,000 $5,000 Purchase your auction table/tickets online here! Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4

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