THE WOODLANDS THE WOODLANDS
C HRISTIAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY A C A D E M Y
MARCH 22, 2013
Head Of School Notes -- by Julie Ambler Since its founding in 1993, Woodlands Christian has held an annual auction. Proceeds from the auction benefit the general operations of the school, helping us to limit tuition increases while covering the critical costs of teacher salaries, programs and facilities. The event is also a wonderful time of fellowship, enabling parents, faculty/staff and community friends to build friendships and memories as we gather to celebrate and support our school. In recent years, we’ve also offered the opportunity to fund-aneed at the end of the live auction. Thanks to the generosity of so many, we have purchased lower school playgrounds, bleachers for the football field, lockers for the Nehemiah Academic Center, a school bus, SMART boards for every classroom from preschool through high school, and most recently funding professional development opportunities for our outstanding faculty. For this year’s fund-a-need we have chosen to invest in furnishings for our soon to be built permanent classroom building. (Photo at center is a representation only. Actual furniture purchased may vary.) As you know, our Build.
Grow. Excel. capital campaign is in full swing. It is our desire to expand our campus with a $3,500,000 permanent classroom building.
Thanks to the generosity of our families we have raised 73% of the gifts and pledges necessary for construction. As soon as the final $950,000 in gifts and pledges is raised we will break ground. Our goal is to begin construction as soon as possible this spring so that our 1st - 8th graders can move into this new building next year. However, these funds will only cover the cost of construction, not furnishings. Therefore, this year’s fund-a-need to outfit the new classroom building with tables and chairs and desks is a major part of providing our students with top quality physical surroundings to match the outstanding education they receive each day. I invite you to join us for this year’s auction, Grateful For Our Gifts, on April 13. I can promise you an evening of fun, food, and fellowship as we gather together to pray for and support the education of our students at Woodlands Christian. Additionally, if you have not yet had a chance to hear about our exciting expansion plans, I’d love to share them with you in person. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can arrange for a time to meet. As always, it is a pleasure to serve your family at Woodlands Christian. Thank you for entrusting us with your children’s education.
Auction & Gala 2013 Saturday, April 13 7:00 p.m. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott View the latest information on the fabulous items available at the gala here!
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Lower School News Muffins With Mom
Lower school students welcomed their moms (and grandmoms!) to school on Wednesday, March 21 for Muffins With Mom. Students shared muffins and orange juice with their mothers and enjoyed a fantastic performance by the New Life Singers from Grand Canyon University.
MARCH 22, 2013
Lower School News Artists Set Record At Presidential Library Competition Woodlands Christian artists set a record for winners at the recent George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Art Competition. Our school had sixty-eight (68) winners, setting a new record for any one school in the competition. The theme of this year’s competition was Uniquely You! in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit Genome: The Secret of First Place Kindergarten-2nd grades We Are The World Mario Awasum Sarah Chappelle Matei Dumitru Joshua Dunn Macy Garner Madisyn Laabs Madeleine Phan Gianna Radvansky Shane Walker Art Is In My DNA Toby Dietrich Celebrating God’s Creation Tori Wiesner Magnetic Personality Jackson Duroy Second Place Kindergarten-2nd grades Swinging DNA Kate Bryant Curls On A Girl Halle Howard Third Place Kindergarten-2nd grades Olympic Dreams Seth Culberson Larissa Yakunovich Uniquely Us Aubrie Edmondson Jordan Frost Jordan Gilbreath Campbell Schlagel First Place 3rd-5th grades Picasso Traits Connor Barham Emily Dunn Ezekiel Jurado Addie Leppert Anne McCoy
How Life Works. In creating their artwork, students observed human, animal and other other living organism traits, as well as researching DNA. A list of winning entries follows below. Congratulations Woodlands Christian art students! Submitted by Helen Pierce.
Aiden Owens Reece Rasberry Dominic Spahr Nate Vanderpol Sarah Williams
First Place 6th-8th grades
Third Place 3rd-5th grades
Dimensions Of Me Pierce McBride
Mendel’s Garden Caleb Chappelle Jordan Enriquez Colten Glover Sam Henry Colin Jones Honorable Mention 3rd-5th grades Inheritance-A Game Of Chance Braden Harvey Lauren Leppert Hannah Mirbahaeddin Carla Williams Observable Human Traits Daniel Benkovics Sebastian Bryngelson Megan McDonalds Joshua Mortenson Amelia Ousley Ewen Peters Jagger Rhame Austin Veldekens Will Williams “Wood” You Like To See Our DNA? Jacob Allen Andrew Forbes Megan Hanigan Bradley Michel Reese Ray Emily Traweek Tyler Van Horn Chloe Van Til Cash Walker
I’m Not Just A Pretty Face Reagan Ray Second Place 6th-8th grades
DNA Computer Match Jake Howorth My Family Quilt Tommy Freet Born Of Man And God Alex Atabong Third Place 6th-8th grades Life Can Be A Puzzle Salvador Plata DNA Matters Any Way You Measure It Seth Mallory Honorable Mention 6th-8th grades My Destiny-All About Me! Destiny Brass Colorful Catherine Celebrates Catherine Kasparek Just Noah Noah Hudson Second Place 9th-12th grades Everything With Breath Shelby Newcomb
Mirror, Mirror Madison Schlagel
MARCH 22, 2013
Upper School News Juniors Learn At Disney World The juniors had a great time at Disney World March 4-9 learning about science…and getting to go on a few rides, too. Twenty-five students and six chaperones headed to Florida for the week. After a brief devotion, students spent three hours behind-the-scenes seeing science in action at Disney. At EPCOT, students learned about Careers in Marine Sciences as they visited the filtration plant for Disney’s 6.5 million gallon aquarium (the second largest in the US), stood at the top of the aquarium and learned how the various species of fish and mammals are trained for feeding. They also performed several experiments of their own and heard from a marine biologist who works fulltime for Disney. At Animal Kingdom, they learned about Careers in Zoological Sciences, and how they
train animals to help them be examined. They traveled behind the scenes and saw the huge food preparation area where all the food is prepared daily. At Magic Kingdom, students learned about light and sound and got to go backstage to see how the ballroom scene in the Haunted Mansion really works. On another program at Magic Kingdom, students learned about forces and motion and took the Space Mountain ride in the light and the dark. It was a great blend of fun and learning. Thanks especially to the wonderful chaperones, Susan Caron, Bill Wheeler and Stephanie Wheeler, and the faculty chaperones Bonnie Rowe and Jay Harmon. Submitted by Suzette Wheeler
The Woodlands Christian Academy will hold its fifth annual Science Night this Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the MPR. Join us and find out that science is not only educational, it’s fun! This event is for students, parents and friends. The Sci://Tech science fair projects created by students 6th-9th grades will be on display. Students from our science classes will give demonstrations and show off what they’ve learned this year. You can also get to know your friendly local science teacher since all the middle and high school science teachers will be on hand to answer questions, give a few demonstrations and tell about the wonders of science. There’ll be punch and cookies and even door prizes given throughout the evening. Submitted by Suzette Wheeler.
MARCH 22, 2013
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS Warrior Basketball Players Awarded Honors Warrior basketball players from both the boys’ and girls’ teams have earned honors for their outstanding play this season. Players receiving special awards are seniors James Bento and Jeremy Swisher both of whom were named to the Courier newspaper’s All County Team. Bento was named All County Offensive MVP and Swisher was named First Team All County. Full Courier coverage here.
Congratulations to the following players from the Warrior boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams on receiving TAPPS All State and All District honors --
Boys Varsity Basketball 1st Team All State James Bento Jeremy Swisher
1st Team All District James Bento* Justin Jeggle Jeremy Swisher
2nd Team All District Bob Sievert Honorable Mention All District Kyle Kontor Cray Noah
Girls Varsity Basketball Academic All State Haley Pounds
1st Team All District Haley Pounds
2nd Team All District Sarah Mansfield Jessica Robinson
Honorable Mention All District Margaret Echols Riley Farra
Warrior Baseball Begins District Play The all important district portion of the Warrior baseball season has begun on a high note. On Tuesday, the Warriors defeated Cypress Christian 8-2. The team’s next two games will be on the road against Brazos Christian on Friday, March 22 and Rosehill Christian on
Tuesday, March 26. The Warriors return home on Thursday, March 28 for a contest with St. Joseph. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. The race for the district title is on! Come out and support your Warrior baseball team!
Warrior Softball Update The Warrior softball team will be on the road for their next two district games, Friday, March 22 against Brazos Christian and Tuesday, March 26 against Rosehill Christian. The team returns for a two game home stand on Wednesday, March 27
when they take on Houston Christian in a non-district contest. On Thursday, March 28 the team will face district opponent St. Joseph. The first pitch for both games is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Let’s fill the stands for your Warrior softball team!
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All School News ! Ambler Goes Glam...
In recognition of her many contributions to the Woodlands community, Julie Ambler has been chosen to represent The Woodlands Christian Academy as a local Glam model at the upcoming 2013 Giving Goes Glam Fashion Show and Luncheon benefiting the many programs and services of Interfaith of The Woodlands and Junior League of North Harris and South Montgomery Counties. Mrs. Ambler will be walking a New York style runway, side by side with professional models at this unique, fashion forward event featuring spring trends from Tootsies. The Woodlands Mall and Market Street The Woodlands are both presenting sponsors of this premier, one of a kind event in our area. The Fashion Show will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. Doors open at 11 a.m. A luncheon will immediately follow the runway show. Individual tickets and sponsorships are available at Interfaith.org. Submitted by Missy Herndon, Giving Goes Glam Committee
Thank You From The Junior Class The Class of 2014 would like to thank all those who participated in the pie, wreath and Valentineâ€™s Day sales.
Your generous support helped
us in our commitment to fund the annual Junior/Senior Prom. We would especially like to thank all the moms who helped out in so many ways to make all the fundraisers a success. With grateful appreciation The Class of 2014
MARCH 22, 2013