THE WOODLANDS THE WOODLANDS
C HRISTIAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY A C A D E M Y
MARCH 29, 2013
On the ﬁrst day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not ﬁnd the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” Luke 24:1-6
In observance of Easter, The Woodlands Christian Academy will be closed Friday, March 29 and Monday, April 1. Hallelujah! Jesus Is Alive!
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Head Of School Notes We are pleased to welcome Kellie For most of my career, I have served Armstrong to Woodlands Christian as Director of children who live in extreme poverty and have Development. For the past eight years, Kellie suffered unspeakable abuse. While I remain has served as Chief Advancement passionate about helping those in need, I Officer for Arrow Child & Family am thrilled to use my talents to help Ministries where she raised over Woodlands Christian grow and $20 million from private families, develop the next generation of corporations and foundations in servant leaders for eternity. the greater Houston area as well Kellie lives in The as federal and state grants. She Woodlands with her husband and was also the founding Director of two daughters. She is a member of Freedom Place. Prior to that, The Woodlands United Methodist Kellie managed several non-profits Church and has been an active in Florida where her duties community leader for events such as included management and all the Texas Ironman, The Woodlands aspects of fundraising. Kellie is a Marathon, Bridgeland Triathlon and popular speaker and consultant the KSBJ Casting Crowns concert. who has been featured in Kellie holds a Bachelor’s degree from numerous media outlets including Boston College and a Master’s degree Kellie Armstrong The New York Times, Fox News and from The University of Central Florida. ABC News. Please join us in welcoming Kellie to The Woodlands Christian Academy.
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 Science In Action! Students in Mr. Robert Roachâ€™s fourth grade science classes were tasked with creating containers for eggs to protect them in a fall from a great height. The students were very inventive in their containers using trash bags as parachutes, helicopter blades and even a roll of Charmin bathroom tissue! Of the 14 drops that were made, one egg cracked and one egg was broken. The activity provided students with the opportunity to learn about potential and kinetic energy, as well as the transfer of energy into different forms.
Fourth and fifth grade students enjoyed three wonderful days at Pine Cove Christian Camp in Tyler, Texas on March 25-27. While at Pine Cove students learned about Godâ€™s creation and had great outdoor fun with their classmates!
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Upper School News Art Students Succeed At State Competition
The TAPPS state art competition was held at Concordia University in Austin, Texas on March 22. Of the five district winners from Woodlands Christian entered in the state competition, two earned ribbons. Congratulations to Kim Kienholz for earning fourth place for her watercolor landscape of urban London and Iliana Giorgi for earning sixth place for her watercolor titled Look Beyond The Tree Line. Submitted by Melinda Cohea
Science Night 2013 The Woodlands Christian upper school science department held its fifth annual Science Night on Thursday, March 21. Students in 6th - 8th grades showed off the science projects that they had developed for the regional Sci://Tech Science Fair in February. Students in 10th - 12th grades gave forensic science themed demonstrations. On-stage demonstrations included the toasted marshmallow-scented Death of a Gummie Bear, the hair-raising Van de Graaff static generator, and the always popular Menthos in Diet Coke explosions.
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Upper School News Biology Students Earn Awards In Essay Contest The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum recently sponsored the essay contest Uniquely You in conjunction with their exhibit Genome: The Secret of How Life Works. Students in Mrs. Dowdyâ€™s 9th grade biology class chose the topic Which Scientific Mind Or Inventor Do You Think Had The Most Impact In Undertanding The Secret Of How Life Works? on which to write a three to four page essay including a bibliography. Congratulations to the following students for earning awards in this essay contest: Megan Powers - Scientific Inventor That Has Affected The Secret Of How Life Works - 3rd place Garrett Wolforth - Gregor Mendel - 3rd place Hailey Hanigan - Leonardo da Vinci - Honorable Mention
Highley Earns Counseling Certification
Ryan Highley, Campus Pastor recently received his Advanced Certificate in Biblical Counseling from Light University. This certification is awarded to individuals who have completed courses to help prepare them for an active role in the helping others with situations such as grief, relationships and stress management.
Interact Chili Cook OďŹ€ April 19th (Senior Night) 5:30 p.m. Warrior Baseball Field Enter your favorite chili and/or dessert by Wednesday, April 3. Each cook will pay a $20 entry fee. Judging will take place at the event. To enter contact Amy Rowe at email@example.com. Enjoy food, fun, and help raise funds for the Interact foundation!
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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS Warrior Track Team Champions
For the second year in a row, both the boys’ and girls’ track and field teams won the team championship at the Houston Christian track meet on Saturday, March 23. The team set new school records in eight events: discus, one mile run, two mile run, high jump, 100m hurdle, 110m high hurdle, and girls’ 4x400m relay. In addition to the team championship,
team members individually earned six gold medals, seven silver medals and seven bronze medals. To read the coverage of this event by the Courier newspaper, click here. Warrior track will next compete in the John Cooper Dragon Invitational on Saturday, April 6. Way to go Warrior track and field!
Warrior Baseball On A Roll The Warriors are now 3-0 in district after scoring back to back victories on the road over Brazos Christian, 7-0 and Rosehill Christian, 4-3. The Warriors return home tonight, Thursday, March 28 for a district contest
with St. Joseph. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Come out and support your Warrior baseball team as they attempt to keep their district winning streak going!
Warrior Softball Scores Big Win The Warrior varsity softball team defeated district opponent Rosehill Christian 18-3 in a road game on Tuesday, March 26. The Warriors led the entire game, sending 14 batters to the plate in the final inning to clinch the victory. The team returns home for a district game against St. Joseph tonight, Thursday, March 28. The first pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Come out and support your Warrior softball team!
Middle School Update - The middle school softball team fought hard in their league game against Cypress Christian on Tuesday, March 28 but fell short losing by a score of 11-13. Next up for the middle school team is an away game against Faith Academy in Bellville.
Up to the minute schedule information for your favorite teams is just a click away! Varsity Baseball . Varsity Softball . Varsity Track . Varsity Golf MS Softball . MS Green Baseball . MS Gold Baseball . MS Track
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The Woodlands Christian Academy
Auction & Gala The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Saturday, April 13 7:00 p.m.
Event Tickets and Tables on Sale Now! VIP Preview Party 6:00‐7:00 p.m. Check In & Silent Auc?on 7:00 p.m. Dinner & Live Auc?on 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this fes?ve evening are $150 each. Tables of 10 are also available for purchase at $1,500, $3,000 or $5,000. Invite friends, family or colleagues and purchase a table for your group now! Purchase your ,ckets or table online here. VIP Preview Party ‐ Enjoy delicious hor d’oeuvres and a refreshing beverage as you browse through the exci?ng silent auc?on items during a special VIP preview party from 6:00‐7:00 p.m. the night of the event. VIP Preview Party ,ckets available here! Grade Level Tables: Great news! One table for every grade level has been reserved. You may contact Robin Sacks at firstname.lastname@example.org and request to sit with other parents from your child’s grade. Simply pay for your ?ckets online and send Robin an email with your name, grade, and the number of ?ckets you have already purchased.
Our faculty members are oﬀering the gi[ of their ?me with these special experiences ‐‐ • Lower School Principal For A Day ‐ assist Mrs. Allen with morning carline, announcements, song selec?on and dismissal. The Principal For A Day and a friend will enjoy an oﬀ‐campus lunch with Mrs. Allen. • Librarian For A Month ‐ one lucky student in each Lower School class will have the opportunity to assist Mrs. Lunsford as Librarian For A Month. • Pizza Dinner With Mrs. McClenney ‐ the winning student and a friend will enjoy dinner at Grimaldi’s followed by a trip to Barnes and Noble to pick out a chapter book with Mrs. McClenney. • Movie Time With Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Hudnall & Mrs. LedbeOer ‐ each of these wonderful teachers will escort a student to a local theater to enjoy an age appropriate movie. • Pizza And Game Night With Mrs. Amy Rowe ‐ have a night of fun and games, and pizza on a Friday or Saturday night at Mrs. Rowe’s home. Up to twelve (12) students welcome. • Fencing With Mrs. Wheeler ‐ the winner and up to four (4) friends will receive a 1 1/2 hour fencing lesson at Alliance Fencing Academy. • Gingerbread House Party ‐ Mrs. Dew will host four (4) students at her home to bake and decorate Christmas cookies. Pizza is also included.
Class Baskets! 6th Grade ‐ UlTmate SummerTme Fun! ‐ Trip to Puerto Vallarta, $1,000 Visa gi[ card, Avante laser hair removal treatment, gi[ cards to Everything But Water and Tommy Bahama, Vera Bradley and Coach beach totes, Gucci sunglasses, and....a kayak! 9th Grade ‐ Gourmet Kitchen ‐ Hubbell & Hudson Viking Cooking School for four (4), Wear Ever cooking set (ﬁve pieces), mixing bowls, utensils, Fortunato No. 4 chocolate bars from Chocolate Punch, $50 gi[ cards for Sur la Table and Williams‐Sonoma. 12th Grade ‐ Headed To College ‐ Everything for the college dorm room including a mini‐fridge, microwave, laundry and cleaning supplies, a tool kit, school supplies, $50 gi[ card for Bed, Bath & Beyond, fast food gi[ cards and much more!
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Woodlands Christian Newsletter March 29, 2013