THE C H WOODLANDS RISTIAN
A C A D E M ACADEMY Y CHRISTIAN MAY 23, 2014
Congratulations - Class of 2014 Katy Adams - Wheaton College, Baylor University, Covenant College, John Brown University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University
Clive Barrett - Texas A&M
Breanna Guthrie - Texas A&M University, Baylor University,
Colorado School of Mines, Texas Tech University, University of Alabama, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Jordan Hanigan - Samford
Cole Benson - Texas Christian
Brown University, Ouachita Baptist University, Stephen F. Austin University
University, Butler University
Austin Bocciardi - Tarleton State University, Berry College, Prairie
View A&M University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Galveston, West Texas A&M University
Hope Bradshaw - Texas A&M University, Abilene Christian
University, Baylor University, Texas Tech University
Abby Caron - University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Sam Houston State
University, Southwestern University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Galveston, West Texas A&M University
Eun Sung Cheon - International missions work with PMA Taekwondo
Rachel Earle - LeTourneau
University, Baylor University, Dallas
Baptist University, Houston Baptist University, Stephen F. Austin University, University of Mary HardinBaylor
Margaret Echols - University of Oklahoma, Baylor University,
University of Arkansas, University of Florida
Matthew Griggs - Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University-
Commerce, Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi, Texas State University, West Texaas A&M University
University, Baylor University, John
Michael Sacks - Sam Houston State University, Arizona State
University, Baylor University, Costal Carolina University, Midwestern State University, Oklahoma State University, Texas Tech University, Trinity University, University of Mississippi
Logan Shearer - Missouri
University of Science and Technology, Colorado School of
Kimberly Kienholz - University
Mines, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Tristian Suayan- Trinity
of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Asbury
Chelsea Ledbetter - Texas A&M University, Abilene Christian
University, Baylor University, Sam Houston State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Trent Mallory - Tarleton State
University, Texas A&M UniversityBlinn
Sidney Newcomb - Texas A&M
University, Austin College, Houston
Baptist University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Katie Van Horn- Texas A&M University, Baylor University, Colorado School of Mines
Isabel Vargas - University of
Alabama, Auburn University, Baylor
University, Louisiana State University, University of Georgia
University, Baylor University
Summer Wheeler - University of
Maddy Petty - Baylor University,
Colorado School of Mines, Texas A&M University
Concordia University, Elon University, Georgia Southern University, The University of Mississippi, The University of Tennessee, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Haley Pounds - Texas A&M University
James Ray - University of
Oklahoma, Concordia University,
DePaul University, Hofstra University, Southern New Hampshire University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University
Katie Rogers - Wheaton College, Baylor University, Texas A&M University, Trinity University
Texas-Austin, Baylor University,
Wyatt Wheeler - Texas Christian University, Baylor University, Texas A&M University
Grace Winnon - Sam Houston State University
The Class of 2014 has been awarded $2,233,808 in merit based scholarship offers. Baccalaureate Friday, May 23 6:00 p.m. Commencement Saturday, May 24 4:00 p.m. Crossroads Baptist Church 5000 College Park Drive, The Woodlands, Texas
5800 ACADEMY WAY . THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS 77384 . 936-273-2555 . WWW.TWCA.NET
Lower School News The Agape League Under the direction of Mrs. Nancy Casey, lower school students presented The Agape League on Thursday, May 15 at StoneBridge Church. This highoctane musical is a superhero adventure about the fruit of the Spirit. The members of the Agape League face an enemy in their own ranks when one of their members, Ironblade, forgets his superhero identity and becomes entangled in the pervasive worldly culture. The team works together to utilize their true source of power - Godâ€™s Word - to hold on to their strength and bring Ironblade back into the fold. It was a wonderful evening of drama and music with a message. Thanks to all who worked so diligently to make The Agape League a great success!
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Lower School News 5th Grade Promotion & Awards Ceremony
Students in Mrs. Gonzalezâ€™ and Mrs. Baldwinâ€™s 5th grade classes marked their promotion to middle school and were honored for their achievements at a special ceremony held on Thursday, May 22.
Lower School Awards Day Students in 1st through 4th grades were honored for their achievements at special awards ceremonies on Wednesday, May 21.
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Upper School News Seussical, Jr. On Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, the upper school theatre arts department presented Seussical, Jr., the first ever Broadway production at Woodlands Christian. Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, this fantastical musical transported the audience from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus. Featuring beloved Dr. Seuss characters such as Horton the Elephant and the Cat in the Hat, Seussical, Jr. was great fun for all ages! Bravo to the student cast and crew for their outstanding performances both onstage and off. Many thanks to Susie King and Heidi Sweet for their tireless efforts in bringing this production to Woodlands Christian.
Dads & Grads Breakfast The Class of 2014 enjoyed the fourth annual Dads & Grads Breakfast on Friday, May 16. Senior class members and their fathers were treated to a special breakfast prepared by junior class dads. Thanks to all the dads who made this a very memorable event for their graduating seniors. After enjoying their breakfast, the class of 2014 boarded the Woodlands Christian bus for a day of putt-putt golf and lunch at the Kemah Boardwalk. The winner of the fourth annual Woodlands Christian Senior Class Putt-Putt Tournament was James Ray (see photo at left).
Photo courtesy Pam Masau. MAY 23, 2014
Upper School News Biology Students Visit SpectraCell Laboratories
Mrs. Shonda Majors’ AP biology class recently had the opportunity to tour the SpectraCell Laboratories in Houston. The lab encompasses over 30,000 square feet and specializes in micronutrient testing for patients and clinicians. Students toured the large facility and marveled at the high tech equipment – including robots that meted out accurate measures of liquid while maintaining a constant temperature. The students also enjoyed getting to see the industrial versions of the new biology lab equipment the school acquired this spring. Students were fascinated by one of the blood tests SpectraCell performs. The test detects a mutation by looking for a certain DNA sequence coding. Student Katie Van Horn said, “It was really neat to see the concepts about phenotypes and genotypes come alive in a detectable way!” Information and photo submitted by Suzette Wheeler.
AP Chemistry, Not Finished Yet! The AP exam was over, but was the AP Chemistry class? Nope! Chemistry students had one final lab challenge to complete, and they did so with flying colors - no pun intended, well, maybe a little. The challenge was to use six different sets of chemicals to make six colors of the rainbow. Simply dissolving a solid to make a solution of a color did not count. A chemical reaction had to be performed, and then its equilibrium position had to be shifted. To obtain the color purple, the solution had to be heated. It would revert back to pink if it was allowed to cool. To obtain the color red, students began with a slightly basic solution and added carbon dioxide by slowly by breathing into it through a straw. There were several ways to obtain each color, and the student groups each figured out their own unique ways to get them. Look closely and you will notice the many different hues produced by the experiment. Information and photos submitted by Pam Masau.
MAY 23, 2014
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
NOW OPENING ADDITIONAL CLASSES! The Woodlands Christian Academy has now opened additional sections of 1st – 5th grades to accommodate the growing demand for accredited, Christian, college preparatory education. For application information, please visit www.twca.net
Maria, Class of 2021
Summer Office Hours Begin May 27
Summer Prayer Time!
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join us in the lobby of the Timothy Building as we lift up our school in prayer!
Campus Closed May 26 and June 30-July 4
We will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday - Thursday, beginning Monday, June 2 and continuing throughout the summer months.
Offices closed on Fridays
Classes Resume Wednesday, August 13
Warrior Round Up! Wednesday, July 31 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. MPR Lands’ End Uniforms, school lunch program, and more!
Have a safe and restful summer! A merry heart does good like a medicine.... Proverbs 17:22
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