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CHRISTIAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY A C A D E M Y NOVEMBER 30, 2012
Thanks For Making Operation Christmas Child A Great Success!
The vision statement of The Woodlands Christian Academy is to equip servant leaders to impact their world and eternity for Jesus Christ. One of the ways we incorporate this vision is through missions projects. Our upper school students participate in mission trips and community service opportunities. In lower school, students learn about missions in chapel and through special mission projects. Each year our entire student body participates in Operation Christmas Child an outreach program of the international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse. Since 1993, more than 94 million children in 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the shoe box gifts distributed through Operation Christmas Child. Through this project, our students can truly touch the world as they prepare simple gifts for children in foreign lands. We are pleased to announce that Woodlands Christian collected 480 shoe boxes this year! Thank you Woodlands Christian students and families! ...I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40
Lower school students load 480 shoe box gifts into the Woodlands Christian bus for delivery to the Operation Christmas Child distribution center.
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Worthy Servants 2012
The Worthy Servants program was created several years ago by Woodlands Christian parents to show love and appreciation to the faculty and staff who touch our childrenâ€™s lives each day and as a way to offer an alternative to buying individual teacher gifts. If you would like to participate this year, you may donate online by clicking here and designate your gift Worthy Servants. You may also bring or send your donation to Kathy Montes in the Business Office no later than Friday, December 14. All gifts collected will be equally divided among our faculty and staff. These gifts, along with a card, will be presented at the annual faculty and staff Christmas lunch on December 19. Please note: Unless otherwise requested, each donorâ€™s name will be included on the card. As always, Christmas presents or contributions are never required. However, if you are planning to give gifts, please prayerfully consider thanking our outstanding faculty and staff in this way.
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Lower School News Fourth Grade Visits Renaissance Festival The fourth grade class (see photo below) is studying the Renaissance to the Reformation period in history this year, so how fortunate it is that the Renaissance Festival is so close to visit! The festival hosts a “school day” every year in which the grounds are transformed into a huge classroom. During their trip, fourth graders participated in a scavenger hunt, meeting characters of the time period and learning about the role these characters played in history. They also witnessed the Gutenberg printing press, a blacksmith shop, and many other trade industries of the time period. It was great fun!
Pre-K Learns History Through Music
Pre-kindergarten students learned about the first Thanksgiving using instruments, costumes and songs in Mrs. Casey’s music class.
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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS Warrior Basketball Update The boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams are continuing their preparations for the upcoming district schedule with games and tournaments. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams competed in the Logos Prep Lions Shoot-Out on November 19 and 20. The boys’ team went undefeated and won the tournament championship while the girls’ team competed in the consolation bracket. On Tuesday, November 27 the girls’ team posted a victory over Incarnate Word Academy. On the same evening, the boys’ faced cross-town rivals The John Cooper School and came away with a 42-56 loss. Both teams will be on the road in tournaments this weekend. The girls’ team will compete in the
Living Stones Tournament in Alvin. The boys travel to Victoria for the Faith Academy Cougar Classic. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 4 when Warrior basketball begins district play at home against Rosehill Christian. The action gets underway with the varsity girls’ game at 6:00 p.m. followed by the boys’ game at 7:30 p.m. In addition to some great basketball, a special fan night has been planned. It’s Blast From The Past Night and all fans are encouraged to come dressed in clothes from their favorite decade - 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s! There’ll be alot of fun and prizes so make plans to attend!
Warrior Swim Team Update The Woodlands Christian Swim Team sent five qualifying swimmers to the annual TISCA (Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association) meet on November 16-17. The field of competition included 4A schools primarily from the Gulf Coast region. The 200 yard freestyle relay team of Hailey Hanigan, Katie Albertson, Jordan Hanigan and Hannah Bub posted a best time by over four seconds and placed 9th. Hannah Bub and Hailey Hanigan earned the opportunity to return to finals with top eight finishes in their preliminary individual events. Hannah Bub swam the 200 yard individual medley and the 100 yard breaststroke and finished with silver medals in both events (see photo at left). Due to a prior commitment, Hailey Hanigan was unable to compete in the finals. The Warrior swim team will travel to New Caney on December 7 to compete in an invitational meet hosted by New Caney and Porter High Schools. Submitted by Coach Kathryn Bub
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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS
Upcoming Events November 30 December 1
Girls’ varsity basketball @ Living Stones Tournament Boys’ varsity basketball @ Cougar Classic Tournament
Varsity girls’ basketball v. Rosehill Christian Varsity boys’ basketball v. Rosehill Christian
6:00 p.m. HOME 7:30 p.m. HOME
Varsity boys’ basketball v. Faith West Varsity girls’ basketball v. Faith West
6:00 p.m. AWAY 7:30 p.m. AWAY
Girls’ varsity basketball v. Allen Academy Boy’s varsity basketball v. Trinity High School
5:30 p.m. AWAY 6:30 p.m. AWAY
Booster Club Meeting Tuesday, December 4 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Lecture Room All Booster Club members are encouraged to attend! Have you signed up for team alerts? Receive email alerts for schedule changes and reminders on game day! Look for this symbol at the top of the team pages! Click your team’s link below to get started!
. Girls’ Varsity Basketball Varsity Swim Team . JV Boys’ Basketball MS Gold Boys’ Basketball . MS Green Boys’ Basketball . MS White Boys’ Basketball MS Gold Girls’ Basketball . MS Green Girls’ Basketball Boys’ Varsity Basketball
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All School News Twitter Alert System Now Available! In order to better serve our school community, Woodlands Christian has established a special Twitter account specifically to communicate urgent messages such as school closings due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. You do not need a Twitter account to receive alert notifications! To register for Woodlands Christian alerts text the message follow@twcaalerts to: 40404. An alert test message will be sent on Monday, December 3 to confirm your registration. This Twitter account will not be used for social communications. You may follow Woodlands Christian socially on Twitter @twcawarriors.
Want To Be An Angel This Christmas? Our high school students are joining with the StoneBridge Church Food Pantry to be a blessing to children in our community who are in need this Christmas. Special angel cards are located on the first floor of the Nehemiah Academic Center. If you would like to bless a child please choose a card and return it to Campus Pastor Ryan Highley. Sponsorship includes purchasing a gift from a wish list ($25) and a gift card to either Target or Wal-Mart ($25).
Mark Your Calendars! Upper School Christmas Band Concert Wednesday, December 5 6:30 p.m. MPR High School Christmas Musical Tuesday, December 11 6:30 p.m. MPR Lower School Christmas Musical Thursday, December 13 7:00 p.m. Woodlands Church Fellowship Campus
Correction - In the November 16th edition of our newsletter the Gray family was inadvertently omitted from the list of donors to the 2012 Annual Fund. We apologize for the error.
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Woodlands Christian Newsletter November 30, 2012