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THE WOODLANDS

THE C H WOODLANDS RISTIAN

A C A D E M ACADEMY Y CHRISTIAN SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

Carolina Creek As part of our desire to help our children grow closer to God, and develop spiritually and socially, we take our 2nd through 5th grade students to a team-building day at Carolina Creek Christian Camp in Huntsville, Texas. We have worked with Carolina Creek for five years now and the trips have always been a great success. On our most recent trip, students participated in a low ropes course featuring small and large group activities requiring them to solve problems as a community. The activities were fun and engaging, but also challenged the students to really work together.

During this time, camp counselors lead the children, and teachers are asked to stand back and let the kids do the problem solving together. The idea is that they learn that every member of the team brings something to the activity. God gave each of us unique gifts for His purpose, and together, all God’s children form the Body of Christ. The children learn that when we work together as the Body of Christ, we can be more successful in the tasks at hand.

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Lower School News Fish, Water and Bubble Gum Lower school students are using all of their senses to learn about science! Mrs. Mahan’s first grade class identified the parts of a fish by examining real fish. They also used hand lenses to look at sea salt. They used their sense of taste to compare salt water and fresh water. Using the scientific inquiry model, fourth and fifth grade students in Mr. Roach's science class tested two types of bubble gum to determine which type made the largest bubble. Students had to first learn how to

blow bubbles, then understand which measurement to take in order to contrast the two. They were given the problem and then developed their own hypothesis of which gum would be the best. Through the experimentation phase they collected data to develop results and create their conclusions. Which gum was the best? Try it for yourself and see! Photos and information submitted by Karen Mahan and Robert Roach.

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HOMECOMING 2012 Mums On A Mission Make a difference this homecoming by adding a special edition 20th anniversary button or sticker to your homecoming mum and garter decorations! Middle and lower school students, wear a sticker on your shirt on Green & Gold Day and for the homecoming game! (See artist’s rendering at left.) Buttons (3 inches in diameter) $50 Stickers $10 Purchase your button/sticker in The Armory or athletic events next week. All proceeds will benefit our mission partnerships in Ecuador.

You Can Make A Difference This Homecoming!

A Warrior Tradition Homecoming Barbeque Dinner Before the football game on September 20, please join us in the MPR for a delicious barbeque dinner featuring brisket, potato salad, beans and iced tea. Dinner will be served from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost of the dinner is as follows: $11/adults $6/children age 12 and under Dinners will be billed to your school account. All meals must be pre-ordered, game day walk-up orders will not be available.

Place Your Order Here!

Last day to order is Wednesday, September 18.

Homecoming Dance

saturday, September 21 9:00-11:00 p.m. SLC $25/person high school students only Tickets for the homecoming dance will be on sale September 17-20 during the high school lunch period. Please note: Students planning to bring an outside guest to the dance must complete a guest participation request form and return it to Coach McDonald by September 20. Forms are available in the Upper School office.

2013 homecoming t-shirts Orders must be placed by Monday, September 16. Orders will be delivered in time for Green & Gold Day

$15/youth-adult XL $16.50/adult 2XL-3XL

Order T-Shirts Here!

Spirit Week Theme Dress* *High school students only participate in theme dress days September 16-19

Monday, September 16 - Chapel dress* Tuesday, September 17 - Nerd Day* Wednesday, September 18 - Tropical Day* Thursday, September 19 - Disney Day* Friday, September 20 All School Green & Gold Day

All School Pep Rally Friday, September 20 2:45 p.m. slc

Homecoming Mum Exchange (high school students only) On Thursday September 19 immediately following the varsity volleyball match, high school students will exchange mums at the Daniel Student Life Center.

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Upper School News AP Scholars Announced The Woodlands Christian Academy is pleased to announce that ten high school students have been named AP Scholars and two have been named AP Scholars with Honor. To earn AP Scholar recognition, a student must receive a score of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. An AP Scholar with Honor must receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams. AP Scholars Katy Adams (Class of 2014) Hope Bradshaw (Class of 2014) Nick Carroway (Class of 2013) Will McGrath (Class of 2013) Cray Noah (Class of 2013)

Katie Rogers (Class of 2014) Bob Sievert (Class of 2013) Katie Van Horn (Class of 2014) Isabella Vargas (Class of 2014) Wyatt Wheeler (Class of 2014)

AP Scholars with Honor Luke Shearer (Class of 2013) Austin Walls (Class of 2013)

The 2013-2014 Student Council officers (pictured above from left to right) are as follows: Summer Wheeler, president; Samantha Thomas, vice-president; Wyatt Wheeler, treasurer and Katie Van Horn, secretary.

Interact Club In Action On Saturday, September 7 members of the Interact Club volunteered at a car wash which benefited the Montgomery County Food Bank. Students worked alongside other local Rotary Club members and raised more than $400 for the food bank. Thanks to all those who helped out at the event! Submitted by Hope Bradshaw, Interact Club Publicist 

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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS Warriors Slay The Dragons The Woodlands Christian Warriors faced cross-town rivals, the John Cooper Dragons on Friday night, September 6 and came away with a big 36-19 victory. The team is on the road this week against Shepherd High School on Friday, September 13. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The homecoming game against KIPP Collegiate will be played on Friday, September 20.

You won’t want to miss what is sure to be an exciting evening! Join us for pre-game barbeque at 5:30 p.m. then head out to the field for the game. The presentation of the homecoming court and the crowning of the 2013 homecoming king and queen will be featured during half-time festivities. Scheduled kick-off time is 7:00 p.m. Go Warrior football!

Warrior Cross Country Update What a great showing at the Cooper Dragon Invitational on Saturday!  Most everyone was near (or surpassed) their goals and times. In addition, special recognition to our medalists:  Logan Shearer and Hannah Shearer (pictured below at left), Chris Ogelsby, Josh Ogelsby, and Ben Mueck!  In addition, our girls varsity team earned 5th place overall (out of 24 schools represented) and our middle school boys’ team (see photo below right) won! We are also using the cross country program as a ministry to each other:  high school to middle school, one-on-one sharing of burdens, and small group prayer.  Please continue to keep our team in your prayers.  We have a few girls that are struggling with injuries that are holding them back from making full use of all the gifts God has given them. Photos and article submitted by Coach Tom Earle.

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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS Warrior Volleyball Update The Warrior spikers look to rebound from back to back losses against Covenant Christian and district opponents Cypress Christian when they host St. Thomas Episcopal on Thursday, September 12. The match is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. The team will be on the road for a district match against Brazos Christian on Tuesday, September 17. The Warriors return home on Thursday, September 19 for a match against St. Joseph. Scheduled start time is 6:00 p.m. Come out and support your Warrior volleyball team!

2nd Annual Woodlands Christian Golf Tournament October 2, 2013 Panther Trail Golf Course Get a foursome together with school or office friends and enjoy a day of golf and friendly competition! Sponsorships are still available. For more details, contact boosterclub@twca.net. To register for our golf tournament click here!

Your favorite Warrior teams’ schedules are just a click away!

. Varsity Volleyball Schedule . Cross Country Schedule JV Volleyball (A) . JV Volleyball (B) MS White Volleyball Schedule . MS Green Volleyball Schedule MS Gold Volleyball Schedule . MS Football Schedule

Varsity Football Schedule

Follow the Warriors on Twitter @twcasports

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All School News

See You At The Pole Wednesday, September 25 7:00 a.m. A global day of student led prayer. Join our students as we pray for our schools and our nation.

Save The Date The Woodlands Christian Academy Presents The Compass Lecture Series Our first lecture will feature Dr. Richard A. Riesen, author of Piety and Philosophy, The Academic Imperative, and School and Sports: A Christian Critique Thursday, October 10 7:00 p.m. MPR Details coming soon.

Legacy Bricks Leave a lasting legacy for your graduating senior, your student, your family or the memory of a loved one by purchasing a Legacy Brick. The bricks will be placed at the front and rear entryways of the main building as a welcome to all who visit our campus. Even more than the lasting tributes and the loving memories each Legacy Brick represents, this campaign serves a very important purpose. The proceeds from the sale of these bricks will benefit our scholarship fund, a vital part of aiding students and families in their pursuit of quality, Christian education. We are offering the opportunity to purchase Legacy Bricks for $500 each. For further information or contact Kellie Armstrong, Director of Development at karmstrong@twca.net. To purchase a Legacy Brick click here.

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All School News

Order Your Pie In The Sky Today! Orders due by Monday, October 7

Order online by clicking here. All items are $20.

Pies can be frozen and enjoyed during the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays!

Pies will be delivered to Woodlands Christian the week of November 19 All proceeds benefit the Junior/Senior Prom.

Exciting News From The Business Office!

You can now view and pay all invoices through ParentsWeb!

Follow these simple steps to get started: 1) Log onto your ParentsWeb account. a) Click Family Information b) Click Family Billing c) Click Details to view all open invoices 2) Click Pay Now a) Enter the amount of payment b) Enter credit card information Questions? Contact Kathy Montes, Director of the Business Office at kmontes@twca.net or 936-273-2555, ext. 1005 or Jodi Gilmore at jgilmore@twca.net or 936-273-2555, ext. 1006

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