The Wildcat Roar

Westminster’s Expression of Mankind’s Universal Language

Mari Knehans - Staff Writer

October 16, 2009

The Westminster Fall Concert served as an inspired articulation of mankind’s universal language on Thursday October 10th at Missouri Baptist College. The concert was unanimously viewed a remarkable result of gifted, hardworking WCA students and the guidance of their directors. The concert alternated...

21 Voices

Margaret Moore - staff writer

October 15, 2009

The 21 voices in the 2009-2010 Concert Choir can be heard crooning “By Your Side” by Tenth Avenue North, in the choir room in the early morning. In 2005, Allen Schwamb, the Upper School and Middle School choir teacher created the Chamber Choir because he longed to further the development of the...

Coleman Moves to Full Time Teaching

Tony Thompson - Staff Writer

October 7, 2009

From 7:55 to about 5:30, Douglas Coleman, Health/Physical Education teacher, is seen in the locker rooms, in the commons, in the weight room, in the old and new gyms, on the football field, teaching in room 22, and talking to middle and high school students. Last year, Coleman was only a part time PE...

The Fall Play Hits the Stage

Kelsy Cline - Staff Writer

October 2, 2009

The WCA theater department will be presenting the 2009 fall play, “Arsenic and Old Lace”, on Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm. The play tells the tale of two murderous old women who poison elderly old men within their own home. They have three nephews; Teddy, who thinks...

More than just an English Class

Mari Knehans - staff writer

September 30, 2009

“People do not learn languages and then use them, but learn languages by using them.” Westminster has chosen to take action and embody its own Spanish department’s motto by sending WCA faculty to Korea in order to immerse students in the English language. Westminster’s goal is to enable them...

Welcoming the Newbie’s

Tiffany Thompson - Staff writer

September 15, 2009

Part 1 of our coverage of new teachers at Westminster Christian Academy Imagine setting foot into a completely new environment with the responsibility of teaching and relating to a whole new audience. For many new teachers, this sometimes scary scenario is reality. With each passing year, Westminste...

The Wildcat Roar Goes Online

Margaret Moore - Staff writer

September 9, 2009

The 2009-2010 Westminster Newspaper Staff is taking a new approach with the Wildcat Roar newspaper. No longer will the newspaper be just a print version that publishes every three weeks. The Wildcat Roar is now online. The website consists of current news stories, as well as the sports, feature and...

SSLT and New Musicians Add to Chapel Band

Margaret Moore - staff writer

August 28, 2009

For the first time in Westminster’s history, the Chapel band has nine instruments on stage. The new instruments that are included in the band are the trumpet, played by Aaron Krumseig, senior, the saxophone played by Matt Baldwin, junior, and the banjo played by Josh Flori, junior. The new vocalists...

WCA to Pilot Social Networking in the Classroom

Ashley Segrave

August 24, 2009

Schoology, a start-up company, has created a cutting edge software program for improving the classroom experience and communications between school and home and has invited Westminster to pilot it and test it out. Students from Washington University who felt traditional school made systems were inadequate...

WCA Enrollment Up for 2009-2010

John Bergman

August 24, 2009

Although a plummeting economy seems far from over, Westminster’s annual enrollment keeps rising. The school gained nearly 40 new students from the end of the 2008-2009 school year. As of August 18, 2009 the WCA’s enrollment stood at 896 students. The largest class at Westminster is the freshman...

Faculty Receive MacBooks for the 2009-2010 School Year

Christina Dohr

August 24, 2009

For the 2009-2010 school year, Westminster has equipped the entire teaching staff and a few administrators with brand new Apple MacBooks. The decision to distribute laptops was a result of Westminster’s new technology plan, part of which was to implement “A Little T&C Now,” which includes utilizing...

Cash for Clunkers Winds Down

Danielle Cicka

August 24, 2009

As students celebrate the prospect of owning their own car, the first issue that comes to mind is money.  The government has issued a program called Cash for Clunkers that provides incentive for car owners to purchase cars that are better for the gas economy.  Students and faculty around Westminster...

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