Seniors Win!

Summer Smith, Community Editor

February 7, 2013


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After long hours of practice and dedication, the Class of 2013 seniors claimed the title of champions of spirit week. As the seniors struggled through some of the games during the week, other grades thought they had a chance to pull through and become victorious. Although each grade worked very...

A Day in the Life of a 6th Grader

Christian Linhoff, Staff Writer

January 28, 2013


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Westminster has been attracting kids to its hallowed halls for several years. In the past, this has always been done one way; several sixth grade classes from participating private elementary schools would come and tour Westminster for a day. This year Westminster has created a new way to introduce the...

$5 Million Year-End Goal Not Met, Moved to July 31

Ellie Straub, Editor in Chief

January 24, 2013


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On Dec. 31, 2012, Westminster fell short of the year-end giving goal, receiving $3.4 million of the $5 million goal. This is the first year-end goal that the school has missed. The new goal date is July 31, 2013 for the remaining $1.6 million. “Falling short of the goal means that although God has...

Literary Rogues Workshops

Catherine Bakewell, Staff Writer

January 17, 2013


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With the Fourth Annual Literary Rogues Society Poetry Slam around the corner, poets across Westminster are preparing their poems for the competition this February. In anticipation for this, the Rogues have offered several poetry workshops for students to edit and enhance their original poems before the...

Gospel Choir Performance

Nina Thampy, Staff Writer

January 4, 2013


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On Wednesday, November 28, 2012, Westminster’s Gospel Choir performed in chapel after meeting twice before the actual performance. During the first practice on Monday, November 19, Mr. Schwamb and Mrs. Richards, parent of two WCA students, convened and introduced the students to the two songs they...

Chamber Choir Sings Christmas Carols in the Grand Entry

Maggi Eachus, Staff Writer

January 3, 2013


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On Friday, Dec 14 the Westminster Chamber Choir sang Christmas carols in the grand entry.  The Chamber Choir is a choir that sings without instruments. The caroling was a festive event to greet those who walked in the school.“It was lovely; a nice friendly greeting when we walked in. I liked it,...

WCA’s Art à la Carte Showcase

Audrey O'Neill, Staff Writer

December 18, 2012


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On Dec. 12 WCA’s annual “Art à la Carte” took place to showcase Westminster’s artistic crowd. The chamber choir, concert choir, band, jazz band, orchestra, middle school performance art classes, improv, and drama department all performed during the night. Drawings, sculptures, paintings, phot...

South Dakota Summer Seminar Is Replaced By Another Oregon Trip

Sam Parham, Staff Writer

December 18, 2012


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Next year’s South Dakota trip has been cancelled due to the increasing interest in the Oregon Summer Seminar. “The Dakota trip is cancelled because the trip seemed too difficult and challenging in the eyes of many students” said Christopher Knerr, upper school history teacher. With a three-day ...

Chapel Band to Central

Eli Parham, Staff Writer

December 18, 2012


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The Westminster Chapel band made an unusual appearance at Central Christian school on Dec. 8, performing a variety of Christmas classics. With nearly all the Central students watching them, the band began their performance. “We performed a couple Christmas songs, setting the mood of worship to celebration,”...

The Zoo Experience

Christian Linhoff, Staff Writer

December 17, 2012


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Laura Goeke, upper school Photography teacher, conducted a field trip for her photography classes on Nov. 28, and Dec. 5. “The goal of the field trip was to provide the students with more subjects to take pictures of, and the zoo was the perfect environment for them to practice taking different...

Meet the Parent Coordinator

Catherine Bakewell, Staff Writer

December 13, 2012


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A new position and a new faculty member has been added to the Westminster repertoire. Lisa Rupprecht, WCA parent, has been appointed as the Coordinator for Parent Community Relations, a new position tailored specifically to the parents of Westminster “I support the parent led events at Westminster....

Ladies’ Advent

Megan Galvin, Staff Writer

December 13, 2012


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On Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., the Ladies Advent event took place. As they entered the school, the Grand Entry was decorated in festive christmas decorations. Desserts were abundant and a harpist, Megan Stout, played music to add to the atmosphere. As the program began, the ladies moved into the Theatre...

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