This morning our Pre-k 3 year olds spent some fun time honoring their moms! They read, ate and took some cute pictures! It was a fun morning!
Today our 3rd graders made history come to life! They each were assigned a different famous person to research and write a report. Then they came to school dressed as their famous person and, in front of parents and staff, gave a history of their life. It was a wonderful way to experience history. Way to go 3rd grade Wildcats!
Last Wednesday, our 7th and 8th graders, along with parents and 2 teachers, headed to Washington DC! They had been fundraising all year and planning all they wanted to see. While they were there they met Congressman Bill Flores, got a tour of the Capitol Building, explored the National Mall, went to the Museum of the Bible, went to the Smithsonian museums, learned about the Lincoln assassination at Ford’s theater, saw the National Archives and so much more in 4 days! They were great travelers and represented Jesus, and WCS, so well! This is a trip they will remember for a lifetime. We are so proud and thankful for these students.
We have some famous faces lining the walls outside the 2nd grade classrooms! Our 2nd graders were assigned some amazing people who have impacted history and they had to write a report on their influential person. Then, they had a cut out that the decorated to look like the famous person they were assigned. The 2nd grade teachers posted the famous people in the hallway for all the other grades to admire and study as they walked by. What a great way to learn history!
This week our 1st-8th graders took the ITBS test. They worked so hard and we wanted to celebrate them and have some fun. The middle school students planned a GREAT Friday afternoon den competition! First, we all ate lunch together as a WCS family with our kindergarten-8th graders. Then, the students divided up by grade and dens to competed in dodgeball and 4 different rotations of puzzles, ping pong basketball, cup stack and a relay race! They earned points for their dens at every competition and in the end the Orange den won! It was such an exciting afternoon after a long week of testing. Way to go Wildcats!!
Yesterday, our 2nd graders went on a field trip to the Dr. Pepper Museum. They learned about the history of this famous drink that was invented here in Waco. Then, they invented their own sodas and created advertisements and slogans to sell their drinks. It was a wonderful day of learning, creating, exploring and being together as a class. Thank you Dr. Pepper Museum!
Friday, March 23rd was the Waco Regional Spelling Bee at McLennan Community College and WCS sent two AMAZING spellers to compete. Avery and Hudson Higgins prepared for weeks before the Spelling Bee. Avery, a 4th grader, made it to round two and Hudson, a 6th grader, made it to round 6 which is the furthest any Wildcat has ever made it in the Regional Spelling Bee! Way to go Avery and Hudson! You did a great job and we are so proud of you!
We are SO proud of our 34 Wildcats who competed at the UIL competition on Friday! They had prepared for weeks leading up to the competition by practicing their spelling, dictionary skills, math, science, listening and writing skills and they did AMAZING! It was an honor to be part of UIL this year and compete against other great private schools. Way to go Wildcats!
Today, in front of friends and family, the letter Q and the letter U got married…. with the help of our adorable Kindergarteners! In class they spend time learning about these letter and the sound they make together. Then, Mrs. Purdy performs the wedding ceremony of Q and U, accompanied by the WCS orchestra, and declared that what phonics puts together let no spelling mistake separate! What a fun way to learn phonics! Way to go Kindergarten!
Yesterday, our advanced orchestra played in the lobby of the sanctuary for the Widow’s Luncheon at First Baptist Woodway. This was a sweet time for ladies to come together and enjoy conversation and a meal. Our orchestra played and welcomed them as they entered. They sounded wonderful and we are so proud of them!