Weatherford Christian School Names New Head of School

Weatherford Christian School is excited to announce the selection of their new Head of School, Dr. Beth Riley.

Dr. Riley will be coming to WCS from an NCSA sister school, Fort Worth Christian.  Prior to her 24 years of service to FWC, Dr. Riley taught in Keller ISD for 3 years.  Her experience in education is wide ranging from elementary teacher, Elementary Interim Principal, Middle School Principal, Chief Operations Officer, and Interim President.

“When God gives you a new beginning, it starts with an ending. I am thankful for my time here at Fort Worth Christian and am eager to serve alongside the Weatherford Christian community. Thank you for welcoming me into the WCS family.”

Outgoing Head of School, Courtney Mckoewn will be serving WCS in a new role as the Director of Missions and Advancement. Mrs. McKeown requested to move into another position in order to spend more time with her family.

Mrs. McKeown said “I have loved my time as Head of School at WCS and am thankful to God that He has allowed me to be a part during these exciting years of growth. I am eagerly awaiting my transition into my new role working in the area of missions, that will allow me to work closely with our student body, as well as allowing me to spend more time with my family and growing daughters.  I am ecstatic about the incoming Head of School as I have known Dr. Riley for many years professionally and have great respect for her passion for Christian education, educational knowledge and business management. Her years of experience will be a huge blessing to WCS as we continue to move forward.”

Dr. Riley will be joining the WCS faculty beginning August 1, 2017.

 

 

 

WCS Students Rate “Superior” at ACSI Speech Meet

Weatherford Christian Schools would like to announce the WCS winners from the ACSI District Speech Meet, that took place at Harvest Christian Academy on Friday, March 3rd.  This year Weatherford Christian School brought home top honors in 4 different grades.  In 2nd grade, Peyton Bull received the Superior Rating, and took 2nd place overall in Bible.  In 3rd grade, Macie Smith received the Superior Rating, and took 3rd place overall in Fable.  In 4th grade, Riley Tryan received the Superior Rating, and took 1st place overall in Poetry.  In 6th grade Rachel Jacques received Superior Rating and took 1st place overall in Bible.  This year WCS had 10 students bring home Superior Ratings.

Engineers In the Classroom

 


Engineers from Lockheed Martin visited WCS as part of Engineers in the Classroom.  The engineers, Zane Everett, Nathan Guilbault, Kathleen Harris, Frank Hopp and James Smith hosted students grade 1-12 on Feb 16th, and 24th.  1st and 2nd grades built and tested paper airplane designs, 3rd-12th grades designed model boats for a school wide race planned for Mar 10.  They spoke to the students about their jobs as engineers, as well as teaching them how to make design decisions for their projects.

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WCS Announces 2017 Lions’ Gala Speaker

Today is an exciting day for WCS…not only has re-enrollment begun for the 2017-18 school year but we are officially able to announce our truly talented and beautiful speaker for the 2017 Lions’ Gala. We strive to feature those that will not only entertain but truly inspire from a spiritual aspect, our guests and supporters to continue making a difference not only for WCS but within the world, and this year’s keynote speaker is sure to do just that.

Megan Alexander can be seen every evening as a correspondent on the longest-running, top rated syndicated national news magazine television show INSIDE EDITION. She is the Author of the successful new book “Faith in the Spotlight – thriving in your career while staying true to your beliefs”.

After joining INSIDE EDITION in fall of 2007, Alexander has covered a variety of news topics like the last 6 Super Bowls, swimming with wild animals, tackling a breaking political story or chatting with celebrities. Alexander is known for her sense of humor and knack for putting people at ease while entertaining and informing the public.

Alexander also covers sports, and is a special correspondent with CBS Newspath. She covered the 2014 and 2015 Thursday Night Football games for CBS.

Alexander is an actress and her film credits include the roles in the movies Space Warriors, the drama Redeemed and upcoming feature film “Heartbeats”. She is also an Executive Producer of the film.

She sits on the Board of Governors for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation and emcees countless charity events around the country for organizations like Girls Quest, Girls Inc and NAM.

Alexander was born and raised in Seattle, WA and attended King’s High School. She graduated from Westmont College with a degree in Political Science and served her senior year as the Student Body President.

She began her television as a reporter for Tennessee Mornings on Fox 17 where she was a traffic and weather radio reporter for MetroNetworks. While in Nashville, she hosted a teen show for LifeWay Christian Resources entitled Fuel. She then went on to be a reporter/anchor for KENS5, the CBS station in San Antonio, TX, and co-hosted the morning show Great Day San Antonio before joining the INSIDE EDITION. She was also a frequent guest commentator on HLN’s Showbiz Tonight and the Wendy Williams Show.

Megan splits time between NYC and Nashville, TN and in her free time she loves to work out, travel and is always up for an adventure. She and her husband have two sons and a dog named Indiana.

For more information on how you or your company can purchase a table or sponsorship to this exciting event, contact the WCS Development Department at 817-596-7807 ext. 327.  Don’t delay, tables are selling quickly for what is always a wonderful night.

Science Fair Winners Announced

We are proud to announce our 6-7-8 grade Science Fair Winners! Students who will advance to compete in the ACSI Science Fair, Friday April 7th in Fort Worth are all shown with “ACSI” out to the side of the name. We are allowed to take 4 total 6th graders, 2 total 7th grade and 2 total 8th grade. Mrs.Brian will be in touch with students who will advance to help them prepare.

Thank you!

Jill Loy Academic Fair Coordinator

 

6th Grade – All 4 will advance to ACSI

Life Science – 1st place – Alyssa Farmer – (ACSI), 2nd place – Jordan Findley – (ACSI)

Physical Science – 1st place – Fuston Powell (ACSI), 2nd place – Boston Cox (ACSI)

 

7th Grade – 1st Place will advance to ACSI

Life Science – 1st place – Tristan Scott (ACSI), 2nd place – Lexi Rodriquez

Physical Science – 1st place – Blake Heid (ACSI), 2nd place – Paige Bull (not pictured)

 

8th Grade – 1st Place will advance to ACSI

Life Science – 1st place – Rylan Chalmers (ACSI), 2nd place – Mallory Byars

Physical Science – 1st place – Bryson Smith (ACSI), 2nd place – Colton Hasenjaegar

Alyssa Farmer
Jordan Findley
Fuston Powell
Boston Cox
Tristan Scott
Lexi Rodriguez
Blake Heid
Rylan Chalmers
Mallory Byars
Bryson Smith
Colton Hasenjaegar

 

WCS Plans for 45th Presidential Inauguration

Dear WCS Families,

As you are all very aware, tomorrow is Presidential Inauguration Day for the 45th President of the United States. In honor of this historic day, each campus will be watching the Inauguration either in full, or in part, depending on the ages of their students.

The Inauguration of any president is a historic event that should be witnessed and respected by all Americans, regardless of their political position. WCS will be taking this opportunity to not only witness history in the making, but also to be led by our teachers and administrators in a time of prayer for our nation and its leaders. Regardless of our political beliefs or party affiliation, it is our duty as Christians to lift up our government in prayer. We need to collectively pray asking God for His mercy, protection and blessing over the United States of America, and to give wisdom to our government officials as they lead the people.

To show our respect for the office of the President of the United States and the tradition of Inauguration Day, we will be allowing students to dress patriotically in red, white, and blue, stars and stripes, or in American flag print with jeans.

Inauguration events start as early as this evening, but we as a school will begin watching at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow morning with the opening remarks and swearing in of Vice President Pence, followed by the official swearing in of President Donald Trump at 11:00. The elementary campus will be watching together at 10:45 in the cafeteria and will be led in prayers for our country. The 3rd-12th grade students on the secondary campus will watch the ceremonies in their individual classrooms led in prayer by their teachers prior to or following the ceremony.

Thank you for joining our school family in prayer for our nation and its leaders.

Sincerely,

Courtney McKeown

Head of School

ACSI Spelling Bee Spells Out Success!

Friday, January 13th WCS sent the top 12 spelling champions to compete in our district.  We have such incredible students!  Most of our team had never competed at this level, yet they performed with high marks!  Most Honorable Mention goes to 4th grade Blake D’Spain, competing to finish 5th out of 36 spellers!  Great job, Lions!!

Speech Meet Winners Announced

The following WCS students will advance on to the ACSI Speech Meet in March after competing this past Wednesday at the local level.  Congratulations to all the participants and those advancing!

 

1st Grade –   Grace Rucker – Poetry – “Quiet”, Kate Thomas – Poetry – “Set a Good Example”, Bible – TBD, Bible –TBD

 

 

2nd –   Payton Tryan – Poetry – “In the Morning”, Caleb Tucker – Poetry – “Old Glory”, Wyatt Jones – Fable – “The Goose that Laid Golden Eggs”, Peyton Bull – Bible – “Psalm 23:1-3 NIV, Tyler Hernandez – Bible – Colossians 3:1-2 NIV

 

 

3rd –    Ryan Atkinson – Bible – Psalm 67:1-7 NIV, Bennett Luig – Bible – Matthew 5:3-12 NIV, Maggie Butler – Poetry – “Every Time I Climb a Tree”, Presley Lawrence – Poetry – “The Bluebird”, Macie Smith – Fable – “The Milkmaid”,         Cole Milligan – Fable – “The Goose that Laid Golden Eggs”

 

4th –    Blake D’Spain – Bible – Psalm 67:1-7 NIV, Brendon Hughes – Bible – Hebrews 4:1-16 NIV, Riley Tryan – Poetry – “The Flag Goes By”, Briley Horton – Poetry – “Blinker”,  Andi Kay Powell – Fable – “The Old Hound”, Gavyn Prickett – Fable – “The Lion and The Mouse”

 

6th –    Boston Cox – Bible Prose – “ Samaritan on the Road”, Rachel Jaques – Bible – Psalm 119:1-12 NIV, Hannah Carroll – Bible – Ecclesiastes 3:1-12 NIV, Rachael Chalmers – Poetry – “The Ant and The Cricket”

 

7th –    Paige Bull – Costumed Dramatic Mono – “I Can’t Stop” (not pictured below), Adi Jo Lee – Dramatic Reading –  “Evil Empire Speech”

 

8th –    Colton Bezner – Dramatic Reading – “JFK – Presidental Speech”, Ali J. Lee      Humorous Poetry – “A Very Long Poem”

WCS Adds New Board Member

Weatherford Christian School Board of Directors recently voted unanimously in favor of adding Mr. James Smith to their team.  James Smith is a software engineer at Lockheed Martin, where he serves as a technical lead for avionics software development for the F-16 aircraft.  He began his career in 1985, as a graduate from Arkansas State University.  He volunteers yearly at WCS to lead the engineering events, such as Engineers in the Classroom.  He is married to Laurie and they have twin sons, Luke and Joshua, who have attended WCS since Kindergarten.  His hobby is woodworking, a craft he started working with his Dad.

WCS Students Advance On to ACSI Spelling Bee

Congrats to our Spelling Bee winners, the top 2 were chosen from grades 3rd thru 8th and will advance on to represent WCS at the ACSI district competition on January 13th.
3rd Grade: Levi Sililano, Ryan Atkinson
4th Grade: Riley Tryan, Blake D’Spain
5th Grade: Carter Lovelace, Jordan Maxwell, Brady Nichols
6th Grade: Rachael Chalmers, Meg McCright
7th Grade: Paige Bull, Delaney Phillips
8th Grade: Colton Bezner, Erin Tanner

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Lions Football Moving On to Next Round in TAPPS Playoffs

Weatherford Christian School won last Thursday night in its first ever TAPPS varsity football playoff game over Dallas Tyler Street by a score of 76-63.  Sophomore Manning Marsh set two school records.  One in rushing with 26 carries for 418 yards, and the other with the most rushing touchdowns in a single game with 9.  Senior Ryan Ellisor lead the defense with 3 interceptions.  Weatherford Christian School is scheduled to play their next playoff game Thursday, November 17, against Wichita Falls Notre Dame in Bryson.  

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