WCA March Newsletter 2020
Western Christian Academy Teachers & Staff want to thank you for enabling us to come alongside of you and your family.
We are blessed and honored to assist your family by providing a quality academic program presented from a Christian worldview, through individualized instruction and affordability.
WCA HAS OPEN ENROLLMENT!
Do you have a 3 or 4 year old child at home? Did you know that WCA has an amazing 3 & 4 year old PRE-K Program?
Also, for students who are age 5 on or before July 1st, can be admitted into our Kindergarten Program if they meet the admittance criteria set by WCA.
Congratulations WCA February 2020 Graduates!
Will you be NEXT?
High School Graduates –
Bella Kovacs, Steven Ledee, Jourdin Lesure, and Paltonesha Williams
8th Grade Graduates –
Christ is our Hope!
Stay tuned in to the living Word, the One who is always the same.
WCA STANDARDIZED TESTING
March 1st – May 8th!
College Credit with a Christian Worldview…Check out Available Courses!
Courses are available for juniors and seniors.
WCA students have the exciting opportunity to be dual-enrolled in online coursework through Barclay College.
Important Upcoming Events
MARCH 8th – Daylight Savings Time Begins
MARCH 17th – Happy St. Patrick’s Day
MARCH 19th – Happy 1st Day of Spring
MARCH 20th – End of 3rd Quarter – Send tests and logs.
APRIL 1st – WCA Standardized Testing
Meet the Staff Corner: LOU RIGNEY
My faith is my life and I am excited to be a part of a faith based community.
I am just getting started working with students here at WCA (grades 3-8). I have been teaching and working within administration, online, for the past five years. What I love about online education is that you get to know your students and their families on a much more personal level. This allows us all to work together much more effectively.
What I am most excited about though is the ability to combine my strong Christian faith with my passion for working with children. My faith is my life and I am excited to be a part of a faith based community.
I studied Communications and Economics at San Francisco State University and I am a couple of classes away from completing my masters in education. Prior to going back to school I had been the head coach of a swim team (ages 4-18) with over 250 children. This year round swim team was my life for 20 years, and I loved every minute of it. However, I was looking for more and I found it teaching. I feel like going back to school seven years ago, to get my teaching credential, was the best thing I could have done.
I enjoy spending time with my wife, Paula, and two daughters, Isabella (2) and Elizabeth (6). We are very active and can be found hiking, swimming, biking, snow skiing, playing at the beach or just playing in and around our home. I am looking forward to my journey here at Western Christian Academy and look forward to getting to know you all!
The Principal’s Corner
Achievement tests play an important role in education, but they have also been the subject of criticism at times. Some feel that excessive testing interferes with the educational process and places too much emphasis on passing a test while ignoring more important abilities such as critical and creative thinking. However, such tests do provide a fairly efficient way to get an idea of how well students are performing. (verywellmind.com)
Having been a student of Western Christian Academy since the fourth grade and as I prepare to move on to the next chapter of my life, I cannot help but look back at the teachers and classes which helped me to get this far. My teachers were always available to provide support and tutoring whenever I had needed it. My classes challenged me, but I never felt that I would be unable to complete them. Alongside my core classes, I learned how to manage my finances and how to work with the technology that would be an important part of my day-to-day life in the future.
Because of the education I received from Western Christian Academy, I received a high score of twenty-six on my first attempt at the ACT. As I prepare to enter university, I cannot help but feel blessed for the opportunity I was given to study at Western Christian Academy.
8 Reasons for Testing:
1. Measure Student’s Approximate Level Of Achievement.
2. Comparison With Achievement tests play an important role in education, but they have also been the subject of criticism at times. Some feel that excessive testing interferes with the educational process and places too much emphasis on passing a test while ignoring more important abilities such as critical and creative thinking. However, such tests do provide a fairly efficient way to get an idea of how well students are performing with National Norms.
3. Provide A Basis For Measuring Achievement Year To Year To Determine Academic Growth.
4. Assess Academic Aptitude (I.Q.)
5. Compare Achievement Level To Ability Level.
6. Aids in setting realistic expectations.
7. Identifies Weak Areas For Remediation.
8. Self-Evaluation For School To Assess Academic Excellence.