Meet our Bible Teachers

WCS is blessed to have an amazing Bible faculty on our campus. Let’s meet them:

David Sheldon (front left) teaches the honors Bible elective in high school. Pastor David is a graduate of WCS; he holds an MA in Biblical Studies from Piedmont International University and also serves as the youth pastor at Freedom Baptist Church.

Mark Stugelmeyer (front right) teaches middle school Bible. He holds a degree from Piedmont Bible College and has served in pastoral roles for 22 years prior to joining our faculty.

Billy Smith (back left) teaches 11th and 12th grade Bible. Mr. Smith is a graduate of WCS and holds a degree from Liberty University. He returned to WCS last school year after serving as a youth pastor in Graham, NC, for several years.

Dr. Joseph Thomas (back middle) teaches 9th and 10th grade Bible. He holds an MA in Theology and an MDiv from Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; he joined the faculty at WCS this school year after teaching at the collegiate level for several years.

Nate Deck (back right) teaches 6th-grade Bible. Mr. Deck has an MA in Biblical Exposition from Liberty University and served as a missionary in Germany and as a youth pastor here in North Carolina before joining the WCS faculty.

Request for Bids: Spirit Wear

The owner of the company that has supplied our PE uniforms and class t-shirts for many years retired a few weeks ago and closed his business. We are in need of a new vendor to provide spirit wear and other items for our school community.

We are requesting bids from screenprinting businesses to find a new vendor for these items. If you are interested in doing part or all of our spirit wear business, please submit a quote by Sunday, November 27, for consideration. Here are the three things we need:

  1. Spirit Wear
    1. Items: t-shirts, sweatshirts/hoodies, shorts, sweatpants/joggers, jackets, etc.
    2. Specifications:
      • We want to be able to open the store at least quarterly for people to order. New designs will be needed basically every time we open the store.
      • The vendor needs to be able to run their own ordering site to collect orders, and all orders need to be packaged by order/student name for easy delivery to the student.  
      • Orders should be delivered to the school no later than two weeks after the order closes (i.e. if we open the store from September 1-14, then orders need to be delivered by September 30). 
    3. How many items: somewhere in the 300-350 range every time we open the store during the school year, and around 700 items over the summer to prepare for back to school
  2. Athletic Gear
    1. Items: t-shirts, sweatshirts/hoodies
    2. Specifications:
      • We need a shirt design for every sports team (most of them will have an idea of what they want but will need help tweaking it).
      • The vendor needs to be able to run their own ordering site to collect orders instead of us keeping a list. We also need the ability for a straggler to add an order after the bulk order has been placed. 
      • Orders will take place at the beginning of every sports season (August, late October/early November, and late February/early March)
      • Quick turn-around with a one-week order window and a two-week delivery time. The additional orders for these shirts don’t have to be in a tight time frame.
    3. How many items: Varies by sport. We have 22 teams with various numbers of participants, and each sport’s order could be anywhere from 20-80 items. 
  3. Class T-shirts
    1. Items: t-shirts
    2. Specifications:
      • Quotes for one-color shirts printed on the front and back.
      • Every class will have a different design on the front (25 different designs), but all shirts will have the same design on the back. 
      • September-October
    3. How many items:  approximately 900 shirts (in sets of 25-60 of each design)

Contact Melissa Stephens at mstephens@waynechristian.org with any questions or to submit a quote.

Lunch Price Changes

Due to increased prices from our lunch partners, we need to raise the prices for some of our take-out lunches. We are doing everything we can to keep prices as low as possible. Here is our new price menu:

  • Chick-fil-a: $6.50
  • Bojangle’s: $6.50
  • Firehouse: $6.00
  • Hwy 55: $5.50
  • Quizno’s: $5.50
  • Pizza Inn: $5.50
  • Meals cooked in our cafeteria: $5.50

These prices will go into effect for orders for the week of October 3 (orders due on Tuesday, September 27). We will no longer be ordering extras from our takeout partners; we will order enough for students on the annual lunch plan and any students who pre-order the week ahead. If your student wants takeout meals on Tuesdays and Fridays, make sure to order your lunches the week beforehand, so we have an accurate count. You can order lunches weekly under the student menu on your FACTS Family portal.

If your student is on the annual lunch plan, your plan remains the same.

Youth Sports Opportunities: Soccer, Flag Football, Volleyball, Baseball, Cheerleading

The WCS Youth Sports Association is taking registration for fall soccer, flag football, and baseball.

Registration: https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/waynechristian

Cost: $75/student per sport

More Information: wcysa-president@mail.com


Community Baptist Church, one of our supporting churches, has co-ed youth sports leagues for volleyball and flag football.

Registration: cbclagrange.org

Cost: $50/child or $100/family if 2 or more children

More Information: info@cbclagrange.org


Little Eagles is a cheerleading program here at WCS that provides the opportunity for our elementary students to get involved! Our goal is for our Little Eagles to learn the basics of cheerleading in a positive and spirited environment. We also hope to inspire them to help increase our school spirit at WCS football games. This program also allows our Varsity and JV cheerleading teams to serve others, as well as share their gifts and love of cheer.

Registration: alauterbach@mstephenswaynechristian.org

Cost: $60/student

More Information: alauterbach@waynechristian.org or jbutts@waynechristian.org

WCS Welcomes New Staff Members

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FROM: Luis Miranda, Principal

TO: WCS Family

RE: New staff hires

DATE: July 14, 2022

We have been busy planning and preparing for the upcoming school year. It brings me great pleasure to share with you our new faculty and staff joining our WCS family and update you on staffing changes.

New Hires

  • Stacy Myers, kindergarten teacher
  • Shanna Champion, kindergarten teacher
  • Kaylin Darden, first-grade teacher
  • Kaitlyn Plyer, middle school science teacher
  • Taylor Whitman, middle school math teacher
  • Mark Stugelmeyer, middle school Bible teacher
  • Cullen Jarmen, music teacher
  • Lynette Thomas, high school math teacher
  • Joe Thomas, high school Bible teacher
  • Ryan Helminiak, high school science teacher
  • Rich Denning, high school history teacher
  • Melissa Hughes, high school math teacher
  • Anna Whitman, development officer
  • Casey Chase, administrative intern

Staffing Changes

  • Mrs. Ryan is moving to first grade
  • Mrs. Musgrave is moving to second grade
  • Mrs. Darden is moving to third grade
  • Mrs. Britt is moving to fifth grade
  • Mrs. Newberry is moving to fifth grade
  • Mrs. Thomas is moving to an office support role 

We believe that these new members of our WCS family, combined with the experience of our returning faculty and staff, will lead us to a successful school year.

Auditions Coming Up August 15-16

From: Jordan Roberts, Music Teacher

To: Middle School and High School Students and Parents

RE: Praise Team Auditions for the 2022-2023 school year

I am looking forward to next year with the middle school AND high school praise teams. The auditions this year will run differently than they normally have been. Here is all the information you need for the auditions:

High School Praise Team Auditions (RISING 9th-12th Grades):
August 15th – 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Middle School Praise Team Auditions (RISING 6-8th Grades):
August 16th – 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

– YES! You can audition for more than one role.
– Here are the songs you need to prepare for (with keys):
– Build My Life – G Major AND D Major
– Nothing Else – Bb Major AND A Major

– A chord chart WILL be provided.
– Those that were in praise team last year WILL have to re-audition.  
– If you are an instrumentalist, make sure you bring your instruments.
– If you can’t make the audition and you still want to audition – let me know ASAP via EMAIL. jroberts@waynechristian.org

Also, if you know that your child is interested in joining, please let me know so I can have a good idea of who will be there. I’m excited! 

jroberts@waynechristian.org

I am SO excited to see you there!

Thanks, 

Jordan Roberts
Wayne Christian School
Music Teacher 

Fall Sports Update

The athletic department is gearing up for fall sports! Check out the schedule below for the list of first practices and tryout dates. Contact the listed coach for more information about a sport.

Please ensure your student-athletes have all athletic paperwork completed by August 1. Students will not be allowed to practice until all forms are completed and submitted to the athletic office.

The forms are found at https://waynechristian.org/athletics/spring-sports/#.

1. athletic physical (with your doctor)

2. concussion

3. medical emergency release form

4. travel permission

Online Tuition Payments are Here

Online tuition payments are here! We are in the process of switching to an online-based tuition management system run by FACTS, which is the same company that hosts our student database. As we fully implement this system over the course of the next few weeks, you will be able to see your financial account through your parent portal in FACTS and set up an auto-draft for tuition payments. For those of you with children in the daycare, we will be moving to this system for the childcare center in August also. More information will be sent to childcare families in a few weeks.

Please be aware that this is a learning curve for everybody in the business office also, as it is brand new to them too. If you have a question about something, chances are they have the same question and will have to track down an answer for you as we all learn this new system together. We ask that you be patient with us while we make this transition.

Here’s what you need to know:

Tuition Payment Amounts

The finance office staff is working on uploading tuition amounts and discounts/scholarships/tuition assistance into the new payment system to calculate exactly how much each student owes for tuition. This information will be available in your FACTS Family portal by the end of July, and you will receive an email alerting you to it once it is available. Please do not call the finance office in the next two weeks looking for this information, as specific totals for each family are not available yet.

Payment Plans

In order for this new system to integrate correctly into our business office, all families must set up a payment plan through FACTS. You will receive reminders to do so for the next few weeks until your account is set up. The first “invitation” to create an account will come to you via email in mid-July once tuition amounts and discounts have been uploaded so that correct payment amounts are listed.

However, you can go ahead and set up your payment plan and auto draft in FACTS if you want to. Just be aware that there is not a total amount listed yet so you won’t know what your exact payment amount will be until later in the month.

  1. Login to your FACTS Family Portal (factsmgt.com->Family Login->FACTS Family)
    1. Our district code is WC-NC
    2. Your username and password are the ones you use to check grades/homework assignments (or to complete enrollment for new families)
  2. Click on “Financial” at the bottom of the left-hand menu
  3. Click on “Financial Home” link in the Financial Links box on the right side of the screen
  1. This will take you to the screen where you are accustomed to paying lunch money. It now looks like this:
  1. Click on the green “Set up a Payment Plan” button. This will walk you through the options for how many payments you want to make during the school year and how you want to make those payments.

2022-2023 school supply lists

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School supply lists for the 2022-2023 school year are now available. Elementary and middle school lists are attached below. High school lists will be provided by individual teachers at Back to School Bash.

WCS Students Place in ACSI Creative Writing Festival

Elementary creative writing participants
Middle school and high school creative writing participants

Students in fourth-twelfth grades recently participated in the ACSI Creative Writing Festival with other Christian schools from across the state. The following students earned awards for their writing. Way to go!

EntryAwardsStudent’s Name
Anne Frank: An Unlikely HeroCW Good AwardAvery McLamb
Corrie Ten BoomCW Excellent AwardMcKenzie Craig
Experiences To Change A LifeCW Excellent AwardIsabel Lach
God’s PaintingCW Excellent AwardSofia Monaco
I Am Who He Says I AmCW Excellent AwardBrianna Garon
Love Song to Another LoveCW Excellent AwardEli Winders
Onsois and His Adventures in BogvintileCW Good AwardWyatt Harris
RosesCW Excellent AwardTemidire Gbolade
*The ExecutiveCW Notable Superior,
CW Superior Award
Maria Memmelaar
The GlanceCW Excellent AwardRiley Smith
The TeacherCW Good AwardLilly Britt
The WindCW Excellent AwardGrayson Darden
When It’s All GoneCW Excellent AwardEmma Holloman