We have an incredible amount of activity at school this week. It gets me fired up to see so many students, teachers, coaches and parents working together! We just finished up Spiritual Renewal Week with four great speakers, including Pastor Bill Rose, Pastor Jonathan Smith, Michael Hamm and apologist, Tyson James.
Tuesday, we had three volleyball matches, a soccer game and youth sports practicing after school. In addition, we had several students compete in the Spelling Bee at the Fair. We had two first place finishes (Leah Mills, 10th grade, & Samantha Macklin, 8th grade), a second place finish (Emanual Newsome, 11th grade), and a couple of third place finishes (Jason Mirus 5th grade & Natalie Rheingruber, 9th grade). Not to mention that senior Grace Bailey was named Miss Congeniality at the Queen of the Fair competition. That doesn’t even include all the other events in which we are competing!
We’re even going to crank it up a notch. On Wednesday, Reggie Dabbs spoke to our 4th-12th graders. Friday is Grandparent’s Day AND we are kicking off the Annual Fund Campaign with the Boosterthon. This year, our annual fund goal is to raise $100,000. We are working hard to raise $35,000 of it through the Boosterthon Fun Run and Color Run. It’s going to take a total team effort to reach our goal, which is why our second goal is to have 100% of our families participate. If we reach the $35,000 milestone with the Boosterthon fundraiser, my hair will be dyed WCS Red.
We plan to use the money raised through the annual fund to upgrade the infrastructure of our school to accommodate more and better technology for our students and teachers. This will include items such as new laptops for faculty, more tablets for students as young as K4, increased bandwidth, fiber-optic cabling, switches, routers and more access points to increase WiFi capabilities. We also plan to add playground equipment across the entire campus, improve the sound system in the gym, begin to replace old desks in the elementary classrooms, and add equipment for the fine arts department.
It’s an exciting time to be a member of the WCS family. The best is yet to come! We can reach these goals and accomplish a great deal if we work together. We can also have a lot of fun!