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.

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!

I am SO excited to see you there!


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

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 (>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

Wayne Christian School Named National Beta School of Distinction

Goldsboro, NC – Wayne Christian School is proud to announce that we are a 2021-2022 National Beta School of Distinction. The school earned this recognition by increasing our club’s membership by at least 10% from last year.

National Beta School of Distinction is an honor for Beta clubs striving towards academic achievement, exemplary character, demonstrated leadership, and service to others. With an ongoing quest to instill these qualities in more students, the National Beta School of Distinction Award is designed to award those schools that show an increase in membership from the previous school year. This year, only 2,250 Beta Clubs across the country received this award.

In a congratulatory letter to the school, Bobby Hart, CEO said “This national award speaks highly of your commitment to academic excellence and illustrates your dedication to preparing students for their future.”

Award recipients will receive a National Beta School of Distinction banner to proudly display as a symbol of their accomplishment.

Luis Miranda, WCS principal, says “Congratulations to Mrs. Newberry and Mrs. Britt on leading the WCS chapter of the National Junior Beta Club to earn this distinction for our school. We are proud of the students who have worked so hard to reach this accolade.”About National Beta
With more than 500,000 active members and 9,000 chapters nationally and internationally, National Beta has become the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization. National Beta recognizes outstanding achievement, promotes character and social responsibility, encourages service involvement to school and community, and fosters leadership skills. National Junior Beta includes grades 4-8 and National Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. The National Beta program offers over $300,000 annually to its Senior Beta Members. Visit for more information. 

WCS Students Place in ACSI Math Olympics Competition

ACSI Math Olymipcs Finalists

Teams of students in third-eighth grade recently competed in the ACSI Math Olympics with other Christian schools from across the state. The following students placed in the competition. Way to go!

3rd Grade Computation

4th – Colton Speight – Wayne Christian School

5th – Levi Haas – Wayne Christian School

4th Grade Reasoning

2nd – Grayden Woolet – Wayne Christian School

5th Grade Reasoning

5th – Rebecca Wells – Wayne Christian School

5th Grade Computation

3rd – Madeline Mason – Wayne Christian School

5th – AnaLeigh Miranda – Wayne Christian School

7th Grade Computation

4th – Austin Nguyen – Wayne Christian School

7th Grade Reasoning

1st – Brianna Parham – Wayne Christian School

2nd – Josiah Tierney – Wayne Christian School

8th Grade Reasoning

1st – Justin Fu – Wayne Christian School

2nd – Jack Fox – Wayne Christian School


WCS is truly the best, most supportive school family! Just over two weeks ago, we set a goal of raising $75,000 to do some campus upgrades this summer. You blew right past that goal to raise $118,537 in just 16 days! This means that we will be able to accomplish even more than we had planned around our campus. It has truly been amazing these last two weeks to watch you work together to reach class goals, and we appreciate the generous donors who made it happen. A special shout-out belongs to a number of donors who asked to sponsor children other than their own to make sure that every child received at least one prize.

Be on the lookout this summer for updates about what’s happening around campus and what we are upgrading in order to better serve our students and families

Boosterthon Update

You have done an amazing job supporting our annual Boosterthon fundraiser. Not only did you meet our goal–you’ve blown right past it!

We don’t have a final total to announce yet because high school pledges are open until Thursday. In fact, we’re opening a new challenge for high school students for the next few days. If any high school grade makes it to $4000 raised as a grade level, all students in that grade can participate in the inflatables on Thursday. Students from grade levels who don’t make it to $4000 but who meet the individual goal of $50 will still participate also.

Be on the lookout Friday for an announcement of the total raised! Thank you for all your support!

Order Spring Pictures

Wednesday, March 30, is spring picture day. We will be taking class photos of grades Kindergarten-8th grade, middle school and high school athletic photos, and cap and gown photos for kindergarteners and seniors.

Please see the order forms/instructions below for information on how to order your pictures.

Class Pictures

You may order your class picture ahead of time or within five days of March 30 for free shipping.

Athletic Pictures

If you want pictures of your athlete, it is very important that you order ahead of time. The photographer will only be taking individual photos of athletes who are on his pre-purchase list. Follow the instructions on the form below to place your order. Your student must show your online payment code to the photographer on picture day.

Cap and Gown Pictures

You will receive proofs and instructions for ordering a few weeks after cap and gown photos are taken. The form below tells you what packages are available to order when you get your order code.

Spring Portraits

Kindergarten-5th grade students will be taking spring portraits. Please follow the guidelines below for dressing your child for the pictures. You will receive proofs and information for ordering in a few weeks.