Adam Thomas Hired as High School Assistant Principal

Our mission at Wayne Christian School is to partner with parents and churches in the education of children from a Biblical worldview. Because of this, it is a priority to put together a staff that loves God, loves students, and loves teaching. As WCS faces a time of growth, we are also growing the leadership team to help manage this change.

Mrs. Anderson, who has been activities coordinator and high school assistant principal for the last several years, is moving into a role as the Director of Co-Curricular Activities. In this role, she will oversee all activities for grades K-12.

Mr. Thomas

We have also hired Adam Thomas to fill the role of high school assistant principal. Mr. Thomas comes to us with 27 years of experience in Christian schools. He has previously served as a history teacher at Christ Presbyterian School, the head of school at Carolina Christian School, and the middle/high school principal at Zion Christian Academy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from King University and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University.

In addition to his responsibilities as the high school assistant principal, Mr. Thomas will be teaching some high school history classes. He says that he is “looking forward to sharing Christ as a teacher and administrator with the students of Wayne Christian as I build relationships within the school community.” The one thing that he wants students to know about him is that he is committed to helping every student become who God has called them to be in this world.

School Supply Lists Available

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Supply lists for the 2021-2022 school year are now available. See the attached files to print the supply lists for your student(s).

We have also partnered with The Pencil Box to offer you pre-packaged school supply kits that match the supply lists given by our teachers. Kits will be delivered to the school during the week of August 9 and may be picked up during the week or at open house on August 12. Orders are due by July 31 to guarantee delivery before school starts. To order:

  1. Visit www.thepencilboxonline.com
  2. Choose Wayne Christian School from the “Find your school” menu
  3. Select the boxes you would like to order
  4. All orders will be delivered to the school the week of August 9

Summer Workouts

WCS Athletics would like to announce Summer Workouts for middle school and high school students. The goal of these workouts is to improve the overall health and athletic abilities of each student through sports performance training with an emphasis on speed, strength, and wellness. We will be providing three separate sessions in order to provide appropriate programming for different categories of students. All rising middle school and high school students are welcome to participate. 

The MS Readiness Program will be available for all rising sixth through eighth grade students. This program will heavily rely on body weight movements in order to build foundational strength. Pushups, pull ups, jumps, and sprints are some of the exercises which will be utilized in the MS Readiness Program. This program will not have any loading of the spine, will focus primarily on technique to prepare them for high school training, and will provide injury prevention techniques.

High school students will have separate sessions for boys and girls. These sessions will also be sports performance training sessions that are available to any WCS high school student. Our goal for these sessions is to help students become healthier as they use weight training to improve their agility, speed, and strength. Safety during these sessions is our utmost priority. 

Each session will have multiple coaches instructing to ensure best practices are being followed. This will produce a high level of student performance in a safe environment. These workouts are not mandatory, but are highly recommended for students who want to improve their sports performance, and their overall health. 

Workouts will begin on Monday, June 7 and continue until August 12. 

All questions regarding Summer Workouts should be directed to Athletic Director, Tommy Fox: tommyfox@waynechristian.org or Assistant Athletic Director/Lead Trainer, Daniel Pugh: dpugh@waynechristian.org

Go Eagles!

Field Day Schedule

Field Day is coming up on Friday, May 7. Elementary and middle school classes will be participating in field day activities during the morning, while high school school students will be helping run the event. High school students will be paired with younger classes to assist young students with the activities. Due to popular demand, we have added field day activities for high school during the afternoon.

Schedule for the day:

8:30 Parade of Champions

9:00 Events begin

11:30 Elementary Picnic Lunch from the WCS Wagon. Order by Friday on the form that went home earlier this week if your child needs lunch for field day.

11:00-1:00 Food trucks for middle school and high school (Skullie’s Street Q will have chicken or beef tacos with chips or buffalo chicken sliders (2) with chips for $7. Jimmy’s Cookin’ Shack will have pulled pork sandwich with chips or a cheeseburger with chips for $7.)

1:00-3:00 High school field day

All day The WCS cafeteria staff will be selling concessions to raise money for several community projects they have planned. An Italian Icee Truck will also be on campus.

Students should wear their class t-shirts and PE shorts.

WCS Students Participate in Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Wayne Christian School offers the opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to participate in dual enrollment through both the College at Southeastern (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) and Wayne Community College.

Through a partnership we have with the College at Southeastern, our students can opt to take up to 24 college credit hours in history and English courses online through the college while they are enrolled at WCS. Because these courses are taught from a Biblical worldview, they satisfy our requirements for graduation, and students have the opportunity to count these courses towards their high school graduation requirements as well earn college credit. For students who are planning to go to college after high school, this is a great way to get a jumpstart on college requirements.

WCS juniors and seniors can also opt to take tuition-free career/technical education (CTE) courses through Wayne Community College. Courses are offered in business, agriculture, welding, automotive, and several other fields. Students earn college credit for these courses, as well as elective credit towards their high school graduation.

Garrett Renfrow has been a student at WCS since kindergarten and will graduate this May with 21 college credits after opting to take dual enrollment courses.

Senior Garrett Renfrow started taking classes at Wayne Community College last year as a junior, and will graduate from high school with 7 college classes (21 credits) already completed. He says “The best part of dual enrollment to me is the ability to get a head start on your career path and saving the money you would have to spend if you were to wait and go do the 2 years after high school. It’s a lot more stress and something to stay on top of but it is well worth the trouble.” Garrett plans to continue attending WCC next year to complete an associate’s degree in agribusiness.

High school students who are interested in dual enrollment should talk to Mrs. Ford about registering for these courses.

Upcoming Events

We’re packing a lot of experiences into the last 4.5 weeks of school!

  • Elementary Field Trips
  • April 28: Third Grade
  • April 30: Second Grade
  • May 4: Fourth Grade
  • May 11: Fifth Grade
  • May 14: Kindergarten
  • May 18: First Grade

Eighth Grade Career Fair: April 27

NCEMPT Test (Algebra II students): April 27

Beta Club and NHS Inductions: May 6 Students who are to be inducted have received an invitation.

Field Day (Kindergarten-8th grade): May 7 Parents are welcome to attend.

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3-7

Spring Concert: May 11 More details coming soon

Elementary Fun Day: May 17 Parents are welcome to attend.

Kindergarten Awards: May 17

Baccalaureate Service: May 20

K4 Program: May 21

Kindergarten Graduation: May 21

High School Commencement: May 22

High School Exams: May 24-26

Last Day of School (Half-Day): May 26

To stay updated on our upcoming events, subscribe to our school calendar at https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=Y2FsZW5kYXJAd2F5bmVjaHJpc3RpYW4ub3Jn.

Moving In!

Yesterday evening, we received our official certificate of occupancy for the new STEM building! We’re busy today unpacking, stocking the labs, and prepping the area to start holding classes in the new lab spaces soon. Students from kindergarten all the way through high school will tour the new building next week. More details to come next week about a grand opening for parents to come see the STEM building.

Achievement Testing

Dear Parents:

Achievement Tests are coming up soon. Achievement Tests will take place on March 15-17 for all students in first grade through ninth grades. The purpose of this letter is to inform you about the tests, so that – with your support and encouragement – your child will do his or her best on the tests.

School will begin at 8:00 and the tests will begin at 8:30 each day. Once testing begins, the classrooms will not be disturbed in order to provide the students with an optimal testing environment. It is imperative that students be prompt for school each day and only miss school for sickness or emergencies. Please contact the office as soon as possible if your child misses a testing day. Students who are absent will be able to make up the tests in the afternoons only. If a student misses more than one day, they will not be able to make up the tests. We would greatly appreciate your support by scheduling doctor or dental appointments in the late afternoon to avoid having your student make up the test. In order for teachers to be able to quickly get students settled and begin their tests, we ask that parents schedule any meetings through the office.

Make sure your students get plenty of rest and understand the importance of these tests. They do not need to worry about these tests, but they should take them seriously. A student who is well rested and well fed and has a positive attitude about testing is best prepared for testing. 

Achievement Tests allow Wayne Christian School to evaluate a students’ progress and identify our academic strengths and weaknesses. Thank you for encouraging and supporting your child during the Achievement Tests. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office.

Sincerely,

Luis Miranda

WCS Principal

Tuition Increase

WCS Parents,

We take seriously our mission to partner with parents and churches in the education of children, and so we wanted to share some of the factors of the tuition increase for the upcoming school year. Ideally, we would have held a parent meeting to explain the tuition increase. However, we want you to know that we do not take any type of tuition increase lightly.

We want to have the best school in our area. Research shows that the two main factors in providing top notch education are faculty and facilities; as such, these are two of our top priorities. To attract and maintain good faculty, we have to pay better and invest more in our faculty. In order to improve our facilities, we have to invest more into the repair and maintenance of our current facilities.  

Here are a few of the things we have planned:

Our goal is to make WCS accessible to anyone who wants to attend. We want everyone to hear the Gospel and learn how to think Biblically. If you would like to apply for tuition assistance, you may do so at factsmgt.com.

WCS Senior Earns Morehead-Cain Scholarship

UPDATE, March 5: Kendall informed us that she received the Morehead-Cain scholarship!

February 25–WCS Senior Kendall Leigh has spent the last few months applying and interviewing for the prestigious Morehead-Cain scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kendall has recently qualified as a finalist for the scholarship.

The Morehead-Cain scholarship provides a fully funded educational experience for students of the highest caliber at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship, the Morehead-Cain provides a full four-year scholarship covering tuition, books, room and board, a laptop computer, and four summer experiences known as the Morehead-Cain’s Summer Enrichment Program.

The selection process for the Morehead-Cain is extremely rigorous, with only three percent of each year’s nominees selected as Morehead-Cain Scholars. High school seniors demonstrating exceptional impact and academic achievement from North Carolina and from select schools across the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and various other countries are eligible for the prestigious scholarship. Criteria for selection are:

  • Moral force of character
  • Leadership
  • Physical vigor
  • Scholarship

Kendall will have her final interview this weekend as the selection committee chooses the scholarship recipients for next year. Congratulations to Kendall on this accomplishment!