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!

Youth Sports Registration Now Open

Wayne Christian Youth Sports Association has partnered with First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Goldsboro, NC to offer 2020 Basketball and Cheerleading.  Registration Ends Dec. 7th 7:00pm. Register at https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2044133.
Details Include:
League Administrators will us player assessments to build teams to be as competitive as possible.  WCS students will be divided amongst teams as equitably as possible.  Assessment Date:  Dec. 12th  9:00am to 12 noon  @ First Pentecostal Holiness Church Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro NC

 Two Spectators per player, masks required upon entry to gymnasium.

 Identified Entry and Exit points.

 $85 Fee includes Full Uniform-reversible jersey and shorts-Cheer outfit

 End of Season Banquet and Player Gift

Upward-Founded in 1995 out of a church in Spartanburg, South Carolina, founder Caz McCaslin had a passion for sports and a deep desire to reach his community. He created a sports experience that met the unmet needs of children and their families, focused on the sports experience and sharing the love of Jesus Christ. This vision for one community quickly grew into a team of individuals committed to supporting churches everywhere to maximize their unique resources and personalities to serve and meet the needs of their communities.
Today, there are over 2,800 Upward sports experiences across the U.S. serving hundreds of thousands of young athletes playing basketball, soccer, cheerleading and flag football. What began as a local, recreational basketball league focused on reaching the surrounding community with the message of Jesus Christ has grown into a nationwide movement helping churches use sports to engage their local communities with the gospel.

Contact Travis Stigge at tastigee@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Successful Youth Sports Soccer Season

By Jennifer Holley, WCS parent

It takes a lot of ingenuity, dedication, and creativity to construct a soccer league during a global pandemic. The Wayne Christian Youth Sports Association did just that this fall providing an opportunity for play, not only for WCS families but surrounding youth as well.  

“We have approximately 150 kids playing soccer, ages 3-14. Of those, about half are from different schools [non-WCS] or homeschool” reports WCYSA  President Travis Stigge.  “We wanted to have an opportunity to serve the community and open registration up to all kids regardless if they attended WCS.”

The vision was easy but hashing out the details was quite another feat. “Safety and being vigilant about the spread of Covid-19 is a top priority.  We encourage all our players to wear masks on the sidelines and social distance as much as possible. Coaches wear a mask at practice and games” reports Vice President of WCYSA Vice-President Lee Holley.

The overwhelming response also meant a need for volunteers for head coaches, assistant coaches, and team managers. “Thankfully, parents, teachers, and former coaches responded to meet the needs of our players and our community” Stigge states. 

“Coaching is very rewarding, especially when you can see improvement of a player over time and know in a small way you as a coach facilitated that growth,” said Frank Fryar, volunteer coach and secretary of WCYSA.  

The teams were mixed with players from schools all throughout Wayne County with some traveling from surrounding counties to participate. Players were grouped together based on their ages.  

Rosewood parent Vicki Lowery commented, “I appreciate Wayne Christian creating this opportunity for my children to play soccer, especially with virtual schooling and sports cancellations in 2020. They have enjoyed being part of a team again, and I like they are getting physical activity.”  

Although the season is drawing to a close now, the memories, character building, and refinement of soccer skills are the byproducts of all the efforts of the Youth Sports at WCS, volunteers throughout the community, and the hard work of each and every player.  WCYSA is currently exploring plans and ways to participate in winter sports.  For more information about Wayne Christian Youth Sports, check out the school website (www.waynechristian.org) or the Facebook page Wayne Christian School Youth Sports.

Schedule Update for Friday, November 13

Due to the rising flood waters on secondary roads and possible dangerous road conditions, and after consulting local authorities, Wayne Christian School and Childcare Center will operate on a 2-hour delay tomorrow, Friday, November 13. The late start will give our faculty and staff the opportunity to drive to school in the daylight. 

Morning extended care and the childcare center will open at 8:30 am, with K-12th grade classes beginning at 10:00 am. School drop-off will begin at 9:30 am. Middle school and high school students should report to third period to begin the school day. 

Based on reports of potential cresting of the Neuse River tomorrow afternoon, the childcare center and afternoon extended care will close at 4:30. Middle school basketball practices are canceled; however, we are planning to hold sports practices for high school teams (JV and varsity basketball). Parents, please use your judgement for your child’s attendance at practice. Coaches will communicate any changes to the practice schedule. We will evaluate the status of the JV Football Championship game in the morning. 

  • Childcare Hours: 8:30 – 4:30
  • Morning Care: opens at 8:30
  • Drop-Off & Temp Checks: start at 9:30
  • Extended Care closes at 4:30
  • HS Boys Basketball: 3:15 – 5:15
  • HS Girls Basketball: 5:15 – 7:15 (Coach Richards will provide updates if needed)

Annual Fund Challenge

http://www.waynechristian.org/annual-fund/

What is the annual fund?

The annual fund is our annual fundraising goal to cover expenses and extras that are beyond the operating expenses covered by tuition. Just in the last two years, the annual fund has paid for things like:

  • Addition of smart boards for classrooms that did not have one
  • Upgrades to the wifi infrastructure on campus that supports updated technology in our classrooms
  • Roofing repairs on the extended care and administrative buildings
  • Purchase of new laptops for teachers
  • New LED lights all over campus (that cut our electricity bill by over $3000 per month)
  • Picnic tables for students to have outdoor seating at lunch time
  • New cafeteria tables
  • Addition of a weight room for athletes and PE classes

The Challenge

Raise $75,000 towards our annual fund before the end of 2020 to furnish state-of-the-art labs for our students to use for years to come

How can you help?

  1. Visit http://www.waynechristian.org/annual-fund/ to see what you can purchase for the lab. Items in all price points are available.
  2. Consider the WCS annual fund and this project in your end-of-year giving. If you want to talk to somebody about end of year giving, contact Paul Brenner (pbrenner@waynechristian.org) or Melissa Stephens (mstephens@waynechristian.org).

The Lewis Family

Why did you choose WCS for your children?

My wife and I wanted our children to get a good education while getting a biblical worldview education. We knew that WCS could offer that.

What has been your favorite part of your experience at WCS?

FAMILY! Every time we step foot on the WCS campus we feel surrounded by family. Teachers, faculty and staff makes themselves available and exemplifies Christ.

What would you share with other parents who are considering Christian education?

We have taught our children about God since birth. It is important to us to have educators who share the same values as we do. Even the best public schools by law are prohibited to reinforcing the values that we teach at home. WCS shares our same values.

The Byrd Family

Why did you choose WCS for your children?

Before the children started kindergarten, my husband and I  discussed the different options for education.  My husband had taught in the public school system for 11 years and 3 of those years were in our local school that our children would be going to.  Things were just different.  It was not the same learning environment that we had experienced years ago, so we visited other schools.  When I walked into Wayne Christian I felt at home.  As we walked down the hallway, the principal spoke to each child by name and there was a true sense of home and safety as all of their belongings hung on the pegs outside the classroom.

What has been your favorite part of your experience at WCS?

My favorite part of Wayne Christian would be the teachers and the teacher, parent involvement together.  I have always wanted to be a part of my children’s lives (even when they don’t want me) and Wayne Christian encourages that and then helps to encourage independence as a child grows (for parents as well and the kids).  I feel like the teachers care for the children and want to help them learn in a Christian environment.

What would you share with other parents who are considering Christian education?

Academics has always been an important goal for our children, but I would have never guessed the growth that we would receive from WCS as Christians.  Of course there will always be good days and bad days, in anything, but I would, with all of my heart, recommend Wayne Christan to a new family that wants to belong to a larger family.  Wayne Christian has truly been a blessing for our family.