Upper School News
Volume 4 Issue 7
October 21 End of 1st Marking Period
October 23 BBC/WSCA Meeting, 6PM Auditorium
October 24 Grand Canyon University Visit
October 27 Financial Aid Night, 6:30PM Santos Center
October 27 School Picture Makeup
October 30 BBC/WSCA Meeting, 6PM Auditorium
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
TBD Soccer - CCAC West:Boys Varsity Quarterfinals TBA vs. TBA @ TBA
4:00pm Soccer - CCAC West:Boys MS Game Lancaster Country Day @ Lancaster Country Day School
4:00pm Soccer - CCAC West:Girls MS Game Lancaster Country Day @ Lancaster Country Day School
4:00pm Volleyball:Girls JV Game Lititz Christian @ Lititz Christian School
4:00pm Volleyball - CCAC West:Girls MS Game vs. Covenant Christian Academy @ West Shore Christian Academy
5:00pm Volleyball:Girls Varsity Game Lititz Christian @ Lititz Christian School
Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
5:30pm Volleyball:Girls JV Game Upper Dauphin @ Upper Dauphin High School
6:30pm Volleyball:Girls Varsity Game Upper Dauphin @ Upper Dauphin High School
7:15pm Soccer - CCAC West:Boys Varsity Semi-finals TBA @ Mount Calvary Christian School
Friday, Oct 21, 2016
4:00pm Soccer - CCAC West:Boys MS Game (Rescheduled from 09-30-16) Covenant Christian Academy @ Veterans Park - Susquehanna Township
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016
7:00pm Soccer - CCAC West:Boys Varsity Championships TBA vs. TBA @ Lancaster Mennonite High School
Leadership Opportunity for Sophomores
Art Class Fundraiser
by creating student made Christmas Cards through Mountain Color/My Cards.
Your child will shortly be learning about card design, production, and the
printing process in art class. They will learn about these concepts by
creating a Christmas greeting card with the option for families to purchase
them in time to send the card to your loved ones for Christmas.
Each card will be a full colored reproduction of the student’s design on
premium card stock with his or her name on the back!
Purchasing your child’s card is optional but the Art Department will receive
$3.00 for every box that is sold! If you decide to purchase a box, you will
receive 10 (4x5) greeting cards for $14.95. You will be getting more
information as well as an order envelope shortly!
Thank you so much for your consideration in supporting your child’s creative
Arts Education; as well as your unwavering support and your investment in
your student’s learning and future at WSCA!
Attention all skiers and snowboarders!
BBC Information Meetings
Bible Baptist Church will be holding two information sessions regarding the proposed acquisition with the Christian Schools Association of Greater Harrisburg (CSAGH). Both sessions will take place in the BBC church sanctuary and WSCA school parents are invited to attend. Meeting dates, time, and topics are below:
- October 23, 6pm - Session will cover due diligence educational report on HCS and WSCA (this will compare the two schools in regards to academics, staffing, etc.)
- October 30, 6pm - Session will include a presentation from CSAGH/HCS on their vision and strategic plan.
PSAT (Grades 9-11)
Financial Aid Night
- What to expect when transitioning from high school to college.
- Why published costs may not be as important as you think.
- Tips about the FAFSA and its importance to you.
- What COA, OOP, EFC, need-met and gift-aid ratios are, and how they apply to you.
- How to improve your student's odds of graduating in four years.
- And much more!
For more information, download the College Planning Strategies Workshop flyer. To RSVP, contact the upper school office.
Important Yearbook Notice
Picture Day is fast-approaching (Monday, October 17) and yearbook ordering will not be far behind! There are some changes to be aware of with the transition to Lifetouch this year. With the addition of the 6th grade class to the Upper School, the 6th grade will be included in the Upper School Yearbook and NOT the Lower School yearbook as they have in the past. Also, in an effort to continue keeping tuition rates as affordable as possible, the school will not order yearbooks in bulk. Instead, all sales will be done online so the school will not have extra copies. If you do not order a book for your child, your child will not be receiving a yearbook. Additionally, families have the option for several add-ons (names inscribed on books, printed on the front cover, etc.) and packages including multiple upgrades at a discounted price. A web link will be coming shortly via e-mail and flyers will also be sent home with students. The cost of a softcover Upper School yearbook this year will be $45 with the option to upgrade to hardcover for an additional $5. You will be receiving information on how to easily order and pay for your yearbook via email through the Lifetouch portal. There will be two opportunities to buy books; an autumn sale (flyers will be sent home in November) and a spring sale (for those who have not yet ordered.). Yearbooks will arrive towards the end of May in time for students to get autographs.
We need your help as parents and volunteers. This year, we can accept any pictures you take during sporting events or school activities which you believe might be something we could include in the yearbook. You can upload pictures for the yearbook staff to access through the website “community.lifetouch.com” and by using the code for our school. The Upper School code is MVQGVU. The Lower School code is YKWHKV. Once you have uploaded the pictures, please select an appropriate folder so the yearbook staff can further organize and arrange the pictures. A tutorial is available within the above mentioned website.
Register your Giant A+ Rewards Card
Once you're finished registering or when you've helped a friend or family member register, please comment below to let us know!
Parents Prayer Time
College Visits (for Juniors and Seniors only)
- Monday, October 24th-Grand Canyon University
- Tuesday, October 25th-York College
- Tuesday, November 8th-Geneva College
Interested students should sign up in the office and obtain a pass for the time of the visit. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Werner at 737-3550 x.150.
Part-time Position Available
The registration form can be downloaded from their page, just scroll down to the bottom and look for the link.
Lost and Found
Below are a few scholarship search engines you can use to find scholarships:
Good “How To” Resources for College Scholarships and Student Loans
The following site is a new (and free) video course titled Searching for Scholarships 101 Video Course:
The information includes:
- What are Scholarships?
- What Are the Different Kinds of Scholarships?
- How to Find Scholarships
- How to Apply for Scholarships - Essay Tips
- How to Apply for Scholarships - Letter of Recommendation Tips
- Avoiding Scholarship Scams
Each video is about 1.5 - 2 minutes long and includes an accompanying text section as well. This may make the scholarship search process easier for students, parents, and families. Additionally, below is a link to a private student loans guide. The videos are ad free and helpful to anyone planning on going to college. Obviously scholarships are better than student loans, but the information may be useful for the now 7 out of 10 graduates (and their families) leaving campus with student loan debt.