Westy Academy Weekly Newsletter

Week of December 20th, 2021-January 4th 2022

A Message From the Principal...

Welcome to Winter Break! We made it through the first half of the year, and what a whirlwind it has been! Our school and students have had a lot of events happen over the past few months, the school seems to always be busy prepping for the next big thing!

We aren't just talking about events, either! Students have really worked hard during testing, and scores are looking well overall. Students completed testing in STAR and DIBELS, and 8th graders also took the PSAT's.

Overall, I think we can all agree that we are due for some rest and relaxation with family and friends over the next few weeks, as we await 2022.

We truly feel its a blessing to teach, guide, and coach your students each and every day! Thank you all for an amazing first half of the year! Happy Holidays, from our Westy Academy family to yours!


Mr. Warwick

Important Dates and Events

TUESDAY January 4th: First day back from Winter Break

January 7th: Dress Down Day for $1 (always and only the first Friday of the month!)

January 10th: Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm for K-8th; 1:30pm for Pre-K

January 11th: Winning Class Field Trip to Skate City

January 12th:

Costa Rica Travel, class of 2024--Informational Meeting @ 5:30p-6:30p; Mrs. Buchanan's room. ONLY FOR CURRENT 6th graders!

January 12th:

Informational Meeting for US National Student Travel @ 5:30p-6:30p; Ms. Ka's room. ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO WILL BE 11yrs old or turning 11 yrs old in 2023-24 school year!

January 13th: Why Westy? Informational Night for current 7th and 8th graders at 5:00pm at WHS

Student Travel Opportunities!

OWLS! Westy Academy is looking to expand our horizons in traveling opportunities for students, and will be hosting an informational meeting for a possible U.S.A. National Student Trip for next school year!

Eligible students MUST be 11 yrs old or turning 11 yrs old during the 2023-24 school year.

Possible destinations could be anywhere in the US! Imagine the possibilities! If you or your student is interested in this opportunity, please join us on January 12th from 5:30p-6:30p in classroom # 3, Ms. Ka's room.

DON'T MISS! International Travel to Costa Rica! Current 6th graders ONLY!!

Please make sure to attend the informational meeting regarding the 2023-24 International Trip to Costa Rica!

This opportunity is open to all CURRENT 6th GRADERS!

It is very important that students who are interested in traveling abroad are in attendance! Please ask Mrs. Buchanan if you have questions!

January 12th

Mrs. Buchanan's classroom

Why Westy? Informational Night

Dear Future Westy High Wolves (current 7th and 8th grade students),

We are excited to invite you to our “Why Westy” night at 5:00pm on January 13, 2022!

This will be an opportunity for you to tour our building to see our programs that include IB, CTE, PLTW and Creative Arts. During this time you will have an opportunity talk to our students and teachers about them! You will also be able to visit with our Future Center staff to see what great things are in store for you at Westy!

Make sure you bring your appetite because you and your family will be served dinner from our brand new food truck, Wolf Bites!!! Also you will have free entry into our Westy Boys Basketball game as we invite you to come and support our Wolves in the gym at 7pm as they take on Lakewood High School. During the game we will have door prizes and giveaways to load you up on Westy Gear! It will be a night to learn about Westy and what our family is all about!

Kiffany Kiewiet

Principal, Westminster High School

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Spring Music Performances Are Scheduled!

The students are already preparing for some awesome music performances for the Spring! Ms. Grenham is hard at work to make sure to provide amazing musical evenings for parents to enjoy. Please note the below performances for your students!

Primary Parents-- Please fill out the form below to sign up for costumes and speaking parts for the upcoming performances in March! If families are not able to make or purchase a costume, a prop or mask will be provided, but please fill out the forms anyway so we can plan and get everything we need. Thank you!

March 9th: Zoo-rific! @ 5:30pm; Mrs. Anderson and Mr. Moore's classes


March 16th: A Farmer's Life @ 5:30pm; Ms. Hurrle and Mrs. Barnett's classes


April 27th: Earth, Sky, and Spirit @ 5:30pm; ALL INTERMEDIATE CLASSES-- Mr. Byrd, Mrs. Voss, Ms. Ka & Mr. Viglione's classes