Parents Advancing Westminster
Parents Advancing Westminster (PAW), Westminster’s parent organization, supports the school’s mission and programs through volunteer effort.
PAW is designed to bring Westminster parents together to use their combined gifts, talents, and ideas to serve the school, build Christian community, and further the Westminster vision. If you have a student or have had a student at Westminster, you are PAW!
PAW Board 2020-21
Presidents: Kevin and Lori Shoemaker
Secretaries: Rich and Kim Elias
Chairs of Parent-Led Events: Joe and Mitzi Morici
Chairs of Parent-Supported Events: Granotta Farquharson
Chairs of Parent-Supported Programs: Sam and Anita Chimento
Chairs of Fine Arts: Willie and Melanee May / Jeff and Karen Harper
- I've never heard of PAW. What is it?
Great question! PAW is an acronym for Parents Advancing Westminster. You might think of it as a traditional school’s PTO, though we spend more time and effort serving the school and its many activities, from academics to athletics and the arts. You likely see members of PAW serving at Westminster every time you’re on campus.
- How do I start participating in activities at Westminster?
As a parent at Westminster, you have many opportunities to volunteer for and participate in various school activities. The best way to connect is to contact Lisa Rupprecht in the Advancement Office, who would be happy to discuss how to plug you in at Westminster.
- I work full-time and am not available during the day. Is it still possible for me to get involved?
Yes! Most activities, including athletics or arts events, happen after business hours. We would love for you to join our army of volunteers! There is absolutely a way for you to serve at Westminster even if you have a busy schedule.
- I don't feel particularly connected to Westminster. What can I do to change that?
Volunteering your time and God-given talents is a great way to meet other families and get connected. Contact Lisa Rupprecht to help you find a way to connect that fits your schedule and passion!
- I am neither crafty nor gifted in the kitchen, and my student is not interested in athletics. How can I become involved with PAW?
Easy! PAW is present in many ways at Westminster, whether at Concessions or in the Bookstore; in prayer groups or at the Coffee Bar; from picture-taking to providing support in the testing center. If you have a willing heart, we can find a way to plug you in!