We ask that you and your student(s) review this handbook and become familiar with the policies and procedures that will guide our year together. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Campus Cuisine is now offering highly nutritional snacks from its new After School Fuel menu.
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Any leadership position is a ministry and service to others by being a role model of living and growing in the grace and wisdom of God. Students interested in leadership are required to fill out a leadership application. The names of all potential candidates for any leadership position at Westminster will be submitted to the faculty for evaluation. All leaders chosen are committed to a leadership contract and must participate in the Leadership Retreat.Opportunities
Grade Level: 10-12
Sponsor: Matt DeJong
Selection: Chosen by Matt DeJong and a committee of adult faculty and current senior band members, with application, interview, and audition
Requirements: Musical talent; ability to direct and lead entire community in worship; weekly practice, weekly chapel, time for committee meetings; a teachable, cooperative spirit for a variety of worship styles
Chapel Leadership Team
Grade Level: 10-12
Sponsors: Mike Berttucci and Nick Gray
Selection: Chosen by Mike Berttucci and Nick Gray, with application and interview
Requirements: Plan overall chapel theme; participate in leading chapel; contact potential speakers; meet weekly with the chapel leadership team; pray for faculty, staff, and students throughout the year
Peer Counselors (PCs)
Grade Level: 11-12
Sponsors: Craig Walseth and Annie Sullivan
Selection: The PC sponsor(s) select the new PCs via a written application that includes a testimony and a self-evaluation. An interview and teacher recommendation are also required.
Requirements: Participating juniors and seniors must enjoy working with 7th and 8th graders. They must also accept the responsibility of being a godly role model. They must be students who are known as honest, caring, morally upright, mature, and responsible. Leadership ability, a cooperative spirit and, most of all, a servant’s heart are also highly valued in a peer counselor. PCs will be expected to attend a weekly meeting and to plan and execute weekly meetings with their groups.
Grade Level: 11-12
Sponsor: Chrissy Guerra
Selection: The peer counselor sponsor(s) select the new fresh connectors, as this leadership position is an offshoot from the peer counseling leadership role. This selection process will be done via a written application that includes a testimony and a self-evaluation. An interview and teacher recommendation are also required. The number selected is dependent upon the number of new students enrolled in the freshman class.
Requirements: Participating juniors and seniors must enjoy working with new freshman students and have a heart for inclusion. They must be godly role models and be known as honest, caring, morally upright, mature, and responsible. Leadership ability, a cooperative spirit and, most of all, a servant’s heart are also highly valued in a fresh connector. Fresh connectors will be expected to attend a weekly meeting during Advisory. They will meet weekly with their new freshmen during the first quarter and once a month from then on out throughout the school year. They will attend New Student Orientation and the Freshman Retreat.
Spirit Week Steering Committee
Grade Level: 9-12
Sponsor: Sara LaBarre
Selection: Application, recommendation, and interview by class teacher/leader. There are one or two members per grade in grades 9-12.
Requirements: The Spirit Week Committee meets weekly from August through February to plan Spirit Week in a way that builds class pride through vigorous but friendly competition against other classes. Each day’s activities increase class pride, involvement, and enthusiasm. All activities fit with the mission of Westminster to honor Jesus Christ.
Grade Level: 9-12
Sponsor: Peggy Johnson
Selection: Application, teacher recommendation, and interview. Current ambassador leadership team members aid in the selection process.
Requirements: An ambassador serves as an authorized student representative to adults and students who are seeking information about our school community. Participants should enjoy meeting new people and engage in positive conversation about the Westminster program. Good communication skills and manners are highly valued in this leadership position. They must understand this is a service commitment to God first and secondly to the Westminster community. Ambassadors should have a general knowledge of all facets of the school including spiritual life, academics, and co-curricular activities. Ambassadors will attend meetings during Advisory to discuss and plan for events such as Open House, Orientation, IGNite, etc. They must commit to serve at selected school events that are for the most part not during school hours. Between hosting events, ambassadors will serve by writing welcome notes to prospective students, express great esprit de corps for Westminster among the student body, and assist as needed.
Student Leadership Team
Grade Level: 9-12
Sponsors: Susie Brown, Ashley Woodall, Rebecca Zylstra, Gina Butterfield, Kelly Gilbert, Dan Burke
Selection: Application, recommendation, and interview by class teacher/leader. There are 8-10 student leadership team members per grade in grades 9-12.
Requirements: Weekly meetings during Advisory, leading neighborhood meetings, planning/organizing/implementing any social or service activities for class and/or school community. All members must work as a team with advisors to present unified, positive, and acceptable plans to the class and carry them out. Team members provide leadership for the student body through school-wide activities. They must be committed to Carnival, Christmas Celebration, Spirit Week, ITSOG, Junior Senior Banquet, Senior Retreat, Teacher Appreciation, and service events.
National Honor Society (NHS)
Grade Level: 10-12
Sponsors: Gina Butterfield and Sara Schwamb
Selection: Application, recommendation, interview
Requirements: Officers must have the ability to lead our National Honor Society in a variety of ways. Officers will help select and plan the NHS whole group service projects and help lead on service days. Officers perform administrative tasks such as creating memos, mailing letters, collecting member dues, and tracking service hours. NHS officers also organize and speak in the induction ceremony in the fall.
Grade Level: 10-12
Sponsors: Varies by club
Selection: Club officers are appointed by the club sponsor or elected by the club membership.
Requirements: Officers must be members in good standing the year prior to becoming an officer. They work with the club sponsor to plan and carry out club activities. They must be able to function as a team leader for students and as a point of contact with faculty/parent leadership.
Westminster affirms that it was God’s intent for the world to be a diverse place (Genesis 9:19). We also believe God’s intent is that his Church, in the name of Christ, would include people from every nation, tribe, people, and language (Revelation 7:9). Therefore, Westminster will strive to be a place where diversity is pursued, embraced, and valued.
Our approach to diversity at Westminster is to build a diverse school and culture that reflects the Kingdom of God. Our goal is to cultivate a school culture that embraces cultural, ethnic, denominational, and learning differences.
The Hub offers a range of computer resources, as well as dynamic databases including ProQuest, SIRS Researcher, Oxford Reference Online, Opposing Viewpoints, CultureGrams, Student Resource Center, eLibrary, Historical Newspapers, and JSTOR. Other resources include periodicals, books, and non-print items.Resources
Database password information is located in Veracross in Links, Forms, and Documents.
ProQuest Platinum is an online database that includes nearly 2,300 magazines indexed, many magazines with full text articles, approximately 40 newspapers (national, international, and regional), and a religious collection of periodicals with about 50 additional magazines. (view on campus)
Oxford Reference Online brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works containing well over 60,000 pages into a single cross-searchable resource.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
Student Resource Center: Junior is a fully integrated database containing thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of more than 300 magazines, newspapers, more than 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio and video clips. Restricted to the Middle School.
Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Find hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique “perspectives” articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia – including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs – enhance each portal.
JSTOR provides full-text articles to academic journals – some as old as 100 years.
Q: What are the hours of the Academic Hub?
A: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Q: How long may I keep a checked-out book?
A: Books may be checked out for two weeks and can always be renewed unless someone else needs the title.
Q: How much does it cost to make copies on the Academic Hub copier?
A: For students, the cost is $.10/side.
Items for sale, in addition to course-required books, include P.E. clothing, school supplies, and Westminster logo clothing and gifts. All Bookstore profits are used to operate the school and provide a world-class Christian education for our students.Learn more about the Bookstore
Monday-Wednesday and Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Volunteers help to operate the Bookstore. Our volunteers commit to a 2 ½-3-hour shift twice a month for the entire school year. If you are interested in becoming one of our volunteers, please contact Bookstore Manager Diane Miller.