Mrs. East first graders are hard at work today. Bible, Reading, Phonics and Math all being done through distance learning. Way to go students and parents! ⭐️
The WCA Athletic Department is proud to announce Danielle White’s signing with Southeastern University’s Women’s Volleyball Team. Dani is a prime example of hard work, persistence, and talent. We are thankful to be a part of her Bulldog years and look forward to cheering her on with SEU Fire Volleyball. Great job Dani!
My heart is full today! Seeing my K4 loves learning and growing in academics at home! Learning can happen anywhere with any materials you have! You can learn by finding letters or words around the house, practicing writing letters/numbers/blends in shaving cream or counting sticks and sorting by size! Remember.. learning should be FUN!
7th graders Holly Hutcherson and Anne Rylee Adkins FaceTime while completing a group devotional on the Bible app. They were challenged to do something new to stretch their brain or connect with friends in a different way by one of their teachers, and this is what they came up with! We love how our WCA students are pulling together and still connecting during this challenging time.
A 4th Grader just shared “Virtual Field trips.” He has already “gone on” one and loved it. Enjoy!! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YnF-o-nJ1To&list=PLQQCJD49IsgVCax5va_voFH5MJ255zZNa
ABCmouse. https://www.ageoflearning.com/school_closure_pdf/ProductDetails_All.pdf School code is: SCHOOL7771 This is a great website to help our students. This is a free website to help with School closures. You may add three children.
Fun FREE learning experiences for preschool and elementary! Scholastic has provided a book a day for a 10 day period along with fun, educational videos and activities to continue learning and fun at home! https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html?caching
Our class had another adventurous week! We acted out the story of "Feeding of the Five Thousand." We had frog eggs in our science center. Our class experimented with air and wind. We use a hair dryer to blow a feather and ping pong ball up on the air. We made parachutes to test in the wind. Our soldiers that are tied on them are to remind us to PRAY for our troops
“AArrgghh Where My Treasure Be?!” 🏴☠️ Today Mrs. Beach’s class were pirates! They made treasure maps in their fine motor journals. First they practiced writing x’s to mark the treasure and then S’s to mark the start. After, they cut squares to make the path their pirates needed to follow to lead them to their pirate treasure! 💰
Our JV and Varsity basketball awards were presented to these high school students tonight for their dedication and performance during the 2019-2020 basketball season. We are so very proud of each of our teams and players for their hard work and excellent seasons! Go Bulldogs!🎉🎉 (not pictured: Alannah Kelly)
3rd grade acts of kindness
Bulldog nation is heading to Timberlake tonight to face our all time rivals for a chance to go to the VACA State finals! Boys game is set for 8:00. Wear red and black!
This talented group of girls along with Coach Annette Payne received some FANTASTIC news today! They have qualified for the STATE TOURNAMENT, and will play their first round game at the beginning of next week. So proud of this resilient, tough group of girls, and looking forward to seeing them play again! GO BULLDOGS 🎉
The Westover Christian Academy Bulldogs won on Senior Night 77-57 vs. Rockingham Rage.All six seniors scored for WCA. The bulldogs had 5 players in double figures led by Senior Jezekiah Morris who had 16. WCA was hot in the first half scoring 41 points and holding the Rage to 22. Things tightened up in the mid-fourth quarter as the Rage cut the lead as low as 5. WCA pulled away with a 24 point 4th quarter explosion. Senior Austin Salmon had a big night with 11 points including 2 three’s in the first quarter. Senior Dawson Booth had a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds along with 2 blocks and 3 steals. Isaac Motley had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Josh Lewis had 10 points and 8 rebounds to go with 5 blocks. Matt Moore came off the bench with great hustle and scored 6 points all in the second quarter. Dylan Aaron had 5 points. Seniors Austin Carroll and Jimmy Zheng added 2 apiece. Bulldogs are now 14-4 for the regular season. VACA SE District champions and awaits the first round regional opponent for next week. Rage 9 13 20 15 WCA 17 24 12 24
Mrs. Perez’s class was gifted these books!!! Thank you so much!!!
Have you ever wanted to eat LOTS of cupcakes?! Our mystery reader brought a fun Pink-a-licious book about a girl who LOVED pink and LOVED cupcakes! Everyone loved hearing how she turned pink... and enjoyed yummy pink cupcakes themselves!! Thank you Mrs. Lackey for making reading such a fun learning experience!
Basketball Games for tonight have been cancelled. Senior Night will be Monday, February 10 @ 6:15 pm
And it’s a big WIN for our JV and Varsity Boys against Roanoke Valley Tonight! Go Bulldogs!🎉
Fine motor muscles at work in K4! Today Mrs. Beach’s class had a STICKER PARTY! During journal time they had to use their fine motor muscles to peel stickers and push them onto their journals. Preschool is the perfect time for these fun, yet meaningful activities to bring finger strength so they will be ready for writing in kindergarten!
Hip Hip Hooray! It’s the 100th Day! Mrs. Beach and Mrs. Porterfield’s class had fun celebrating the 100th day! They had fun 100th day stations, made 100th day T-shirts, and had some yummy 100th day treats! Our goal at WCA Preschool is to create a FUN learning environment where students fall in LOVE with learning!
Danville, The Westover Christian Academy varsity boys basketball team returned home after seven straight games on the road. The Bulldogs won against district rival Timberlake. Final score was 71 to 29. Timberlake was without two starters which slowed the tornado attack considerably. However Joe Bledsoe of Timberlake had 19 points in spite of constant defensive pressure. Westover was led in scoring by Dylan Aron and Josh Lewis both had 16. Dylan was a perfect seven for seven from the field. Dylan also had five rebounds three assists and three deflection’s. Josh also had 16 points on seven of ten shooting from the field. Josh had 8 rebounds. The undermanned tornadoes fought hard in the first quarter but trailed 20 to 12. Westover would stretch its lead with an 18 to 2 run in the 2nd quarter. And had the game basically in hand throughout the third and fourth quarter. Westover had several players get in the act on the score board tonight including Jezekiah Morris who hit three threes and totaled out for 11 points, he also had three assists and won the homecoming king! Isaac Motley who was also on the homecoming coming court scored six points. Noah Burton had four. Austin Salmon, Jimmy Zhang and Austin Carroll all hit three point shots. Chris Miller had 8 points. Dawson Booth had 4 points and 7 rebounds. WCA is now 10-4 overall and 7-0 in the VACA SE District. The bulldogs have doubled their win total from last year. WCA will return home to face SWVHS on Tuesday at 7:30.
Hot Diggity Dog... It’s Mystery Reader Time! Micah’s daddy came to Mrs. Beach and Mrs. Porterfield’s class at the Mystery Reader to read a book about a messy, but playful doggy! Everyone enjoyed listening to the story and their tasty doggy treats! Thank you Mr. Payne for making reading and learning fun!
WCA Homecoming 2020 is tomorrow night. Games are at 4:00 & 6:00 pm. Come out and support the Bulldogs and stay to watch the Homecoming King & Queen 2020 be crowned!
Danville, The Westover Christian Academy JV Boys Basketball team took to the floor Tuesday evening, albeit later than expected, against the Bishops of Virginia Episcopal School. The squad the Bulldogs faced was actually VES's Varsity B team made up of 11th and 12th graders. The Bulldogs fell behind early on a backdoor layup 2-0 before going on a scoring barrage of their own to the tune of 14-0 to build their 12 point advantage. The Bishops scored again before Neal Talbott hit a shot at the quarter buzzer to put Westover ahead 16-5 after one quarter. The Bulldogs would use their superior depth to their advantage throughout the contest subbing frequently while keeping the Bishops off balance. The 2nd quarter would see WCA run beautiful halfcourt offense which resulted in backdoor layups from Aaron Salmon and Blake Barber, while another set saw Conner White make a sweet drive to the bucket for 2 more points. The two teams would head into halftime with the Bishops down 29-13. Second half action would be very similar to the first half with Westover controlling action throughout and rotating players often. WCA was led in scoring by Isaac Von Eime who had 15 points. Aaron Salmon had 7 points while Tyler Hughes and Bailey McDowell each had 5. Blake Barber and Dallas Wheeler both had 4 while Ashton Bettendorf had 3. Conner White and Neal Talbott chipped in with 2 apiece. With the win WCA improves to 7-1 on the season. We are not back in action until next Tuesday when we take on SVHS at home. Practice tomorrow 3-4:30
The Westover Christian Academy varsity boys basketball team picked up another district win. Isaac Motley was tasked with guarding Temple’s best player Garrison Green who has averaged 19 points on the year Isaac was able to hold him to just four field goals. Matthew Moore came off the bench to have the best game of his career hitting three three-pointers for a total of 10 points on the night. He also had three assists and two steals. Josh Lewis kept up his consistent play with a 19 point outing. Dawson Booth had a good defensive night having four rebounds an assist and two blocks. Dylan Aron had 10 points, 9 rebounds and three assists. Jezekiah Morris added six points and Isaac Motley had four, Noah Burton added Four as well. Austin Salmon had one. The Bulldogs had an outstanding overall defense of effort holding the Crusaders to no more than 10 points in a quarter. The first quarter limiting them to five points and holding them to 36 for the night. 13 of the Crusaders 36 points came at the free-throw line. Westover will be back at home Friday night after playing the last seven games on the road the Bulldogs will be looking forward to returning to the dog pound! Homecoming game this Friday night starts at 6 PM. WCA 8 18 21 9. TC. 5 10 11 10 56-36 final score WCA 9-4, 6-0 in SE District Get Outlook for iOS
The Westover middle school boys basketball team played the Temple Christian Crusaders on Tuesday night. Westover began the game firing on all cylinders and quickly took a 15 to 2 lead. From there the Bulldogs focused heavily on distributing the ball to each of their teammates and finished the first half with a score of 19 to 9. Westover maintained a comfortable lead throughout the game and before the game ended 10 out of 12 of Westover’s players had scored. A strong team effort gave the Bulldogs their third straight win with a final score of 33-18. Blake Johnson led in scoring with 14 points. The Bulldog’s record is now 6-3.
Final score WCA 59 TImberlake 50 Forest, VA The Westover Christian Academy varsity boys basketball team started the night against District Rivals Timberlake down 16-6. After a time out the bulldogs battled but were still down 19-8 at the quarter break. The second quarter the WCA offense was sparked by junior Chris Miller who hit 5 points in the quarter and Aaron Haley who hit 2 buckets right at the end of the half. The bulldogs had cut the lead 30-28 going into the break. WCA locked down the defense in the third quarter holding the tornadoes to 4 points before Timberlake hit a running 3 pointer at the buzzer, cutting WCA’s 4 point lead to 1. The WCA offense exploded for 21 points behind a superb outing by Josh Lewis who had 8 in the quarter and 20 on the game. Shooting 9-18 from the field. Josh had 5 rebounds and 4 blocks as well. Dylan Aaron had been held scoreless until halftime. He erupted for 13 points 12 rebounds, 4 assists in the second half. Isaac Motley had 13 points. Dawson Booth had 10 rebounds. WCA out scored the Tornados 21-14 in the fourth quarter. WCA outscored Timberlake 51-32 over the final 3 frames. WCA is now 8-4. Undefeated in the district 6-0. WCA will travel to Temple Tuesday night at 8:00.
I took this off of Facebook today. Very well said. Thank you to so many people involved to make Winter-blast so special for our young players and cheerleaders. . Dylan and I volunteered to coach a 4th through 6th grade team at WCA’s winter blast this year. If anybody needs to smile and just plain feel good about life come on out on Saturday Morning and watch these kids play. It is pure love for a game at its core! One of our players told me before we started “Coach this is the best day of my life, my first basketball game!” Our job is not so much to teach X’s and O’s but to make sure that love of the game never wavers as they get older. We took the L today but played hard and never gave up!!!
The Westover middle school boys played against Sacred Heart School on Thursday evening and came away with a decisive victory! The Bulldogs came out strong and took a commanding lead with a score of 26-10 after the first half. Westover had 8 different players score in Thursday night’s game and were led in scoring by Anderson Nance who scored 22; just shy of half of the team’s total points! The Westover boys won the game with a final score of 45-25. The middle school boys record now stands at 4-3.
Term 3 is ending, and these 8th graders have worked hard in Technology. They have demonstrated their proficiency in using https://kidblog.org, coding through https://scratch.mit.edu, putting an animated clip through https://www.powtoon.com/home/?, and creating a resourceful website for teachers/parents through http://students.weebly.com. You may access some of the websites they created: http://uisarat.weebly.com, http://akendrick62406.weebly.com, http://thedoct0r.weebly.com, http://biggiequeso.weebly.com, and http://rhirhi-is-awesome.weebly.com.
From Coach Reynolds Danville, The Westover Christian Academy JV Boys Basketball team was back in action, for the first game out of Christmas break, to take on the Grizzlies of Clover Garden School in a non conference game Monday evening. The Bulldogs won the opening tip, but failed to score on their first possession and then promptly rotated too slowly on defense and gave up a corner 3 to give Clover Garden an early 3-0 lead. This would, however, prove to be the Grizzlies only lead of the game as Westover went on a 13-1 run to close the quarter up 13-4. The Bulldogs were sparked by their full court defense which Clover Garden struggled with throughout the first half. WCA was able to force the Grizzlies into numerous turnovers leading to some transition opportunities. The 2nd quarter would witness the Bulldogs stretch their lead out to 15 by halftime at 24-9. The third quarter would be the best for Westover as they outscored their opponents 15-8 and ended the frame up 22 at 39-17. The beginning of the 4th period saw WCA stretch out their lead to 25 points at 48-23 before the Grizzlies scored the final 10 points of the game. The Bulldogs had their best shooting game of the season from behind the arc going an outstanding 8-17 for 47%. WCA was led in scoring by Isaac VonEime who had 13 points, 4 deflections and 2 steals. Ashton Bettendorf had 9 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks, while Blake Barber came off the bench to score 9 points. Luke Barber and Tyler Hughes both had 6 points on 2 made 3's apiece. Dallas Wheeler had 5 points. With the win WCA improves to 5-1 on the season. We are back in action Friday night on the road at 5pm against the Tornados of Timberlake Christian. The two teams met back on December 5th with the Bulldogs winning 61-31.
From Head Basketball Coach Jim Barber with the Westover Christian Academy Bulldogs: Freshman Josh Lewis, was named second team all-tournament at the Harry Johnson Classic Tournament during Christmas break. Congratulations Josh.
Your Westover Christian middle school girls basketball team came from eight down and one with one second left 19 to 18. Chloe Smith have a foul shot with one second left. And outstanding defense of effort in the second half totally shut the other team down. IOur record now stands at five and two.
WCA Basketball wins 64-26 Danville, The Westover Christian Academy varsity boys basketball team won it’s fifth game of the season against district opponent Temple from Madison Heights, Virginia. Temple is coached by former WCA coach Jacob Parr. Both teams started the game very cold from a shooting standpoint at the end of the first quarter the score was 6 to 5. Dawson Booth had all six of WCA‘s points as he would end up with 10 points on the night along with nine rebounds, one assist and two steals. Westover was also plagued with turnovers in the first half committing nine. Westover gained some offensive momentum in the second quarter going up on Temple 22 to 16. But could not seem to pull away from the crusaders. Noah Burton and Jezekiah Morris helped spur the second quarter rally Jezekiah scored 6 of his 17 points including connecting on 5-3 point shots. Morris was five for eight from three-point range for the night. He was the leading scorer for the night and he also provided three steals. Noah ended the night with 7 points, 2 blocks and 2 steals. After some halftime adjustments the Bulldogs began to full-court press. WCA would explode for 30 points in the quarter while holding Temple to just 8. Temple would only score two more points in the fourth quarter as Westover backed out of its full court press but maintained a good solid defense. Closing out the second half on a 42 to 10 run. WCA got solid performances out of Josh Lewis who had nine points and nine rebounds and threw in a block and a steal as well. Dylan Aron had 10 points and seven assists, one block and two steals to strengthen the WCA attack. Austin Salmon came off the bench to score 4 points. Isaac Motley had four assists that help sparked the third-quarter rally. The Bulldogs only had one turnover in the second half as they continue their unselfish play. Isaac Motley also had five rebounds. Ben Fields was the leading scorer for Temple he had 10 points. Chris Miller also added five points in the fourth quarter for WCA. 5-1 WCA will travel to Chatham to face the Tigers of Hargrave Military Academy on Tuesday at 6:15. 5 11 8 2 6 16 30 12 Practice 1:15-3:00 tomorrow.
Good morning all! Come out this afternoon at 4 o’clock and support your middle school Lady Bulldogs as they look to go 5-1this season as they take on the Crusaders from Temple Christian school at 4 PM in our gym. Go Bulldogs!
In between classes yesterday, I was walking down this hall behind two high school girls when I heard one of them say to the other with completely sincerity, "I'll be praying!" Hearing something like that in contrast to what I would likely hear in any other high school hallway makes all the difference. ❤
During this Advent season, hope, love, peace, and joy are our focus. Today the sweet 3rd graders in Mrs. Owen's class left me a lovely note, bringing me great joy. I later heard they did this during their free play time. I am always grateful for these random acts of kindness. It is a gift to care for the students at WCA!
The Westover Christian Academy boys basketball team was back at home tonight for a district contest with the Faith-Hurt Lions. WCA was led by Dylan Aron who had 17 points, 13 of those in the third quarter. WCA started the game a little shaky on defense but was able to go up 20 to 12 because of very efficient offense. The Bulldogs locked down on defense for quarters number two and three holding the lions to five points in the second quarter to go up at the half 33 to 17. The Bulldogs continued to clamp down in a man-to-man defense throughout the third-quarter holding the Lions to six points and scoring 22 to put things out of reach. Faith would get hot in the 4th quarter hitting 18 points but WCA was still able to win handily. Final score 71-41 in a complete team victory Josh Lewis was the second leading scorer for Westover he had 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 assists. Jezekiah Morris had 9 points and 4 rebounds. Dawson Booth had 4 points and led the team with 10 rebounds. Chris Miller had 8 points, 2 assists, along with two steals. Senior Captain Austin Salmon had four assists. Noah Burton added 5 points and 4 assists. Aaron Haley had a breakout performance tonight with 9 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists for the junior. Isaac Motley chipped in 2 points and had 2 assists as well. Matt Moore had a three point shot in the fourth quarter. This improves the Bulldogs record to 4-1, 4-0 in VACA. WCA will face another district game Friday night at 8 o’clock against Temple Christian.
Lynchburg The Westover Christian Academy varsity boys basketball team lost its first game Friday night at New Covenant. This was WCA‘s first game in two weeks. The rust was very evident in the first quarter, the Bulldogs fell behind 22 to 9 trying to play man to man defense. The Bulldogs were unable to hold down New Covenant’s best player Jaden Walker who scored 32 points on the night, 25 in the first half. WCA would trail by as much as 24 points before making a run at the end of the first half to cut it to an 18 point lead 42 to 24 at the half. The Bulldogs went into a 3-2 quarter court press and was able to contain the gryphons for the second half holding New Covenant to 25 total points. The Bulldogs cut the lead as low as eight before losing the game by 11. WCA was led by Dylan Aron who had 17 points seven rebounds Dylan connected on three three-pointers. Jezekiah Morris kept WCA in the game in the second half hitting 5-3 pointers to keep the game within reach. WCA was plagued by turnovers all night committing 14 turnovers and missing 8 free throws. Noah Burton also added 10 points and Josh Lewis added 9. Dawson Booth had 8 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Dawson also had three points. Chris Miller chipped in two points as well. The Bulldogs will be at home against district opponent Faith-Hurt on Tuesday night at 7 o’clock. WCA is 3-1 overall and 3-0 in the VACA
The WCA middle school girls took on new covenant tonight in our gym and came away with a 24 to 9 victory. Emily Evans led all scores 11 points followed by Skyla Goddard with six, Rihanna Smith have four, and Brooke Barrington have four.Way to go lady Bulldogs! Our record is now 4-1 for the young season.
Danville, The Westover Christian Academy JV Boys Basketball team was back in action Thursday evening against the Tornados of Timberlake Christian School and came away with a convincing 61-31 victory. WCA last played two weeks ago on the road against Dayspring Christian and hadn't been able to practice since Monday. The layoff did seem to effect the Bulldogs early with some sloppy passes and unforced errors, however they were able to race out to an early 11-1 lead with high pressure defense in the full court. Those sloppy passes would enable TCS to hang around into the 2nd quarter before the Bulldogs put the clamps down defensively to go up by 24 points at halftime, 39-15. The Bulldogs started the 3rd quarter in a man-to-man defense and the Tornados managed to bank in 2 three pointers to force the Bulldogs to adjust their defense to eliminate the threat from downtown. The two teams would actually trade baskets throughout the frame and both scored 13 points for a margin of 52-28 heading into the final stanza. All 13 of the Bulldogs players would see game action tonight and 11 of 13 would score with all players contributing. Westover would get up by over 30 points which triggered an automatic running clock for the remainder of the game and the Bulldogs cruised to a 30 point win 61-31. WCA was led in scoring by Ashton Bettendorf who had 12 points and 6 steals. Luke Barber had 9 points going 3 of 4 from behind the arc, while Blake Barber played awesome coming off the bench to score 8 points, collect 7 steals and draw a charge when we were already up by 25. Tyler Hughes got his first action of the season scoring 7 points, Bailey McDowell had 5 points while Isaac Von Eime, Brayden Bortz, Dallas Wheeler and Matthew Millner all had 4 points apiece. Aaron Salmon and Neal Talbott both chipped in with 2 points. With the win WCA improves to 3-0 (3-0 VACA) on the season. We are back in action tomorrow night on the road against former VACA foe the Gryphons of New Covenant School at 5:30pm.
The Westover Middle school boys faced off against the Timberlake Christian Tornadoes on Thursday night. The Bulldogs struggled early to get their shots to fall while the Tornadoes took an early lead in the first quarter. Westover continued to fight and closed the gap ending the first half only down by one point with a score of 13-14. Westover came out of halftime and jumped to a three point lead but could not hang for long due to several players being in foul trouble. A hard fought game ultimately ended in Westover’s first loss of the season with a final score of 29-34. The Bulldogs are now 2-1. -- Jon Ragan
Westover Middle School girls took to the court for their first home game and came away with a resounding 30-7 victory. WCA’s defense kept their opponent from running any type of offense while scoring eight points in transition. WCA was led by Emily Evans with 14 points and followed by Skyla Goddard with 11. Also scoring and playing tough defense was Addy Nelson with one point, Brooke Barrington contributed two and had three steals, Rhianna Smith scored two. Chloe Smith and Michelle Jennings’s defense was outstanding. Our next game is a Friday home game against New Covenant. Starting time is 4:30.