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.
Westover Christian Academy will be closed tomorrow. Parents and families of the school, please check your email for details.
Winter Blast information booklet is available in our "Documents" folder or simply click this link. https://5il.co/bjvt
Core pillars of WCA Soccer- CHRIST, Coachability, Commitment, and creating a culture of winning! Congratulations to the entire WCA Bulldog soccer team finishing with 13-4-1 record this season. Also congratulations to those who took home recognition and awards Saturday evening! Justin Oakes -1st team region 1st team All-State, team offensive player of year, and team mvp Isaac Motley- 1st team region, 2nd team All-State, team defensive player of year Chris Miller- 2nd team region, 2nd team All- State, and honorable mention award Ethan Joyce- Christian Award of Excellence
Excited to hear WCA went 4 for 4 tonight on the basketball court. GO BULLDOGS
What a wonderful time of year it is! This is my gift from my secret friend! I am so thankful to be a part of an awesome community of co-workers that are friends! We have the opportunity to trade names and give anonymous gifts for 3 weeks and then on the 4th week we get to hand deliver our gifts. Thank you to my secret friend! I love my goodies!
The Middle School girls basketball team traveled to Lynchburg to take on Holy Cross. The Bulldogs won a tight contest 18 to 16. Emily Evans had 10 points, Chloe Smith four points, Addy Nelson and Skyler Goddard had two points each.
Spanish students love invoking their “special power” as the Cantaninja whenever their name is drawn from the class bucket. The Cantaninja has the power to stop whatever the class is doing at the moment, just long enough to choose one of the class songs (in Spanish, of course). The students enjoy it and it provides a brain break, but keeps them in the target language.
Danville, The Westover Christian Academy JV Boys Basketball team took the floor for the first time this year and took on the defending VACA champion Eagles of Roanoke Valley Christian Academy and came away with a resounding victory 42-18. WCA actually started slow and fell behind 5-0 before going on a 12-0 run to finish the 1st quarter up 12-5. The 2nd quarter would also belong to the Bulldogs as they again scored 12 points while holding their opponent to just 3 points to enter the halftime break up 24-8. After some halftime encouragement, the team came out and throttled their opponent in the 3rd quarter by a score of 18-2. With the large lead (30+ points) the clock became a running clock in the 4th quarter and the Bulldogs would win the game 42-18. WCA was led in scoring by Ashton Bettendorf who had 9 points and 8 rebounds. Dallas Wheeler was a steadying influence and had 8 points and 5 rebounds. Isaac Von Eime and Aaron Salmon each had 6 points while Mason Campbell and Blake Barber both had 4. Luke Barber had 3 and Bailey McDowell chipped in with 2 points. With the win WCA improves to 1-0 (1-0 VACA). Our next game is on the road Thursday at Dayspring Christian at 4pm. Picture day tomorrow and practice to follow 3-4:30. Coach Jim Barber
The Westover Christian Academy Middle School girls basketball team went to Roanoke and battled Roanoke Valley and came out on top 26-15. WCA was led by Emily Evans with 13 points, Skyla Goddard with 10 points, Brooke Barrington with 2 points, and Chloe scored 1 point. Addy Nelson played tough defense and had 10 rebounds. Our next game is Thursday in Lynchburg against Holy Cross. Game time is 4pm. Coach Paul Nelson
Write up for middle school boys. The Westover Christian Academy middle school boys team faced a worthy opponent when they played the Roanoke Valley Christian Eagles Tuesday night in Roanoke. Both teams struggled in the first half to make their shots and ended the first half with Roanoke Valley leading 8 to 3. The Westover boys came out of halftime with purpose and went on to out-score the Eagles 14 to 7 in the second half. Blake Johnson led the Bulldogs in scoring with a total of 8 points all of which were scored in the second half. Roanoke Valley brought the defensive pressure but it wasn’t quite enough as Westover squeezed out the win in the last minutes with a final score of 17 to 15. Jon Ragan
Danville The Bulldogs of Westover Christian Academy won the opening night game against the Eagles from Roanoke Valley Christian. WCA had three guys in double figures and were led by Junior Dylan Aron who had 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals shooting 6-10 from the field. Sophomore guard Noah Burton came off the bench and scored 10 points all in the fourth quarter to help WCA survive a serious attack by the Eagles. Five of Noah’s 10 points came at the line where he was five of eight for the night. He also had a crucial three point shot. Senior Isaac Motley had 13 points and five rebounds to go with four assists and five steals. WCA started the game red hot leading to a 16-7 lead at the end of the first. WCA extended that lead in the second quarter but ended up only up 25-18 at the half. Roanoke Valley was able to knock down 12 free throws on the night to keep them in the game. Roanoke Valley was also extremely physical in the second half but the Bulldogs battled throughout the second half and were able to come away with the win. WCA had several other players to score including six points from Dawson Booth who also had eight rebounds and two blocks. Josh Lewis also had six points for his first game as a freshman. Josh also had seven rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one steal. Jezekiah Morris had two big free-throw‘s in the fourth quarter along with two rebounds and four assists and two steals for the night. Chris Miller hit a three in the first quarter and also distributed two assists and two steals. Austin Salmon and Matthew Moore both had two points apiece. Salmon also had 1 assist and 1 steal. Austin Carroll had two steals. WCA will hit the road Thursday to Blacksburg for a VACA game against Dayspring. WCA had a great team defense effort tonight including 16 steals/28 deflections as well 24 defensive rebounds. WCA 16 9 12 21 RVCS 7 11 12 19 WCA 1-0 in VACA Thursday at Dayspring at 5:15 Friday at Home vs. Christian Heritage
The Junior class at WCA is excited to announce our new line of locally printed WCA Spirit Wear to keep you warm and boasting your Bulldog Pride this winter, and our very own Bulldog Blend Coffee specifically created for our Westover family and friends by Honduras Coffee Company out of Stuart, Virginia. See a WCA Junior for more details!!
Copied from Facebook: What someone may see going through the car line at Westover Christian Academy....4 kids doing Bible Sword Drills. A parent sent me this today. A total candid photo. When people ask how we afford a Christian school, my reply, how do we afford NOT to??. This school invests in the eternal souls of these kids. This pic wasn't just 4 kids doing a sword drill.....oh it says so much more. Thanks to Megan Meeks for capturing this sweet moment. And to this School where we can't put a price tag. ❤❤📖
Fun Friday in K4! For their camping theme Mrs. Beach and Mrs. Porterfield’s class made a yummy dirt and worm treat! Learning is not just memorizing ABC’s and 123’s. Learning takes place through hands on tasks, following directions, and having fun meaningful experiences! WCA Preschool strives to provide their students with fun meaningful experiences which will develop the LOVE of learning at a young age! Our goal is for that LOVE of learning to be carried on into elementary, middle school and beyond!
Teamwork in K4! Preschool is so much more than simply learning your letters and numbers. This is an important time to develop fine motor skills to become successful writers, to have experiences with different types of materials to develop creative thinking skills, and to be given many opportunities for little ones to work together to develop important cooperative learning skills! Here, Mrs. Beach and Mrs. Porterfield’s class had to work with a partner to complete a number puzzle! Yay for friends and working as a team!!
WCA ALUMNI... Where They Are Now... WCA is honored to present Thomas Collins! Thomas is a 1999 graduate of Westover Christian Academy. He is a Lieutenant and Training Officer for the Danville Fire Department. Thank you so much Thomas for your commitment to keep our community safe. Thomas and his wife Sarah are blessed with three children. Sarah is also a graduate of WCA. #wheretheyarenow #WCAalumni #firesafetymonth #danvillefiredepartment
Very excited to announce Middle School Boys Basketball tryouts will begin tomorrow from 3:00-4:30. All boys interested in playing on the middle school team need to be in the gym, ready to practice, at 3:00.
Bulldogs Bounce Back at VACA State Tournament! After suffering at tough loss to three time VACA state champions South West Friday night , the Bulldogs won in a shoot out after double overtime against Blue Ridge. Blue Ridge jumped out to an early lead in the first half.However, the Bulldogs responded with a goal in the first half with less than a minute to go by senior captain Isaac Motley. In the second half, junior Matthew Moore had a beautiful strike to the right hand corner for Westover to go up to two to one. Blue Ridge battled back and scored with less than ten minutes left in the game. At the end of regulation the score was tied two to two. Following double overtime , the game went to a shoot out.In the shoot out freshman Ashton Bettendorf made two great saves . Bettendorf played amazing as golie all night for the Bulldogs. All four of Westover Bulldog's kickers made their kicks to win the game.This included senior captain Justin Oakes senior captain Isaac Motley, junior captain Chris Miller and junior Matthew Moore. The bulldogs finished season 13-4-1. Coach Lackey
On Saturday October 26, the WCA Cross Country team competed in the VACA state meet. it was a beautiful day to run. Around 200 runners total and 13 schools represented. middle school girls and boys and varsity girls all placed fourth overall. Varsity boys plays fifth and Gracie Johnson was fourth runner overall received the medal
Overall against the 17 bands in the first half of the day Westover Drum Majors were 2nd of 17, the Color Guard was 3rd of 17 and overall our band was 6th of 17. This is quite an accomplishment since we have never competed as a Class AAA band before. We want to thank our parent volunteers and junior high pit crew students along with alumni Caroline Davis and Nathan Pruitt for helping make this season a huge success. The band's next performance is on November 10th at the Danville Veterans Day Pardae. Thank you for your continued prayer and support! Mrs. D
Mystery reader fun! K4 had another wonderful volunteer who came to be a mystery reader to their loved ones classroom! They read a fun story about cooking and spending time with a loved one. As a special surprise they even brought a tasty treat! Thank you for making reading and learning fun! WCA is blessed with great parents who support our little ones learning!
Way to go WCA. Lots of spirit at pep rally!!!
WCA was the first school to receive emergency blessing buckets from God's Pit Crew. Yesterday Danville Schools received emergency blessing buckets. The following is an article explaining what the emergency blessing buckets are all about! https://www.wfxrtv.com/news/danville-schools-receive-emergency-blessing-buckets-for-use-in-crisis-situations/
Varsity volleyball ladies advance in VACA South Region Tournament defeating Southwest Virginia Homeschool in three sets. We play tomorrow at 1:30 against Faith Christian School.
Mystery Reader Fun in K4! Parents/Grandparents/Family are invited to be a mystery reader in their loved ones classroom! They provide clues to who they are and bring a special book to read to the class. The students are so excited to have someone special read to them! Thank you loved ones for promoting the LOVE of READING! Mrs. Beach and Mrs. Porterfield’s class’ first mystery reader was a very special Gigi!
Band Field Show Results Today - WAY TO GO MARCHING BULLDOGS!! 1st colorguard 1st percussion 1st music 2nd visual 1st in general 1st OVERALL IN THE 2A DIVISION!
JV ladies post a big win to end their season, defeating Roanoke Catholic,25-21 and 25-21.
Win!!! JV Volleyball beats Roanoke Catholic!!!
WIN!!! Varsity lady Bulldogs win in 4 sets over Roanoke Catholic!!!
Our WCA band performed in the field show this past weekend and brought back six trophies and a first place award. We are so proud of these marching Bulldogs! But all of these accolades are small in comparison to this letter Mr. Davis received. “It was my pleasure to sit near several of the Westover Christian Academy marching band members during the 4A and 5A performances yesterday in Greensboro. Your students were incredibly polite and personable. They represented themselves and your school beautifully. They showed support for each band that performed, and when they learned that my nephew plays for East Davidson, they made positive comments on the East performance and shared in my excitement over the East accomplishments. I do not know the names of these young people, but if you ask your band members which ones sat at the fifty yard line, that is the group! I know you are proud of them, not only for their musical expertise, but also for the way they treat each other and the way they interact with complete strangers. I wish you all the very best school year and marching band season. Please let your students know that others notice and appreciate their conduct!“ What amazing praise for a group of Christian winners!!! Thank you for representing our school, our band, and Jesus Christ in such an exemplary manner.
WCA hosted three other schools in a quad-meet Monday. Schools involved were WCA, Alamance Christian, Carlisle, and Community. It was a hot afternoon but our MS girls dominated as 5 out of the top 6 were WCA athletes. Finishing first was Gracie Johnson at 13:11, Laicie Walker 2nd at 13:50, Kaleigh Johnson 3rd 14:29, Brooke Barrington 5th 17:28, and Joanna Chen 6th 19:53. MS boys also won as Christopher Bowman finished first overall (12:13) followed by Colston Ware 2nd at 12:25. Trey Leopold finished 5th overall at 14:05. Varsity girls finished 2nd overall led by Lanie Crumpton (2nd 24:20), Reagan Massengale (6th 25:50) and Taylor Waller (7th 26:18). Varsity boys finished 2nd overall led by Noah Barber (2nd 19:31) and Alex Boaz (3rd 20:40).
In their first competition this past weekend at GW the Marching Bulldogs brought home several awards: 1st Place Drum Major, 2nd Place Color Guard, Best Marching, Best General Effect and 2nd Place overall in Class A. Our marching Bulldogs sounded loud and clear and looked sharp. We had a great support group in the field crew as well as in the stands. Proud of our Marching Bulldogs.
Last night, right here in our WCA gym, our varsity ladies posted a big VISAA win against the Celtics of Roanoke Catholic School! It took five sets to make it happen, but the Lady Bulldogs wouldn't back down against a solid RCS defense. Game scores were 23-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-8. Our record improves to 14-5 overall. There were many shining moments for our ladies throughout the competition, but one moment stands out. We were at set point and Erin Saunders ran down a ball and attempted to save the play with a pancake. The official gave us the point and signaled end of set. Erin approached him and admitted that the ball hit the floor before she got to it. Play resumed and we won the next rally. We are so blessed to be represented by ladies who treasure their testimonies more than winning! That character truly reflects Jesus! So thankful!
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WCA XC team defeated Carlisle School on Thursday. Leading runners were Alex Boaz, Lanie Crumpton, Blake Johnson, and Gracie Johnson. Congratulations!
STEM CHALLENGE! Mrs. Beach and Mrs. Porterfield’s class was given popsicle sticks, a paper roll, and “apples”. Their challenge was to use their thinking skills create a sturdy tree and their fine motor skills to carefully place the apples on top. They tried to see how many apples they could get to stay on their apple trees. #ThinkOutsideTheBox #STEM
WCA alumni...calling ALL WCA alumni! On November 15th, WCA will host an Alumni vs. Current Varsity Basketball game! We would love to have 4 teams for our tournament... along with cheerleaders from each decade to cheer on their team! *Coed team of current Junior and Senior Varsity players *Coed team of 2010-2019 Alumni *Coed team of 2000- 2009 Alumni *Coed team of Alumni from years prior to 2000 This will be a fun filled, FREE event to bring together the “old” and the new of our WCA family. Please contact Lisa Gibson at email@example.com if you are interested in participating in the basketball game or cheering! You won’t want to miss this! #WCAalumni #oldvsnew #canyoufindyourself #basketball #cheerleading #whichdecadeareyou
Westover Varsity Soccer improves to 6-3 on the season with a 5-0 win over High Point. Westover started the night a little slow but was able to open up the score in the second half. Westover scored 4 of the 5 goals in the second half. The bulldogs were led by its two captains senior Justin Oakes and junior Chris Miller who each scored 2 goals. Junior Matthew Moore had the only goal of the first half. Westover has held its last 4 oponents scoreless.The Bulldogs play again Friday evening vs. Halifax.
Westover Varsity Soccer Grabs its first Victory of 2019!! Westover soccer improved to 1-1 on the 2019 Varsity season Tuesday night with a 5-1 win over Temple. Westover was led by captain and senior Justin Oakes who scored 3 goals and now has 4 goals in first two games of the season. Solid defense has been given in both games by senior Isaac Motley and freshman Ethan Joyce. Others who scored were junior Matthew Moore and freshman Isaac VonEime. Eighth grader, Keeley Bettendorf added the assist of the night. Coach Seth stated, last year we set a goal of a winning season and we accomplished that. Westovers first since 2013. This year our goal is to have back to back winning seasons. Coach Seth also added, that we have a young squad with only 2 starting seniors. We also play some of the toughest teams in our first five games. We have already played the 2018 VACA state champs and will play the 2018 VISAA state champions next week. We are continuing to grow together. Westovers first home game will be Friday night at 5.
Cleaning out?!? WCA is planning on a HUGE yard sale fundraiser in our gym next spring! Please bring any of your unwanted items to donate to our school wide yard sale! Items can be dropped off during school summer hours at the front lobby Monday-Thursday! THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS! #WCAyardsale #spring2020