First Semester Academic Awards – Grades 1-5

“We are what we do. Therefore excellence is not an act but a habit.” ~~ Aristotle

The following awards were presented to Elementary students:

Honor Roll – An A average in each subject for Term 2
High Honor Roll – An A average in each subject for Semester 1
Principal’s Honor Roll – All A’s for all subjects on the report card for Semester 1

Camp West Junior & Senior Counselors Wanted

Do you have great memories of summer camp? Did you tell yourself “I want to be a camp counselor one day?”  Well here’s your chance!!

Camp West is looking for junior and senior camp counselors for Camp West,  June 10-14, June 17-21, and June 24-28.  Hours of commitment are Monday 7:00-4:00 and Tuesday through Friday 7:45-4:00.

Senior Counselors – Entering Grades 11-12

Senior Counselor Application

Job Duties and Description
  • Lead campers through hands-on activities, labs, presentations, field trips, and experiments.
  • Ensure that campers at all times are supervised and maintain a safe and enjoyable camp environment.
  • BE ENERGETIC!
  • Act as a leader for all Junior Counselors, providing them with instructions for daily activities.
  • Keep track of each camper’s medical conditions and dietary needs
  • Keep track of supplies for camp and convey to the Camp Director any needs the camp has.
  • Perform head-counts of campers throughout the day.
  • Ensure campers are safe (properly hydrated, playing areas are free of hazards, etc.).
  • Interact with parents/guardians during drop-off and pick-up times.
  • Assign duties to junior counselors for daily set-up and clean-up of the camp area.
  • Be prepared to show the love of Christ and be a friend to campers
Skills Required
  • Public speaking/singing
  • Organization
  • Leading small groups
  • CPR and Lifeguard certification preferred

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. You will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by the Camp Director.

Junior Counselors – Entering Grades 9-10

Junior Counselor Application

  • Report directly to Senior Counselor
  • Keep constant headcount of campers in your tribe
  • Have a cheerful “Can do” attitude.
  • At all times act as a role model
  • BE ENERGETIC!
  • Ensure that campers at all times are supervised and maintain a safe and enjoyable camp environment.
  • Act as a leader for all new Junior Counselors, providing them with instructions for daily activities.
  • Aid senior counselors in tracking each camper’s medical conditions and dietary needs.
  • Keep track of supplies for camp and convey to the Senior Counselors and education department staff any needs the camp has.
  • Perform head-counts of participants throughout the day.
  • Ensure participants are safe (properly hydrated, playing areas are free of hazards, sunscreen application, etc.).
  • Interact with parents/guardians during drop-off and pick-up times.
  • Daily set-up and clean-up of the camp activities area.
  • Carrying and keeping track of activity supplies throughout campus.

Eagle Excellence Award Winners


CONGRATULATIONS to our students who were awarded the Eagle Excellence Award for first semester! The Eagle Excellence Award is awarded once per semester to students who:

  • Demonstrate excellent attitude in class toward peers and/or teachers.
  • Demonstrate excellent performance in academics/extracurricular activity.
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership in academics or attitude.  (Influences classmates to maintain or improve grades or behavior)
  • Demonstrate excellent character toward peers.  (Especially new or struggling students)

Our Eagle Excellence recipients for first semester are:

  • Kindergarten: Harvey Garnett
  • First Grade: Claire Kinuthia
  • Second Grade: Harrison Garnett
  • Third Grade: LJ Broussard (Ms. Schuetzle’s class)
  • Third Grade: Sydney Hall (Ms. Strange’s class)
  • Fourth Grade: Sarah Troxel
  • Fifth Grade: Valerie Quintero

Each child received an eagle medal and a certificate that states why their teacher chose them to receive this award. We are so proud of each of these children and how they continue to exemplify Excellence Without Compromise.

Order Your Valentine’s Day Flowers Now!!!

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The FFA Valentine’s Day fundraiser is under way. Order your flowers now!  They will be delivered in the morning on Thursday, February 14.

Print off the order form and return it with payment to the Welcome Desk by THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7.

Order Form 

  • Single Rose (red or pink) with Baby’s Breath and greenery (in cellophane) $5
  • 3 Roses (red or pink) with Baby’s Breath and greenery (in cellophane) $12
  • 6 Roses (red or pink) with Baby’s Breath and greenery $20 wrapped bouquet ($25 in vase)
  • 12 Roses (red or pink) with Baby’s Breath and greenery $45 wrapped bouquet ($50 in vase)
  • 24 Roses (red or pink) with Baby’s Breath and greenery $75 wrapped bouquet ($80 in vase)

Wizard of Oz Cast Announced

 

Final Cast
  • Casey Larson – Dorothy
  • Felise Bressler – Scarecrow / Hunk
  • Dan Owen – Tin Man / Hickory
  • Josh Romero – Lion / Zeke
  • Brittany Garland – Professor Marvel / The Wizard of Oz
  • Hannah Rodriguez – Miss Gulch / Wicked Witch
  • Reagan Mate – Aunt Em
  • Thomas Cedeno – Uncle Henry / Winkie Leader
  • Ethel Deng – Glinda
  • Chloe Schultz – Toto
  • Mikey Mate – Nikko
  • Sophia Jurak – Munchkin 1
  • Luke Wiggins – Munchkin 2
  • Francisco Avalos-Belloso – Mayor
  • Julian Gobin – Coroner
  • Luke Janzen – Barrister
  • Isabella Harrell – Tots 1 (Lullaby League)
  • Annabelle Terry – Tots 2 (Lullaby League)
  • Sarah Troxel – Tots 3 (Lullaby League)
  • Kade Green – Tough Guy 1 (Lollipop Guild)
  • Lars Starling – Tough Guy 2 (Lollipop Guild)
  • Connor Whitt – Tough Guy 3 (Lollipop Guild)
  • Maddy Martinez – City Father 1
  • Erin Abels – City Father 2
  • Dylan Gobin – Crow 1
  • Jonah Shehad – Crow 2
  • Adonia Tewodros – Crow 3
  • Kristen Coleman – Apple Tree 1
  • Bianca Parr – Apple Tree 2
  • Allison Sanders – Apple Tree 3
  • Bianca Parr – Emerald City Door Keeper
  • Kristen Coleman – Emerald City Guard
  • Allison Sanders – Oz Woman
  • Maddy Martinez – Oz Cat
Munchkins

Alex Bass, Brooks Belue, Robert Cullum, Dylan Gobin, Devin Jiminian, Samuel Kayodo-Odusami, Drew Needham, John Ricke, Ryan Savoie, Jonah Shehad, Adonia Tewodros, Caitlin Campbell, Elliana Danjoy, Bailey Mcgill, Valerie Quintero, Isabella Rangel, Sophie Unsinn

Jitterbugs

Caitlin Campbell, Elliana Danjoy, Isabella Harrell, Sophia Jurak, Bailey Mcgill, Valerie Quintero, Isabella Rangel, Annabelle Terry, Sarah Troxel, Sophie Unsinn

Ozian Optimistic Voices

Kristen Coleman, Bianca Parr, Erin Abels, Maddy Martinez, Allison Sanders

Ozians

Dylan Gobin, Luke Janzen, Devin Jiminian, Kade Kerr, Jonah Shehad, Adonia Tewodros, Caitlin Campbell, Elliana Danjoy, Sophia Jurak, Bailey Mcgill, Valerie Quintero, Isabella Harrell, Isabella Rangel, Sophie Unsinn, Luke Wiggins, Sarah Troxel, Annabelle Terry

Winged Monkeys

Ryan Savoie, Robert Cullum, Alex Bass, Lars Starling, Julian Gobin, Brooks Belue

Winkie Guards

Samuel Kayodo-Odusami, Devin Jiminian, Luke Wiggins, John Ricke, Connor Whitt, Drew Needham

Used Uniform Store January Hours

The Used Uniform Store is located in room F4, behind the gym.

MONTHLY SPECIAL – All used cotton uniform polos and used spirit wear are only $2 each.

January hours are Monday through Thursday from 3:30-4:15 pm, accepting cash or checks ONLY.

Park in the main parking lot CLOSEST to the football field and look for the Uniform Store sign on the gate. WHENEVER the sign is hung on the gate the uniform store is OPEN. Or walk through the gymnasium and out the back doors and the classroom F 4 is on the right.

QUESTIONS? Contact Amy Abels  (atvu@comcast.net).

 

Jan. 22: First Semester Academic Awards, Grades 6-12; Adjusted Bell Schedule

We will be following the Awards Bell Schedule on this day.

Bell Schedules

“We are what we do.  Therefore excellence is not an act but a habit.” ~~ Aristotle

The Recognition Assembly for Semester 1 will take place on Tuesday, January 22.

The following awards will be presented:
Honor Roll – An A average in each subject for Term 2
High Honor Roll – An A average in each subject for Semester 1
Principal’s Honor Roll – All A’s for all subjects on the report card for Semester 1

Jan. 26: Open House

Are you wondering if a private, Christian school education is right for your family?  Faith West Academy is hosting an Open House on Saturday, January 26 at 11:00 am.  Please join us to tour the campus and talk with Academy administrators and faculty.

Faith West Academy is an accredited, inter-denominational private Christian school. We offer educational excellence in a safe Christian environment for all girls and boys, preschool through 12th grade. We have been a part of the Katy/West Houston community since 1982. Faith West is known for its high academic standards (see our School Profile) and Christian Worldview education.

Faith West is located at 2225 Porter Road.  When you enter the campus at our electronic sign, proceed to the main parking lot and use the Main Entrance, which is located between the Faith West Academy sign and the Gymnasium. Please gather at the fountain just inside the Main Entrance.

Tour Registration
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Jan 29: Wear a Hat Day

Benefitting Samaritan’s Purse

We are often approached by students or parents who are passionate about different causes or charities. In most cases, the person approaching us wants to do something to raise money for their favorite cause. While we cannot raise money for every foundation out there, we are most certainly interested in developing a heart for giving in our students. Therefore, we would like to add a new opportunity for our students that will benefit a different charity each month.

On the last Tuesday of each month, we will allow students to wear a hat** of their choice to school all day, along with their regular uniform. In exchange for that privilege, students will donate one dollar to the designated charity that month. Secondary students will go to Mrs. Rodriguez’s window, pay the dollar, and receive a stamp on their hand indicating they have permission to wear the hat. Elementary students will pay the dollar to their homeroom teacher.

Here is the list of charities we will be donating to for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • September – Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, benefiting childhood cancer
  • October – Food for the Hungry, benefiting hunger awareness
  • November – The American Diabetes Association
  • December – Toys for Tots
  • January – Samaritan’s Purse benefiting human trafficking
  • February – Heart and Health Charities, benefiting cardiovascular health
  • March – SRTYVE Houston, benefiting youth violence prevention
  • April – GRACE, benefiting child abuse prevention
  • May – American Brain Tumor Association

If your cause in not on this list, please let us know and we will add it for next year.

**Hats that cause a disruption in the academic classroom will be confiscated

Feb. 2: Pedaling the Prairie

Pedaling the Prairie is a BP MS150 recommended ride.

What started in 2005 as a ride with 200 bicyclists has become event with over 1800 riders.

Register Now

Rider Services
  • Free custom Polar bottles to the first 500 race registrants
  • Breakpoints with refreshments, as well as mechanical and medical support, located every 10-15 miles
  • Police escorts at major intersections. SAG vehicles and Ride Marshall support
Saturday, February 2, 2019

7:00 am – Registration Opens, complimentary breakfast
9:00 am – Ride Begins
11:00 am – Post Race Party Begins (*Complimentary Lunch)
3:00 pm – Course Closes
4:00 pm – Fairground Closes