Westside Christian Academy prek – 12 classical christian school

Celebrating 25 years!

The WCA 25th anniversary year of celebrations seeks to 1). Celebrate all that the Lord has done in and through WCA over the past 25 years, 2). Serve the surrounding communities and body of Christ as we celebrate; use our talents, gifts and abilities to the glory of the Lord 3). Honor the Lord in how we celebrate and rejoice in His good work, blessings and provision.  

Tedd Tripp 2 Day Seminar

This seminar, presented by Dr. Tedd Tripp, highlights primary themes from the best selling book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart.   For a detailed seminar description visit: https://shepherdingtheheart.org/shepherding-a-childs-heart-seminar/

Friday, Feb 25, 2022 6:30 – 9:15 PM

Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

$20 individual tickets | $36 per couple
Location: Westside Christian Academy | 23096 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, Ohio

Event Calendar

NOVEMBER:  Yard work for local ministry 
Hope for the Soul is a local counseling ministry that works daily to bring people closer to Christ and break generational curses.  They recently purchased a church property and need our help with yard clean up.  Do you have rakes, shovels, yard bags, gloves, adults, and children who can help pick up sticks? Families can sign-up to help and to bring yard equipment here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094DABAD2DA3FE3-yard Meet at Hope for the Soul, 34881 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, at 10am on Saturday, November 6 so we can bless this local ministry like they bless so many each day.  Contact Carrie Lang at 216-374-6988 or copach@gmail.com with any questions.

DECEMBER:  Christmas caroling
Joy to the world!  The Lord has come!  Join us on Saturday, December 18 at 4pm in the WCA parking lot.  We will gather here and receive song lists and candy canes that we will take as we go door-to-door down Horseshoe Trail, just west of WCA off of Center Ridge singing Christmas carols both traditional and new.  Dress for the weather!  We plan to sing Christmas cheer for our neighbors for an hour or two.  Contact Krista Formica at 440-289-8601 or kristaformica@gmail.com with any questions.

JANUARY:  Serve the women & children of Laura’s Home
Laura’s Home is a 166-bed facility that offers specialized, wraparound services designed to empower families and individuals to live healthy lives.  They serve women and children, bridging them from crisis to stability and self-sufficiency.  We will announce two dates (one in January and one in March) where we will serve the women and children a meal and have the opportunity to talk with them and share some of the light God gives to each of us.  Contact Meredith Beavers at 330-990-3459 or mbeavers@westsideacademy.org with any questions.

FEB-MAR 2022:  Laundry quarter drive
It’s our 25th anniversary and we are seeking 25 cent pieces (quarters) for our neighbors who need help to access laundry.  Access to clean clothing is something that we may take for granted, yet, according to a study from Braun Research comprised of 600 public school teachers, one in five students struggle with access to clean clothes, leading to chronic absenteeism.  Chronic absenteeism may prevent children from reaching early learning milestones.  According to research conducted by the Department of Education, children who are chronically absent in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the third grade.  Students who cannot read at grade level by the end of third grade are four times more likely than proficient readers to drop out of high school. 

Ultimately, the “simple” thing of access to clean clothes helps individuals and families to receive education, job readiness training, health care services, and can help people who are stuck in a cycle of poverty to achieve dignity and positive change.  St. Vincent Charity Medical Center (SVCMC) in the Central neighborhood of Cleveland convened a Community Advisory Board of area residents and business leaders and this need for access to laundry services was identified as paramount.  

At WCA, we wish to raise awareness among WCA families of this need and we are excited to start a friendly competition between each class and upper school home room to collect quarters that will be used to directly support the laundry needs of the residents in Central.  Each room will receive a jug to collect quarters between February and March 2022.  When your class reaches the goal, you earn a dress down day!  The class to reach the goal first will be rewarded with a pizza party.  We are excited about all school participation in this service project.  Contact Carrie Lang at 216-374-6988 or copach@gmail.com with any questions.

MARCH:  Serve the women & children of Laura’s Home
Laura’s Home is a 166-bed facility that offers specialized, wraparound services designed to empower families and individuals to live healthy lives.  They serve women and children, bridging them from crisis to stability and self-sufficiency.  We will announce two dates (one in January and one in March) where we will serve the women and children a meal and have the opportunity to talk with them and share some of the light God gives to each of us.  Contact Meredith Beavers at 330-990-3459 or mbeavers@westsideacademy.org with any questions.

APRIL 8, 2022: WCA 25th Anniversary Gala