WCCA Board Newsletter (summer 2012)


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The West Cobb Christian Academy Board of Directors invites you to view the Summer Quarter's newsletter. Please share with your family, church, neighbors, and prospective supporters.

We welcome any feedback. Please take note of our scheduled meetings and we invite you to attend.

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WCCA Board Newsletter (summer 2012)

  1. 1. WCCA Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2012 from the Board of DirectorsWCCA WEST COBB CHRISTIAN ACADEMYWCCA--Training Children Today for a Better Tomorrow!We ARE West Cobb 2012/2013 school year, well include At WCCA, we believe there are three the sixth grade, and each year as the things that help to make our programChristian Academy! Lord blesses us with students and so successful:WCCA is a Christ-centered private resources, well add a grade each 1. Our kidsschool offering families a quality year until we have a program foralternative to the public school students  Kindergarten--twelfth grade. 2. Our qualified staffenvironment. WCCAs mission is based Our goal is to raise a generation of 3. Our curriculumon the scripture from Luke 2:52. followers of Jesus who will love Him,At WCCA, we educate our children to serve Him, and share Him with others.grow academically, physically, We believe in offering a Bible-based Table of Contents:emotionally and most importantly, and Christ-centered environment forspiritually.  our students. In doing so, we give Board Meetings Summer Schedule 2 them a Bible education, and a firstStarting with our first kindergarten class, stellar academic experience. Board President’s Plea for Support 2class in the 2006-07 school year, we Our class ratio is 18 to 1. This leavesnow offer instruction for Pre-K through plenty of time for our students to get Introducing . . . New Administrator 3the fifth grade. Beginning with the the attention and care they need. Quarterly Budget Report 4 WCCA Quarterly Newsletter Meet the Board: Secretary: Charles Scarborough Beth Smith Purpose: Keeping you--our parents and President: a.scarborough@att.net klsmith1966@aol.com supporters--informed with things surrounding Neil Richey Andi Scarborough West Cobb Christian Academy. richey.neil@me.com Members: a.scarborough@att.net 2012 Jack Barnette Melissa Ward Vice-President: jackbarnette@yahoo.com thewards@bellsouth.net Chuck Scarborough Paige Drain maclandyouth@yahoo.com paige.drain@gmail.com
  2. 2. Board July August September Meeting 19 16 13 Schedule Items of Discussion: 1. New Board Members Items of Discussion: 1. Items of Discussion: 1. As always, our monthly 2. Financial Growth Planning 2. 2. meetings are open meetings Committee 3. 3. and we invite you to attend. They are at 7:00 p.m. and take place in the school house. If you have an item that you’d like us to discuss, please submit it to our secretary, Beth Smith, a week prior to the meeting. Invest in W.C.C.A.! For the past few years, the Macland over the past few years. But, we need Road church of Christ has been kind so much more. Will you help us?When John wrote to Gaius he said, enough to allow us to meet on their We are a 501c-3, and so your“Beloved, I wish above all things that property in temporary modulars. contribution is tax deductible. Willthou mayest prosper and be in We’ve been good stewards of you write us a check today and markhealth...” (3 Jn. 2). generous contributions and have it for--WCCA School Growth Fund?I wish the same for you, and selfishly, I paid rent on those units, including Consider your financial contributionpray that your prosperity will become maintenance, up-fitting, utilities, etc. support for a great mission--a missiona benefit to us through your support of We operate each month in the black. to support sound ChristianChristian education. W.C.C.A. Cannot However, with the growth of our education...a mission to instill Christ-likesucceed without YOU! student body, we are in need of values...a mission to “Train ChildrenI realize that some are not familiar looking to a new permanent location Today for a Better Tomorrow.”with W.C.C.A., so let me take a for our school, and with thatmoment to share with you some considerably more financial --Neil Richeythings about us. supporters, like you. richey.neil@gmail.comWe are a small Christian school Our vision for the school will requirelocated in West Cobb county in approximately 20 acres to build Will yo u helpMarietta, GA. W.C.C.A. offers a first adequate facilities for a first class us get here?class spiritual and educational spiritual/educational/athleticexperience for youth. With test environment. Obviously, this won’tscores well above the average, be cheap. However, we know that ifW.C.C.A. has proved that it’s a there was ever a great time to buy,Christian school program that works! it’s now! We need your help to “getIn a short period of time, W.C.C.A. the best bang for the buck.”has gone from a Mother’s Morning It’s awesome to see dreams becomeOut program to a full PreK-5th a reality, and to watch your ownGrade school. Beginning this Fall, children grow spiritually,the 2012/2013 school year will academically, and physically at a To learn more about our goals andbegin offering a Middle School school you can get behind, 100%. WCCA’s future growth, contact Neilprogram, beginning with the 6th Now, you have an opportunity to Richey. He would love an opportunitygrade. Lord’s willing, one grade per partner with us in this dream. to sit down with you and discuss howyear will be added until we have a we can work together to make We have been excellent stewards with We’re Here. premier small Christianfull K-12 program. W.C.C.A the . . . the resources God has blessed us with School in the state of GA.
  3. 3. Introducing . . .. . . Ms. Dorreen “Dodi” R. Thomas. Ms. Dodi will be our new School Meet Our Faculty and StaffAdministrator beginning in August. Beth HarwellHaving previously served as a Teacher, Team Leader, PLC Coach, and Ms. Harwell attends the Macland Road church of Christ with her husband and four children. This will be her sixth year atmuch more, Ms. Dodi is ready to begin a new chapter in her life with us WCCA. She grew up in Marietta and attended Greaterat W.C.C.A. She is well qualified both academically and practically for Atlanta Christian School. She has a degree in Businessthis position. We welcome Ms. Dodi to our W.C.C.A. family. Management from Kennesaw State University and a teacher certification from State University at West Georgia. She taught Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 2nd Grade in theThe W.C.C.A. Board would like to thank Ms. Scarborough for her years Paulding County Public School System for 11 years prior toof wearing multiple hats at W.C.C.A.--including the hat of Administrator. coming to WCCA. Ms. Harwell enjoys reading, sewing, and spending time with her family. Ms. Harwell will be ourHer desire is to be more involved in the classroom and with course Kindergarten and 1st grade teacher.planning. This change will allow her to better fulfill her interests and bestutilize her talents. “Ms. S.,” Thanks for all you do for W.C.C.A.! Carla Drumm Ms. Drumm attends the Macland Road church of Christ. This is her third year at WCCA.She has an extensive background in math, having received her advanced degree from Southern Success Stories Your Tax Dollars Can Poly Tech. She has worked with many different ages of children, from 2 years - high school. She comes from a whole Student 1 came to us in Support WCCA! family of teachers. She has a teacher certification from the Georgia Association of Christian Schools. She will finish her kindergarten. Try as she might, state certification in July and begin her teacher endorsement Every year, the state of Georgia she just did not get the hang of program through the Metro RESA program in January. She reading. Our staff spent countless allocates a large amount of will then finish up her certification with an elementary and hours with this child. Since money for taxpayers to take middle school endorsement. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking advantage of providing and spending time with her family. Ms. Drumm is our 2nd and students develop at different 3rd grade teacher. rates, we gave her the time she scholarship funding for a private needed to become the reader we school of their choice. Heather Scarborough knew she could be. This was a A teacher for 20 years, Ms. Scarborough has a B.S. in tough decision. We contemplated The short of it is: go to education from Faulkner University and her Masters degree is holding her back at the end of in Education and Technology from Georgia State. She has www.goldendomefund.org and taught PreK-8th grade, has been a technology trainer, lead first grade. Finally, the decision click on the forms cite for a copy teacher/trainer, and was named Teacher of the Year in 2000 was made to send her to second at Riverside Elementary. of Form IT-QEE-TP1 Qualified with lots of support and that if she Ms. Scarborough has presented at numerous educational wasnt near grade level at the Education Expense Credit conferences, has won several grants and published a paper end of the year, we would need Preapproval Form Version 7, on technology in the classroom in 1998. She taught in Cobb which is required by the Georgia County for 9 years and before that taught Pre-K 4 at a local to retain her. With the guidance daycare. She has been with WCCA for 9 years and currently of her second grade teacher, this Department of Revenue. When serves as the Administrator and a classroom teacher. Ms. student went from a low reading you complete that form, mail it to Scarborough is married to Chuck Scarborough and she has level to on grade level and she is the State of Georgia and within two children that attend WCCA. Ms. Scarborough teaches our 4th and 5th grade class. now blossoming. 30 days you’ll receive an Student 2 came to us in 1st grade. approval letter. Once approved, Emily Richey He was in a well known, private you make your estimated tax Ms. Richey is an honors graduate of Freed-Hardeman daycare kindergarten program. payment for the year to The University. This is her third year at WCCA. She received her B.A. in Education with a Mathematics emphasis. Shes When this child came to us, he Golden Dome Scholarship Fund, previously held teaching licenses in TN, VA, and SC with knew 8 letters and sounds and Inc. and earmark it for WCCA. certification of 6th-12th grades. Shes thrilled to be part of the could not write a sentence. His Upon receipt of the state form WCCA family. Emilys husband, Neil, preaches for the mother was very worried. By the Piedmont Road church of Christ in Marietta where her entire and your check (maximum family is actively involved. Their two children attend WCCA. end of his first grade year, he knew $2,500 for couples/$1,000 for Ms. Richey will be our 6th grade teacher. all his sounds and letters, could individuals), Golden Dome will write at least 3 sentences on topic Andi Scarborough and was reading on a beginning send you a receipt for filing with Ms. Scarborough attends the Macland Road Church of Christ. 1st grade level. Now this student your tax return at the end of the This will be her sixth year at WCCA. She taught kindergarten just finished 4th grade with a B year. for many years at Middle Georgia Christian about 30 years ago. She has been an administrative assistant for two attorney average, reads wonderfully and offices, two architectural firms, and two congregations of the writes amazing stories. For more information about this churches of Christ. She is a grandmother of two beautiful little state approved program, visit the girls. Ms. Scarborough is our art enrichment teacher and There are many success stories team teaches in the 4th and 5th grade classroom. we could share but only because following: of Gods blessings on this school, Blair Roberts a dedicated and loving staff and www.goldendomefund.org Ms. Blair has worked with many different ages over the last an involved board of directors. www.educatedgeorgia.org several years. Her most recent job was the lead Toddler 2 Teacher at our MMO program. She was a parador at Marietta Charter School for two years prior to the school You may also contact Neil Richey, closing. This will be her first year as our parador in the --Heather Scarborough, elementary/middle school program. Director our Board President, to find out more.
  4. 4. Quarterly Budget Report April-JuneIncome: Tuition/Donations/Fundraisers $57,780Expenses: Curriculum: $1,486 Lunches: $1,140 After School Program: $72 Field Trips: $1,260 Accreditation Consultation: $570 Equipment: $3,300 Technology/Supplies: $780 Buildings (Rental): $3,720 Depreciation: $546 Insurance: $240 Utilities/Phone/Internet: $2,379 Salaries: $33,441 Taxes: $2,640 $51,574 “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” W.C.C.A. WEST COBB CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2732 MACLAND RD MARIETTA, GA 30064