1. National Day of Prayer 2015 - Lafayette Campus


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    Students, friends and family all gathered together to celebrate the National Day of Prayer with presentations, special prayer times and a family picnic on the grounds.

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    • Preschool Fire Safety


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      Captain Steve Spain with the Lafayette Fire Department made his annual trip to the Lafayette campus Preschool to encourage fire safety and awareness. He made reference to Ephesians 6:13-17 as he explained how each piece of a fireman's apparel correlated to putting on the full armor of God! We are so grateful for Captain Spain and his men for educating our students and using the opportunity to proclaim God's truth as community helpers.

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      • Culture Blueprint: Matthew Hammond's Free Throw Shot


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        Celebrating when we love well... Submitted by Flo Hammond: Coach Standiford is our son's hero. Matthew loves to play basketball, but he is not very good at it. Last year he asked if he could be on the basketball team. My husband and I went to speak to Coach Standiford because we knew he would guide us in the right decision. Together, we talked about the pros and cons of having a socially awkward, physically unskilled player on the team. Coach inquired as to our overall goal of Matthew being on the team and then he led us in prayer, which is the most important thing of all in making a decision. As we prayed, a peace came over us that God would have His way. Coach Standiford could have told us he did not have room on the team for Matthew or enough time in the season to improve his skill. He could have been overwhelmed with the thought of adding Matthew to the team, which already had freshmen and sophomores who had never played. However, that is not who Coach Grayson Standiford is! He accepted Matthew on the junior varsity basketball team. Matthew loved the days when he and his friends, (he now has friends because of the team) had a game and could show what they had learned in practice. Matthew was accepted as a member of the team and was expected to work just as hard as everyone else. Coach Standiford did not cut him any slack. Although Matthew complained about running during practice, as others did, he absolutely loved it! His social skills grew. His confidence grew. My husband and I saw growth and maturity at home as well. Through a very difficult season, Coach Standiford kept his team positive and focused. Matthew did not become the world's greatest basketball player, or the best JV player, but he did become part of the team. That is the gift Coach Standiford gave to our son. For once, Matthew was just like everyone else. Some people might think that is no big deal because they want to be better than the average Joe. For some that is an achievable goal, but for our son being like everyone else has always seemed like an unreachable goal. Coach Standiford gave that opportunity to him this year. All of our Westminster family celebrated when Matthew made a free throw basket that tied the score in the last game of the season. No one celebrated more than Coach Standiford! Coach Standiford nurtures and coaches Matthew on and off the court. His care and interest doesn't stop at the gym doors. He supports us, as parents, and has often stepped in when Matthew is having a rough day and seems overwhelmed. Coach is more than a coach to my son; he is his friend. Although, Coach is quick to tell Matthew, "I am not your friend," he cannot get Matthew to believe it. To Matthew he is both Coach and friend. Coach Standiford has done the same thing for hundreds of young men as they have progressed through Westminster. We are so blessed to have him here. He is raising up real men of God who are compassionate and caring of others. His emails always end with "One duck doesn't make a row!" While that is true, it takes a good leader to get the ducks in the right line. Coach Standiford is that kind of leader. Thank you so much!

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        • 4th grade field trip 2015


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          In accordance with the Louisiana history notebook project, the fourth grade students from the Lafayette campus were privileged to travel to Baton Rouge on Tuesday. Students visited the Governor's Mansion, the new State Capitol Building, and then the gift shop at the Art/Science Museum. With such wonderful weather, the group was able to picnic on the grounds of the State Capitol! The fourth grade students were blessed to have Senator Jonathan Perry as a dad, a parent chaperone, and part tour guide for the day's events.

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          • 4th Grade Patriotic Program 2015


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            The fourth grade students on the Lafayette campus performed AMERIKIDS, an upbeat musical telling the history of the foundation of our country in word and song. Each student chose a state to represent and created a hat depicting elements of the state (ie. state bird, flower, etc.). We also invited a representative from each branch of the military to honor during the program.

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            • K4 Program 2015


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              Mrs. Eaton directed the K4 students as they performed "Creation Celebration" for their family and friends this week. The students recited Scripture, sang songs of worship, and helped tell the story of God's creation.

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              • K5 Fiesta 2015


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                During the month of January, K5 students learn about "Children Around the World". On Thursday, January 15, the Lafayette Kindergarten students celebrated their annual Mexican Fiesta including a Mexican hat dance, nachos and cheese, and a pinata for each class. Even the class pets, Mrs. Speyrer's bearded dragon, Max; and Mrs. Ogle's guinea pig, Zoey; joined in the Fiesta with their festive sombreros!

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                • Elementary Chapel - 1.12.15


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                  Chapel was a special treat for the Elementary students on Monday, January 12. Crusader Rep, the High School theater team, presented a 10 minute skit they learned in their theater class. In a very entertaining rap, they presented "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego." The lesson was a firm, "Say No," to the temptations of the world! Enjoy a small clip from their skit!

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