Westside Rhetoric

Just What Did Mary Know?

By Jim Whiteman, Headmaster, Westside Christian Academy


Ah, the profound questions of Mary, Did You Know?

Mary did you know that your baby boy will someday walk on water? Mary did you know that your baby boy will someday save our sons and daughters? Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new? This child that you’ve delivered will soon deliver you.

Thus begins a popular song written by Mark Lowry that our own school’s children recently sang at our recent Christmas concert.

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Why Do We Teach Latin?

By Kelly Brenner, Latin Teacher, Westside Christian Academy


Each day at WCA, we are about the business of educating and preparing leaders to impact the world for Christ. Offering students God’s truth and knowledge of our world, past and present, serves to equip them mightily for whatever our Lord calls them to do.

Winston Churchill, beloved Prime Minister of England and rhetoric genius, has been said to have “mobilized the English language and sent it into battle” during World War II. He credited his mastery ofwords to his training in Latin, which he called a “privilege to learn.”
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Why Do We Teach Logic?

By Jason Hindall, Science, Bible, Logic, and Mathematics Teacher, Westside Christian Academy


Each day at WCA, we are about the business of educating and preparing leaders to impact the world for Christ. Offering students God’s truth and knowledge of our world, past and present, serves to equip them mightily for whatever our Lord calls them to do.

I have been blessed to be a member of the WCA faculty for the past six years as a science, bible, logic and mathematics teacher. Each year my logic students, typically in trepidation of the challenge before them, ask me the same question. I respond with several areas of intent and focus.

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Five Things to Know Before Your Child Starts School

by Jim Whiteman, Headmaster, Westside Christian Academy


In a recent presentation I made to young moms, the question was asked, “What do you wish all parents knew before their child starts school?” While I can answer this thought-provoking query from the perspective of someone who’s been in the school business for three decades, I perhaps am better thinking about what I wish I myself had understood before my own children began trotting off to kindergarten years ago. With a little hindsight, I have five basic thoughts.
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