Weatherford Democrat

Top News

February 26, 2014

Victory Baptist Academy announces open enrollment 

Submitted by Carman Peterson

Victory Baptist Academy in Weatherford is pleased to announce open enrollment to the public for the 2014­-15 school year.

Parents can enroll their students at any time, and those who apply before April 1 will receive a 25 percent discount on the application fee.

“Open enrollment is an exciting time on campus because we get to share the mission of our school with prospective families,” said VBA administrator Matt Ticzkus. “We count it an honor to partner with parents in raising up the next generation of servant ­leaders who are committed to unashamedly following Christ.”

Victory Baptist Academy is a ministry of Victory Baptist Church and is dedicated to providing high-quality education in a Christ­-centered atmosphere. Since the school opened in 2007, its student body has grown by more than 150 percent and now includes a full class at every grade level from pre­-kindergarten through 12th grade. VBA completed its accreditation process during the 2012-13 school year and is fully accredited through the American Association of Christian Schools.

“Our recent accreditation evidences our commitment to continuous improvement and academic rigor,” Ticzkus said. “We are excited about what the future holds for Victory Baptist Academy, and we would love to explore how our school could serve your family for the upcoming school year.”

Half-­day and full­-day pre­-K classes are available to students turning 4 years of age on or before Sept. 1. To enroll in kindergarten, students must be 5 by Sept. 1.

Beginning at the elementary level, VBA students have multiple opportunities to take part in extracurriculars such as fine arts and athletics. Both elementary and secondary students have the opportunity to play in the orchestra, take private lessons in strings, woodwinds, and piano, and showcase what they learn in performances and competitions.

Once the student reaches high school, they can choose from foreign language electives such as Chinese, French, Latin, German, and Spanish.

Text Only
Top News
  • students.jpg Is opting out an option?

    One local parent has taken it upon herself to make her voice heard. Michelle Osterkamp, who has two children attending Mary Martin Elementary, began to research the opt-out method after talking with some of her teacher friends.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Biz Index 1.jpg Let's get physical

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • EXTENSION NEWS: Take a mind vacation

    For many of us, every day has some sort of stress associated with it. Whether it is something at home or at work, it seems like there are a million things stressing us out and making us feel overwhelmed.

    April 20, 2014

  • VETERANS’ CORNER: Veterans’ needs the target of recent discussions

    Ministers responsible for Veterans Affairs and officials from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States completed a series of meetings April 8-11 at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., discussing the latest research, best practices and various areas of collaboration to address the growing needs of veterans.

    April 20, 2014

  • MILLSAP MATTERS: Reunion time approaches

    MILLSAP – For many people this is the time of year that reunions are held. In that light, Millsap alumni will be enjoying their annual school reunion on Saturday, April 26.

    April 20, 2014

  • larry jones cropped:color NOW HEAR THIS: The fox and the hound, plus Max

    Almost without exception, most farms are protected to some degree by guard animals. Dogs and cats are most commonly used to defend against intruders and nuisance pests around the farmstead. In recent years with the proliferation of coyotes, many folks are using guard donkeys or llamas to protect their livestock.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Laws can’t be ignored

    Senator Harry Reid said, “We just can’t let people ignore the law.”

    April 20, 2014

  • Taste of Parker County logo.jpg Canyon West to host Taste of Parker County

    Prepare your taste buds, because the sixth annual Taste of Parker County is just a few short weeks away, and this year’s event has moved to a larger location to accommodate even more great eats and treats.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0420 one USAF riders IMG_7940.jpg Riding high

    Members of the United States Air Force Cycling Team, preparing to participate in the 12th annual Ride for Heroes in Aledo Saturday, met Friday with their supporters — members of the Bush Legacy Republican Women of Weatherford — for a pre-ride photo shoot at the historic courthouse followed by pre-ride carbo loading at Milano’s in Willow Park.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Grand jury indictments for April returned

    A Parker County grand jury on Thursday indicted a man accused of breaking into his neighbor’s home and threatening him with a BB gun before engaging in a brief standoff with deputies.

    April 19, 2014

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Poll

The City of Weatherford is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking inside restaurants and enclosed areas where food is prepared, sold or consumed. Do you agree with this proposal?

Yes
No
Undecided
Don't care
     View Results