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Samara Huggins Wins National Poetry Competition
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 4/26/2017

Senior Samara Huggins won the national Poetry Out Loud competition on April 26 in Washington, D.C.! She was one of only nine students in the country to advance to the final round at The George Washington University. As the winner, she will receive a $20,000 prize.

Poetry Out Loud is a...



PreK4 Devours Math Lesson at St. Angelo's Pizza
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 4/26/2017

The PreK4 classes recently enjoyed a "delicious" field trip to St. Angelo's Pizza as part of their math lesson on wholes and parts of a whole.

While at the restaurant, the students made their own "whole" pizzas, starting with dough and then adding the sauce, cheese, and their choice of toppings....



Whitefield Lower School Participates in Invitational Art Festival
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/25/2017

On April 21, the Lower School participated in the Invitational Art Festival held at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy. The artwork of 19 students was selected to represent Whitefield Academy. This was a very successful event; we came home with 21 “Excellent” awards and 14 “Superior” awards! 

The following students earned awards:

First...



Whitefield Wins GISA Chess Tournament
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 4/25/2017

The Whitefield chess team picked up another championship by taking first place in the K-5 section of the inaugural GISA Chess Tournament held on April 20 at Marist. 

The team of fifth-graders (Efetobo Aror, Nate Jones, Drew Justice, Archer McBride, Walker Paxton, and Christian Wiggins) finished with 21 out of a...



Lower School Spring Piano Recital
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/24/2017

On April 22, 19 students held an amazing performance in our Lower School spring piano recital under the direction of Kenna Tavassolli. Thank you for all of your hard work!



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: April 24, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/24/2017

This week was eventful for the WolfPack as the final Metro 10 and state playoff brackets started to take shape!

Congratulations to our varsity boys soccer team, who claimed the school’s first-ever boys soccer region championship last week after defeating Walker 3-0! This was an incredibly exciting moment for everyone involved,...



Varsity Baseball and Lacrosse Headed to State
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/23/2017

The WolfPack varsity baseball and lacrosse teams both captured huge wins on Friday, April 21, to secure spots in the state playoffs.

Baseball took both games of a double header against Trion, with home runs in the final game by Carter Huffman (2-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs), Sam Fuller (1-3 with...



Ten Thousand Reasons Awards Grants at Easter Chapel
Categories: General
Posted: 4/21/2017

Ten Thousand Reasons awarded $57,614 in grants to students with a heart for service at the All-School Easter Chapel on Thursday, April 13, in the Lower School Student Activity Center. Overall, 25 students representing 14 nonprofit organizations submitted grant applications earlier this year.

The 2016-2017 award recipients are:

Effective Ministries/The LINK -...



Varsity Boys Track Top Region, Girls Place Third
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/21/2017

The varsity boys track team dominated the area meet at Darlington on April 20, taking home a first-place trophy and climbing to #1 in the region. The girls also performed very well, placing third overall.

Track members qualifying for state include:
1600m - Emily Little, Caleb Corliss, and Zachary Justice
3200m - Emily...



Varsity Girls Tennis Earns Spot in State Tournament
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/20/2017

With a win in the first round of the region tournament on Tuesday, April 18, the varsity girls tennis team will be heading to the state playoffs on Friday, April 21. The girls are the #4 seed and will be playing #1 seed Wesleyan at Wesleyan at 5 p.m.

The Tuesday...



WolfPack Varsity Boys Soccer Wins First-Ever Region Title
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/20/2017

From the Marietta Daily Journal article on April 18, 2017

In four years, Whitefield Academy’s boys soccer program went from not having a team at all to claiming the first area championship in team history.

The WolfPack, ranked No. 3 in Class A, could not have asked for a better ending to...



Whitefield Photography Students Excel in Local Exhibition
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/18/2017

Whitefield photography students participated in the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Awards and Exhibition from March 29 through April 12. This event was held at the Fine Arts Center at Pace Academy and was judged by local artist Ilia Varcev, whose work is part of the collection at the High Museum of...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: April 18, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/18/2017

I hope you all had a relaxing Easter break highlighted with the opportunity to meditate on our Savior’s sacrifice and love!

Last week held victories for our soccer, lacrosse, and baseball teams. You can stay up-to-date on recent WolfPack results through the scoreboard section on the athletics page of our website...



Middle School Explores Atlanta During Arts Day
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/12/2017

Middle School students enjoyed a morning at some of Atlanta's hot art spots during Arts Day on April 12.

Fifth-graders visited the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), where they saw the exhibit “Food by Design: Sustaining the Future” about how products are created and sold, designed, advertised, and branded. They also...



Upper School Dives Into Art During Arts Day
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/12/2017

The Upper School experienced a full day of art during Arts Day on April 12. 

The morning kicked off with a talk by local artist Kyle Brooks, who is widely known for his whimsical street art. He encouraged our students to explore their "weird" sides and think outside the box. Afterward,...



Fourth-Graders Serve the Homeless
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 4/11/2017

This week, the fourth-graders served at 7 Bridges in their Garden ministry, which is home to about 60 women and 40 children that have been rescued from homelessness or broken situations. Students earned money to purchase pantry and personal items for those staying in The Garden. They also helped make...



Second-Graders Spend the Night at the Zoo
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 4/11/2017

One of the highlights of Whitefield's second-grade year recently took place as the students spent a night of learning at Zoo Atlanta!

They arrived at the zoo after closing and enjoyed an adventure-packed evening of activities and behind-the-scenes experiences through a program called Night Crawlers. The students had up-close encounters with...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: April 10, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/10/2017

Despite a handful of cancelled athletic events due to weather on Monday and Wednesday, the WolfPack enjoyed some great competition last week. On Tuesday, we came together to cheer for our varsity tennis teams while also enjoying free King of Pops popsicles with sticks that said “Go WolfPack Tennis!” Other...



Whitefield Celebrates the Arts with Art Show and Arts Days
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/10/2017

AP Art Students These are exciting times at Whitefield in the arts!

Last week, we celebrated the visual artists with the opening of the Lower, Middle, and Upper School Student Art Show on April 6. The event also featured many small music ensembles and culminated with a performance of a portion of...



Whitefield Alumnus Parachutes Into Texas Rangers Game
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 4/10/2017

Everett Joiner (’13), a senior at the United States Air Force Academy, along with his teammates on the Wings of Blue jumped into the Texas Rangers home-opening baseball game on April 3 which was televised on ESPN. Everett and the Wings of Blue also jumped into the Maxwell Air Force...



Joiner Joins AAOS In Washington, D.C.
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 4/10/2017

On March 30, Whitefield junior Thomas Joiner and Dr. Doug Lundy traveled to Washington, D.C. with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) to lobby for $34 billion to fund more advanced orthopedic procedures.

Dr. Lundy is a Whitefield parent and president of the AAOS. In September 2016, Dr. Lundy successfully...



Lower School Celebrates the Arts
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/10/2017

Lower School students enjoyed a full day learning about the arts during Arts Day on April 7.

The morning kicked off with a special arts assembly during which students learned about a variety of different music styles, including bluegrass, blues, jazz, South American, Caribbean, and Italian. They also learned about Native...



Annual Arts Show Awards
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/7/2017

The Whitefield Annual Art Show was held on April 6. This celebration of the visual arts also included performances by our bands, orchestra, Lower School chorale, and Middle School drama students.

The judge for this year's art show was Kim Ford, a Lower School parent. She has been teaching visual art...



Fifth Grade Studies God's Amazing Design in Eyes
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 4/7/2017

Fifth-grade science is studying the eye and how it interprets light. Part of their study includes dissecting a cow eye.

Fifth-grader Megan Callaway summarized some of what she has learned in this unit, "I learned that cow eyes are much like human eyes in many ways, although the main difference is...



Chicks Hatch in Sixth-Grade Science
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 4/4/2017

Mrs. Figaretti's sixth-grade life science class hatched chicken eggs as part of their unit on heredity and genetics. After 21 days in the 100-degree incubator, they were excited to see the hatching of the chicks on April 3 and 4!

On April 6, the first-grade science labs paid a visit to...



Senior Scholars Honored at Luncheon
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 4/4/2017

On Tuesday, April 4, Whitefield Academy held a senior scholars luncheon in honor of the 36 seniors who have earned the magna cum laude and summa cum laude distinction. 

As a group, these students include seven with 4.0 GPAs, three National Merit Scholars, and eight National Merit Commended Students.

To earn the...



Third-Graders Spend Evening at DeSoto Caverns
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 4/4/2017

Third-grade students traveled to DeSoto Caverns in Childersburg, Alabama, for an overnight field trip March 30-31. The group participated in an educational program called the “Underground Classroom,” learning exciting new facts about caves and their relationship to the Earth’s water supply.

Students learned about spelunking, or cave exploration, using two caving simulators,...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: April 3, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/3/2017

Last week held many great moments for WolfPack athletics!

On Tuesday we arrived to decorations on the front of the Upper School building in support of our varsity soccer teams. The TVs in the Middle and Upper School lobbies featured hype videos for our lacrosse team throughout the week, and Lower...



Season of the Arts is in Full Swing!
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/2/2017

The Fine Arts department has been especially busy as this week introduces a variety of arts activities, performances, experiences and showcases!

The visual art students in all three divisions will be highlighted on April 6 at the Annual Student Art Show held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mrs. Debbie Childree and...



Whitefield Coaching Update for 2017-2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 3/31/2017

Dear Whitefield Community,

As we approach the end of the 2016-2017 athletic year, I’d like to announce three athletic updates for the 2017-2018 year.

Varsity Boys Basketball
Over the past 15 years, the Whitefield boys basketball program has experienced tremendous success with Coach Tyrone Johnson at the helm. Under his leadership, Whitefield has...



Whitefield Chess Wins a State Title!
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 3/27/2017

After years of hard work, practice, and diligence, the Whitefield K-5 Chess Team went undefeated in five rounds to win the state chess championship on March 25!

Following second-place finishes at state in 2015 and 2016, the students competed against a strong field of 26 teams from across Georgia this year. 

In...



Third-Graders Explore Ancient Art
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/27/2017

In preparation for their field trip to Desoto Caverns this week, the third-graders have been learning about ancient cave art in Mrs. Hicks' class and even made attempts at creating their own versions.

With the help of Mrs. Fikse, they mixed paints in the science lab and used crumpled brown paper...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: March 27, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 3/27/2017

Last week we enjoyed cheering for our Middle School and JV soccer and lacrosse teams as they won over Fellowship, Paideia, Kings Ridge and Mount Paran, which amounted to seven victories throughout the week. Our varsity girls tennis and soccer teams also claimed victories over Mount Paran last week while...



PreK4 Takes a Trip to the Police Station
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 3/27/2017

Whitefield's own Chief Plumb arranged for the PreK4 classes to visit the Smyrna Police Station on March 24. The students had a chance to sit in the back and front of a police car, meet Officer McGruff (the police safety dog), learn about stranger danger, and explore the role of...



Isaiah Hart Named 1st Team All State
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 3/24/2017

Congratulations to senior Isaiah Hart for being named an All-State Boys Basketball Honoree in the 1A North Team by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association. Way to go, Isaiah!



Anatomy and Physiology Class Receives CPR Certification
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 3/23/2017

Over the course of two days the week of March 20, seniors in Mrs. Marks' anatomy and physiology class received their certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Richard Lamphier, a nurse from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, instructed the class and supplied the CPR dummies for the students to use as practice.

This...



Whitefield Innovation Lab: Coming Summer 2017!
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 3/22/2017

Whitefield is excited to announce the development of an Innovation Lab! The Whitefield Innovation Lab will be a STEAM lab where our students can engage, practice skills, and be creative with the concepts they have learned in class related to science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The lab will benefit...



Whitefield's Musical WolfPack Performs at Atlanta Events
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/21/2017

Saturday, March 18, was a busy day for our bands!

Volunteers from the WolfPack marching band played at the NYO (Northside Youth Organization) Opening Day parade and ceremonies at Chastain Park. They led the parade playing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and performed the National Anthem to kick off...



Fourth-Graders Kick Off Safety Patrol Program
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 3/20/2017

Select fourth-graders began the Safety Patrol program in the Lower School on March 20. Students arrive to Whitefield early to help the teacher assistants in carpool and make sure students get to class safely.



Art Teachers Attend STEAM Seminar at High
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/20/2017

Lower School Art Teacher Natalia Hicks and Middle School Art Teacher Debbie Childree attended a STEAM teacher seminar on March 18 at the High Museum of Art featuring artist Daniel Arsham. The event was a collaboration between the High Museum and the Atlanta Science Festival and allowed teachers a close...



Four Seniors Earn Eagle Scout Rank
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 3/20/2017

Congratulations to Whitefield's newest Eagle Scouts: seniors Daniel Keith, Preston Bates, Ethan Powell, and Daniel Justice.

The boys were honored at a ceremony on Saturday during which they received their Eagle pin. The ceremony concluded with each Eagle Scout giving a personal speech about what their achievement meant to them.

Only five...



Lower School Gets Ready for Big Broadcast
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/20/2017

First- through fourth-grade students will present an exciting musical event called "The Big Broadcast" on Friday, March 24, in the LSSAC at 7 p.m.

The show is a hybrid concept format, based on cabaret-style scenes from various musicals showcased in between original or individual student acts, like a variety show. Not...



Fifth-Graders Blast Off at Space Camp
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 3/20/2017

Whitefield fifth-graders navigated the depths of space, or at least pretended to do so, during the annual Space Camp field trip held recently at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. While at the camp, Whitefield students divided into teams, with each team participating in a one-hour shuttle...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: March 20, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 3/20/2017

In the week following Spring Break, the WolfPack practiced flexibility as cold, wet weather brought us a handful of cancelled events. Despite the slower week, we still had the opportunity to cheer on many of our teams. The boys varsity soccer team continues to build a strong record, claiming its...



Sixth-Grader Presents Inventure Prize at Georgia Tech
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 3/17/2017

Sixth-grader Jonathan Fairgrieves presented the Inventure Prize live on Georgia Public Broadcasting on March 15. Jonathan was invited to present at the nation's largest undergraduate invention competition after winning the People's Choice Award and placing second in the elementary division at last year's K-12 state competition. Jonathan advanced to the...



Upper School Students Inducted into NHS
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 3/16/2017

Forty-seven Whitefield students joined the National Honor Society at an induction ceremony held in the Lower School Student Activity Center on March 16. Established in 1921, the NHS recognizes outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Christopher McDonald, NHS sponsor and...



Senior Earns Silver in National Writing Contest
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/15/2017

Senior Elizabeth Pridgeon has received a silver medal for her critical essay "Great Literature: A Personal Definition" in the national 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades seven through 12.

Elizabeth's essay was submitted for review by professional writers and...



Lower School Students Excel in Math Olympics
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 3/15/2017

On March 3, 12 third- and fourth-grade students competed in the areas of reasoning and computation in the annual ACSI Math Olympics at Bridgeway Christian Academy in Alpharetta.

In fourth grade, Hunter Fennel placed second overall in the category of computation, and Anna Figaretti placed first overall (and received a medal)...



Senior Wins State Poetry Out Loud Competition
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/14/2017

Congratulations to senior Samara Huggins for winning the state Poetry Out Loud competition on March 12 at the Atlanta History Center. This was Samara’s fourth straight appearance in the state finals. She will now represent Georgia at the national Poetry Out Loud competition in Washington D.C. on April 24-26.

Read more...



Two Seniors to Attend Art Universities
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/8/2017

The Whitefield Fine Arts Department is proud to announce that seniors Ansley Guthrie and Samara Huggins will be attending art universities this fall to further their studies in the visual arts. Samara will be attending Pratt Institute in New York City, while Ansley is still deciding which school to attend.

Both...



Fourth-Graders Inspired by Black History Month
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 3/1/2017

To celebrate Black History Month (BHM), all fourth-graders completed an essay on the following topic: "Describe the dream of a famous African-American person that you admire. What was their dream? How does their life inspire your dreams?"

The parent volunteers on the BHM Committee reviewed the essays and, based on the...



Whitefield Buries 20th-Year Time Capsule
Categories: General
Posted: 2/28/2017

On February 28, the entire Whitefield community gathered together for a spirited ceremony to witness the burial of the school's 20th-year time capsule.

The concert band set the tone by playing "Celebration" and "The Final Countdown" as students entered the amphitheater. Dr. Bracher made a few remarks before Mr. McBride, one...



Fourth-Graders Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Driftwood
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 2/28/2017

Whitefield fourth-graders recently spent an exciting three days and two nights at the Driftwood Education Center on St. Simons Island. The field trip was designed to complement science and geography lessons already taking place in the classroom. It provided multiple opportunities for students to experience hands-on learning about ocean life,...



Coach Johnson Named Region Coach of the Year
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/23/2017

Congratulations to varsity boys basketball coach Tyrone Johnson for being named GHSA Region 6A coach of the year! We are proud of his commitment to WolfPack athletics and to being an inspirational coach, role model, and mentor for our students-athletes.



Whitefield Dramatic Society to Present "Once in a Lifetime"
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/22/2017

The Whitefield Dramatic Society will present the play "Once in a Lifetime" on Friday, February 24, and Saturday, February 25, at 7 p.m. in the Louise Owens Theater.

The year is 1927, and talking pictures have just arrived on the cinematic scene. A trio of small-time vaudeville actors decides to strike...



Second-Graders Learn About Safety
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 2/22/2017

Mrs. Albright's second-grade class recently visited the Cobb County Safety Village, where they learned about fire safety, bike safety, stranger danger, pet safety, gun safety, train track safety, and germ prevention.



Boys Varsity Basketball State Tournament Schedule
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 2/20/2017

Whitefield competed in the first round of the GHSA state basketball tournament on Saturday, February 18, against Prince Avenue and won 63-41.

In the second round of the state tournament, the Pack competed against Southwest Atlanta Christian. After an intense game, Whitefield lost 59-61. 

Congratulations to the WolfPack on an awesome season...



Whitefield Community Celebrates Black History Month
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 2/20/2017

Whitefield celebrated Black History Month with two very special chapels and other activities.

On Feb. 9, Middle and Upper School students gathered for a joint assembly in the Lower School Student Activity Center, where they enjoyed listening to spoken word by two of our Upper School students and songs performed by...



Two Whitefield Sixth-Graders Participate in Honor Chorus
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/19/2017

Two Whitefield students attended the Georgia Statewide Sixth-Grade Honor Chorus this weekend in Athens. Ilsa Messner and Ellie Farrar, who were members of the Middle School Chorus during the fall semester, were selected by Whitefield Chorus Director Abe Okie to be a part of the choir. Their eligibility for the...



Upper School Students Inducted into Fine Arts Honor Societies
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/15/2017

Numerous Upper School students were honored on Wednesday, February 15, for their commitment to fine arts and their contributions to the Whitefield arts program during an induction ceremony for three distinct fine arts honor societies. 

Nathan Stevens, Upper School principal, opened the ceremony with a word of prayer, then Rebecca Brown,...



Three Seniors Named National Merit Finalists
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 2/15/2017

Congratulations to seniors Daniel Justice, William Hellier, and Rubin Thomas for being named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among 15,000 semifinalists nationwide that have advanced to finalist standing and are now eligible to win one of approximately 7,500 National Merit scholarships, totaling approximately $33 million.



Graham Competes in Regional Spelling Bee
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 2/15/2017

Whitefield sixth-grader Joe Graham advanced to the Regional Spelling Bee held at Woodward Academy on Thursday, February 9. Joe represented Whitefield well at this highly competitive event. Way to go, Joe!



Lower School Spellers Earn Top Spots at ACSI Bee
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 2/14/2017

Congratulations to the following Lower School students for placing in the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Spelling Bee at Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove on Feb. 13:

1st grade: Abby Holsinger (1st place)
2nd grade: Jordan Young (2nd place) and Sophia Kwon (4th place)
3rd grade: Nasya Bazemore (4th place)
4th...



Faculty Member and Students Win Georgia Computing Awards
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 2/14/2017

Congratulations to Upper School math and computer science teacher Kyle Justice for being named the 2017 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Georgia Affiliate Educator Award Winner by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), the Georgia Tech College of Computing, and State Farm. He is one of 75 educators recognized nationally...



Huggins to Compete at State Poetry Competition
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 2/14/2017

For the fourth consecutive year, senior Samara Huggins will be competing in the state finals for Poetry Out Loud. Samara competed on Feb. 11 in the North Georgia Regional Competition at Woodstock High School alongside students from 16 other schools. The state finals will be held on March 12 at...



Theater Students Shine at Georgia Thespian Conference
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/14/2017

During the weekend of Feb. 10-12, the Whitefield Dramatic Society attended the Georgia Thespian Conference, an annual gathering of 5,000 high school actors from all over the state. The three-day conference was full of workshops, competitions, and performances. The quality of the work is very high, and we are so...



Justice and McDonald Named 2017 STAR Student & Teacher
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 2/14/2017

Congratulations to senior Daniel Justice for being named Whitefield’s 2017 STAR Student. He chose Christopher McDonald, Upper School physics teacher, as his STAR Teacher.

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia's highest achieving high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. Since...



Pearce and Krahel Play in District 12 Honor Bands
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/13/2017

Sophomore Donovan Pearce and eighth-grader Jack Krahel participated in the highly-competitive Georgia Music Educators District 12 Honor Bands Feb. 10-12. They had the opportunity to play with very large concert bands with full instrumentation made up of top students from Cobb and Douglas counties. Friday evening and all day Saturday...



Atlanta Artist Visits Upper School Art Classes
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/10/2017

Anne Ostholthoff, Atlanta artist and parent of ninth-grader Joe Ostholthoff, spoke with the AP Art Studio and Art I classes on Feb. 8.

She spoke about her education, spiritual life, and work experience and shared her work with the students. She inspired and encouraged the students to develop their own artistic...



VanArsdale Sisters Earn GHSA Region Basketball Accolades
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 2/10/2017

Congratulations to varsity girls basketball players junior Laren VanArsdale for being named to the GHSA All-Region first team and freshman Logan VanArsdale for being named honorable mention.



Hart and McCarthy Earn Region Basketball Honors
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 2/7/2017

Congratulations to senior Isaiah Hart for being named GHSA Region 6A player of the year and senior Jimmy McCarthy for being named to the GHSA second team all region. Way to go, Pack!



Chess Team Represents Whitefield at Metro Atlanta Chess Tournament
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 2/7/2017

Two Whitefield Academy chess teams competed in the Metro Atlanta Qualifier Chess Tournament on Saturday, February 4.

The K-5 Team, including fifth-graders Drew Justice, Nate Jones, Walker Paxton, Archer McBride, and Christian Wiggins, along with fourth-graders Riley Hugues and Anna Figaretti, took seventh place with 15 points. The K-3 team, made...



Middle School Boys Blue Basketball Wins Metro10 Championship
Categories: General, Middle School, Athletics
Posted: 2/7/2017

The Middle School boys blue basketball team won the Metro10 championship on Feb. 4 with a one-point overtime victory over the St. Francis Knights, winning 57-56. The boys were thrilled at how many fans showed up to cheer them on and, as always, were thankful to the cheerleaders for leading...



Whitefield Celebrates 20th Year with Time Capsule
Categories: General
Posted: 2/7/2017

The Whitefield community is celebrating the school's 20th year by collecting items for a time capsule to be opened during the school's 40th anniversary in 2037. 

Items that will be included in the time capsule are:
Basketball and football jerseys Marching band uniform Lower School uniform Class of 2017 T-shirt Photo of 20th-year celebration cake from...



Merkle Places Third at State Swim Meet
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 2/7/2017

The varsity swim team traveled to Georgia Tech on Friday, February 3 (preliminaries), and Saturday, February 4 (finals), to participate in the 1A-5A state meet. In order to participate, swimmers must first swim qualifying times during the regular season. Representing the WolfPack on the state team this year were Isabel...



Hart and Nicholas Crowned Mr. and Miss WolfPack 2017
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 2/7/2017

Congratulations to seniors Isaiah Hart and Olivia Nicholas for being crowned Mr. and Miss WolfPack 2017 at Winter Sports Senior Night and Homecoming on Feb. 3. 

During the evening, all seniors who played a winter sport were recognized, and an 80's-themed dance was held for Upper School students after the varsity...



Black History Digital Art on Display
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/6/2017

In honor of February being Black History Month, our Upper School students in the Graphic Design and Digital Art classes used Photoshop to create digital art pieces that reflect their personal interpretations of black history. Their work is on display through the end of the month at the Fulton County...



Hart Named to Atlanta All-Metro Midseason Boys’ Team
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 2/2/2017

On January 30, Whitefield senior Isaiah Hart was named to the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Atlanta All-Metro Midseason Boys’ Team of 30. The final team, as well as the Metro-Atlanta Boy’s Player of the Year, will be announced at the end of February.

Congratulations, Isaiah!



2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition Winners
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/2/2017

Congratulations to the Upper School students whose artwork and writing have been selected as award winners in the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for Georgia! Their work was chosen from over 3,000 entries submitted from both public and private schools throughout the state. The ceremony for all Gold and...



Whitefield Robotics Team Earns Honors at Competition
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 2/1/2017

Six Whitefield students competed in their second robotics competition on Jan. 28 along with 33 other teams and were selected to compete in the semifinals! In addition, they were chosen by the judges as the runner-up for the control award, which is given for excellence in programming and sensor use....



Middle School Girls Swimming Takes Third in Championship
Categories: General, Middle School, Athletics
Posted: 2/1/2017

The Middle School swim team traveled to the Cumming Aquatic Center on Jan. 27 to compete in the Metro 10 Championship. It was an exciting end to a successful season, with the girls team taking third place overall! Way to go, Pack!

Highlights include:
- Amanda King (7th grade) took first place...



Huggins Wins Poetry Out Loud Competition for Fourth Year
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/1/2017

Sixteen Whitefield students participated in this year’s Poetry Out Loud competition, held on Friday, January 27, in the Athletic Center. Senior Samara Huggins won first place, senior Misha McDaniel won second place, and junior Jared Jones placed third.

Samara has won the school competition for the last four years and will...



WolfPack Swimmers Recognized at Pace Invitational
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 1/27/2017

Two WolfPack varsity swimmers were recognized on Jan. 21 at the Pace Invitational. 

Senior swimmers from all participating schools were honored before the meet, including Whitefield's own Audree Grand'Pierre.

Later during the event, Whitefield junior Brooks Merkle set a new pool record for Pace’s pool in the 100-yard breaststroke. This was the...



Graham Wins Middle School Spelling Bee for Second Year
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 1/26/2017

For the second year in a row, sixth-grader Joseph Graham won the Middle School Spelling Bee on Jan. 19. The bee went nine rounds, including one vocabulary round. The championship word was “accordingly.”

The runners up were eighth-grader Theo Bacon and seventh-grader Zoe Justice. Zoe was an alternate and did not...



Sophomore Matthew Sumlin Earns Eagle Scout Rank
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 1/26/2017

Sophomore Matthew Sumlin earned the rank of Eagle Scout in January 2017. He is in Troop 232 at Northwest Presbyterian Church. 

Matthew's scouting journey began when he joined Cub Scouts in second grade at Trinity School. He earned the Arrow of Light and crossed over to Boy Scouts in sixth grade,...



Whitefield Hosts 16th-Annual Chess Tournament
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 1/24/2017

Whitefield Academy played host to the 16th-Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Chess Tournament on MLK Day, as almost 500 chess players from kindergarten through 12th grade participated in this annual tournament sponsored by the Georgia Chess Association.

Whitefield’s campus was buzzing with activity as players and their parents arrived from...



Lower School Artwork on Display
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 1/20/2017

Our Lower School students have been putting their creative skills to the test the past couple of weeks as they've explored varying forms of artwork.

In spite of the unseasonably warm weather we've been having, our first-graders have been dreaming of a winter wonderland and putting their visions on paper for...



Author & Illustrator John Hendrix Visits Lower School
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 1/19/2017

World-renowned author and illustrator John Hendrix visited Whitefield's Lower School on Jan. 19. He first visited the PreK4, kindergarten, and first-grade classes, where his most recent faith-based book, "Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus," was read aloud to the students. He then spoke to the second- through fourth-grade students and...



Fourth-Graders Pay Tribute to MLK
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 1/18/2017

Our fourth-graders enjoyed a field trip to the King Center last week, where they heard from Naomi King, sister-in-law to Dr. King, as well as other people who knew Dr. King and worked with him during the Civil Rights Movement.



Burke and Hellier Receive Vince Dooley Award
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 1/17/2017

Seniors Lauren Burke and William Hellier were chosen by Whitefield's 15 varsity head coaches as the recipients of the 2017 Vince J. Dooley Award. This award is presented to one male and one female athlete in every high school in Georgia for their exemplary character, leadership both on and off...



Whitefield Athletics Continues to Build Momentum with Coaching Hires
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/17/2017

As Whitefield enters the spring athletic season, two newly-appointed coaches will lead the WolfPack in preseason football preparations and boys varsity baseball.

Longtime Whitefield Coach John Hunter served in dual roles last year as both head lacrosse coach and interim head football coach. Athletic Director Danny Ryan made that arrangement permanent...



French High School Students Visit Whitefield
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 1/16/2017

Whitefield is excited to host 40 high school students from Lycée Galilée in Cergy, France, January 12-18. During their stay in the Atlanta area, the French students are living with Whitefield families and shadowing students in the Upper School French class while on campus.

Upper School French Teacher Kate Byars has...



Happy New Year from our Fine Arts Director
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 1/13/2017

As we enter into the New Year and another exciting semester of creativity, music-making, productions, concerts, art shows, auditions, competitions, and inspiration, we celebrate all the wonderful accomplishments of 2016 and eagerly anticipate God’s grace in 2017.

Eighth-grader Jack Krahel and sophomore Donovan Pearce Recently, the Whitefield Fine Arts Department recognized senior...



Whitefield Hosts Tech Savvy Parenting Seminar
Categories: General
Posted: 1/13/2017

On January 11, Whitefield Academy welcomed Brian Housman, executive director of 360Family, to campus to address our parents and the local community about parenting in the current digital age. As author of the books "Tech Savvy Parenting" and "Raising Responsible Teens in a Digital World," Brian shared insight on how to...



Second-Grader Completes Yearlong Bible Story Challenge
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 1/10/2017

Second-grader Grant Gehler completed the "365 Read-Aloud Bedtime Bible Stories" book that his first-grade teachers, Mrs. Marriott and Mrs. McKoy, gave each student in his class in December 2015 as a Christmas gift.

"Grant worked hard to finish before Christmas break in order to tell Mrs. Marriott he read the book...



PreK4 Prepares Blessing Bags for the Needy
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 1/4/2017

Students in Mrs. Perry's PreK4 class compiled "Blessing Bags" to give to those in need this winter. The children included a washcloth, bar of soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, water bottle, snack, and a hand-colored Christmas card in each bag then prayed over the people who will receive the bags. The students...



Eight Whitefield Football Players Named All-Region
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/3/2017

Eight Whitefield varsity football players were named to the all-region team for 6A South, as voted by the league’s coaches.

First Team Defense:
Defensive Line - Jake Lewis (11th)
Defensive Back - Chip Goldsmith (11th)

Second Team Offense:
Running Back - Willie Fulks (12th)
Wide Receiver - Coby Gregory (12th)
Offensive Line - Coleman Miller (11th)

Second Team...



Whitefield Celebrates Christmas
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts, Student Life
Posted: 12/20/2016

Whitefield celebrated Christmas through a wide variety of community service projects, concerts, and performances. Check out the photos below for some of the highlights from this season, and click here to find and share more photos. 

Merry Christmas from Whitefield Academy! 



Caroline Pattillo ('05) Returns Home to Whitefield
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 12/7/2016

Caroline (far left) with the WolfPack varsity girls cross-country team Caroline Pattillo ('05) graduated from Whitefield in 2005 and returned in 2016 as advancement office manager. She graduated from the University of Georgia and gained management experience while working at West Stride Running Store and as a neurodevelopmental teacher at Jacob’s...



Varsity Softball Players Named to All-Region Team
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/20/2016

Congratulations to the following WolfPack softball players who were named to the 6A All-Region team:

Amilya Little (10th) - 1st Team, Infield
KJ Haney (9th) - 1st Team, Catcher
Maya Mancle (9th) - 1st Team, Infield

Go Pack!



Sophie Kemether Travels Across the Pond to Reconnect with Whitefield Teacher
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 11/4/2016

Sophie Kemether (’14) stopped by Whitefield at the end of the 2016 school year to see her former teachers. As she expected, when she stuck her head in the door of Ms. Bonnem’s classroom, she was busy with another student, so Sophie later emailed her former teacher and friend to...



Varsity Baseball Claims Victory Over Pinecrest
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/12/2016

After almost a week off, the Pack travelled to Pinecrest Monday and won 4-0 with great hits and a great pitcher. Luke Persons (10th) was the winning pitcher, throwing his third consecutive complete game. Luke scatted 6 hits and struck out 4 in the shutout win.

The offense had no trouble contributing...



Varsity Boys Place in Day 1 of GHSA State Track & Field Meet
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 5/15/2015

Senior Robby Keough takes the Class A state title in the 1600m Run with a time of 4:17.38. Senior Robby Keough led the way for the Wolfpack Boys on Day 1 of the Georgia State Track & Field Championships by winning the Class A state title in the 1600m Run, in...