Blessings Upon the Class of 2018
Categories: General
Posted: 6/12/2018

Read by Dave McCune at Whitefield's Commencement ceremony on May 19

Class of 2018, GOOD MORNING!

Congratulations - you are almost there. It is with great joy I stand before you today. As my first freshman class, you will always have a special place in my heart. It has been an absolute...

Authentic Christianity Lived out Loud
Categories: General
Posted: 4/27/2018

Written by Vicki Simms

Whenever my students ask to sing “The Honeycomb Song” (Psalm 19:7-10), I am reminded of what sets Whitefield apart – biblical worldview woven throughout everything we do here. What a privilege it is to use my time, talents, and treasure to promote the idea behind Whitefield’s formation...

The Gift of Time
Categories: General
Posted: 4/16/2018

Written by Adrienne Margine

One of the blessings of working at Whitefield Academy is the ability to see children grow up before your eyes. I have had the pleasure of seeing a group of students from the tender young age of five mature and grow into young men and women who...

Beyond Fake News: Putting Historical Thinking Skills to Use
Categories: General
Posted: 4/9/2018

Written by Dr. Kyle Hughes

What memories do you have of your high school history classes? For many of us, we recall having to memorize a parade of names and dates, without really grasping how these isolated pieces of information connected to one another or why they mattered for life in...

The Complete Joy of Abundant Life
Categories: General
Posted: 3/28/2018

Written by Bethany Brant

My first pair of glasses to correct an astigmatism rested on my little nose at the precious age of three. They were brown and thick and about as fashionable as an old sock. Keeping them clean became an epic battle where, usually, for days at a time,...

Leaving a Legacy for Whitefield
Categories: General
Posted: 3/21/2018

Written by Tracy Ryan, Capital Campaign Manager

There is a quote by Nelson Henderson that states, “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

This quote is what led us to select a tree as the logo for the upcoming Leaving a...

Keeping a Healthy Perspective
Categories: General
Posted: 3/7/2018

Written by Jeannie Brostrand

A couple of weeks ago, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking to the grandparents of our Middle and Upper School students at their Grandparent Valentine’s Day Brunch, where I spoke about perspective. I believe I am the oldest employee at Whitefield Academy! I am also a...

What Is Our Vision of the Good Life?
Categories: General
Posted: 2/26/2018

Written by Nathan Stevens
  “An education, then, is a constellation of practices, rituals, and routines that inculcates a particular vision of the good life by inscribing or infusing that vision into the heart (the gut) by means of material, embodied practices” (27). - James K.A. Smith in "Desiring the Kingdom"
James Smith’s thoughts...