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Whitefield PACK Parenting

"See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ."
Colossians 2:8

Dear Parents,


PACK Parenting (Parents Attaining Community and Knowledge) is a program that offers Whitefield parents an opportunity to gather together in parenting sessions that are led by subject matter experts as well as small group settings where we can learn from each other and build bonds in the community while discussing parenting strategies. Hebrews 10:24-25 says, "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another." With this charge in mind, PACK Parenting will offer various opportunities for you to connect with parents in all grades. Our Evenings of Fellowship dinners, Parent to Parent small group studies and discussions, and Speaker Series will allow you to participate in sessions alongside parents in all grades, learning from experts and parents just like you. 


PACK Parenting is a resource offered in alignment with our mission “to bolster Christian families in rearing young people who go on to college and life with a passion for learning, for others ahead of self, and for the living and active Jesus.”  Our prayer is that you will feel more equipped to help your children navigate through these critical years in their education. We consider it a privilege to share this parenting journey with you.


Here to serve, 

The PACK Parenting Team
Allison Duncanson, Director of Christian Life      

Jenna Teachey, PACK Parenting Chair

Susan Robinson, Parent to Parent Chair

Stephanie Yates, Valerie Harper, Evenings of Fellowship Chair


The PACK Parenting Series


Fall Series


October 21, Thursday 8:00 am (BGR)


Anxiety and Stress at all Levels! Understanding student stressors and strategies to support them 


Katy Weihe, LS Counselor, Alie Thomas, MS Counselor, Jeff Peeples, US Counselor


Our school counseling team will share ways to shepherd the heart, engage the mind, and acknowledge the nerves of our students. Students grapple with various forms of stress and anxiety from testing skills to fears and phobias. This session will offer ways to support our students as they navigate in each developmental season.


November 9, Tuesday 8:00 am (Wolfpack Den)


Healthy Habits to Form Good Relationships


Heather Karvis, Middle School Principal/Patrick Campbell, 8th Grade Boys Chair


This session will discuss how to help our students cultivate healthy friendships, set appropriate boundaries, and manage expectations.

Parents will also be informed on various ways to encourage their students to be peacemakers and resolve conflict.



Winter Series


January 18, Tuesday, 6:00 pm (Morris Hall Library)


Navigation Systems: Equipping your student to steer smart – Safe Driving


Lauren Winborne of SteerSmart




Spring Series


March 22 and March 29


Better Together Parent to Parent Series  


On Tuesday, March 22 join us to hear perspectives from a panel of parents, faculty, and pastors on defining and building Kingdom community.

Then, on Tuesday, March 29, parents will live out our learning around the table with refreshments where we will lean into God’s Word around community. 


March 1, Tuesday, 8:00 am (BGR)


Allison Duncanson, Mike Shaheen


Translation Please? Keeping up with Technology Trends


This session will introduce parents to reliable resources like Axis that help keep up with internet and social media trends that change so quickly and will offer a cultural translation on tech terminology.


April 12, Tuesday, 6:00 pm (Brostrand Hall)


Spiritual Formation Seminar


David McBride


LIT – Living in Truth: Helping our students choose the Word over the World


Faculty will share spiritual disciplines students are learning and how intentional faith and learning integration forms our students.