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Drama Students to Perform Play Written by Alumna
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts, Alumni
Posted: 2/21/2018

Whitefield alumna and writing student Brendan Thomas (’17) has a new addition to her resume: professional playwright. The college freshman recently wrote her first full-length play and sold her work, entitled “Murder Doesn’t Feed the Hungry,” to her alma mater for production.

Taking six English classes in her four years of...



Students Inducted into Fine Arts Honor Societies
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/20/2018

Numerous Upper School students were honored on Wednesday, February 14, 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,...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: February 20, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/20/2018

Over the weekend, our varsity boys basketball team fell short in a tough showdown against Stratford, ending their season in the first round of the state playoffs. They battled through a lot of injuries and adversity this season and, as a young team, showed a lot of promise for the...



Fourth-Graders Enjoy Annual Driftwood Field Trip
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 2/19/2018

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,...



2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition Winners
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/16/2018

Congratulations to the Upper School students whose artwork and writing have been selected as award winners in the 2018 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...



Berry Earns Chair in Honor Band
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/14/2018

Eighth-grader Ronny Berry auditioned in December for a coveted chair in the District 12 Middle School Honor Band. He was chosen and participated in a weekend full of demanding rehearsals with top instrumentalists from the highly competitive District 12. They performed a concert on Sunday, February 11, at Hillgrove High...



Whitefield Dramatic Society Attends ThesCon 2018
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/14/2018

Thirty-three members of the Whitefield Academy Dramatic Society recently attended the Georgia Thespian Conference 2018 in Columbus. They joined over 5,000 other high school thespians for three days of workshops, shows, and individual performances.

Four Whitefield students – sophomores Caroline Browne, Annie Edwards, and Grayson Nour and junior Cha Cha Hamilton...



“Celebrating Black History” Student Art on Display On and Off Campus
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/12/2018

Artwork created to celebrate Black History Month is currently on display on campus in the Upper and Middle School lobbies. The same exhibit is also on display at the Northside Fulton County Library (3295 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta, 30327). Please stop by and view the works created in Photoshop and...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: February 12, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/12/2018

Last week held the end of our varsity girls basketball season and the beginning of many of our spring athletic programs.

The JV tennis team claimed victories over Providence Christian in their second match of the season, while the varsity boys soccer team had us on the edge of our seats...



Middle and Upper Schools Have Heart for the Homeless
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Community Service
Posted: 2/11/2018

Whitefield Academy partnered with Heart for the Homeless to provide Valentine boxes for the homeless in our city. Both Middle and Upper School students prepared shoebox-sized plastic containers by decorating them with hearts and packing them with a water bottle, Valentine candy, a handwritten Valentine, Zip-lock bags, and essentials such...



Eckerson Advances to Next Round of GISA Spelling Bee
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 2/9/2018

Sixth-grader Marin Eckerson will advance to the next round of the GISA Spelling Bee after placing third in Round 1 at Woodward Academy on Feb. 8! Rounds 2 and 3 will be held at Atlanta Academy in Roswell on February 27.

Kudos also go to eighth-grader Caroline Kern for a great...



2018 All-Region Basketball Honors
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/8/2018

Congratulations to the following WolfPack student-athletes on earning All-Region basketball honors!

Andrew Thomas Brown - 2nd Team All-Region
Shelby Wingate - 2nd Team All-Region
AJ Hopkins - Honorable Mention



Varsity Lacrosse Starts Season by Serving
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/6/2018

This year, the varsity lacrosse team is focusing on honoring God both on and off the field by serving rather than being served. The team recently put their goal into action by partnering with 7 Bridges to Recovery to minister to the homeless in Atlanta.



Varsity Swim and Dive Excels at State
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/6/2018

The varsity swim and dive team had a great weekend sending three members of the team to the A-5A GHSA state championship meet held at Georgia Tech. This year’s meet incorporated a new feature to the meet, with teams from A-3A schools being scored in their own division.

Starting off the...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: February 5, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/5/2018

Last week, the WolfPack competed in a handful of end-of-season events, including Metro10 basketball tournaments and the swim state meet. Shout out to our undefeated Middle School boys gold basketball team for earning the Metro10 championship title on Saturday in a decisive 42-18 win over Fellowship! Our varsity swim team...



Middle School Gold Basketball Wins Metro10 Championship
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/4/2018

The Middle School gold team scored off the opening tip and never looked back on Saturday afternoon, defeating Fellowship Christian 42-18 to claim the Metro10 seventh-grade boys basketball championship.

In front of a large home crowd, Whitefield played its best game of the season and excelled on both ends of the...



Mrs. Hicks' Art Detectives
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/2/2018

Mrs. Hicks invites all Lower School students to become art detectives! Students are encouraged to visit an art museum in America or around the world and bring her pictures of themselves next to their favorite artwork. In return, students will receive a travel sketchbook, and their picture will be displayed...



Whitefield Robotics Continues to Shine
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 1/30/2018

Whitefield Robotics competed in their League Championship on Saturday, January 27. This tournament pitted 22 teams from two different leagues across Georgia.

Whitefield Robotics was complimented on their interview, was well-spoken with judges, and had solid performances on the competition field. In addition to winning the Control Award for excellence in...



Fifth Grade Demonstrates Three Laws of Motion
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 1/29/2018

Fifth-grade students were assigned groups and asked to use recycled supplies to create a lab demonstration showing one of Sir Isaac Newton’s three laws of motion. Some students showed inertia, some showed how the amount of force needed equals mass times acceleration, and some students demonstrated action and reaction.

The Innovation...



Fourth-Graders Learn About MLK, Jr. Through Field Trip
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 1/29/2018

Fourth-graders enjoyed a great visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historical Site on Jan. 25. They were able to tour his boyhood home, Ebenezer Baptist Church, the King Center, and the fire station he played in as a child! Thanks to the Black History Month committee for planning such...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: January 29, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/29/2018

The WolfPack participated in 26 athletic events last week! Highlights included a varsity swim meet at Pace in which the WolfPack took third place and ninth-grade diver Avery Fassnacht took first place! Middle School swimmers also competed, representing Whitefield at the Metro10 swim championship. Meanwhile, basketball teams competed against a...



Jones Wins 2018 Poetry Out Loud Competition
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 1/26/2018

Seventeen Whitefield students participated in this year’s Poetry Out Loud competition, held on Friday, January 26, in the Athletic Center. Senior Jared Jones won first place, freshman Adiyah Thomas won second place, and junior Nyah Britt placed third.

Jared recited "I Go Back to May 1937" by Sharon Olds and "The...



Taylor Breault ('09) Puts Safety First
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 1/26/2018

For Taylor Breault (’09), failure is not an option.

Taylor graduated from the Georgia Tech Honors Program with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He then secured a job at PinnacleART, an oil and chemical industry consulting firm outside of Houston, Texas, where he manages 35 people in inspection services.

Taylor...



Eckerson Wins Middle School Spelling Bee
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 1/25/2018

Sixth-grader Marin Eckerson won the Middle School Spelling Bee on Jan. 25. The bee went a rousing 15 rounds, with the championship word being “martingale.”

The runner up was eighth-grader Caroline Kern, who was an alternate and did not know she would be competing until the night before.

Mrs. Davis will accompany...



K-3 Chess Team Wins Third in MLK Tournament
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School
Posted: 1/22/2018

Whitefield Academy hosted the 17th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Chess Tournament on January 15, which drew more than 400 scholastic players from around the state to compete over the chess board as well as to participate in service opportunities in honor of MLK. Players packed backpacks with school...



Sumlin Shines at Kohl's Kicking Southern Showcase
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/22/2018

Junior Matthew Sumlin attended the Kohl’s Kicking Southern Showcase in mid-December. Of the five showcases held by Kohl’s across the United States, Matthew was ranked #20 for all kickers in the Class of 2019. 

The judges said the following about Matthew’s performance:
He showed college potential on FG and KO's. His leg...



Student Art on Display at Northside Fulton County Library
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 1/22/2018

Selected works created by Whitefield art students in grades seven through nine are currently on display at the Northside Fulton County Library through January 31. Please stop by and view the works of these gifted students!



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: January 22, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/22/2018

After a short week last week, the Pack was back in action on Friday and Saturday, with basketball teams competing in our winter week Homecoming games. During halftime of the varsity boys game, Joshua Orr and Lucy Eichelberger were crowned Mr. and Miss WolfPack. Congratulations to these students and all...



Artist Jack Shield Shares Wisdom with Art Students
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 1/19/2018

Jack Shields, watercolor artist, has been visiting the eighth-grade art class for the past 10 years! What an inspiration to have this artist with 50 years of experience share his wisdom and technique with the students again this year.

Each year, he also gives the gift of a painting to one...



Jazz Band Performs for Governor and Military
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 1/19/2018

It has become an annual tradition for our Jazz Band to be invited to perform during the holiday tours at the Governor's Mansion. A little bit of snow did not deter Stacy Quiros and the band from keeping their commitment to play for the public tour on Sunday, December 10....



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: January 16, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/16/2018

Middle School athletes brought in some great highlights last week, winning basketball games against Walker and competing in the Metro10 wrestling championship, which was hosted at the Whitefield Athletic Center. Our Upper School athletes also represented the Pack in a swim meet at Marist and a variety of basketball games....



Safety First for Fourth Grade!
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 1/12/2018

On January 9, the fourth-graders visited the Cobb County Safety Village, where they learned important safety techniques that deal with crime prevention, bus safety, fire safety, water safety, pedestrian safety, and other ways to stay safe and prevent dangerous situations. This hands-on learning experience demonstrates and trains participants how to...



Whitefield Robotics Team Places First
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 1/10/2018

Whitefield Robotics competed in their third league meet on Saturday, January 6, placing first and winning all five of their matches! They are currently ranked third in their league headed into the championship in two weeks.



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: January 9, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/9/2018

The WolfPack eased back into athletic competitions last week, competing only on Friday and Saturday. Varsity and JV basketball teams as well as varsity swimming participated in events against St. Francis, Lovett, and Pinecrest. For highlights and more information, check out the recaps below by clicking “read more.”

Last week also...



New Varsity Football Coach Announced
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/5/2018

On Jan. 5, Whitefield Athletic Director Danny Ryan announced that longtime veteran coach John Hunter will cede the reins of Whitefield’s varsity football program to Coleman Joiner, who served as Whitefield’s assistant head football coach and head JV coach this past season. Hunter will remain on the varsity football staff...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: January 4, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/4/2018

Welcome back, WolfPack!

The Athletic Department is excited to kick off 2018 with you. Over the semester break, Whitefield basketball teams competed in a handful of games and tournaments; check out the information below for recaps. This week holds six WolfPack competitions – five basketball games and a swim meet. Click...



Joiner Earns All-State Football Honors
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/2/2018

Congratulations to senior linebacker Thomas Joiner for earning All-State football honors in region Class A Private! He was named to the first team defense. 

Read the full Marietta Daily Journal article here.



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: December 18, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/18/2017

Last week we cheered on our basketball, wrestling, and swim teams as they participated in 14 competitions. Our boys basketball teams defeated Kings Ridge and Mount Vernon early in the week, and on Friday our JV and varsity teams traveled to Walker to compete. Wrestling teams took on Creekside Christian,...



Varsity Football Players Earn All-Region Recognition
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/14/2017

Congratulations to the following 2017 varsity football players for being voted to the All-Region 6-A South Team! (view the Atlanta Journal Constitution article here)

Region Co-Defensive player of the year: Thomas Joiner, Sr. Linebacker

1st Team Offense:
Austin Sumter, Sr. Wide Receiver
Coleman Miller, Sr. Offensive Lineman

1st Team Defense:
Jake Lewis, Sr. Defensive Lineman
Kyle Holt,...



Christmas Fundraisers a Success!
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 12/14/2017

The Upper School Student Council collected gift cards over the course of several weeks to be donated to PAWkids, a local organization that provides a quality enrichment program for children in a safe, loving, and Christian environment while providing families with various resources that will empower and encourage them. The...



Coach Bacorn Named Cross-Country Coach of the Year
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/13/2017

Congratulations to varsity cross-country coach Matthew Bacorn for being named the Region 1A-Private Cross-Country Boys Coach of the Year by the Georgia Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association!

Coach Bacorn was selected by the cross-country committee for outstanding contributions and performance for the season. This fall, he led the...



Emma (Palmer) McVey ('07) Boosting Atlanta's Economy and the Arts
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 12/12/2017

Emma (Palmer) McVey (‘07) was voted Most Likely to Star in a Broadway Musical her senior year at Whitefield. She is well on her way when she is not at her “real” job.

Emma works on the Economic Development team at the Metro Atlanta Chamber, assisting the chief economic development officer....



PackBackers Varsity Fall Sports 2017 Recap
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/12/2017

Volleyball

This year, WolfPack volleyball brought in a new coach, Lindsay Kate Hines!

Coach Hines began a new initiative by starting “volleyball families.” These families united players in the Middle School, JV, and varsity teams, with each varsity member having their own family. This leadership program not only united the teams, but...



Eighth Grade Publishes Advent Calendar
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 12/11/2017

Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with the eighth-grade "Take an ADVENTure" Advent calendar! This collection of art and daily devotionals is available to view here, and you can print or save/download it to your digital device by clicking on the "file" option at the top of the page.

Each eighth-grade...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: December 11, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/11/2017

I hope you’ve each enjoyed a safe and fun weekend! Last week, the WolfPack competed in 11 athletic events! Highlights included varsity boys basketball team victories over Mount Paran (45-35) and Grady High School (59-51). Check out the recaps below for details on these games as well as other WolfPack...



Smyrna Mayor Recognizes Members of Whitefield Community
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 12/5/2017

On Monday, December 4, three members of the Whitefield community were honored by City of Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon at an Education Awards Ceremony. As a strong advocate for education, Mayor Bacon created the Mayor's Education Awards in 2006 to recognize outstanding students, staff members, and volunteers from Smyrna-area schools,...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: December 4, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/4/2017

Last week, the WolfPack competed in 10 athletic events, giving us the opportunity to cheer on our basketball, swimming, wrestling, and tennis teams! Highlights included hosting the Metro10 tennis championship on Friday and kicking off home basketball games on Saturday as varsity teams took on Grady High School. The recaps...



Whitefield Robotics Sets State Record
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 12/4/2017

On November 18, Whitefield Robotics competed in their second league meet, placing third overall. Along with their alliance partner, they set a state record for highest points scored in a match this season. Congratulations, team!



A Season of Giving at Whitefield
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 12/1/2017

While every season at Whitefield is a season of giving, December is particularly special with many opportunities for our students to give back to the community in a variety of ways.

Dressed in Christmas colors and hats, Lower School students marched from the Lower School to the Middle School on Dec....



Janico's Class Records 2,000 Gifts
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 11/29/2017

Eighth-grade students in Mrs. Janico's history class recently reached a personal goal of writing 2,000 different gifts from God that they are thankful for. This endeavor was inspired by Ann Voskamp's book, “One Thousand Gifts,” where she practices the spiritual discipline of gratitude. Voskamp states, “Counting 1,000 gifts, I realized...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: November 27, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/27/2017

Welcome back, WolfPack! I hope you each enjoyed a restful Thanksgiving break filled with great memories!

In the week before break, Whitefield competed in 12 athletic events. The most anticipated was Friday’s varsity football game, in which the Pack traveled to Athens to compete against Prince Avenue Christian School in the...



Three Softball Players Named All-Region
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/21/2017

Congratulations to the following 2017 WolfPack softball players who were recently named to the All-Region Team:  

Amilya Little (11th) - First Team
Kaley Talley (11th) - Second Team
Maya Mancle (10th) - Second Team



Hurley Takes Over as Lower School Principal for the Day
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 11/21/2017

On Tuesday, October 3, the Lower School students were met at carpool by a new principal—third-grader Henry Hurley, wearing the authentic Whitefield name tag on his sweater. Many changes took place that day under his young and vivacious administration. 

Making the Lower School a pleasant place to learn was top on...



Second Grade Visits Safety Village
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 11/14/2017

Whitefield’s second-grade classes recently visited the Cobb County Fire Safety Village. They learned from Cobb County firemen and EMTs about fire safety at home and also about gun safety, bike safety, and how to be safe around school buses, train tracks, and street crosswalks. The most fun part was meeting...



Jazz Band Performs at Georgia Aquarium
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 11/14/2017

The Whitefield Jazz Band took a trip to the Georgia Aquarium on Nov. 2 to play for the 14th Annual Heroes For Hope Dinner. They performed Big Band classics for an hour for 400 guests during their meet and greet time. Prior to their performance, they had an hour to...



Varsity Football Playoff Game Details for Nov. 17
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/13/2017

The WolfPack varsity football team will battle Prince Avenue Christian School on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at PACS in the second round of GHSA state playoffs. It will be another WHITE OUT, so clean off your white Whitefield wear from last Friday and lets hit the road to cheer on...



Wade Named MDJ Athlete of the Week
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/13/2017

Congratulations to sophomore Devin Wade for being named the Marietta Daily Journal's Athlete of the Week on November 11!

Devin fell just two seconds shy of winning the Class A private school individual championship last week in Carrollton, finishing second with a time of 17 minutes, 4.84 seconds, He lead the...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: November 13, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/13/2017

The highlight of last week was without a doubt our Friday night football game, in which Whitefield hosted the first round of GHSA state playoffs and took on the Walker Wolverines. After an awesome season of hard work, the WolfPack was excited to return home and host the first round...



Fourth-Graders Present Whispers from God to Mrs. Brostrand
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 11/10/2017

Fourth-grade students recently published their very own devotional book entitled "Whispers from God." The book is comprised of artistic interpretations of the students' favorite Bible verses. 

The students dedicated the book to Lower School Principal Jeannie Brostrand and presented her with a copy on Nov. 7. She loved it!



Whitefield Honors Veterans During All-School Chapel
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 11/9/2017

The Whitefield community honored the men and women of the military during the annual All-School Veterans Day Chapel, held Thursday, November 9, in the Athletic Center. Students from all three schools participated in the event. Boy Scout Troop 554 led the presentation of colors; the Middle School Chorus and Lower...



Seventh-Graders Learn Investigate Skills from Police Officers
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 11/8/2017

Smyrna Police Officers Louis Defense and Heather Clements as well as Whitefield's own Chief Mitch Plumb recently visited Mrs. Carmichael's seventh-grade English class to share the process of investigation.

Students learned that reading, questioning, listening, analyzing, organizing, and reflecting are all part of creating solid claims in an investigation. Most importantly,...



Varsity Football Playoff Game Details for Nov. 10
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/7/2017

The WolfPack varsity football team will take on the Walker Wolverines in the first round of GHSA state playoffs on Friday, November 10, at 7:30 p.m. at WolfPack Stadium. This is the first time the Pack has been to the playoffs since 2009, so let's WHITE OUT the stands by...



Whitefield Robotics Team Competes in FIRST Tech Challenge
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 11/6/2017

Members of the Whitefield robotics team competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge on November 4, during which they built, programmed, and navigated a robot through various challenges and tasks for points.

The team finished in sixth place with one of the highest match scores of the meet. Way to go, Pack!...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: November 6, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/6/2017

The WolfPack had a strong start to November last week, participating in five athletic events. On Wednesday and Thursday our Middle School tennis teams earned three victories against Mount Vernon and Pinecrest, and Middle School athletes continued to compete on Saturday in their first swim meet of the season! Check...



Cross Country Runs to a Third-Place State Finish
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/3/2017

Our Upper School students boarded a packed-out fan bus on November 3 and headed to Carollton to cheer for the varsity cross-country boys team and two of our female runners as they competed at the state meet.

The boys team finished third, with sophomore Devin Wade claiming second place overall with...



Hannah Rae Faulk ('12) Glorifies God Through Acting
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 11/2/2017

Hannah Rae Faulk (‘12) currently lives in Chelsea, Manhattan, while she pursues a career as an actress. Through studying with CAP21 last fall, she was able to study with New York casting directors and broadway performers. During that time, she completed a showcase and signed with Avalon Artists Group talent...



Lower School Celebrates 16th Annual I Love to Read Week
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 10/31/2017

Whitefield Academy’s Lower School once again celebrated a favorite tradition among students, parents, and teachers October 23-31. The “I Love to Read Week” activities and red wagon parade are a highlight of the fall semester each year for the PreK4 through fourth-grade students. 

“I Love to Read Week” was established when...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: October 30, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/30/2017

Last week will be hard to top for Whitefield athletics! The WolfPack celebrated Spirit Week, and the excitement and support for the Pack was evident as students participated in dress-up days and two pep rallies throughout the week. By the end of the week, Whitefield teams had earned two championship...



Varsity Boys Cross Country Clinches Region Championship
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/27/2017

On October 26, the varsity cross-country team traveled to Darlington to compete in the area meet, where the Pack had an overall very strong performance. Sophomores Devin Wade and Emily Little each finished first in their respective races, Emily Little and Annie Edwards qualified for state competition, and the varsity...



First Grade Explores Chattahoochee Nature Center
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 10/19/2017

On Tuesday, October 17, Mrs. Bounds', Mrs. Fisher's and Mrs. Runager's first-grade classes visited the Chattahoochee Nature Center. They took a guided tour of the nature center and identified plants and animals, such as a red-tailed hawk and a barred owl. They finished their nature hike with a visit to...



Grandparents Enjoy Innovation Lab Lunch & Learn
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 10/18/2017

Approximately 20 Whitefield grandparents enjoyed a firsthand look at the Innovation Lab on October 17, as Lab Director Matthew David and his “tech guru” partner and Whitefield parent, Jim Kelly, hosted an information session and tour of the new space.

Located in Mod 600, the Innovation Lab boasts four rooms of...



Whitefield Chorus and Drama Perform at Mable House
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/17/2017

Whitefield singers performed at the 2017 Mable House Storytelling Festival on Saturday, October 14. Along with groups from surrounding schools, including a lively set from the Pebblebrook Gospel Choir, Whitefield’s Middle School Chorus and cast members from Whitefield's upcoming play, "Anything Goes," charmed the crowd with a range of musical...



Fall Mini-Skills Course Offerings in Innovation Lab
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 10/17/2017

This fall, Whitefield is offering a variety of mini-skills courses that will be utilizing our new Innovation Lab. From circuitry to woodworking to sewing, there's something to interest every student.

A description of each course offering is listed below. To register, please click here. Registration for each course ends the day...



Joiner Named MDJ Athlete of the Week
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/16/2017

Congratulations to senior Thomas Joiner for being named the Marietta Daily Journal's Athlete of the Week on October 14! 

Joiner, a quarterback and linebacker, was recognized for carrying the WolfPack on both sides of the ball in their 31-24 victory against Fellowship Christian on October 6. He had 12 tackles on defense...



Kindergarten Collects Coats for Feed My Lambs
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 10/16/2017

This fall, the kindergarten classes collected 131 coats and 13 sets of hats, gloves, and scarves for their Megan’s Closet service project! These donations will be given to the organization Feed My Lambs, which serves underprivileged children around the city and world.

Elizabeth Weatherby, founder of Feed My Lambs, visited the...



Middle School Cross Country Wraps Up Season
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/16/2017

The Middle School cross-country team had a busy week with strong performances to finish up their season at the Metro10 championship meet on October 10 and the Middle School state meet on October 14 (both two-mile courses).

Metro10 Championship Meet

The girls team earned fourth place out of 10 teams, with medal-winning...



Innovations for the Marching Band
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/16/2017

Upper School students Paxston Richards, Karalese Wehner, and Luke Wilson used Whitefield's Innovation Lab to build these three creative tombstones for props in the 2017 marching band halftime show, “Echoes from the Dark Side; Villains In Action.” As you guessed, they go along with the songs "Monster Mash," "The Grinch,"...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: October 16, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/16/2017

Last week held seven competitions for the WolfPack, represented by the football and cross-country teams. Highlights included the pink out game by our fifth- and sixth-grade football team, during which Whitefield partnered with visiting team Mount Vernon to raise awareness for breast cancer along with $600 in ticket sales which...



Handley Serves Library in Miami over Fall Break
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 10/12/2017

Over the summer, Lower School Librarian Lynn Handley traveled with 10 others from Second-Ponce De Leon Baptist Church to Overtown, Florida, a very poor area of Miami, to work with the missionary organization Touching Miami with Love. During that week, Mrs. Handley worked on organizing their largely-donated collection of books into...



Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Football Tackle Breast Cancer
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/12/2017

The 5th/6th football team came together on Saturday, October 7, for their annual pink out game to heighten awareness of breast cancer.

While both teams arrived to the game undefeated, and Mount Vernon walked away with the win, the WolfPack family had a winning day. Their morning started strong with a...



Kindergarten Experiences God's Creation at the Farm
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 10/11/2017

On October 5, the three kindergarten classes visited Pettit Creek Farm for a field trip. While they were there, students experienced God’s creation firsthand while spending time with one another.

Pettit Creek has several farm animals, as well as a few other types of animals, such as zebras, kangaroos, and camels...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: October 11, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/11/2017

The WolfPack ended a great week of competition last week with Lower School Night at the varsity football game. Whitefield rallied for a spectacular comeback win against Fellowship Christian and celebrated our youngest fans. Lower School students were recognized before the game, helped to make the tunnel for the football...



Eighth Grade Takes on Washington, D.C.
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 10/10/2017

Whitefield eighth-graders enjoyed a whirlwind tour of Washington D.C., taking in the sights and sounds of the nation’s capital on a four-day excursion from Oct. 6-10.

The class visited a number of sights in D.C., including the Capitol building, Ford's Theatre, and museums such as the Smithsonian National Museum of American...



Fourth Grade Examines "Holy" Water
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 10/4/2017

Fourth-graders in Miss Lee's class recently had the unique opportunity to examine "holy" water under a microscope!

Thanks to Whitefield's Retaining the Best grant, Miss Lee toured the Holy Land this summer. While there, she collected water samples from the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River, and the Dead Sea and...



13th Annual Lower School Campout a Success!
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 10/4/2017

From Campout Chair Jim Wilkins:

The 13th Annual Whitefield Dad/Child Campout at Camp Highland held in September was a huge success. We had over 150 attendees, with many new families joining us this year. It was great to get to know them and their children and returning Whitefield families.

The theme was...



Bonnem Wins 1,000 Word Challenge
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 10/3/2017

Congratulations to Upper School English teacher Jessica Bonnem for winning a commendation prize in the 1,000 Word Challenge, an international writing competition based in Great Britain. A new short story challenge with a different prompt is posted to the website every three months. To qualify for the challenge, each entry...



Emily DeMoss ('12) Pursues Passion for Students with Special Needs
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 10/3/2017

Emily DeMoss ('12) graduated from the University of Georgia during the summer of 2017 with a degree in human development. While at UGA, Emily was involved in Extra Special People, a nonprofit organization with a passion for enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

“My little buddy...



Visual Arts Teachers Refuel Their Creativity
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/2/2017

Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Childree are always on the lookout to encourage and inspire each other as artists by entering juried art competitions, which allows them to grow in their abilities and creativity as teaching artists. Locally, both teachers have photos accepted as part of the South Cobb Arts Alliance...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: October 2, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/2/2017

Last week held senior nights, a College Recruitment Night, 22 athletic events, and the end of regular-season games for the volleyball and softball teams.

A special congratulations is due to the varsity boys cross-country team, who was tied for first place in GHSA state rankings following their last meet. Team scores...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: September 5, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 9/5/2017

Last week, the WolfPack claimed victories against The Kings Academy, Kings Ridge, and Atlanta Girls School. Highlights from the week included our second football game as well as a full game schedule on Thursday, during which all four of our volleyball teams competed in addition to JV and Middle School...



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...