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WolfPack Weekly Roundup: December 10, 2018
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 12/10/2018

The WolfPack had a great week of competition last week, highlighted by our first varsity home basketball games on Friday night, where we cheered on the WolfPack against Mount Pisgah! It was great to have our cheerleaders, pep band, and BlueCrew back in full force, cheering on the Pack. We...



Annual Toy Parade
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Community Service
Posted: 12/7/2018

With toys in hand and dressed in their favorite Christmas shirts, hats, headbands, and colors, Lower School students walked from the Lower School to the Middle School on Dec. 7 in the annual Toy Parade. Waiting outside of the Middle School were fifth-grade teachers and students. The fifth-graders received the...



Fourth-graders connect with New York author
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 11/29/2018

Lower School librarian Lynn Handley hosted Patricia McCormick via Skype as a guest presenter for fourth-grade this morning. Ms. McCormick is the author of the book Sargent Reckless, which was the class book for Ms. Underwood’s students during I Love To Read Week. Ms. McCormick lives in New York City...



PreK4 students learn the importance of apologizing
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 11/14/2018

Lower School counselor Katy Weihe shared a lesson on "how to apologize" with our PreK4 students. These lessons are being lived out daily as these little ones interact with each other and resolve conflicts as shown in Matthew 18.



All-School Chapel held in honor of veterans
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 11/8/2018

The Whitefield community came together to honor our veteran family members and veterans from the community during the annual All-School Veterans Chapel on Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Athletic Center.

The service included patriotic selections from the Whitefield Concert Band as well as the Upper School Vocal Ensemble singing the National...



Art teachers dedicated to learning
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 11/8/2018

Whitefield’s three art teachers, Rebecca Brown, Natalia Hicks, and Debbie Childree just returned from an inspiring Georgia Art Educators Conference. They attended four days of hands-on workshops and presentations along with more than 200 Georgia art educators. The theme of the GAEA Conference was “Brainstorm: Collaboration and Idea Generation from...



Students and faculty gather for "See You at the Pole" prayer event
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 9/27/2018

Students and faculty gathered in front of the athletic center (near the flagpole) the morning of Sept. 26 for the annual "See You at the Pole" prayer event. The morning of prayer was led by students who prayed for our school community, families, friends, leaders, and nation.

"See You at the...



Lower School Performance Meets Innovation Lab
Categories: General, Lower School, Upper School
Posted: 9/27/2018

Mr. Brown's Live Production class worked in the Innovation Lab to design and build the castle backdrop for the Lower School's Grandparents Day performance!



Art students prepare for "I Love to Read Week"
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 9/27/2018

In preparation for “I Love to Read Week” Lower School students have been busy creating costumes and float decorations for the annual parade during their art classes. Each Lower School class has selected a book and will wear costumes related to their book’s theme in the parade. We would like...



Lower School students learn digital stewardship concepts
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 9/25/2018

Third- and fourth-graders used the game, Twister, to help remember important tips for being online. For example, the RED dot means, “Uh-uh. Oh, no. You’re not getting MY passcode!” Using this mnemonic device, students learned the importance of keeping passwords private and the need to identify safe people who they...



Lower School families attend 14th annual Campout
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 9/25/2018

The 14th annual Lower School campout was held at Camp Highland in the beautiful mountains of Ellijay Sept. 15-16. New and returning families joined together for a weekend of fun, worship, and quality time outside enjoying God’s amazing creations.

Festivities included a delicious barbecue dinner, followed by a game of kickball...



Preparing for Grandparents Day
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 9/20/2018

Lower School students have spent the first six weeks of school learning Disney songs to sing on Grandparents Day!  On Friday, September 28 our Lower School students will perform “Disney Through the Years” for their grandparents at 9 a.m. in the LSSAC. Students will sing songs including, “The Mickey Mouse...



The Cookie Fiasco
Categories: Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 9/20/2018

In preparation for next month’s I Love to Read parade, students in Mrs. Hawkins’ PreK4 class made giant cookies to wear as their costumes. In keeping with the theme of their book, “The Cookie Fiasco” students will be dressed as giant cookies and holding a sign that says “Equal cookies...



Third-graders design and build satellites in the Innovation Lab
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 9/12/2018

As a culminating activity after their unit on space in science, third-grade students in Mrs. Beard’s class traveled to the Innovation Lab to design and build their very own satellites. Together with their classroom partner, students were responsible for naming their satellite, determining its function, and designing it so that...



Lower School students participate in Mileage Club
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 9/10/2018

Lower School students have the opportunity to prepare for learning by exercising a few minutes before classes start on Monday and Wednesday mornings by participating in the Mileage Club. The Mileage Club is available to all Lower School students. Students earn punches on their mileage card for each lap completed...



PreK4 students learn about emotions
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 9/10/2018

Lower School counselor Katy Weihe shared a special lesson on "Feelings" and how to manage emotions like fear, sadness, and anger with our PreK4 students. 



More than 1,000 serve “others ahead of self” at Whitefield Great Day of Service
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Community Service
Posted: 9/4/2018

On Saturday, August 25, more than 1,000 members of the Whitefield Academy community participated in the school’s second annual Great Day of Service. The army of volunteers arrived on campus early, excited and ready to work, as cars filled every available parking spot as a band in the school’s Grand...



Third-grade in-house field trip
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 8/28/2018

Third-grade enjoyed a day of hands-on exploration of the world of physics with “Mr. A” from High Touch High Tech.  After learning about Sir Isaac Newton and inertia, students engaged in spinning gyroscopes, balancing games, and designing marble tubes.  The culminating activity involved getting wet from shooting off water bottle...



Spotlight on the Arts: Fine Arts Faculty Spend the Summer Perfecting their Talents
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 8/23/2018

From visiting Greece on an education trip to working at a musical theater camp, Whitefield Academy Fine Arts teachers were busy this summer traveling and perfecting their talents.