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Lower School News
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...



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...



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...



Lower School Music Starts the Year Strong
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/23/2017

The first quarter has been a great one for Lower School Music!

PreK through 4th grades sang in an exciting 1950s Grandparents Day Performance at the end of September. The students worked very hard learning their songs, and did an excellent job!
Click here to watch the full Grandparents Day performance! 
On Friday,...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



Third-Graders Explore Newton's Laws of Motion
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 9/25/2017

Third-graders recently enjoyed a visit from Professor Q of the High Tech, High Touch science team, an organization that brings science to life through hands-on experimentation in the classroom. The topic of the morning was "Newton in a Nutshell," and all the experiments conducted taught about one of Newton's laws...



Kindergartners Kick off Megan's Closet Service Project
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 9/15/2017

On September 14, Marcia Gaddis, Whitefield's alumni and special events manager, read her story “Coats for Winter” to the kindergarten classes.

Marcia visited the classes to help them kick off their service project, “Megan’s Closet,” which begins on Monday, September 18. The kindergarten classes will collect gently-used children’s coats for two...



Margine Named GISA Master Teacher
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 8/11/2017

Kindergarten teacher Adrienne Margine was named a Master Teacher by the Georgia Independent School Association. This program recognizes teachers who exhibit best practices in the classroom and a willingness to collaborate with others. Additionally, GISA Master Teachers inspire excellence in the classroom, among colleagues, and, especially, students.

To apply for the...



Faculty Pursue Educational Endeavors Over Summer
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 8/11/2017

While our faculty take advantage of the summer break to rest and rejuvenate, they also utilize their time out of the classroom to pursue educational endeavors of their own. Take a look at a few of the adventures our teachers had this summer!

Rebecca Brown, Upper School Art Teacher
Mrs. Brown was...



Whitefield Solar Eclipse Plan for August 21
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 8/9/2017

The Atlanta area will be experiencing a 97% total solar eclipse during the afternoon of Monday, August 21. The moon will begin passing over the sun at approximately 1 p.m. and will cover 97% of the sun at approximately 2:36 p.m. The eclipse will end at approximately 4 p.m.

Please see the...