Middle School

Middle School News
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,...



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!...



Spirit Week 2017 in Pictures
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Student Life
Posted: 10/26/2017

Middle and Upper School students have shown off their creativity and WolfPack spirit through dress-up days this week! Visit our Facebook page for more photos!



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...



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...



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...



New Middle School Choral Techniques Paying Dividends
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 9/20/2017

By: Abe Okie, Chorus Teacher

The 2017 Middle School Chorus is well underway. I attended a conference over the summer and took courses focusing on the developmental needs of Middle School singers. This year, I'm incorporating some different techniques specifically targeting sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students, and, so far, it is...



Poetry in Motion at Whitefield
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 8/29/2017

The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has been making waves around Whitefield recently.

During the first week of school, eighth-graders in Mrs. Moss's English class created their own versions of the poem "Knoxville, Tennessee" by Nikki Giovanni.

Around that same time, Mrs. Blunier, Whitefield librarian, invited Samara Huggins ('17) to the Upper School library...



Foundations Built During Group Activities
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 8/24/2017

On August 23, Middle School students participated in group team-building activities to lay a foundation for the school year, deepen their walk with the Lord, explore the true meaning of servant leadership, strengthen relationships with their peers and advisors, and have fun together.

Fifth- and sixth-grade students traveled to King Springs Baptist...



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...