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Creative Writing students visit Delmar Gardens
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 12/7/2018

Jessica Bonnem's Creative Writing class recently visited Delmar Gardens, a Smyrna retirement community, and took on the role of journalistic reporter. Each student was matched with a resident from the community to interview. The students heard stories of lost love, accidental death, and even war-time fighter pilot maneuvering. Each student...



Exhibit featuring Whitefield art students
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 11/30/2018

A new exhibit featuring art by students in grades seven, eight, and nine will be on display at the Northside Public Library until December 28. The library is located at 3295 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta. 
 
The following students have artwork on display:

Pencil Shadings
Charly Clark
Ashton Regan
Finley Ward
Alex Greenwald
Ellie Farrar
Brandon Carmen
Madison Edwards

Graphite Rubbings
Davis...



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...



AP Art and Creative Writing Exhibit
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 11/2/2018

Students from the AP Art and Creative Writing classes have collaborated to create Intention and Perception: An AP Art and Creative Writing Exhibit that will hang in Morris Hall now through December 14. The AP Studio Art students selected work from their portfolio that could inspire writers. Each Creative Writing...



Wade named XC Boys West Strider of the Mid-Season
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 10/23/2018

West Stride recently named junior Devin Wade as their XC Boys West Strider of the Mid-Season. This year, Devin has progressed through 15:55 mark at the Warpath Invitational followed up more recently by a stunning 15:29 showing at Asics Invitational. Way to go, Devin!



Digital art pieces on display for all to enjoy
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/18/2018

The Digital Art and Graphic Design classes provide special opportunities for students to learn and use their skills on the computer in a variety of different programs and technologies. Throughout the year, students will receive instruction in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Publisher, Corel Painter, and iMovie using computers, iPads,...



Artwork on display at Rev Coffee Roasters
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/4/2018

Artwork created by our Upper School AP Studio Art students is currently on display at Rev Coffee Roasters in Smyrna! The show includes drawings, paintings, and photographs. Many of the pieces are for sale.  



Spirit Spotlight: Varsity Cross Country
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 10/3/2018

The PackBackers are excited to be highlighting our cross country team this week as the Spirit Spotlight! Click here to watch a video celebrating our WolfPack runners!



Three seniors named National Merit Semifinalists
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 9/27/2018

Congratulations to seniors Caleb Corliss, Zachary Justice, and Donovan Pearce for being named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholar Program. The three seniors were among the approximately 16,000 scholars nationwide, who were selected based on their high PSAT scores to compete for National Merit Finalist status. Becoming a Finalist will...



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!



Upper School celebrates Banned Books Week
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 9/25/2018

The Upper School is celebrating Banned Books Week (Sept. 23-29) with a display that features books that have previously been banned. Students are encouraged to check out a book and then freely discuss why they think it was banned.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read....



Whitefield celebrates Homecoming 2018
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Athletics, Alumni
Posted: 9/25/2018

Our WolfPack spirit came alive as we celebrated Homecoming 2018 on Sept. 21. Prior to Friday night’s homecoming festivities, students and staff participated in Spirit Week dress-up days and attended a pep rally on Thursday afternoon, where the Blue Crew energized the crowd and the cheerleaders got everyone “fired up...



Natalie Saxon (’04) visits Spanish classes
Categories: General, Upper School, Alumni
Posted: 9/5/2018

Natalie Saxon (’04) visited Mr. Lezcano’s Spanish classes and talked with students about her experiences living abroad. Natalie has traveled to 22 countries, the latest being Guatemala, where she has lived and worked for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Youth in Development sector. Her work in...



Geometry students build mini golf course models
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 9/4/2018

Students in Mrs. Jones’ geometry class built models of a putt putt golf course in the Innovation Lab. Students were required to use different angle measures to see what it would take to get a hole-in-one. They also used different shapes to build obstacles for the hole. Students were able...



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...



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.  



Upper School teacher attends SBL International Meeting
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 8/7/2018

Dr. Kyle Hughes recently returned from Helsinki, Finland, where he read two papers at the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, both on the theme of the development of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in the early church. Besides sharpening academic skills that can be shared with...