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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...



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...



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!...



Whitefield Celebrates Homecoming 2017
Categories: General, Upper School, Student Life
Posted: 10/30/2017

On October 27, the excitement and WolfPack spirit were evident as Whitefield celebrated Homecoming 2017. Over 100 Whitefield graduates attended the alumni barbecue before the game, and in keeping with tradition, class representatives kicked off the festivities with our Homecoming court parade.

The game began when alumnus Everett Joiner (‘13) arrived...



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...



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...



Students Bond During Back-to-School Retreats and Seminars
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 8/18/2017

Upper School students had the opportunity to bond with one another during some special back-to-school retreats and seminars.

Seniors spent five days at Camp Covecrest in the North Georgia mountains enjoying nature and participating in community service. The theme of the week was “listen to your life” and was centered around...



Senior-Freshman Mentoring Kicks Off
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 8/18/2017

A new year of senior-freshman mentoring kicked off on the seniors' first day of school on August 18. Freshmen who wished to have a mentor were matched with same-gender seniors to talk about everything from how to balance homework and extracurricular activities to how to maintain healthy friendships.

Freshmen will meet...



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...



Brown Featured in Marietta Juried Art Show
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 7/10/2017

Upper School art teacher Rebecca Brown was selected as a featured artist for the Metro Montage XVII, an annual juried exhibition at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. Her artwork, "Moonscape," will be on display from July 8 through September 10.

Metro Montage features works of fine art by contemporary artists that showcase...



Hughes Receives Doctor of Philosophy in Theology
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 6/26/2017

Upper School history teacher and department chair Kyle Hughes received his Doctor of Philosophy in theology from Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, on June 12. His thesis title was "The Trinitarian Testimony of the Spirit: Prosopological Exegesis and the Development of Pre-Nicene Pneumatology." Hughes also holds a Bachelor of Science...



Hellier Wins College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 6/13/2017

Recent Whitefield graduate William Hellier ('17) was awarded a college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship on June 7. Students who earn this type of National Merit Scholarship will receive between $500 and $2,000 per year every year of their undergraduate studies. 

William will be attending the University of Oklahoma and plans to pursue...



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...