Thursday, February 20, 2020
Pictured are some of the 32 students inducted into or recognized as members of the National Art Honor Society, which recognizes not only artistic excellence, but also service, scholarship, and character.

All School News 

Cell Phone Found

FOUND! A cell phone has been found and brought to the Campus Store. Please come by today between 3-3:30 p.m. if you suspect it may be yours.

Men’s Fraternity: Back in Action this Friday!

Fridays, 6-7:25 a.m. in the Barnett Gathering Room (lower level of Founders Hall Middle School building)
Join us tomorrow morning as we jump back into our video series, "Raising our Children for the Kingdom," by Tony Evans. Don’t worry if you’ve missed prior episodes; you can jump right in this week! Dr. Evans will teach us the right mix of training, love, grace, and compassion to help us best launch our children into the world.

Men’s Fraternity™ at Whitefield... where real men gather.

Re-Enrollment Contracts & Deposits Due March 2

Re-enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is currently underway. Please submit online re-enrollment contracts and deposits by March 2 via My BackPack. Contact Fran Banta in the business office with any questions. Thank you!

Used Uniform Sale

Wednesday, February 26, 8-9:30 a.m. in the Barnett Gathering Room (lower level of Founders Hall Middle School building)
Cooler temperatures are here, and we are restocked and ready for Whitefield’s Used Uniform Sale! Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted. Gently used uniform donations are always appreciated and can be dropped off in the campus store or Middle School office. For questions, contact NaKeya Bazemore.

Parent Prayer Group

“One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in His temple.” Psalm 27:4

Fridays, 8:15-9:15 a.m., Flora Marbut Conference Room (lower level of Founders Hall Middle School building)
Please join us for Parent Prayer Group as we pray for the needs of our children, the needs of the Whitefield community, and praise God for the great things He has done in and for our community. All are welcome and come as you are! If you have any questions, please contact Byron Johnson.

Middle School News 

Middle School Community Service Deadline

The deadline for Middle School students submitting their Community Service hours for this year is Thursday, April 30.

Students need to submit 10 hours of Community Service. At least five of the hours need to be for an organization that is not Whitefield Academy. (All hours may be for an outside organization.) No more than five of the hours can be in service to Whitefield Academy (for example, serving in concessions stand for a soccer game, volunteering at observation day, helping Mrs. Swift in the MS office, etc.). You may certainly serve Whitefield Academy more than five hours, but only five hours will be credited towards the total of the 10 required hours.

Community Service forms are available in Parent Portal, in the Middle School office, and in Mrs. Marks’ room (MS 309). Return forms to the Middle Schol office or to the box outside Mrs. Marks’ room. Parents may email Mrs. Eve Marks with all of the information on the Community Service form. There MUST be a specific date in order for the hours to be submitted.


Spirit Yard Signs

Spirit signs are available for your yard for all spring sports! Spring sports include baseball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track. Spirit signs are a great way to promote Whitefield athletics and support your athlete. The deadline for all orders is Wednesday, February 26 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to place your order or contact Addie Cochran with questions.

Fine Arts News 

Spotlight on the Arts: Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Congratulations to the Upper School students whose artwork and writing have been selected as award winners in the 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for Georgia! Their work was chosen from more than 3,000 entries submitted from both public and private schools throughout the state. Gold Key recipients include Paulina Bilotti for her photography submission "Control," Katie Dourron for her photography submission "Truth behind the headlines," Virginia Herschend for her photography submissions "do you see me?" and "coming out," Madison Johnson for her photography submission "Stifled Freedom," and Kathleen Dorminy for her digital art submission "Playful Puppy."

Earning a Scholastic Award has been a strong predictor of future success in the arts and writing. Some past winners you may recognize by name include artist Andy Warhol and poet Maya Angelou. The artwork and writings of the Scholastic winning students listed in the "read more" section below will be on display together in Morris Hall Upper School during the Annual Student Art Show in April. Art awards were from the categories of Photography, Digital Art, Architecture & Industrial Design, and Art Portfolio. Writing awards were from the Poetry and Personal Essay & Memoir categories. Please take time to congratulate these students and watch for their works in April!
Gold Key:
Paulina Bilotti, "Control"
Katie Dourron, "Truth behind the headlines"
Virginia Herschend, "do you see me?"
Virginia Herschend, "coming out"
Madison Johnson, "Stifled Freedom"

Silver Key:
Paulina Bilotti, "King of Kings"
Anna Burkett, "introspection"
Avery Fassnacht, "Heart on my Sleeve"
Raymie Lewis, "dark Future"
Sarah Virginia Ryan, "Glimpse"
Sarah Virginia Ryan, "Jilted"

Honorable Mention:
Alisha Berry, "Enlightenment"
Kaleb Carmack, "Beauty in Mystery"
Jonathan Cassady, "Thoughts...."
Katie Dourron, "fake antique"
Virginia Herschend, "Revelation"
Virginia Herschend, "heaven's foyer"
Madison Johnson, "Victimized"
Annalee Neese, "Trypophobia"
Zach Nolan, "A Sacred Place"
Sarah Virginia Ryan, "Antithetical"
Caroline Thomas, "Rainbow Brite"

Digital Art
Gold Key:
Kathleen Dorminy, "Playful Puppy"

Silver Key:
Aiden Carbonell, "Engulfed in Time"
Katarina Kelly, "Neon Gazes"

Honorable Mention:
Alisha Berry, "Drifting Away"
Kathleen Dorminy, "Winter Puppy"
Virginia Herschend, "industrial whirl"
Perry LeBlanc, "Reaching for the Moon"
James Heiskell, "Facing Reality"
Michael Marra, "Out of Darkness"
Wesley Mitchell, "The Id, Ego, and Superego"
Jonathan Rhudy, "Dimensions"
Abigail Wickham, "Conspiracy"

Architecture & Industrial Design
Silver Key:
Joshua Patrick, "Mountain Lodge"

Honorable Mention:
Joshua Patrick, "Hydro Wave"

Art Portfolio
Honorable Mention:
Wesley Mitchell, "The Studies of Edgar Frinzki"

Jazz Band Concert at Vinings Library

Saturday, February 22, 2-3 p.m. at the Vinings Public Library
Visit the Vinings Library this weekend to hear the Whitefield Jazz Band perform in a one-hour concert celebrating African-American jazz composers in honor of Black History Month! In addition to great music, you'll also learn some background information about the featured artists and composers. A reception will follow the concert.

Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Drama Club Performs Peter Pan

Today, February 20, 7 p.m. in the Louise Owens Theater (located in Morris Hall Upper School building)
The fifth- and sixth-grade Drama Club presents an imaginative performance of J. M. Barrie’s "Peter Pan!" Seating is general admission and there are no tickets or concessions. Come grab a seat and enjoy the show!

Black History Month 

Simone Manuel Takes the Gold!

Simone Manuel is the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic medal in swimming. At the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Simone won two gold medals (in the 100-meter freestyle and the 4X100 meter medley) and two silver medals (in the the 50-meter freestyle and the 4X100-meter freestyle relay). Through her win in the 100-meter freestyle, Simone set an Olympic record and an American record.

Manuel also holds three world records as a member of a relay team. She is a six-time individual NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships champion, becoming one of the first three African-American women to place in the top three spots in the 100-yard freestyle event in any Division I NCAA Swimming Championship. From 2014 to 2018, she attended Stanford University, where she swam for the Stanford Cardinals and helped Stanford win the NCAA team championship in women's swimming and diving in 2017 and 2018.

Thursday at Whitefield
Today is a Chapel E day.
4th Grade Driftwood Trip
LS Chapel 8:15 AM
MS Chapel 9:15 AM - 10:05 AM Louise Owens Theater
US Chapel 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM Louise Owens Theater
Boys Middle School Lacrosse vs. Mount Pisgah 5 PM Mount Pisgah - Athletic Complex CANCELLED
Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Mount Vernon Presbyterian School 5:30 PM HOME
Varsity Baseball vs. Campbell High School 5:30 PM Campbell High School CANCELLED
5th and 6th Grade Play 7 PM Louise Owens Theater

Friday at Whitefield

MS Study Hall
This Week
Room U-103
(Upper School Lecture Hall, lower level of Morris Hall Upper School)

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