Friday, December 15, 2017
Kindergartners recited the story of Jesus' birth from Luke 2 during All-School Christmas Chapel yesterday.

All School News 

Semester Report Cards

Middle and Upper School parents, please note that semester 1 report cards will be available on the Whitefield Parent Portal by Monday, January 8.

Counselors To Speak About Important Issues

The counseling office has invited two local counselors to address seventh- through 12th-grade boys and girls separately on topics of interest to each gender. For Upper School students, this will occur in lieu of chapel service on Thursday, January 4.  The girls will meet in the Louise Owens Theater, and boys will meet in the Barnett Gathering Room. Seventh- and eigth-grade students will meet during their P.E. classes with girls in the Barnett Gathering Room and boys in the Middle School chapel space. Content will be adjusted appropriately for varied age groups.

In addition to these meetings, both counselors will be available for dialogue with Upper, Middle, and Lower school parents from 11:10 to 11:55 a.m. on this same day in the Barnett Gathering Room. If you have further questions, please contact School Counselor Sue Errera. Click below to read more about our guest counselors.
Whitefield welcomes back Mr. Jason Otwell who will speak to issues that can commonly effect men; specifically, healthy relationships, escape behaviors, and respectful communication. For more information about Mr. Otwell, please click here.

Dr. Judi-Lee Webb is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and will speak to the young ladies about pressures that can commonly affect women, specifically healthy body image, self-awareness, and the indicators that one may be developing a disordered relationship with food and/or exercise. For more information about Dr. Webb, please click here.

Last Call for Lost and Found Items

Parents, all unlabeled, non-Whitefield clothes, shoes, textbooks, etc. that have been found this semester and remain unclaimed are currently on display in the Middle School lobby. All items still unclaimed will be removed from campus on December 20. Please have your student take a look if they have misplaced anything, or if you are on the Whitefield campus, feel free to come have a look. As the new year approaches, this is the perfect time to label your children's clothes so we can get them to their proper owner (Amazon has 100 pre-cut, iron-on labels for $11.99). Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Save the Date: Legacy Gala and Dinner

Saturday, April 7, 6-10 p.m., The Fairmont (1429 Fairmont Avenue, Atlanta)
Please join the Whitefield community in honoring our past, celebrating our present, and building our future. Formal invitation to follow!

Georgia GOAL Tax Credit - NEW Deadline!

NEW! Georgia GOAL will now accept additional applications through the initial December 15 deadline! Don’t delay, apply today through December 27!


Whitefield Football Players Voted to All-Region Team

Congratulations to the following players for being voted to the All-Region 6-A South Team! Click here to see the All-Region teams listed on the AJC website (scroll down for 6-A South Team).

Region Co-Defensive player of the year: Thomas Joiner (Sr. Linebacker)
1st Team Offense: Austin Sumter (Sr. Wide Receiver), Coleman Miller (Sr. Offensive Lineman)
1st Team Defense: Jake Lewis (Sr. Defensive Lineman), Kyle Holt (Sr. Defensive Lineman)
1st Team Special Teams: Matthew Sumlin (Jr. Kicker and Jr. Punter), Craig Scott (Jr. Long Snapper) 
2nd Team Offense: Luke Persons (Sr. Quarterback), KJ Cainion (Sr. Running Back), Kaleb Brooks (Jr. Wide Receiver)
2nd Team Defense: Chip Goldsmith (Sr. Defensive Back), Kaleb Brooks (Jr. Defensive Back)
Honorable Mention: Braeden Swilley (So. Offensive Lineman), Bryce Davis (So. Wide Receiver), Jaquez Dew (So. Linebacker)

Fine Arts News 

Jazz Band Performs for Governor Deal and the First Lady

It has become an annual tradition for our Jazz Band to be invited to perform during the holiday tours at the Governor's Mansion. A little bit of snow did not deter Stacy Quiros and the band from keeping their commitment to play for the public tour on Sunday, December 10. After they had played a few songs, Governor Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal stopped in to listen. They lingered for a few songs, then walked up to the band to interact and learn more about them. It was an honor and also a great PR moment for our school! The First Lady and other staff said our band's performance was by far the best of all the participants. This is just one of many gigs the Jazz Band has played this season, including the Vinings Jubiliee Tree Lighting and several senior citizen homes.

Community Service News 

Service Opportunity: Providence Neighborhood

Sunday, December 17, 9-11:30 a.m.
Providence Neighborhood is hosting a holiday party and Upper School volunteers are needed to help with setting up tables and decorations and making pancakes. If you are interested in volunteering and this service does not conflict with your Sunday worship, please contact event coordinator Julie Carrick.

Whitefield Around Town

See Bronson Holsinger in "Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir" with Whitefield Discount!

Today and tomorrow, December 15 and 16, 7 p.m. at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Whitefield fourth-grader Bronson Holsinger will be singing in "Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir" this year at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. Whitefield parents and students have the opportunity to purchase tickets for either night of the performance at a discounted rate! Click here and enter promo code "whitefield" at check out to receive 20 percent off your ticket!

Friday at Whitefield
Today is an exam day.

Saturday at Whitefield

SSAT 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Morris Hall
Boys Gold Basketball vs. St. Francis (MS) - 6th Grade Game 9 AM HOME

MS Study Hall
This Week
Mon, Tues
Opal Anderson-Curling

Wed, Thurs
Andrea Blackwood

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