Friday, May 18, 2018
Hooray for graduation weekend! We're excited to celebrate our seniors at Baccalaureate and Commencement!

All School News 

Parent Prayer Group

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

Fridays, 8:15 to 9:15 a.m., Flora Marbut Conference Room (lower level of Founders Hall Middle School building)
Please join us 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.

Summer is Almost Here… and so are Whitefield Summer Programs!

The countdown is on to summer break! Don’t miss out on all the fun we plan to have on campus as part of Whitefield Summer Programs. We have camps available for all ages, PreK4 through 12th grade. View the calendar here and register for camps at the NEW website. Questions? Contact Summer Programs Director Angie Boone by email or call 678-770-3236

Review Health Accounts

A NOTE FROM OUR NURSE, Jessica Rogers, RN:
The Magnus health portal has reopened Whitefield’s health accounts. Please take the time to log on to your account and review any changes. If you do not have your login information, please call the Magnus Help Desk at 877-461-6831. Certain requirements now have electronic signatures to save you time, and requirements without electronic signatures require a physician’s signature or more detailed information. The due date for Magnus accounts to be complete is June 30. Nurse Rogers may be reached through email or by calling 678-697-8154.

Baccalaureate and Graduation

The Whitefield Baccalaureate ceremony for the Class of 2018 is this evening, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the Lower School Student Activity Center, with Mr. Wallace Francis as the Baccalaureate speaker.
Graduation for the Whitefield Class of 2018 will take place tomorrow, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. at The Church of The Apostles with Mr. Dan Cathy, Chairman and CEO of Chick-fil-A, Inc. speaking during the ceremony.

Don't Miss These Campus Store Deals!

Last chance for Campus Store deals! Stop by today for 30 percent off T-shirts (excluding new arrivals) and clearance items at 50 percent off!
Campus Store hours this week:
  • Today, 7:30-11 a.m.
After today, we will be closed until July 9. Beat the rush and visit us in July for uniform needs! Click here for a full listing of summer hours.

Lower School News 

Digestive Design

Fourth-graders recently learned about the digestive system in Science Lab. To ensure they knew the correct location of each organ God placed inside of them, they made digestive system aprons and wore them to lunch! It reminded them of how God intricately designed all the organs of their body to work together!

Middle School News 

Latin Class Builds Lego Catapults

Mrs. Marks' Latin 1A class is finishing their first semester in Latin with a catapult competition! Five students built catapults from Legos and shot the same size and type of projectile three times. Competitors were Adie Henderson, Avery Lows, Derek Nickels, Toun Oderinde, and Conlon Walker, who won with a distance of 4 feet, 10 inches.

Sixth– Through Eighth-Grade Locker Cleanout/Inspection

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade locker cleanout and inspection is this morning, May 18. Advisors will oversee and sign off on clean lockers. Fifth-grade locker cleanout is next Thursday, but they may start taking items home today.

Middle School Exam Schedule

Middle School Sixth- through Eighth-Grade Final Exam Schedule:

Monday, May 21: MS/US Foreign Language, Bible 7 and Language Arts Exams
7:45 – 9:10 a.m.: Foreign Language, Bible 7 & Language Arts Extra Help (OPTIONAL), Science Extra Help (OPTIONAL)
9:15 – 11:15 a.m.: Foreign Language, Bible 7 and Language Arts Exams

Tuesday, May 22: Science Exam Day
7:45 – 9:10 a.m.: Science Extra Help (OPTIONAL), English Extra Help (OPTIONAL)
9:15 – 11:15 a.m.: Science Exams

Wednesday, May 23: English Exam Day
8:45 –10:10 a.m. English Extra Help (OPTIONAL), Math Extra Help (OPTIONAL)
10:15 – 12:15 a.m. English Exams

Thursday, May 24: Math Exam Day
7:45 – 9:10 a.m. Math Extra Help (OPTIONAL), History and Bible 6 Extra Help (OPTIONAL)
9:15 – 11:15 a.m. Math Exams

Friday, May 25: History and Bible 6 Exam Day
7:45 – 9:10 a.m. History and Bible 6 Extra Help (OPTIONAL)
9:15 – 11:15 a.m. History and Bible 6 Exam

All students must be picked up no later than campus closing at 11:45 a.m. daily except for Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. No lunch and no supervised study hall during finals. Students are not permitted to stay on campus after final exams. “Wednesday Whitefield T-shirt Day” dress is permitted on all exam days. Students are permitted to attend designated extra help sessions listed on the schedule above.

Fifth-grade students do not take final exams; however, there will be graded assignments and tests given that week. Students should arrive at the usual 8:05 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) and 9:05 a.m. (Wednesday) start time. Click below for more information regarding fifth grade.

Unlike grades six through eight, fifth-grade does not take exams; however, there will be graded assignments and tests given that week. For example, there will be a Bible review test that week and their Psalm/Proverb project will be due. Additionally, fifth-grade will participate in the Spring Musical Performance that Wednesday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the MS chapel space (chapel attire should be worn). The students will have a dress rehearsal that Tuesday morning, 5/22. Please note that there is no jumpstart or study hall during exam week. All students must be picked up by 11:45 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and by 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday. The end-of-the-year class party will take place on Friday; please click here to sign up to send in snacks for the party.

Upper School News 

Upper School Exam Schedule

  • Monday, May 21: Foreign Language, 9:15–11:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 22: Science, 9:15–11:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 23: English 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 24: Math, 9:15–11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, May 25: History, 9:15–11:15 a.m.
All students must leave campus by 11:45 a.m. daily except for Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. No lunch is served during finals.

Community Service News 

SUMMER Service Opportunity: VBS at On Mission Church

June 11–14, 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. at On Mission Church (561 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Mableton GA)
On Mission Church and Mt. Harmony Baptist church are partnering up and offering Lifeway’s VBS this summer. We need great teenage volunteers to help and can provide service hours for your time and assistance! If you are completing sixth- through 12th-grade, we need your help with groups, crafts, recreation, or skits and dance (wherever your interests are). To sign up, please email Allison Krichko by May 25.

Friday at Whitefield
Today is an all-period day.

Saturday at Whitefield

Commencement 9:30 AM The Church of the Apostles

MS Study Hall
This Week
Mrs. Hayley Davis
Room M-208

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