Friday, August 23, 2019
We're looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning as we come together as a Pack and start the school year off with a focus on “others ahead of self” for the 3rd annual Whitefield Great Day of Service.

All School News 

Great Day of Service Sign Up

Tomorrow, August 24, beginning at 8 a.m. in Whitefield's Grand Amphitheater
More than 1,200 volunteers have already signed up for Whitefield's Great Day of Service! There are some new projects just added and many projects with openings, including the Whitefield Habitat Home Build project, so register today! For more details, click here.


All-School Chapel

Today, August 23, 9:15 a.m. in the Athletic Center
Parents are welcome to attend this morning's all-school chapel. Students should wear their chapel uniforms.


Mondays with Moms

Monday, August 26, 7:45 a.m., WolfPack Den (athletic center)
Calling all Whitefield moms! Join us as we start the week with a brief time of worship, study, and prayer as we seek to deepen our relationship with Jesus and with each other. Mondays with Moms is an open study for all moms no matter where you are on your faith journey. We are looking forward to the fellowship and faith building opportunity these moments on Monday mornings will provide. Mondays with Moms will be held in the WolfPack Den. Coffee and conversation begins at 7:45 a.m., followed by the session at 8 a.m. The first Mondays with Moms will be held on August 26.


Parent Prayer Group

Friday, August 23, 8–9 a.m., Barnett Gathering Room (lower level of Founders Hall Middle School building)
Calling all parents! You are invited to attend the first Parent Prayer for the 2019-2020 school year on Friday morning before our all-school chapel. This is a great opportunity for you to join other parents in prayer for our faculty, staff, students, and school community. Parent Prayer will be held on Friday mornings throughout the year. Coffee will be provided.

Lower School News 

Lower School Meet the Teacher Night

Tuesday, August 27, 7 p.m. starting in the LSSAC
Parents are invited to attend Lower School Meet the Teacher Night. Gather in the LSSAC to start the evening, then parents will move to classrooms to meet with teachers. This evening is for adults only and will provide parents with an understanding of classroom procedures and activities for the year.

Middle School News 

WyldLife Ministry Kick-off

WyldLife will kick off the year with an All-Area Club (including students from other NW Atlanta middle schools) on Wednesday, September 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Cochise Club. WyldLife is the middle school ministry of Young Life and is for current sixth- through eighth-grade students. Meetings are held every other Wednesday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. WyldLife leaders, who range from college students to young professionals, seek to model and express God's love to students by cultivating relationships and honoring their God-given desire for a life of fun, adventure, and purpose.

A Parent Meeting for interested families will be held on Sunday, August 25, at 5 p.m. at the home of Morgan and Alan Hamilton, 3208 Marne Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305. For more information about WyldLife or to attend the Parent Meeting, please email Alan Corder

Upper School News 

Upper School Meet the Teacher Night

Monday, August 26, 6:30 p.m. starting in the Louise Owens Theater
Parents of Upper School students are welcome to attend our annual Meet the Teacher Night! The evening will begin with a brief gathering in the Louise Owens Theater at 6:30 p.m. From there, we will follow a bell schedule that allows you to go to each of your child’s classes where you will meet each teacher and gain an understanding of his or her course goals and expectations. 

Athletics 

New Whitefield Academy Sports Network Launches

PackBackers is proud to announce the launch of our new Whitefield Academy Sports Broadcast Network! Our newly-formed student body broadcast team is excited to present our Pack using a state-of-the-art video broadcast system which includes a hi-def feed, multiple camera angles including a sideline camera, and other enhancements for a dynamic viewing experience. The compelling pre-, during, and post-game programming will expand over time as we take advantage of our collective creativity!

We will stream all home and away football games through our partner NFHS. Please go to NFHSnetwork.com and set your FREE membership by going to the school search bar on top and entering “Whitefield Academy.” Our first broadcast is today against Cherokee Bluff at 7:30 p.m. Our pre-game show is a “work in progress” but tune-in by 7:15 p.m.! We encourage you to share with family, friends, and alumni! Stay tuned for the debut of our new logo and introduction to the dynamic team very soon.


Thursday's Athletic Results

Varsity Softball vs. Fellowship Christian: W 15-2
Varsity Volleyball vs. Atlanta International School: W 25-11, 25-17
Varsity Volleyball vs. Cumberland Christian: L 11-25, 2-26
Junior Varsity Volleyball vs. Atlanta International School: L 18-25, 25-15, 10-25, 24-26
Middle School Football vs. Pinecrest Academy: W 56-0


Support Our Athletes - Join PackBackers Today

The PackBackers are the booster club of the WolfPack, and each year we strive towards our mission through an amazing system of parent volunteers.

Benefits of being a PackBacker:
  • PackBacker families receive free entry to all home sporting events for every member of their immediate family.
  • Families with children who are exclusively in LS (PreK - 4) can join PackBackers for half price.
  • PackBacker members who are Gold or Silver Level have a reserved parking spot for all home varsity football games. There are a limited number of Silver parking spots left!
  • PackBackers supports current sports teams and athletes but also works with the lower and middle schools teams to lay a positive foundation for the long-term future of Whitefield athletics.
Click here to become a PackBacker member – we would love for you to BACK THE PACK!


Spirit Yard Signs Available - Deadline Approaching

Spirit Yard Signs are available for all FALL sports and the deadline for all orders is Sunday, August 25 at 11:59 p.m. Spirit signs are a great way to promote Whitefield athletics and support your athlete. Fall sports include cheerleading, cross country, football, softball, S.W.A.T., and volleyball. Please only order for FALL sports at this time. Please contact Addie Cochran with any questions. Click here to place an order. Thanks!


After School Strength and Conditioning Workouts

Optional afternoon workouts with Coach McClellan begin today at 3:45 p.m. in the weight room. Workouts will take place Monday through Thursday from 3:45-5 p.m. and include resistance training, cardiovascular conditioning, speed and agility work, as well as mobility work. Due to limited space these workouts are reserved for Upper School students only. No sign-up necessary. Please email Coach McClellan with additional questions.

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Candace Daly
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