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Upper School celebrates Banned Books Week
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 9/25/2018

The Upper School is celebrating Banned Books Week (Sept. 23-29) with a display that features books that have previously been banned. Students are encouraged to check out a book and then freely discuss why they think it was banned.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read....



Whitefield celebrates Homecoming 2018
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Athletics, Alumni
Posted: 9/25/2018

Our WolfPack spirit came alive as we celebrated Homecoming 2018 on Sept. 21. Prior to Friday night’s homecoming festivities, students and staff participated in Spirit Week dress-up days and attended a pep rally on Thursday afternoon, where the Blue Crew energized the crowd and the cheerleaders got everyone “fired up...



Lower School students learn digital stewardship concepts
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 9/25/2018

Third- and fourth-graders used the game, Twister, to help remember important tips for being online. For example, the RED dot means, “Uh-uh. Oh, no. You’re not getting MY passcode!” Using this mnemonic device, students learned the importance of keeping passwords private and the need to identify safe people who they...



Lower School families attend 14th annual Campout
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 9/25/2018

The 14th annual Lower School campout was held at Camp Highland in the beautiful mountains of Ellijay Sept. 15-16. New and returning families joined together for a weekend of fun, worship, and quality time outside enjoying God’s amazing creations.

Festivities included a delicious barbecue dinner, followed by a game of kickball...



Preparing for Grandparents Day
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 9/20/2018

Lower School students have spent the first six weeks of school learning Disney songs to sing on Grandparents Day!  On Friday, September 28 our Lower School students will perform “Disney Through the Years” for their grandparents at 9 a.m. in the LSSAC. Students will sing songs including, “The Mickey Mouse...



The Cookie Fiasco
Categories: Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 9/20/2018

In preparation for next month’s I Love to Read parade, students in Mrs. Hawkins’ PreK4 class made giant cookies to wear as their costumes. In keeping with the theme of their book, “The Cookie Fiasco” students will be dressed as giant cookies and holding a sign that says “Equal cookies...



Third-graders design and build satellites in the Innovation Lab
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 9/12/2018

As a culminating activity after their unit on space in science, third-grade students in Mrs. Beard’s class traveled to the Innovation Lab to design and build their very own satellites. Together with their classroom partner, students were responsible for naming their satellite, determining its function, and designing it so that...



Earth Science students work to identify minerals
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 9/12/2018

Students in Mrs. Voelkel’s seventh-grade Earth Science class used various methods such as water displacement to identify unknown minerals and a triple beam balance or digital scale to determine the mass of the mineral.



Lower School students participate in Mileage Club
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 9/10/2018

Lower School students have the opportunity to prepare for learning by exercising a few minutes before classes start on Monday and Wednesday mornings by participating in the Mileage Club. The Mileage Club is available to all Lower School students. Students earn punches on their mileage card for each lap completed...



PreK4 students learn about emotions
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 9/10/2018

Lower School counselor Katy Weihe shared a special lesson on "Feelings" and how to manage emotions like fear, sadness, and anger with our PreK4 students. 



Drum line perform at community event
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 9/10/2018

The Whitefield Academy Drum Line entertained guests on Saturday, Sept. 8 at a fall community kick-off event held at Higher Ground Church in Powder Springs.





WolfPack Weekly Roundup: September 10, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 9/10/2018

Last week the WolfPack had an exciting week of competition! WolfPack football had a clean sweep of victories over the weekend, with the varsity team winning 42-7 over Mt. Pisgah, the JV team winning 42–6 over Walker, and the 5th/6th grade team winning 22–20 over Mt. Vernon. Plan to cheer...



Natalie Saxon (’04) visits Spanish classes
Categories: General, Upper School, Alumni
Posted: 9/5/2018

Natalie Saxon (’04) visited Mr. Lezcano’s Spanish classes and talked with students about her experiences living abroad. Natalie has traveled to 22 countries, the latest being Guatemala, where she has lived and worked for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Youth in Development sector. Her work in...



Geometry students build mini golf course models
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 9/4/2018

Students in Mrs. Jones’ geometry class built models of a putt putt golf course in the Innovation Lab. Students were required to use different angle measures to see what it would take to get a hole-in-one. They also used different shapes to build obstacles for the hole. Students were able...



More than 1,000 serve “others ahead of self” at Whitefield Great Day of Service
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Community Service
Posted: 9/4/2018

On Saturday, August 25, more than 1,000 members of the Whitefield Academy community participated in the school’s second annual Great Day of Service. The army of volunteers arrived on campus early, excited and ready to work, as cars filled every available parking spot as a band in the school’s Grand...



Drama class studies movement in theatre
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 8/31/2018

Mrs. Coleman's drama class is studying movement in theatre, including stage pictures, pantomime, and, of course, stage combat. This is part of their "Theatre for the Eyes" unit. In the first single-sword combat lesson, the Middle School students learned how to stand in “ready position” called “kissing the blade.”





Third-grade in-house field trip
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 8/28/2018

Third-grade enjoyed a day of hands-on exploration of the world of physics with “Mr. A” from High Touch High Tech.  After learning about Sir Isaac Newton and inertia, students engaged in spinning gyroscopes, balancing games, and designing marble tubes.  The culminating activity involved getting wet from shooting off water bottle...



Spotlight on the Arts: Fine Arts Faculty Spend the Summer Perfecting their Talents
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 8/23/2018

From visiting Greece on an education trip to working at a musical theater camp, Whitefield Academy Fine Arts teachers were busy this summer traveling and perfecting their talents.  



Whitefield Academy Community Comes Together
Categories: General, Community Service
Posted: 8/21/2018

Whitefield Academy has several community-building events planned for this Friday and Saturday as the school launches into a new year.

Beginning Friday morning, this year’s first All-School Chapel will gather students, faculty and parents to worship together as one body in Christ, led by Director of Spiritual Life Allison Duncanson and anchored by the school’s longstanding, tearjerker tradition of Kindergarten students joining with the senior class of 2019 as they enter the chapel service together. 



Upper School teacher attends SBL International Meeting
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 8/7/2018

Dr. Kyle Hughes recently returned from Helsinki, Finland, where he read two papers at the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, both on the theme of the development of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in the early church. Besides sharpening academic skills that can be shared with...



Alumna Enjoying Life Abroad
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 7/26/2018

Catherine Hamilton ’13 has been living and working in Berlin since October 2017. She works as a free-lance branding consultant and will be moving the base of her work from Berlin back to the states in the fall of 2018.

Some of her clients include Bob Goff, Whitefield Academy, Prachtwerk (an...



Whitefield Introduces New WolfPack Logo
Categories: Athletics, Student Life
Posted: 7/23/2018

Whitefield Academy is excited to unveil the new Whitefield Academy WolfPack logo! The logo, which includes the school’s traditional navy and gold, depicts a quote by Rudyard Kipling that’s often shared in relation to our mascot, “For the strength of the Pack is the wolf, and the strength of the...



Three Soccer Players Named All-County
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 6/4/2018

Congratulations to the following members of the 2018 varsity boys soccer team for being named to the All-County boys soccer team!

First Team: West Peterson (11th), Midfield
Second Team: Jakob Burkett (12th), Defense
Honorable Mention: Stephen Hellier (12th)



Recent Graduates Named MDJ Scholar Athletes
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/31/2018

Eleven recent Whitefield graduates were named 2018 Scholar Athletes by the Marietta Daily Journal on May 27. 

Scholar athletes are selected based on a student's ability to flourish in the classroom and on the playing fields, tracks, courts, pools, and mats thorughout their high school career. The MDJ selected this year's...



Class of 2018 at a Glance
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 5/31/2018

Given the academic challenge and high expectations, graduating from Whitefield Academy is quite an accomplishment. Years of studying, sports practices, drama rehearsals, and other co-curricular activities all culminate into this final celebration of all that the seniors have achieved.

The Class of 2018 has much to celebrate now that they have...



Whitefield Celebrates Class of 2018 Baccalaureate and Commencement
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 5/23/2018

Whitefield celebrated the Class of 2018’s graduation with a baccalaureate service on Friday, May 18, in the Lower School Student Activity Center and the 21st Commencement on Saturday, May 19, at The Church of the Apostles. The graduates marched in robes and cords representing their various achievements as parents, grandparents,...



Justice Wins National Chess Championship
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 5/23/2018

Sixth-grader Drew Justice recently represented Whitefield Academy in the National Elementary Chess Championship held in Nashville. Drawing over 2,000 players from around the country, the annual four-day event begins with a six-round blitz (fast chess) tournament and concludes with a seven-round standard tournament. Drew had an outstanding performance in the...



WolfPack 2017-2018 Year in Review
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/21/2018

It’s been an exciting year for the WolfPack!

Highlights from the 2017-2018 year included: Varsity football going 8-4, hosting a first round playoff game, and matching the furthest run in school history in the state playoffs Varsity boys cross country claiming a region championship and third at the state championship meet, which ties...



Fourth-Graders Get Creative with Digestive System
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 5/17/2018

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...



Latin Class Builds Lego Catapults
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 5/17/2018

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. The winner for distance was...



2018 All-Area Soccer and All-Region Baseball Teams
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/17/2018

Congratulations to the following WolfPack soccer and baseball players who were selected to be on their respective 2018 All-Area and All-Region Teams!

All-Area Soccer
1st Team: Macy Kendrick, Stephen Hellier, West Peterson, Jakob Burkett, John Matherne, Josh Orr
2nd Team: Claire Browne, Caroline Browne, Simon Sengson, Casey Torres
Honorable Mention: Carson Llewellyn, Inessa Watson

All-Region...



Second-Graders Raise Funds for Vision Rehabilitation Services
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 5/17/2018

After their recent learning unit on Helen Keller, Whitefield second-grade students have worked diligently this past month on their service project - serving their families, neighbors, and community with lemonade stands and other fundraisers - to raise more than $3,000 for Vision Rehabilitation Services (VRS).

VRS is a local nonprofit organization...



Middle School Chorus Earns Silver at Music Festival
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 5/16/2018

The Middle School Chorus participated in the Southern Star Music Festival on Friday. They sang two selections for a group of adjudicators and received a clinic from Dr. Stephanie Cash from Berry College. It was a very special opportunity for them to sing in a large auditorium in front of...



Digital Artwork on Exhibit at Atlanta Airport
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 5/16/2018

Congratulations to Middle School students Peter Fleming, Derek Nickels, Cole Peterson, and Jonathan Rhudy, whose digital artwork will be on exhibit in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's Terminal T from July through October 2018. These students created their artwork in Photoshop using their own original photos.

If traveling through the Atlanta airport...



2018 Eighth-Grade Commissioning Ceremony and Award Winners
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 5/16/2018

Congratulations to all of our eighth-grade students! Their achievements were celebrated during the annual Eighth-Grade Commissioning Ceremony on May 10.

Academic Excellence for 8th Grade: Ally Berry   
8th Grade Timothy Awards: Cole Long and Caroline Kern   
8th Grade Ephesians Award: Luke Sinclair  
Outstanding Citizen Award: Chase Blackwell 
8th grade English Academic Excellence: Zoe Justice Teacher's...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: May 14, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/14/2018

Last week our varsity boys soccer team and varsity track team finished our athletic seasons for the 2017-2018 school year! Varsity boys competed in a hard-fought game against Paideia in the semifinal round of the state tournament on Tuesday, which came down to the final seconds of the match. This...



2018 Fifth- Through Seventh-Grade Awards
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 5/14/2018

The fifth- through seventh- grade year-end awards ceremony was held on May 3. Congratulations to the following award recipients!

Fifth Grade
  Academic Excellence for 5th Grade: Elizabeth Cella
5th Grade Timothy Award: Everett Buero and Trinity Walker
5th Grade Bible Academic Excellence: Emily McDonald Teacher's Award: Chelsea Taylor Passion for Learning Award: Noah Pitchersky 5th Grade Language Arts Academic...



Whitefield Students Excel in AP Competition
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 5/11/2018

Seven Upper School students enrolled in AP Computer Science attended the annual AP Bowl held at Georgia Tech on April 28. The competition, which involves taking a test similar to the multiple-choice portion of the AP Computer Science exam, drew a field of nearly 200 students from metro-Atlanta high schools. 

For...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: May 7, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/7/2018

Last week the Pack continued to draw spring sports seasons to a close. The varsity girls tennis team ended their season in a hard-fought match against Athens Academy in the second round of state playoffs. Congratulations girls on an excellent season. We look forward to returning this entire strong team...



The Puppet Guy Performs For Lower School
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 5/2/2018

Lee Bryan, aka “That Puppet Guy,” shared his fun performing puppets with PreK4 and kindergarten classes on May 1. Lee has been visiting Whitefield for several years entertaining our little ones! And guess what? This is his JOB!

Thanks, Lee, for your silliness and enthusiasm for showtime!



Life After the Annual Student Art Show
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 5/1/2018

Hopefully you have had a chance to view and be inspired by the Annual Middle School Student Art Show! You may wonder, "What do the art students do now?" They continue to expand their creative minds with the study of some extremely creative artists and artistic disciplines!

The fifth-grade art students...



2018 Upper School Awards
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 4/30/2018

The Upper School year-end awards ceremony was held on April 26. Additional photos can be found by clicking here.

Congratulations to the following award recipients!

12th-Grade Awards
Bible Department award: Matthew Cofield
English Department award: Maggie Heiskell
History Department award: Christian Knox
Foreign Language Department award: Malcolm Griffin
Mathematics Department award: Stephen Hellier
Performing Arts Department awards: Performing Arts...



Stewart Goes Behind the Scenes of Avengers Movie
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/26/2018

Senior Kaitlyn Stewart was recently given access to visit the film sets of "Avengers: Infinity War" (opening April 27) and "Avengers 4" (opening May 2019). She was allowed to sketch while watching different scenes with actors including Chris Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Robert Downey Jr.

Kaitlyn enjoyed seeing behind the scenes...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: April 23, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/23/2018

The spring athletic season began wrapping up last week, as Middle School boys and girls track took second place and fourth place at the Metro10 championship meet, while a three-game series sweep against Christian Heritage finished off varsity baseball's season. Whitefield also hosted the varsity track area meet on Tuesday...



Ten Thousand Reasons 2018 Grant Recipients Announced
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Student Life, Community Service
Posted: 4/22/2018

On Monday, April 16, Whitefield Academy students led an all-school assembly celebrating service and the school's mission of "Others Ahead of Self." Five different charities served by Whitefield students were awarded $59,075 in Ten Thousand Reasons (TTR) grants this year. A guest speaker from Feed My Lambs, a previously-funded charity,...



The Big Broadcast is a Big Hit!
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/20/2018

Second- through fourth-grade students presented an exciting musical event called "The Big Broadcast" on Friday, April 13.

The show was a hybrid concept format, based on cabaret-style scenes from various musicals showcased in between original or individual student acts, like a variety show. Not only does a show like this involve...



Upper School Celebrates Arts Day
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/18/2018

The Upper School experienced a full day of art during Arts Day on April 11.

The morning kicked off with a high-energy performance by Calo Gitano Dance Academy, the largest flamenco dance academy in Georgia. Students learned the origin of Flamenco and a few moves of their own. Afterward, they heard from Chinua...



National Honor Society Inductees 2018
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 4/17/2018

Forty-four Whitefield students joined the National Honor Society at an induction ceremony held in the Athletic Center on April 12. Established in 1921, the NHS recognizes outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Christopher McDonald, NHS sponsor and science department chair,...



Legacy Gala Honors Brostrand and Launches Capital Campaign
Categories: General, Lower School, Capital Campaign
Posted: 4/13/2018

The Whitefield Legacy Gala held on April 7 served as a special time to honor Whitefield's past, celebrate its present, and build its future. Members of the Whitefield community, from parents to teachers to alumni, gathered at The Fairmont for a time of fellowship and a delicious dinner while commemorating...



Annual Student Art Show Awards 2018
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/13/2018

The Whitefield Annual Student Art Show was held on April 5. This celebration of the visual arts also included performances by our bands, orchestra, Lower School chorale, and Middle School drama students.

The judge for this year's art show was Kim Ford, a Middle School parent. She has been teaching visual...



Students Amazed During Arts and Science Day
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/12/2018

On April 6, messiness was the order of the day as Lower School students took a break from their regular schedules and spent a whole day dedicated to the arts and sciences. The theme of the day was "Be Amazed!" as students experienced God's awesome universe through art projects and...



2018 Senior Scholars Announced
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 4/10/2018

On Tuesday, April 3, Whitefield Academy held a senior scholars luncheon in honor of the 22 seniors who have earned the magna cum laude and summa cum laude distinction.

As a group, these students include six with 4.0 GPAs.

To earn the magna cum laude distinction, students must earn a 3.70-4.0 cumulative...



2018 All-State Swimming Honors
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/9/2018

Congratulations to our varsity swimmers and divers who earned all-state honors for the 2017-2018 season!

Senior Brooks Merkle - 1st Team All-State
Freshman Avery Fassnacht - 1st Team All-State
Junior Emilie Grand’Pierre - 3rd Team All-State

Additional congratulations go to Brooks, who was also invited to train for a week at the Olympic Training...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: April 9, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/9/2018

Last week held a variety of highlights for the WolfPack! On Wednesday night we celebrated our senior athletes participating in spring sports. We honored the accomplishments and memories of 38 members of the Class of 2018 and cheered our varsity girls soccer team to a 4-2 victory over Pace Academy!...



2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition Winners
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/16/2018

Congratulations to the Upper School students whose artwork and writing have been selected as award winners in the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for Georgia! Their work was chosen from over 3,000 entries submitted from both public and private schools throughout the state. The ceremony for all Gold and...