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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 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 Teams!

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

Baseball
1st Team: Jacob Pitts
2nd...



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...



Smyrna Mayor Awards Members of Whitefield Community
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 5/14/2018

On Monday, May 7, three members of the Whitefield community were honored by City of Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon at an Education Awards Ceremony. As a strong advocate for education, Mayor Bacon created the Mayor's Education Awards in 2006 to recognize outstanding students, staff members, and volunteers from Smyrna-area schools,...



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...



Seven Seniors Sign Commitments to Play Collegiate Athletics
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/11/2018

During Whitefield's college signing ceremony on May 3, seven seniors committed to play athletics at the collegiate level. Congratulations to the following members of the Class of 2018 for their accomplishment!

Rachid Bilotti (Soccer) – Gordon College
Carter Huffman (Baseball) – Sewanee: The University of the South
Jake Lewis (Football) – Berry College
Wills...



Upper School Students Excel at National Spanish Examinations
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 5/9/2018

Congratulations to the Whitefield Spanish students who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2018 National Spanish Examinations! Students from Whitefield Academy earned one gold medal, four silver medals, and thirteen bronze medals, along with seven honorable mentions. 

The National Spanish Examinations are online, standardized assessment tools for grades 6-12,...



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...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: April 30, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/30/2018

Last week both Middle School and Upper School athletic teams began participating in end-of-season tournaments. Middle School girls soccer won the Metro10 championship on Friday (Congratulations, Pack!!), and varsity track competed in the sectional meet on Saturday. Varsity lacrosse finished their season last week with a well-fought game against Fellowship...



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...



Sixth-Graders Hatch Chicks to Study Genetics
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 4/24/2018

Mrs. Figaretti's sixth-grade life science class hatched chicken eggs as part of their unit on cells and genetics. After 21 days in the 100-degree incubator, they were excited to see the hatching of the chicks! 

The students enjoyed holding them, and after the unit was completed, Mrs. Beard's third-grade class adopted...



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,...



Jazz Band Wows at the Bow Wow Brunch
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/20/2018

The Whitefield Jazz Band had the opportunity to perform on Sunday, April 15, at the "Bow Wow Brunch," an English garden party-themed event benefitting the Atlanta Humane Society. The students played over an hour of jazz tunes and fun British-style songs. The guys were gifted with Union Jack bow ties....



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...



Eighth-Graders Host Field Day at AYA
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 4/19/2018

Each year, our eighth-grade students have the incredible opportunity to partner with the Atlanta Youth Academy (AYA) in facilitating their annual Field Day for their students and for God’s glory. Former Whitefield headmaster Chuck Johnston was a principal of this inner-city, private Christian school, and we look forward to serving...



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,...



Middle School Celebrates Arts Day
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/16/2018

Middle School students enjoyed a morning at some of Atlanta's hot art spots during Arts Day on April 11.

Fifth-graders visited the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), where they saw the exhibit “Designing Playful Cities.” This exhibit takes visitors through interactive installations that present a strong case for designing play into urban...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: April 16, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 4/16/2018

Last week we had the opportunity to celebrate the WolfPack in some special ways! On Tuesday, the varsity girls soccer team honored coach Lou Nardi, who is finishing his final season as a soccer coach at Whitefield after faithfully serving for 16 years. The team showed a presentation with photos...



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...



Orchestra Earns First-Ever Trophy
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/10/2018

The Whitefield Orchestra competed in the Southern Star Music Festival at Six Flags last weekend. They performed two pieces, receiving a silver ranking of Excellence and the first-ever trophy for the Whitefield orchestra program!

They also had the opportunity to meet and attend a workshop with Mr. Benjamin Diden, assistant director...



Second Grade Spends Night at the Zoo
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 4/10/2018

One of the highlights of Whitefield's second-grade year is participating in a special program offered by Zoo Atlanta called Night Crawlers, where the students are taken on tour of the zoo after-hours and then get to spend the night right there at the zoo! 

They arrived at Zoo Atlanta after closing...



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...



PreK4 Enjoys Delicious Math Lesson
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 4/10/2018

The PreK4 classes recently enjoyed a "delicious" field trip to St. Angelo's Pizza as part of their math lesson on wholes and parts of a whole.

While at the restaurant, the students made their own "whole" pizzas, starting with dough and then adding the sauce, cheese, and their choice of toppings....



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!...



Third-Graders Sleep Overnight in a Cave
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 3/29/2018

Third-graders made some wonderful memories at their overnight field trip to DeSoto Caverns in Childersburg, Alabama, March 27 and 28. Students were able to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as a rock-climbing wall, archery, and a cave crawl simulation box. Afterward, they headed into the cave to put...



PreK4 Celebrates the Letter P with Special Guests
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 3/29/2018

In celebration of the letter P, the PreK4 classes welcomed several special guests to talk about their professions.

Former police chief Mitch Plumb briefly shared about his role as a police officer for 38 years before coming to Whitefield three years ago as head of security. Before leaving the class, he...



Chess Team Wins State Championship for 2nd Straight Year
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School
Posted: 3/29/2018

For the second year in a row, Whitefield Chess has won a state championship!

A year after bringing home the K-5 title, Whitefield secured first place in the middle school division of the 2018 Georgia K-8 team state championship held on Sunday, March 26. Sixth-graders Efetobo Aror, Nate Jones, and Drew...



Fourth-Graders Show Love Beyond Walls
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 3/27/2018

For their class service project, Whitefield fourth-grade students were able to partner with Love Beyond Walls in College Park. They helped organize supplies, created Blessing Bags, and learned about the plight of poverty in our city. Praying that the people who receive these items will be blessed and feel the...



Hughes to Become Published Author
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 3/26/2018

Congratulations to Dr. Kyle Hughes, whose dissertation, "The Trinitarian Testimony of the Spirit: Prosopological Exegesis and the Development of Pre-Nicene Pneumatology," will be published in June by Brill in their prestigious series Vigiliae Christianae Supplements.

Click here to read more about his publication and order a copy. 



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: March 26, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 3/26/2018

Despite a handful of cancelled games due to inclement weather, the Pack brought in 10 victories along with a second-place golf finish and multiple track championship qualifiers last week. All of our varsity teams contributed to the victories claimed this week, as girls soccer had a last-second (literally!), thrilling overtime...



Third-Graders Become Archaeologists for the Day
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 3/20/2018

Third-graders became archaeologists and dug up ancient artifacts during a recent field trip to the Biblical History Center in LaGrange. This trip supported both the third-grade history and Bible curriculum. 

Students first toured the Holy Land museum, where they viewed oil lamps, murex shells (from which purple dye is made), Roman...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: March 19, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 3/19/2018

Welcome back, WolfPack!
I hope you each enjoyed restful breaks and opportunities to make great memories.

The Pack is about halfway through the spring athletic season. Recently, we celebrated an awesome performance by our varsity track team at the Pace Academy meet, where Whitefield ranked first overall. Field athletes claimed one of...



PackBackers Varsity Winter Sports 2017 Recap
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 3/9/2018

Varsity Swim and Dive
This year’s team placed higher at the state meet than any other swim/dive team in the history of Whitefield! They did so with only one diver, Avery Fassnacht (9th), one female swimmer, Emilie Grand’Pierre (11th), and one male swimmer, Brooks Merkle (12th) qualifying for the state meet.

The...



Gossett and Hellier named 2018 STAR Student and Teacher
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 3/8/2018

Congratulations to senior Evan Gossett for being named Whitefield’s 2018 STAR Student. He chose Steve Hellier, Upper School math teacher, as his STAR Teacher.

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia's highest achieving high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. Since...



Concert Band Welcomes Guest Instructor
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/7/2018

Concert Band students were treated to a percussion workshop presented by Mr. Jose de la Cruz. The students from this class, as well as Jazz Band and Band 1, observed Mr. de la Cruz’s amazing technique on mallets, snare drum rudiments and auxiliary percussion. His creative teaching style, coupled with...



7th-Graders Create Homemade Toys for History Lesson
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 3/6/2018

Seventh-graders in Mrs. Powell's history class presented their homemade toys to conclude their unit on the Great Depression. The toys were made from scrap materials from home - nothing was purchased! The students were asked to pretend they were an older sibling making a toy/game for their siblings while their...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: March 5, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 3/5/2018

The WolfPack competed well last week, ending with awesome victories on Thursday and Friday by girls varsity soccer (10-0 over St. Francis), boys varsity soccer (11-1 over St. Francis), and varsity lacrosse (15-5 over Sprayberry). Click here to see the Marietta Daily Journal’s note on these decisive soccer wins. Varsity...



Upper School Partners with Cobb County in Library Card Drive
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 3/5/2018

On March 2, the Upper School library welcomed Elizabeth Puckett, young adult librarian at the Vinings Branch of the Cobby County Public Library System, to deliver library cards to students who completed an application. The goal of the library card drive was to provide students with more access to online...



Four Students Earn Eagle Scout Rank
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 2/28/2018

Whitefield Academy's Boy Scout Troop 554 has four new Eagle Scouts! Congratulations to Crawford Folk (11th), Will Thomas (10th), Cannon Crompton (11th), and Everett Sinclair (10th) for their recent completion of the rigorous Eagle requirements. The young men were conferred scouting's highest rank in recent ceremonies.

Only five percent of boys...



Jazz Band Performs at Habitat for Humanity Gala
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/28/2018

The Whitefield Academy Jazz Band was invited to play for the Habitat for Humanity “Welcome to Our Neighborhood” Gala at Flourish Atlanta in Buckhead on Saturday, February 24. Celebrating 35 years of Habitat for Humanity, the beautiful and elegant evening included a full host of guests, including sponsors from Delta,...



Second Grade Visits Paper Museum
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 2/28/2018

Whitefield’s second grade classes visited the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum at Georgia Tech. There they learned about the history of paper making, and even had the chance to make their own piece of paper - complete with shredded money in the fibers!



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: February 26, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/26/2018

This week we cheered on the Pack as it competed in eight varsity events and one junior varsity event. Thursday proved to be a big day, as both our varsity soccer teams knocked off a tough opponent in Atlanta International, and the varsity baseball team took home its fourth victory...



Chapel Programs Honor Black History Month
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 2/23/2018

During the month of February, Whitefield celebrated Black History Month with two special chapel programs that served to inspire and unite our community.

Middle and Upper Schools

On February 8, Middle and Upper School faculty and staff were treated to several uplifting performances by our Whitefield Gospel Ensemble. Click here to view...



Drama Students to Perform Play Written by Alumna
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts, Alumni
Posted: 2/21/2018

Whitefield alumna and writing student Brendan Thomas (’17) has a new addition to her resume: professional playwright. The college freshman recently wrote her first full-length play and sold her work, entitled “Murder Doesn’t Feed the Hungry,” to her alma mater for production.

Taking six English classes in her four years of...



Students Inducted into Fine Arts Honor Societies
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/20/2018

Numerous Upper School students were honored on Wednesday, February 14, for their commitment to fine arts and their contributions to the Whitefield arts program during an induction ceremony for three distinct fine arts honor societies.

Nathan Stevens, Upper School principal, opened the ceremony with a word of prayer, then Rebecca Brown,...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: February 20, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/20/2018

Over the weekend, our varsity boys basketball team fell short in a tough showdown against Stratford, ending their season in the first round of the state playoffs. They battled through a lot of injuries and adversity this season and, as a young team, showed a lot of promise for the...



Fourth-Graders Enjoy Annual Driftwood Field Trip
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 2/19/2018

Whitefield fourth-graders recently spent an exciting three days and two nights at the Driftwood Education Center on St. Simons Island. The field trip was designed to complement science and geography lessons already taking place in the classroom. It provided multiple opportunities for students to experience hands-on learning about ocean life,...



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...



Berry Earns Chair in Honor Band
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/14/2018

Eighth-grader Ronny Berry auditioned in December for a coveted chair in the District 12 Middle School Honor Band. He was chosen and participated in a weekend full of demanding rehearsals with top instrumentalists from the highly competitive District 12. They performed a concert on Sunday, February 11, at Hillgrove High...



Whitefield Dramatic Society Attends ThesCon 2018
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/14/2018

Thirty-three members of the Whitefield Academy Dramatic Society recently attended the Georgia Thespian Conference 2018 in Columbus. They joined over 5,000 other high school thespians for three days of workshops, shows, and individual performances.

Four Whitefield students – sophomores Caroline Browne, Annie Edwards, and Grayson Nour and junior Cha Cha Hamilton...



“Celebrating Black History” Student Art on Display On and Off Campus
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/12/2018

Artwork created to celebrate Black History Month is currently on display on campus in the Upper and Middle School lobbies. The same exhibit is also on display at the Northside Fulton County Library (3295 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta, 30327). Please stop by and view the works created in Photoshop and...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: February 12, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/12/2018

Last week held the end of our varsity girls basketball season and the beginning of many of our spring athletic programs.

The JV tennis team claimed victories over Providence Christian in their second match of the season, while the varsity boys soccer team had us on the edge of our seats...



Middle and Upper Schools Have Heart for the Homeless
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Community Service
Posted: 2/11/2018

Whitefield Academy partnered with Heart for the Homeless to provide Valentine boxes for the homeless in our city. Both Middle and Upper School students prepared shoebox-sized plastic containers by decorating them with hearts and packing them with a water bottle, Valentine candy, a handwritten Valentine, Zip-lock bags, and essentials such...



Eckerson Advances to Next Round of GISA Spelling Bee
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 2/9/2018

Sixth-grader Marin Eckerson will advance to the next round of the GISA Spelling Bee after placing third in Round 1 at Woodward Academy on Feb. 8! Rounds 2 and 3 will be held at Atlanta Academy in Roswell on February 27.

Kudos also go to eighth-grader Caroline Kern for a great...



2018 All-Region Basketball Honors
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/8/2018

Congratulations to the following WolfPack student-athletes on earning All-Region basketball honors!

Andrew Thomas Brown - 2nd Team All-Region
Shelby Wingate - 2nd Team All-Region
AJ Hopkins - Honorable Mention



Varsity Lacrosse Starts Season by Serving
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/6/2018

This year, the varsity lacrosse team is focusing on honoring God both on and off the field by serving rather than being served. The team recently put their goal into action by partnering with 7 Bridges to Recovery to minister to the homeless in Atlanta.



Varsity Swim and Dive Excels at State
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/6/2018

The varsity swim and dive team had a great weekend sending three members of the team to the A-5A GHSA state championship meet held at Georgia Tech. This year’s meet incorporated a new feature to the meet, with teams from A-3A schools being scored in their own division.

Starting off the...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: February 5, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/5/2018

Last week, the WolfPack competed in a handful of end-of-season events, including Metro10 basketball tournaments and the swim state meet. Shout out to our undefeated Middle School boys gold basketball team for earning the Metro10 championship title on Saturday in a decisive 42-18 win over Fellowship! Our varsity swim team...



Middle School Gold Basketball Wins Metro10 Championship
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/4/2018

The Middle School gold team scored off the opening tip and never looked back on Saturday afternoon, defeating Fellowship Christian 42-18 to claim the Metro10 seventh-grade boys basketball championship.

In front of a large home crowd, Whitefield played its best game of the season and excelled on both ends of the...



Mrs. Hicks' Art Detectives
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/2/2018

Mrs. Hicks invites all Lower School students to become art detectives! Students are encouraged to visit an art museum in America or around the world and bring her pictures of themselves next to their favorite artwork. In return, students will receive a travel sketchbook, and their picture will be displayed...



Whitefield Robotics Continues to Shine
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 1/30/2018

Whitefield Robotics competed in their League Championship on Saturday, January 27. This tournament pitted 22 teams from two different leagues across Georgia.

Whitefield Robotics was complimented on their interview, was well-spoken with judges, and had solid performances on the competition field. In addition to winning the Control Award for excellence in...



Fifth Grade Demonstrates Three Laws of Motion
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 1/29/2018

Fifth-grade students were assigned groups and asked to use recycled supplies to create a lab demonstration showing one of Sir Isaac Newton’s three laws of motion. Some students showed inertia, some showed how the amount of force needed equals mass times acceleration, and some students demonstrated action and reaction.

The Innovation...



Fourth-Graders Learn About MLK, Jr. Through Field Trip
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 1/29/2018

Fourth-graders enjoyed a great visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historical Site on Jan. 25. They were able to tour his boyhood home, Ebenezer Baptist Church, the King Center, and the fire station he played in as a child! Thanks to the Black History Month committee for planning such...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: January 29, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/29/2018

The WolfPack participated in 26 athletic events last week! Highlights included a varsity swim meet at Pace in which the WolfPack took third place and ninth-grade diver Avery Fassnacht took first place! Middle School swimmers also competed, representing Whitefield at the Metro10 swim championship. Meanwhile, basketball teams competed against a...



Jones Wins 2018 Poetry Out Loud Competition
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 1/26/2018

Seventeen Whitefield students participated in this year’s Poetry Out Loud competition, held on Friday, January 26, in the Athletic Center. Senior Jared Jones won first place, freshman Adiyah Thomas won second place, and junior Nyah Britt placed third.

Jared recited "I Go Back to May 1937" by Sharon Olds and "The...



Taylor Breault ('09) Puts Safety First
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 1/26/2018

For Taylor Breault (’09), failure is not an option.

Taylor graduated from the Georgia Tech Honors Program with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He then secured a job at PinnacleART, an oil and chemical industry consulting firm outside of Houston, Texas, where he manages 35 people in inspection services.

Taylor...



Eckerson Wins Middle School Spelling Bee
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 1/25/2018

Sixth-grader Marin Eckerson won the Middle School Spelling Bee on Jan. 25. The bee went a rousing 15 rounds, with the championship word being “martingale.”

The runner up was eighth-grader Caroline Kern, who was an alternate and did not know she would be competing until the night before.

Mrs. Davis will accompany...



K-3 Chess Team Wins Third in MLK Tournament
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School
Posted: 1/22/2018

Whitefield Academy hosted the 17th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Chess Tournament on January 15, which drew more than 400 scholastic players from around the state to compete over the chess board as well as to participate in service opportunities in honor of MLK. Players packed backpacks with school...



Artist Jack Shield Shares Wisdom with Art Students
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 1/19/2018

Jack Shields, watercolor artist, has been visiting the eighth-grade art class for the past 10 years! What an inspiration to have this artist with 50 years of experience share his wisdom and technique with the students again this year.

Each year, he also gives the gift of a painting to one...



Jazz Band Performs for Governor and Military
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 1/19/2018

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....



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: January 16, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/16/2018

Middle School athletes brought in some great highlights last week, winning basketball games against Walker and competing in the Metro10 wrestling championship, which was hosted at the Whitefield Athletic Center. Our Upper School athletes also represented the Pack in a swim meet at Marist and a variety of basketball games....



Safety First for Fourth Grade!
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 1/12/2018

On January 9, the fourth-graders visited the Cobb County Safety Village, where they learned important safety techniques that deal with crime prevention, bus safety, fire safety, water safety, pedestrian safety, and other ways to stay safe and prevent dangerous situations. This hands-on learning experience demonstrates and trains participants how to...



Whitefield Robotics Team Places First
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 1/10/2018

Whitefield Robotics competed in their third league meet on Saturday, January 6, placing first and winning all five of their matches! They are currently ranked third in their league headed into the championship in two weeks.



New Varsity Football Coach Announced
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/5/2018

On Jan. 5, Whitefield Athletic Director Danny Ryan announced that longtime veteran coach John Hunter will cede the reins of Whitefield’s varsity football program to Coleman Joiner, who served as Whitefield’s assistant head football coach and head JV coach this past season. Hunter will remain on the varsity football staff...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: January 4, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/4/2018

Welcome back, WolfPack!

The Athletic Department is excited to kick off 2018 with you. Over the semester break, Whitefield basketball teams competed in a handful of games and tournaments; check out the information below for recaps. This week holds six WolfPack competitions – five basketball games and a swim meet. Click...



Joiner Earns All-State Football Honors
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/2/2018

Congratulations to senior linebacker Thomas Joiner for earning All-State football honors in region Class A Private! He was named to the first team defense. 

Read the full Marietta Daily Journal article here.