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Varsity Football Players Earn All-Region Recognition
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/14/2017

Congratulations to the following 2017 varsity football players for being voted to the All-Region 6-A South Team! (view the Atlanta Journal Constitution article here)

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,...



Christmas Fundraisers a Success!
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 12/14/2017

The Upper School Student Council collected gift cards over the course of several weeks to be donated to PAWkids, a local organization that provides a quality enrichment program for children in a safe, loving, and Christian environment while providing families with various resources that will empower and encourage them. The...



Coach Bacorn Named Cross-Country Coach of the Year
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/13/2017

Congratulations to varsity cross-country coach Matthew Bacorn for being named the Region 1A-Private Cross-Country Boys Coach of the Year by the Georgia Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association!

Coach Bacorn was selected by the cross-country committee for outstanding contributions and performance for the season. This fall, he led the...



Emma (Palmer) McVey ('07) Boosting Atlanta's Economy and the Arts
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 12/12/2017

Emma (Palmer) McVey (‘07) was voted Most Likely to Star in a Broadway Musical her senior year at Whitefield. She is well on her way when she is not at her “real” job.

Emma works on the Economic Development team at the Metro Atlanta Chamber, assisting the chief economic development officer....



PackBackers Varsity Fall Sports 2017 Recap
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/12/2017

Volleyball

This year, WolfPack volleyball brought in a new coach, Lindsay Kate Hines!

Coach Hines began a new initiative by starting “volleyball families.” These families united players in the Middle School, JV, and varsity teams, with each varsity member having their own family. This leadership program not only united the teams, but...



Eighth Grade Publishes Advent Calendar
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 12/11/2017

Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with the eighth-grade "Take an ADVENTure" Advent calendar! This collection of art and daily devotionals is available to view here, and you can print or save/download it to your digital device by clicking on the "file" option at the top of the page.

Each eighth-grade...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: December 11, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/11/2017

I hope you’ve each enjoyed a safe and fun weekend! Last week, the WolfPack competed in 11 athletic events! Highlights included varsity boys basketball team victories over Mount Paran (45-35) and Grady High School (59-51). Check out the recaps below for details on these games as well as other WolfPack...



Smyrna Mayor Recognizes Members of Whitefield Community
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 12/5/2017

On Monday, December 4, 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: December 4, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/4/2017

Last week, the WolfPack competed in 10 athletic events, giving us the opportunity to cheer on our basketball, swimming, wrestling, and tennis teams! Highlights included hosting the Metro10 tennis championship on Friday and kicking off home basketball games on Saturday as varsity teams took on Grady High School. The recaps...



Whitefield Robotics Sets State Record
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 12/4/2017

On November 18, Whitefield Robotics competed in their second league meet, placing third overall. Along with their alliance partner, they set a state record for highest points scored in a match this season. Congratulations, team!



A Season of Giving at Whitefield
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 12/1/2017

While every season at Whitefield is a season of giving, December is particularly special with many opportunities for our students to give back to the community in a variety of ways.

Dressed in Christmas colors and hats, Lower School students marched from the Lower School to the Middle School on Dec....



New Lower School Principal Announced
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 11/29/2017

Dear Whitefield Community,

As you know, our Lower School Principal Jeannie Brostrand announced her pending retirement last spring and she will be leaving us at the end of this school year. Since Jeannie’s announcement of her departure, we have been diligently working to secure her replacement. I am excited to announce...



Janico's Class Records 2,000 Gifts
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 11/29/2017

Eighth-grade students in Mrs. Janico's history class recently reached a personal goal of writing 2,000 different gifts from God that they are thankful for. This endeavor was inspired by Ann Voskamp's book, “One Thousand Gifts,” where she practices the spiritual discipline of gratitude. Voskamp states, “Counting 1,000 gifts, I realized...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: November 27, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/27/2017

Welcome back, WolfPack! I hope you each enjoyed a restful Thanksgiving break filled with great memories!

In the week before break, Whitefield competed in 12 athletic events. The most anticipated was Friday’s varsity football game, in which the Pack traveled to Athens to compete against Prince Avenue Christian School in the...



Three Softball Players Named All-Region
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/21/2017

Congratulations to the following 2017 WolfPack softball players who were recently named to the All-Region Team:  

Amilya Little (11th) - First Team
Kaley Talley (11th) - Second Team
Maya Mancle (10th) - Second Team



Hurley Takes Over as Lower School Principal for the Day
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 11/21/2017

On Tuesday, October 3, the Lower School students were met at carpool by a new principal—third-grader Henry Hurley, wearing the authentic Whitefield name tag on his sweater. Many changes took place that day under his young and vivacious administration. 

Making the Lower School a pleasant place to learn was top on...



Second Grade Visits Safety Village
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 11/14/2017

Whitefield’s second-grade classes recently visited the Cobb County Fire Safety Village. They learned from Cobb County firemen and EMTs about fire safety at home and also about gun safety, bike safety, and how to be safe around school buses, train tracks, and street crosswalks. The most fun part was meeting...



Jazz Band Performs at Georgia Aquarium
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 11/14/2017

The Whitefield Jazz Band took a trip to the Georgia Aquarium on Nov. 2 to play for the 14th Annual Heroes For Hope Dinner. They performed Big Band classics for an hour for 400 guests during their meet and greet time. Prior to their performance, they had an hour to...



Varsity Football Playoff Game Details for Nov. 17
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/13/2017

The WolfPack varsity football team will battle Prince Avenue Christian School on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at PACS in the second round of GHSA state playoffs. It will be another WHITE OUT, so clean off your white Whitefield wear from last Friday and lets hit the road to cheer on...



Wade Named MDJ Athlete of the Week
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/13/2017

Congratulations to sophomore Devin Wade for being named the Marietta Daily Journal's Athlete of the Week on November 11!

Devin fell just two seconds shy of winning the Class A private school individual championship last week in Carrollton, finishing second with a time of 17 minutes, 4.84 seconds, He lead the...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: November 13, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/13/2017

The highlight of last week was without a doubt our Friday night football game, in which Whitefield hosted the first round of GHSA state playoffs and took on the Walker Wolverines. After an awesome season of hard work, the WolfPack was excited to return home and host the first round...



Fourth-Graders Present Whispers from God to Mrs. Brostrand
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 11/10/2017

Fourth-grade students recently published their very own devotional book entitled "Whispers from God." The book is comprised of artistic interpretations of the students' favorite Bible verses. 

The students dedicated the book to Lower School Principal Jeannie Brostrand and presented her with a copy on Nov. 7. She loved it!



Whitefield Honors Veterans During All-School Chapel
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 11/9/2017

The Whitefield community honored the men and women of the military during the annual All-School Veterans Day Chapel, held Thursday, November 9, in the Athletic Center. Students from all three schools participated in the event. Boy Scout Troop 554 led the presentation of colors; the Middle School Chorus and Lower...



Seventh-Graders Learn Investigate Skills from Police Officers
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 11/8/2017

Smyrna Police Officers Louis Defense and Heather Clements as well as Whitefield's own Chief Mitch Plumb recently visited Mrs. Carmichael's seventh-grade English class to share the process of investigation.

Students learned that reading, questioning, listening, analyzing, organizing, and reflecting are all part of creating solid claims in an investigation. Most importantly,...



Varsity Football Playoff Game Details for Nov. 10
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/7/2017

The WolfPack varsity football team will take on the Walker Wolverines in the first round of GHSA state playoffs on Friday, November 10, at 7:30 p.m. at WolfPack Stadium. This is the first time the Pack has been to the playoffs since 2009, so let's WHITE OUT the stands by...



Whitefield Robotics Team Competes in FIRST Tech Challenge
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 11/6/2017

Members of the Whitefield robotics team competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge on November 4, during which they built, programmed, and navigated a robot through various challenges and tasks for points.

The team finished in sixth place with one of the highest match scores of the meet. Way to go, Pack!...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: November 6, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/6/2017

The WolfPack had a strong start to November last week, participating in five athletic events. On Wednesday and Thursday our Middle School tennis teams earned three victories against Mount Vernon and Pinecrest, and Middle School athletes continued to compete on Saturday in their first swim meet of the season! Check...



Cross Country Runs to a Third-Place State Finish
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/3/2017

Our Upper School students boarded a packed-out fan bus on November 3 and headed to Carollton to cheer for the varsity cross-country boys team and two of our female runners as they competed at the state meet.

The boys team finished third, with sophomore Devin Wade claiming second place overall with...



Hannah Rae Faulk ('12) Glorifies God Through Acting
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 11/2/2017

Hannah Rae Faulk (‘12) currently lives in Chelsea, Manhattan, while she pursues a career as an actress. Through studying with CAP21 last fall, she was able to study with New York casting directors and broadway performers. During that time, she completed a showcase and signed with Avalon Artists Group talent...



Whitefield Brotherhood in Montana
Categories: General
Posted: 11/2/2017

A key feature of Whitefield Academy is our sense of community, and this story is yet another way we help contribute to the family-bolstering community we enjoy.

Rising Brothers Ranch in Livingston, Montana, hosted two groups of Whitefield men in September in recognition of their generous contributions at the Whitefield Auction....



Intention and Perception: An AP Art and Creative Writing Exhibit
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/31/2017

Students from the AP art and creative writing classes have collaborated to create an exhibit that will hang in Morris Hall from October 30-December 15.

The AP art students selected work from their portfolio that could inspire writers. Each creative writing student then selected two of those works, without knowing who...



Lower School Celebrates 16th Annual I Love to Read Week
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 10/31/2017

Whitefield Academy’s Lower School once again celebrated a favorite tradition among students, parents, and teachers October 23-31. The “I Love to Read Week” activities and red wagon parade are a highlight of the fall semester each year for the PreK4 through fourth-grade students. 

“I Love to Read Week” was established when...



Whitefield Celebrates Homecoming 2017
Categories: General, Upper School, Student Life
Posted: 10/30/2017

On October 27, the excitement and WolfPack spirit were evident as Whitefield celebrated Homecoming 2017. Over 100 Whitefield graduates attended the alumni barbecue before the game, and in keeping with tradition, class representatives kicked off the festivities with our Homecoming court parade.

The game began when alumnus Everett Joiner (‘13) arrived...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: October 30, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/30/2017

Last week will be hard to top for Whitefield athletics! The WolfPack celebrated Spirit Week, and the excitement and support for the Pack was evident as students participated in dress-up days and two pep rallies throughout the week. By the end of the week, Whitefield teams had earned two championship...



Middle School Football Amps it Up to Win Metro10 Championship
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/27/2017

Coming from a 1-7 record four years ago, the Whitefield Academy 7th/8th grade football team amped it up this year to win their first ever Metro10 championship.

Four years ago, the 5th/6th grade football team struggled to find points on the field. The program needed to build a solid foundation of...



Varsity Boys Cross Country Clinches Region Championship
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/27/2017

On October 26, the varsity cross-country team traveled to Darlington to compete in the area meet, where the Pack had an overall very strong performance. Sophomores Devin Wade and Emily Little each finished first in their respective races, Emily Little and Annie Edwards qualified for state competition, and the varsity...



Spirit Week 2017 in Pictures
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Student Life
Posted: 10/26/2017

Middle and Upper School students have shown off their creativity and WolfPack spirit through dress-up days this week! Visit our Facebook page for more photos!



Whitefield Community Shows Support at JDRF Walk
Categories: General, Student Life
Posted: 10/26/2017

On Saturday, October 21, close to 100 people from the Whitefield community came out to support three families impacted by Type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Walk!
Carson Bassing, Brooks Bowling and Preston Evans each have T1D, a chronic autoimmune disease that caused their...



Lower School Music Starts the Year Strong
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/23/2017

The first quarter has been a great one for Lower School Music!

PreK through 4th grades sang in an exciting 1950s Grandparents Day Performance at the end of September. The students worked very hard learning their songs, and did an excellent job!
Click here to watch the full Grandparents Day performance! 
On Friday,...



First Grade Explores Chattahoochee Nature Center
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 10/19/2017

On Tuesday, October 17, Mrs. Bounds', Mrs. Fisher's and Mrs. Runager's first-grade classes visited the Chattahoochee Nature Center. They took a guided tour of the nature center and identified plants and animals, such as a red-tailed hawk and a barred owl. They finished their nature hike with a visit to...



Grandparents Enjoy Innovation Lab Lunch & Learn
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 10/18/2017

Approximately 20 Whitefield grandparents enjoyed a firsthand look at the Innovation Lab on October 17, as Lab Director Matthew David and his “tech guru” partner and Whitefield parent, Jim Kelly, hosted an information session and tour of the new space.

Located in Mod 600, the Innovation Lab boasts four rooms of...



Whitefield Chorus and Drama Perform at Mable House
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/17/2017

Whitefield singers performed at the 2017 Mable House Storytelling Festival on Saturday, October 14. Along with groups from surrounding schools, including a lively set from the Pebblebrook Gospel Choir, Whitefield’s Middle School Chorus and cast members from Whitefield's upcoming play, "Anything Goes," charmed the crowd with a range of musical...



Fall Mini-Skills Course Offerings in Innovation Lab
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 10/17/2017

This fall, Whitefield is offering a variety of mini-skills courses that will be utilizing our new Innovation Lab. From circuitry to woodworking to sewing, there's something to interest every student.

A description of each course offering is listed below. To register, please click here. Registration for each course ends the day...



Brown and Childree Demonstrate Painting Techniques
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/16/2017

Middle and Upper School art teachers Rebecca Brown and Debbie Childree enjoyed demonstrating and sharing their painting techniques on Saturday, October 14, at the Taylor-Brawner House as visitors came through to view the Taylor-Brawner House Park with Art exhibit. Both teachers had paintings featured as part of the exhibit.

"It was...



Joiner Named MDJ Athlete of the Week
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/16/2017

Congratulations to senior Thomas Joiner for being named the Marietta Daily Journal's Athlete of the Week on October 14! 

Joiner, a quarterback and linebacker, was recognized for carrying the WolfPack on both sides of the ball in their 31-24 victory against Fellowship Christian on October 6. He had 12 tackles on defense...



Kindergarten Collects Coats for Feed My Lambs
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 10/16/2017

This fall, the kindergarten classes collected 131 coats and 13 sets of hats, gloves, and scarves for their Megan’s Closet service project! These donations will be given to the organization Feed My Lambs, which serves underprivileged children around the city and world.

Elizabeth Weatherby, founder of Feed My Lambs, visited the...



Middle School Cross Country Wraps Up Season
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/16/2017

The Middle School cross-country team had a busy week with strong performances to finish up their season at the Metro10 championship meet on October 10 and the Middle School state meet on October 14 (both two-mile courses).

Metro10 Championship Meet

The girls team earned fourth place out of 10 teams, with medal-winning...



Innovations for the Marching Band
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/16/2017

Upper School students Paxston Richards, Karalese Wehner, and Luke Wilson used Whitefield's Innovation Lab to build these three creative tombstones for props in the 2017 marching band halftime show, “Echoes from the Dark Side; Villains In Action.” As you guessed, they go along with the songs "Monster Mash," "The Grinch,"...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: October 16, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/16/2017

Last week held seven competitions for the WolfPack, represented by the football and cross-country teams. Highlights included the pink out game by our fifth- and sixth-grade football team, during which Whitefield partnered with visiting team Mount Vernon to raise awareness for breast cancer along with $600 in ticket sales which...



Handley Serves Library in Miami over Fall Break
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 10/12/2017

Over the summer, Lower School Librarian Lynn Handley traveled with 10 others from Second-Ponce De Leon Baptist Church to Overtown, Florida, a very poor area of Miami, to work with the missionary organization Touching Miami with Love. During that week, Mrs. Handley worked on organizing their largely-donated collection of books into...



Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Football Tackle Breast Cancer
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/12/2017

The 5th/6th football team came together on Saturday, October 7, for their annual pink out game to heighten awareness of breast cancer.

While both teams arrived to the game undefeated, and Mount Vernon walked away with the win, the WolfPack family had a winning day. Their morning started strong with a...



Kindergarten Experiences God's Creation at the Farm
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 10/11/2017

On October 5, the three kindergarten classes visited Pettit Creek Farm for a field trip. While they were there, students experienced God’s creation firsthand while spending time with one another.

Pettit Creek has several farm animals, as well as a few other types of animals, such as zebras, kangaroos, and camels...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: October 11, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/11/2017

The WolfPack ended a great week of competition last week with Lower School Night at the varsity football game. Whitefield rallied for a spectacular comeback win against Fellowship Christian and celebrated our youngest fans. Lower School students were recognized before the game, helped to make the tunnel for the football...



Eighth Grade Takes on Washington, D.C.
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 10/10/2017

Whitefield eighth-graders enjoyed a whirlwind tour of Washington D.C., taking in the sights and sounds of the nation’s capital on a four-day excursion from Oct. 6-10.

The class visited a number of sights in D.C., including the Capitol building, Ford's Theatre, and museums such as the Smithsonian National Museum of American...



Fourth Grade Examines "Holy" Water
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 10/4/2017

Fourth-graders in Miss Lee's class recently had the unique opportunity to examine "holy" water under a microscope!

Thanks to Whitefield's Retaining the Best grant, Miss Lee toured the Holy Land this summer. While there, she collected water samples from the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River, and the Dead Sea and...



13th Annual Lower School Campout a Success!
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 10/4/2017

From Campout Chair Jim Wilkins:

The 13th Annual Whitefield Dad/Child Campout at Camp Highland held in September was a huge success. We had over 150 attendees, with many new families joining us this year. It was great to get to know them and their children and returning Whitefield families.

The theme was...



Bonnem Wins 1,000 Word Challenge
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 10/3/2017

Congratulations to Upper School English teacher Jessica Bonnem for winning a commendation prize in the 1,000 Word Challenge, an international writing competition based in Great Britain. A new short story challenge with a different prompt is posted to the website every three months. To qualify for the challenge, each entry...



Emily DeMoss ('12) Pursues Passion for Students with Special Needs
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 10/3/2017

Emily DeMoss ('12) graduated from the University of Georgia during the summer of 2017 with a degree in human development. While at UGA, Emily was involved in Extra Special People, a nonprofit organization with a passion for enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

“My little buddy...



Visual Arts Teachers Refuel Their Creativity
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/2/2017

Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Childree are always on the lookout to encourage and inspire each other as artists by entering juried art competitions, which allows them to grow in their abilities and creativity as teaching artists. Locally, both teachers have photos accepted as part of the South Cobb Arts Alliance...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: October 2, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/2/2017

Last week held senior nights, a College Recruitment Night, 22 athletic events, and the end of regular-season games for the volleyball and softball teams.

A special congratulations is due to the varsity boys cross-country team, who was tied for first place in GHSA state rankings following their last meet. Team scores...



Merkle Named USA Swimming Scholastic All-American for Second Year
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 9/27/2017

Vinings resident and Whitefield Academy senior Brooks Merkle has been named as a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American for the second year in a row. This distinction is awarded to USA Swimming athletes who excel both in the classroom and in the pool by maintaining a grade point average of 3.5...



Third-Graders Explore Newton's Laws of Motion
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 9/25/2017

Third-graders recently enjoyed a visit from Professor Q of the High Tech, High Touch science team, an organization that brings science to life through hands-on experimentation in the classroom. The topic of the morning was "Newton in a Nutshell," and all the experiments conducted taught about one of Newton's laws...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: September 25, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 9/25/2017

The WolfPack had an action-packed week last week, filled with many moments that had us on the edge of our seats!

The Middle School football team, comprised of seventh- and eighth-graders, has continued to compete in an exciting and intense season. We’ve enjoyed cheering this team through close games and great...



Wade Named by MileSplit Georgia as Runner of the Week
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 9/21/2017

Sophomore Devin Wade has been named by MileSplit Georgia as the Georgia High School Association Region A Private Boys Runner of the Week for the week of September 17! He placed 33rd at the Warpath Invitational on September 16 in Canton with a time of 16:58.

Congratulations, Devin!



Brown's Photography Selected for NAEA Member Exhibition
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 9/21/2017

Congratulations to Upper School art teacher Rebecca Brown! Her photograph, "Resist," was selected for the 2017 National Art Education Association (NAEA) Member Exhibition that will be showcased in the NAEA Studio & Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, from October 1, 2017, through April 15, 2018.

NAEA received 422 submissions for this exhibit; the...



New Middle School Choral Techniques Paying Dividends
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 9/20/2017

By: Abe Okie, Chorus Teacher

The 2017 Middle School Chorus is well underway. I attended a conference over the summer and took courses focusing on the developmental needs of Middle School singers. This year, I'm incorporating some different techniques specifically targeting sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students, and, so far, it is...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: September 18, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 9/18/2017

Despite a handful of cancelled events last week, the WolfPack still had some great opportunities to practice and compete. Highlights from the week included a varsity football victory against Calvary Christian, a win for varsity volleyball against Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, and great performances by our varsity cross-country team members...



Kindergartners Kick off Megan's Closet Service Project
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 9/15/2017

On September 14, Marcia Gaddis, Whitefield's alumni and special events manager, read her story “Coats for Winter” to the kindergarten classes.

Marcia visited the classes to help them kick off their service project, “Megan’s Closet,” which begins on Monday, September 18. The kindergarten classes will collect gently-used children’s coats for two...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: September 13, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 9/13/2017

Last week was our first home football game of the season, during which the WolfPack collected a 40-28 victory over King’s Ridge! It was great to have WolfPack fans and cheerleaders back at the stadium for some Friday night lights. Congratulations to our varsity football team and coaching staff on...



Anna Panu ('11) Brings Love to Life Through Wedding Planning
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 9/13/2017

Anna Panu ('11) is putting her communication and event-planning strengths to work as a wedding planner at Chancey Charm Wedding Planning and Design.

Anna has executed events at many of the top venues in and around Atlanta. Her detail-oriented nature has given her a particularly sharp eye for design. With a...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: September 5, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 9/5/2017

Last week, the WolfPack claimed victories against The Kings Academy, Kings Ridge, and Atlanta Girls School. Highlights from the week included our second football game as well as a full game schedule on Thursday, during which all four of our volleyball teams competed in addition to JV and Middle School...



Whitefield's Inaugural Great Day of Service a Success
Categories: General, Community Service
Posted: 8/30/2017

Whitefield Academy’s school community came out in a big way on Saturday, August 26, for the inaugural Great Day of Service. More than 800 volunteers composed of students, parents, faculty, alumni, and even grandparents joined together in serving 36 local charitable organizations around Cobb County and metro Atlanta on 43...



Samara Huggins ('17) Featured in NYT and Book Festival
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 8/28/2017

Whitefield alumna Samara Huggins, winner of the 2017 National Poetry Out Loud Competition, was highlighted on August 26 in a New York Times article about the importance of memorization.

Samara will also be a featured guest at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. September 1-3, where she and the second-...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: August 28, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 8/28/2017

The WolfPack athletic department was back to our normal speed last week, as teams competed in five athletic events at home and traveled to an additional six events away. Highlights of our week included victories by our 5th/6th grade football team and gold volleyball team against Mt. Paran and Kings...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: August 21, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 8/21/2017

The WolfPack is back for a new school year!

Our fall athletic teams have been working hard in preparation for the season ahead. Our JV volleyball, varsity softball, varsity cross-country, and Middle School football teams have begun competition schedules, and in the coming week, the Middle School and varsity volleyball teams...



Senior-Freshman Mentoring Kicks Off
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 8/18/2017

A new year of senior-freshman mentoring kicked off on the seniors' first day of school on August 18. Freshmen who wished to have a mentor were matched with same-gender seniors to talk about everything from how to balance homework and extracurricular activities to how to maintain healthy friendships.

Freshmen will meet...



Margine Named GISA Master Teacher
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 8/11/2017

Kindergarten teacher Adrienne Margine was named a Master Teacher by the Georgia Independent School Association. This program recognizes teachers who exhibit best practices in the classroom and a willingness to collaborate with others. Additionally, GISA Master Teachers inspire excellence in the classroom, among colleagues, and, especially, students.

To apply for the...



Faculty Pursue Educational Endeavors Over Summer
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 8/11/2017

While our faculty take advantage of the summer break to rest and rejuvenate, they also utilize their time out of the classroom to pursue educational endeavors of their own. Take a look at a few of the adventures our teachers had this summer!

Rebecca Brown, Upper School Art Teacher
Mrs. Brown was...



Whitefield Solar Eclipse Plan for August 21
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 8/9/2017

The Atlanta area will be experiencing a 97% total solar eclipse during the afternoon of Monday, August 21. The moon will begin passing over the sun at approximately 1 p.m. and will cover 97% of the sun at approximately 2:36 p.m. The eclipse will end at approximately 4 p.m.

Please see the...



Hughes Receives Doctor of Philosophy in Theology
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 6/26/2017

Upper School history teacher and department chair Kyle Hughes received his Doctor of Philosophy in theology from Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, on June 12. His thesis title was "The Trinitarian Testimony of the Spirit: Prosopological Exegesis and the Development of Pre-Nicene Pneumatology." Hughes also holds a Bachelor of Science...



Boys Varsity Basketball State Tournament Schedule
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 2/20/2017

Whitefield competed in the first round of the GHSA state basketball tournament on Saturday, February 18, against Prince Avenue and won 63-41.

In the second round of the state tournament, the Pack competed against Southwest Atlanta Christian. After an intense game, Whitefield lost 59-61. 

Congratulations to the WolfPack on an awesome season...