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WolfPack Weekly Roundup: December 10, 2018
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 12/10/2018

The WolfPack had a great week of competition last week, highlighted by our first varsity home basketball games on Friday night, where we cheered on the WolfPack against Mount Pisgah! It was great to have our cheerleaders, pep band, and BlueCrew back in full force, cheering on the Pack. We...



Annual Toy Parade
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Community Service
Posted: 12/7/2018

With toys in hand and dressed in their favorite Christmas shirts, hats, headbands, and colors, Lower School students walked from the Lower School to the Middle School on Dec. 7 in the annual Toy Parade. Waiting outside of the Middle School were fifth-grade teachers and students. The fifth-graders received the...



Creative Writing students visit Delmar Gardens
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 12/7/2018

Jessica Bonnem's Creative Writing class recently visited Delmar Gardens, a Smyrna retirement community, and took on the role of journalistic reporter. Each student was matched with a resident from the community to interview. The students heard stories of lost love, accidental death, and even war-time fighter pilot maneuvering. Each student...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: December 3, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/3/2018



WolfPack Weekly Roundup
Last week the Pack competed in 15 athletic events, and brought home wins over Mt. Bethel, Mount Vernon, Mount Paran, North Cobb Christian, and Fellowship Christian! You can find highlights from these swim, wrestling, basketball, and tennis events in the recaps below.

This week we’re looking forward to our...



Exhibit featuring Whitefield art students
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 11/30/2018

A new exhibit featuring art by students in grades seven, eight, and nine will be on display at the Northside Public Library until December 28. The library is located at 3295 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta. 
 
The following students have artwork on display:

Pencil Shadings
Charly Clark
Ashton Regan
Finley Ward
Alex Greenwald
Ellie Farrar
Brandon Carmen
Madison Edwards

Graphite Rubbings
Davis...



Fourth-graders connect with New York author
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 11/29/2018

Lower School librarian Lynn Handley hosted Patricia McCormick via Skype as a guest presenter for fourth-grade this morning. Ms. McCormick is the author of the book Sargent Reckless, which was the class book for Ms. Underwood’s students during I Love To Read Week. Ms. McCormick lives in New York City...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: November 26, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/26/2018

Welcome back, WolfPack! We hope you had a restful and encouraging Thanksgiving break.

Before the break began, the Pack worked around a rain-altered schedule to earn Middle School basketball victories over Mt. Bethel as well as compete in a varsity basketball tournament and Middle School swim meet. You can find recaps...



Research and Technology class creates QR codes
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 11/15/2018

Sixth-graders in the Research and Technology class recently created QR codes to go along with book reviews they had previously written. Students can use the QR codes to go directly to sites that provide further information. The projects were placed on display in the library. 



Learning how the eye interprets light
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 11/14/2018

In fifth-grade science, students learn about the eye and how it interprets light. To help them better understand the curriculum, the students studied and then dissected a cow eye in class. 



PreK4 students learn the importance of apologizing
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 11/14/2018

Lower School counselor Katy Weihe shared a lesson on "how to apologize" with our PreK4 students. These lessons are being lived out daily as these little ones interact with each other and resolve conflicts as shown in Matthew 18.



Seventh-grade classes learn about the properties of water
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 11/13/2018

In seventh-grade Earth Science, students learned about the different properties of water. One property that they recreated was cohesion and they also looked at how water molecules are attracted to themselves.



All-School Chapel held in honor of veterans
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 11/8/2018

The Whitefield community came together to honor our veteran family members and veterans from the community during the annual All-School Veterans Chapel on Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Athletic Center.

The service included patriotic selections from the Whitefield Concert Band as well as the Upper School Vocal Ensemble singing the National...



Art teachers dedicated to learning
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 11/8/2018

Whitefield’s three art teachers, Rebecca Brown, Natalia Hicks, and Debbie Childree just returned from an inspiring Georgia Art Educators Conference. They attended four days of hands-on workshops and presentations along with more than 200 Georgia art educators. The theme of the GAEA Conference was “Brainstorm: Collaboration and Idea Generation from...



Whitefield grandparents attend Lunch and Learn
Categories: General
Posted: 10/24/2018

The Whitefield Grandparent Association hosted the fall “Lunch and Learn” on Oct. 23 in the Innovation Lab. Matthew David, Innovative Lab Coordinator, showed our grandparents how creative you can be in the Innovation Lab with just a few simple tools. And creative they were! Whitefield grandparents are the best and...



Wade named XC Boys West Strider of the Mid-Season
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 10/23/2018

West Stride recently named junior Devin Wade as their XC Boys West Strider of the Mid-Season. This year, Devin has progressed through 15:55 mark at the Warpath Invitational followed up more recently by a stunning 15:29 showing at Asics Invitational. Way to go, Devin!



WolfPack Marching Band wins big at Golden River Marching Festival
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/23/2018

Congratulations to the WolfPack Marching Band for their incredible performance at the 2018 Golden River Marching Festival at Haralson High School on Saturday, October 20! Students were focused, disciplined, unified, and trusting in the Lord as they gave it their absolute best and marched their finest show to date. The...



Deflation lab performed in seventh-grade science class
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 10/19/2018

Seventh-grade Earth science students participated in a deflation lab taught by Mrs. Voelkel. During the lab, the students looked at particle sized pieces of sand and how the less dense objects would travel further.



Fifth-grade students work on expository writing
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 10/19/2018

Mrs. Dixon’s fifth-grade class is working on creating five paragraph expository essays on a student-chosen topic. Topics ranging from football to hedgehogs have been researched.



Spreading the good news
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 10/18/2018

After learning about Paul’s letters, Mrs. Davis’ sixth-grade language arts students created letters by writing sentences on white cardstock paper with a white crayon. The students painted over the sentences with watercolors to reveal their message, as God revealed Himself to Paul, and Paul revealed God to man through his...



Stop Motion Project
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 10/18/2018

Sixth-grade students John Crews and Steve Caldwell used toy soldier characters to demonstrate the immune system’s response when a pathogen invades the body during Life Science block day in Mrs. Figaretti’s class. They are taking pictures to prepare a stop motion project to share with their classmates. Students had their...



Digital art pieces on display for all to enjoy
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/18/2018

The Digital Art and Graphic Design classes provide special opportunities for students to learn and use their skills on the computer in a variety of different programs and technologies. Throughout the year, students will receive instruction in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Publisher, Corel Painter, and iMovie using computers, iPads,...



Harrison Powell ’05 produces two new films
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 10/15/2018

Harrison Powell ’05 has been extremely busy working as a movie producer. He recently produced two movies, Welcome to Pine Grove! and The Best of Enemies, starring Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson. Click here to watch the trailer for The Best of Enemies. Harrison said he is excited to...



Artwork on display at Rev Coffee Roasters
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/4/2018

Artwork created by our Upper School AP Studio Art students is currently on display at Rev Coffee Roasters in Smyrna! The show includes drawings, paintings, and photographs. Many of the pieces are for sale.  



Spirit Spotlight: Varsity Cross Country
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 10/3/2018

The PackBackers are excited to be highlighting our cross country team this week as the Spirit Spotlight! Click here to watch a video celebrating our WolfPack runners!



Three seniors named National Merit Semifinalists
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 9/27/2018

Congratulations to seniors Caleb Corliss, Zachary Justice, and Donovan Pearce for being named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholar Program. The three seniors were among the approximately 16,000 scholars nationwide, who were selected based on their high PSAT scores to compete for National Merit Finalist status. Becoming a Finalist will...



Students and faculty gather for "See You at the Pole" prayer event
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 9/27/2018

Students and faculty gathered in front of the athletic center (near the flagpole) the morning of Sept. 26 for the annual "See You at the Pole" prayer event. The morning of prayer was led by students who prayed for our school community, families, friends, leaders, and nation.

"See You at the...



Lower School Performance Meets Innovation Lab
Categories: General, Lower School, Upper School
Posted: 9/27/2018

Mr. Brown's Live Production class worked in the Innovation Lab to design and build the castle backdrop for the Lower School's Grandparents Day performance!



Art students prepare for "I Love to Read Week"
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 9/27/2018

In preparation for “I Love to Read Week” Lower School students have been busy creating costumes and float decorations for the annual parade during their art classes. Each Lower School class has selected a book and will wear costumes related to their book’s theme in the parade. We would like...



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.





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...