What's Happening At Wesleyan

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    CAPture the Warmth

    December 5, 2016

    On November 17, Georgia Gives Day, Teen Wings for Mercy Care sponsored an event called CAPture the Warmth. 130 Wesleyan School students volunteered over 265 hours collecting over 800 gifts of warmth, wrapping 82 blankets, making 210 scarves, and assembling over 300 gift bags of socks, snacks, hygiene products, and personal notes of encouragement for Atlanta's homeless and underserved. Mercy Care, a network of primary care clinics that serves Atlanta's most vulnerable, will distribute the 82 blankets to medically fragile homeless men as they enter Merct Care's recuperative care program—an alternative to returning to the streets following discharge from the hospital. The scarves along with the gifts of warmth gathered at the Teen Wings event will be distributed to the homeless at Mercy Care's candlelight vigil on December 21 where those who have died while homeless in 2016 are remembered by name. Mercy Care’s Street Medicine teams will distribute the gift bags as they continue to provide medical care to the homeless each week. We are thankful for the Wesleyan student volunteers who contributed their time to this cause! Click the "Read More" button for additional photos from the event!

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    Christmas Ornaments - Last Chance

    December 5, 2016

    Is your tree missing the 2016 Wesleyan ornament? It is not too late to get one for your tree or to start your child on their own collection of Wesleyan ornaments. This year’s ornament was designed by junior, Emily Willis. The ornament beautifully displays Philippians 2:7 - “He made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant being made in human likeness.” Her design is etched in round, beveled optic crystal. Each ornament is $20 and come gift-wrapped in a gift box for safe handling and storage. There is a limited supply, so click here to order your ornament online today. We also have a few ornaments left from 2015 still available for purchase. Ornaments purchased online will be delivered to your oldest student in the front office. You will be notified by email when they are delivered. For more information, contact Bethany Davidson or Kirsten Bowen.

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    Christmas at the Spirit Shop

    December 5, 2016

    Have you ordered your Final Exam Care Package? It is not too late! We will be accepting orders through Thursday, December 8. To order, you can call or visit the Spirit Shop. Or, for your convenience, you can fill out an order form. We would love to put a care package together for your student. Still need to do some holiday shopping? We have several great gift options for the entire family; we even sell gift cards. Please come by and let us assist with your Christmas shopping! We will maintain our normal business hours this week, December 5 - December 9. Next week, the week of December 12, we will open at 8:15am and close at noon each day. Please let us know how we can serve you!

Wednesday December 07

8:50am - Late Arrival

9:00am - 3:00pm

LS K Class Play

9:00am - 10:00am
Bowen Cafetorium, Bowen Cafetorium Stage

MS / HS Band Christmas Concert

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Powell Theater
Thursday December 08

HS Reading Days

8:00am - 3:00pm
Friday December 09

CogAT Parent Meeting - new 6th grade Parents

8:00am - 9:00am
McKeever Room

Wesleyan At A Glance

Christian Life

The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof the world, and they that dwell therein.

- Psalm 24:1

Wesleyan seeks to develop in each young person a desire to learn and to become a good citizen in serving the local community and the world beyond. The programs at Wesleyan promote spiritual, intellectual, physical and social growth. Through daily living, the school strives to create a community which exemplifies Christian values and demonstrates their implications for the individual and society.

- Greg Lisson, Director of Christian Life

The Arts At Wesleyan

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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Jessica Roberts

    Senior, Jessica Roberts, can be found in many different areas of the Fine Arts building on any given day. Jessica is a fantastic flutist and this year’s drum major for The Marching Wolves. Not only is she a strong instrumentalist, but she also leads the chapel band on occasion while singing and playing the guitar. This year is Jessica’s first year in Chamber Singers, and she has already stepped up and proven to be a strong leader. As if all this wasn’t enough, Jessica is also a big part of the winter musicals that we do here at Wesleyan. She is currently in rehearsals for this year’s production of Kiss Me Kate.

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  • Fine Arts Members of the Week

    This week, the Fine Arts department would like to honor two students as Fine Arts Members of the Week - Carter Ratliff and Nikki Villa. Carter is in the first grade and is an outstanding music student; whether he is singing in chapel, playing an instrument, or engaging in classroom discussion, he always gives his best effort. He is enthusiastic about preparing new music for special events, such as the Thanksgiving Program, and he has a beautiful singing voice. Nikki is a senior and a member of the AP Art class. She is a dynamic leader in the Visual Arts program at Wesleyan. She works fervently to produce compelling and incredibly stunning works of art in AP Studio Art and leads the class well in time management and commitment. Outside of the studio, you can find Nikki sharing her love of art across the campus. She designed both the homecoming banner and the homecoming t-shirt this year. She also created handmade thank you gifts for the Wesleyan Arts Alliance to be used as membership gifts. You can see her artwork gracing the halls of the Fine Arts building and around campus. Congratulations, Carter and Nikki!

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Wednesday December 07

MS / HS Band Christmas Concert

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Powell Theater
Thursday February 09

HS Winter Musical

7:00pm - 9:30pm
Powell Theater
Friday February 10

HS Winter Musical

7:00pm - 9:30pm
Powell Theater
Saturday February 11

HS Winter Musical

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Powell Theater
Monday February 27

HS Winter Band and Chorus Concert

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Powell Theater

Athletics At Wesleyan

Recent Scores

December 6, 2016
Varsity Boys Basketball 63 W
W.D. Mohammed 54  
Varsity Girls Basketball 75 W
W.D. Mohammed 8  
Junior Varsity Girls Basketball 48 W
Greater Atlanta Christian 26  
December 5, 2016
7th Grade Boys Basketball 54 W
Marist 50  
8th Grade Boys Basketball 45 W
Marist 34  
7th Grade Girls Basketball 9 W
Marist 44  
8th Grade Girls Basketball 53 W
Marist 35  
December 3, 2016
Varsity Girls Basketball 62 W
Pace 28  
Varsity Boys Basketball 63 W
Riverside Military 27  
Junior Varsity Boys Basketball 59 W OT
Landmark 58  
Junior Varsity Girls Basketball 48 W
Landmark 2  
7th Grade Boys Basketball 48 W
Holy Innocents' 44  
8th Grade Girls Basketball 64 W
Perimeter Christian 23  
7th Grade Girls Basketball 37 W
Landmark 6  
Middle School Wrestling 39 W
Westminster 33  
Middle School Wrestling 48 W
Mt. Vernon 30  
Varsity Wrestling 26 L
Peachtree Ridge 46  
8th Grade Boys Basketball 44 W
Blessed Trinity 30  
Varsity Wrestling 24 L
Lambert 57  
Varsity Wrestling 60 W
Shiloh 18  
Varsity Wrestling 57 W
Riverside Military 18  
Varsity Wrestling 51 W
Whitewater 24  

Beyond Wesleyan

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    Alumni Speaker on John Wesley Day

    Last Friday, Wesleyan celebrated John Wesley Day. Mark Rockett, Wesleyan Alumnus and President of the Alumni Association Board, gave an incredible speech about his gratitude for the Wesleyan community. This article contains a transcript of his speech.

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    Caroline Reed Wins Havoc Competition

    2014 alumna, Caroline Reed, won Furman University's Homecoming Havoc competition and raised a significant amount of money for Restore International.

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    Salyers LEADing at UGA

    Nick Salyers is proudly acknowledged for multiple successes at the University of Georgia this year.

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    Andrews Continues to Make His Mark in NFL

    David Andrews, class of 2011, has played every snap at center for the New England Patriots in their 2-0 start to the season. Andrews' relentless desire to improve, his strong work ethic beginning at Wesleyan, and his natural leadership abilities have served him well. Click here for story.

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    Alumni Speaker on John Wesley Day

    On Friday, November 6, the Wesleyan community celebrated John Wesley Day. The purpose of this day was to express gratitude to both the founders of the school and those who sustain the school through their generosity: parents, alumni, friends of the school, and most importantly God.

    Mark Rockett is a Wesleyan alumnus and the current president of Wesleyan's Alumni Association Board. Mark was invited to speak at a special breakfast last Friday morning. His speech commemorated his experience with the Wesleyan community as a student and an alumnus. A transcript of Mark's speech in included below:

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    "How many of you are current or former Wesleyan students? Look around… you owe much of your Wesleyan experience to the people standing in this room. Not just the faculty - who work tirelessly day after day - but our supporters who selflessly volunteer their time, talents, and resources… who give more than what’s required or expected to make Wesleyan such a special place. On behalf of all current and former students, thank you! We are grateful!

    Like Chris mentioned, I graduated in 2006. Now, almost decade removed, I’m still realizing new ways my time at Wesleyan impacted the man I am today.

    A lot of people think that a school like Wesleyan simply prepares you for college. While that’s true, that view is quite short sighted… Wesleyan doesn’t just prepare you for the next 4 years; it prepares you for the next 40 and beyond. Heading into our senior year, I vividly remember Franklin Pridgen challenging us with a simple statement. He said, “College should not define you, it should refine you.” He was right. While I had an incredible college experience and even met my wife there, it didn’t define who I was as a person. That was already done. It was here - at Wesleyan - that I defined not only who I was, but who’s I was.

    Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A, used to constantly share with young people the importance of identifying the 3 M’s in your life - your Master, Mission, and Mate. At Wesleyan, I found the first two, and I’m convinced I wouldn’t have been prepared to find the third without the experiences I had here. For that, I’m eternally grateful.

    The words MIND, BODY, SPIRIT are draped across the bottom of Wesleyan’s crest. During my time, Wesleyan nurtured each of these three areas of my life.

    Mentally, my time at Wesleyan didn’t only teach me about world history, science, and math; it taught me how to think. It taught me how to tackle problems, manage my time, and make wise decisions. In fact, when I graduated and went to college I was much more equipped than 99% of my peers. These skills not only served me well at UGA, but they’ve been critical to my career as well.

    Spiritually, Wesleyan fosters an environment that keeps Christ as the focal point. Someone once told me that Andy Stanley shared the goal of the youth ministry was to anchor their students’ faith so deeply that when they left for college or the next opportunity and drifted (as most do to some degree) they would have such a firm foundation that they would always be pulled back to center. This philosophy rings true for Wesleyan as well.

    Wesleyan is such a special place because it continues to honor God’s mission for the school. We live in a culture that encourages conformity. Many private schools in the Atlanta area have abandoned their Christian roots; however, Wesleyan has remained committed to the Kingdom, and I believe God has honored that faithfulness. During my time at Wesleyan, I participated in our class Bible Study as well as four mission trips abroadb. In fact, those experiences at Wesleyan were a catalyst for me to join another mission trip last year to India through an affiliate of the WinShape Foundation. I can say with 100% certainty that I wouldn’t have participated on that trip in 2014 without the Wesleyan trips in 2004. Even today, the seeds sown at Wesleyan continue to yield fruit in my spiritual journey and strengthen my faith.

    Finally, when I think about the Body, I don’t just think about physical health. Instead, I think about the Body of Christ - a body of believers who genuinely care for one another and seek to honor the Lord. This body is what makes Wesleyan so incredibly unique. It’s a place where you are not anonymous and everyone is genuinely cared for! It consists of teachers, faculty, staff, parents, current students, and alumni. In one word, Wesleyan is community, and there’s no place like it.

    When I think about monumental life events, that community has been there for me every step of the way. When I got married, Wesleyan teachers were at my wedding. My best man was the person assigned as my “new student buddy” when I first came to Wesleyan in 5th grade, and I had 4 other Wesleyan classmates in my wedding party. Two months ago after our second daughter was born, three former Wesleyan teachers came to visit us in the hospital. When we learned that our new daughter Lucy was going to be born with Down syndrome, Heidi Lloyd proactively reached out to connect me with a current Wesleyan teacher who is just a step ahead of our family on that journey. That body of Christ and the deep sense of community make Wesleyan special… The community makes it personal; it makes Wesleyan “home."

    As I close today, I’d like to share a verse that has had a profound impact on my life. Luke 12:48 states, "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” Every one of us in this room is richly blessed, and each of you has answered the call. Your generosity makes a difference to students like me, so thank you for partnering with Wesleyan to continue to grow each student's mind, body, and spirit. The best is yet to come!"

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    Caroline Reed Wins Havoc Competition

    Caroline Reed is a 2014 alumna of Wesleyan School. She is currently in her sophomore year at Furman University where she recently participated in the school’s Homecoming Havoc competition. What is Havoc? Essentially, it is a week-long challenge designed to emulate the competition on the popular CBS show, Survivor. During Havoc, students compete to raise money for a charity of their choice while participating in various contests and events. All contestants are still expected to attend class and abide by all the university’s policies throughout the week.


    Reed was one of 12 students selected to participate in this year’s Havoc competition. Students are required to live in a tent; they are not allowed to shower or change clothes.

    This year’s Havoc theme was Olympics. Each student represented a different country, and Reed chose to represent Russia as Maria Sharapova. Reed’s decision to represent Russia is no surprise as she spent last summer interning at an orphanage in St. Petersburg.


    Reed and the other participants partook in the difficult challenges; there was also a risk of being voted off by fellow competitors as the competition progressed. The winner is determined by who lasts the longest and raises the most money.

    Caroline Reed won the 2015 Homecoming Havoc competition and raised a significant amount of money to be donated to Restore International.


    Her mom, Katie Reed, reflects, “Caroline won Havoc by staying stinky and staying committed to her cause. Her servant’s heart continues to amaze me. I am so happy for the countless lives she will help with the money she raised. I am so proud of her for staying true to who she is.”

    We are extremely proud to share stories about alumni, like Reed, who have been challenged in mind, body, and spirit to advance the Kingdom of God and address real needs in the local community and the world beyond.

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    Salyers LEADing at UGA

    2012 Wesleyan alumnus, Nick Salyers, is making quite the impression on campus at the University of Georgia. On October 7th, Salyers was nominated as a candidate for the school’s 2015 Homecoming Court. Salyers’ candidacy was sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa is the University of Georgia’s National Leadership Honor Society.

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    Although Salyers did not win Homecoming King, his success and positive recognition continued throughout the month of October.

    Salyers was one of 25 students inducted into UGA’s Student-Athlete Leadership Academy during a ceremony on October 19th. The induction ceremony marked the 6th year of the Leadership Education and Development (L.E.A.D.) program with the inaugural class being inducted in 2010. Inductees are chosen based on academic and athletic success, leadership, campus and community service involvement, and recommendations of head coaches and academic counselors.


    Along with encouraging leadership development and providing resources to compete for awards and scholarships, the student-athletes will have a chance to meet with local, state, and industry leaders. Additionally, these student-athletes will be provided with resources to be competitive for conference and national awards and postgraduate scholarships. L.E.A.D. participants will also have the opportunity to compete for a highly coveted graduate assistantship position within the UGA Athletic Association.

    Wesleyan proudly acknowledges Salyers for his outstanding achievements, and we are confident that he will continue to lead his community and the Wesleyan community by honorable example.

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    Andrews Continues to Make His Mark in NFL