What's Happening At Wesleyan

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    National Merit Semifinalists

    September 26, 2016

    We are thrilled to announce that four Wesleyan seniors have been honored as National Merit Semifinalists. Only 1% of seniors (approximately 16,000 total) nation-wide receive this recognition based on their PSAT scores. Our semifinalists are Angela Yang, Anna Ree, Chapman Pendery, and Sara Carmichael. These students will now submit essays in the hopes of becoming finalists and earning scholarship money. In addition, Wesleyan has 12 National Merit “Commended” students. Roughly 2% of seniors (about 34,000) nation-wide receive this recognition. Our Commended students are Lauren Alexander, Grace Chapman, Bill Doran, Gabby Hernandez, Jameson Kavel, Morgan Keller, Audrey Mangum, Grant Marshall, Bailey Renfroe, Will Tanner, Maddie Turner, and Maguire Wilder. Congratulations to these students and their families! This group represents the largest, total pool of honorees Wesleyan has ever had, and we are proud of each one of you.

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    Game of the Week

    September 26, 2016

    The Varsity Football game against Eagles Landing Christian Academy on Friday is up for the #Team11 Game of the Week. The poll is now open, and voting lasts until Thursday at noon. If our game is the winner, 11Alive will roll out the red carpet and give us the VIP treatment. We will get extensive coverage before, during, and after the big game! Then, tune in to 11Alive News on Friday at 6pm and 11pm to see Wesleyan on TV! Plus, highlights will live forever on 11Alive.com. Click here to vote now!

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    Fill the Gill - Family Tailgate

    September 26, 2016

    The "Fill the Gill" family tailgate is back! The first "Fill the Gill" was a huge success, and we hope you will join us again this Friday before the Varsity Football game against ELCA. The Gillfillan lot will open at 5:30pm strictly for tailgaters – no cars will be allowed to park in the lot. Families are encouraged to bring tables, chairs, coolers, and a picnic! Tables provided by Wesleyan will be available for use on a first come, first served basis. Games will be set up in the parking lot for entertainment. The baseball field, courtesy of Brian Krehmeyer, will be unlocked for little children to run around. There will be a "tailgate dip" competition to encourage participation, and the most spirited table will win a Publix gift card. At 6:40 the marching band and cheerleaders will come to the Gill. The band will play a few songs, and the cheerleaders will perform and pass out small spirit items. We look forward to seeing you on Friday; click the "Read More" link for additional information!

Thursday September 29

Vanderbilt College Rep Visit

8:00am - 9:15am
Shropshire Commons

Prom Pizza Sales

11:00am - 12:45pm
DuBose Lobby

Rhodes College Rep Visit

12:45pm - 2:00pm
Shropshire Commons

MS Extended Day Enrichment Class-Finance

3:00pm - 4:45pm
Cole Seminar Room
Friday September 30

LS~2nd Grade Play

8:00am - 9:00am
Bowen Cafetorium, Bowen Cafetorium Stage

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 - Allie Bell

    Allie Bell, 12th grade, is quite the renaissance woman in the Wesleyan Fine Arts Department. She has been a member of Chamber Singers all four years in high school and was a part of the extracurricular vocal jazz ensemble last year. She is a dedicated member of the Wesleyan Marching Wolves as well as a leader in the Winter Visual Performance Ensemble. Congratulations to Allie for her significant contributions to the fine arts!

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  • Middle School Fall Production: Transyl-Mania

    Tickets for the middle school fall play are still available for online reservation, and the first show is this Friday! Transyl-Mania is a frightfully, fun comedy production. The show details the lives of the students at the Transyl-Mania School - a school for the children of all the classic, scary movie villains. The student body is made up of vampires, mummies, werewolves, zombies, and witches - all struggling to manage the legendary expectations set by their parents. From science fair projects to cliques, these students are dealing with the same stress that a typical teenager endures. But when a group of humans stumble upon the Transyl-Mania school, thanks to a broken-down bus, utter mayhem ensues. Click the "Read More" button for show times and a link to reserve your tickets online.

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Thursday September 29

5th/6th Grade Chorus Fall Concert Dress Rehearsal

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Powell Theater
Friday September 30

MS Fall Play

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Lencke Black Box Theater

MS Fall Play

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Lencke Black Box Theater
Saturday October 01

MS Fall Play

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Lencke Black Box Theater

MS Fall Play

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Lencke Black Box Theater

Athletics At Wesleyan

Recent Scores

September 28, 2016
Varsity Volleyball 3 W
Pace 0  
Varsity Softball 1 L
Westminster 4  
8th Grade Volleyball 2 W
Perimeter Christian 0  
September 27, 2016
Varsity Volleyball 2 W
Paideia 0  
September 26, 2016
Varsity Softball 6 W
Blessed Trinity 5  
Middle School Softball 17 W
St. Pius X 0  
September 24, 2016
Varsity Softball 2 W
Heard County 0  
Junior Varsity Softball 0 L
Heard County 8  
8th Grade Football 60 W
St. Pius X 34  
Junior Varsity Volleyball 1 L
North Gwinnett 2  
Middle School Softball 5 W
Heard County 4  
7th Grade Football 32 W
St. Pius X 6  
Junior Varsity Volleyball 2 W
Peachtree Ridge 1  
September 23, 2016
Varsity Football 42 W
Holy Innocents' 7  
September 22, 2016
Junior Varsity Football 21 W
Greater Atlanta Christian 18  
Varsity Volleyball 1 L
Westminster 3  
Junior Varsity Softball 7 W
St. Pius X 2  

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