What's Happening at Wesleyan

List of 20 news stories.

  • Wesleyan Student Selected to Attend the Governor’s Honors Program

    Wesleyan School is pleased to announce that Wesleyan junior Maggie Simmons has been invited to study in the prestigious Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) at Berry College in Rome this June and July.
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  • Three Wesleyan Students Nominated for Prestigious Shuler Awards

    Wesleyan School is pleased to announce that three student actors in the high school winter musical “Tuck Everlasting” have been nominate for prestigious Shuler Awards. The nominees from Wesleyan are:
     
    Brenna McConnell (’22) – Leading Actress (role: Winnie Foster)
    Adam Rogers (’20) –Supporting Actor (role: Angus Tuck)
    Tori Hedlund (’22) –Supporting Actress (role: Mae Tuck)
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  • 7th grader Makenna Wazevich Uses Sewing Skills for Good

    After the Artist Market was canceled, 7th grader, Makenna Wazevich, came up with a new way to use her sewing skills. Originally, Makenna was going to be a fellow artist featured in the market, selling creations from her sewing business. Makenna's mother Jodi Wazevich said, "Of course, we were all sad, but my sister in Wisconsin suggested to Makenna to take her fabrics and make medical masks to help doctors and nurses."
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  • Wesleyan Students Awarded National Medals in Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    Wesleyan School is pleased to announce that sophomore Kayla Kim and senior Anna Turner have been awarded National Medals in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
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  • Two Wesleyan Seniors Receive Georgia Institute of Technology’s Highest Scholarship Honor

    Wesleyan School is pleased to announce that Wesleyan seniors Lindsey Mains and Andy Yang have been awarded the prestigious Stamps President’s Scholarship at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Not only does the top-level scholarship cover the full cost of attendance, including tuition, housing, books, and supplies, but it carries additional benefits including priority housing, a stipend toward international academic experiences, and unique mentoring opportunities.
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  • Wesleyan Senior Andy Yang Named Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia

    The college advising office is pleased to announce that Andy Yang has been chosen as a Jefferson Scholarship recipient at the University of Virginia. If accepted, the program will cover the full cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, including a stipend for housing, books, and supplies, as well as unique enrichment program, including foreign travel, networking, and mentoring programs, to support his experience. The total value of the scholarship and stipend exceeds $340,000.
     
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  • Literary Wolves Win Second Straight Area Title

    On Tuesday, March 3, Wesleyan hosted the GHSA Area 1-A Literary Meet. Students competed in essay and speech writing, dramatic events, and music events. Wesleyan captured a second straight Area title on the backs of many winners and state qualifiers.
    • Gian Luca di Lenardo (11th) won 1st in Argumentative Essay.
    • Elsah James (11th) won 1st in Person Essay.
    • Tyler Sturtevant (12th) won 1st in Humorous Oral Presentation.
    • Zach Russell (10th) won 1st in Boys Solo.
    • Nadia Thieriot (10th), Gigi Alembik (10th), and Siobhan Davenport (11th) won 1st in Girls Trio.
    • Will Milam (9th), Carson Green (10th), Tyler Sturtevant, and Zach Russell won 1st in Boys Quartet.
    • Siobhan Davenport (Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking), Davis Olds (10th, Dramatic Oral Presentation), Constance Harris (11th, Girls Solo), and the team of Davis Olds and Tyler Sturtevant (Duo Oral Presentation) also qualified for the State Meet finishing in 2nd.
    Congratulations to the Lit Wolves and good luck at the State Meet on March 14!
     
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  • Why Family Nights?

    Tonight is another Wesleyan School Family Night! Reserved for family time, these evenings are free of homework, no assessments are scheduled the next day, and practices are shortened when possible.
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  • Class Note: Christina Moraitis '14

    Christina Moraitis '14 recently worked at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama after graduating from Samford University in December 2018 with a degree in physics.
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  • Four Wesleyan Students Invited to GMEA All-State Chorus

    Wesleyan School is pleased to announce that Adam Rogers ‘20, Zach Russell ‘22, Carter Hubbell ’25, and Allison Reding ‘25 were selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) All-State Chorus.
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  • Fourth Graders Pitch Business Ideas to Potential Investors at Businesses of Tomorrow

    Today was the annual Business of Tomorrow Expo in lower school! Each year, fourth grade students develop their own business concept including a mission statement, logo, pricing structure, and investor pitch.
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  • Wesleyan Students Win Scholastic Art Gold and Silver Key and Honorable Mention Awards

    Congratulations to the following artists for placing in the Scholastic Art & Writing Regional Awards 2020!
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  • Wesleyan’s Nancy Jones Co-Authors Educational Resource for Educators

    Lower School Dean of Counseling and Student Services Nancy Jones is a published author! Along with co-author David Young, Jones has recently co-authored an Acting Out Card Deck. The cards are for educators, small group leaders, and others working with older elementary school aged children.
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  • Saturday Wesleyan Chess Sessions

    As a part of our auxiliary program services, Wesleyan offers Saturday chess sessions in the lower school that are led by a very talented chess master, Deepak Aaron. See below to learn more about him and the Saturday chess sessions. To sign up for a Saturday session, or to sign up for an enrichment class to learn chess basics click here
     
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  • Burrito Challenge Still Going Strong for Wesleyan Alumni

    John Adent '14 and Matt Zimmerman '14 were seniors at Wesleyan when they got into a classic lunchtime debate with their classmates: Which restaurant has the best burrito?
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  • Class Note: Russell Matherly '12

    Russell Matherly '12 and his wife Kristen moved to Tallahassee, Florida. The Matherlys are working at Wildwood Church. Russell is the Worship Director, and Kristen is the Kids Ministry Director.
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  • Academic Resource Center Details Presented at Middle School Parent Coffee

    Earlier this week, middle school parents joined Middle School Principal Joseph Antonio and Director of Academic Support Karyn Vickery for an overview of the new Academic Resource Center which will open in the middle school in fall 2020.
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  • Michelle Cailor

    Middle School Extended Day Program Adds New Face

    Wesleyan strives to be a place that is supportive of parents and students not just during the school day, but afterwards as well. If you’ve spent time in the middle school, you may have noticed a new face after school. Michelle Cailor is the new Extended Day Assistant, in charge of the after-school service for middle school students. Kelly Weatherly, Director of Auxiliary Programs & Outreach, said about Michelle, “Michelle has been a welcome addition to the Wesleyan family and our middle school. She has connected quickly with our students, and created a schedule that works for them. Michelle continues to find a balance of studying and unwinding after school. Her vision for how to add value for these students after school fits well into the overall after care umbrella.” Michelle offered some more insight into the after-school program for middle school students below:
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  • Class Note: Steven Brown '06

    Steven Brown '06 is working as a Lead Seismic Analysis Engineer at GEH.
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  • Wesleyan sophomores enjoy the AICS college fair

    Sophomore Families Benefit from Insiders’ View of College Admissions

    Have you ever wondered what criteria college admissions representatives really consider when reading college applications? Nearly 40 Wesleyan sophomores and 50 parents were able to demystify the application reading process during the Atlanta Invitational Case Studies (AICS) program this past Sunday, February 9. Prior to the event, families were provided with fictitious case study files of applicants to a sample university, which they read and evaluated. During Sunday’s event, attendees were broken into small groups and guided by a college admission professional to make admission decisions (admit, waitlist, deny) for those applicants. Decisions often seemed easy - or impossible - based on numbers alone, but attendees learned that factors such as major, geography, leadership, special talents, and rigor all play a key role in helping colleges make admission decisions and shape a class. With a better understanding of how applications are reviewed, students will now be able to meaningfully think about their own academics, activities, and involvement.
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