What's Happening at Wesleyan

List of 20 news stories.

  • Photography Class Visits Krog Street

    This week, the high school photography 2 class went on a photography excursion field trip to Krog Street Market. The students used their advanced photography knowledge to “showcase their best skills” as a final project for the class. The murals, texture, and industrial architecture of the area help create a photographer’s playground. Students were even allowed to spray paint the Krog Street tunnel!

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  • Jordan Mack '16 Named Jim Tatum Award Recipient by the ACC

    Wesleyan graduate and University of Virginia senior linebacker Jordan Mack has been named the recipient of the 2019 Jim Tatum Award by the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The award is given each year to the top senior student-athlete among the league's football players.
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  • Wesleyan Students Honored by Peachtree Corners Magazine

    Five Wesleyan students have been recognized by Peachtree Corners Magazine in the publication’s inaugural 20 Under 20 feature. Seniors Aubrey DeAugustinis, Lizzy Stainback, and Braden Thorne along with junior Riley Keller were named in the 20 Under 20. Junior J.D. Chipman was included in the Up and Coming list from the magazine.
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  • Middle School Finishes “Disconnect From Tech” Challenge

    For the week of November 18th middle school dean of student life, Rich Billing along with a group of 8th grade students issued a challenge to the rest of the middle school. Unplug from your devices for the week and focus your attention on relationships and other activities. “While students may not elect to totally disconnect, the goal for each student is to spend significantly less time using technology throughout the week. In turn, we hope that they will see the benefit and the importance of taking a break from the overwhelming tide of technology,” says Billing.
    In the assembly announcing the challenge, the 8th grade students talked about their own experiences with technology and how we can all benefit from taking time away from it. They also gave the student body several suggestions on how to use the time that has been freed up from using technology less.

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  • Symphonic Band and Chorus Travel To New York City

    Wesleyan Symphonic Band and Chorus had a busy weekend in New York City over the Thanksgiving Holidays. The group went to a New York Philharmonic concert, had a Q&A with a violinist, received a backstage tour of Rockefeller Center, met a Rockette, went to the “Top of the Rock”, reconnected with alumni Will Rainwater ‘19, shopped in Times Square and saw Wicked!

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  • Pre-First Celebrates Annual Stone Soup Luncheon

    Earlier today, pre-first students celebrated their annual Stone Soup luncheon.
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  • Wesleyan Hosts Parent Preview Day

    On Tuesday, Nov. 22 the Wesleyan campus welcomed over 100 prospective parents for Parent Preview Day. Parent Preview Day offers prospective parents the opportunity to experience life as a Wesleyan student by visiting classes and observing teachers and students at work. Division principals and student panels were also available to answer any questions.
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  • Community Basketball Clinic Begins

    The Wesleyan Community Basketball Clinic is underway for boys and girls age 5-10. On Saturdays this winter you will find a number of Wesleyan faculty, coaches, and students helping kids learn the fundamentals of basketball.
     
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  • Middle School Art Students Utilize Technology For Christmas-Themed Projects

    Sixth through eighth grade art students are working on their annual gingerbread house projects. Teams design a detailed house around a theme, and when finished they are donated to local charities and nursing homes. Houses are built with a cardboard structure, then covered with graham crackers, icing and candy.
     
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  • Wesleyan Alum John Morris '17 Profiled by UGA Today

    Wesleyan School 2017 graduate John Morris was recently profiled by UGA Today,  the news outlet for the Univeristy of Georgia.
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  • Wesleyan Celebrates Eight Seniors on Signing Day

    Congratulations to the following seniors who participated in signing day on Thursday at Wesleyan: AC Carter (Georgia Tech basketball), Lanni Brown (William & Mary basketball), Madison Kerpics (UGA softball), Jahni Kerr (FSU softball), Holden Wilder (Wofford baseball), Charlie Taylor (Tennessee baseball), Hannah Wasmuth (Villanova swimming), and Will Stakel (West Virginia golf).
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  • Wesleyan Celebrates John Wesley Day

    John Wesley Day is a day set apart at Wesleyan to express gratitude for the sacrificial giving of both the founders of the school and those who sustain the school through their continued generosity. Historically, it was on the 18th day of the school year reflect the 18 days of 180 school days that are possible due to the generosity of donors who provide roughly 10% of the operating budget through gifts to the school. We currently celebrate John Wesley Day in November, since it is a month where our nation and our families focus on thankfulness and gratitude. Gratitude is both the proper response to giving and motivation for a life of service. Current students are reminded that what they have at Wesleyan is a gift from God through the generosity of others.
     
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  • Team Omicron Season Underway

    Team Omicron just completed their first full week of service for the season. The team this year has a record-breaking number of participants, with 100 students serving from 9th through 12th grade. There are nine teams and 18 senior captains who are leading the teams this year, and their leadership is crucial to Team Omicron’s success. The students on each team serve two days a week at various organizations in Peachtree Corners. With the help of faculty members Myriam Liverance, Josh Kimberlin, Stephanie McDaniel, and Emma Grace Laird, each day five buses leave Wesleyan’s campus to go and serve our neighbors. Senior captain Robert Johnson says, “I feel as though it is really important to serve my community and Team Omicron is a great way to do this.”
     
    This year Team Omicron is partnering with Spring of Peace, Corners Outreach, Village Park Assisted Living, LaAmistad, and Next Generation Focus. For more information on these organizations and service at Wesleyan click here.
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  • Middle School Faculty Hosts OneNote EDU for Parents

    “Do you remember having a big binder of your study materials and homework back in the day?” Indy Fowler, middle school science teacher, asked the parents in the room. “Your children’s version of this, for most classes, is their OneNote program on their laptop.”

    Parents and middle school teachers gathered last week for OneNote EDU, a parent workshop on navigating the Microsoft program that many Wesleyan middle and high school teachers use for classwork and homework. In addition to Fowler, other faculty facilitators included Tracey Greene and Sarah Peebles, both in middle school math, and Instructional Technologist Jewel Anderson.
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  • Wesleyan Names Lauren Hill as Belk Scholarship Nominee

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Lauren Hill is Wesleyan’s nominee for the Belk Scholars competition at Davidson College. Belk Scholars nominees “must demonstrate academic excellence and purposeful engagement in the classroom, with student and civic organizations, on the athletic field, or in the arts. While academic achievement is paramount, Belk Scholars also exhibit intellectual curiosity and a commitment to both their local and global communities.”
     
    In addition to her strong academic record and membership in numerous honor societies, Hill is deeply involved in the community. She is a marketing manager with Sewanee Youth Leadership, an Executive Board Parliamentarian for Atlanta’s chapter of Jack and Jill, where she organizes multiple service projects over the year, and a youth basketball coach in the community. At Wesleyan, Hill is vice president of affairs for student government, an ambassador for new students, a SALSA (Students Advocating Life without Substance Abuse) representative for lower- and middle-school students, and a four-year member of the track team.
     
    If awarded, the Belk Scholarship covers the full cost of attendance for four years as well as stipends for summer programs. Congratulations to the Hill family for this tremendous honor and best wishes to Lauren in her quest to become a finalist!
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  • Entire Community Invited to Annual Veterans Day Assembly

    Next week, Wesleyan will host our annual Veteran’s Day program for middle and high school students. This year’s guest speaker will be Steve Hopper, a veteran of Vietnam.
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  • Advanced 2D Art Students Partner With 'The Memory Project'

    For the second year, the Advanced 2D art students have partnered with a humanitarian organization, the Memory Project. This year the students have been working on creating portraits of children who live in Pakistan. In December, the original works of art will be mailed to the Memory Project headquarters where a volunteer will hand deliver them to the children portrayed in the works of art. The Pakistan outreach is the newest addition to the Memory Project organization and their primary goal is to connect people from two countries who typically view each other negatively. With each generation we hope for an even better future. Simple acts of kindness, reaching out across oceans, and providing a work of art may be just the start needed to build relations between two countries in future generations.

    Humanitarian outreach happens in many different ways; through missions, monetary donations, medical aid, and sometimes through creating a one of a kind work of art for a child who is facing many obstacles. The portraits will be on display outside of Austin Chapel until December, 2.

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  • High School Student Admitted to the Student Bar of Georgia

    Junior Gian Luca Di Lenardo, a member of Wesleyan’s Mock Trial team, was admitted to the Student Bar of Georgia after attending the Law Academy this August.
     
    The Mock Trial Law Academy is a yearly event that allows outstanding students in mock trial the opportunity to learn more about Georgia state laws and receive special training in courtroom and legal proceedings.  At the end of the program, students take a mock bar exam.  Gian Luca not only passed, he passed with honors by receiving over 90% on the exam and closing arguments.  He will be recognized by the State Bar of Georgia at the state competition this spring.
     
    Congratulations Gian Luca!
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  • News Update: Over 200 Parents and Students Attend “The Truth About College Admission” Presentation and Book Signing

    The Wesleyan college advising office hosted “The Truth About College Admission” on campus Wednesday night and over 200 parents and students from through the north Atlanta area were in attendance.
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  • Leah Baughn, Wesleyan middle school modern and classical languages teacher

    Four Wesleyan School Faculty Members Named GISA Master Teachers

    The Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) has named four Wesleyan School faculty members GISA Master Teachers, the school announced today.
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