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  • Honors Geometry Students Construct Multi-Purpose Math Project

    May 21th, 2019

    Teachers, Deborah Brown and Corrie Nash created a project their honors geometry classes where they build an object using food containers that can be donated.  Students created models of cars, buildings and animals and then calculated the surface area and volume. Shortly following the completion of the project the food items were then donated to the Norcross Co-Op! Their creations are pictured on the right.
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  • Senior Matthew Plunk Featured For Children's Healthcare Internship

    May 21st, 2019

    As the school year is wrapping up and Wesleyan students begin looking for summer jobs, senior Matthew Plunk received an opportunity to work in a paid internship at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Marcus Autism Center. For more detail - watch the Fox 5 News special here.
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  • Third Grade Student, Harrison Moore, Wins Lower School Geography Bee

    May 14th, 2019

    Can you identify the location of Andorra, Burkina Faso, and Armenia? That’s exactly what third-grade student, Harrison Moore, had to accomplish to become the winner of the Lower School Geography Bee! Harrison progressed through many rounds of competition and ultimately was crowned the champion! Congratulations to Harrison on his hard work at the Geography Bee this year!
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  • Three Wesleyan Freshman Awarded Presidential Service Award Through Young Men's Service League

    May 14th, 2019

    Three Wesleyan freshman, Griffin Caldwell, Aidan Staley, and Henry Moore earned the Presidential Service Award for serving their community with over 50 hours this year. This award includes a signed letter from the President. All hours were served with the John's Creek chapter of Young Men’s Service League.
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  • Wesleyan Students Garner State and National Recognition

    May 14, 2019

    On Monday, May 6, twenty-four eighth grade students were recognized by National Language Organizations for their performances on the National French Examination or le Grand Concours, the National Latin Examination, the National Spanish Examination, and FLAG’s Spanish Essay Contest.

    In French, the honorees were Douglas Cavin, Caroline Scott, Claire Wyatt, Will Milam, Muhan Zhao, and Ainsley Kane.

    In Latin, the award winners were Brendan and Kate O’Shields, Jake Rodenhiser, Miles Cleveland, Philip Burns, Steven Guyer, Will Tucker, and Joseph Laurite.

    The American Teachers of Spanish and FLAG honored Jasmine Bono, Jackson Murphy, Parker Tidwell, Kendall Bowen, Sophia Shaffer, Caitlin Bridgers, Amanda Mola, Kevin Andrews, and Luke Marshall.

    These students received medals, certificates, and gift cards depending on their award placement.
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  • 9th Grade Student Raises Money For Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    May 10, 2019

    Earlier this spring, 9th grade student Channing Stall was nominated to participate in the Student of the Year program, a leadership development and philanthropy program run by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) which partners with high school students across the country in their efforts to fundraise for blood cancer research, patients and their families. Through hard work and creative fundraising, Stall was able to raise over $64,000 during a seven-week period for LLS, with all the proceeds going towards the fight against cancer.
     
    To raise the money, Stall used a variety of different outreach strategies. First, she worked with friends to write letters and emails which were then sent to their friends and family. Second, with her lacrosse team, she put together a lacrosse clinic for the Lady Wolves feeder lacrosse team to help their lacrosse skills while also advocating and teaching the team about LLS. Finally, Stall reached out to local corporations to set up meetings with them to talk about possible sponsorships for her campaign.
     
    Stall said, “My motivation was that I really love to volunteer in my community, but through this campaign I was able to know exactly where the raised money was going to. The Student of the Year program has an opportunity that if you raise $50,000 in the seven-week campaign, you can link the money to a specific research portfolio and be updated about advancements and listen into conference calls.” For Stall, the research portfolio ended up being Pediatric and Young Adult Blood Cancers.
     
    To learn more about the Student of the Year series – visit their website here https://www.studentseries.org/national-capital-area/article/about-student-of-the-year .
     
    Please join us in congratulating Channing Stall in her efforts!
     
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  • Visual Art Collaborative Piece Debuted at the Final All-School Chapel of the Year

    May 9th, 2019

    Our Fine Arts Team debuted a visual art collaborative piece at the final all-school chapel of the year that demonstrated how we each have a mark in His Kingdom.

    To symbolize how God has given us all gifts to use, middle and high school students printed their unique fingerprints on the letters. Lower school students painted a large collaborative piece during their Lower School Fine Arts Day, that was used as the background for the letters. Each student added marks, dots, and circles on the paper until it created a big garden of flowers.

    The entire piece will be displayed it in the Dubose Lobby and has the unique expressions of people aged 5-70, all under His kingdom, and blessed by the Wesleyan community.
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  • Senior Will Rainwater’s Photographic Designwork Selected for Exhibition and Won Top Awards in The National Center for Civil Human Rights “Awoken” Art Showcase

    May 8th, 2019

    Senior Will Rainwater’s photographic designwork exploring masculinity has been selected for exhibition and won top awards in The National Center for Civil Human Rights “Awoken” art showcase. The Showcase will have a reception open to the public on May 10th @ 6:30 PM at the Center. Will will be speaking about his concept.

    You can RSVP at the following link - https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/event/awoken-19/
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  • Wesleyan School Earns Jostens National Yearbook Design Recognition

    May 7, 2019

    Wesleyan's 2018 yearbook has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2019 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. The Jostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, cool covers, beautiful designs, relevant coverage, meaningful storytelling and stunning photography. Along with design excellence, the annually published Look Book honors the important role well-crafted yearbooks play in helping schools chronicle the experiences, stories and achievements most relevant to students and that academic year.

    Our yearbook was one of only 387 yearbooks selected from over 2,000 yearbooks submitted. The 2019 panel of judges, comprised of nationally recognized scholastic journalism professionals and award-winning yearbook advisers, selected the best examples of yearbook spreads and covers to make up the 320-page 2019 Look Book.

    "The Jostens Look Book showcases the hard work and dedication of students who tell the story of the school year through photos and words. It is their collaboration and communication, as well as creative thinking in challenging situations, that results in the fine designs shown in this book," said Sara Sausker, Senior Manager of Customer Experience. "We are very proud to celebrate the ability of this country's future leaders and communicators by showcasing their sophisticated designs and photography."
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  • Alumni Sheridan Davenport wins 2nd in Kennesaw State’s National Conference of Undergraduate Research Competition

    April 17th, 2019

    Sheridan Davenport ’16, who attends Xavier College majoring in Graphic Design, presented and exhibited work in Kennesaw State’s National Conference of Undergraduate Research. The forum held their first art competition this year, and Sheridan won 2nd place for her print entitled “Her Double Consciousness", and is now a part of the KSU gallery collection. For more information visit https://ncur.kennesaw.edu/.


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  • Photography Students Win Top Awards in Georgia Photography Awards and Exhibition

    April 16th, 2019

    Congratulations, photographers! Maddie Parsonnet (10th) and Stevie Crawford (12th) were both honored with top awards in this year’s annual Georgia Photography Awards and Exhibition hosted by Pace Academy. Maddie won 1st place for her photo entitled “Hidden Identity”, and Stevie won 3rd place for his work entitled “30 exposures”.


    Maddie Parsonnet - "Hidden Identity"





    Stevie Crawford - "30 exposures"

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  • High School Students Use History Project to Learn Life Skills

    April 11th, 2019

    In Ted Russell’s World History Honors class, students recently completed a project that will give them valuable life skills which go beyond the classroom. Russell organized a mock Job Fair that involved students impersonating a character from A & E’s 100 Most Influential People list, creating a modern resume for the character, and then doing a mock job interview with their peers.

    To learn a little bit more about the Job Fair, we asked Russell a few questions below:
     
    What was the inspiration behind having the students create a resume and do mock interviews?
     
    A & E came out with their list of the 100 Most Influential People over the past thousand years in 2000. For many years, I showed the students A & E’s video about each person on the list and had them take notes. In 2010, I created a project where the students drafted someone from the list, researched their person and gave an oral presentation where they defended why their person belonged on the list. It taught some valuable skills such as research, defending with evidence and giving a presentation, but I still wanted something more interactive. In 2013, the day before the State Championship volleyball game, our team did speed dating questions as a team bonding activity. It was a hit and the next day we upset Westminster to win the championship. That same week, I had been updating my own personal resume. The thought occurred to me that perhaps I could somehow combine the skills we were already teaching the students in this project with the creation of a resume and then somehow fit the fun of the speed dating concept into this project. The technological age has made face to face communication a lost art, so I felt it was important to find a way to expose the students to something different. That was how the Job Fair was born. Students research their person, determine what skills that person possessed, create a resume for a modern job and then interview for that job, assuming the identity of their person, with their classmates. There are so many valuable life skills taught in one project.   
     
    How do you relate the project back to what you're doing in the classroom?
     
    A large portion of the people included on this list show up in our curriculum throughout the year. In addition, this project hits on the many life skills we hope to teach students in the Social Sciences department such as research, critical thinking, persuasive writing and public speaking. It also teaches them how to make a good first impression and to be a good listener.
     
    What are the student reactions after having completed the project?
     
    They really enjoy assuming the persona of another person, dressing up, and learning how to make a resume and interview. They don’t say it, but I think the students enjoy acting professionally with one another. They really take it seriously and do a great job. It is something that former students are always excited to reminisce.
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  • Nolan Receives Georgia Institute of Technology’s Highest Scholarship Honor

    April 9th, 2019

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Jennifer Nolan has 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. Stamps President’s Scholars represent less than one percent of the freshmen applicant pool and are selected via a rigorous interview process. For the 2018-2019 school year, Georgia Tech selected 325 semifinalists from a pool of approximately 20,000 early action applicants and ultimately awarded the scholarship to 40 of those students, including Jennifer.
     
    Already named a National Merit Finalist and Wesleyan’s STAR student this year, Jennifer has made an undeniable impact at Wesleyan. She is a four-year member of Wesleyan’s state-champion softball team, the varsity track team, and Mock Trial. She is also a three-year member of Team Omicron and Wesleyan’s math team, and she serves as a peer leader for freshmen.
     
    Congratulations to Jennifer and her family for this latest honor and much deserved distinction as a Stamps President’s Scholar!
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  • Middle School Chorus Wins Top Honors at Southern Star Music Festival


    April 8th, 2019

    Over the weekend the middle school chorus had the opportunity to perform at the Southern Star Music Festival at Riverside Epicenter. A host of judges from colleges and high schools across the Southeast were in attendance and gave the Wesleyan chorus a gold rating across the board (top marks). A few of the judges remarked, “so many of you look like you are enjoying what you are singing” and “what a lovely sound”.

    At the end of the weekend, there was an awards ceremony at Six Flags Over Georgia where it was revealed that Wesleyan had won the Southern Star Sweepstakes, declaring the school the top middle school chorus of the competition.

    Meg Foster, Director of Fine Arts and Middle School Chorus teacher, said, “This group of students sings from the heart and is really versatile. They were able to perform a traditional song of worship, a spiritual, and an arrangement of a children’s play song with equal skill, style and energy. I’m really proud of them!”

    After the performance, the students had the chance to explore and enjoy Six Flags with their peers and a number of chaperones from the school. It was a fun and successful weekend for all involved!
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  • Wesleyan Artist Market Makes Connection With Wesleyan Missions Program

    April 4th, 2019

    Students returning from the Dominican Republic Makarios Mission Trip last week will receive a special treat at the 2019 Wesleyan Artist Market as former Wesleyan teacher and missionary Adrienne Christian will return from the Dominican Republic to sell the work of local artists from the Dominican Republic.

    While the students were in the Dominican Republic, they had the opportunity to play with kids, lead chapel services, help with art projects, and show the community the love of Jesus. With Christian bringing the local artwork to Atlanta, the Wesleyan community now has a chance to support their ministry.

    The proceeds from the artwork are way to support the artists and the Makarios' Family Empowerment Ministry. The artists are known as the 'Virtuous Women' - a group of women from Quisqueya, Dominican Republic where Adrienne has served. They make jewelry, crosses and coasters out of cereal boxes and magazines. The artists also make watercolor paintings, pop top earrings, and handbags/ baskets.

    We look forward to seeing you at the Wesleyan Artist Market from April 25th – 27th. For more information on the featured artists, visit the Wesleyan Artist Market social media pages for artist spotlights.

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  • Ben Smoke Awarded "Full-Ride" Chancellor's Scholarship to Texas Christian University

    April 3, 2019

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Ben Smoke (’19) has been selected as a Chancellor’s Scholar at Texas Christian University, an honor that provides full tuition for his entire four years of undergraduate study at the university. The Chancellor’s Scholarship is the highest award available at Texas Christian University and carries a value of more than $197,000. In addition to the substantial financial support, Ben will also receive special opportunities to interact with the Chancellor and TCU faculty at various events and will be able to participate in a unique international experience. Beyond his strong academics, Ben has made his mark at Wesleyan as a three-year member of the marching band and track team, by serving on the leadership team for Wesleyan student-led worship, and as regular volunteer with Young Men’s Service League.
     
    Texas Christian University is a private university located in Fort Worth, Texas with an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 10,000. The competitive Chancellor’s Scholarship, which includes multiple rounds of committee review and on-campus interviews, is awarded to approximately 70 incoming freshmen each year.
     
    Congratulations to Ben and his family for this impressive honor!
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  • Mains, Sturtevant, and Yang Selected to Attend the Governor's Honors Program

    April 3, 2019
    The College Advising office is pleased to announce that Lindsey Mains (’20), Tyler Sturtevant (’20), and Andy Yang (’20) have been invited to study in the prestigious Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) at Berry College in Rome this June and July. The Governor’s Honors Program is significantly different from the typical high school program as it provides students with academic, cultural, and social enrichments, which will enable them “to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.” Wesleyan was able to nominate five students to the program, and after a rigorous application and interview process, three of them were ultimately selected. GHP offers twelve majors that are characterized as either academic majors or performing arts majors. This summer, Lindsey will focus her study on communicative arts, Tyler on theatre, and Andy on mathematics.
     
    The Governor’s Honors Program is fully funded by the state with no cost to attendees beyond travel. Over 3,000 students were nominated to the state level competition and over 1,600 participated in this year’s state interview and/or audition process with approximately 650 ultimately chosen to attend, which represents one-fourth of 1% of eligible sophomores and juniors in the state.
     
    Please join us in congratulating Lindsey, Tyler, Andy, and their families for this outstanding opportunity.
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  • Wesleyan Chapel Band Leads Worship at Mt. Pisgah Church

    April 2nd, 2019

    On Sunday March 31st, the Wesleyan Chapel Band had a unique opportunity to lead the contemporary worship service at Mt. Pisgah Church. Brad Williams, Director of Audio Visual Operations, is a worship leader at the church and coordinated with church leaders to allow for the Wesleyan Chapel Band to lead worship outside of Austin Chapel. Laura Von Bargen (12th), Annie Cowart (12th), Skyler Williams (11th), and Zach Russell (9th) all participated in the service.

    Von Bargen reflected on the experience saying, “It was a very different experience to lead worship outside of Wesleyan. It was really cool to see how other worship teams organize what goes on behind the scenes, and to see what is similar and different between everything that they do to prepare for the service and everything that we do.”
     
    Cowart agreed, “It was an incredible experience. It was a little more nerve-wracking than school simply because it’s unfamiliar, but I enjoyed it a lot.”
     
    Both Cowart and Von Bargen have enjoyed their time with the Wesleyan Chapel Band with Cowart saying, “It’s hard for anyone to reach a group of students in the middle of the day, but I believe music has a different place in our hearts. My hope is that no matter how much someone has on their mind, music can reach them.”




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  • Parents Share How Math Relates to Real World

    March 28th, 2019

    “Sixth grade math is something that you will use for the rest of your life.” says middle school math teacher and grade chair Laura Siron. Siron and fellow middle school math teacher Tracey Greene drive home this point with their students on a regular basis. Whether their students realize it or not, the fractions, decimals, percentages, rates, proportions, and algebra that they learn in middle school will be used no matter what career path they end up choosing.

    To show the students how this true, Siron and Greene have made a habit of bringing in parents to share their real-life experiences using math in their chosen occupation.

    Siron has brought in a dentist, who talked about running a business, doing payroll, and budgeting, as well as an entrepreneur who spoke to the students about combining their artistic side with their business sense. Siron has also brought in her sister who does a math exercise involving her electric car. The students calculate the proportions and rates of energy used to travel, and then must plan a trip to Washington D.C. in the electric car. The tricky part is understanding where the charging stations are along the way and how long it takes to use them.

    Greene has hosted a wide range of business executives that have been able to translate their business practices into practical sixth grade fundamental math skills. One guest speaker brought in an example of a profit/loss statement and had the students calculate the bottom-line revenue. Another speaker related the cost and benefit of deciding whether to work at one of two Home Depot locations. The students had to calculate commute times and salary differences to find out which job was the better opportunity.

    Greene reflected, “my students hear me say all the time, ‘We are going to study this because this is something you will use for the rest of your life.’ When parents come in and show them how they will use math and why it’s important to learn it, the students are more excited to sit down and figure out how to do some of these problems.”
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  • Literary Team Places 2nd Overall In State Meet

    March 26, 2019

    Congratulations to the Wesleyan Literary Team for taking Overall 2nd Place at the State Meet on March 16th! The Wolves had two 3rd Place finishers in Connie Harris (10th) for Dramatic Oral Presentation and Tyler Sturtevant (11th) and Adam Rogers (11th) for Duo Oral Presentation. Adam Rogers also took 2nd Place in Boys Solo. Honorable mention goes to Tyler Sturtevant for competing in Humorous Oral Presentation and to Ally Jones (10th), Nadia Thieriot (9th), and Rylie Jones (9th) for competing in Girls Trio.

    In the final event of the meet, the team of Jared Wildermuth (12th), Adam Rogers, Gian Luca di Lenardo (10th), and Zach Russell (9th) won the State Championship in Boys Quartet. This win catapulted Wesleyan to 2nd Place on the leaderboard. Way to go Wolves!
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  • Student Wins “Best in Show” at Georgia High School Ceramics Arts and Symposium

    March 14th, 2019

    Olivia Curran (12th) was selected as the first place “Best in Show” winner at the Georgia High School Ceramics Arts and Symposium. The finalists were a selective group of Georgia high school students which also included Matthew Stainback (12th), Colton Villa (11th), and Naomi Niemann (9th). Congratulations to all the artists!
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  • Middle School Science Bowl Team Finishes Second at Regional Competition

    March 8th, 2019

    On March 2nd, the Alpha Wesleyan Middle School Science Bowl competed in the regional Science Bowl Competition at Georgia Southern University at Armstrong. The Alpha Team was captained by Jackson Murphy (8th) and comprised of team members Miles Cleveland (8th), Steven Guyer (8th), Kaleb John (8th), and Austin Salsbury (8th). The team was able to secure a second-place finish, the sixth time in as many years that the Wesleyan Middle School Science Bowl team has finished in the top three in the state. While disappointed to not advance further, the team wished their competitors good luck in the National event set for the end of April in Washington D.C. The Georgia Regional winners will compete against fifty other schools in the United States and Puerto Rico.

    Join us in congratulating these team members for their willingness to devote much of their free time to the study of math and science.
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  • Literary Team Wins Area Championship

    March 6th, 2019

    On Tuesday, March 5th, the Wesleyan Literary Team traveled to Columbus, GA to compete in the GHSA Area Literary Meet. The Wolves captured Area championships in five of the twelve events and won the overall Area championship for the meet. First and second place finishers will continue on to compete in the State Literary Meet on March 16th. Below are all the team members who scored points at the meet.

    Area Champions
    Duo Oral Presentation – Tyler Sturtevant (11th) and Adam Rogers (11th)
    Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking – Siobhan Davenport (10th)
    Boys Solo – Adam Rogers (11th)
    Girls Trio – Ally Jones (10th), Nadia Thieriot (9th), Rylie Jones (9th)
    Boys Quartet – Gian Luca Di Lenardo (10th), Adam Rogers (11th), Zach Russell (9th), Jared Wildermuth (12th)

    Area 2nd Place
    Humorous Oral Interpretation – Tyler Sturtevant (11th)
    Dramatic Oral Interpretation – Constance Harris (10th)
    Argumentative Essay – Lindsey Mains (11th)

    Area 3rd Place
    International Extemporaneous Speaking – Gian Luca Di Lenardo (10th)
    Girls Solo – Ally Jones (10th)

    Area 4th Place
    Personal Essay – Donovan Simmons (11th)
    Rhetorical Essay – Maggie Simmons (10th)
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  • Lower School Enrichment Sewing Class Donates to Mission Trips

    March 4th, 2019

    On March 4th, the lower school enrichment sewing class met with the Dean of Student Ministries, Alex Bufton, to donate their sewing projects to the missions program. The sewing projects will be donated to ministries in the countries and cities listed below, which our high school and middle school students will be traveling to over spring break.

    It’s also not too late to donate to the Wesleyan missions program yourself!

    Here is what to do:
    1. Go to the Missions Sign Up Genius Link – the link is located on the Blackbaud Resource board (log-in to Blackbaud in the upper right-hand corner of the website)
    2. Choose a mission team (lower school classes have been paired with a team - see below)
    3. Sign up to bring in a donation.
    4. Purchase and bring donations to school. Donations will be accepted now through Monday, March 11th, at 3:00pm.
    5. Donations can be dropped off in the Team Donation Boxes located outside of each division-level's front office.

    Lower School Class Pairings
    Kindergarten: Jamaica and Puerto Rico
    Pre-First Grade: DR Makarios
    First Grade: Costa Rica and Guatemala
    Second Grade: Atlanta and Chattanooga
    Third Grade: Bulgaria and DR Score
    Fourth Grade: Ecuador and South Africa

    Says Bufton, "We cannot thank everyone enough for your support for our Wesleyan Missions Program. This is a community wide effort; thank you for your prayer, encouragement, and donations to our mission teams."

    Additionally, for more information on our enrichment class offerings – visit our K-4 programs page here.

    Pictured from left to right: Alex Bufton (Dean of Student Ministries), Alden Cox (2nd), Avery Smith (2nd), Alana Carroll (4th), Caroline Stokes (2nd), and Spencer Shelton (2nd).
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  • Wesleyan Robotics: STEM in Action

    March 4th, 2019

    On Friday and Saturday, February 22nd and 23rd, Wesleyan’s high school robotics team competed in the Georgia First Tech Challenge (FTC) State Championship Tournament at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School. Forty-two of the best teams from Georgia were invited to the tournament based on performance in previous qualifying tournaments, and the Steel Wolves advanced by winning the “Think Award” for their excellent engineering documentation. After many hours of testing, troubleshooting, and re-programming their robot, “America the Beautiful”, the team finished 23rd overall but was not selected for the finals. Team members included Hunter Darsey (12th), Ben Smoke (12th), Lauren Oakes (12th), Maximus Smith (12th), Ryan Free (9th), Alexander Staley (10th), Mr. Stephen Mihalko (Science Teacher), and Mr. Randy Cailor (Director of STEM).

    “I think this is a prime example of the power of STEM to transform students’ lives,” said Mihalko, the team’s teacher sponsor and technical mentor. “The team has worked hard since September to design, build, program, and test multiple solutions to the problems presented by the game; the critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills they have developed will serve them well in college and beyond,” he added.

    With the competition season over, the team will take a break until next year when they will face a new group of challenges to overcome. The team would like to thank the parents and students who came to support them at the competition.
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  • Six Students Selected to Georgia All-State Chrous

    February 26th, 2019

    This year Wesleyan School had six students selected to the Georgia All-State Chorus. These students traveled to Athens, Georgia on February 14th to participate in an all-star chorus weekend. They rehearsed with master directors and performed with many of the state’s best young singers. Congratulations to Ally Jones (10th), Sarah Lim (9th), Adam Rogers (11th), Zach Russell (9th), Dylan Sullenberger (12th), and Nadia Thieriot (9th) for this achievement. Special congratulations go to Dylan Sullenberger who was selected to All-State Chorus for all six years of eligibility. Dylan and the other six-year All-State members were recognized at the final concert of the weekend.
     
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  • Wesleyan Artist Market Student Design Contest Winner Announced!

    February 26, 2019

    The Wesleyan Artist Market (WAM) is delighted to announce that Mackenzie Madison (’22) is the winner of the school-wide 2019 WAM Student Design Contest! All Wesleyan students were invited to submit an artwork or design to brand merchandise sold at the 2019 Market. Mackenzie’s design was selected from dozens of inspiring student entries and will be featured on T-SHIRTS sold at the Market. She will be awarded a $50 GIFT CARD to the Wesleyan Spirit Shop.

    Honorable Mentions were awarded to a selection of high-scoring student artists from each school level. Honorable Mentions – High School: Amber Mathis (‘22) and Paige Wyatt (‘21); Middle School: Claire Wyatt (‘23); and Lower School: Addison Kane (‘27) and Avalee Rooker (’29). The artwork submitted by students receiving Honorable Mentions will be displayed at the Artist Market April 25-27, 2019.

    Please join WAM in congratulating each of the student artists who entered the competition for their creativity and aspiring to BE BOLD. BE ORIGINAL. BE PRESENT.
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  • Wesleyan Head of School Joins Georgia GOAL Board of Directors

    February 26, 2019

    Wesleyan School Head of School, Chris Cleveland, has been named to the board of directors of the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, the school and Georgia GOAL announced on Friday.

    “Wesleyan has a long relationship with Georgia GOAL and the education tax credit program has been an important resource to families across Georgia since its inception in 2008,” said Cleveland. “I am honored to join the GOAL Board of Directors to continue to support an organization that has done so much to shape the futures of children across the state.”

    The Georgia GOAL Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the ongoing operations of the organization are consistent with its established mission, goals and policies. GOAL Board members represent a broad cross-section of experience and bring insights from the education, business, philanthropic and social services perspectives.

    “We are thrilled to welcome Chris to the GOAL Board of Directors,” said Lisa Kelly, GOAL President. “Having the insight of an independent school leader like Chris will be valuable as we continue to meet the educational needs of families across the state.”

    In 2008, Georgia’s elected officials passed the Education Expense Credit law to provide families in our state with access to increased educational opportunities for their children. Since inception, the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program has led the way in implementing this important legislation through their ethical, transparent and proven approach. As Georgia's leading student scholarship organization, in partnership with 137 participating schools, GOAL is providing thousands of children throughout the Peach State with Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning – “GOAL.”
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  • Wesleyan School Celebrates Black History Month With Guest Speaker Rev. Connor

    February 26, 2019

    On Thursday, February 14th, Wesleyan School had a special chapel recognizing Black History Month as a part of the month long celebration happening on campus.

    Rev. Wayland Connor, Senior Pastor of Greater Saint Peter, Jonesboro, GA spoke in both our middle and high school chapels. Music was provided by a group of friends who were all members of the same church at one time and now some attend other churches but occasionally sing together.

    The message given by Rev. Connor was rich and discussed the need for unity and the story of African American history to be shared. The student led program included the history of Black History Month and poems by Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen.
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  • Jennifer Nolan named National Merit Scholarship Finalist

    February 25th, 2019

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Jennifer Nolan has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, an honor that only 1% of high school seniors nationwide receive. Jennifer now moves to the final round of competition in the hopes of becoming a National Merit Scholar and earning scholarship money. National Merit Scholars are evaluated on a myriad of criteria including the finalist’s academic record, history of activities and leadership, school rigor, test scores, written recommendations, and an essay response.
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  • Hannah Hufham - 12th

    Middle and High School Students Win Scholastic Art Awards

    February 25th, 2019

    Congratulations to Middle and High School visual art students who won awards in the acclaimed Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12.

    Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. The Awards have recognized some of America’s most celebrated artists while they were teenagers, including Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Idelle Weber, Ken Burns, Paul Chan and Kay WalkingStick. We are proud to count these students among these esteemed Scholastic Awards alumni!

    The program affords students an opportunity to compete against the region and nation’s best young artists and writers. We hope that this program will inspire students to continue developing your talents and to never stop creating.

    All works receiving Gold Keys will be in an exhibit at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and will move on to national judging in New York City.
    National Medalists will be announced on March 13thStay tuned!

    Wesleyan Award Recipients
    12th Tabitha Conrad: Gold Key
    11th Alex Cope: Silver Key
    12th Stevie Crawford: Honorable Mention
    12th Olivia Curran: Honorable Mention x 5
    10th Margaret Dudley: Honorable Mention
    11th Cardo Gottlich: Gold Key
    12th Hannah Hufham: Gold Key x 3
    12th McKenzie Keeler: Honorable Mention
    9th Kayla Kim: Silver Key, Gold Key
    12th Betsy McDaniel: Silver Key
    11th Carson McKinney: Honorable Mention
    11th Charlie Neu: Silver Key x 3, Gold Key x 3
    8th Jennifer Noel: Silver Key
    12th Will rainwater: Honorable Mention
    12th Hannah Sterling: Silver Key x 2, Honorable Mention x 3
    11th Anna Turner: Gold Key
    10th Paige Wyatt: Honorable Mention
    11th Liza Yates: Honorable Mention
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  • Middle School Classes Utilize Gender-Based Teaching Techniques

    February 25th, 2019

    In the 2007-2008 school year, Wesleyan began separating boys and girls in both English and math classes in the middle school. Research indicates that there are sound reasons to separate boys and girls to some degree in middle school, and there is a trend to do so both nationally and locally.

    The primary reason for separating English and math classes by gender is that boys and girls learn differently, especially in middle school. Boys are higher risk-takers than girls. Boys will answer a question when there is a 15% probability of being correct; girls will volunteer an answer with an 85% probability of answering correctly. This results in boys being called on more frequently than girls in a co-ed environment, thus having more practice. In a single gender classroom, this self-corrects.

    Boys like to tackle a task as soon as it is presented, while girls tend to want multiple explanations and examples before beginning the tasks. When the middle school faculty know this and have separate gender classes, they can make conscious efforts to have more of a variety of activities that cater to the learning styles of both boys and girls. These techniques apply to classes that are mixed gender as well, where teachers can provide a balanced approach to both learning styles.

    The vision for Wesleyan is to see an increase in performance by the boys in the verbal areas and an increase in performance by our girls in the quantitative areas. In addition to looking at standardized test scores through the gender lens, we also surveyed both students and teachers annually to get qualitative data about the progress and success of this initiative.

    Faculty have noticed that discipline problems have decreased, both boys and girls seem more motivated and confident, and both boys and girls are participating more in separate gender classes. Several teachers mentioned that academically, both boys and girls are pushed harder and demand more of themselves; they choose perseverance instead of giving up.

    Separate gender classes in the middle school allow for boys and girls to develop their own "voice" that they will take into their high school years. In an effort to help with the transition to high school, and due to the number of different math courses, 8th grade English and math classes were combined for the first time this year.
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  • Enrichment Class Serves The Ronald McDonald House

    February 12, 2019

    On February 12th, a group of lower school children, their parents, and two high school juniors travelled to the Ronald McDonald house near Scottish Rite in Sandy Springs as the culmination of a 5 week long Lower School Enrichment class focused on service.

    Ten lower school children participated in the enrichment class led by Development Associate Mitzi Ritchie, Lower School Teacher's Assistant Candy Stirling, and juniors Aubrey DeAugustinis and Lizzy Stainback. Every Tuesday, the children gathered after school and made blankets, snack bags, and hygiene kits which would eventually be donated to the local Ronald McDonald House. They also participated in the Pop Tab Program, a program run by the Ronald McDonald House that collects the pop tabs from aluminum cans and recycles them. All the proceeds go to support the annual operating budget of the Ronald McDonald House.

    The Ronald McDonald House exists to support families that have a child receiving care at hospitals such as Scottish Rite, but live too far away to travel back and forth every day. The house gives the family the opportunity to stay close to their hospitalized child while receiving meaningful help such as cooked meals and activities for the rest of the family. The goal is to create a sense of normalcy and support during an extremely difficult time in that families life.

    Stainback and DeAugustinis spend a significant amount of time at the Ronald McDonald House as both interned there over the summer and are members of the Teen Council. The goal of the Teen Council is to fundraise and create awareness for the charity and its mission. Stainback reflected on the organization saying, “I love the house and organization and what it represents. My favorite part is the kids, watching them smile makes it all worth it. When I was interning there over the summer, I got the chance to interact with a lot of kids and their families. You would be surprised at how happy they always are despite the circumstances. They are truly more of an inspiration to you than you are to them, although they’ll tell you differently.” DeAugustinis echoed this saying, “I love that when we serve there, we always get to see the families that are staying there. It’s really special that we can have a direct impact on the families, like seeing their smiling faces when we come to make breakfast.”

    Both juniors enjoyed working with the lower school children saying, “I think it’s so cool that this group of kids is learning about this cause so early on. I am really excited about this program, and I can’t wait to see where this leads us in the future. It was also awesome to answer all their questions and to see how interested they were. They were so excited to have the opportunity to help others”.

    While the children were working on their projects, the parents were also given the opportunity to tour the Ronald McDonald house. Many remarked on the thoughtfulness behind every element of the home and were in amazement on the impact the class had on their children. A few remarked how their children were asking questions about how they could continue serving the charity when they got home.

    If you are interested in learning more about the Ronald McDonald House charity or how to serve, visit their website here https://armhc.org/
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  • Nearly New Uniform Shop Sends Clothes to Africa

    February 11, 2019

    This past year, the Nearly New Uniform shop was able to donate 17 bags of clothing to an organization, Teleios Ministries, who in turn were able to distribute the clothes among children in Kenya. When Teleios was in Kenya, one of the women in the community felt that God wanted her to open a clothing closet for kids in need, but she didn’t have any clothes to give out. When our clothes showed up, the woman and the entire community were thrilled!

    The Nearly New Uniform shop is located at the Wesleyan Annex – email nearlynew@wesleyanschool.org for more information on clothing selection and how to donate.
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  • Jennifer Nolan, Wesleyan's 2019 STAR Student

    Jennifer Nolan Named Wesleyan STAR Student

    February 5th, 2019

    The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce has honored Jennifer Nolan as Wesleyan School’s STAR student for the 2018-2019 school year. In turn, Jennifer was able to select the teacher who has had the greatest influence on her academic life to be named Wesleyan’s STAR teacher, and she selected Joseph Cooper.
     
    Beyond stellar academics, Jennifer is a four-year member of Wesleyan’s state-champion softball team, the varsity track team, and Mock Trial. She is also a three-year member of Team Omicron and Wesleyan’s math team and serves as a peer leader for freshmen. Jennifer is Wesleyan’s nominee for the Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia and is currently a semi-finalist for the Stamps President’s Scholarship Program at Georgia Institute of Technology.
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  • Sixth Grade Students Visit JA Biztown

    February 5th, 2019

    Over the past two and a half weeks, sixth grade students have had the opportunity to focus on business units such as community/citizenship, financial literacy, work readiness and business management in their P.E. classes. After focusing on these business-oriented subjects, the students were able to take a field trip to “JA Biztown” in JA Discovery Center Gwinnett on February 4th.

    “JA BizTown provides an opportunity for students to interact within a simulated economy and take on the role of citizen, consumer, and employee. During the visit to JA BizTown, students work in teams of six to eight to manage their assigned business with the goal of generating a profit. Students also earn paychecks that they can use to purchase products and services from the different stores to practice basic personal financial management.”

    Says middle school P.E. teacher Justin Krueger, “We feel like this experience helps our students to obtain some of the knowledge and skills that will be necessary to succeed in the real-world. It is also closely in line with our mission and preparing our students to be good stewards in our changing world.”
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  • Wesleyan Fourth Grade Student Published in National Magazine

    February 5, 2019

    Wesleyan School is pleased to announce that fourth grader Tatum Krauth recently had a poem published in Highlights magazine.

    “I love to write,” says Tatum. “I saw the entry form in the magazine and decided I wanted to give it a try.”

    Tatum wrote the poem, completed the entry form, and addressed the envelope before she even shared her idea with her parents. “Tatum came to me with an addressed envelope and asked me for stamps and if I’d mail it for her,” shared Tatum’s mom, Jessica. “She is very motivated and creative and came up with this idea entirely on her own.”

    “We are so proud of Tatum,” said Jason Erb, Wesleyan lower school principal. “She works very hard in the classroom and her commitment to writing shows in her work. Our students and teachers are thrilled for Tatum and excited to have a published poet in our midst!”

    The poem can be found in the November 2018 issue of Highlights.
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  • Artists Named Finalists in All State Art Symposium

    February 4, 2019

    Sponsored by Georgia Art Education Association, the annual All-State Art Symposium is dedicated to promoting and recognizing the creative talents of high school students from Georgia’s school districts. Wesleyan had four students honored as finalists – seniors Stevie Crawford, Betsy McDaniel, and Trinity Russo, and junior Charlie Neu. This is a high honor, as there were over a thousand entries this year and only one hundred and forty works were accepted by the panel of esteemed judges. Wesleyan was able to secure 3% of the available finalist slots.

    The finalists are invited to an all-day workshop on March 1st at Columbus State University which will culminate in an exhibition and awards ceremony. Join us in congratulating these high school students in their accomplishment!

    READ MORE TO SEE THEIR WORK:


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  • Model Arab League Club attends Conference at Marist School

    January 28, 2019

    Last week members of Model Arab League Club attended a conference at Marist School. At the conference, during Model Arab League debates, the club would divide up into rooms based on a specific topic with many various countries represented. Countries then would work together to come up with solutions to their nation’s problem. After coming up with a solution, the group of countries working together would work together to form a concrete paper with goals, plans, and other necessities for the solution. The entirety of the countries will then debate whether or not the hypothetical solution will fix the problem. According to Model Arab League’s website there are many valuable skills students learn from Model Arab League saying, “In the process, students not only deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Arab world and its peoples, but they have an extraordinary chance to develop and practice useful analytical, organizational, writing, editing, and public speaking skills”. Wesleyan students also won various awards at the conference. Award winners are listed below.

    Honorable Mention Delegate for Political: Matthew Chisholm
    Honorable Mention Delegate for Environment: Landon Parks
    Outstanding Delegate for Environment: Daniel Woods
    Honorable Mention Delegate for Joint Defense: Andrew Lore and Hampton Henderson
    Honorable Mention Delegate for Palestinian Affairs: Matthew Plunk and Gian Luca Di Lenardo
    Outstanding Delegate for Social: Ashwin Gidwani
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  • Conley Named Wesleyan's First Posse Scholar

    January 22, 2019

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Donald Conley III has been selected as a Posse Scholar to the College of Wooster, a private liberal arts college in Ohio. As a Posse Scholar, Donald has been awarded a four-year, full-tuition scholarship. Donald is one of sixty Atlanta Posse Scholars chosen from more than 1,400 applicants, and one of ten students who will attend the College of Wooster from the Atlanta Posse cohort. Donald and his family were honored at a reception earlier this month at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, which High School Principal Jeff Plunk and Assistant Director of College Advising, Erica Engsberg, were grateful to attend. Congratulations to Donald for this honor and for being Wesleyan School’s first Posse Scholar!
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  • Middle and High School Students Learn About the Civil Rights Movement and the life of MLK Jr at the King Center

    January 16, 2019

    Today students from 5th – 12th grade were given the opportunity to visit the Sweet Auburn neighborhood of Atlanta where they learned more about the Civil Rights movement and the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The students visited the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the home of Martin Luther King Jr., and the King Center where a panel consisting of a former police chief, a King family member, and an original Freedom Rider spoke about growing up in a very different America. The panelists stressed the importance of education and the limitless opportunities a great education can provide in today’s America.
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  • Athletics Circle of Honor Inductees

    January 8th, 2019

    On January 4th four inductees were added to the Athletic Circle of Honor. Chris Duvall '10, Katie Frerking '13, Holli Wilkins '12, and Bob Worthington were honored in Yancey Gymnasium as they were recognized for the positive influence they had on our community through their ability, dedication, and service to the Wesleyan athletic program.

    Duvall was a member of the cross country and soccer teams at Wesleyan and went on to play soccer for Wake Forest before being drafted in the first round by the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. Since then, Duvall has played for several teams in the MLS and is currently with the Houston Dynamo.

    Frerking was a member of the softball, girls’ basketball, and track and field teams while at Wesleyan. After winning numerous state championships with Wesleyan, Frerking played basketball for the Auburn Tigers and eventually played professionally in Sweden. She is currently coaching basketball at the University of Missouri.

    Wilkins was also a member of the softball, girls’ basketball, and track and field teams at Wesleyan. After her high school career, Wilkins played basketball for Furman University where she earned honors as a consensus first team All-Southern Conference player. She now coaches basketball for Holy Innocents Episcopal School in Atlanta.

    Worthington is the first community coach to join the Athletic Circle of Honor. From 2000 to 2013 Worthington headed the middle school baseball program at Wesleyan, and he was instrumental in preparing the players for success on the varsity team. Worthington's positive impact was greatly felt by the over 150 players who went through the program during his time and the coaches he shared the field with.
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  • 4th Grade and 12th Grade Girls Participate in Gift Exchange

    December 13th, 2018

    To celebrate the Christmas season, a group of girls from 4th grade and 12th grade participated in a Secret Santa letter and gift exchange. The girls wrote letters back and forth to each other for a couple of weeks, and then the seniors came down to the Lower School on December 12th for a Christmas party, where their identities were revealed. The gift exchange was a fantastic opportunity for all involved to benefit from the K-12 experience that Wesleyan offers.
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  • Advanced Art Students Participate in Free Art Friday

    December 10th, 2018

    For ‘Free Art Friday’ on December 7th, the Advanced Art class made "art drops" all over campus. The students photographed the location of their art and posted it to the Wesleyan visual arts Instagram page. Throughout the day if someone found the work of art there were instructions on the back to find the image on Instagram and comment on it, letting the artist know it has been claimed.

    This was all a part of the Free Art Friday movement that has grown to be big in Atlanta arts community. The heart behind the movement is to put artwork in the community in hopes that people will find and bring the art home, creating a positive memory and beautifying their home at the same time.

    This movement was wonderful way for Wesleyan students to bring joy to their community through their own work.
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  • Giving Tuesday Goal Reached

    December 4th, 2018

    Starting six years ago, the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday began to be referred to as 'Giving Tuesday'. This movement, which follows very consumer-oriented holidays, has a focus on gratitude and giving, and it has grown to involve many different non-profits and causes across the country.

    This year, Wesleyan participated in Giving Tuesday with a goal of reaching 55 gifts in honor of our 55th anniversary. We are excited to say that we reached our goal, and want to thank our community for their participation. We received gifts from every constituency - grandparents, parents, alumni, alumni parents, and faculty. Thank you for being such a generous community! 


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  • Middle and High School Students Participate in School Supply Drive

    December 4, 2018

    High School and Middle School students recently participated in a school supply drive the week before Thanksgiving. They delivered many backpacks full of school supplies, shoes, clothes, teacher supplies and much more during Thanksgiving break. The idea for this drive was initiated by Mathew (11th) and Morgan (9th) Chisholm. Their aunt teaches at an elementary school in Lynn Haven, an area outside Panama City that was struck by the recent hurricane. We are proud of these student's and their heart for serving others!
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  • High School Government Classes Visit Richard Russell Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse

    November 27th, 2018

    On Monday, November 26th, over thirty high school students from three Government classes travelled to downtown Atlanta to see the federal courts of the Northern District of Georgia in action. While on site at the Richard Russell Federal Building & United States Courthouse, the students attended two federal criminal hearings before a United States Magistrate Judge.

    The students also visited the United States Bankruptcy Court, where they learned about the structure of the Federal judiciary, including where bankruptcy courts fit into that structure. Throughout the day the students were able to hear from and talk to a number of sitting judges about how the court systems work and the life of a judge. Several of the judges shared their college and career paths with our students, with one judge emphasizing the importance of pursuing a career in something they are passionate about. It was a great opportunity for all to see the practical application of what is learned in the classroom.
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  • Alumni Return For John Wesley Day Chapel Service

    November 15th, 2018

    The theme for John Wesley Day is gratitude, and Wesleyan was extremely grateful to welcome back several alumni as a part of two special chapel services on November 15th. Russell Matherly ’12 and Chase Kelly ’16 provided worship music prior to the services and Nick Salyers ’12 spoke to both High School and Middle School students on his Wesleyan experience within the context of the John Wesley Day theme.

    Salyers spoke on how John Wesley was inspired by the faith a group of Moravian Christians had while their ship was being pummeled by a hurricane on the way to Savannah, Georgia. They remained grateful to the Lord and sang hymns even when their world was being turned upside down.

    Salyers called on the students to have the same sense of gratitude in their lives. He also mentioned a few things that can be blockers to gratitude, including a sense of anxiety about what others think about you and an overall sense of worry.

    To wrap it up, Salyers recalled how he wasn’t grateful for everything Wesleyan had to offer while he was in school, and it took him leaving for college to realize what a unique place Wesleyan is. He urged the students to take advantage of their time here at Wesleyan and recognize they have much to be grateful for.
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  • Art Students Participate in the Memory Project

    November 12, 2018

    Last week, High School Advanced 2D students finished a special project that benefited the victims from Hurricane Maria last fall. The project, called the Memory Project, involved the students each selecting a different child who was impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The students then painted (and drew) portraits of the children.

    On Friday, November 9th, the portraits were packaged up and mailed to the Memory Project headquarters. From there, the original works of art will be hand delivered to the children portrayed in the artwork. It is a different type of humanitarian aid where the children receive a memento they will hopefully treasure for years to come. It also makes them feel proud and important in a time when they may have lost everything. From the High School, Ellie Archer, Abi Emmelhainz, Haley Gilliam, Carson McKinney, Liza Yates participated as well as Celia Hill, Amber Chang, Rebekah Niemann and Suzy Loetscher from the Middle School. Teachers Meagan Brooker and Whitney Panetta also created portraits.

    To learn more about the Memory Project, click here.
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  • Wesleyan Hosts Veteran’s Day Assembly

    November 12, 2018

    Wesleyan hosted its annual Veteran’s Day assembly on November 9th, bringing in a guest who spoke on the idea of service. The speaker, Ricardo Grave de Peralta, did a masterful job of talking about the ultimate sacrifice through sharing stories of fellow service men who made that ultimate sacrifice to ensure the safety we all enjoy. He then encouraged our students to consider how they can make sacrifices to help others. Ultimately, Ricardo brought it back to the cross, where Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could all live abundantly.

    In addition to the speaker, a slideshow was shown that pictured members of the Wesleyan community who have served, or are serving, our country. Please join us in applauding these men and women.

    To watch the full Veteran's Day assembly, click here
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  • Wesleyan Families Host First-Ever Parent Community Social Events

    November 6, 2018

    On the evening of November 1st, Wesleyan parents gathered at a party in their geographical area for the first-ever Parent Community Social Event.

    The goal of this evening was to help build a Wesleyan community in our “neighborhoods.”

    There were multiple gatherings all over the Atlanta area, representing the different locations in which our families live. All of these parties began at 7:00pm, and there was no agenda for the event. It was simply a time for parents in our community to get to know other Wesleyan parents from their neighborhood and to hopefully build community over a shared love and appreciation for our school and children.

    We are thankful for the families that attended and helped us establish a new tradition of community building for our school!
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  • Refuge Coffee Truck Comes to Campus

    October 31, 2018

    Wesleyan School had the pleasure of welcoming the Refuge Coffee truck to campus on October 31st. On bringing Refuge Coffee to campus, High School bible teacher Matthew Means said, “We brought Refuge Coffee on campus to give our community a visible example of how God can use one person’s heart and vision, and something as simple as coffee to build the Kingdom of God.” This event followed the founder of Refuge Coffee, Kitty Murray, coming to campus on October 26th to speak about the Christian Life theme for October, “justice”.

    For the event, students, faculty, and families were all able to order their favorite hot beverages from the coffee truck and enjoy fellowship with one another prior to school starting. The Omicron team also sold a range of breakfast foods including pastries, bananas, and chicken biscuits. All proceeds from the event went to support the ministry of Refuge Coffee.
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  • Guest Speakers Present to Middle School on Gaming and God's Design for our Lives

    October 30, 2018

    On October 30th the Middle School boys and girls were treated to special presentations during their breaks from CTP testing.

    For the boys, Ryan Tuttle, the founder and COO of a tech company that builds mobile apps and video games, spoke about the good and bad that comes along with the game Fortnite. Tuttle dove into how the game designers and audio engineers will design specific features within the game to make it more enticing to keep playing. For instance, sounds within the game can stimulate the brain and make a gamer more likely to spend money within Fortnite, which is on pace to generate revenue of 2 billion dollars this year.

    Tuttle also spoke about positives that can come from community building while playing the game in the same room as others, as well as the negative effects that can come from online bullying. Says Tuttle, “Just because someone doesn’t know who you are in the game, doesn’t mean that Jesus doesn't know who you are. The things that you say in the game still represent yourself to Him.”

    Faculty members Brittany Stevens and Jamie Hemken spoke to the girls about celebrating their uniqueness while honoring God’s design for their lives.

    Brittany Stevens sang with the middle school girls about how we have a firm foundation in the Lord alone and how we can put our trust in him.

    Jamie Hemken provided insight in how we are provided seats at the table with the Lord and how we do not have to earn our acceptance from people because we are already loved by God. Hemken and Stevens shared how we should live each day knowing that we wake up each day already loved by our creator.
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  • Marching Band Takes First Place at Heart of Georgia Invitational

    October 30, 2018

    Wesleyan Marching Band competed at Heart of Georgia Invitational at Warner Robins High School, Saturday, October 27th, 2018. Wesleyan took 1st place amongst all eleven bands in class A, AA, and AAA including highest scores for Drum Major, Percussion, and Color Guard. The band performed their competitive show “River of Life”

    Congratulations Marching Wolves!
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  • Wesleyan Crowns Homecoming King and Queen

    October 22, 2018

    During the Homecoming football game on 10/19, the Wesleyan high school student body votes were tallied and revealed seniors George Doane and Amanda Doane as Homecoming King and Queen. Brooks Lalley ’18 and Payton Kaloper ’18 passed on their crowns in the halftime ceremony. Students voted on that same Friday and chose from a court consisting of Sophie Zetzsche, Chloe Hangartner, Ansley Cotter, Amanda Doane, Ella V Cooper, Ashwin Gidwani, Stevie Crawford, George Doane, Liam Coxhead, and David Anderson. The Doanes are the first pair of twins in Wesleyan’s history to be crowned King and Queen.

    Please join us in congratulating George and Amanda!
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  • Marching Wolves Place First in Class A Bands of America Regional Competition

    October 9, 2018

    On October 5th, the Wesleyan Marching Band traveled to Jacksonville State University to perform in the Bands of America Regional Competition along with 23 other schools. In Class A, the Marching Wolves placed first - including all “caption” awards of Outstanding Music, Visual and Effect. Those categories can be described simply as what you hear, what you see, and what you feel.

    Said Marching Band Director Jeff Foster, "This particular group of students is unique in my career: 100% of the students are all in - work ethic and attitude are functioning at a very high level."
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  • Wesleyan's Ted Russell Surpasses 600-Career Wins

    October 9, 2018

    Wesleyan Varsity Volleyball coach, Ted Russell, surpassed the 600-win mark last Thursday when the team defeated Central Gwinnett High School last Thursday. Coach Russell has been leading the varsity volleyball team at Wesleyan since 2003. Under his leadership, the team has six state championships and ten region titles. In addition to coaching volleyball, Mr. Russell is also chair of the Social Sciences department and teaches freshmen Honors World History.

    Way to go, Mr. Russell!
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  • Wesleyan School Voted Best K-12 School and Best High School in Gwinnett County

    October 2, 2018

    This week, Inside Gwinnett Magazine announced that, for the second year in a row, Wesleyan School has been voted Best K-12 School and Best High School in Gwinnett County by the magazine’s readers.

    “We are honored by this recognition from the readers of Inside Gwinnett Magazine,” said Chris Cleveland, Wesleyan Head of School. “Our faculty invests heavily in the lives of our students every day and recognition like this from the greater Gwinnett County community is an encouragement that this work is bearing fruit in the lives of students and their families.”

    The school will be recognized in the October issue of Inside Gwinnett Magazine.
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  • Olivia Curran publishes Cookbook to Earn the Girl Scouts of America Gold Award

    September 24, 2018

    Wesleyan senior Olivia Curran, as part of her work to earn the Girl Scouts of America Gold Award, recently published a cookbook of healthy, inexpensive recipes made with ingredients readily available in food pantries. “Good Food For All” was inspired by Olivia’s volunteer work at local food pantries where she learned the struggles that food insecure families face when they consume a high volume of canned and packaged foods that tend to be high in sodium.

    Olivia volunteered with Duluth Co-Op and Carepointe Ministries and saw first hand how hard it is for food pantries to supply fresh, vitamin-rich produce to supplement these families’ meals. She factored this into her recipes and she recently printed 250 cookbooks and distributed them to local food pantries. On Tuesday, September 20, Olivia hosted a dinner on campus where she served recipes from her cookbook, shared with the audience the details of her project, and collected donations to print more cookbooks.

    The Gold Award is the highest achievement within the Girls Scouts of America. To be eligible, Senior Girl Scouts must complete two extensive projects that typically take one to two years to complete. Congratulations, Olivia, on earning your Gold Award, and more importantly we are so proud of how you are serving your community!
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  • Wesleyan Names Manley and Tanner as Belk Scholarship Nominees

    September 24, 2018

    Wesleyan is pleased to announce that Mary Ann Manley and Katie Tanner have been selected by a faculty committee as our joint nominees for this year’s Belk Scholars competition.

    The Belk Scholars Program seeks to attract the most promising scholars to Davidson College, and eight Belk scholars are ultimately named in each entering class. 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 strong academics, Mary Ann Manley is a four-year member of the cross-country team and three-year member of the track team, is actively involved with Young Life, and is currently pursuing her Girl Scout Gold Award.

    Beyond her academic accomplishments, Katie Tanner is a four-year member of both the varsity cross-country and lacrosse teams, a member of the math bowl team, and on the junior board for a local charity.

    Congratulations to Mary Ann, Katie, and their families for this honor.
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  • Wesleyan Names Nominees for Jefferson and Morehead-Cain Scholarships

    September 18, 2018
    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Jennifer Nolan and George Doane have been nominated by a faculty committee as Wesleyan’s nominees for prestigious scholarships at the University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill respectively.
     
    Jennifer Nolan is Wesleyan’s nominee for the Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia. The Jefferson Foundation seeks high school seniors who possess exceptional ability in leadership and scholarship and who show promise of making a significant contribution to the University of Virginia community as students and to society at large as graduates. In addition to her strong academic record, Jennifer is a four-year member of the softball and track and field teams,  a peer leader, a member of both the math bowl and mock trial teams, and a volunteer for Team Omicron.
     
    George Doane is Wesleyan’s nominee for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Morehead-Cain Foundation seeks competitive applicants who demonstrate moral force of character, academic scholarship, physical vigor, and leadership. In addition to his numerous academic honors, George is a four-year member of the soccer and cross country teams, a two-year member of the diving team, a peer leader, and a member of the math bowl team.
     
    If awarded, both scholarships carry full rides to their institutions along with unique learning and travel opportunities. Jennifer and George will now complete a rigorous application process including writing essays, securing recommendations, and potentially interviewing with the scholarship selection committees. Please congratulate Jennifer, George, and their families for these tremendous honors and wish them well in their quest to become finalists!
     
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  • Faculty Art Exhibit

    September 17, 2018

    The First Annual Wesleyan Faculty Art Exhibit was on view last month, featuring faculty from all three divisions and multiple departments. The exhibit spanned 2 floors and livened up the building with a mix of work from both professional artists and amateur enthusiasts across campus. Students and faculty alike enjoyed seeing their teachers and peers highlighted, which created a strong sense of community. The Visual Arts department will definitely host another faculty art exhibit in the future.
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  • Wesleyan Faculty Volunteer at Lazarus Health Day

    September 17, 2018

    This year Wesleyan Faculty members volunteered at Lazarus Health Day. Lazarus is an Atlanta based non-profit that exists to serve the marginalized through restoring dignity and fostering relationships. At Heath Day, our brothers and sisters in the homeless community are provided with assistance to basic health needs.

    Lazarus Health Day would not be able to happen without the help from both the Wesleyan Mini Busses and Wesleyan Faculty drivers. Four of our faculty members: Greg Lisson, Megan Trotter, Kali Sessions, and Laura Siron transported attendees to and from Health Day’s location in Midtown. Each of these faculty members joyfully spent their entire Sunday navigating Midtown traffic in the rain, bringing Christ’s kingdom through a simple act of service.

    To learn more about Lazarus follow this link to their website.
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  • Three Wesleyan High School Students Attended 2018 National Cyber Warrior Academy at UNG This Summer

    September 14, 2018

    Three HS Wesleyan students, Alexandra Murphy, Lauren Oakes and Chris O’Sullivan attended the 2018 National Cyber Warrior Academy at UNG this past summer.
    "Our vision for the Cyber Warrior Academy is to be part of the solution to the nation's shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals," Dr. Bryson Payne, director of UNG's Center for Cyber Operations Education and professor of computer science in the Mike Cottrell College of Business said. "The competition among high school students to come here is fierce, and the number of applicants has grown over the three years the camp has existed. It shows us that young people are really inspired to direct their talents in this area." The National Cyber Warrior Academy (NCWA) is a GenCyber Summer Camp designed to inspire the next generation of cyber operations and cybersecurity professionals in the North Georgia region. The program will prepare students for military, federal service, and civilian cybersecurity career paths with an emphasis on personal, organizational, and national cybersecurity awareness and ethical cyber operations training. The course consisted of over 80 hours of instruction, including 40+ hours of hands-on lab instruction and red-team/blue-team competitions, and was taught by our own Department of Computer Science Ph.D. faculty members.
     
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  • Jennifer Nolan

    National Merit Honors Wesleyan Students

    September 12, 2018

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Jennifer Nolan has been honored as a National Merit Semifinalist. Only 1% of seniors (approximately 16,000 total) nationwide receive this recognition based on their PSAT scores. Jennifer will now submit a detailed application including an essay in the hopes of becoming a finalist and earning scholarship money. Finalists will be announced in February 2019.
     
    In addition, Katie Tanner was recognized as a National Merit Commended Scholar. Roughly 3% of seniors nationwide receive this recognition. 
     
    Congratulations to Jennifer, Katie, and their families!
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  • Wesleyan School Student Lauren Hill Selected to Attend 21st Century Leaders Summer Leadership Institute

    September 10, 2018

    This summer, Wesleyan junior Lauren Hill was selected to participate in the 21st Century Leaders Summer Leadership Institute in Atlanta. 21CL offers students the chance to expand their leadership skills and exposure to various businesses and industries in the state of Georgia. The program is open to high school student statewide and 75 students were invited to participate this summer.

    “This was the best experience of my life,” said Lauren. “We spent two days at the headquarters of Coca-Cola and Mercedes Benz where we created elevator pitches and worked the room with executives at both companies. I also attended sessions on communication and presentations and I enjoyed getting to know other students from across the state.”

    To apply, students completed an application, received recommendations from faculty members, and interviewed with corporate leaders. Read more about 21CL at https://www.21stcenturyleaders.org/.
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  • Four Wesleyan School Faculty Named GISA Master Teachers

    September 5, 2018

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

    Deborah Brown (high school math), Tracey Greene (middle school math and technology), Jo-Ann McCauley (retired, high school foreign language), and Sarah Kate Moody (fourth grade) were all selected after completing a detailed application process through GISA this past spring.

    To be accepted into GISA’s Master Teacher program, candidates must submit a detailed application. Applicants must also submit a portfolio of three tangible examples of outstanding work related to the classroom and to sharing and collaborating with other educators. The final part of the application is an unedited video of the candidate’s classroom teaching utilizing best practices and five letters of recommendation from colleagues, administrators, parents, and students.

    “We are delighted that the GISA has acknowledged the hard work of these committed educators through the new Master Teacher program,” said Chris Cleveland, Wesleyan Head of School. “Deborah, Tracey, Jo-Ann, and Sarah Kate are outstanding classroom teachers and have been impacting the lives of Wesleyan students for many years. They are each deserving of this honor.”

    Please join us in congratulating these members of our community!
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  • Wesleyan School Welcomes Historic Fall Enrollment and Expands Bus Service for Families

    August 24, 2018
    Wesleyan School opened the 2018-2019 school year with 1,177 students, the largest K-12 student body in the history of the school.
    “We are truly humbled and thankful for the families who have entrusted their children to our care,” said Chris Cleveland, Wesleyan Head of School. “The responsibility of educating and developing the mind, body, and spirit of children is our calling, and we are excited to welcome the largest student body in our history this fall.”

    Cleveland also attributes some of the enrollment growth to the school’s expanded bus service. This year, a route was added to Buckhead and afternoon routes were expanded.

    “As traffic and congested roadways continue to worsen, providing bus service is one way in which we can meet families where they are in this season of their lives,” said Cleveland. “This fall, over 150 students are utilizing the bus service and we anticipate this will continue to be an important resource for families.”

    More information on the Wesleyan School bus service can be found at https://www.wesleyanschool.org/page/campus-life/buses.
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  • Niles Boyd participated in the Harvard Debate Council Diversity Program this Summer

    August 23, 2018

    11th grader Niles Boyd participated in the Harvard Debate Council Diversity Program this summer.

    This program, according to their website, “is an Atlanta-based pipeline program that recruits, trains, and feeds minority youth into the Harvard Debate Council's summer residential program at Harvard College. HDCDP seeks to develop the young social and political voice through our 3 pillars: Scholarship, leadership, and culture”.

    We are so proud of Niles and all the good work he is accomplishing through HDCDP.

    To read more about their program visit their website at https://www.harvarddcdp.org/about or check out their Instagram at @HarvardDCDP.
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  • Wesleyan Community Gathers for First All-School Worship of the 2018-2019 School Year

    August 23, 2018

    Christian Life Theme “Your Kingdom Come”

    The school year may be a week old already, but the real kick off to Wesleyan’s year took place this morning during the first all-school chapel of the year. An annual tradition that gathers all students K-12, faculty, staff, and parents, the community gathers three times per year for all-school worship with the August service being what many consider the official start to the year.

    During the service, the Christian Life theme for the 2018-2019 school year, Your Kingdom Come, was announced.

    “In Matthew 6, Jesus teaches us to pray, ‘Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on Earth as it is in heaven,” said Greg Lisson, Wesleyan Director of Christian Life. “One day, God’s kingdom will come fully when he returns to redeem and restore the Earth. On that day Heaven and Earth will come together as one. And we certainly pray for that day.”

    “But in the meantime,” Lisson shared, “while we are waiting for the Kingdom to come in its fullness, we can still live as citizens of that Kingdom. In this way, we get to participate in God’s answer to our prayer – ‘Your Kingdom Come.’”

    Throughout the school year, there will be a monthly “theme verse” that directs the community’s study of different Kingdom values or virtues to prompt students, faculty, and staff to consider how we might receive it from God and live out “on earth as it is in heaven.”

    Weekly chapels in middle and high school will focus on each month’s theme. The entire Wesleyan community is invited to attend their child’s weekly chapel at any time. To find specific chapel times, visit your child’s schedule in Blackbaud.
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  • Art Students Selected for Social Justice Art Series Showcase

    Congratulations to high school students, Ashton Cameron, Zoe Jackson, Hannah Sterling, and Natalie Hamlin for being selected as featured artists in The Center for Civil and Human Right's Social Justice Art Series showcase on May 9th.

    Students in and around the Atlanta-area submitted work centered around social justice awareness to be considered for the series, entitled "Awoken: A Student Social Justice Art Showcase."

    Senior Natalie Hamlin also received a Best in Show award for her piece entitled “Muna”, which is from her AP Art concentration that is based on refugees in Clarkston, GA: “The most diverse square mile in America.”

    Congratulations, art students, for using your voice for good!
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  • Lower School Geography Bee Winners

    Can you identify the location of Samoa, Eritrea, or Tajikistan? That’s exactly what five lower school students had to accomplish to become Geography Bee Champions! Tom Hughes (4th), Reeves Moore (4th), Karina Thieriot (4th), Brendan Wright (4th), and Taylor Douglas (3rd) progressed through 46 rounds of competition, collectively identifying every independent country in the world. The five winners were ultimately crowned when they also successfully named country capitals. Congratulations to all of the winners and first runner-ups, Alexa Chase (4th) and Harrison Moore (2nd). Your increasing knowledge of the world is inspiring!
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  • Megan Gallagher Receives Jepson Scholarship

     
    The college advising office is pleased to announce that Megan Gallagher is the recipient of the Jepson Scholarship at the University of Richmond, where Megan will matriculate in the fall.  The Jepson Scholarship, a $40,000 value, is a program created by Robert and Alice Jepson to encourage bright young students to continue their education at institutions of their choice.  With this scholarship, the hope is that these young students, with the gift of life and a superior education, will make the most of life’s journey. In addition to the Jepson Scholarship, Megan received a $5,000 scholarship from the University of Richmond.
     
    A four-year varsity softball player, Megan was an integral part of the team’s capturing of its first state title. She has also been a Wesleyan Ambassador and a part of Hand-in-Hand, SALSA, and the prom committee. Please join us in congratulating Megan and her parents, Michelle and Keith.
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Alex Thorne

    Alex Thorne, 8th grade, has played a key role in the Fine Arts department. He is a top member of the Advanced Band, Marching Band, and Basketball Band at Wesleyan. In addition to sharing his excellent clarinet skills with the band, Alex continues to perform lead roles in the Middle School plays and musicals. Alex shares his musical and theatrical gifts freely and invests in the progress of his peers and the ensemble. We are blessed to have Alex in the Fine Arts at Wesleyan.
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  • Josh Payne Accepted into Materials of Science and Engineering Scholars Program at Georgia Tech

    The College Advising Office congratulates Josh Payne on his acceptance into the Materials of Science and Engineering (MSE) Scholars program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Over the course of four years, the MSE program provides $52,000 in scholarships and paid summer research project positions which also provide real-life work experience in the field. The MSE program “seeks scholars who have demonstrated exceptional academic excellence, career commitment, motivation, leadership potential and extracurricular activities,” and it utilizes a competitive application and interview process. In addition to his strong academics, Josh has been a leader on the Wesleyan football and baseball teams for the past four years and is an avid fisherman who has been named a Top 6 state qualifier. Congratulations to Josh and his family!
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  • Wesleyan Math Team Wins State

    Congratulations to the Wesleyan Math Team on their state championship! On Saturday, April 28th, 2018, the Wesleyan Math Team won 1st place in Class 1A in The 42nd Annual GCTM State Math Tournament.  Daniel Baisier, Jack Lambert, Cameron Potter, Andy Yang, and GCTM State Math Tournament committee member Deborah Brown represented Wesleyan at the invitation-only tournament.  Andy Yang also received an invitation to participate in the Annual Regional Mathematics League, a nationally recognized competition also known as the  "World Series of Math Competitions”. The Wesleyan Math Team would like to also recognize Andy Yang for his top 20 ranking in the state of Georgia in the Kennesaw State Math Tournament as he received a special recognition plaque this past Saturday for his performance earlier in the year.  The Wesleyan Math Team consists of 30 members coached by Corrie Nash and Deborah Brown. They participate in a wide-range of competitions throughout the year. Wesleyan would like to congratulate all of the Wesleyan Math Team for the great performance throughout the 2017-2018 school year.
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Davis Olds

    The Middle School Theater Department is proud to present 8th grader Davis Olds as our Fine Arts Member of the week.  Davis is a familiar face to our department having been in the past three Wolf Jr. Productions.  This week, you can see him as Mr. Salt in our spring productionRoald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.  We are so thankful to have Davis as a member of our cast.  He is a joy to work with during rehearsals and is a great example to all of his cast mates of what it means to be patient and kind.  Davis is hardworking and wonderfully particular in how he brings his characters to life onstage especially when those characters are difficult ones.  Not only does Davis participate in the Wolf Jr. Productions, he is an outstanding member of Mr. Simmons’ 8th Grade Improv Class.  It is encouraging to see his love for theatre, in all its artforms, grow and flourish.  Congratulations, Davis!
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Jessica Nolan

    Congratulations to 8th grader Jessica Nolan, the Fine Arts Member of the Week. Jessica is a 4-year chorus member and has also been a part of several Wolf Jr. Player theater productions. Over her time in chorus, she has greatly improved her singing skills and has emerged as a leader. In addition to her excellent and expressive singing, Jessica has recently stepped up as a choreographer in chorus class, leading her peers in learning a dance for their upcoming music video, “This Is Me.” Jessica is also serving as stage manager for the upcoming production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, a position that has her at rehearsal every day, and frequently has her standing in and playing the roles of any cast members who are absent (often from memory!). Jessica - thank you for using your gifts in a variety of ways in Wesleyan fine arts!
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  • Middle School Spring Parent Coffees

    Please plan to attend our Spring Parent Coffees which are designed to give you a chance to meet the grade chairs for next year and to be given a preview of what to expect next year as well. We are offering both a morning session and an evening session to accommodate your schedules; both sessions will cover the same information.
    • 5th Grade Parents (rising 6th): Monday, April 16, at 8:00 am and 6:30 pm in Brammer-Wilkinson (located in Warren Hall)
    • 6th Grade Parents (rising 7th): Wednesday, April 18, at 9:00 am and 6:30 pm in McKeever (located in Chapman Library)
    • 7th Grade Parents (rising 8th): Wednesday, April 11, at 9:00 am and 6:30 pm in Dubose Dining Hall
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Ally Jones

    Ally Jones is developing into a leader of the Fine Arts early in her high school career. As only a ninth-grader, Ally has been involved in all three shows with the Wesleyan Wolf Players this year. She has also performed several solos as a member of the Chamber Singers, a testament to her talent and energy in rehearsal. She is also a valuable member of this year’s Literary Team. Ally won the Area championship and placed 5th at State in Girls Solo. She also placed 5th at State as a member of the Girls Trio. Ally has plenty more time to add to her accomplishments but has sought opportunities now to distinguish herself. Way to go Ally!
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Michelle Tan

    Michelle Tan, 12th grade clarinetist, is this week’s Fine Arts Member of the Week. Michelle has been a dedicated member of the band program; she is a 4-year member of the symphonic band and was a member of the marching band for 6 years. She served as drum major this past season and did an outstanding job. Additionally, she has led the symphonic band clarinet section very well the past few years. She worked hard to prepare her section on some very challenging music this semester. She has auditioned for and made it into the District Honor Band all four years of high school and was a member of the Honor Wind Symphony at the University of Georgia Band Festival back in January. We are proud of Michelle and her accomplishments!
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  • Governor’s Honors Program - Olivia Curran

    The College Advising office is pleased to announce that Olivia Curran (’19), daughter of Diana Curran, has been invited to study Communicative Arts in the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) at Berry College in Rome this June-July. Over 1,500 Georgia students were selected as semi-finalists with approximately 600 chosen to attend the program; GHP offers twelve majors that are characterized as either academic majors or performing arts majors. Wesleyan nominated five students to the program, who chose their particular areas of study; four of them were able to move on to the semi-finalist stage. Curran was the only one chosen to attend the program, which is a residential program for gifted high school students. The program is significantly different from the typical high school program as it provides students with enrichments, which will enable them “to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.” Please join us in congratulating Olivia Curran for this outstanding opportunity and click the "Read More' button for more details. 
     
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Lauren Bell

    Lauren Bell, 12th grade,  is involved in multiple areas of fine arts. She is in AP Art student with a focus on photography and has won multiple art awards this year, including two Regional Scholastic Gold Key Awards, an Honorable Mention in the Shutter Sense awards, and district finalist in the All State Art Awards. She is also a talented graphic designer and has designed all five theater posters this year. You may have seen Lauren on stage as Mrs. Potts in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast or singing in the chapel band. Lauren plans to study graphic design in college. Congratulations, Lauren!
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  • Dr. Dew - Save the Date

    On April 2-4 we will have Dr. Brian J. Dew as a guest speaker on the topic of “Emerging Drug Trends” and want to invite you to attend one of his important informational sessions. Dr. Dew currently serves as Chair of the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University and has served as Atlanta’s primary representative to the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA’s) Community Epidemiological Work Group for the last 12 years, where he is responsible for reporting Atlanta drug trends to federal officials. Dr. Dew’s research has been focused on substance use, primarily on the topics of methamphetamine use and treatment, ecstasy use, and more recently, the spread of opiate consumption. He is also closely monitoring the e-cig and vaping trends. 
    On April 2, Dr. Dew will speak to parents in Austin Chapel at 6:30 pm.
    On April 3, he will speak to students in grades 7-12 during the school day.
    On April 4, he will speak to faculty and parents in Austin Chapel at 7:30 am.
    We hope that you will attend one of the two sessions for parents and look forward to hearing from Dr. Dew.
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Grayson Ragsdale

    Senior, Grayson Ragsdale, has performed on the Wesleyan stage throughout her tenure at the school. During high school she appeared in every Wesleyan musical, singing the classic Day By Day in the Wolf Player production of Godspell during her junior year. She was Belle's understudy in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and performed that role during the Saturday matinee. This year, she also secured her second comedic role in a Kaufman and Hart play. The first, during her sophomore year, was Maggie Cutler in The Man Who Came to Dinner and in April, her final Wolf Player performance, Grayson will perform the part of Penny Sycamore in You Can’t Take It With You. Her talent and versatility has made her a fixture on the Wesleyan stage. In the fall, she appeared in The Odyssey as the Muse and Calypso - very appropriate for someone whose inspiration and energy have been her strengths. Congratulations, Grayson!
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  • Scholastic Art Award - Lily Rudder

    Lily Rudder, AP Art student, recently earned a Scholastic Art Awards National Silver Key for her mixed media painting entitled Shadows of Africa.
    This award identifies Lily as one of the most talented young artists and writers in the nation by panels of creative professionals.
    This year, nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted.Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level. Congratulations, Lily!
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  • Southern Star Music Festival

    Congratulations to the 5th and 6th Grade Grade Chorus for earning GOLD ratings at the Southern Star Music Festival on March 23. The group also won the Sweepstakes Trophy, distinguishing themselves as the top middle school chorus in the competition! All three judges gave the chorus a score of 98/100. After their excellent performance on Friday, the chorus enjoyed a day at Six Flags on Saturday and celebrated their victory at the Southern Star Awards ceremony held in the park. Way to go, 5th and 6th Grade Chorus! You can check out their performance here. Be sure to check out the end where Dr. Angela Beaty, a judge from the University of Tennessee pays the group some BIG compliments!
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Grayson Ragsdale

    Senior, Grayson Ragsdale, has performed on the Wesleyan stage throughout her tenure at the school. During high school she has appeared in every Wesleyan musical, singing the classic, Day By Day, in the Wolf Player production of Godspell during her junior year. She played Belle's understudy in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and performed that role during the Saturday matinée. This year she also secured her second comedic role in a Kaufman and Hart play - the first, during her sophomore year as Maggie Cutler in The Man Who Came to Dinner and the second will be in April, her final Wolf Player performance, Grayson will perform the part of Penny Sycamore in You Can’t Take It With You. Her talent and versatility has made her a fixture on the Wesleyan stage. In the fall she appeared in The Odyssey as the Muse and Calypso - very appropriate for someone whose inspiration and energy have been her strengths. Congratulations, Grayson!
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  • Artist Market - Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 20th Annual Wesleyan Artist Market. The Artist Market is a cherished annual event at Wesleyan, and sponsorships are vital to the market's success. Sponsorships also allow us to return more net dollars to the school and it’s Fine Arts programs. Family sponsorships are available starting at $150 and can easily be done online at https://payments.wesleyanschool.org/artist-market-sponsorship/.
    Be Original. Be Present. #BEBOLD
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  • Pathways to Life Parent Presentation

    From 8:00 am to 8:45 am on Friday, April 6, Pathways to Life will be coming to present to 7th and 8th grade parents the material that will be shared with 7th and 8th grade students the following week during PE classes. This parent session, taking place in Powell Theater, provides information about the topics of purity, abstinence, and substance use and abuse. Though different than the information that speaker Brian Dew will be sharing earlier in the week with parents, it will be equally valuable in helping you know how to engage your student on the topics of sex and drugs. We hope to see you there!
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  • Spring Enrichment

    Spring Enrichment starts this week, but there is still time to sign up for a class and enjoy time with friends during one of our fun after school programs. Click here to register or learn more about our after school opportunities. 
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  • Lower School Spirit Night

    Lower School Spirit Night is this Thursday, March 22. Come cheer on our Wolves at 5:00 pm at Donn Gaebelein Baseball Field. We will have treats, games, and some fun giveaways! See you at the game!
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Mackenzie Madison

    For her enthusiasm, effort, and dedication to her work, 8th grade Advanced Art student, Mackenzie Madison, has been chosen as this week's Fine Arts Member of the Week.Mackenzie gives 110% to every class project; she comes into the studio outside of class time and often takes work home. Her positive attitude and enthusiasm towards her work have been contagious among her peers, especially as the class recognizes Mackenzie’s outstanding projects and ever-growing skills. It seems that Mackenzie will succeed at anything she puts her mind to because of her incredible determination! Congratulations, Mackenzie!
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  • AJC Recognizes Wesleyan

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has named Wesleyan School the top Meaningful Workplace in Atlanta! Our faculty and staff shared with AJC researchers overwhelmingly that they believe the work they do every day is meaningful. Wesleyan received a higher rating in this category than any other metro Atlanta employer! In addition to this first-place recognition, Wesleyan also earned a spot as one of the top ten overall mid-sized workplaces in Atlanta for the fourth consecutive year. #AJCTOP150
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  • Nearly New Uniform Store

    The Class of 2021 would like to thank you for your support of the Nearly New Uniform Store this year. As warmer weather approaches, don’t forget to check us out for any school uniform needs. We have an abundance of great clothes in both youth and adult sizes. You are guaranteed to find something that you need at a significant price savings. For those of you who haven’t stopped by yet, we are located at the Annex building behind the baseball field (outside campus gates). We hope to see you there!
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Noah Walton

    Noah has been in Middle School Band for four years. He is multi-talented, playing French Horn and percussion. Noah is also a fine singer and actor. He continues to land roles in several of the MS plays and musicals. In May he will take on the role of Mr. Buckett in the middle school musical, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. Noah has participated in Basketball Band, Marching Band and Winter Drumline throughout his years in Middle School. Noah gladly shares his gift in music and is an incredible mentor to the younger students in the band. Congratulations, Noah!
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  • Warm Weather Uniform

    As a reminder, the warm weather uniform officially starts on Thursday, March 1, but becasue middle and high school students will be in chapel uniform that day, the warm weather uniform will begin the following day, Friday, March 2. Please click here to refer to the handbook for the specific guidelines.
    • Lower school uniform details on page 25.
    • Middle school uniform details on page 43.
    • High school uniform details on page 62.
    Shorts may be worn as part of the warm weather uniform. The warm weather uniform extends until November 1 and resumes on March 1. Shorts must be worn no longer than the bottom of the knee and no shorter than four (4) inches above the knee, as measured from the middle of the back of the knee.
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  • Mission Trip Donations

    In just a few short weeks, the Wesleyan Missions Program will be commissioning teams for their spring break trips. We would like to invite you to play an important role in our Missions Program by donating supplies to our mission teams. Click the link below to be redirected to Sign Up Genius; each team has a page with an extensive list of items that needs to be fulfilled before our departure. Your donation will play an important role by encouraging the community and strengthening the ministry with whom we are partnering. 
    http://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/43074db06a7ccee2-20142015
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  • Blood Drive Results

    On January 19th, the Wesleyan Parents Club partnered with the American Red Cross to host the 13th annual blood drive. The blood drive was a tremendous success. Lisa Brown and Suzanne Baisier chaired the event and were extremely pleased with the response and support of our Wesleyan community. Chick-Fil-A generously donated chicken minis for the individuals that donated blood in the morning, and pizza was provided for those who gave blood later in the day. Wesleyan parents also donated sweet and salty treats for the blood donors to enjoy.
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  • Daddy Daughter Dance Recap

    We had a magical night at the 2018 Daddy Daughter Dance. About 135 lower school girls attended the dance with their dad. Please join us in thanking all the moms who volunteered their time into turning the cafeteria into a beautiful space with 800 balloons, lights, tulle, and pink!
    Reminders:
    1. Party Favors (frames) – we had beautiful frames made for each girl that attended the dance. However, some girls did not make it home with their frame. If your daughter did not receive one, please see Judy Hughes in the lower school.
    2. You should receive two 4x6 photos of your daughter(s) and her Dad (or special friend) within the next few weeks. These photos are meant for the frame that your daughter received as a party favor. Please be on the lookout for the photos in your child's Tuesday folder.
    3. Candid photos taken at the dance were uploaded to the Shutterfly account listed below. Please take a look at all the fun photos when you get a chance.
    http://wesleyandaddydaughterdance2018.shutterfly.com/
    We are also including the Shutterfly link to photos from last year's dance if you want to take a look at those photos too.
    https://wesleyandaddydaughterdance2017.shutterfly.com/#%3aemid%3dsite_sitecreated%26cid%3dSHARE3SXXXX
    4. Lastly, a beautiful crystal bird pin and a white purse were left at the dance. If these items belong to you, please pick them up from Judy Hughes.
    Thanks again to all who helped with this special night. If you have any questions or ideas, please let us know. You can email Jamie Ratliff at jamie.ratliff@yahoo.com.
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  • Book Fair: February 26 - March 2

    Visit the Book Fair at the lower school library this week and adopt some great tales. You will be sure to find purr-fect books to enjoy over Spring Break. We will have many tail-wagging titles for all ages. There is something for everyone at the Book Fair. Book Fair hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm, Wednesday from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm, and Friday from 7:30 am until 8:30 am. Questions? Please contact Julie Rosenkranz at jrosenkranz@wesleyanschool.org  or Tracey McIntosh at tmcintosh@wesleyanschool.org.

     
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  • Fine Arts Members of the Week - Sarah Moon and Norah Bishop

    The Fine Arts Members of the Week will both be featured as student artists at the 2018 Wesleyan Artist Market. Sarah Moon, 12th grade, and Norah Bishop, 8th grade, are this week's Fine Arts Members of the Week. Both students participated in the Artist Market last year and will have booths in the student art section at the Artist Market again this year. The 2018 Wesleyan Artist Market will run from April 26 through April 28.
    Sarah is a senior in AP Art and an established artist specializing in painting, illustration, and printmaking. Sarah has won multiple Silver Key Scholastic Awards for her art, was a district finalist at the All State Art Awards, and one of her paintings was featured in the Atlanta Dogwood Festival last year. She received a scholarship for SCAD Summer Seminar classes that she attended last summer.
    Norah is a self-taught artist and has developed an animated, cartoon style of drawing. Norah spends a lot of her time drawing, both for fun and for profit.
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  • National Merit Scholarship Finalists

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Kelsey Rappe and Ethan Moon have both been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists, an honor that only 1% of high school seniors nationwide receive. Kelsey and Ethan now move to the final round of competition in the hopes of becoming National Merit Scholars and earning scholarship money. National Merit Scholars are evaluated on a myriad of criteria including the finalist’s academic record, history of activities and leadership, school rigor, test scores, written recommendations, and an essay response. Good luck to Kelsey and Ethan as they pursue this honor!
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  • Merit List and Honor Roll - Fall 2017

    New documents have been added to the website to recognize the Fall 2017 Merit List and Honor Roll recipients. Click here for the middle school list, or visit this page for the high school list.
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  • Sozo Children's Choir

    On February 21 and 22, the Wesleyan community has the incredible opportunity to host the Sozo Children’s Choir from Uganda. The choir tours all over the world to raise money for their orphanage, and will be visiting Wesleyan to spend time with students, visit classrooms, and lead our chapel services.
    You are invited to come to one of our chapel services next week: lower and middle school combined service at 8:14-9:10 am or high school service at 10:15-11:05 am. The choir will be selling handmade items and their Sozo Choir CD after each chapel service and during lunch outside of Dubose Cafeteria. Cash and card are accepted. Click "Read More" for details about the Sozo Choir.
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  • Grandparents and Special Friends Day

    We are looking forward to hosting Wesleyan School’s annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day for kindergarten through 4th grade students on Thursday, March 29. This event will take place from 7:45-10:45 a.m. on the noon dismissal day before Easter Break. Grandparents and special friends will hear chorus performances, visit classrooms, and attend a special chapel service.
     If you are in need of additional invitations, please see Judy Hughes at the front desk in Warren Hall. 
    We'd also like to invite you to help us ensure Grandparents and Special Friends Day is a fantastic experience for all our guests! Please click here to volunteer for this wonderful event. To order additional photo buttons for guests (all students receive two), please click here to order the buttons by Thursday, March 15.
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  • Naviance Family Connection

    Family Connection from Naviance is a web-based service designed to guide students and families in the college and career exploration process. Students and parents can use Family Connection to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. Family Connection is linked with Counselor’s Office, a service that our College Advisors use to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that’s specific to Wesleyan.
    If you would like to learn more about the features of Naviance, we hope that you will sign up for one of the training sessions, hosted by Heidi Lloyd and Ken Connor. The sessions will take place on Monday, March 5 at 8:00 am; Friday and March 23 at 8:00 am in the Fine Arts Building Mac Lab on the 3rd floor (332). Space is limited to 20 per session, so reserve your spot today by going to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49acae2ca02-naviance2. 
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Felicia Wang

    Felicia Wang, 9th grade, is a tremendously gifted flutist. She contributes her talents to the symphonic band and has already received several accolades for her contributions so far this semester. She was selected to participate in the UGA Band Festival and was placed as 5th chair in the 2nd highest band (out of 8 bands). She recently performed with the GMEA District Honor Band, and in March, she will be performing with the GMEA All-State Band in which she earned 3rd chair! We are proud of Felicia!
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  • Youth Tennis Program

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  • Scholastic Art Award Regional Winners

    The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12. Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities to celebrate creative teens. The awards have recognized some of America’s most celebrated artists while they were teenagers, including Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Idelle Weber, Ken Burns, Paul Chan and Kay WalkingStick. We are proud to count some of our students among these esteemed Scholastic Awards alumni! Overall, Wesleyan won 8 Gold Keys, 13 Silver Keys, and 15 Honorable Mentions, the most we have ever received as a school. Our Gold Key recipients will now go on to compete at the National Level.
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Alexa Chase

    Alexa Chase is a 4th grade student in Mrs. Moody’s class and has been chosen as this week’s Fine Arts Member of the Week. Alexa is an outstanding music student, always giving her best effort whether she is leading praise and worship music as a chapel singer, playing the recorder, learning the Easter Play songs, or participating in our class discussions. She is working on an original composition - a song about helping those in need – combining her beautiful singing voice with her compassion for others! Congratulations, Alexa! You are a talented music student and a wonderful leader in 4th grade music!
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  • Kelsey Rappe and Daniel Baisier Named Wesleyan Star Students

    The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce has honored Kelsey Rappe and Daniel Baisier as Wesleyan School’s STAR students for the 2017-2018 school year. In turn, Kelsey and Daniel were each able to select the teacher who has had the greatest influence on their academic lives to be named Wesleyan’s STAR teachers. Kelsey selected Dawson Zimmerman, and Daniel selected Kevin Kadzis. Click "Read More" to learn more about Wesleyan's STAR students.
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  • Valentine's Day at the Spirit Shop

    The Wesleyan Spirit Shop is celebrating Valentine’s Day by offering Valentine's Day Goody Bags for your student. What a special way to remember your student by surprising them with a Valentin’s Day Goody Bag. Included in the bags are snacks, candy, pencils, erasers, and other fun surprises. We are offering three options: The $5.00 Goody Bag, the $8.00 Goody Bag, or you can come into the store and create your own bag! We are also happy to create bags for your student to give to a friend. Please click here for the order form, and let us know if we can help make your student’s Valentine Day extra special! Contact the Spirit Shop at 678-223-2238 for additional information.
     
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Sara Marie Miller

    Sara Marie Miller is this week’s Fine Arts Member of the Week. Sara Marie is a 5th grade student; she took art class last semester and demonstrated talent, humility, and an eagerness to learn. Her watercolor butterfly was chosen for the Arts Alliance note card compilation pack. She spent her class time working hard to master new techniques, and classmates were always interested in seeing her work. Sara Marie exemplifies the JOY motto with her humble spirit and desire to encourage others in their work. Congratulations, Sara Marie! We can’t wait to see how your talent grows throughout your years at Wesleyan.
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  • Governor's Honors Program

    We want to congratulate the following 11th grade students for their selection as semifinalists in the Governor's Honors Program - Olivia Curran (top left) in communicative arts, Katie Tanner (top right) in mathematics, George Doane (bottom left) in science, and Ian Venkatesan (bottom right) in world languages specifically in French. Please wish them well as they move on to the state levels and interviews at Berry College in February. Nearly 3,200 students were nominated to the state level competition and over 1,600 of them have been selected as semifinalists for state interviews/auditions. We are proud of all of our nominees as we know that they did their best and should be proud of their hard work. Click "Read More" for details about the program.
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  • Summer Camp Registration

    Registration is now open for the summer of 2018. We have new camps and great staff; now, all we need is you to make it a great summer. Day camps, sports camps, and exciting new academic and enrichment camps are all available! 4-year-olds through rising 9th grade students can join us for half or full-day camps in June and July. Rising 9th and 10th grade Wesleyan students can also apply for our popular Counselor in Training Program. There is truly something for everyone. Click here to register today!
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  • Admissions Testing - Volunteers

    Wesleyan Admissions testing dates are Saturday, February 3, and Saturday, February 10. The Admissions team would greatly appreciate volunteers to talk with prospective parents during testing. Each shift is only two hours. If you are interested in helping with this event, please click here to sign up on the Sign Up Genius page. Thanks for your help!
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  • Daddy Daughter Dance - Volunteer Opportunities

    The Sign Up Genius page has been sent to parents with daughters in the lower school. We would love your help! Please consider signing up. This is a fun way to meet other parents and be a part of your daughter’s magical night with her dad. There will also be opportunities that do not involve time and you can drop off items needed for the dance in advance. Pleae click here to volunteer.
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  • Middle School Spelling Bee

    On the morning of January 16, middle school students, teachers, and parents gathered in Powell Theater to cheer on the 20 students competing in the 2018 Wesleyan School Spelling Bee. After 21 rounds of spelling, 7th grade student, Steven Guyer, was declared the 2018 Spelling Bee Champion, and 8th grade student, Kayla Kim, was awarded runner-up. Steven and Kayla will represent Wesleyan in the first round of the GISA Spelling Bee on February 8. Around 50 middle school students were members of the inaugural Wordsmith Club that met three times during the fall to practice spelling and learn new words.  Students in the Wordsmith club took a spelling and vocabulary test, and 20 students with the highest scores then participated in the school spelling bee. 
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  • Marching Band Information Meeting

    Ever wonder what marching band is all about? Interested in becoming a member? All current 6th–11th grade students and parents are invited to a Marching Band Information Meeting to learn more about the 2018 Marching Band season. We will discuss the schedule and commitment, and you will hear from current Marching Band parents and students about their experiences. There will also be time for questions to be answered. If you cannot attend, but are still interested in getting information, please email Jeff Foster at jfoster@wesleyanschool.org.
    What? Wesleyan Marching Band Information Night
    Where? High School Band room in the Fine Arts building
    When? Monday, February 5, from 6:30pm-7:15pm
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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Reserve your tickets for the high school musical production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Show times are Wednesday, January 31, at 6:30pm, Thursday, February 1, at 7:00pm, Friday, February 2, at 7:00pm, and Saturday, February 3, at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Click here to get your tickets!
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  • All State Art Symposium Awards

    Congratulations to the following All State Art Symposium Award winners! Wesleyan has 2 state finalists and 3 District Finalists in the state-wide, highly selective All State Art Symposium. Sarah Moon (12), Lauren Bell (12), and Grace Halley (12) were selected as finalists at the district level. Ashton Cameron (12) and Madeline Benfield (12) were selected as state finalists! The All-State Symposium received a huge number of submissions, and the competition at the district level was very intense.
    Their work will now move on to state-level judging and will also be exhibited at the All State Art Symposium Exhibit at Columbus State University in March. Please congratulate these students when you see them!
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  • Fine Arts Members of the Week - Jaucqir LaFond and Sarah Lim

    We have two Fine Arts Members of the Week again this week! Please join us in congratulating Jaucqir LaFond and Sarah Lim for their achievements and contributions within the Fine Arts program at Wesleyan. Click "Read More" for details about each student!
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  • Rise and Shine Bible Study - Middle School Moms

    Middle School Moms, join us for fellowship and the study of God's Word! All are welcome! We will meet for a 7-week study on Tuesday mornings from 8:15-9:30 in Shropshire room. We believe that God's Word transforms lives and is the best way to understand God's amazing love and desires for our lives; we also believe in laughter and sharing our stories. Click "Read More" for the details.
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  • Screenagers

    On Thursday, January 25, at 6:30pm in Austin Chapel, Wesleyan will host a screening of and panel discussion about the 2016 documentary entitled Screenagers. This film explores the complicated challenge parents face with children of all ages as it relates to screen time and technology. This event is for parents of all students, including those in lower school. Our expectation is that this will be a valuable resource to support families with children of all ages. We believe this is an important topic that deserves thoughtful conversation and consideration as we seek to parent and educate our children in this critical area. Childcare is being provided for children between the ages of 4 and 12. It is free of cost. If you plan to attend, please take a moment to RSVP here. Using this form you can also reserve childcare.
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  • Watson Copeland - Eagle Scout

    On behalf of Troop 1963, please help us congratulate Watson Copeland. Watson is the troop’s 31st Eagle Scout! He successfully sat for his Board of Review after many years with the troop, which culminated with his Eagle Scout Project to send books to children in Africa. We are proud of Watson’s accomplishment as he navigated the ranks of Boy Scouts.
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  • Fine Arts Members of the Week - Holland Ragsdale and Madeline Benfield

    Please join us in congratulating Holland Ragsdale and Madeline Benfield. Both students are being recognized as this week's Fine Arts Members of the Week. Click "Read More" for details about the accomplishments of these two students. 
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  • Sign Up Genius - Middle School Bible Studies

    Dates for this semester's Middle School Bible Studies have been added to Sign Up Genius. Leaders would greatly appreciate volunteers to provide refreshments for each meeting. Click here to visit the Sign Up Genius page and consider volunteering.
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  • Blood Drive

    The 13th annual Wesleyan Blood Drive will be held on Friday, January 19, from 8:00am–2:00pm in McKeever. Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the United States. Every 2 seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Save a life! Sign up to Donate Blood HERE! Click "Read More" for details, forms, and volunteer opportunities. 
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  • Lost and Found

    On Friday, December 15, all unclaimed or unlabeled items in the lost and found will be taken to the Nearly New Uniform Store or donated to Goodwill. Please check all bins, under the stairs in Wesley Hall, all gyms, the lower school, the high school bag room, the natatorium, and the fine arts building to see if anything belongs to you. 
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  • Middle School - Exam Week Information

    Parents, please click the "Read More" button for detailed information about arrival, dismissal, and library hours during exam week (December 13 through December 19).
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  • Georgia GOAL

    Don’t forget to sign up for the Georgia GOAL scholarship program to support deserving students at Wesleyan. Put your state tax dollars to work for a great school!
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  • Student Art Card Winners

    Congratulations to the following art students! A winner was chosen from each grade-level for the annual student art card fundraisier sponsored by the Wesleyan Arts Alliance. This year's theme year was “JOY”. Good job, art students!

    Kindergarten: Hudson Higgons
    Pre-1st Grade: Lilia Blaivas
    1st Grade: Hampton Hene
    2nd Grade: Ella Johnson
    3rd Grade: Jack Bennison
    4th Grade: Ava Singh
    5th Grade: Sara M. Miller
    6th Grade: Kathryn Seligman
    7th Grade: Elsa Moore
    8th Grade: Tinsley Bertram
    9the Grade: Caroline Bryson
    10th Grade: Emily Kelly (Best Overall)
    11th Grade: Olivia Curran
    12th Grade: Ashton Cameron
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  • School Portrait Order Form

    By now, your student has received a package for his or her school portrait. The photos included in the package are for you to keep at no charge. The package includes one 8x10 photo, two 5x7 photos, and eight wallet-sized prints. If you would like to order and additional photos, please complete and return the form along with the payment. Please note, we are aware that 10th grade students did not receive their 5x7 prints in the package, and those will be automatically replaced and sent home later this week. 
    Click HERE to download the form.
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  • Gingerbread House Delivery

    Please consider volunteering to deliver gingerbread houses to local charities. These house were created by our middle school students in their art classes. The houses will be on display in Wesley Hall from Monday, December 4, through Monday, December 11. Houses are scheduled for delivery on December 7, December 8, or December 11. The houses can be picked up as early as noon on Thursday, December 7. All delivery days and times have been confirmed with the local charities and are listed on the Sign Up Genius page. Thank you for your consideration. Visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49acae2ca02-gingerbread to volunteer today!
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  • Swoozies Pop-Up Shop

    Get in the holiday spirit with the Wesleyan Spirit Shop! The store is partnering with Swoozies to bring an assortment of gift items to campus December 4 through December 6 from 7:15am until 4:00pm. Swoozies will be sharing a collection of some of their favorite Christmas gift ideas. Stop by and enjoy light refreshments while you browse and reflect on your holiday shopping list. You will also have the chance to preview some of our new arrivals!
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  • Arts Alliance Newsletter

    The Wesleyan Arts Alliance is excited to welcome the Christmas season to campus. It's time to wrap up a strong semester, a time to enjoy our families, and most importantly, a time to celebrate the coming of our Lord and Savior. This fall has been action packed with many accomplishments in the arts including a beautiful Middle School Chorus concert and an action-packed middle school production of  the Comic Book Artist. Additionally, the Marching Wolves made school history by placing 1st in the Single A Division at the Bands of America Super Regional Marching Band Competition and lower school students put on several wonderful performances. Click "Read More" for more news from the Arts Alliance and for details about the must-see Fine Arts events happening on campus before Christmas Break.
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  • Exam Care Packages

    We will continue to accept orders for exam care packages through December 7. These care packages provide a much-needed smile for your 5th – 12th grade student as they navigate the final weeks of school and review before exams. Packages will be delivered to students between December 6th – December 12th.
    Options include: Breakfast Pack, Health Nut, Wolf Spirit, and Candy Craze.
    Ordering is easy! Click here for the order form and send it to the Wesleyan Spirit Shop, or call the shop to order at 678-223-2238.
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  • 2017 Wesleyan Christmas Ornament

    This is your last chance to purchase the 2017 Wesleyan Christmas Ornament! Order one for yourself or collect them for your children. Each ornament is $20 and comes gift-wrapped in a gift box for safe handling and storage. There are only a few ornaments left, so visit https://payments.wesleyanschool.org/christmas-ornament-order-form/ to order your ornament online today. Click "Read More" for additional details.
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Skyler Williams

    10th grade student, Skyler Williams, is a member of marching band and symphonic band. Skyler embodies the ideal of leading by example. While bringing tremendous talent to the table, he does not rest on that talent alone; his work ethic and desire for excellence is an inspiration to those around him. He leads in the classroom and is well-respected by his peers. Somehow in “all of his free time” he manages to play percussion in the orchestra pit for the musicals, play drums in the high school chapel band, and plays drums in the orchestra at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church. Skyler is an asset to the band program at Wesleyan!
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  • Winter Enrichment Classes

    Registration is now available for After School Enrichment this Winter! Starting in January, join us for some new and exciting classes including – Gymnastics, EV3 Robotics, A/V Production, Book Bash, Indoor Soccer, Baking, and more. Click here to sign up online today!
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Leandro Haddad

    Senior, Leandro Haddad, is a huge asset to the Wesleyan Fine Arts program. He has performed roles in shows including Godspell, Kiss Me Kate, The Crucible, and The OdysseyLast year, Leandro was named to the All-Star cast during the One-Act competition. He is in his 3rd year singing in the Wesleyan Literary Boys Quartet – with one state title in hand. This year he will also lead our Literary Team competing in Boys Solo. He is a founding member of Wesleyan’s Karaoke Club. Leandro’s next performance is December 4th in the Wesleyan Chorus Christmas Concert.
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  • Morning Carpool

    After talking with Ame Conley, the lower school carpool monitor, about morning carpool, I want to let you know that we have a few student safety concerns. If you do not have a child in the lower school, please do not use the lower school parking lot or carpool line for drop off. If you have a child in the lower school and middle school, please have your middle school child get out of the car in the lower school carpool line and walk to the middle school building. Please avoid dropping off your children in the fire lane and in the right exit line, and please do not stop your car in front of the exiting lower school cars. Also, if you drop your child off near the middle school outside of Dubose Dining Hall and Powell Theater, please refrain from sitting in the car to make phone calls or check email after dropping off your child. We want to keep the cars moving and not disrupt the flow of traffic. Thank you for your help in making sure that our children are safe each morning.
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  • Mistletoe Market

    Mistletoe Market is on campus this week! Get your Christmas shopping done early. We have unique items for the entire family. This year, we are featuring our one-of-a-kind, multi-purpose containers that display works of art. Get several to use in different ways!
    Dates and Hours of Operation
    November 13 and 14: 8:00am – 4:00pm
    November 15: 9:00am – 4:00pm
    November 16: 8:00am – 12:00pm
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  • PreACT and PSAT Results

    Parents of Sophomores and Juniors,
    PreACT scores should have been back in mid-October, but there was a glitch in scoring at ACT; therefore, those scores have been delayed. Testing Coordinator, Meg Brooks, has been told that the glitch is fixed, and the score reports are being generated, but we do not have a definite date as to when she will receive them. Mrs. Brooks will put the scores in the mail along with the test booklets as soon as she receives them. Unfortunately, students do not have access to those scores through an online account. The PSAT scores are slated to be released for Georgia students on December 13. Students will receive an email when scores are ready, and they will be able to see them on their College Board account. Mrs. Brooks will mail the score reports and booklets to students as soon as she receives them in December.
    We know everyone, is anxiously awaiting these scores so they can make their testing plan, and we apologize for the delay.
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  • Watson Copeland - Eagle Scout Project

    Wesleyan student, Watson Copeland, is currently working on his Eagle Scout project – a project that contributes to the community and benefits society. He has chosen to collect books for the organization Books for Africa. Their mission is to end the book famine in Africa. He is asking for the Wesleyan community to support him in two different ways:
    1. Donate your books. They can be textbooks (even textbooks out of circulation), hardback books, paperback books, children’s books, unused coloring books and workbooks, etc. They do NOT need foreign language, American History, Government, holiday or culture, or self-help books. There will be waterproof bins by the Copeland's mailbox and gate that you can leave at your convenience. The address is 4369 Riverview Drive, Peachtree Corners, GA 30097. If you prefer, Watson will be glad to pick up the books from your home. You may also leave books in the bin located outside of Gillfillan.
    2. Donate money to help pay for shipping these books to Africa. You may donate cash or a check made out to Books for Africa. Your donations are tax deductible! You may also pay online on at https://www.booksforafrica.org/index.html (if you choose to pay online please let Watson know how much money you donated so that we can keep track of it to document the project).
    Watson will be taking the books and donations to Books for Africa on November 18, so please donate soon.  
    Thank you so much for your support and for helping Watson complete his Eagle Scout project!
    Questions? Contact Watson at 770-508-6882 or by email at watsoncopeland@wesleyanschool.org.
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  • YoungLife - Summer Camp

    Registration is now available for YoungLife camp this summer! This year, we are headed to Carolina Point in Brevard, North Carolina from July 1 – July 7. Students will ride on a charter bus to the beautiful Appalachian mountains to experience one amazing week with 500 other high school students from around the United States. Click here for details and registration! 
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  • Decorate Campus for Christmas

    Wesleyan Parents Club will be decking the halls and trimming the trees throughout campus when we return from Thanksgiving break on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday - November 27 through November 29. Please click on the link below to sign up and help spread some JOY and Christmas cheer by decorating our campus for Christmas. We are so blessed to be able to decorate our and bring smiles to all our students' faces! Thank you in advance for your help!
     
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Lauren Balch

    8th grade student, Lauren Balch, is currently in 2D Art. She is being recognized for the outstanding effort that she consistently puts forth into all of her work and for the great success that has followed with each of her projects! Lauren is so enthusiastic about her artwork and always seems motivated to do her best. She uses her class-time wisely and is often the first one finished. Lauren has been able to offer help to other students as they finish their work, which everyone always seems to appreciate. Lauren works as well in a group as she does independently. Lauren uses and grows the gifts that God has given her, which is truly a blessing to witness.
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  • SAIS-SACS Accreditation

    A team from the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) visited Wesleyan from October 18-20, 2017. During their visit, the five-member Peer Review Team interviewed Wesleyan board members, parents, students, teachers, administrators, alumni, and committee heads in order to make their final accreditation recommendation. Months of preparation has resulted in a unanimous re-accreditation recommendation by this SAIS-SACS Peer Review Team. 
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  • Capture the Warmth Event

    Come join the Wesleyan community for a service opportunity for the entire family, as we serve others by helping those most vulnerable in our local community. We will assemble blessing bags, laundry kits, coloring book packets, make scarves, write personal notes of encouragement, Christmas cards, and help sort and count gifts of warmth. The Capture the Warmth event will be on Tuesday, November 7, from 6:00-8:00pm in Bowen Cafeterium in the Lower School. Click "Read More" for additional details.
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  • Lower School Veterans Day Program

    Please join lower school students for a musical program honoring our Veterans on Wednesday, November 8, at 1:30pm in Powell Theatre. All lower school students will be performing! A few highlights include our 4th graders playing a colonial march, written by the first American composer, on the recorder, a slide show of our families’ Veterans accompanied by the Lower School Choristers, some classic patriotic tunes, and a tribute to each branch of our military. All are welcome! Bring your family, friends, neighbors, and especially Veterans.
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  • Middle and High School Veterans Day Celebration

    Wesleyan would like to invite all parents, relatives, and members of the community to join us on Friday, November 10, at 9:35am in Yancey Gymnasium as we pay tribute to our military. Our guest speaker will be Keith Gallagher. As part of the ceremony, we will present a slide show featuring Wesleyan alumni who have been associated with the military along with any immediate members of the families of our faculty and Wesleyan community. We will also have special seating in front of the stage for our guest who have served our country, along with members of their family. Please invite any further generations of your family along with friends in the community to come join us for this assembly.
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Scout and Ever Ezzell

    Two sisters, Scout and Ever Ezzell, have been chosen as this week's Fine Arts Members of the Week. Both girls are 3rd grade students and members of the Lower School Choristers. They are talented singers that try their best and put themselves out there for extra roles whenever an opportunity arises. They actively participate in our discussions and always have something thoughtful to add.
    Scout and Ever set a beautiful example in their quiet, yet confident way, of how to behave in both music class and in choristers – leading their peers and younger students to listen, follow directions, and do their best job. Congratulations Ever and Scout! You are both talented, kind, and respectful young ladies, and we are thankful for your contributions to the lower school music program!
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  • Softball State Champions!

    The Varsity Softball team defeated Tattnall Square in back to back games on Saturday in Columbus to bring home Wesleyan's first State Softball Championship. Congratulations to the players and coaches for an outstanding season! Click here for story and pictures. See highlight video here.
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  • Bands of America Championship

    Congratulations to the marching band! These talented musicians took first place in their division and also earned the Best in Class for Music, Best Visual, and Best General Effect awards at the Bands of America Atlanta Super Regional Championship this past weekend in Mercedes-Benz Stadium! Way to go, Marching Wolves! 
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  • New Students - Christmas Tree Decoration

    If your child is new to Wesleyan this year, please send in an ornament for their special class Christmas tree; the ornament will be placed on the tree with all of their classmates' ornaments. Each child at Wesleyan has a special Christmas ornament that arrived the same year they did. Every year from this year forward, your child will be able to see their ornament on their class tree. Click "Read More" for guidelines when selecting your child's ornament.
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  • Hit & Howl Tennis Tournament

    The annual Wolf Trackers Hit & Howl Tennis Tournament on Monday, November 6, at the Atlanta Athletic Club! The t-shirt order deadline is quickly approaching, so do not delay. Click here to sign up today! What better way to support the athletics besides playing tennis! It will be a fun day of tennis, lunch and prizes! Click "Read More" for additional details. 
     
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  • Basketball League

    Our community basketball league will begin this Saturday, November 4. Join in the fun with friends, neighbors, and classmates as students in grades K–5, boys and girls, work on their hoop skills and play games on Saturday mornings! Coach Krueger and our JV and Varsity basketball players want you out there! Registration is still available; sign up online today!
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  • Student Art Cards

    All visual art students in lower, middle, and high school have been hard at work preparing artwork that will be showcased on personalized notecards available for purchase.  The artwork theme this year is JOY. Notecard packs are ON SALE NOW through November 3. All orders will be delivered before Thanksgiving break. Click here to order today and "Read More" for details.
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  • Arts Alliance Membership

    Membership with the Wesleyan Arts Alliance helps enhance all arts programs at Wesleyan, including chorus, drama, band, photography, theater, visual arts, all Lower School class plays, and more. All students at Wesleyan are impacted by the arts in some way. Join today and help us continue the tradition of excellence! Click here to join online, or click here to print a membership form. Click "Read More" for additional details. 
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Mary Margaret Woods

    This week’s Fine Arts Member of the Week is 7th grader Mary Margaret Woods. Mary Margaret is in her second year in chorus, sang a beautiful solo at the Fall Chorus Concert earlier this month, and represented Wesleyan at District 13 Honor Chorus in Athens, Georgia this past weekend. You can also find Mary Margaret leading the Middle School in worship as a member of the Chapel Band. It is clear that Mary Margaret is using her gifts to glorify God both at Wesleyan and beyond. Congratulations, Mary Margaret!
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  • Warm Weather Uniform Ends on October 31

    On November 1, students will need to make sure they follow our guidelines for the cold weather uniform. Please check page 43 of the Family Handbook for more details.
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  • Fill the Gill

    This Friday is our last home football game of the season, and also our last Fill the Gill of the year.
    TIME: 5:30pm until kickoff
    THEME: Jersey Night
    SPECIAL EVENT: Senior Night (at halftime of the game)
    PLACE: Gillfillan Hall Parking Lot
    WHY: To cheer on the Wolves and have a great time of fellowship
    Grab your blankets, tailgate food, wear your favorite jersey, and come out and enjoy the Wesleyan community at our last Fill the Gill. Plus, enjoy a special performance from our cheerleaders and Marching Wolves before the band performs their entire competitive show for the the final time at 7:05 pm right before kickoff.
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  • Honor Society Inductees

    Congratulations to the students that were inducted into Wesleyan’s Academic Honor Societies. The Induction Ceremony was held on Monday, October 16, in Austin Chapel. Click "Read More" for details about each honor society and for a list of all the inductees.
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  • College Night - Tonight!

    Don’t miss College Night tonight (mandatory for Juniors)High school parents are invited to join us for College Night on Tuesday evening, October 24, at 7:00pm in Powell Theatre as Rick Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admissions for Georgia Institute of Technology, discusses the admissions process, including topics such as how “mission drives admission” and finding the right fit. 
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  • Comic Book Artist

    The first middle school production of the year, Comic Book Artist, continues this week in Lencke Theater. Remaining show times are Thursday, October 26, at 4:30pm and Friday, October 27, at 4:30pm and 6:30pm. Click here to reserve your tickets!
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  • Nearly New Uniform Sale

    The Class of 2021 would like to thank you for your support so far this year. With cold weather uniforms right around the corner, we invite you to stop in and take advantage of our sale on sweatshirts, fleece jackets, and hoodies. The sale will run from October 15 through October 31. ALL sweatshirts are $5 and ALL fleece jackets and hoodies are $10. Come by and check it out!
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Izzy Rodriguez

    10th grade student, Izzy Rodriguez, is the Fine Arts Member of the Week. She is a member of the Marching Wolves color guard, and you would never know it’s her first year on guard! She looks like a seasoned veteran performing on the field. Her success is driven by a tremendously positive attitude and work ethic. She is also a talented clarinetist and participates in Symphonic Band. We are thankful for Izzy; she is making a positive impact at Wesleyan!
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  • Blackbaud Reminder

    This is just a friendly reminder to make sure that your information is updated in Blackbaud. Please click here if you need to watch the Parent Tutorial video one more time; learn to navigate the platform and explore all the capabilities that Blackbaud has to offer. What does Blackbaud mean for you? Contact and profile information is now shared throughout all systems to alleviate misses in communication, and accessing your child’s schedule, grade, and class/activity information is easier than ever. "Read More" for additional information about Blackbaud.
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  • Middle School Testing Days

    Middle School Testing will take place on Monday and Tuesday, October 23 and 24. All students in grades 5-8 will take ERB’s CTP achievement test on their tablets. The results will be shared with families at a meeting on December 12 (details to come). If you have questions, please contact Meg Brooks at mbrooks@wesleyanschool.org or your student’s Grade Chair. Click "Read More" for details about the modified schedule.
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  • Pizza on the Quad

    Pizza on the Quad is this Thursday, October 19, at 3:00pm on the Quad. Bring a blanket and a buddy and join us after school for an afternoon of fun!
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  • Engineers for a Day

    Seven high school juniors and seniors applied to and were selected to participate in the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering program on Thursday, October 5. Throughout the day, students heard directly from Georgia Tech's world-renowned faculty and current Tech students about the 11 undergraduate engineering majors offered at Georgia Tech, including aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Click "Read More" for additional details. 
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  • College Tour Recap

    Forty-eight students joined the College Advising office over fall break for the annual college tour, where they explored schools of various sizes and settings across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. As part of the tour, students visited the campuses of Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Washington & Lee, Elon, Davidson, Furman, and Clemson. Click "Read More" for details and photos.
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  • Fine Arts - October Update

    Click here to view the Fine Arts Update for the month of October.
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Nadia Thieriot

    We are overjoyed to share with you our Fine Arts Member of the week, Nadia Thieriot. Nadia is playing the role of Narrator in the upcoming production of Comic Book Artist.  She does such a wonderful job of telling our story with flair and confidence; she’s sure to suck every audience member into the world of comic books. Not only is Nadia an upstanding actor on stage, she is a wonderful example to her cast mates off stage. She is thoughtful, kind, humble, and always prepared!
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  • Lower School iRead Reminder

    As part of the lower school iREAD program, parents are encouraged to read aloud two chapter books with their children during the school year. When a book is finished, please send a picture of your family holding the book so that we may feature it on the TV in the lower shcool lobby. Click "Read More" for additional details.
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  • High School Testing Day

    High School testing day is Wednesday, October 11 for all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. 9th grade students will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) online, so they will need to bring tablets and chargers. 10th and 11th graders will take the Practice SAT test (PSAT). They will need regular #2 pencils (non-mechanical) and a calculator. Testing will begin at 9:00am, and students will be dismissed at 12:30pm. Extended Time testing will begin at 8:25am for 9th grade students and 7:45 for 10th and 11th grade students. Room assignments will be emailed to all students this week and will be posted outside each Grade Chair’s office. Contact Mrs. Brooks at mbrooks@wesleyanschool.org if you have any questions.
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  • Children’s Progress Academic Assessment

    Parents of students in grades K-2 are invited to meet with Testing Coordinator, Meg Brooks, on Monday, October 16, at 8:00am in Brammer-Wilkinson to learn about the Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA) that the students completed in September. The information will be mailed to all families who are unable to attend the meeting. Questions can be directed to Meg Brooks at mbrooks@wesleyanschool.org or your child’s teacher.
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Alexa Chase

    Alexa Chase, 4th grade student in Mrs. Moody’s class, shines in all that she does. In art, she is incredibly focused, eager to learn new skills, and ready to apply what she has learned to her next art project. She gives great attention to detail and never rushes to finish. Always willing to help a classmate, she is a great leader in the classroom. Keep up the good work, Alexa!
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  • Fall Chorus Concert

    The middle and high school chorus classes are proud to present their Fall Concert on Wednesday, October 4, at 7:00pm in Powell Theater. Several songs will coincide with this year’s Christian Life themeOther selections include folk songs, Disney, and spirituals. All are invited to a reception following the concert in DuBose Dining Hall.
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  • SharpTop Cove - YoungLife Weekend Retreat

    Wesleyan YoungLife is headed to SharpTop Cove this weekend, October 6-8. Spots are still available! If your child is in 9th-12th grade, please consider signing up for the best weekend of the year! Click here to register today! To view all SharpTop has to offer, visit https://sharptopcove.younglife.org/Pages/summeractivities.aspx.
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  • Oconee Classic Marching Band Competition

    The band competed in the Oconee Classic Marching Band Competition at Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, this past Saturday.
    The band elected to move up a division to AA for competition, even though they were the smallest band in the contest and the only band with middle school students participating. Wesleyan ended the day with the 3rd highest band score! They had the highest “General Effect” score in the entire competition! Click "Read More" for additional details. 
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Lexi Mellott

    Senior Lexi Mellott has been a member of the Wesleyan Chamber Singers and Wolf Players all four years of high school. She sings with the competition Girls Trio, the Wesleyan Chapel Band, and is a founding member of the Karaoke Club. Her acting credits include roles in The Apple Tree, The Canterbury Tales, Hot Mikado, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Godspell, Kiss Me Kate, The Crucible, and The Odyssey. Lexi was named Best Actress in the Region One Act Competition in both 2014 and 2015. She headlines this year’s Winter Musical as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Her next performance will be Wednesday, October 4, with the Chamber Singers in the fall chorus concert. Way to go, Lexi!
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  • Scholarship Announcement

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that four Wesleyan seniors have been nominated by a faculty committee as our nominees for prestigious scholarships at the University of Virginia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Davidson College, and Washington University in St. Louis. Click the "Read More" button for the details.
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  • The Odyssey

    The first Wolf Players production of the year, The Odyssey, opens this week in Powell Theater. Show times are Thursday, September 28, at 7:00pm, Friday, September 29, at 7:00pm, and Saturday, September 30, at 2:00pm. You can reserve your tickets here https://wesleyanschool.thundertix.com/events.
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  • Adopt-A-Book

    Please consider having your student(s) donate a book to the Dozier Library through our Adopt-A-Book program. The cost for each book adoption is $10.00. Participating students will select a new book that will be on display in the library during the week of September 25-29.
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  • Comic Book Artist

    Tickets are also available for the first Junior Wolf Players production of the year, Comic Book Artist, in Lencke Theater. Show times are Friday, October 20, at 4:30pm and 6:30pm, Saturday, October 21, at 2:00pm and 4:00pm, Thursday, October 26, at 4:30pm, and Friday, October 27, at 4:30pm and 6:30pm. Reserve your tickets here https://wesleyanschool.thundertix.com/events.
     
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  • Wolf Trackers Membership

    HAVE YOU JOINED WOLF TRACKERS YET?
    Please join the Wolf Trackers family today - your support keeps Wesleyan at the forefront of quality and safety in athletics, and ensures that the exceptional programs and facilities our children enjoy every day continue to grow and flourish.  
    WOLF TRACKERS, WESLEYAN'S ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB, NEEDS YOU - JOIN ONLINE TODAY AT THIS LINK OR BY PRINTING THIS FORM.
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Darby Carroll

    Darby, a senior, has performed regularly on the Wesleyan stage since her freshman year. She currently plays Athena in The Odyssey, the goddess who takes pity on Odysseus and assists him on his journey home. Other major roles include Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. To finish out her senior year, Darby will play Babette in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in February, and Alice in You Can’t Take It With You in April – her final Wesleyan performance. Congratulations, Darby!     
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  • National Merit Semifinalists

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Wesleyan has three seniors who have been honored as National Merit Semifinalists. Only 1% of seniors (approximately 16,000 total) nationwide receive this recognition based on their PSAT scores. Our semifinalists are Ethan Moon, Kelsey Rappe, and Sutton West. These students will now submit essays in the hopes of becoming finalists and earning scholarship money.
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  • Homecoming Hoedown

    Hoedown is this Thursday! Come enjoy fellowship and fun out on the quad! There will be games, inflatables, food trucks, and more! Wristbands will be available for purchase at the event! We will be rounding up Bake Sale items on Wednesday and Thursday during morning and afternoon carpool. Click here for an exciting Hoedown highlight video!

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  • Tonight - Join us for "A Guide to Paying for College"

    Please join the College Advising Office tonight, Tuesday, September 19, at 7:00pm in Austin Chapel for “A Guide to Paying for College” with special guest speaker Erik Lips, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Emory University.
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  • Donuts with Dad - Lower School

    Save the date! Join us on Tuesday, September 26, for a morning to celebrate dad! You DONUT want to miss it! Lower school Donuts with Dads welcomes all dads to visit their child's classroom and enjoy donuts, juice, and coffee from 7:15-8:00am. At 8:00am, dads will accompany their child to a special service in Austin Chapel. The morning will conclude at 8:45am.
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  • Flu Shots

    Health Check Services will be providing Flu Shots on campus on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Shots will be given at the entrance to the Hoedown from 3:00pm until 8:00pm. The cost of each shot is $25. There is no appointment necessary, and receipts will be available for insurance reimbursement. Please make checks payable to Health Check. They will also accept cash, MasterCard, and Visa.
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  • Rise Against Hunger - Omicron Service Society

    Support the high school fall service project, Rise Against HungerThe high school students have set a goal to pack 20,000 meals for people in need. These meals cost only $.29 each, and we are inviting you help us raise the $5,800 we need to reach our goal.
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Andrew Metz

    Andrew Metz, 8th grade, has been a loyal Middle School Band member for 4 years, playing both the tuba and the euphonium. Although it is not well known, Andrew also plays percussion. To further his love for music, Andrew joined the Marching Wolves and has been a member for the past 2 years. Andrew is a musical leader in the low brass section of the Advanced Band, and he also makes time to mentor students in 5th and 6th grade who are just learning how to play their instrument. We are blessed to have such a talented and caring person as part of the band program. Congratulations, Andrew!
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  • Lifesavers 5k

    Wesleyan student, Emily Delk, is hosting the Lifesavers 5K and Fun Run to raise money for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The event will take place on Sunday, October 8, at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody. The run is intended to celebrate the amazing work that Children's Healthcare of Atlanta does for our community. Join Emily as she honors those who made her feel safe and secure while she was a patient at Scottish Rite. To learn more about Emily's story or to register for the 5k, please visit https://kidsboost.org/kids-project/emily-d/
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  • Arts Alliance

    Please consider joining and supporting the Wesleyan Arts Alliance; the Fine Arts Department makes a significant impact on the entire Wesleyan community. Visit our page on the Wesleyan website to learn more about the Arts Alliance and the membership options that we offer – https://www.wesleyanschool.org/page/arts/arts-alliance. Click "Read More" to find a list of upcoming Fine Arts events for the Fall. We hope you can take a moment to enjoy one of the many Fine Arts ooportunities!
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  • Moms in Prayer

    Moms in Prayer meets on Mondays immediately following carpool at 8:10am in Shropshire Commons Room in Wesley Hall (directly across from the middle school office). We will meet each Monday that Wesleyan has a full day of school. We welcome any Wesleyan mom, even if you can only attend sporadically or need to leave early or come late. We would love to see you there to pray with us. It's an amazing way to start your week!
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  • Publix Food for Thought Program

    Get your Publix Partners card! When you shop at Publix, they will make a donation to Wesleyan. Donations are based upon the amount purchased from Publix. To ensure Wesleyan gets credit, present your Publix Partners card every time you shop prior to completing your transaction at the cash register.
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  • Register for the College Tour by August 30

    Sophomores and juniors are invited to join the college advising office over fall break October 7-10 as we explore seven colleges of various sizes and settings in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. This year’s expanded tour includes visits at Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Washington & Lee, Elon University, Davidson College, Furman, and Clemson. 
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  • Artist Market Applications

    The Wesleyan Arts Alliance is pleased to announce that we will start accepting online applications for the 20th Annual Wesleyan Artist Market beginning September 1. The link for the ZAPP application system can be found on the artist market website at www.wesleyanartistmarket.org.
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  • HOCO Shirt at the Spirit Shop

    The Wesleyan Spirit Shop is excited to offer the 2017 commemorative Homecoming shirt.
    Click here to print and complete the order form and submit it to the Spirit Shop. You can also visit https://payments.wesleyanschool.org/spirit-shop/hoco-tee/ to place your order online. 
    The deadline to order is Friday, September 1. Shirts will be distributed from the Spirit Shop the week of September 11.
    If you have questions, please contact the Spirit Shop at 678-223-2238.
    The Spirit Shop will be also be open on Tuesday, August 29, 5:30-8:30pm. 
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  • Theatre Program Advertisements

    Advertise your business and support Wesleyan theatre for the 2017-18 season by placing an advertisement in our printed theatre programs. Spots start at $100 and run in the programs for all five shows. Click here to view the order form with complete details. Reserve your space today; payment and artwork are due by Friday, September 1.  Have questions? Contact Lisa Smith at billandlisa@att.net. 
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  • Holt Cochran - Eagle Scout

    Wesleyan Senior, Holt Cochran, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on August 13 after completing his final Board of Review. He is a Scout with Troop 21 out of Our Lady of Assumption Church in Brookhaven.  Holt's Eagle Scout Project was to restore an 81-foot footbridge over a creek on a trail in Brookhaven’s Murphey Candler Park.
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  • Nearly New Uniform SALE

    The Class of 2020 would like to thank you for supporting the store this year, so for the next two weeks (through September 1), all items are 50% off. Additionally, all men's pants are 75% off, all fleece jackets 75% off, and all green winter coats are 75% off. Come on in and shop, shop, shop!
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  • Focus on the Family

    Join Focus on the Family on Tuesday, September 19, for an evening of teaching with historian and author, Ray Vander Laan. This event will take place at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church on Old Alabama Road in Johns Creek. Seating is limited, so register today!
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  • All-School Chapel

    Join us for our first All-School Chapel in Yancey Gymnasium on Thursday, August 17, at 10:15am! Parents are welcome to attend as we worship together as a K-12 community.
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  • Kick Off Dinner

    You are invited to attend the 2017 Wolf Trackers Kick Off Dinner. The annual pre-game tailgate will take place on Friday, August 18, from 5:30-7:00pm before the start of our first home varsity football game. August 16 is the last day to RSVP; please complete the online payment form, located here https://payments.wesleyanschool.org/kick-off-dinner/.
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  • Registration for Fall Programs

    Registration is open for all fall programs and leagues. After school enrichment classes will begin the week of September 11. We also invite you to join us for the inaugural season of our flag football league, and flag football will end just in time for our basketball league to begin its 15th year - come spend your Saturdays with us!
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  • WyldLife on Friday!

    Hosted by Greater Johns Creek YoungLife, all middle school students are invited to attend the first WyldLife Club of the school year on Friday, August 18 from 4:30-6:00pm at the Medlock Bridge Fields – 10150 Groomsbridge Road, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022.
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  • Safe Sports School Award

    Wesleyan is thrilled to announce that we have received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for our athletic and training program.
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  • Spirit Shop - Summer Hours

    The Wesleyan Spirit Shop would like to thank our families for your tremendous support this year. Please read more for information about our summer hours.
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  • Wesleyan Artist Market

    It is with great enthusiam that we wish to thank our entire Wesleyan family for your efforts in helping ensure the 19th Annual Artist Market was such a success for this year!
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  • Lower School Geography Bee Champions

    Can you identify the location of Liechtenstein, East Timor, or Mauritius? That's exactly what four Lower School students had to accomplish to become Geography Bee champions.
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Earns Wesleyan's First State Title

    Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Soccer team who won the Class A State Championship on Friday for the first time in school history with a 4-1 victory over FPD. Click here for media coverage: GDP, AJC.
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  • State Championship for Relays, Team Runner-Up Finish for Girls Track and Field

    Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Track and Field team who finished as the Class A (private) State Runner-Up over the weekend at Berry College. Click here for highlights and results.
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  • Jackson Sullenberger Wins JDRF Contest

    Jackson Sullenberger, 5th grade, recently won a contest sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in Georgia.
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  • Middle School Honors Day and Exam Week

    Please see the following article for important information about Middle School Honors Day and Exam week - including dates and times.
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  • Textbook Buyback

    MBS Direct will be on campus to buyback your used textbooks on May 25 and May 26 from 9:00am–1:00pm.
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  • Tuition Raffe Winner

    Congratulations to the winner of the Wesleyan Parents Club annual Tuition Raffle!
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  • Visiting Author - Susie Gardner

    Lower School students are looking forward to a visit from Macon author, Susie Gardner, on May 22. Ms. Gardner is the author of a delightful picture book: 1,2,3 Team!
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  • Middle School Band and Georgia Swarm Lacrosse

    The Middle School Band has been invited back by the Georgia Swarm Lacrosse team to perform the National Anthem on Saturday, May 20, at 7:05pm.
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Maddie Plunk

    This week's fine Arts Member of the Week is Maddie Plunk.
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  • Math Team Wins State Championship

    On Saturday, April 29, the Wesleyan Math Team won the Class A division in the 41st annual state mathematics tournament in Macon, Georgia.
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  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse - Final Four

    Varsity Girls Lacrosse advances to the Final Four this week!
    Girls will play Kell High School away on Wednesday, May 10, at 6:00pm. Come out and cheer on the Wolves as they fight for a spot in the State Championship game!
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  • Varsity Soccer - Final Four

    Varsity Girls and Boys Soccer both advance to the Final Four this week!
    Girls play away at Holy Innocents' tonight, May 9, at 5:00pm. Boys play Walker at home tongiht, May 9, at 7:30pm. Come out and cheer on the Wolves as they fight for a spot in the State Championship game!
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  • Barnes & Noble Book Fair

    The Barnes & Noble Book Fair will continue through Sunday, May 14. Shop in stores or shop online using the Bookfair ID 12104469.
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  • Lower School Lacrosse Championship

    On Sunday, May 7, a lacrosse team made up of Wesleyan students in 4th and 5th grade (and one special 2nd grade student) won the championship title in the U11 division of boys lacrosse to cap off an undefeated 13-0 season.
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  • Exam Care Packages and Tent Sale

    Surprise students in 5th-12th grade with a Final Exam Care Package from the Wesleyan Spirit Shop, and join us at the store for our Annual Tent Sale - May 8 through May 12. We have spirit wear, uniform polos, gift items, and toys on sale. Stop by and check out the great selection!
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Hannah Ferdon

    Hannah Ferdon, 5th grade, is this week’s Fine Arts Member of the Week.
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  • 2017 College Decisions

    In honor of National College Decision Day (May 1, 2017), here is the list of colleges and universities that our students will attend next year. Congratulations to the Class of 2017!
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  • State Soccer Playoffs

    Both the girls and boys Varsity soccer teams advance to the 2nd round of playoffs at Wesleyan this week.
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  • High Q

    Wesleyan's Quiz Bowl team won the High Q championship and $5,000 in scholarship money last week.
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  • High School Art Installation

    Did you get a chance to see "Circle Sticks" on display at the Wesleyan lake? The bright red circle was made by high school students Lawson Forro, Meredith Lynch, and Rylei Tamel in their Advanced 3D Art class.
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  • Special Guest in 10th Grade English Class

    Last week, 10th grade English classes had the privilege of meeting Willy Loman, the title character of Arthur Milller’s play Death of a Salesman, which they are currently reading in class.
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Julian Fernandez

    This week's Fine Arts Member of the Week is 9th grade student, Julian Fernandez.
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  • AJC Top Workplaces 2017

    For the third year in a row, Wesleyan School has been named a Top Workplace by The Atlanta Journal Constitution!
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  • PCBA Scholarship Program

    Wesleyan is thrilled to announce Morgan Keller has received the Peachtree Corners Business Association Scholarship Award.
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  • Artist Market

    The 19th Annual Artist Market starts Thursday night, April 27, in Yancey Gymnasium beginning with the VIP Sponsor preview hour from 6-7pm; the market will be open from 7-9pm for the entire community!
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  • Mercy Care

    Wesleyan students made a generous donation to Mercy Care on Monday morning, April 24, as part of the school’s “Do Something Beautiful for God” initiative.
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  • State Soccer Playoffs

    On Wednesday, April 26, the Varsity Soccer teams will host the Galloway School in the first round of state soccer competition.
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  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid

    Don’t miss the final middle school theater production of the year. Disney’s The Little Mermaid will show on April 26 at 4:30pm, April 27 at 4:30pm, April 28 at 7:00pm, and April 29 at 2:00pm. Click here to purchase tickets.
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  • South Africa Mission Trip Donations

    In less than two months, the Wesleyan Missions Program will be sending the South Africa team on their mission trip! We would like to invite you to play an important role in our Missions Program by donating supplies to this team.
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  • Wolf Trackers Spotlight Games

    The Wolf Trackers are "spotlighting" this week's Varsity Soccer games on April 20th and the Varsity Lacrosse games on April 21st.
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  • WyldLife Parent Coffee

    There will be a Wyldlife Parent Coffee on April 21st from 4:30pm until 6:30pm at the 201 at 5725 State Bridge Road in Johns Creek.
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  • Georgia Lymphoma Walk

    This year's Georgia Lymphoma Walk will be hosted by the High School Boys Lacrosse players and the Omicron Service Society.
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Eulaya Erb

    Eulaya Erb is this week's Fine Arts Member of the Week.
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  • Family Night!

    Wednesday, April 12 will be the final Family Night of the 2016-17 school year. I hope that you will take advantage of this brief pause in the life of the school to enjoy an evening together as a family.
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  • Governor’s Honors Program

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Daniel Baisier has been selected for the prestigious Governor’s Honors Program, a four-week summer residential program for gifted students.
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  • Grandparents and Special Friends Day

    We are looking forward to a wonderful day of fun and fellowship with our guests on Thursday. We need your cooperation to ensure the event is a fantastic experience for all of our guests. Please read the following information carefully.
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  • La Crêperie de Paris

    Middle School 7th and 8th grade French students recently enjoyed making crêpes at school in their created café, La Crêperie de Paris.
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  • Spoken Language Contest

    During spring break, middle school students, Grace Bowling and Sarah Lim, competed in the Spoken Language Contest sponsored by FLAG, the Foreign Language Association of Georgia.
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  • Southern Star Music Festival Results

    Middle School Chorus is happy to report their results from the Southern Star Music Festival on March 31.
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  • 2017 Visual Arts Exhibit

    Mark your calendar for the upcoming middle and high school Visual Art Exhibit opening April 12 at 6:30pm in the Fine Arts building.
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Grace Halley

    This week's Fine Arts Member of the Week is Grace Halley.
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