What's Happening at Wesleyan

List of 20 news stories.

  • Alumni Spotlight - Maddie Lopez Morden ’07

    Mother daughter team Maddie Lopez Morden ’07 and Tammy Lopez are the creative forces behind Personify in downtown Duluth. The popular store is the latest iteration of Maddie and Tammy’s ventures in business…and family.
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  • Parent Organizations Announce Membership Gifts

    Wesleyan Arts Alliance
    The Wesleyan Arts Alliance is excited to share with you the membership gifts this year! A donation to the Arts Alliance helps support our children’s passion and creativity for the arts, music, and theater at school. Please consider joining the Arts Alliance at any of the following levels to receive these beautiful handcrafted gifts. Thank you so much for your support! 

    Click this link to join today
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  • High School Theater Season Kicks Off with “This Is A Test – A One Act Play”

    The 2020-21 Wesleyan Wolf Players theater season kicks off this week with the high school fall performance of “This Is A Test – A One-Act Play.” The show opens on Thursday, September 24 in Lencke Theater in the Fine Arts building.
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  • Janie Harper Anderson '13

    Alumni Spotlight - Janie Harper Anderson '13

    Prior to the cancelation of the 2020 Wesleyan Artist Market due to COVID-19, Janie Harper Anderson ’13 was prepared to share her design expertise with the Wesleyan community this year. Even though she was not able to showcase her talent in Yancey Gymnasium, we are excited to share her accomplishments here. We asked Janie a few questions about her design company and what role Wesleyan played in the development of her career.
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  • An Inside Look at Campus Safety- Thermal Camera Systems

    When it comes to COVID-19 safety and preventative measures, making sure everyone on campus is fever-free is important. With an enrollment of 1,193 students and over 250 faculty and staff members, Wesleyan’s leadership wondered if it was even possible to check temperatures of everyone on campus without compromising social distancing. The solution? The Kogniz AI Health Response Platform. These are real-time fever monitoring thermal camera systems. 
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  • Middle School Students Participate in REAL Talk Program

    On Monday, September 14, middle school students spent time discussing REAL Talk, a program led by Middle School Diversity Coordinator Indyasia Fowler. Read our Q&A with her below to find out why REAL Talk is important for our students.
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  • Wesleyan Donates 30 Laptops to Jungle Kids for Christ

    Over the summer Wesleyan donated 30 of the decommissioned Lenovo tablets to Antioch Christian Academy through Jungle Kids for Christ.
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  • Brittney Caudell '01 - Lower School Reading Resource Teacher

    Lower School Adapts Back to School Reading and Math Instruction

    Returning to school after being in distance learning in the spring has been an adjustment for students and families nationwide this fall. One big question for many parents of elementary aged children has been what, if any, “gaps” in learning may have occurred due to remote learning for the final months of last school year.
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  • Karyn Vickery - Director of Academic Learning Support

    Middle School Students Learn About Executive Function Skills

    Last week during flex period, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) team met with all middle school students to discuss how students learn differently and the importance of executive function skills for success in life and learning. Executive functions are a set of mental skills needed to learn, work, and manage daily life.
     
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  • Alumni Spotlight - Rex Atwood '07

    Since graduating from Wesleyan in 2007, Rex Atwood attended the Naval Academy, earned an MBA and an MD at Dartmouth College, and currently is completing his residency in surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington D.C.  We are grateful that Dr. Atwood took some time to share some of his experiences since leaving Wesleyan.
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  • An Inside Look at Campus Safety- Face Shields

    Face shields can help students in speech perception, enhancing their impact on early learning while also maintaining safety standards.
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  • William Parker ’21 Interviewed by Fox 5 Atlanta

    On the week of the four-year anniversary of the football game that forever changed his life, senior William Parker was honored by the football team. Prior to the game, Fox5 interviewed Parker and his coach, Franklin Pridgen.

    To see the full news segment, go here.
     
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  • David Andrews '11 Honored for Community Service Work

    David Andrews '11 had to miss the entire 2019 New England Patriots football season for health-related issues, but the team captain did not let that impact his community service work. Andrews could always be counted on to lend a hand to a number of charitable causes, and that work led him to be honored as the 2020 Patriots’ Ron Burton Community Service Award winner. For more information read here

    Congratulations David! 
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  • Jahmai Jones '15 Becomes First Wesleyan Graduate to Reach Major Leagues

    Jahmai Jones '15 became the first Wesleyan graduate to appear in a major league baseball game on August 31. Jones, who was drafted in the second round by the Los Angeles Angels in 2015, got in the game as a pinch-runner. 
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  • Art Students Create “Behind the Mask” Project

    Because of COVID-19, the start to this school year has been like unlike any other. Perhaps the most visible precaution that has been taken is the usage of face coverings around campus.

    Thinking creatively, middle school art teacher Heather Niemann created a project that acknowledges the emotions underneath the mask and allowed students to express their unique personalities through writing and drawing.
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  • Get Involved with Wesleyan's Parent Organizations

    A new school year brings new opportunities to get involved with our parent organizations! The Wesleyan Arts Alliance, Wesleyan Parents Club, and Wolf Trackers each provide unique opportunities to create community, support our students, and support our school. Without the volunteers from our amazing parent community, the work of these organizations would not be possible.
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  • Four Wesleyan School Faculty Members Named GISA Master Teachers

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

    Cathy Cailor (first grade); Ashley Kuehne (middle school English); Jen Sheppard (middle school science); and Corrie Nash (high school math) were all selected after completing a detailed application process through GISA this past spring.
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  • AP Scholar Awards Announced

    The AP Scholar Awards are academic distinctions for students to cite among their credentials on applications and résumés; however, students do not receive any monetary award from the College Board. Annually, around 22 percent earn AP Scholar recognition world-wide. In 2020, Wesleyan is proud to announce that 54 percent of our AP students earned AP Scholar recognition at some level, including 5 who earned National AP Scholar recognition.
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  • Alumni Class Note: Morgan Danielle Summers '15 Joins Raymond James

    Morgan "Danielle" Summers '15 is a financial advisor with Raymond James, in the firm's Alpharetta and Buckhead branch office. Danielle is deeply committed to helping her clients realize their long-term financial goals. Danielle is a graduate of Rhodes College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in business and finance. She is active in the community as a volunteer for organizations such as the Victor Green Foundation, Warrick Dunn Charities, and The Discovery Center in Cumming. She is a member of the Wesleyan Alumni Board, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., The Buckhead Club, and Team Bo Bell.
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  • An Inside Look at Campus Safety- Plexiglass Dividers

    While preparing to reopen campus, as much protection as possible was installed so that students could learn in a safe and protected environment.

    An inside look on the list of newly implemented safety measures includes- physical barriers, such as plexiglass dividers. The plexiglass dividers are transparent, easily cleanable, and able to be mounted and used in various settings. These dividers are an example of a safety measure that can reduce droplet transmission within the school setting.
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