What's Happening at Wesleyan

List of 20 news stories.

  • Lower School Enrichment Spotlight - Art With The Masters

    This winter there are several amazing after school enrichment classes being offered in the lower school. See below to learn a little bit more about one of them being taught by pre-first teacher Laura Jensen! Click here to see all enrichment class offerings. 

    What is Art with the Masters?
    Art with the Masters is an after school enrichment class where we study a famous artist each week through reading picture books, comparing and discussing their art, and then creating a rendering of one of their most famous works.
     
    What are some fun projects the kids are doing?
    This session, we’ll do pointillism like Seurat, sculpture in the spirit of Chihuly, abstract art like Pollack, make Kandinsky style valentines, and more!
     
    How did you end up teaching this enrichment class?
    This is the 4th year I’ve offered this enrichment class. When I taught first grade in a classical school in Austin, TX we did artist studies two times a year, and I was blown away by the incredible Audubon birds and Georgia O’Keefe flowers those 6-year-old’s were able to create. I’m not an art teacher, but I’m able to help the students study a famous work and do their own interpretation of it!
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  • High School Students Participate In Model Arab League

    Wesleyan high school students participated in the Model Arab League Competition at Marist on January 16 and 17.

    Three students won awards for their outstanding contribution to the competition.

    Junior Molly Brown: Outstanding Delegate for Joint Defense Council
    Sophomore Will Fuller: Honorable Mention Delegate for Social Affairs
    Senior Josh Aspinwall: Honorable Mention Delegate for Political Affairs

    Congratulations to all who participated!
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  • ESPN's College GameDay Features Restaurant Owned by Wesleyan Alumni

    In 2015, Alan Pope ’04 and Ryan Pope ’05 opened The Place, a Southern comfort restaurant located in the heart of downtown Athens.
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  • Stuart Johnson '14 Trades in Football Pads at Harvard for Legal Research in Boston

    In May 2019, Stuart Johnson ’14 graduated from Harvard College with a concentration in government.
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  • Catching Up With The Faculty Fellows

    Established in 2005, the Faculty Fellows Program provides recent college graduates an opportunity to experience teaching in an independent school. Through individual mentoring, a variety of professional development opportunities, and immersion in school life, faculty fellows develop foundational skills and gain experience to pursue successful teaching careers as well as valuable work experience for pursuing careers outside the field of education.

    We caught up with this year's fellows to hear about their experience in the program during the first semester.
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  • Wesleyan School Honors Coxhead, Delk, and Stafford As 2020 Inductees to Wesleyan School Athletics Circle of Honor

    On Friday, January 10, Wesleyan School inducted the 2020 class to the Wesleyan School Athletics Circle of Honor. This year’s inductees were Cort Coxhead '14, Rhett Delk '13, and Kelly Hall Stafford '07.
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  • Ryan Gibadlo '02 Leads Faith-Based Non-Profit in Greene County, Georgia

    Ryan Gibadlo ’02 was recently named Executive Director of Atlas Ministry. Located in Greene County, one of the most impoverished counties in the state of Ga, Atlas strives to make an impact through a proactive approach geared toward education and personal development.
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  • Mr. Cleveland Shares the Miracle Story of Wesleyan School in High School Chapel

    The 2019-2020 Christian Life theme, Stories of the Kingdom, took a historical turn this morning in high school chapel as Head of School Chris Cleveland shared with students the story of Wesleyan. Sharing details of the school’s history since the mid-1990’s, Mr. Cleveland recounted the many ways that the path of Wesleyan defied all odds.
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  • Tenth Grader Kayla Kim Honored By National Art Honor Society

    The National Art Education Association in conjunction with the National Art Honor Society hold a juried exhibition which will display selected work at their headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Wesleyan sophomore Kayla Kim was selected as 1 of 62 artists whose work will be exhibited. Another 75 pieces will be on virtual exhibit. These pieces were selected out of 1065 entries.

    Congratulations on this impressive honor, Kayla!
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  • Middle School Omicron Season Wraps Up

    The Middle School Omicron team worked this fall with an organization called Corners Outreach where they helped with homework clubs and tutored other students. Corners Outreach is a local organization that assists underserved communities by aiding children in reaching high school graduation.

    The Omicron team also worked around campus by picking up trash in the hard-to-get-to places surrounding the cross country course area. 

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  • Tenth Grader Channing Stall Named a Reporter Newspaper 20 Under 20

    Wesleyan School tenth grader Channing Stall has been named to the 20 Under 20 by the Reporter Newspapers
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  • Photography Class Visits Krog Street

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Symphonic Band and Chorus Travel To New York City

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

    View photo gallery here
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  • Pre-First Celebrates Annual Stone Soup Luncheon

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

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

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

    Sixth through eighth grade art students are working on their annual gingerbread house projects. Teams design a detailed house around a theme, and when finished they are donated to local charities and nursing homes. Houses are built with a cardboard structure, then covered with graham crackers, icing and candy.
     
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