On Monday, Oct. 3, the middle and high school chorus captivated an audience of friends and families in Powell Theater. Meg Foster, director of fine arts and middle school chorus teacher, was impressed by the confidence shown by the choruses.
MORe and FORe or Males of Reconciliation and Females of Reconciliation is a diversity initiative headed up by Dr. Isiah Hill, 12th grade boys chair, high school science teacher, and high school diversity coordinator. The mission is to use the word of God as the foundation to educate, inspire, and disciple high school students to foster reconciliation within the G.R.A.C.E. Model. The primary goal is to build empathy and understanding that leads to a sense of Christ-like community.
Children’s literature author Carmen Deedy recently visited the lower school. With her God-given talents of narration and storytelling, Deedy captivated kindergarten through fourth grade classes in Dozier Library.
The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that the National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized eight Wesleyan seniors. Zachary Gan, Kaleb John, and Jackson Murphy were named National Merit Semifinalists, an honor that only 1 percent of seniors (approximately 16,000 total) nationwide receive based on their PSAT scores. These three seniors will now submit essays in the hopes of becoming finalists and earning scholarship money. The finalists will be announced in February 2023.
Created by Lower School Diversity Coordinator Acacia Kelly, T.I.E.D. (Teaching Inclusivity and Embracing Diversity) Together exists to teach children how to view themselves and others as Christ does through age-appropriate conversations. To support the mission of T.I.E.D. together, lower school teacher plan time each month for conversations centered around diversity and inclusion.
Eighth through twelfth grade students are invited to serve alongside faculty leaders on one of 10 international and domestic mission trips. The missions program is designed to parallel Wesleyan’s mission to provide students opportunities to explore their faith in Christ through service.
Diversity Support Coordinator Indyasia Fowler introduced middle school students to R.E.A.L. (Restorative, Education, Awareness, Leadership)Talk. R.E.A.L. Talk’s purpose is to encourage students to have courageous conversations. It includes dedicated programming during the school day with follow-up discussions in faculty-led small groups called Pack Groups.
The Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) has named four Wesleyan School faculty members GISA Master Teachers, the school announced today.
Laura Jensen (lower school lead teacher), Dr. Ruthie Colegrove (middle school fine arts), Pam Sanchez (middle school modern and classical languages), and Ted Russell (high school social sciences) were all selected after completing a detailed application process through GISA this past spring.
On Friday, high school students met for the first Friday clubs and activities period of the 2022-2023 school year. The clubs and activities period is a valuable part of the student experience. With offerings ranging from 3D art to board games, these clubs allow students to explore and invest in an area of personal interest.
Fifth and sixth grade students recently visited Woodlands Camp in Cleveland, GA, for the 2022-2023 Fifth and Sixth Grade Retreat. The retreat is designed for Wesleyan students to grow in their faith and to recognize that this life is not primarily about them, but rather about Christ.