News Archive

2022

  • November

    Wesleyan celebrates John Wesley Day

    With a posture of gratitude and thanksgiving, students, teachers, and members of the Wesleyan community celebrated John Wesley Day on Thursday, Nov. 17. John Wesley Day honors those who have given and those who continue to give to Wesleyan. 
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  • Macey Cintron '24 plays softball with the Puerto Rican national team

    Macey Cintron ‘24 is in Guatemala playing softball with the Puerto Rican national team at the Pan American Championship. Teams from North, Central, and South America are among those competing. 
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  • Guest speaker shares in high school Bible class

    On Monday, Nov. 14, guest speaker George Dempsey spoke in Mr. Archer’s high school Bible elective, “Eschatology: End Times & Book of Revelation.” Dempsey is the father of Millie Dempsey ‘24, and he earned his Ph.D. in Educational Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary. 
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  • Pre-first students reflect on thankfulness at Stone Soup

    Pre-first students in Mrs. Jensen’s class carried on the long-running tradition of Stone Soup as they gathered to share a meal with administrators. In attendance were Kristen Bell, lower school counselor; Chris Cleveland, head of school; Nancy Jones, dean of counseling and student services, and Dr. Jennifer Pinkett Smith, director of diversity.  
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  • Middle and high school students remember the sacrifice of our veterans

    Middle and high school students honored those who have served the United States during the Veterans Day Assembly. Guest speaker Bobby Fulton ‘10 spoke on the importance of service. 
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  • Fourth grade students carry on the tradition of Eyeball Day

    Fourth grade science students decorated Mrs. Cooper’s classroom as the inside of an eyeball for Eyeball Day. Students impressed friends, parents, and fellow students with their knowledge as they gave tours through the eyeball room. 
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  • Lower school students honor veterans

    Lower school students honored United States veterans during their Veterans Day Program directed by Lisa McNearney, lower school music director. 
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  • Honors Spanish class creates a city simulation

    High school students in Mrs. Martinez’s Honors Spanish III class created a simulated city for the speaking portion of their test in the “la ciudad” or “city” unit. 
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  • College advising office welcomes more than 75 college representatives

    Since August, the college advising office has welcomed more than 75 college admissions representatives to campus to meet with our students. These visits provide the opportunity for students to learn about schools and develop a one-on-one relationship with the representatives who often play a role in reviewing application files.  
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  • Wesleyan hosts college admissions representatives for College Night

    On Wednesday, Nov. 3, the College Advising Office welcomed representatives from Clemson University, the University of South Carolina, Wake Forest University, and Agnes Scott College to campus for College Night. 
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  • Wesleyan faculty and staff visit alumni on College Road Show

    Over the past couple of months, Wesleyan faculty and staff have traveled to nearby colleges to reconnect with alumni.
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  • Lauren Bell '18 participates in New York Fashion Week

    Lauren Bell ‘18 was invited to be a model in the Runway of Dreams Foundation’s Fashion Revolution Runway Show during New York Fashion Week.  
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  • October

    Flag football players compete in Championship Saturday

    On Saturday, Oct. 29, Wesleyan hosted Championship Saturday, a tournament for the flag football community clinic.  
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  • Lower school students celebrate Book Character Day

    On Monday, Oct. 31, lower school students dressed up as their favorite book characters to celebrate Book Character Day, an honorary Wesleyan tradition. The school-building activity allows students to “experience reading as an enjoyable habit,” which is the motto of the lower school library coined by Dr. Jason Erb, lower school principal.  
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  • High school students find a creative outlet in cooking club

    Wesleyan offers high school clubs and activities to allow students to explore areas of personal interest. One club exists to build community through cooking. 
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  • Eighth Grade students walk the runway in Spanish class

    Students in Mrs. Sanchez’s Spanish class walked the runway in a fashion show after describing their outfits to their classmates using Spanish vocabulary words. 
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  • Eighth grade English students create board games for test preparation

    Eighth grade English students created board games to represent Odysseus’ journey in Homer’s The Odyssey. Students were tasked with accurately representing the epic poem through a game to demonstrate their understanding of the plot, characters, conflict, and setting. 
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  • Wesleyan School Named Top Ten Feeder School to Auburn University College of Engineering

    The Auburn University recently recognized Wesleyan School as a top 10 feeder school to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.
     
    “Our freshmen engineering students this year represent 542 different high schools across the country. This covers 36 states,” shared Andrew McGill, Auburn University recruiter. “Wesleyan is one of our top 10 feeders from out of state.”
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  • David Joyner '05

    David Joyner '05 publishes third book

    David Joyner ’05 recently published his third book, Teaching at Scale. While finalizing the book, Joyner was named to Georgia Tech Alumni Association’s “40 under 40” list recognizing talented Georgia Tech alumni who have made significant contributions in their industries at an early age.
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  • First grade students conduct exploding pumpkin experiment

    First grade students gathered to observe how many rubber bands it takes to make a pumpkin explode. 
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  • Marching Wolves excel in recent competition

    The Wesleyan Marching Wolves earned impressive recognition at the Branch Classic marching band competition on Oct. 22. Their “Blue Dot” routine earned seventh place out of the 22 teams competing, and the color guard earned first place out of the seven teams in the gold division (top division).  
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  • Wolf Players perform the Legend of Sleepy Hollow outdoors

    High school performers brought audiences back in time for their outdoor production of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  
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  • Brendan O'Shields named Belk Scholarship Nominee

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that senior Brendan O’Shields is Wesleyan’s nominee for the Belk Scholars competition at Davidson College. Belk Scholar 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.”
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  • High school marine biology students read original stories to kindergarten students

    High school marine biology students authored their own, original children's books and read them to kindergarten students. 
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  • Michael Tablada teaches about the word "refine" at lower school chapel

    Michael Tablada, art teacher, spoke about the 2022-2023 Christian life theme at lower school chapel. The theme focuses on the prefix, “re-,” and Tablada taught about the word “refine.” 
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  • Freshmen students and parents attend Peer Leadership Night

    On Monday, Oct. 17, freshmen students and parents of freshmen students attended Peer Leadership Night.  
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  • Bible students visit the Pitts Theology Library

    Seventh grade Bible students recently visited the Pitts Theology Library at Emory University.  
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  • First grade students learn about the importance of kindness

    Students in first grade learned about the importance of “filling others’ buckets” through acts of kindness during their recent T.I.E.D. Together lesson. The goal for the lesson was to teach students that they are a part of a larger community and to encourage kindness, social awareness, and empathy. 
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  • Middle school TSA competes in Technology Day

    On Monday, Oct. 10, Wesleyan’s middle school Technology Student Association (TSA) team competed in the Georgia TSA Technology Day.   
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  • Hannah Fears and Alexander Glover named Morehead-Cain nominations

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Hannah Fears '23 and Alexander Glover '23 have been nominated by a faculty committee as Wesleyan’s nominees 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. The scholarship process is extremely selective; only 3 percent of nominees are awarded the scholarship each year.
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  • Wesleyan alumnae and Auburn University Marching Band and Flagline inspire current Wesleyan Marching Wolves

    On Saturday, Oct. 8, current members of the Wesleyan Marching Wolves visited Norcross High School to watch the Auburn University Marching Band rehearse. Among performing members were Wesleyan alumnae Anastasia Johnston ‘20, captain of the Auburn University Flagline, and Izzy Rodriguez ‘20. 
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  • Carlos Lopez-Terazzas ‘23 encourages peers during chapel

    Senior Carlos Lopez-Terazzas shared the message at middle and high school chapels on Oct. 6. Based on the Christian life theme of “revive,” this year’s chapel messages focus on the prefix “re-,” and Lopez-Terazzas taught about the word “refine.” 
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  • Sage Dining celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 to October 15. In honor of this special month, Sage Dining at Wesleyan prepared Hispanic dishes for students’ lunches. 
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  • Wesleyan names Sophia Shaffer as nominee for Jefferson Scholarship

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Sophia Shaffer '23 has been nominated by a faculty committee as Wesleyan’s nominee for the Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia. 
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  • Middle and high school chorus concert dazzles audience

    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.  
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  • Cassie Ann Kiggen ‘09 begins new role with UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

    Cassie Ann Kiggen ‘09 recently began a new role as the Chief Communications Officer at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  
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  • September

    2022 Homecoming King, Queen, and Court recognized

    At halftime of the homecoming football game against Lumpkin County, Wesleyan recognized the 2022 Homecoming Court, and seniors Charlie Rickell and Freddie Reinhard were crowned King and Queen.  
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  • High school mentor groups discuss reconciliation

    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. 
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  • Children’s literature author visits Wesleyan’s lower school

    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. 
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  • Students learn about finding their identity in Christ during the Seventh and Eighth Grade Retreat

    Students visited Sharptop Cove for the Seventh and Eighth Grade Retreat, designed to parallel the mission of Wesleyan by providing students an opportunity to explore and deepen their faith in Christ. 
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  • Wolf Jr. Players share about life’s ups and downs in “The Elevator Family” show

    Middle school performers captivated various audiences with their renditions of “The Elevator Family” beginning Thursday evening.  
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  • Zachary Gan

    National Merit Scholarship Corporation honors eight Wesleyan students and names three semifinalists

    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. 
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  • Sozo Children’s Choir leads students and faculty in worship at all-school chapel

    Sozo Children’s Choir visited Wesleyan this morning to lead students and faculty in worship at all-school chapel. 
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  • Wesleyan gathers to celebrate long-serving employee, Linda Schutte

    This afternoon, the Wesleyan community gathered to celebrate long-serving employee, Linda Schutte. 
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  • Third grade students learn about celebrating differences

    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. 
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  • Wesleyan announces 2022-2023 spring break mission trips

    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.  
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  • Fifth grade math students solve breakout boxes

    Middle school math teacher Sarah Peebles’ students completed a breakout box challenge in fifth grade advanced math class today. 
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  • Kindergarten students focus on “A” for “age” in the G.R.A.C.E. Model for diversity

     
    During September, Kindergarten students will focus on “A” for “age” in the G.R.A.C.E. Model for diversity.  
     
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  • Middle school students learn how diversity reflects God's kingdom

    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.  
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  • Laura Jensen

    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.
     
    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.
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  • Clubs and activities partner high school and lower school students

    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. 
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  • Middle school visual arts students illustrate ‘one another’ statements

    Middle School Principal Joseph Antonio’s hope for the 2022-2023 school year is that middle school students would love “one another” as the Bible calls them to.  
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  • August

    Fifth and sixth grade students travel to Woodlands Camp for the 2022-2023 Fifth and Sixth Grade Retreat

    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. 
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  • James Ramsey ‘08 inducted into FSU Athletics Hall of Fame

    James Ramsey ‘08 was recently inducted in the Florida State University (FSU) Athletics Hall of Fame.  
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  • Miss Georgia USA speaks about finding confidence in Christ

    Wesleyan recently hosted Miss Georgia USA 2022, Holly Haynes. Haynes is the founder of #IAmEnough and spoke to middle school students about confidence in Jesus and social media etiquette.
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  • Wesleyan hosts division Parent Nights

    Wesleyan recently welcomed lower school, middle school, and high school parents to campus for Parent Nights. Parent Nights serve as a time for parents to learn about how to get involved in the community, familiarize themselves with Wesleyan’s campus, meet their child’s teachers for the year, and hear directly from administrators. 
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  • Middle school faculty participates in a reading challenge

    During the 2021-2022 fifth and sixth grade retreat at Woodlands Camp, Middle School Principal Joseph Antonio and Sixth Grade Boys Chair John Creed were inspired to challenge the middle school faculty to participate in a division-wide reading challenge. The challenge came to fruition within the camp coffee shop as Antonio and Creed asked the baristas about their bookshelf. The baristas told the pair about their staff book challenge at camp, and that is when Antonio’s and Creed’s wheels started turning about how they could replicate the challenge among Wesleyan’s middle school faculty. 
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  • Middle school science students learn about trials and data collection

    Ms. Sheppard's and Mr. Johnson’s sixth grade earth science class reached for the stars as they built paper rockets and tested which length rocket would fly the furthest.  
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  • Wesleyan students, faculty, and parents gather for largest all-school chapel ever

    Wesleyan students, faculty, and parents gathered in Yancey Gymnasium this morning for the largest all-school chapel ever.  
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  • Brendan Abernathy ‘15 performs with JOHNNYSWIM

    Brendan Abernathy ‘15, Wesleyan alumni and talented musician, recently featured as a special guest in two shows with American folk duo, JOHNNYSWIM. The first show was in Athens, Georgia, and the second was in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 
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  • Ashley Stainback deepens her appreciation for math on European highlights tour

    Ninth Grade Girls Chair and eleventh and twelfth grade math teacher Ashley Stainback is beginning the 2022-2023 school year with a fresh appreciation of math thanks to the Wesleyan Summer Sabbatical Grant. Over the summer, Stainback and her husband took an 11-day European highlights tour. The tour allowed Stainback to reflect on her love for math as she studied the architectural design of buildings created by early architects, who Stainback believes were also mathematicians and artists.  
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  • Incoming freshmen visit Sharptop Cove for the 2022-2023 Freshman Retreat

    Wesleyan’s Christian life department facilitates retreats each year, designed to parallel the school’s mission to give students opportunities to explore and deepen their faith. These retreats serve as a valuable time for students to deepen their relationships with one another and develop a strong sense of community among their peers. 
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  • Wesleyan School welcomes new high school faculty for the 2022-2023 school year

    Wesleyan School is excited to welcome the following high school faculty for the 2022-2023 school year. Read more about their backgrounds below: 
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  • Wesleyan School welcomes new lower school faculty for the 2022-2023 school year

    Wesleyan School is excited to welcome the following lower school faculty for the 2022-2023 school year. Read more about their backgrounds below: 
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  • Wesleyan School welcomes new middle school faculty for the 2022-2023 school year

    Wesleyan School is excited to welcome the following middle school faculty for the 2022-2023 school year. Read more about their backgrounds below: 
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  • Wesleyan School welcomes new staff for the 2022-2023 school year

    Wesleyan School is excited to welcome the following staff for the 2022-2023 school year. Read more about their backgrounds below: 
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  • July

    Meagan Brooker refreshes her positivity and creativity in European painting tour

    High school visual arts teacher Meagan Brooker enters her 16th year at Wesleyan with a renewed perspective on creativity, exploration, and the visual arts process, thanks to the Wesleyan Summer Sabbatical Grant. During June, Brooker spent 14 days touring and studying plein air painting, or painting on site, in Italy, France, and Spain. 
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  • Wesleyan Summer Sabbatical Grant and encouraging community support Laura Jensen’s Mount Kilimanjaro ascent

    Pre-first teacher Laura Jensen loves to remind her students that “we can do hard things,” and that God is with us in the hills and valleys. Thanks to the Wesleyan Summer Sabbatical Grant, Jensen spent part of her summer climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, and now she has fresh evidence of how God strengthens us to overcome challenges.
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  • 117 high school students and recent alumni earned AP Scholar Awards

    Wesleyan students took 517 AP exams in 2022, and students earned a score of 3 or higher on 89 percent of those exams. Students earned a score of 4 or higher on 64 percent of all exams, and students earned a score of 5 or higher on 29 percent of all exams. Wesleyan is proud to announce that 51 percent of AP students earned AP Scholar recognition at some level. Congratulations to the 117 students who earned an AP Scholar Award.
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  • Druw Jones '22

    Druw Jones '22 drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks

    Wesleyan School graduate Druw Jones ’22 was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks as the second overall selection in last night’s Major League Baseball draft.

    A Wesleyan evergreen who attended Wesleyan from kindergarten through twelfth grade, Jones completed his high school baseball career alongside his teammates and coaches when the team won the state championship in May of this year. This summer, Jones was named the Gatorade Georgia Baseball Player of the Year, and he is a two-time Gwinnett Daily Post high school baseball player of the year. Jones currently holds Wesleyan School records for career and single season batting average, as well as most hits.
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  • Middle school robotics team excels at TSA Nationals

    Three Wesleyan students recently earned top ten finalist recognitions at the Middle School Technology Student Association Nationals in Dallas, TX. Congratulations to Larry Men ’26, Jia Lim ’27, and Yuna Cho ’28 for their impressive performances in the VEX IQ robotics, problem solving, medical technology, and essays on technology categories. Led by faculty sponsor LaShandia Hill, STEM teacher, the trio of students qualified for nationals by placing highly in many local competitions throughout the school year.
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  • May

    Wesleyan graduates class of 2022

    On May 21, the Wesleyan community gathered on Adler Plaza in front of Wesley Hall to celebrate the Commencement of the Class of 2022.  
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  • Wesleyan Commencement weekend begins with Baccalaureate service

    On May 20, Wesleyan faculty, seniors, families, and friends gathered for the Wesleyan Baccalaureate service at Johns Creek United Methodist Church. It was wonderful to start Commencement weekend with worship and posture our hearts towards the Lord. 
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  • Wesleyan parent creates a video to celebrate culture

    This May, Wesleyan has enjoyed celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month as a community. We are grateful for multiple opportunities to learn about the beautiful culture of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. 
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  • Middle school chorus and band students shine during spring semester

    Middle school chorus and band had a successful spring semester filled with many achievements and special performances, including their spring concerts on May 9 and 11, respectively. 
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  • Director of College Advising completes two-year term on UGA High School Advisory Council

    Ken Connor, director of college advising, recently wrapped up a two-year term serving on the University of Georgia High School Advisory Council. Connor was nominated for this honor by the UGA office of admissions.
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  • Chemistry students learn to make nitrogen ice cream

    On Thursday, May 12 a guest speaker from Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream visited with high school chemistry students to help review gas laws for their exam and to teach them how to make ice cream using nitrogen.  
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  • Fifth grade students build robots

    Have you ever built your own robot? Well, these fifth grade students have! On May 11, parents and fifth grade students from Mrs. Hendrickson’s Robotics Enrichment Program gathered for a showcase to demonstrate the results of their hard work throughout the course of the program.  
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  • Lower school students pitch business ideas

    For 15 years, lower school fourth grade students have displayed their Microsoft Office 365 formatting expertise and entrepreneurial skills through an expo known as “Businesses of Tomorrow.”  
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  • Second grade students star in “Camp Learned-A-Lot"

    Wesleyan second grade students shined as they performed the beloved annual play, “Camp Learned-A-Lot" for parents and fellow students in Bowen Cafetorium. Students starred as camp counselors, parents, campers, and talent show performers in the production.  
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  • Wesleyan community gathers to celebrate retiring employees

    This afternoon, the Wesleyan School community at large gathered to celebrate retiring, long-serving employees Becky Kimsey, Pat McCoy, and Sylvia Pryor. Collectively, they have served Wesleyan for 57 years. 
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  • Wesleyan hosts a community tennis clinic

    For the past six weeks, kids across metro-Atlanta ranging in age from kindergarten to sixth grade have been participating in Wesleyan’s community tennis clinic! The program is designed to help children understand the fundamentals of tennis while simultaneously working on skill development. Wesleyan students give their time to train younger players in a “lesson-style environment.”
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  • Faculty and students gather for first all-school chapel since 2019

    Wesleyan students, faculty, and parents recently attended the first all-school chapel in Yancey Gymnasium since 2019.  
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  • Missions spotlight: Kentucky team serves with Good Neighbors

    Wesleyan faculty and high school students traveled to Paintsville, Kentucky over spring break to partner with Good Neighbors, Inc. ministry! Good Neighbors is a 501c3 charity “focused on changing lives through purposeful relationships and positive experiences.” 
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  • Zach Russell, Wesleyan Award recipient

    Wesleyan seniors celebrated on Senior Honors Day

    James 1:17 says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” Senior Honors Day was such a special time to recognize and honor the unique gifts and talents the Lord has bestowed upon the class of 2022. Award recipients are listed below in the order they were presented at the ceremony.
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  • Alex Thorne '22 named National Merit Finalist

    Wesleyan School is pleased to announce that Alex Thorne ‘22 has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. This is an honor that approximately 1% of high school seniors receive in the United States annually.

    To be named a finalist, Alex was required to complete an application, demonstrate a consistently very high academic record, write an essay, be endorsed and recommended by a school official, and take the SAT or ACT and earn a score that confirmed his PSAT/NMSQT performance.

    Congratulations, Alex!
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  • Middle schoolers dance with Atlanta Chinese Dance Company

    The month of May is recognized as Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, Wesleyan middle school students attended an amazing show from the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company in Marchman Gymnasium.  
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  • April

    Missions spotlight: Colorado team plugs into equine therapy

    Over spring break, a group of Wesleyan faculty and high school students partnered with 51:10 Youth Ranch to join in on the unique ways Christ is moving in Colorado.
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  • High school chorus and band performances captivate audience

    High school band and chorus captivated their audience during their respective concerts on April 26 and April 22. Both band and chorus performed for concert three times- once for the lower school, once for the middle school, and once for the high school, and both ensembles demonstrated a dynamic and impressive range of musical genres.
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  • 13 seniors sign to play college athletics

    Students, faculty, and parents recently gathered on the Morris-Fletcher Quadrangle for the Spring Signing Ceremony! Among those celebrated were 13 senior Wolves.
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  • National Art Honor Society collaborates with AP environmental science to create bottle cap mural

    The National Arts Honor Society (NAHS) and AP environmental science class teamed up to create a beautiful turtle mural made entirely from bottle caps in celebration of Earth Day, which was April 22, 2022. Students presented the mural to their classmates at Monday Morning Rally. 
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  • Matthew Jones '22

    Matthew Jones named Posse Scholar

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Matthew Jones ‘22 has been selected as a Posse Scholar to The George Washington University.
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  • Kayla Kim and Nadia Thieriot announced as 2022 valedictorian and salutatorian

    Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Wesleyan School valedictorian, Kayla Kim, and salutatorian, Nadia Thieriot! 
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  • Wolf Jr. Players getting set to soar in flying car

    As soon as “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” was announced as the middle school spring musical, Chad Simmons, technical director and drama teacher, and Serena Wright, assistant technical director, began dreaming of the iconic car soaring across the Powell Theater stage.
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  • Snakes, tortoises, and chinchillas – oh my!

    Wesleyan high school students recently gathered on Morris-Fletcher Quadrangle to enjoy pizza and learn about endangered species from Zoo Atlanta representatives. Lidia Zamora, high school science teacher who teaches biology and AP environmental science, organized the event. 
     
    Students examined threats to African elephants, the largest animals walking the earth, and engaged in a discussion about problem-solving methodology for common issues caused by these animals. Students and zoo representatives discussed the importance of working with the community to develop cheap and effective solutions to the habitual dilemma of these elephant’s appetite for farmer’s crops. For example, one way to keep elephants from destroying important farm crops is to plant a barrier of chili peppers because elephants can’t stand spicy food!  
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  • Missions spotlight: New Mexico team serves on Navajo reservation

     
    Wesleyan faculty and high school students spent their spring break in New Mexico serving with Christ For All Nations (CFAN) New Mexico, led by a guide with Joshua Expeditions. The mission of CFAN New Mexico is to “extend the teaching and preaching of the scriptures in [their] local churches, schools, and vacation Bible schools (VBS).” Together, the team from Wesleyan partnered with Christ For All Nations to lead a VBS for Navajo children. 
     
    In addition to leading a VBS, Wesleyan students and staff engaged in several work projects on the Christ for All Nations facility where they stayed. These projects included tearing down a barn, unloading food for a food pantry, completing yard work, and painting a mural for the ministry.  
      
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  • Eighth graders enjoy private performance of “Romeo and Juliet: A Tale of Two Balconies”

    Just days after eighth grade students finished their study of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” the Wesleyan Wolf Players performed a condensed and comedic retelling of the story as part of their spring production, “Stories in Rep: 2 One-Acts.” “Romeo and Juliet: A Tale of Two Balconies” was one of two one-acts performed in “Stories in Rep,” and the whole eighth class enjoyed a private performance a few days after the full show concluded.
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  • Green & Gold staff

    Green & Gold earns highest rating for excellence

    Joseph Koch, high school principal, recently announced that the high school newspaper, the Green & Gold has earned the highest rating of "superior" from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association (GSPA), which assists high school and middle school media programs and students in the state of Georgia by encouraging their production of quality publications. The Green & Gold is produced once a month throughout the school year and is distributed to high school students and faculty.
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  • Emily Sabonis-Chafee '17

    Two Wesleyan alumni participating in Wesleyan Artist Market later this month

    When the Wesleyan Artist Market opens next week, two of the professional artists selling their work will be familiar faces- Wesleyan alumni!
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  • Grandparents Day

    Wolves enjoy Daddy Daughter Dance, Mother Son Game Night, Grandparents Day, and family night

    Lower school students and families excitedly welcomed the return of special family celebrations, including the Daddy Daughter Dance, Mother Son Game Night, and Grandparents Day. In addition to quarterly family nights, these beloved, spring traditions offer opportunity for students and families to slow down and focus on the relationships closest to them. Fathers and daughters danced the night away; mothers and sons fueled their competitive fires, and lower school students proudly shared their classrooms with their grandparents and special friends.
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  • Missions spotlight: Tennessee team learns from SALTNEXTGEN

    High school students and faculty spent spring break serving in Nashville, Tennessee with SALTNEXTGEN. SALTNEXTGEN exists “to train and send the next generation to reach the nations with the Gospel for the glory of God,” and the organization is very involved in refugee care in the greater Nashville area. The Wesleyan team partnered with SALTNEXTGEN’s ministry by supporting their evangelism outreach ministry in the refugee community and playing with Burmese children at a local church.
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  • Wolf Players perform student-directed show- “Stories in Rep”

    As the Wesleyan Wolf Players performed “Stores in Rep: 2 One-Acts,” they had their audience roaring with laughter, yet also possibly jotting down a few notes of literary insight. The student-directed show featured two brief one-act plays: “Romeo and Juliet: A Tale of Two Balconies,” and “Every Novel You’ve Read in High School in 25 Minutes or Less.”
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  • Missions spotlight: Texas team serves with Mission Arlington

    High school students and five faculty spent spring break serving in Arlington, TX with Mission Arlington. Mission Arlington seeks to “take church to the people,” and Wesleyan students joined them in leading Bible studies and playing with children at local apartment complexes. The Wesleyan team also helped sort canned goods in their food pantry, loaded and moved a lot of donations from a warehouse to one of their ministry houses, and painted fences at the apartments.
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  • The Colegrove Family

    Meet the 2021 WPC tuition raffle winners

    Each year the Wesleyan Parents Club (WPC) Tuition Raffle awards one family FREE tuition for the following school year. Parents, grandparents, neighbors, and friends are invited to purchase raffle tickets, and the winner is selected at the Wesleyan Artist Market. The Colegrove family won the 2021 WPC tuition raffle.
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  • March

    Model Arab League gives high school students a taste of governing and diplomacy

    Earlier this semester, a team of high school students and their sponsor Knoxie Roche, 11th grade girls chair, spent two days at Georgia State participating in the statewide Model Arab League. Schools are assigned Arab states to represent, and they spend two days working with other delegates to reach a resolution on a challenge or issue facing the region. This year, Wesleyan’s teams were assigned the countries of Lebanon and Djibouti.
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  • Wesleyan high school students place third in Georgia History Bowl State Championship

    Wesleyan School’s history club participated in the Georgia History Bowl State Championships in Athens earlier this month. This event brings together high school teams from all over the state and is part of the National History Bee and Bowl.

    The team of Will Fuller '22, Davis Olds '22, Drake Shook '22, Jackson Murphy '23 and Alexander Glover '23 placed third in the state. Ryan Pennington '22, Eva Rahman '23, Brady O'Shields '24, and Jackson Kennedy '25 formed Wesleyan’s second team and finished seventh in the state.

    Way to go, Wolves!
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  • Henry Moore '22

    STEM senior seminar students participate in Gwinnett Regional Science, Engineering, and Innovation Fair

    Three Wesleyan seniors recently participated in the 46th annual Gwinnett Regional Science, Engineering, and Innovation Fair. Over 500 students competed from across Gwinnett to qualify for the International Science and Engineering Fair.
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  • “All Shook Up” cast and crew members recognized by Shuler Hensley Awards

    On Thursday, March 24, the Shuler Henlsey Award nominations and recognitions were announced. Several members the Wolf Players winter production of “All Shook Up” were recognized.

    Brad Meyer, high school chorus director, received a nomination in the category of Music Direction, and will find out the winner in his category at the awards on April 21.  Wesleyan’s costume design team of Judy Beaman and Joan Rogers received an honorable mention for Costume Design. William Sabonis-Chafee received The Orbit Arts Academy Broadway University Scholarship.
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  • Wesleyan lower and middle school students take 1st and 2nd in GISA Virtual Art Show

    Earlier this month, three Wesleyan students were honored for their artwork in the inaugural GISA Virtual Art Show. 

    Piper Morris ‘27 won first place in the middle school painting category for her piece entitled “Nutmeg the Curious Dog.” Caroline Rountree ’27 placed second for her piece “Guilty Gatsby.”

    In the upper elementary painting category, Grace Galloway ’31 placed second for her piece “Fall Barn.”

    “This is a new statewide competition for middle and lower school students,” shared Meg Foster, director of fine arts. “We are thrilled to have three of our younger artists recognized at the state level for their incredible work!”

    Way to go Piper, Caroline, and Grace!
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  • Middle school TSA team places at state meet

    The Wesleyan middle school TSA team competed March 17-19 in Athens, GA in the Technology Student Association State Leadership Conference for middle and high school chapters. Georgia TSA has over 27,000 high school and middle school members.
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  • Savannah Johnson '23

    Wesleyan junior Savannah Johnson receives character award from Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

    The Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Savannah Johnson ’23 with the Chamber’s Character Award. The award seeks to honor “an outstanding student whose attitude and actions embody the chamber's mission, passion, and commitment to excellence and community action.” 
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  • Wesleyan Literary Team State Runner-Up at GHSA Literary Meet

    On Saturday, March 19, the Wesleyan Literary Team competed in the GHSA State Literary Meet. The Wolves finished the competition as the overall State Runner-Up. Congratulations to the whole team for a job well done. The team results include:

    Zach Russell ‘22, William Sabonis-Chafee ‘22, Carson Green ‘22, Philip Burns ‘23 - State Champion, Boys Quartet
    Zach Russell ‘22 - State Champion, Boys Solo
    Nadia Thieriot ‘22, Gigi Alembik ‘22, Rylie Jones ‘22 - State Runner-up, Girls Trio
    Tori Hedlund ‘22 - 3rd Place, Girls Solo
    Norah Bishop ‘22 - 4th Place, Rhetorical Essay
    Jackson Kennedy ‘25 - 4th Place, International Extemporaneous Speaking
    Davis Olds ‘23 - 4th Place, Humorous Oral Interpretation 
    Sarah Lim ‘22 - Participant, Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
    Norah Mukana ‘25 - Participant, Dramatic Oral Interpretation 
    Rachel Oh ‘25 - Participant, Personal Essay"
    Go wolves!
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  • Students and staff commissioned to domestic mission trips

    For the first time since 2019, Wesleyan joyfully and gratefully commissioned 120 students and staff to serve on five different mission trips. For the first time ever, all mission teams will be serving in the United States, and we look forward to cultivating relationships with ministry partners in our own country. During the commissioning service, students, staff, and parents heard a reflection from Corrie Nash, high school math teacher and assistant director of Christian life for service, prayed for our mission teams, and worshipped our faithful and good Father.
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  • Seventh grade scientists “burn” calories in walnut and marshmallow lab

    As seventh grade students study chemical reactions in human cells, they learned about how nutrients in foods are transformed into energy. We most often hear about calories corresponding with energy, so this unit led students to understand that a calorie is a unit of measurement for heat energy. Higher calorie foods create more heat energy than lower calorie foods, so students set out to learn which food has more calories- walnuts or marshmallows.
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  • Middle and high school band students receive district and state honors

    Congratulations to six high school band students and eight middle school band students who were recently recognized for their hard work and talent! After receiving nominations and enduring rigorous and highly competitive audition processes, students were selected for district honor band representing all schools in Gwinnett County, University of Georgia Midfest bands, and/or all state band representing all schools in Georgia.
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  • High school G.R.A.C.E. club visits Center for Civil and Human Rights

    The students in the G.R.A.C.E. Diversity Club recently visited the Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR).  While at the CCHR, students journeyed through various eras of the Civil Rights Movement and learned about experiences that changed the trajectory of our country.  They also learned about past and current human rights struggles from around the world.
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  • Pre-first students share the “reel-y” Good News in ‘Fish Tales’ musical

    As we enter this liturgical season of Lent, pre-first students reminded their captive audience of the “reel-y” Good News of the Gospel through puns, songs, and dance in their annual musical, “Fish Tales." Dressed in fishing attire and standing on a fish-covered stage in Bowen Cafetorium, students performed the beloved pre-first musical. “Fish Tales” is set at a fishing tournament, and the tournament organizer makes sure that while fishing, all competitors also hear the “reel-y” Good News of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
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  • Mikayla Coombs '17

    Mikayla Coombs ’17 named SEC women’s basketball scholar-athlete of the year

    Congratulations to Wesleyan alumna Mikayla Coombs ’17, who was recently named the Southeastern Conference women’s basketball scholar-athlete of the year! Coombs is in her second year playing for the University of Georgia (UGA) after transferring from the University of Connecticut, and she is pursuing a master’s degree in sports management. While at Wesleyan, Coombs led the varsity girls basketball team to a state championship in 2017, as well as state runner-up finishes in 2014 and 2016.
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  • Norah Bishop '22

    High school art students named finalists in All State Art Symposium

    This past weekend, four Wesleyan students were recognized as finalist at the All State Art Symposium in Columbus. Norah Bishop ’22, Audrey Gilliam ’22, Jocelyn Lopez ’22, and Lily Nydam ’23 were recognized.
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  • World history students visit Michael C. Carlos Museum

    Ninth grade world history students recently visited the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. Students were guided through the African, East Asian, Greek, Roman, and Egyptian exhibits, and they enjoyed lunch in the Emory cafeteria. The field trip enhanced and clarified the Asian themes recently discussed in class. For example, the tour guide showed students prints of the Great Wave produced during the Edo period, which the class discussed a week earlier.
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  • Top five items in the JOY Gala silent auction (live online NOW!)

    The JOY Gala is coming up this weekend! Bidding is live for the entire community, and you need not be present Saturday night to win items available online. 

    Here are the top five things you do not want to miss in the online bidding:
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  • February

    Chorus students participate in All State and Honor Chorus

    Over part of winter break, middle and high school chorus students traveled to Athens for All State Chorus, an annual gathering for which students must audition and be selected to participate. All State Chorus is Georgia’s highest choral honor for middle and high school students. Zach Russell ’22, William Sabonis-Chafee ’22, and Emma Mack ’27 were invited to participate after auditioning this fall. The students spent last weekend rehearsing with top singers from across the state leading to a concert at the Athens Classic Center.
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  • Guest speaker Davon Stack reminds students of God’s faithfulness

    On Thursday, Feb. 24, Davon Stack, director of junior high ministry at Perimeter Church, reminded middle and high school students of God’s faithfulness, referencing the story Joseph found in Genesis 37-41. Stack summarized Joseph’s story and emphasized that Joseph repeatedly found himself in less-than-ideal circumstances when it would have been easy to question God’s faithfulness; however, because of the gifts God gave Joseph, Joseph earned favor with Pharoah and was given charge of all of Egypt.
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  • Middle school reading bowl team wins Metro-Atlanta Private School Reading Bowl

    Congratulations to the middle school reading bowl team who won their recent competition at Greater Atlanta Christian (GAC) School! After six rounds of head-to-head competition with teams from GAC and Cornerstone, the Wesleyan team earned more points than any other team and was crowned the Metro-Atlanta Private School Reading Bowl champion!
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  • First grade students shine in “Three Piggy Opera”

    A beloved Wesleyan tradition continued, as first grade students performed the “Three Piggy Opera” in Bowen Cafetorium on Feb. 18 after much rehearsal. With catchy songs and colorful costumes, the first grade students shared the story of the three little pigs with clever characters and a few plot twists. Each student practiced their poise and public speaking skills by reciting his or her lines with confidence, and all students enjoyed singing the toe-tapping tunes.

    Bravo, first graders!
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  • Middle school math students get help from a furry friend

    Even if you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, as Mrs. Peebles and Mr. Kimberlin’s fifth-grade math classes learned recently, a dog can help teach math!
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  • Middle school homerooms honor Black History Month

    Middle school students and teachers collaborated to create banners and posters in celebration of Black History Month. Each fifth and sixth grade homeroom created timeline banners for an assigned decade of African American history, and each seventh and eighth grade homeroom created a handful of posters about influential African American leaders in different careers.
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  • High school robotics teams compete in state tournament

    Congratulations to our high school robotics teams on a strong showing in the state tournament! Both the A and B teams qualified for the tournament because of their impressive performances in regular season competition.
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  • Lower school students celebrate African American Hall of Fame

    In celebration of Black History Month, lower school students gathered in Bowen Cafetorium for the student-led African American Hall of Fame. Director of Diversity, Jennifer Pinkett-Smith opened the program, and senior Connor Carroll followed with an encouraging message about faithfulness. After Carroll’s message, each class or grade level shared about an influential African American or event that shaped and impacted American history. These included astronauts, poets, school integration, and many other notable individuals and events.
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  • Summer 2022 brings brand new camps to Wesleyan

    For more than 20 years, children ages 4-14 have enjoyed Wesleyan summer camps to play, grow, learn, and compete. Camps have always ranged from athletic development and artistic exploration to life skill improvement and academic readiness, but a handful of camps are brand new this summer! Register today to join us for your returning favorite or one of the new ones described below:
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  • Middle school art students create kintsugi pottery for a cause

    Middle school 3D art learned a new pottery technique recently that demonstrates how beautiful once-broken pieces are art can be when they are mended. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold and is built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art.
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  • Wesleyan sophomores participate in the Atlanta Invitation Case Studies program

    Over the weekend, members of the Wesleyan sophomore class and their parents participated in the Atlanta Invitational Case Studies (AICS). The Atlanta Invitational Case Studies Program is a collective effort of partner metro Atlanta college preparatory independent schools.
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  • T.I.E.D. Together lessons intersect with art lessons in pre-first grade

    Students in pre-first grade learned about the importance and goodness of skin during their recent T.I.E.D. Together lesson, and the lesson took a creative turn when students created completely original skin pantones using orange, black, and white paint.
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  • Wolf Players dance the weekend away in "All Shook Up"

    Two creative geniuses, separated by centuries, both enjoyed the spotlight again during the recent production of “All Shook Up” by the Wesleyan Wolf Players. Telling the Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” to the music of Elvis Presley, theater goers enjoyed a classic story of love, mistaken identities, and a few surprises along the way.
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  • Middle school students learn about task initiation with ARC team

    Task initiation is our ability to independently start a task, even when it is difficult or uninteresting. This executive skill is necessary for life and learning.

    “We all experience challenges with getting started at times,” said Karyn Vickery, director of academic support. “When our students are unable to get started in the classroom, precious time is wasted, and they can quickly fall behind.” 
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  • Guest speaker Ron Swift challenges middle and high school students to glorify God by being in relationship with Jesus

    Pastor Ron Swift recently spoke at middle and high school chapels, and he challenged students to glorify God by being in relationship with Jesus. Swift is an associate pastor at One Heart Church in Norcross, and with energy and courage, he encouraged students to remember that we each hold individual and collective responsibility for building God’s kingdom.
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  • 2015 Baseball State Championship

    Alumni spotlight: Q&A with Carter Hall '15, certified MLB agent

    Share a little about your story- what experiences or opportunities led you to your current role? 
    My story really started the day I was born. I have had the privilege to watch my dad coach at Georgia Tech since the day I was born, and I watched him impact so many lives. The days spent on that campus growing up and as a student-athlete is where my passion blossomed. After a spinal fusion my junior year at Georgia Tech, I knew my playing career was over, and I started to inquire about potential jobs in Major League Baseball front offices. I had conversations with a couple different teams, but I ultimately settled on the Blue Jays due to the thoroughness of their vetting process. I knew that if they took hiring this seriously, it was the place for me.
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  • Third grade performs "In Pursuit of the Fruits"

    On Wednesday, Feb. 2, third grade students performed "In Pursuit of the Fruits" on the Bowen Cafetorium stage. The fruit of Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) are woven throughout the play, and each class performs a portion of the play based on a children’s book or short story:
    • Students in Ms. Loftis’ class share the story of Jeff Brumbeau’s The Quiltmaker’s Gift.
    • Students in Mrs. Thomas’ class perform based on Max Lucado’s Best of All.
    • Students in Mrs. Hall’s class explain Eileen Spinelli’s Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch.
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  • College advising office hosts "Guide to Paying for College" event

    On Jan. 26, the college advising office hosted an online webinar with Erik Lips, associate director of financial aid at Emory University. Nearly 60 families attended the "Guide to Paying for College" event, and Lips brought his wit and expertise to the subject of paying for college. Lips presented on and discussed the cost of attendance (COA), expected family contribution (EFC), financial need, FAFSA, and categories, types, and sources of financial aid.

    Current Wesleyan families may view Lips' presentation here
     
    Thank you, again, to Mr. Erik Lips for being such a valuable resource to Wesleyan families.
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  • Vic Moore '01

    Alumni spotlight: Q&A with Vic Moore '01, CEO of Jets Aquatic Club

    Share a little about your story- what experiences or opportunities led you to your current role?
    As a student at Wesleyan, I was involved in all kinds of activities – I lettered in swimming, football, soccer, cross country, and track and field, and I even lettered for being the statistician for the basketball team. I was also involved in men’s chorus ensemble and various theater productions, and I learned the value of multi-activity training compared to single-activity specialization.

    After graduating from Wesleyan, I earned a spot on a college team where I competed and placed at NJCAA Nationals and was co-captain of a national runner-up team my second year, while also working as an assistant for the local youth swim team.

    I returned to Atlanta for graduate school and served as a community coach for Wesleyan football, swimming, and track and field.
     
    Since the fall of 2018, I have served as the CEO of the Jets Aquatic Club, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit specializing in providing swim programming to northeast Arkansas. I manage and direct day-to-day business operations, create and monitor monthly and annual budgets, oversee all Jets employees, fundraise, engage with the local business community, recruit and retain participants, and have a lot of lunch meetings. Additionally, I serve as head coach, so I train 25-30 elite athletes ranging from 10 to 40 years of age and work directly with assistant coaches to ensure development of future talent.
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  • January

    WPC Red Cross Blood Drive to benefit 267 patients

    On Friday, Jan. 28, the Wesleyan community came together to support the Red Cross by donating blood. The WPC event, led by parents Kirsten Bowen and Michele Venkatesan, welcomed 107 donors to Yancey Gymnasium, and the event yielded 89 pints of donated blood. On average, each pint corresponds to three patients receiving necessary and possibly life-saving blood, so the Wesleyan community will positively impact 267 patients! The Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade, so we are especially grateful for the Wesleyan blood donors.
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  • All Shook Up to feature repurposed motorcycle

    Audiences for the Wolf Players’ presentation of All Shook Up should be prepared for the intersection of Shakespeare and Elvis Presley… and a real motorcycle. Set in 1955, the story of All Shook Up retells Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night with Elvis-inspired characters, singing, and dancing, and Chad Simmons, technical director, knew that incredible props would elevate the performance. Simmons purchased a used 2002 Kawaski motorcycle, and Serena Wright, assistant technical director, deconstructed the bike and rebuilt it to be one of the key props driving the musical’s plot.
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  • Middle school students learn to build community by doing the little things

    As the spring semester begins to unfold, middle school students continue to learn about character formation and social growth through the “doing the little things” (DTLT) initiative. Some of the DTLT lessons from the fall are beginning to bear fruit, and now Joseph Antonio, middle school principal, is challenging students to expand and deepen their repertoire of “little things.”

    For example, during a recent DTLT assembly:
    • Antonio opened the gathering by sharing the story of the “little things” David was doing before being called to battle Goliath. In 1 Samuel 17, David is shuttling cheese and bread back and forth from the fields to the battle lines.
    • Samantha Hendrickson, middle school STEM teacher, shared how students “doing the little things” have impacted her during her first two years at Wesleyan.
    • Videos from the “McDaxley Brothers” offered advice on how middle school students can appropriately enter and exit conversations with adults.
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  • Maggie Smith '11

    Maggie Smith ‘11 recognized as Foreign Language Association of Georgia Teacher of Promise

    Maggie Smith '11, high school French teacher, was recently named the Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG) Teacher of Promise. This award recognizes a teacher in his or her first, second, or third year of teaching who shows the promise to be an outstanding teacher and leader in foreign language education. Smith is in her fourth year of teaching, but she was nominated last year when no award was given due to the pandemic. FLAG extended the award's term by one year.
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  • Lower school students celebrate spiritual life week

    Even when our eyes play tricks on us, the Word of God remains firm.

    That is the lesson lower school students learned last week during their annual Spiritual Life Week. Each day, lower school students attended special chapels led by David Laflin, illusionist and nationally renowned speaker. David reminded lower school students of the truths of God’s Word with a special spin on classic stories from the Bible.
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  • CaraMia Tsirigos '13

    Alumni spotlight: Q&A with CaraMia Tsirigos ’13, digital specialist for Nike

    Share a little about your story- what experiences or opportunities led you to your current role?
    After completing my career as a student-athlete playing softball at Indiana University, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in sports industry management at Georgetown University. While there, I worked three jobs: at the local Nike retail store, as a social media intern at an editorial startup SportTechie, and as a hitting instructor. I had always had big dreams of working in sports and hoped one day it would lead me to Nike corporate. When the MLB All-Star Game came to D.C., I volunteered with the hope of networking myself into a job in baseball. As luck would have it, my introductions lead me to take a job at Blast Motion, a sports tech startup in southern California. After almost three years at Blast Motion and a boss who pushed me to expand my social media skills into digital marketing and branding, I landed a job with my dream company, Nike. Life is funny that way. You can make all the plans you want, but I would not be where I am today without the support of my family, my friends, and my faith.
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  • Jennifer Noel featured in national art exhibition

    Artwork by junior Jennifer Noel was recently selected for a national art exhibition. Noel’s work, “Connected through the Chaos” is a work that explores the pandemic, masking, and how it has affected the community. Her art was one of only 200 pieces selected from nearly 1,700 submissions for the 2022 NAHS/NJAHS Juried Exhibition held annually in Washington, D.C. This year’s exhibition is being held virtually.
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  • Charles Mack '13

    Alumni spotlight: Q&A with Charles Mack ’13, University of Virginia football graduate assistant coach

    Share a little about your story- what experiences or opportunities led you to your current role?
    Growing up, I was always involved in the game of football. I always looked up to my coaches as mentors, leaders, and role models for good character. After graduating from the University of Richmond, I knew I wanted to stay involved in the world of football and leave a lasting impact like the men before me did. After working for a few years in various areas of college athletics like events, operations, and recruiting, I received the opportunity to be a graduate assistant coach for the football team at the University of Virginia. After earning my master’s degree this fall, I hope to take my experiences to full-time coaching.
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  • 2022 Georgia GOAL applications are now open!

    Applications for the 2022 Georgia GOAL income tax credit are now open and are expected to be utilized quickly this year. Now is the time to apply for your tax credit!
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  • Academic Resource Center to extend to ninth grade starting in the 2022-2023 school year

    Wesleyan’s Academic Resource Center (ARC) announced recently that beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, services will be extended to the high school beginning with ninth grade.

    “The ARC has been a great success in supporting middle school students and we are excited to extend that support into ninth grade beginning next school year,” said Karyn Vickery, director of academic support.
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  • Alumni spotlight: Q&A with Betsy Smith Freeburg ’08, University of Alabama at Birmingham volleyball head coach

    Share a little about your story- what experiences or opportunities led you to your current role?
    After graduating from Wesleyan in 2008, I started at the University of Florida (UF) where I was a member of three SEC championship volleyball teams and went to four NCAA Sweet 16s and one NCAA Elite 8. We had seven freshmen on the team during my redshirt senior year, and part of my role as captain was getting them acclimated and accustomed to our system. During that year, my coach told me that I would make a great coach someday, and I promptly told her I would never put my livelihood in the hands of 17-to-23-year-old women.
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  • Kayla Kim

    Kayla Kim and Isiah Hill honored as STAR student and teacher

    The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce has honored Kayla Kim as Wesleyan School’s STAR student for the 2021-2022 school year. In turn, Kayla 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 Dr. Isiah Hill.
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  • Troy Nguyen

    Troy Nguyen repeats as middle school spelling bee champion

    For the second year in a row, eighth grade student Troy Nguyen won the middle school spelling bee. Nguyen and runner-up Tom Hughes will move on to the first round of the GISA spelling bee on Feb. 3, 2022.
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  • Faculty complete community-building book study

    As part of Wesleyan’s pursuit of diversity and unity, some faculty members joined an optional book study focused on the community-building principles described in Charles Vogl’s The Art of Community. Faculty met four times during the fall semester and discussed the importance of belonging and some practices for creating a stronger sense of belonging. Director of Diversity Jennifer Pinkett Smith organized the book studies, and she and Acacia Kelly, fourth grade chair, led the discussion groups.
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  • Wesleyan honors departing staff member Jack Prettyman

    Last semester, the Wesleyan faculty and staff said goodbye to a beloved member of our team. Jack Prettyman faithfully served Wesleyan School for five years as an invaluable member of our staff, supporting our school community in a wide variety of capacities. Always ready with a smile and a helping hand, Jack will be greatly missed.  

    While our community will miss seeing Jack on a daily basis, we are proud to share where Jack’s next chapter in life, and a wonderful organization founded by his parents, Joy and Bill Prettyman. The Prettyman family has created an organization named Thrive Community.  Thrive Community is a God-centered post-high school vocational community for adults with special needs. 
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