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List of 20 news stories.

  • Campus Construction Update

    The Wesleyan campus is beginning to look a lot different! Check out these photos to see the progress that we've made at the Hoyt Family Athletic Complex.
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    High School Honors Day

    High School Honors Day historically has been our time to recognize high school students and faculty who have gone above and beyond in support of their peers, faculty, and the Wesleyan community. Although we could not gather to celebrate in person this year, we are excited to unveil this year’s award recipients as voted on by the high school faculty. Award recipients are listed below in the order they would have been presented at the traditional ceremony.
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  • Middle School Honors Day

    Dear Middle School Students, Parents, and Faculty, 
     
    Middle School Honors Day historically has been our time to recognize middle school students and faculty who have gone above and beyond in support of their peers, faculty, and the Wesleyan community. Although we could not gather to celebrate in person this year, we are excited to unveil this year’s award recipients as voted on by the middle school faculty. Award recipients are listed below in the order they would have been presented at the traditional ceremony.
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  • Virtual 8th Grade Chapel

    This morning, the middle school honored and celebrated the class of 2024 by participating in a virtual version of 8th grade chapel. for the link to the full video. 
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    Middle and High School Iron Wolf Awards

    This week we want to pause and recognize a number of students who have contributed to our Wesleyan community in a variety of ways.
     
    Today, we honor and celebrate our students who have earned the distinction of Iron Wolf. The Iron Wolf Award is given annually to students who participate in three seasons of after school arts and/or athletics activities. Participation in these activities is an absolutely critical part of the Wesleyan School model. In order to provide the range of opportunities that schools two or three times our size offer, we must rely on students who are willing to be involved in the life of the school beyond the classroom and who are willing to try new things and be stretched outside of their comfort zone. In addition to our extra-curricular model, this type of broad participation is beneficial both developmentally and experientially. This is a great time in life for students to try new things, to resist the cultural push to specialize in one area, and to embrace the positives of being well-rounded. When students and families are on our campus for practices, events, concerts, games, and competitions, it fosters a strong sense of community, which is one of the great strengths of our school. As students get older, being an Iron Wolf becomes more challenging as course loads become more difficult, extended seasons begin to overlap, and life simply becomes more complicated.
     
    We want to thank these students and their families for their steadfast commitment and dedication to being involved in the life of the school.
     
    Please watch the special messages below:
    •  by Chris Cleveland
    •  by Meg Foster
    •  by Marc Khedouri 
     
    See the list below for our Iron Wolf recipients for the 2019-55彩票 school year.
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  • Chamber Singers Perform Virtual Spring Concert

    The Wesleyan Chamber Singers proudly present a Virtual Spring Concert. These songs were learned and recorded individually by our students. The tracks have been combined to create this virtual performance. We hope you enjoy!
     
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    Suits Organizes Drive for Local Food Pantry

    When she saw a news story on television about food insecurity being exacerbated during the global coronavirus pandemic, Wesleyan junior Lindsey Suits knew she wanted to help. On a run one afternoon – after her distance learning schoolwork was completed, of course – Lindsey was inspired by an idea a neighbor had used in the past to help fight hunger.
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    Fourth Grader Coleman Spreads Encouragement with Girl Scout Cookies

    During this time of distance learning and extra time at 55彩票, even our youngest Wesleyan students are giving back to their communities. Camille Coleman, a Wesleyan fourth grader, thought of a creative (and tasty!) way to give back to front line healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
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    Another Live Streaming Concert by Shaky Jane - Thursday, May 14

    Guess what, Wesleyan! We’ve got another Shaky Jane concert for you!
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    Pursell Organizes "Bags of Hope" for Local Seniors

    Upon learning that, like others across the country, seniors living at Mount Vernon Towers were unable to maintain their normal activities due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wesleyan junior Avery Pursell and her National Charity League (NCL) class jumped into action.
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    Lizzie McIntosh ’14 Featured in AJC

    Lizzie McIntosh ’14 has spent the last few years living in France; learning the language and working as an au pair for a French family. She recently wrote an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution reflecting on the quarantine in France and the hope that comes with the arrival of spring. .
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    Distance Learning Spotlight: Sixth Grade Math

    Middle school math teacher and sixth grade girls chair Laura Siron took an innovative approach with her math class as she is teaching her students about triangles. She turned her dining room into a courtroom setting and put triangles “on trial” to see whether they were congruent or not congruent. The students collected the evidence before the trial and then took turns being lawyers or witnesses to talk about why the triangle should be congruent or not congruent. See below for videos explaining the project!
     
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  • Senior Honors Day

    Colossians 3:17 tells us, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” While we are thankful for the unique gifts, talents, and hard work of every member of the class of 55彩票, Senior Honors Day historically has been our time to recognize seniors who have gone above and beyond in support of their peers, faculty, and the Wesleyan community. Although we could not gather to celebrate in person this year, we are excited to unveil this year’s award recipients as voted on by the high school faculty. Award recipients are listed below in the order they would have been presented at the traditional ceremony.
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  • Distance Learning Project Spotlight: Middle School Physical Education

    During distance learning, physical education has also adjusted to an online format. Sixth grade chair and P.E. teacher Justin Krueger took some time to explain how he is approaching P.E. for his students.

    “For P.E., we have been providing our students body-weight workouts they can do at 55彩票 through a program called TeamBuildr. It allows the students to complete questionnaires and surveys about their nutrition, sleep, and progress on the exercises. We can also track all of those answers in real time.”
     
    “Additionally, each P.E. teacher has made multiple demonstrations and/or challenge videos for the students which provide them with activities that can be done at 55彩票. This promotes staying active and competitive, whether it be by themselves or with a family member.” (See below for videos):



    “Then, we are doing live class check-ins with students to see how they are doing and provide coaching cues and pointers for their workouts during. We have also had some students stop in for office hours to clarify things about the workout and techniques, or just to catch up!”
     
     
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    Schiller Launches "Signs for the Frontlines"

    This week, Wesleyan students K-12 collectively showed their support for frontline healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic. “Signs for the Frontlines,” a project created and fully executed by Wesleyan junior Carson Schiller, invited students in grades K-12 to submit artwork demonstrating their support for the heroes working day in and day out at Northside Hospital here in Atlanta.
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  • College Admission Decision Highlights for the Class of 55彩票

    The Wesleyan class of 55彩票 was accepted to 108 different colleges and universities and will attend 52 of those schools where they hope to realize not only an academic fit but also a place where they may grow emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

    A sampling of the schools 55彩票 graduates will be attending includes Auburn University, Clemson University, Emory University, George Washington University, Georgia College, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University, Tulane University, Villanova University, Virginia Tech, Washington and Lee University, College of William and Mary, and Yale University.

    Please click here to see the full list of acceptances with matriculation.
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    Wesleyan Concludes Final Chapel For Seniors

    Today, May 1, marks what would have traditionally been the last day of school for the Class of 55彩票. This senior class has been a remarkable gift to Wesleyan, and we are grateful beyond words for the many ways they have been a blessing to our community.
     
    Though this year has unfolded in unique and unpredictable ways, to say the least, there is still so much to be thankful for. Today we are particularly grateful for the Class of 55彩票, and we dedicate this recorded chapel to our incredible senior class.
     
    A special thank-you goes out to the Chapel Team seniors for leading our service today, and for all the time, energy, and passion they have devoted to leading us in worship through the years. And a final word of gratitude to senior Aubrey DeAugustinis for sharing her beautiful message with us today. 
     
     
    Chapel Team Seniors – Jamarcus Davidson, Javy Martinez, Rachel McFarland, Izzy Rodriguez, Donovan Simmons, Lizzy Stainback, Braden Thorne, Colton Villa, Jacob Walton, and Skyler Williams.
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    Distance Learning Spotlight: Lower School Math

    Even at a distance, lower schoolers keep working hard on their schoolwork, including math.
     
    Wesleyan’s lower school is blessed with a dedicated math resource teacher, Liz Smith, responsible for overseeing math curriculum in grades kindergarten through fourth grade. In this time of distance learning, Mrs. Smith has worked with each grade level team to provide math instructional videos and resources to accompany math assignments students are working on from 55彩票.
     
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    Brad Williams and Friends Live Streaming Concert on May 1 at 7 p.m.

    Get your dancing shoes on and your requests ready, Wesleyan! We are excited to announce that tomorrow night (Friday, May 1), Wesleyan’s own Brad Williams and friends will be streaming a live, 100% socially distanced concert direct from Lencke Theater on campus. 
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  • Distance Learning Project Spotlight: High School Spanish

    This season of distance learning has been a period of transition and change for students and teachers alike. In this series on distance learning projects, we will highlight classes that have used unique projects to keep students engaged while learning their respective course material at 55彩票.
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