Whitefield Academy Blog
Summer is an excellent time to take advantage of different performances around Kansas City! All of these performances are family friendly, and the majority of them feature local talent!
Good evening. Looking back on these past thirteen years, I am overwhelmed with emotions: laughter, gratitude, embarrassment, some sadness, wistfulness, frustration, confidence, joy, and love. But I am also able to realize how many people have helped bring my classmates and me where we are today. My family is of course one of the greatest influences on my life, but their work might have been for nothing if it were not for my classmates, classical ideas, and teachers. Together, these people have heightened the merits of classical education, and in so doing, they have taught me numerous lessons. It seems to me that perhaps the most valuable things I have learned from them are how to constantly model Christ’s love, how to discuss, and how to actually think, and as I reflect on them today, I know that they are lessons that will not leave me for the rest of my life.
If you didn’t know it already, May is National Summer Camp Flyer Month. It is in this month that flyers start to creep into backpacks and onto refrigerators from schools, libraries, and churches. Coincidentally, it is also the month that I become “no fun Mom.”
Whitefield Academy was blessed this year with six students achieving the status of valedictorian. Two students from this group were chosen to address their class at graduation. Here, Megan Dykstra shares her valedictorian address:
Summers fly by. My twin first grade daughters and I start talking about summer goals in April and May. Last summer they each wrote a Top Ten Wish List of the things they wanted to do. This summer we decided to follow a theme: parks. One Hundred Parks this summer is our goal.
Spring break is over, and we are entering the home stretch toward summer! Time for your teens to start figuring out a summer job that will fill their hours and their wallets, plus learn some valuable life lessons. Here are some tried and true ideas for jobs that will keep your teen occupied all summer long.
Gone are the days, unfortunately, of working in the fields all summer. Now, as parents/cruise directors, we have to make sure that our kids are filling the lazy summer hours with activities that are brain-stretching rather than brain-rotting. Here is a slew of great tips and links to free and smart summer fun in Kansas City.
On March 14, 2019, five Spanish 3 Whitefield Academy seniors and I got on a plane and flew to Guatemala. We went to work alongside the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Guatemalan staff to share how the Lord has changed our lives (in Spanish!) through soccer camps for kids and through sharing the Gospel with our testimonies. As God usually sees fit, He used this trip to reveal more of Himself to us as well.
Whitefield Academy Blog Choosing a school for your children can seem like an overwhelming decision.Even at the early age of 4 or 5, choosing a kindergarten typically decides which elementary school your children will attend which leads to which middle school they will...
“Bullet, Bullet, Bullet!” is the hopeful chant ringing from my basement. No need for alarm, my kids are just in 11th place on Mario Kart Wii and hoping desperately to get the “bullet” that will rocket them to the front of the race. After an overdue basement clean-out, we unearthed a dusty Wii system that, after ten years of inactivity, surprisingly still worked! Newly introduced to the excitement of racing Luigi and Baby Peach through digital lands like Moo Moo Meadows and the ever formidable Rainbow Road, our kids quickly found their “need for speed.”