Whitefield Academy Blog
Every year at Whitefield Academy, one of our Juniors gives an address to honor and remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
Membranous, scaled, leather-like, and horny. These are the four types of wings found in the insect world, and it is actually fascinating! This fact makes the following so shocking.
In the middle of my engaging lecture on different types of wings, a hand shoots up. As a teacher, we always hope and assume that students are completely riveted by our subject matter. It is with this assumption that I call on this Biology student.
When the first day at a new school comes around, the entirety of the focus is on the student. Be sure to have the right backpack and lunch box, know where your classroom is, and most of all, make new friends! It’s tempting for parents to cover up with sunglasses and drive through the carpool line (very slowly of course) without giving a second thought to the parents in the cars flanking us, but who’s reminding the parents that we need to make new friends too?
Good morning everybody! My name is Caitie Dugan, and I am the Student Body President this year. I was asked to give the charge to the 7th graders, and I am so excited to be here!
As Whitefield Academy enters our 25th year, so many exciting things are happening. But one of the most exciting things is that as we grow older, we are finding that many of our graduates are having children who they are now enrolling at Whitefield. In fact, this year we will have five children of alumni enrolled!
Math did not come easily to me in school. I remember being bored with long division. I found it difficult to concentrate on the problem-solving processes that we were taught. So many steps and so much room for error. I found myself getting frustrated. I could barely engage long enough to finish my worksheets.
My family and I were in North Carolina recently at the beach. While I sat in my chair with eagle eyes on my four and six year olds who were “surfing,” I was distracted by a gaggle of six teenage girls walking past me. They were walking in the surf in three pairs. Each girl had her phone out and was taking a selfie. At one point, one pair stopped with the selfies and decided to take turns filming each other spinning, checked the video, spun again, checked the video, spun a third time, and then continued on with the walking and selfies.
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.”