Whitefield Academy Blog
Whitefield Academy families are creative and resourceful when it comes to our new, if temporary, COVID-19 lifestyle.
During the fall of 2019, approximately 300 Robotic teams competed throughout the Kansas City metro area, and the top 44 teams competed in January 2020 for the chance to go to Houston, TX for the World Competition. The Whitefield Lions Robotic Team earned a spot as a top 44 team and competed with the best of the best in the KC area.
Choosing a Pre-K or Kindergarten is a very important decision to make for your child. Finding a safe and happy place with a positive and encouraging learning environment will set your child up for success as they further their education.
Our family started attending Whitefield Academy for the first time this school year. Up until this time, I had homeschooled our four girls. Being able to focus on the foundational spiritual health of my girls has always been an integral part of our parenting and schooling. We prioritized and carved out time to do devotionals together, pray together, and read inspiring stories of saints who have gone before us and who have made a difference for Christ in their time and age. But more than anything else, we wanted our girls to know of a God who loves them, is near to them and who is constantly pursuing them. In the midst of the flexibility of the homeschool environment, we gave them opportunities to respond and have conversations to discuss these very important spiritual matters.
Every year, Whitefield Academy juniors write and deliver homilies based on Scripture in front of the entire upper school. This homily was given by Olivia Chace on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
I remember a few months ago, I was walking to class upstairs and heard Kyla ask Mr. Castro a question: The quintessential, ‘What is love?’ So I went to my class, which Mr. Castro was teaching, and we had a discussion about the question of what love is and how to love. Initially I thought it would be a pretty easy question to answer, but I was wrong. Just like God, love is complex, and there’s so much to know about it that it’s impossible to understand in many lifetimes or in one chapel. So, what I’ll be speaking about is the nature of love based on a passage in 1 John, how that message about love can shape us at Whitefield, and why we should marvel at it.
The following post is edited from a speech given by the Whitefield Academy Head of Math and Science, Sarah DeConink.
Math is often categorized as a collection of patterns and comparisons. Some people describe it as a language of order. Both of these are true, but math is so much more than patterns and order. Mathematics in a classical Christian school is primarily considered not a boring requirement but an art that conveys the beautiful and poetic expression of creation while developing virtue in the individual who carries the mantle of studying it.
A few weeks ago, while I was a work, I received a text from my daughter’s kindergarten teacher. My daughter, Olive, had written a hymn and had requested to perform it in front of her class. Her teacher obliged and sent me a video.
Each year, since my kids were babies, we have given them a special book or two for Christmas. Now Christmas isn’t the only time of year my kids receive books as gifts, but the books they are given at Christmas are unique from other books they get throughout the year. At the end of their childhood I want them to have an exceptional collection of books that represent not only quality children’s literature but works that are unique, creative, and inspiring. Books that they will want to return to time after time. Books that they will want to share with their own children someday. I call them coffee table books for kids. The following are a few of my favorites. Some you may have heard of, but hopefully there will be at least a few new ones for you to explore.
We wore the 4:45am practice like a badge of honor when I was on the rowing team in college.
Whitefield Academy BlogThis Christmas, my robot servant, Alexa, has been hard at work playing Christmas songs. “Alexa?” Silence. “Alexa?” Silence. “ALEXA?!” “Beep boop.” “Play Josh Groban Christmas songs.” “Shuffling Christmas songs by Josh Groban.” What Child is...