Membean is a vocabulary learning website that is new to the Wesleyan curriculum. It was piloted last year in the eleventh grade British Literature classes. Since there was positive feedback, the English department decided to make it a school wide assignment. Each week, students must achieve a certain number of minutes of studying vocabulary. Research shows that by learning vocabulary in different fashions repetitively students will be ensured to retain what they have studied. Keep Reading
The countdown to homecoming has already begun, and this year’s theme is Ancient Civilizations: A Celebration for the Ages.
During Homecoming week, students dress up for different themes each day, and Friday is focused on the Ancient Era. Each grade has a different theme all contributing to the big picture of Ancient Civilizations. On Friday, seniors will become ancient figures and rulers, juniors will transform into the structures and ancient artifacts, sophomores will be the building blocks of society and freshmen will take on the end of an era.
Wesleyan cheerleaders have been practicing all month to get ready for Friday Night Lights. It is only the beginning of the season and the cheerleaders have already shown what they can do. With outstanding stunts, tumbling and new routines, they are ready to cheer on the Wolves.
For the first time ever, freshmen were able to make the varsity level squad. In addition to the six freshmen on the varsity squad, there are three sophomores and three juniors that are new to the varsity team. All together they have made for a great group to cheer on the Wolves to victory.
Cheer coach Alex Bufton said, “There is a lot of skill on this squad, so it will be very exciting to watch the girls do more challenging stunts, tumbling and dance routines.” The squad spent every day of their final week of summer practicing to learn higher level cheers.
This past 2016-17 school year was one to remember. Take a trip down memory lane as the Green & Gold staff looks back at some of the most memorable events of the year!
August: The Rio Olympics was a huge success for the United States, with 46 gold medals, 37 silver medals and 38 bronze medals. The 2016 Summer Olympics also featured countless historic and memorable moments such as gymnast Simone Biles’ breakout performace with the “Final Five” women’s gymnastics team and Michael Phelps’ final Olympic Games and record breaking accumulation of his 23rd gold medal. On Aug. 8, Freshmen and Seniors ventured to Carolina Point for the pre-school Freshman Retreat. New students were introduced to Wesleyan culture and get to know new friends and peer leaders. Keep Reading
David Andrews, class of 2011, has made many football achievements. Starting at Henderson Stadium, then playing at Sanford Stadium at the University of Georgia and lastly in the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX at Superbowl LI. Keep Reading