News

2019

  • Pre-Order Middle School Supply Packs

    You may pre-order your Middle School Supply Pack HERE. These packs contain the supplies needed for the entire school year. Our kits save you lots of time shopping for school supplies and are competitively priced, too!
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  • Athletics Department Announces Personnel Changes

    The athletics department has made a few changes ahead of the 2019-20 school year. Ted Gilbreath has been announced as Interim Athletics Director, Virginia Seiler named Head Coach of the girls soccer program, and Michelle Pope has been promoted to Sports Information Manager.
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  • Instagram: StewTheVan

    Jared and Colton’s Excellent Adventure (Van)

    For their Senior Project, two Lovett students transformed a van into a sustainable, mobile, tiny-house.
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  • Lovett Student Wins 11Alive's "Oh Say Can You Sing" Contest

    Katie Fryburger '23 won 11Alive's "Oh Say Can You Sing" voting contest and sang the national anthem in front of thousands at the start line of the Peachtree Junior Road Race on July 3rd.
     
    Click here to watch Katie on 11Alive showing off her singing skills!
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  • New Student Uniform Fittings

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  • Lionbacker Golf Tournament Sponsor Registration

    The Annual Lionbackers Golf Tournament will be held at The Peachtree Golf Club on October 21, 2019.

    Registration for sponsors is now open: CLICK HERE
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  • Textbook ISBN List 2019

    CLICK HERE for this year's list. 
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  • Uniform & Book Pick-Up Announcements

    Uniforms
    Uniform Sales will begin August 1, 2019.
    Pre-orders placed from links below will be available for pick up after that date.  You will receive an email when they are ready to be picked up.

     
    New students should not use the Uniform links below to place an order as they will need to be fitted for proper garment fit.  
    New students will receive an email to set up a uniform appointment.  This is not required.  All new students are welcome to come in anytime beginning August 1 to try on and purchase uniforms.  


    Book Pick Up
    6th grade - 12th grade students should attend book pick up during one of these dates.
     
    Wednesday, August 7 
    Thursday, August 8
    Friday, August 9
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm  
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  • LionBackers Ladies Tennis Tournament Announced

    The LionBackers Annual Ladies Tennis Tournament will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    at the Lovett Tennis Courts. Join the fun! Entry includes lunch, prizes, and more! Tournament and court sponsorships are available at several affordable levels: click here to register today! 
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  • Alum Aaron Schunk '16 Drafted by Colorado Rockies

    Aaron Schunk ‘16 is heading to Denver! The former Lovett Baseball standout was the no. 62 overall selection of the Major League Baseball draft on Monday night, chosen in the second round by the Colorado Rockies. Schunk, a rising senior at the University of Georgia, is a finalist for the 2019 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award (a prestigious national collegiate honor) and was also a finalist for this honor in 2018. In his junior season, he started 55 of 63 games at third base for the Bulldogs and registered 12 saves and a 2.49 ERA as a relief pitcher. 
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  • Middle School Summer Work

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  • Debate Team National Tournament Results

    The Lovett Speech & Debate team had 7 students qualify for the National Catholic Forensic League Grand Nationals Tournament in Milwaukee, WI, over Memorial Day weekend. Congratulations to all qualifiers: Caroline Stubbs '19 and Alex Spitale '21 (not pictured) in Original Oratory, Peter Kessler '19 and Sloane Saxon '20 in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Dylan Shapiro '19 and Nikita Gupta '21 in Extemporaneous Speaking, and Grayson Blaske in Dramatic Interpretation.
     
    Out of over 200 debaters in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, rising senior Sloane Saxon made it past preliminary rounds on Saturday with a record of 4 wins and 1 loss to the first of the elimination rounds. 
     
    Lovett coaches, chaperones and judges attending the Milwaukee tournament: MK Waterman, David Abraham, Larken McCord, and Janet Rau. 
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  • Computer Science Students Design a "New Chicago"

     
     Students in two sections of CS I collaborated in a design challenge that involved 3D modeling, circuit building, and programming.
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  • Ms. Wingate, Physics Teacher of Dragons, To Retire

    Kaitlyn Garrett
     
    I’m always finding new things to read about and I really believe in the things we do in our everyday life and that we should base our decisions on data.
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  • 2019-20 Uniform Pre-Order Forms (returning students)

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  • Ms. Cole On Year One, And What's To Come

    Camille Summers

    I think my vision for Lovett is for us to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be. I think it’s looking at Mrs. Lovett’s idea of what progressive education was, which was so relevant 100 years ago, and still is today,
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  • Econ Class Studies The Impact Of Racism

    Georgia Norton

    "It’s easy to pretend this type of bias doesn’t exist, but it does, and it’s weird to see how much it affects things.”
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  • Dr. Sanders, Legendary Math Teacher and Wearer of Sweater Vests, To Retire

    Madison Thompson

    "I think for teaching, math was the discipline that I was naturally drawn to because just how nice and neat and tidy it is.”
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  • The Rewards Of Therapy

    Kaitlyn Garrett

    “I just wish there was someone new I could talk to about my problems,” one of my best friends confessed to me, and I think that many of us can relate.
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  • Addressing Climate, Connection, and Community with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

    Georgia Norton

    Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced shoe-tez-caht) Martinez has, at age 18, already accomplished more than most people might with their entire lives.
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  • Entitled To College? Lovett Experts Comment on the Scandal

    Madison Thompson

    “I think if you talk to anybody who works in this field, specifically this pipeline from high school to college, if they are speaking candidly they most people will likely say they were not surprised,” Ms. Sant told me.
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  • Striking For The Planet

    Madison Thompson

    “It’s our future!” “Save our Future, Save our Planet!” “The Climate Strike! March 15th!” These were a selection of slogans sketched in bright paint pens on poster boards a few Fridays ago.
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  • The Portman Family Middle School as a Teaching Tool


    Why are buildings like the Portman Family Middle School necessary for the health of the planet?  That was the question asked of all 6th-grade students when they were assigned to describe the sustainable features of the Middle School building.  Students read portions of the book
    Drawdown by Paul Hawken, participated in class discussions, and conducted independent research to understand the role that the LEED-certified building plays in nurturing a healthy planet.  They then worked in collaborative groups to synthesize their knowledge about sustainability and to create this immersive 360-degree tour of the Portman Family Middle School.  
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  • Lovett Student Wins at Sony World Photography Awards

    Zelle Westfall ’19 has won the title of Youth Photographer of the Year at the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards for her striking portrait Abuot.

    The Sony World Photography Awards is one of the world’s largest and most esteemed photography competitions and is now in its 12th edition. The 2019 Awards received a record-breaking 326,997 submissions from 195 countries.

    Click here for the complete press release.
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  • Hill House Horrors

    Campbell Key

    Every time I turned out the lights I thought something was out to get me. 
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  • Where Are They Now: Lovett Exchange Students

    Camille Summers

    It’s been a while, but it was interesting to see what they remembered, and what stuck out to them.
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  • Collaborative Spanish Service Project


    In a multi-division collaboration, third, fourth, eighth, and ninth-grade Spanish students created personalized Easter baskets, with handwritten notes in Spanish, for students that attend El Centro Catolico for tutoring in the afternoons. El Centro Catolico is part of an organization called LaAmistad, which is “the premier organization serving Latinos in Atlanta.” The Lovett students and Spanish teachers will deliver baskets directly to the El Centro Catolico children before the Easter holiday!
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  • Climate Activist Tim Guinee Clears The Air

    Georgia Norton

    "In order to make any big step forward, we need to start from where we are, so it’s important to understand where exactly that is.”
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  • Taught by Dr. Jane Goodall

    Third grade students in Mrs. Thornton's science class participated in a live Skype session with Dr. Jane Goodall.  She addressed several questions from students via twitter or message and also posed for a photo op. Students have been studying the effects of habit loss and how it affects adaptation in animal species.  Hearing about the research and importance of protecting Chimps from Dr. Goodall, further increased student's knowledge and awareness of the need to protect our natural environment.
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  • The Fun and Frustrations of Freshman PDC

    Campbell Key
    “It’s been a thing for so long, and everybody goes.” 
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  • Baseball Team Rocks Out

    Madison Thompson

    “We thought, there is no way The Rock is on I-75, just sitting there,” Will Seiler, Captain of Lovett’s Varsity Baseball team, told me.
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  • Finding Clownfish: Two Marine Bio Students Make History

    Madison Thompson

    This January, the Marine Bio Lab became the home to one of Lovett’s newest and biggest families, 40 baby clownfish. The adoptive parents of these little fish are seniors Charlie Hicks and Reagan Marshall, both marine biology interns and students in Dr. Reynold’s class.
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  • Footloose Tech Crew Helps Performers Dance In The Air

    Madison Thompson

    This year, twenty students from Lovett’s Tech theater class crewed the big spring production, controlling everything from the sound board to set movements. 
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  • Grueling Swim Practices Bring Success At State

    Georgia Norton

    “Yeah, we sort of never stop swimming,” said Cameron, “but it’s the only way to get better."
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  • Let's Hear It For The Boys and Girls Of Footloose

    Madison Thompson

    “After I do one show, I tend to want to start working on a show that’s completely the opposite, and that was Footloose,” Pitchford says. Not only was the 80’s classic grittier and darker then Peter Pan, but “Footloose is a musical with a lot of meaning,” she explains.
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  • Some Seniors Choose Alternate Sacred Texts For Graduation

    Madison Thompson

    “Just being so familiar with the Constitution will provide me with an…appreciation of the privilege of our basic rights,” Sam King says. “Hopefully, that will be the reason, and not because I’m in any sort of trouble.”
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  • 73 Questions (OK, 63) With Madison Thompson

    Kaitlyn Garrett

    Q: What do you do to prepare for a theatre production right before going on? A: Usually before I go on, I’ll vocally warm up which means making weird noises in a bathroom by myself.
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  • Coffee Talk

    Camille Summers

    “I started drinking coffee in freshman year, I believe. I’ve started drinking more coffee over time; I drink one cup everyday.  My parents drink coffee, so they don’t mind that I do.”
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  • College Counselor Brian Howard Keeps An Open Mind

    Kaitlyn Garrett

    “There’s a lot of support students receive right now and it changes in college and I plan to work in ways to support in that bridge,” he says.
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  • Stevie pictured with House Speaker David Ralston & Rep. Rhonda Burnough

    Student Serves the Georgia House of Representatives

    Freshman Stevie Bracey recently served as a Page for the Georgia House of Representatives where he had the opportunity to learn about state government and how it functions.

    A House Page serves the members by delivering important information and messages into the House Chamber… In addition to performing legislative duties, Pages will be able to observe lawmakers, governmental affairs consultants, staff, and constituents working together in the legislative process. (house.ga.gov)
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  • Sustainable Bee Garden & Outdoor Classroom

    For his Eagle Scout project, Junior Jonathan Wolle constructed a new observation space for the beehives in Lovett’s organic garden, which is behind the Physical Plant. Upper School Spanish teacher Angela Mitchell shared, “Jonathan did a remarkable job not only for the school, but also for his Eagle Scout project.”
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  • Acceptance, Love and Hope: A Conversation With Founder's Day Speaker Rev. Travis Helms

    Georgia Norton

    "It was [because of] Lovett that I realized I can kind of do anything. I can study poetry, be a preacher if I want; the most important thing is just that I learned to love learning.”
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  • "I'll Get It Done...Later": Dealing With Procrastination

    Campbell Key

    Everyone’s been in this situation: you’re sitting in your room, texting your friend, and then it hits you, and you sink down into your chair. You forgot to write the essay about The Catcher in the Rye your teacher told you about a week ago, and it’s due tomorrow, first period.
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  • Creating Magical Images with Lights & Photography

    "Photography III students programmed their cameras to the slowest possible shutter speed in order to exaggerate the movement of light in these mesmerizing pictures."
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  • Chelle Wabrek Named Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs

    Dear Lovett Community:

    I am delighted to share the news that Chelle Wabrek has accepted our offer to become Lovett’s new Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs and will assume her new role on July 1.
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  • 30-second Me

    "Students created short films comprised of 30, one-second shots which, taken together, tell the story of themselves and the places they frequent. Students wrestled with technical questions: What should I shoot? From what angle? How do I edit shots together? What music should accompany the images?"
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  • The Lower School Learning Tree

    "A Learning Tree mural and art installation now fills a wall in the Lower School ... Through words and images, it captures Lovett’s mission and commitment to learning, character, and community. Over the course of the past seven months, every student in the Lower School has played a role in bringing the tree to life."
     
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  • Ellington Chosen for GMEA

    Lovett's Ellington Jazz Ensemble was honored by being chosen as the only high school jazz ensemble in the state to perform for the Georgia Music Educator Association's Annual In-State conference on Friday, January 25 in Athens, GA! Below is the Ellington's program for this event.

    ELLINGTON JAZZ ENSEMBLE
    FROM THE LOVETT SCHOOL
    DIRECTOR: DR. TIM PITCHFORD

    The Lovett School is a small coeducational, kindergarten-twelfth grade independent school. Auditions to join the jazz ensemble are open for 9-12 graders at Lovett. In 2013, it became the first performing arts ensemble offered as an Honors class by the school. The Lovett School has placed as a finalist at Essentially Ellington four times and has appeared 5 times at Swing Central Jazz in Savannah, GA. 

    Corner Pocket...........................Freddie Green
    Aaron McFadden, trumpet; Noah Young, vibraphone; Brandon Holmes, tenor; Loren Bass-Sanford, piano

    La llama Azule.....................Bob Washut
    Harrison Rodriguez, trumpet; Loren Bass-Sanford, piano; Noah Young, vibraphone; Andrew Maddock, bari sax; 
    Jonathan Aris, drums; Holden Carson, congas

    Just One of Those Things.....................Cole Porter, arr. Buddy Bregman
    Avery Gipson, vocals

    Blue Ramble..........................Duke Ellington
    Byron Lathi, trombone; Harrison Rodriguez, trumpet

    Optimistic...................Radiohead, arr. Patty Darling 

    Anthropology......................Charlie Parker
    Featuring members of the Lovett Jazz Applied Faculty:
    John Sandfort, tenor saxophone; Rob Opitz, trumpet; Tim Pitchford, trombone; Justin Varnes, drums 

    Black Coffee...................Julie London, arr. Jon Harpin
    Avery Gipson, vocals; Galvin Feroleto, alto sax

    Latin American Sunshine......................Duke Ellington
    Loren Bass-Sanford, piano

    Back Bone.......................Thad Jones, arr. Mike Carubia 
    Byron Lathi, trombone; Galvin Feroleto, alto sax; Loren Bass-Sanford, piano; Harrison Rodriguez, trumpet
    Noah Young, vibraphone; Jonathan Aris, drums

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  • Engineering I Students Explore Architecture

    Engineering I students designed and built their own skyscrapers, applying engineering principles and using what they had learned about types of architectural design in the past and present. Some of the styles studied were Beaux-Arts, Art Deco, Modernism, Brutalism, Postmodernism, Deconstructivism. And Neomodernism.

    Models were built using Strathmore paper and glue. Students started out drawing a plan and elevation of their buildings and tailored their models based on their desired design aesthetic.
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  • Gettin' Paid

    Kaitlyn Garrett
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  • Lovett Football Players Sign to Play at the Collegiate Level

    (Left - Right)
    McLeod Buckham-White  for Columbia University
    KJ Wallace for The University of Notre Dame
    Will Seiler for The University of Pennsylvania
    Nick Jackson for The University of Virginia

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  • Student Spotlight: Joe Sear ‘19

    Every January, Lovett sophomores are invited to apply for one of three diploma distinctions--akin to a college major--in Global Studies, Service & Leadership, or Sustainability. Joe Sear ‘19 is on track to graduate with a distinction in Global Studies, representing five semesters of intentional co-curricular activities, readings, reflections, and classes designed to be perspective-broadening and empathy-building.
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