Articles By: rardell

“Tell it like it is, make it what it can be” – Waynflete hosts sixth annual New England Youth Identity Summit

There was much to be hopeful for as students arrived on campus on a sunny Saturday morning in April. The 2022 New England Youth Identity Summit, presented by Waynflete, Third Thought Initiatives for Civic Engagement, valo, and Seeds of Peace...

New and updated electives coming for the 2022–23 academic year

Waynflete's Upper School faculty and administrators have designed an exciting range of new and updated electives for the 2022–23 academic year! New and revised classes include: Poverty, Marginalization, and Public Service Economics and American Capitalism Global Ethics and Public Policy...

Waynflete hosts sixth annual New England Youth Identity Summit

Waynflete hosted the sixth annual New England Youth Identity Summit on April 2. This year’s event drew almost 200 students, teachers, and volunteers from six states—including at least 15 Maine high schools—for a full day of learning, listening, and community...

Waynflete Writers’ Guild publishes all-school edition of Flyer Wire

The latest issue of Flyer Wire is now available, for the first time featuring student artwork and writing from all three divisions! View the latest edition

Bill Nemitz pens op-ed on The Perspective Project

"Bright, motivated high school kids with lots of questions. It doesn’t get any better than that." Portland Press Herald opinion writer Bill Nemitz's article "Deepening their young perspectives, one invite at a time" appeared in the March 27 issue of...

Waynflete’s science olympians seek to extend the streak

Upper School science enthusiasts will soon travel to Orono to compete in the Maine State Science Olympiad. Waynflete teams have won seven of the last eight annual competitions. Read a recent Press Herald article about Waynflete's Science Olympiad program

The Perspective Project welcomes journalist Bill Nemitz

Upper School students recently hosted renowned Maine journalist Bill Nemitz in a discussion focused on "the age of misinformation." Mr. Nemitz’s storied career as a Maine journalist began in 1977, when he first worked as a freelance journalist for the...

Susana Hancock ’03 tackles the Arctic

Susan Hancock '03 was recently the subject of a lengthy profile in the Portland Press Herald. Susana's work in the area of climate change, in addition to her physical fitness developed through decades of rowing competition and coaching, have led...

When is your young child ready to talk about race?

By Laurel Daly, Lower School Librarian  Are young children ready for conversations about race and racism? Research shows that by six months old, babies begin to notice differences in skin color, eye shape, and hair color/texture. By four years of...

Black Heroes Project: Memory Quilt

By Carrie Chamberlain, Middle School assistant The Middle School recognized and celebrated Black History Month by reintroducing the Black Heroes Project through the lens of a “memory quilt.” Students and advisors participated in the activity, which spanned over a two-part...

The Perspective Project welcomes AAJC President John Yang

Waynflete's student-led Perspective Project yesterday hosted John Yang, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC). The online event was the second to address this year's theme of “The Age of Misinformation.” The evening concluded with a Q&A...

Waynflete launches “Can We? In the Classroom”

By John Holdridge Director, Third Thought Initiatives for Civic Engagement Produced by Third Thought Initiatives for Civic Engagement, The Can We? Project brings students together to practice the skills of dialogue across political differences. Originally conceived as standalone weekend retreats...

5 Tips That Support Math Success

By Vanessa Churchill, Lower School Math Learning Specialist  So much has changed in mathematics, and with these changes come plenty of questions about the  new math.” What defines this new approach to teaching students, how does the learning process take place,...

The Perspective Project welcomes Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah

The Perspective Project's recently hosted guest speaker was Dr. Nirav Shah, Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control. Formerly the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, Dr. Shah was appointed as the Director of Maine CDC in...

Upper Schoolers participate in Maine All State Jazz Band

Congratulations to Max Polsky '23 and Oscar Twining '23, who last weekend participated in the Maine All State Jazz Band! Max and Oscar traveled to Bangor High School for three days of rehearsal and performance. While rehearsing the band on...

Indoor archaeological dig

By Lindsay Clarke In sixth-grade history, students recently used artifacts rather than documents as their primary sources for studying the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean region. To build a foundation for this study, their fall archaeology unit allowed them to...

“Character Strong” program introduced in the Lower School

Home station advisers and School Counselor Johanna Anderson were excited to launch the “Character Strong” program in all Lower School grade levels this year. Supported by interactive activities, books, and music, the curriculum focuses on fostering resilience and social emotional...

Middle School musicians and singers perform for live indoor audience for the first time in two years

Middle School musicians and singers recently performed for a full-house audience in Franklin Theater for the first time since December 2019. This was the first experience with ensemble music making for sixth graders since the Grades 4 and 5 Chorus...

Waynflete hosts 24-hour theatre fest

Congratulations to the 45 brave, talented, and gracious students from five local high schools (Waynflete, Bonny Eagle, Scarborough, Greely, and Morse) who participated in Saturday's 24-Hour Theatre Fest! This is the seventh year that Waynflete has hosted the event, which...

Press Herald Names Waynflete’s Fall Athletes of the Year

Congratulations to Elli Howerton-Lynch (field hockey) and George Fahey (golf) for being named Waynflete's Fall Athletes of the Year by the Portland Press Herald. Read the Press Herald article

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