Articles Categorized: Lower School

First Pachanga of the school year

We were happy to observe a sea of smiling faces at the first Lower School Pachanga of the year! [gallery columns="2" link="file" size="medium" ids="86202,86201,86200,86199,86198,86197,86196,86195,86194"]

Every student needs more this year

If you have concerns about your child catching up or measuring up after COVID-19, you aren’t alone. At Waynflete, we want every child to love school and are committed to meeting every child where they are. We are doing what...

Waynflete announces 2022 Drake Award and Klingenstein Alumni Award recipients

Waynflete is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Drake Award and the 2022 Klingenstein Alumni Award. We will celebrate these exceptional members of our community during Reunion Weekend on May 13, 2022. Bonnie Docherty ’90 2022 Klingenstein Alumni...

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

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...

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,...

“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...

Artist, educator, and former Chief of the Penobscot Nation Barry Dana visits campus

Students in Waynflete's 2-3 program have been focusing on the Wabanaki of Maine and will continue to do so throughout November. Their study is enhanced by guests from the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Micmac, and Maliseet tribes. We were lucky to recently...

Farm-to-foods study in 4-5

Students in Waynflete’s 4–5 program are currently engaged in a “Farms to Foods” study. Their work focuses on aquaculture, vermiculture, botany, and food systems, along with related climate impacts. Last week, a group of 59 students visited Merritt Island Oyster...

Convocation 2021

Read Head of School Geoff Wagg's Convocation remarks below, or watch a video of the event. Welcome to our opening Convocation for the 2021-2022 school year.  I would like to begin with acknowledging that we are gathered today on the...

2-3 students take direct action to keep our oceans clean

This spring, faculty members in the Lower School’s 2-3 program added an environmental unit to their yearlong maritime study, with a focus on marine debris. Teachers reached out to staff at the Rozalia Project, an organization that is committed to...

2-3 students design memorable gifts for their 4-5 friends

2-3 students recently made beautiful clay medallions for 4-5 students as a service project. Student names are on inscribed on one side—shoe tread impressions are on the other.

The Reading Without Walls Challenge

During his tenure as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang challenged young readers to open their eyes to new ideas and experiences by initiating the Reading Without Walls Challenge. Readers are encouraged to step outside their...

More faces on campus!

It was a big week for Waynflete students in grades 7–12! After careful consideration, and in line with CDC guidelines, we increased the percentage of students attending classes in person from 50 to 75 percent. (Students in preschool–grade 6 have...

4-5 Neighborhood Collage Triptychs

As part of our Harlem Renaissance unit, 4-5 Art students studied the work of Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden. Using recycled materials, students created a collage triptych in the style of Bearden’s “The Block,” a six-panel collage of his Harlem...

State of the School 2021

On February 11, Head of School Geoff Wagg gave a virtual State of the School address to the Waynflete community from the Klingenstein Library in the Lower School. Geoff reviewed the past year, outlined the elements that will help shape...

Antonio Rocha brings storytelling talents to Waynflete to help celebrate Black History Month

In celebration of the art of storytelling and Black History Month, we were happy to have Antonio Rocha join us for a Lower School Assembly. This event was made possible by the Class of 1970 Guest Speaker and Visiting Artist...

Starry Night in EC

When the EC Loons returned from winter break, they dove into a study of Vincent van Gogh's artwork. After looking closely at a number of his paintings, the children showed heavy interest in "Starry Night." They looked at other artists...

EC–5 art show

Early Childhood–Grade 5 artwork is currently on view in the Klingenstein Library. The Loon Pod in EC have been looking closely at the artwork by Vincent Van Gogh. While studying "Starry Night," the students were interested in the swirls in...

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