Articles Categorized: Middle School

Every student needs more this year

If you have concerns about your child catching up or measuring up after COVID last year, you aren’t alone. At Waynflete, we meet every child where they are, and we know every child needs all the face-to-face interaction and support...

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...

Third Annual Waynflete Chamber Music Festival

Waynflete hosted its third annual Chamber Music Festival on Sunday, March 7. This event was a big milestone for the school—the performance by the Upper School Chamber Ensemble was the the first live musical performance in Franklin Theater since January...

Celebrating Black heroes

The Middle School recognized and celebrated Black History Month in February with the first-ever Black Heroes Project. After a presentation from Middle School Director Divya Muralidhara about two of her heroes (Jacqueline Woodson and John Lewis), students and faculty were...

Intern Mohamed Kilani creates inspirational artwork at Waynflete’s remote hub

With support from the Winter Break Community Engagement Fund (established by the McKeen Center for the Common Good), Bowdoin senior Mohamed Kilani has been interning at Waynflete over the past few weeks. Mo is pursuing a double major in Hispanic...

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...

10 Tips for Guiding Your Child Through the Middle School Years

By Divya Muralidhara (Middle School Director) The years of early adolescence are full of change and challenge. At Waynflete, we see this juncture as one of profound growth and discovery. Our students are leading community drives, working with younger peers,...

9 Proven Ways to Get Kids to Succeed in and Love Middle School

By Betsy Langer (Middle School history) Middle school parents know that it’s just not realistic to expect their sixth-graders to sit still, stay quiet and focused, and listen to a teacher for 50 minutes. At Waynflete, we know that middle...

7 Ways to Reduce Middle Schooler Stress and Improve Their Ability to Learn

By Kate Ziminsky (Middle School seminar instructor) Life can feel overwhelming to the middle schooler who is navigating longer periods of focused attention on academics, working to balance extracurricular activities with homework, and beginning to chart a course toward adulthood...

Books in the Middle School curriculum addressing racial justice

We checked in with three Waynflete middle school teachers recently to discuss some of their favorite books on the subject of racial justice... Alyssa Goodrich: "I love teaching The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas because this novel meets eighth...

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