Articles Categorized: Middle School

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...

New artificial turf field installed at Fore River Fields!

The brand-new artificial turf surface is now complete on Hall Field at the Fore River Campus! The updated field will be a significant benefit for our lacrosse, soccer, field hockey, and ultimate frisbee programs. No more canceling or postponing games...

Waynflete Middle Schoolers place first in event at regional “Sea Perch” competition

Waynflete Middle and Upper School robotics teams competed Friday at the regional Sea Perch competition in Durham, New Hampshire. The event is jointly hosted by the University of New Hampshire and the US Navy. Our Middle School team competed in...

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

Eighth graders participate in Science Fair

Students participated in the Eighth Grade Science Fair. Students have been engaged in their projects since November. They presented their findings for faculty judges and participated in peer reviews.  Students pursued projects in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Coding, Engineering,...

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...

Students in Theatre 8 perform Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb”

Students in Theatre 8 performed Amanda Gorman's "The Hill We Climb" at last week's Middle School Assembly. This poem was performed for the first time at President Biden's Inauguration in January 2021. The eighth grade has been studying persuasive speaking, and this choral reading was...

4 Reasons Why School Choice Should Rest With Parents

We all want our children to feel happy and safe in their school environment. But it’s the rare case where a child can make a well-informed, objective decision about switching schools. With kids’ brains undergoing rapid change, it’s simply not...

2021 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...

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...

Middle School students visit GMRI

Led by faculty member faculty member Kaya Williams ’14, Middle School students recently visited the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Students studied live lobsters and the effect of climate change on ocean temperature and habitats for black sea bass and...

Artificial turf installation begins at the Fore River Campus

Waynflete Athletics is thrilled to announce that the installation of artificial turf on Hall Field has begun at the Fore River Campus! The problem of games being cancelled in the spring and fall due to drainage issues and grubs will...

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...

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...

Every student needs more this year

If you have concerns about your child catching up or measuring up after COVID-19 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...

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