Articles Categorized: News

Waynflete Writers’ Guild releases January 2023 issue of “The Wombat”

Read the latest issue of the The Wombat from the Waynflete Writers' Guild! Owl artwork: Anna Siegel '24

Chinese language students celebrate the Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year—or Spring Festival—is China’s most important holiday. This year, the Year of the Rabbit, the celebration began on Sunday, January 22. Our students spent a week studying the traditions of this holiday in our Middle School Chinese classes. ...

Waynflete students attend Maine Youth Leadership Day

On November 3, nine Waynflete students joined nearly 1,000 of their peers from across the state for the annual Maine Youth Leadership Day hosted by Hyde School in Bath. Grounded in “the importance of what it takes to be a...

New asteroids!

As a result of their collaboration with the International Astronomical Search Collaboration (with NASA as a partner), Waynflete students have provisionally identified five new asteroids over the years! The latest to shift from preliminary to provisional status had been identified...

Upper schoolers compete at Independent School Public Speaking Championships

Congratulations to Jasmijn Janse '24, Miles Sims-Kastelein-Henry '24, and Aelia Russell '24 for representing Waynflete beautifully at the recent International Independent School Public Speaking Championships at Deerfield Academy! After participating in debates in six rounds of competition, Aelia placed 4th...

Broad Cove archaeology field trip

As part of their study of archaeology in history class, sixth-graders recently visited with archaeologist Thomas Bennett at the Prince Memorial Library and Broad Cove Reserve in Cumberland to learn about shell middens. At the library, students helped contribute to...

National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists and Commended Students

Congratulations to our National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists and Commended Students from the Class of 2023! From left to right: Maya Flores, Maren Cooper, Oscar Twining, Elliot Robinson, Matthew Adey

Climate justice activist Anna Siegel ’24 featured on News Center Maine

Junior Anna Siegel recently received a Brookie Award from the Natural Resources Council of Maine, which honor the state's young environmental leaders. Learn more about her journey to becoming a climate justice activist in this recent News Center Maine profile:...

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"]

Students need more

If you have concerns about your child finding joy after several years of the COVID-19 pandemic, 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...

Our graduates are going places in 2022!

Waynflete’s Class of 2022 will attend a wide-ranging group of colleges and universities this fall! American University Bates College - 3 Bennington College Boston University - 2 Bowdoin College - 5 Brandeis University Broward College Brown University - 2 Bryn...

Sixth-graders host mini museum

On Monday—the last full day of full classes—sixth-graders hosted a "mini" museum to share projects from their Latin and history classes with the school community. From their Latin classes, the students shared their "Bloom Balls," 12-sided 3-D projects reflecting different...

Angel Ortiz ’22 selected as one of ten “2022 Graduates to Watch”

Congratulations to senior Angel Ortiz for being selected by the Press Herald as one of ten "Class of 2022 Graduates to Watch"! (Press Herald photo) Read the article

Middle schoolers finish up Rainbow Week with a fundraiser

Thanks to our 8th graders in the SAGE group for organizing a great Rainbow Week with a little help from seventh graders! Rainbow Week was a celebration of Pride and aimed to help raise awareness about LGBTQ+ issues. The week...

Upper Schooler authors publication highlighting Maine scientists

Congratulations to Blythe Thompson '22 for authoring "Waynflete PrISM" (Profiles on Inspiring Scientists in Maine), a publication that seeks to highlight the contributions that Maine scientists to their respective fields and to inspire Maine youth who are considering careers in...

Waynflete announces Athletic Hall of Fame inaugural class

Waynflete has announced the inaugural class of our newly established Athletic Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame selection committee has chosen four individuals to receive this special honor and be recognized at a ceremony during Reunion Weekend (May 15,...

“Can We?” partners share vision of a brighter future in Press Herald column

John Suttie, high school principal and superintendent of Old Orchard Beach Schools, and Philip Rossetti, an assistant principal at Windham High School, recently penned an article in the Portland Press Herald on the subject of The Can We? Project. The...

NRCM recognizes Anna Siegel ’24 with 2022 Brookie Award

The Natural Resources Council of Maine has awarded sophomore Anna Siegel with a 2022 Brookie Award for her environmental leadership. The Brookie awards honors Maine’s young environmental changemakers for their leadership, creativity, and positive impact for Maine’s environment. Anna spearheaded...

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...

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