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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...

“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...

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 teams take first and second place at 2022 Maine State Science Olympiad

Thirty-two Upper School students participated in the Maine State Science Olympiad tournament on Saturday, April 9 at the University of Maine in Orono. The Waynflete Green team was captained by seniors Blythe Thompson and Henry Wagg. Our White team was...

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...

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,...

Varsity Sports Slideshow — Winter 2022

This week, coaches, athletes, and parents gathered to celebrate the winter season in Franklin Theater for the winter varsity sports recognition night. The event featured a slideshow of the winter athletic season. Congratulations to all of the athletes! Watch the slideshow.

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...

A great day for Waynflete Athletics

The Nordic ski teams had a great day at Stark's Mountain in Fryeburg on day 2 of the WMC championship. The girls finished second overall, while the boys finished fifth. The Wayflete/South Portland/Cape Elizabeth girls ice hockey co-op team defeated...

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