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Outliers robotics team overcomes challenges to take victory at Granite State

The Outliers Robotics team is once again the winner of the Granite State Robotics competition! 35 teams from across New England competed in this three-day event in New Hampshire.   Team members grappled with unexpected and complex mechanical, electrical, and coding...

Creating conversation: Waynflete introduces Digital Journalism program

Last fall, Waynflete offered a Digital Journalism course taught by local podcast producer and journalist Emma Reynolds. During the semester, students produced podcasts and wrote articles about stories in the Waynflete community. They learned how to conduct interviews, record audio,...

Waynflete Community Night: Celebrating our Authentic Voices and Cultures

Waynflete’s second annual Community Celebration event was a resounding success! Families and friends came together to celebrate all the parts that make our community whole during this all-ages evening. We enjoyed a series of performances from Antonio Rocha, a Maine-based...

Upper Schoolers compete at MIT Science Olympiad invitational tournament

Fifteen Upper School science students traveled to MIT on January 20 for an invitational Science Olympiad tournament. Students competed with schools from across the country in 23 different science and engineering events. Some events required students to design, build, and...

Waynflete hosts “Can We? Connect” at Augusta Civic Center

Waynflete's Third Thought for Civic Engagement initiative recently hosted "Can We? Connect," a full-day conference at the Augusta Civic Center for high school students from fourteen partner schools in Maine who are participating in The Can We? Project this year....

Making Data Visible: A “Collaboration of Change” Project

Eighth-graders participated in a community service project at Crescent Beach State Park during the first semester. Students collected more than 1,100 pieces of trash and cataloged their findings in Maine's state scientific report about ocean pollution. In their Visual Arts...

Upper School students reflect on NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference

Four Upper School students recently joined more than 2,000 students at the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. This conference was a multiracial, multicultural gathering of student leaders from independent high schools across the globe that allowed...

Hands-on history: Middle School students explore the past in archaeology unit

Arthur Anderson, Ph.D., an associate teaching professor of archaeology from the University of New England, recently visited Waynflete to help grade 6 history students kick off their mock archaeological dig. Student groups were given a bin of soil (or layers...

Celebrating literary freedom: Lower School students engage in Banned Books Week

During Banned Books Week, students in grades 4–5 learned about some of the most challenged, age-appropriate books in the United States. They created posters that defended those books and celebrated their freedom to read! [gallery columns="1" link="file" size="full" ids="86908,86905,86906,86907"]

Middle School students bridge history and advocacy in unit exploring Maine’s industries

Phil Coupe from Revision Energy recently visited with seventh graders to teach them about different industries in Maine in preparation for their upcoming history unit, Maine Industry Past and Present (this unit will build off the seventh-grade theme “Exploring Home”)....

Perspective Project kicks off the year by hosting Margo Walsh ’82

The Perspective Project is an Upper School student-led initiative that uses the power of conversation to learn from—and celebrate—diverse perspectives and experiences. The Project recently held their first event of the year featuring Margo Walsh ’82, the founder of MaineWorks...

Empowering Middle School voices: the return of student council

Middle School student council has returned! Spearheaded by Middle School Dean of Students John McDevitt, student council is an opportunity for Middle School students to share their insights and develop essential leadership skills. 13 representatives—one from each homeroom—were elected by...

Dr. Nnedi Okorafor brings stories to life at Waynflete

Students, faculty, and community members were inspired, entertained, and moved by Monday's evening interview with award-winning author Dr. Nnedi Okorafor. Dr. Okorafor spoke of her experience as a daughter of Nigerian immigrants, her process as a writer, her love for...

Lower School students celebrate Día de los Muertos in multidisciplinary study

The Lower School Spanish and visual art programs recently came together to explore the beautiful Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos, a time to remember and celebrate loved ones who have passed on. During this study, Lower School students...

Reimagining the past: grade 6 students craft their own city-states

Grade 6 students recently created their own city-states in the Fertile Crescent based on knowledge gained during their Mesopotamia unit. They were given access to the food, resources, transportation, and tools that would have been available during this time period...

Embracing innovation: Upper School students delve into computer-aided design

Students in Intro to Computer-Aided Design (CAD) are gaining experience in designing intricate components using sophisticated CAD software. This software is used to design precision machines and components across various industries, from aerospace to computer chip manufacturing. The parts that...

Behind the scissors: Joshua Coombes delivers an inspiring presentation to the Upper School

In 2015, British hair stylist Joshua Coombes founded “Do Something for Nothing,” a movement that inspires people to share their time with people in need and to make a difference in their own way. Joshua shared his journey with Upper...

A night to remember: Waynflete’s first Friday Night Lights game

Congratulations to our girls varsity soccer team on an impressive 9–1 victory over Sacopee Valley at our first Friday Night Lights game! It was an incredible evening for our community as families, alumni, faculty/staff, and other Waynflete community members—more than...

Outside the classroom: Upper School students participate in community service days

Ninth- and tenth-graders recently participated in grade-level service days as part of the Upper School Community Engagement Program. They spent the day at Runaway Farm in Cape Elizabeth, one of the many Cape Elizabeth Land Trust properties that are open...

Waynflete’s Third Thought program receives significant grant from Unum

Waynflete has received a $50,000 grant from Unum to support The Can We? Project, one of several initiatives run by the school’s Third Thought Institute for Civic Engagement program. Grant funds will be provided over a two-year period. The Can...

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