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Leigh Fernandez ’14: Athlete Extraordinaire

For many student athletes, winning a state championship would be the apex of a high school career. Waynflete senior Leigh Fernandez is on number five. In the past three years, Leigh has been part of five state championship teams in three different...

Colby Harvey Swims Toward Her Dream

When Colby Harvey signed her letter of intent to attend Florida State University, she joined the ranks of the few Waynflete student athletes who have gone on to Division I colleges. For Colby, it’s a dream come true.  “When I...

Pious Ali Addresses the Upper School Community

Pious, elected last November as possibly the first African-born Muslim to the Portland School Board, discussed King’s concept of “beloved community” with the Upper School. The concept focuses on the idea of a nonviolent future with people living together and...

Thalia Muyderman ’17 to Represent Waynflete at Poetry Out Loud

Thalia Muyderman ’17 was selected to represent Waynflete School at the Southern Maine Regional Poetry Out Loud competition in February. She was selected in the school competition held in January with her recitation of the poem “Happiness” by Paisley Rekdal....

Cathie Connors Top 10 Lacrosse Coach in New England

The New England Lacrosse Journal has named Cathie Connors one of the top 10 greatest coaches in New England.  Click here to read the Journal's story. Cathie has coached the Waynflete Girls' Lacrosse team since 1993 and has a career 253-43-1 record....

An Independent Study in the Upper School

Last Spring, when I was deciding what classes to take my Senior year, I came up with the idea to do an independent study with Jona Rice, an Art teacher at Waynflete. I wanted to do something that would allow...

USNOW and into the Future

As students and faculty are consumed by exams at the semester’s end, production of stories for USNOW has dropped precipitously to this reflection on the first four months of its existence.  Here are some highlights:   The idea for the...

Get Stressed for Your Health?

"Chasing meaning is better for your health than trying to avoid discomfort.... The best way to make decisions is go after what it is that creates meaning in your life and then trust yourself to handle the stress that follows."...

Unsung Hero: Sophie Raffel, emerging leader for justice

Click here to read the Forcaster article about Senior, Sophie Raffel.

The Fall Sports Recognition Ceremony

On the evening of Tuesday, November 12, Waynflete held its fall sports awards ceremony for all  varsity athletes. The sports represented were Golf, Girls and Boys Soccer, Field Hockey, and Girls and Boys Cross Country. The ceremony began with Ross...

The Upper School Celebrates Its Allies

An ally is not just a straight person defending someone in the LGBTQI community. An ally is a person, gay, straight, trans, asexual, pansexual or bisexual, who supports another person in our high school. An ally is a student committed...

Blended Coursework in the Humanities: The Pedagogical Mash-up

Taffy entered the Waynflete community as a parent in 1992.  Both of her children are now alums.  Six years after she arrived and after a stint as a Waynflete Trustee, she began teaching part time in the English Department and...

RAaW Retreat

Friday discussions in the RAaW (Racial Awareness at Waynflete) activity group are built on establishing a deep level of trust, so each year for the past several years, we have been given the opportunity to take an afternoon to do some...

US (needs you) NOW

I think that we can all relate to that feeling of annoyance when a parent or family member asks how your day was - and they genuinely want to know. You get home, hoping to relax or get a start on...

Mapping the Journey

Freshman students have been creating Life Maps for over 10 years now, and they have all turned out quite exceptional.  Eidann Thompson-Brown, a current seminar student, worked on her Life Map for three weeks. “It took a lot of time and...

“Flipping the Classroom” with David Vaughan

Many teachers across the country are experimenting with “flipping” their classes.  In simplest form, in a traditionally structured class, a teacher presents the course material in the classroom, and then students practice what has been presented at home.  In a...

My Experience with Mock Trial

At the beginning of August, I got a package in the mail from school, detailing my schedule and the available activities for the coming year. Being the semi control freak that I am, I made a list of everything I'd...

Staying Connected with Your Teen and Communicating about Substances

We request that all Upper School parents read this article and then complete the survey that is linked here.   When we meet people and they find out that we are high school educators, they will sometimes ask about today’s youth...

Students Really Invest in this Class

It's that time of year again and I don't just mean pumpkins, turkeys, apples, or the opening time of the Maine Mall on November 28th.  I am talking about the intense Upper School fall ritual known as the Stock Market...

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