Articles Categorized: News

Global Perspectives Activity Presents to the Upper School

Global Perspectives is an activity in the Upper School that started five years ago. Modeled from a national community service organization The Empty Bowl Project, students joined the mission for this activity which is centered around the core values of...

Positive Risk Taking?

It is amazing to learn what people carry with them  every day, hidden from view.  In fact, you might never really know until you ask them.  Generally speaking, when the topic of teenagers and risk is raised, it has a...

Electing an Education: Reflections on Nearly Three Decades of Creating Curriculum at Waynflete

Lorry has been teaching English in the Middle and Upper School at Waynflete since 1987, inspiring her students to love literature, training them to read and write and helping them to discover their own voices. After a move to a...

Upper School Students Watch a Texting and Driving Documentary

Given the temptations and dangers of texting and driving to everyone, including young drivers, we decided to show the entire Upper School student body a segment of the documentary on the subject, From One Second to the Next, created by the famous...

GLTR Successfully Hosts First Screening in the Country for Girl Rising

Last Thursday, the Girls Leadership Group celebrated a significant turnout for the screening and discussion of the film Girl Rising- a new film highlighting the tragic fact that 66 million school age girls are out of school worldwide. Many girls,...

Changing the court system to help young offenders

One of the largest and most pressing issues inMaine is the problem of over-incarceration. I believe the solution is criminal justice reform and the reduction of recidivism. Most people interested in such things have heard of “the revolving door,” symbolizing the...

Finding Meaning in Fall

The following editorial appeared in the Waynflete Flyer, the Upper School student newspaper. I find this time of year to be particularly difficult. Fall means my birthday, sweater weather, and the collection of firewood, but it also means dark afternoons,...

Editor’s Perspective

The following editorial appeared in the Waynflete Flyer, the Upper School student newspaper.   As most people probably noticed, there was a photographer on campus on Wednesday. Presumably her pictures of class discussions, frisbee in Waynhenge, and students walking into...

What A Day on the Kennebec With the Class of 2014 Taught Me

I have been thinking a lot about the value of teamwork and how that applies to a broad spectrum of experiences. The genesis of these thoughts was the glorious day I spent riding the Kennebec waves with the senior class...

Multiple Sports Leads to Multiple Benefits for Waynflete Athletes and the School

With a one goal lead just into the second half of a recent game against Class B Gray-New Gloucester, the Flyers needed to take advantage of a free kick from inside the offensive zone.  The two teams had battled evenly...

CSA Volunteers at Twilight in the Park

A traditional honoring, Twilight in the Park is an event sponsored by Hospice of Southern Maine that occurs every year in which people "celebrate life" by lighting a candle for a loved one who has died. The candle is placed inside a...

A.S.K. – ACADEMIC SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

“It’s not how smart you are that matters; what really counts is HOW you are smart.” Howard Gardner Waynflete is offering a new program for Upper School students which will make academic coaching accessible to anyone wants or needs it....

From the Deadwaters of the Penobscot River to Middle Jo Mary Lake

I stood on a rock at the outlet of Lower Jo Mary Lake, watching Leah Grams and Chloe Williams wrestle with lining their canoe up the last section of the outlet stream. Three of our six boats were already safely...

Important Parent Information from Lowell

Now that we have all returned from Outdoor Experience, I want to highlight some  information that you will find useful as we open the school year.  In the body of this letter, I have reviewed upcoming events.  In the information...

Opera Comes to the North Woods of Maine

An illustrated synopsis of 9th Grade Outdoor Experience 2013 By Lowell Libby, Upper School Director It was an unlikely place and a less likely circumstance for Leah Israel, Waynflete ninth grader, when she took to the stage last Thursday evening.  By...

Lowell’s Opening Address to Upper School Students

The other day my wife Melissa was going through a pile of papers that my mother had collected and found a couple of my high school report cards.  She couldn’t wait to read the comments aloud to me, to my...

Rich Henry Surpasses 100 Wins

Congratulations to Waynflete Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Rich Henry who has recently exceeded 100 wins while at the helm of the Waynflete program.  Rich reached the milestone with a 75-35 win over North Yarmouth Academy on January 11th.  The Waynflete...

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