Articles Categorized: Upper School

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 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...

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.

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...

Waynflete launches “Can We? In the Classroom”

By John Holdridge Director, Third Thought Initiatives for Civic Engagement Produced by Third Thought Initiatives for Civic Engagement, The Can We? Project brings students together to practice the skills of dialogue across political differences. Originally conceived as standalone weekend retreats...

The Perspective Project welcomes Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah

The Perspective Project's recently hosted guest speaker was Dr. Nirav Shah, Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control. Formerly the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, Dr. Shah was appointed as the Director of Maine CDC in...

Upper Schoolers participate in Maine All State Jazz Band

Congratulations to Max Polsky '23 and Oscar Twining '23, who last weekend participated in the Maine All State Jazz Band! Max and Oscar traveled to Bangor High School for three days of rehearsal and performance. While rehearsing the band on...

Flyer Wire — Fall 2021

Click here to check out the latest issue of the Flyer Wire! Artwork above: "Rest" by Kate Bramley-Simmons

Boys varsity soccer coach Brandon Salway receives regional award

Waynflete boys varsity soccer coach Brandon Salway has been named the 2021 Fall New England Boys High School Coach of the Year by United Soccer Coaches. This is a major accomplishment for Brandon and the entire boys soccer program.  The...

Waynflete hosts 24-hour theatre fest

Congratulations to the 45 brave, talented, and gracious students from five local high schools (Waynflete, Bonny Eagle, Scarborough, Greely, and Morse) who participated in Saturday's 24-Hour Theatre Fest! This is the seventh year that Waynflete has hosted the event, which...

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