Learning about lobstering

Junior Matt Beard ’19 recently visited with K-1 students to teach them all about lobstering. The kids had lots of questions: How do you make sure the lobsters don’t get out of the top of the trap? How do you haul out the trap?What else do you catch in the trap? What do you use for bait?

Matt lobsters over the summer—he has his own boat and 80 traps.

Upper Schoolers travel to National Science Olympiad Tournament in Colorado

After winning the state Science Olympiad competition, 15 students traveled to Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, for the national tournament. Students competed in 23 science and engineering events against schools from all 50 states.  Waynflete’s team is coached by Carol Titterton and Wendy Curtis.

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Upper Schoolers collaborate with MITA on island cleanup

Katrina St. John’s homeroom collaborated with MITA (Maine Island Trail Association) and spent the school day collecting trash from the shoreline of Merritt Island located in the New Meadows. MITA has a handshake agreement with landowners up and down the coast of Maine that allows the public to use their property. In return, MITA acts as stewards, organizing cleanups and “island adopters” to watch over the properties. Katrina and her students scoured the coves and crevices along the shoreline to remove microplastics and large pieces of debris that had accumulated over the winter months.

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Wooden spirit

Waynflete recently welcomed Mexican folk artists Efraín Fuentes and Silvia Gomez to campus. They spent the day demonstrating their craft and sharing their family story with students in Grades K-12, faculty, staff, and community members. It was a great opportunity to observe this Oaxacan husband-and-wife team work the wood found in the Zapotec region of Oaxaca.

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