The Upper School Jazz Combo recently represented Waynflete at the Maine Music Educators Association 2019 District II Jazz Festival in Auburn. Sophi Aronson ’20 and Ethan Armstrong ’20 each received certificates for achieving the top rating as soloists. The combo’s outstanding performance qualified them for the State Instrumental Jazz Festival.
Life can feel overwhelming to the middle schooler who is navigating longer periods of focused attention on academics, working to balance extracurricular activities with homework, and beginning to chart a course toward adulthood and self-reliance—all while a large volume of highly stimulating, provocative information streams in at high speeds, through myriad devices, at every moment of the day. To empathize with the challenges that your child faces at this stage in their development, it is important for you to learn more about the middle-school brain.
Chinese New Year—or Spring Festival—is China’s most important holiday. To celebrate this year, seventh graders performed a Dragon Dance at Middle School assembly. Check it out!
Early childhood students recently celebrated Spain (the subject of this year’s Lower School Global Focus week) with a retelling of the story of “Medio Pollito” (“Half Chicken”).
Check out some fun photos below!
The Upper School PRIDE students organized a week of events to promote LGBTQ+ visibility and inclusion.
Students participated in creating a Waynflete PRIDE banner, donned their best “Rainbow-wear,” and assisted the Upper School librarians in identifying works that feature LGBTQ+ characters and themes.
On Thursday, Blake Hayes of the Coast 93.1 “Blake and Eva in the Morning” show spoke to Upper School students regarding his experiences as a public personality who identifies as an “out” gay man.