Interested fourth- and fifth-grade students participated in an electricity club during recesses this fall. Students experimented with snap circuits to learn about the basics of electricity and wiring. Inspired by the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, students then built a small styrofoam “Power House” that generated electricity through solar panels and a windmill. They were most excited to see a LED light shining brightly when the windmill spun at high speeds!
Waynflete librarians Emily Graham and Laurel Daly have put together a selection of books that will inspire a love of reading!
Early Childhood, Kindergarten, Grades 1-2
- Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor
- A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel
- I Am Love: A Book of Compassion by Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds
- Jerome by Heart by Thomas Scotto
- Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin
The eighth grade visited K-1 today to talk about identity. K-1 shared that they read Be Who You Are, then painted portraits, mixing colors to make their unique skin color. Eighth-grade students shared their similar art piece based on Angélica Dass’s Humanae project.
Looking for great gifts that inspire learning and creativity? Lower School teacher Tim Hebda has completed his annual list of books, games, gadgets, and apps that will keep your grandchild excited and engaged during the holidays.
On Friday night, I stood at the top of the theater with Tiki Fuhro and Susan Nelson “managing” the throngs of people filling the space beyond capacity. These were not just the parents of theater kids—these were parents, alums, faculty, staff, and students. Every night was packed and Friday we actually had to turn people away. As hard as it was, it is a good problem to have! This was an outpouring of support from all corners of our school and those who came were rewarded with an incredible production. The Guys and Dolls show was done at such a high quality level and with such heart.
On Saturday afternoon, Waynflete folks poured into the stands at Falmouth High School to cheer on the boys varsity soccer team. Again, students, faculty, staff, alums, and friends of the school filled the stands. Many members of the Guys and Dolls cast, crew, and production team were there, just as the soccer players had been in the theater Friday night. All of the spectators were treated to a remarkable display of skill, agility, and sportsmanship by our team. It is the best soccer I have seen played at Waynflete and a real pleasure to watch.
At the end of the day it is our students that are performing on the stage and pitch, but it is the educators and coaches that bring all the elements into alignment so that this level of success is within reach. Katy Cavanaugh as director and the entire production team did an amazing job bringing all of the elements of a classic Broadway musical to life. I heard several audience members talking about how professional this show was.
The coaching staff led by Brandon Salway did a wonderful job leading our boys to a state championship. In the Press Herald, the Mount View coach talked about how intelligent our players were and how they were really playing at the collegiate level. From my vantage point in the stands, I would agree.
I want to extend my deep appreciation, congratulations, and gratitude to the amazing adults who helped nurture both the musical and the boys soccer team. Both were wonderful accomplishments in their own right and together made for an extraordinary weekend.