Hands-on engineering at Texas Instruments

A group of Upper Schoolers recently attended an afternoon workshop at Texas Instruments’s South Portland facility along with teachers Stephanie Dolan and Sue Stein. Students toured “the Fab” and had a Q&A session with both veteran engineers and recent graduates.

Texas Instruments designs, manufactures, tests, and sells semiconductors—key components of items we experience every day, from robots and refrigerators to drones and door locks.

It was a great opportunity for students to put their Chemistry knowledge to use. Thanks to TI employee Heather Maines for facilitating the visit.

Upper Schooler addresses climate change in speech at Maine Legislature

Waynflete senior Quilla Flanagan-Burt  spoke outside the State House on April 23 as a representative of Maine Youth Climate Justice (MYCJ) , a group that is working to get youth more involved in environmental issues and the related political process. Quilla’s speech focused on climate justice and the transition to a green, sustainable economy in Maine.

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Middle and Upper School students share creative writing work

Hannah Chappell’s sixth and tenth grade English classes recently gathered to share their creative, personal writing. This winter the sixth graders experimented with expressing themselves and their experiences through both poetry and prose (compiling their entries in handmade books) while the tenth grade students were developing portfolios of personal essays for their autobiography projects. This event allowed students to present the results of their hard work while giving tenth graders the opportunity to connect with and mentor their younger schoolmates.