This semester, in the Advanced Spanish Elective Actualidades (“Current Events”), we have been reading, discussing, and sometimes debating topics we have read on international news sites from around the Spanish-speaking world. Roundtable discussions in the target language, student-led discussions, and moments of advanced grammar instruction (when they arise) are daily happenings in the class.

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Fall Play Rehearsal Underway

Rehearsals are underway for the fall play, Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT. Check out the gallery above!

The cast of twenty along with several crew members were treated to a workshop with the teaching artists from Portland Stage Company this week. We explored a variety of concepts and added to techniques to help us bring Shakespeare’s play to life. Actors engaged physically with the text, strengthened their connections as an ensemble, created the “Forest of Arden” and setting for this play, made choices that acknowledge their characters’  social status, and choreographed an impromptu dance.

In addition the hardworking stage crew has already begun some impressive work on an ambitious set.

Convocation 2017

The entire school was treated to a wonderful convocation ceremony this past Thursday. It is one of the few times during the year when the entire student body and all the faculty and staff are together. Geoff opened the gathering with some words about change—Butterflies of Change being the theme for the year. Waynflete is undergoing a major change with the Lower School and the shifting classroom locations this year have been embraced by all. LS and US students are mixing regularly and it has been a joy to see them on Waynhenge. Check out a highlight of the ceremony below—Ami, Grade 3, sings “Imagine” accompanied by Chris Beaven, Director of Performing Arts. It was an incredible moment!

Convocation 2017 – Ami sings “Imagine” from Waynflete on Vimeo.