Lila Reid, ’11 recently returned to Waynflete and conductined a workshop for the US dancers, Danceflete, on Dec. 12. This was a special opportunity for both our dancers and for Lila to reconnect and share ideas. Welcome back, Lila, to your school and familiar dance studio!
At 3:30 on Friday, December 8th three playwriting prompts were chosen by Waynflete theatre students and were sent out by email to eager student playwrights from four other schools. The 24 hour theatre festival had begun. Continue reading “24-Hour Theatre Fest”
UPDATE: Congratulations to schoolwide winner Grace Nowacki ’21 and runner up Kiely Callahan ’21. It was an intense competition at the all-school assembly, but the admirable crew of poetry enthusiasts kept their collective cool and read beautifully. A panel of special-guest judges visited campus and awarded top honors to Grace for her amazing performance. Bravo!
On November 16th and 17th, students across the ninth grade took part
in the preliminary round of Waynflete’s Poetry Out Loud competition. A
stunning round of poetry recitations shook Franklin Theater as six
English classes spent three periods performing poems that they had
chosen, studied, memorized, and made their own through months of hard work, guided practice, and one-on-one feedback from teachers and peers alike. Our students brought to life words by poets from Thomas Wyatt to Maya Angelou, sometimes making us laugh, sometimes bringing us close to tears, but always bringing their own voices, quirks, and insights into texts both recent and ancient. Continue reading “Ninth graders compete in Poetry Out Loud”
During the week of exams (Thursday, December 14 – Wednesday, December 20), students are only required to be in school during their exam periods. They may be on campus when they do not have exams if they choose. Please make plans with your child regarding your expectations for where s/he should be when not taking an exam. If your child will be absent from an exam, please follow the usual procedure for reporting an absence.
For make-up exams or exam conflicts, students should contact Peter Hamblin at email@example.com or at extension 1230.
Please note: Weather could alter the exam schedule so that rescheduled exams could run as late as 12:30 on Wednesday, 12/20. Please do not plan to travel before then.
In case even the thought of mid-term exams is casting a long shadow over your household, here are links to two ideas about how to manage stress productively. The first is a TED talk by health psychologist Kelly McGonical entitled, How to Make Stress Your Friend. The second is an article by Gavi King ’15, whose article, Relax, Silly: Advice for Exam Week, which first appeared in the Waynflete Flyer in the spring of 2014. Each offers wise counsel.