Seventh Graders make cards for Head Start

Our entire seventh grade spent advising period on Friday making winter cards for their friends at Head Start, whom they will visit on Tuesday.

Our relationship with the Greater Portland Head Start program has emerged over the past twenty years. Each seventh grade homeroom builds a relationship with students in a Head Start classroom. The students meet, play, and read together each month, starting in November. The seventh grade also organizes a Book Drive and bowl-a-thon to raise funds for literacy materials for the program.

Niche ranks Waynflete #1 Private High School in Maine for 2018

Niche, a website that provides information on K-12 schools, has released their 2018 rankings naming Waynflete the Best Private High School in Maine.

The ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and reviews by students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, private school ratings, and more. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly.

Sixth-grade archaeological dig

As sixth graders undertake their own indoor archaeological dig, they were treated to a visit from Bowdoin archaeologist Scott MacEachern who spoke to them about sites he has excavated in Cameroon. Not only did they have the opportunity to ask dozens of questions, but they were able to touch and hold 1,500-year-old artifacts!

Walk of Gratitude

On the Friday before Thanksgiving Break, the entire seventh grade went on a walk around the Western Promenade. One by one, walking separately, students slowly and silently walked around the loop and contemplated something that they are grateful for in their lives. When they returned each student individually shared their gratitudes with a teacher.

In other moments of gratitude, our entire community gathered to present 2,289 pounds of food to the Board Chair of Wayside Food Services, John Leeming. We shared words of thanks with one another, including:

I am thankful for being able to get all that I need.

I am thankful for the ocean and the freeness of the waves.

I am thankful for having food on our table everyday.

Look here for more information about acts of kindness within our community.