Sixth grade virtual museum

Each June, the sixth grade culminates the year by celebrating students’ learning through the preparation for and presentation of the Night at the Museum. This year, as with all of our school activities, our culminating event went online—a celebration of sixth-grade community, learning, student voice, and above all, resiliency in the face of Covid-19!

As we headed towards the final days of school, students were hard at work preparing presentations in numerous classes. Each student selected two particular presentations that they wanted to share with family, friends, teachers, and the broader community. Students presented twice throughout the morning and will also served as an audience member for other students’ presentations.

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2020 Senior Awards

One of the rituals of spring in the Upper School that has been canceled by the virus is the annual awards assembly.  Waynflete values all of our students equally and prizes each student’s growth and accomplishments. Another ritual of spring that is happening virtually in a couple of weeks is the senior dinner, in which the journey of each senior is recognized through a reading of a “Senior Minute.”

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Guest artist drops in to speak with theatre students

Sometimes there is a silver lining!

Waynflete’s online platform made it easy for L.A. television and audio book actor Kathe Mazur to take time out from recording in her home studio to speak with Waynflete theatre students. Kathe talked about her own journey from a high school theatre program to the present. She shared insights about constantly reinventing herself as an actor, staying true to herself, and keeping things fun.

Despite our season’s end, a curious group of about ten Waynflete students stayed after school hours. They asked great questions about auditioning, preparing, and how to stay on a TV show for nine years!

Guest Debbie Landry drops in on Biology class to discuss COVID-19

Debbie Landry, PhD, founder of iXplore STEM, recently dropped in to Katrina St. John’s virtual biology class. Debbie discussed the structure of viruses like SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). She reviewed how viruses infect cells and what vaccines are currently in development. Debbie collaborated with Waynflete’s science department earlier this year on the dog gene project.

Watch a recording of the class

iXplore is a nonprofit organization formed to build science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) literacy and proficiency; to encourage students to pursue STEM degrees; to promote STEM awareness in Maine; and to expand the skilled workforce supporting STEM-dependent business sectors.

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Honoring Spring Senior Athletes

Twenty-four baseball, crew and lacrosse senior athletes will not have a chance to wear the Waynflete uniform and represent the Flyers this spring.  But their impact on Waynflete athletics has been significant.

The crew team had the best season in program history in 2019 winning three regattas. The boys and girls lacrosse teams qualified for the post-season every year with this group of seniors. Boys lacrosse won a state championship in 2018. And the baseball team was loaded with talent and poised to make a play-off run this spring. Boys lacrosse coach Parker Repko says about the seniors:  “…They represent the very best of Waynflete. While we won’t have the chance to make new memories, we should be grateful that they helped us make wonderful memories that will last forever.”

Thank you spring senior athletes!

Senior Athletes 2020

Avis Akers lacrosse, basketball, soccer, cross-country

Abby Aleshire  lacrosse, soccer 

Luca Antolini soccer, lacrosse, Nordic

Oliver Burdick soccer, basketball, lacrosse 

Eliot Bramble baseball, golf

Rachel Burns crew

Jack Cloutier baseball, basketball, soccer, golf

Adriel Barham lacrosse, ultimate frisbee

Niall Calvert cross country, crew

Kendyn Beaudoin-Clark crew 

Ellis Dougherty basketball, lacrosse

Xander Forsyth swim, crew

Eliza Gervais soccer, lacrosse

Eliza Goodwin soccer, lacrosse, basketball, Nordic, swim, crew

Olya Gregg crew

Julian Havelaar swim, crew

Tafari Makinen-Hall lacrosse, soccer, basketball

Haoming Ma swim, crew

Leo Rosenblum  crew

Clara Sandberg soccer, Nordic, lacrosse.

Emily Wagg cross-country, Nordic, lacrosse

Nicholas Werner cross-country, Nordic, lacrosse, crew

Anna Wildes cross-country, basketball, lacrosse