Upper School Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo perform at the 50th Annual Berklee High School Jazz Festival

Waynflete’s Upper School Jazz Ensemble and Upper School Jazz Combo recently performed at the 50th Annual Berklee High School Jazz Festival in Boston.

The Combo received no fewer than four perfect scores and landed right in the middle of an extremely competitive Combo division! The Jazz Ensemble played well and received many constructive comments from the judges.  Senior tenor saxophonist Julian Abbott received the Judge’s Choice Award as the outstanding performer for both Waynflete groups!

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McKinsey video: “the digital future of work: what skills will be needed?”

From McKinsey & Company:

For an 18-year-old today, figuring out what kind of education and skills to acquire is an increasingly difficult undertaking. Machines are already conducting data mining for lawyers and writing basic press releases and news stories. In coming years and decades, the technology is sure to develop and encompass ever more human work activities.

Yet machines cannot do everything. To be as productive as it could be, this new automation age will also require a range of human skills in the workplace, from technological expertise to essential social and emotional capabilities.

In this video, experts from academia and industry join McKinsey partners to discuss the skills likely to be in demand and how young people today can prepare for a world in which people will interact ever more closely with machines.

(You may notice a familiar phrase in this video: “learn how to learn.”)

(Top image excerpted from video.)


Congrats to the cast and crew of “The Drowsy Chaperone!”

A huge round of applause for a job well done to everyone involved with “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Whether it was courageously rollerskating blindfolded, getting folded into a Murphy bed, singing and dancing your heart out, calling perfect cues, meticulously creating 1920s hairstyles, adding charming details to an already perfect set, hemming countless dresses, feeding an army, landing an airplane safely to the ground, or capturing some perfect comic timing—this show was anything but “drowsy!”

Thank you for your hard work and spirited playfulness. Congratulations!


This Week in Upper School – 2/12/18

Tuesday, February 13
10:55 – Announcement assembly

Thursday, February 15
11:25 – no assembly – free time

Green Tip: Buying Organic

For your own well being, consider the “clean fifteen” and “dirty dozen” when buying organic produce. Clean fifteen are relatively free of pesticides while the dirty dozen are often coated and better to buy organic.


Winter athletics update

Capeflete girls ice hockey (head coach Bob Mills and Flyer Laura Baginski ’18) defeated Falmouth tonight 4-3 to advance to the semifinals Saturday at 8:30 pm at Troubh Ice Arena vs Portland/Deering. Come cheer on Laura and Bob!

Boys ice hockey plays on Saturday at 2:20 at TIA. There are three games left before the quarterfinals on 2/27.

Girls basketball defeated NYA tonight 54-43 in the senior game. Girls are the #11 seed for the Class C tournament and will travel to #6 Richmond on Tuesday (time TBA) in the prelim round.

Boys basketball defeated NYA 62-27 in the senior game tonight and will be either the #2 or #3 seed for the Class C tournament. Boys have a first round bye and will play a quarterfinal in Augusta on Monday 2/19 at either 2:30 or 4:00 pm.

The Nordic ski team competes in the WMC championship Friday at Libby Hill and Saturday at Stark’s Hill.

The swim team competes in the Southwesterns at the Cape pool on Friday at 5:00 p.m. (boys) and Saturday at 5:00 p.m. (girls).

Go Flyers!

Photo of senior Lydia Giguere by Joe Carpine (365digitalphotography.com).