Jazz combo competes in regional and state festivals

The Upper School Jazz Combo recently represented Waynflete at the Maine Music Educators Association 2019 District II Jazz Festival in Auburn. Sophi Aronson ’20 and Ethan Armstrong ’20 each received certificates for achieving the top rating as soloists. The combo’s outstanding performance qualified them for the State Instrumental Jazz Festival.

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Seven ways to reduce middle schoolers’ stress —and improve their ability to learn

Life can feel overwhelming to the middle schooler who is navigating longer periods of focused attention on academics, working to balance extracurricular activities with homework, and beginning to chart a course toward adulthood and self-reliance—all while a large volume of highly stimulating, provocative information streams in at high speeds, through myriad devices, at every moment of the day. To empathize with the challenges that your child faces at this stage in their development, it is important for you to learn more about the middle-school brain.

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PRIDE Week 2019

The Upper School PRIDE students organized a week of events to promote LGBTQ+ visibility and inclusion.

Students participated in creating a Waynflete PRIDE banner, donned their best “Rainbow-wear,” and assisted the Upper School librarians in identifying works that feature LGBTQ+ characters and themes.

On Thursday, Blake Hayes of the Coast 93.1 “Blake and Eva in the Morning” show spoke to Upper School students regarding his experiences as a public personality who identifies as an “out” gay man.

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