Waynflete Upper School teams took both first and second place at this year’s Maine State Science Olympiad tournament, which was held virtually over two weeks in April. The events include tests of content knowledge, the scientific process, and engineering build events. Although the school normally places among the top three schools in Maine, this is the first time that Waynflete’s teams have earned the top two spots. Upper School students won a total of ten first-place medals at the event.
Several Upper School students recently completed a four-week Climate (EX)Change with peers from Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris, Maine, and Friends Seminary School in New York City. This collaborative storytelling project resulted from community engagement programming at Waynflete’s Remote Learning Hub.
On February 4, Boni Kabongo ’14 welcomed the first of thirteen guests to “Lunch with Boni,” a speaker series running over the spring semester. These events give Upper School students the opportunity to chat with college seniors and recent college graduates about their fields of work and study.
Registration for Waynflete’s Summer Academic Term is now underway! Students in rising grades 1-12 can find opportunities to strengthen their skills, engage their curiosity, or move them forward in their coursework. In addition to our own classes offered on the Waynflete campus in-person or through real-time online connections, we’re also pleased to be partnering with our friends at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School where students can enroll in a selection of online-only classes.
During his tenure as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang challenged young readers to open their eyes to new ideas and experiences by initiating the Reading Without Walls Challenge. Readers are encouraged to step outside their comfort zones by reading in three categories:
- Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.
- Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.
- Read a book in a format you don’t normally read for fun (a chapter book, graphic novel, poetry, etc.)