The Middle School recognized and celebrated Black History Month in February with the first-ever Black Heroes Project. After a presentation from Middle School Director Divya Muralidhara about two of her heroes (Jacqueline Woodson and John Lewis), students and faculty were invited to submit brief testimonies about their Black heroes. They shared over 85 heroes with the community at their last assembly in February. Grade 7 students Rodas and Tessy introduced the assembly and encouraged the community to see this presentation as one of many steps in honoring Black history every day.
Visual Arts Chair Jona Rice is shown above installing the entire presentation in the Arts Center.
Barack Obama recently spent an hour online with students from The Telling Room in Portland. The former president discussed writing, storytelling, and his recently published memoir, “A Promised Land.”
Khalil Kilani ’21 introduced the Telling Room program to President Obama.
Watch the event
Read the Press Herald article
With support from the Winter Break Community Engagement Fund (established by the McKeen Center for the Common Good), Bowdoin senior Mohamed Kilani has been interning at Waynflete over the past few weeks.
Mo is pursuing a double major in Hispanic studies and education and has been assisting Waynflete Spanish teachers in their online and in-person classes. A former art educator at Chewonki, Mo is also serving as Waynflete’s artist-in-residence at the school’s remote hub location at One Canal Plaza. After seeking input from hub students, Mo created a mural with four hands spelling out the word “love.”
Read an article on Mo from Bowdoin.edu
Meet Mo in a Zoom call hosted by Waynflete’s Boni Kabongo
On February 11, Head of School Geoff Wagg gave a virtual State of the School address to the Waynflete community from the Klingenstein Library in the Lower School. Geoff reviewed the past year, outlined the elements that will help shape the future, and discussed the issues we must grapple with in preparation for the next academic year.
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In celebration of the art of storytelling and Black History Month, we were happy to have Antonio Rocha join us for a Lower School Assembly. This event was made possible by the Class of 1970 Guest Speaker and Visiting Artist Fund.
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