We are excited to be piloting new, complementary curricula in eighth grade English and history this year. We spent much of the summer working together to create courses that work in concert to explore themes of citizenship, civic engagement, and civil rights.
The central theme of the eighth-grade humanities experience is citizenship. Students will explore many different iterations of civic courage and community, from the local to the global, and investigate concepts including justice, activism, and intersectionality. Continue reading “Waynflete pilots complementary English/History middle school curriculum”
Read students’ shared reflections on courage
Comments by Head of School Geoff Wagg:
Welcome to the 2018-2019 Waynflete school year! On this day at our opening convocation, we take a moment to mark the beginning of the school year. This is one of the few moments when we gather as an entire community. Almost seven hundred people are here in this gym. Together, we have the opportunity to make this year incredibly positive for every member of our community.
Our convocation theme this year is courage. Courage is the ability to do something in the face of fear. Courage is a part of life; we all have moments when we must summon our courage. Take me standing in front of you at this very moment. I have been speaking in public for over two decades, and yet in the moments before I get up to speak, I feel this rush of fear. Yet just like in the movie “Inside Out,” my little “courage voice” takes control of the console and…here I am standing in front of you speaking.
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Seventh-grade students hosted a Probability Carnival in the gym this week for the rest of the middle school.
After learning about probability in their math classes, seventh-graders applied their knowledge to create games-of-chance for their peers. It was a wonderful way to start the day before each grade headed out on their class picnics.
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Entering Waynflete as a new junior in 2014, Liam McNiff didn’t expect to befriend someone whose hometown was 10,000 miles away. Sam, who hailed from Australia, was spending the year at Waynflete as a visiting ASSIST scholar. Continue reading “Hosting an international student: rewarding and easier than you might think!”
Waynflete recently welcomed Mexican folk artists Efraín Fuentes and Silvia Gomez to campus. They spent the day demonstrating their craft and sharing their family story with students in Grades K-12, faculty, staff, and community members. It was a great opportunity to observe this Oaxacan husband-and-wife team work the wood found in the Zapotec region of Oaxaca.
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