The Reading Without Walls Challenge

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.)

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More faces on campus!

It was a big week for Waynflete students in grades 7–12! After careful consideration, and in line with CDC guidelines, we increased the percentage of students attending classes in person from 50 to 75 percent. (Students in preschool–grade 6 have all been on campus throughout the school year.)

It was wonderful to see more faces on campus—and they brought beautiful weather with them. Looking forward to 100 percent in September!


4-5 Neighborhood Collage Triptychs

As part of our Harlem Renaissance unit, 4-5 Art students studied the work of Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden. Using recycled materials, students created a collage triptych in the style of Bearden’s “The Block,” a six-panel collage of his Harlem neighborhood.

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