Upper School art students collaborate with alum Nate Dubuque ’07 on pattern design and printing

Longtime visual arts teacher Judy Novey discusses a project that started with “super humble little stamps” and kept multiplying, both literally and educationally…

The hybrid learning environment presented a challenge: how could I teach a printmaking class when kids weren’t in the studio? My solution was to use color stamp pads. We took a deep dive into pattern over the course of a month-and-a-half. Students made small stamps using Soft-Kut linoleum:

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Having spent their entire year “attending” school during a pandemic, our senior class is closing in on their final weeks at school, preparing to begin the next stage of their lives equipped with the values of optimism, curiosity, responsibility, and resiliency instilled in them by their teachers and advisors.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!


Cathie Connors notches 300th win

Last Saturday was a record-breaking day: Cathie Connors become the first coach of a Maine girl’s lacrosse team to cross the 300-win threshold. To add to the wonders of the day, it was Cathie’s daughter, Jess, who scored the winning goal against Gorham the day before that put the 300th win on the docket against Cheverus.

While winning is fun, what stuck out for me was the turnout of Cathie’s former players at the Fore River Fields and online to watch this historic moment. Cathie is a winning coach for sure, but she is also a transformational one for those who play on her teams. I watched Cathie mentor and guide my own daughter for four years. Cathie helped her gain a confidence and belief in herself that has made a profound difference. Cathie has done this for hundreds of girls during her tenure as a coach. In a year with so many disappointments, yesterday was a ray of sunshine for a truly deserving individual. Congrats Cathie!

Read Michael Hoffer’s recognition of this amazing moment

Cathie and daughter Jess ’22 share a moment following the victory. Photo: Ross Burdick

Waynflete takes first and second place at 2021 Maine State Science Olympiad

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.

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