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Dolly Farha ’20 Organizes Toiletries Drive, Donates 100 Backpacks to Lifebridge Homeless Shelters

By Graham Pearsall on 05/22/2019

Earlier this month, junior Dolly Farha and Anna Marie Smith’s Tutorial delivered 75 backpacks stuffed with toiletries to the Lifebridge Homeless Shelter in Salem. Later, they delivered 25 more to Grace Center, another Lifebridge crisis shelter in Gloucester.

The content of the backpacks was collected and donated by participating Waring Tutorials.

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69 Students Medal on National French Contest, 2 Students Post Perfect Scores

By Waring Faculty on 05/21/2019

The results of Le Grand Concours 2019 are in and impressive! Sixty-nine of the 132 Waring students who participated in the National French Contest were named national laureates. Two students posted perfect scores, leading the nation in their division.
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Spring Sports Recap: Undefeated Ultimate, Boys Lacrosse 9x Champs, Girls Lacrosse Runners-up

By Graham Pearsall on 05/20/2019

Ultimate Concludes Season Undefeated

Waring’s ultimate team outscored the Cambridge School of Weston 15-4 in their final game of the season to finish undefeated. Over the course of the season, the Wolfpack outscored their opponents 90-29.

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Trio of Waring Graduates Make University News

By Graham Pearsall on 05/17/2019

Before they graduate from university later this month, three Waring School alums made news at their respective universities.

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Waring Artists Sketch Portraits for a Kinder World

By Graham Pearsall on 05/7/2019

Last Special Day, Waring students participated in Memory Project's Portraits for Kindness campaign, making sketches of Syrian refugee children.

The portraits, they drew from photographs, were then flown halfway around the world and shared with the children who posed for a picture.

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Video: Waring Alumni - Coast to Coast

By Graham Pearsall on 05/6/2019

We asked “Where has your Waring education taken you?” and alumni responded with selfie videos from all over the world.

They answered: Burlington, Vermont; South Bend, Indiana; Bologna, Italy; graduate school; teaching careers; music professions; and much, much more...

Watch the full video below.

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Waring’s FLL Robotics Team Returns From World Championship Inspired

By Graham Pearsall on 04/30/2019

At this past weekend’s World Championship in Detroit, Waring School’s robot finished 22nd in the robot game.

This finish put Waring in the top .06% of the 40,000 teams that competed worldwide in the 30th season of the FIRST LEGO League (FLL).

Before their flight home, the trio of Owen Cooper, Chris Douglas, and Peter Hanna, all eighth graders at Waring, had already used a computer program to tear one of the world’s best robots apart.

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Waring Students Sweep Top Prizes in Poetry Contest

By Graham Pearsall on 04/26/2019

Of the 26 poems chosen to be finalists in Beverly Public Library’s 23rd Annual Teen Poetry Contest, 15 were composed by Waring School students. Sweeping the top three places in the high school division and grabbing a third-place finish in the middle school competition were four members of the Wolfpack.  

More than 500 poems were submitted to the contest and blindly judged by three local, published poets. Twelve of the thirteen finalists in the high school division were written by Waring students.

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Middle Schoolers Connect with History on School Trip to Alabama

By Graham Pearsall on 04/8/2019

Twenty-five eighth graders from Waring School in Beverly, Massachusetts, walked up Dexter Avenue in downtown Montgomery towards the Alabama State Capitol building. It was late March, and the camellias that surrounded the building’s grand marble staircase were in full bloom.

Fifty-four years earlier, almost to the day, 25,000 protestors marched up that same avenue and gathered near the same steps. For five days and four nights, the civil rights advocates had marched 54 miles along U.S. Highway 80 from Selma to the Statehouse.

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Student-written Musical to Premiere Saturday, April 6

By Graham Pearsall on 04/3/2019

The final project required just a story plot, character summary, and song outline. Sarah Bradshaw '19 wrote an entire musical.

While enrolled in "American History through Musicals," a summer course at Harvard University, Sarah was so inspired by the class' content that she couldn't stop at just the concept for a musical.

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Waring Senior named National Merit Finalist

By Graham Pearsall on 03/1/2019

Gareth Buhl, a senior at Waring School, has been named a finalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

More than 1.6 million students entered the competition by taking the PSAT, National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in the fall of 2017. Less than one percent were named semifinalists and even fewer (just 7,500 students) were named finalists last month.

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Join Us for the Spring Auction - April 27, 2019

By Graham Pearsall on 02/22/2019

This year's spring auction will be held at Waring on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The theme for the event is “Coast to Coast" and will honor our alumni who leave Waring to find success from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast and beyond.

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Nine Waring Students Awarded Prizes for Art and Writing

By Graham Pearsall on 02/4/2019

Students from across Massachusetts submitted nearly 20,000 pieces of art and writing to this year's Scholastic Art and Writing Contest sponsored by The Boston Globe and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

Rising to the top of the extremely competitive contest were seven Waring artists and two Waring writers. Leading the way were Gold Key recipients Will Stomberg '20 and Arion Carraher-Kang '21 as well as Silver Key winner Julia Kautz '19.

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2019 Faculty Grant Program Award Recipients

By Graham Pearsall on 01/28/2019

Created entirely by Waring’s parent community to show their deepest gratitude for Waring’s teachers and staff, the Faculty Grant Program provides funding for Waring employees to pursue enriching experiences beyond the walls of campus. The Faculty Grant Program affords faculty and staff the opportunity to think outside the box, pursuing passions for subjects that they might not otherwise be able to access. In return, they will then bring that experiential knowledge back into the classroom to inform and enrich their students’ learning. In just two years, generous donors to the Faculty Grant Program have already made possible 11 grants. Read below about the amazing projects this year’s recipients will undertake with their grants.

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Le Temps Retrouvé - Special Edition Released

By Graham Pearsall on 01/26/2019

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Another edition of Le Temps Retrouvé is hot off the digital press.

From the editor, Head of School Tim Bakland: "Waring School is a place of ideas and 'voices' — voice in its many forms, written, poetic, artistic, musical, athletic, whimsical, serious, adventurous, and all the rest. Le Temps Retrouvé is one of many venues in which you’ll find the very essence of Waring School through student expression."

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Waring Senior's Art Exhibited Alongside Professional Artist

By Graham Pearsall on 01/25/2019

For the next six weeks, at Waring Downtown (290 Cabot St), the artwork of Sarah Malboeuf '19 will hang alongside the abstract oil paintings of local, professional artist Miranda Aisling. 

The initiative, organized by Miranda, aims to introduce Waring students to Beverly-area artists who have created a living around art. 

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Student Film, "The Raising of the Cassandra," Premieres at All-School Meeting

By Graham Pearsall on 01/18/2019

On Thursday, January 17, students crammed into Waring's Theater for the world premiere of "The Raising of the Cassandra."

The compelling 23-minute mystery was directed by Sarah Bradshaw '19, written by A. Reid Bradshaw '17, and produced by Robert J. Bradshaw, a teacher in Waring's Music Department.

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Waring Debate excels at Newton South Tournament

By Waring Faculty on 01/14/2019

Yesterday, at Newton South High School, Waring Debate competed in a Varsity-Only tournament in Public Forum Debate. It was Waring's first foray with the January topic: "Resolved: The United States federal government should prioritize reducing the federal debt over promoting economic growth."

At the end of five rounds of debating, two teams qualified for the Massachusetts State Tournament on March 30: Sasha Malley and Gareth Buhl as well as Anand Fedele and Julia Kautz. The attached photo shows Kautz and Fedele receiving their trophies from Newton South's coach, Josh Cohen.

Topics: students Debate
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Waring Robotics Team Advances to World Championship

By Graham Pearsall on 12/21/2018

A championship robotics team isn’t built in a day. It’s built one LEGO brick at a time.

Last year, in their first year of competition, Waring did not finish in the top nine at the Revere FIRST LEGO League qualifying competition to advance to the Eastern Massachusetts Tournament.

This year, they qualified for the World Championship.
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Debate Team Qualifies for State Tournament

By Admin on 12/21/2018

At the Lincoln-Sudbury Winter Debate Festival on December 9, 150 teams (300 debaters) from dozens of schools competed in the open varsity division. Despite the stiff competition, Waring's teams had a successful day.

In the field of 300 speakers, Julia Kautz won 9th place and Anand Fedele won 14th place. Gareth Buhl and Arion  Carraher-Kang  were also both in the top 10% of speakers.
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Waring Wins Robotics Competition, Qualifies for State Tournament

By Graham Pearsall on 12/21/2018

Two Waring School robotics teams will advance to next weekend’s Eastern Massachusetts State Finals after sweeping the top two places at the Revere FIRST LEGO League State Qualifying Tournament on Saturday, December 8.

Twenty two teams competed in the tournament designed to challenge middle schoolers with real-life scientific problems. Teams had to design, code, and build a robot to perform tasks, propose a solution to a problem associated with long-duration space travel, and demonstrate civility while working as a team.
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Students Compare Research Notes with WHOI Scientists

By Graham Pearsall on 12/6/2018

For months, Waring students in John Wigglesworth's Earth, Ocean, and Environment class have conducted field work in Gloucester to support their oceanographic research projects. Last week, they visited Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to discuss their work with world-class scientists.

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Waring's Charitable Student Body

By Graham Pearsall on 12/6/2018

As we break for Thanksgiving recess, we express our thanks for and our awe of Waring’s charitable student body. Just last week, Elodie, a seventh grader, raised $336 for Beverly Bootstraps, students helped run a blood drive that collected 24 units of lifesaving blood, and Tutorials began to make plans to donate toys to Wellspring House in time for the holidays. Thank you, students, for your commitment to improving our community.
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Grace Lin, Newbery Honor author, visits with students, leads Humanities Discussions

By Graham Pearsall on 12/6/2018

“'Stories cannot tell all,' [Amah] said, and shrugged with heaviness, and the stonecutter saw her eyes suddenly haunted with worry. 'I disagree,' the stonecutter said, his hand reaching to pat Amah’s. 'I think stories tell everything.'”

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Girls Soccer Wins NEPSAC Class D Quarterfinal

By Mike Kersker on 12/6/2018

With an impressive 6-0 win over The Williams School in the quarterfinals, girls varsity soccer has advanced to the NEPSAC Class D Soccer Tournament semifinals. 

The girls will play Christian Heritage School this Saturday, November 17, at 1:30pm in Trumbull, Connecticut.
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E.E. Ford Foundation Awards Waring $100K Grant

By Graham Pearsall on 12/6/2018

On November 15, National Philanthropy Day, Waring School was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation. This generous grant will support the school's Campaign for Waring and will help fund a new, sustainable school building. In the coming year, Waring will raise $100,000 in matching funds.
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Wood Earns XC All-New England Award

By Mike Kersker on 12/6/2018

Running in only his second New England Division IV cross country meet, freshman Ethan Wood finished an impressive 19th with a time of 19:22. (Top 20 runners are named All- New England).

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Girls Varsity Soccer Earns Number Four Seed in NEPSAC Class D Tournament

By Mike Kersker on 11/10/2018

The Waring girls varsity soccer team has been selected to participate in the NEPSAC Class D New England Small School Soccer Tournament for the first time since 2013. 

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Waring Cross Country to Finish Season at NEPSTA Meet

By Mike Kersker on 11/8/2018

The Waring Cross Country team finished the regular season with four runners named to their respective all-star teams.

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FLL opens season with first place finish at 16-team Andover scrimmage

By Graham Pearsall on 11/6/2018

Waring's FIRST LEGO League team began their season will a first-place finish at a 16-team scrimmage in Andover on Saturday, November 3.

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Waring Theatre Puts On Excellent Production of "The Secret in the Wings"

By Graham Pearsall on 11/5/2018

At first, young Heidi is scared of her ogre babysitter (he has a tail for gosh sakes!), but slowly she is won over by his storytelling. He reads her lesser-known fairy tales of kings, princesses, snakes, and swans, each tale playing out on stage.

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Ipswich Audubon Walk by Ananda Corum '23

By Waring Student on 11/1/2018

"We walk through the brightly colored forest–the classic New England fall scene with its bright foliage and beech trees bordering a wetland seized by cattails..."

Members of Group 1 hiked the Esker Trail in Ipswich during an earth science/geology class with John Wigglesworth. They searched the area for evidence that glaciers had receded through the region and wrote short reflections on their findings.

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What's better: dirty or clean

By Graham Pearsall on 10/30/2018

In 2013, a team of hard-hitting French journalists travelled to Waring to answer the important question–what's better: dirty or clean? Now five years later, they return to ask the same question...but has anything changed?

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Waring Team wins Miles for Mary 5k, Contributes to more than $4000 raised for Brain Cancer Research

By Graham Pearsall on 10/23/2018

Waring runners were crowned repeat champions of the Miles for Mary 5k on Saturday in Marblehead. The team, organized by Senior Julia Kautz, helped raise money for brain cancer research. All race proceeds, totalling more than $4000, were donated directly to Mass General Hospital.

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Don't miss your shot at Hamilton Tickets, donate to Campaign to be entered in raffle

By Graham Pearsall on 10/12/2018

A generous donor has given Waring two orchestra tickets to see Hamilton: An American Musical at the Boston Opera House on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 2:00pm. Anyone who donates to the Campaign for Waring by October 28 will be entered into a drawing to win the tickets valued at over $1,200. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 30.

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Waring Alumni Finding Success at NCAA Level

By Mike Kersker on 10/7/2018

For a school that graduates only 26 students on average per year, Waring Athletics is still able to provide a platform for future collegiate sports success. Waring school varsity sports consist of soccer, cross country, basketball, and lacrosse. Each year our athletes are not only competitive inside of the conferences we play in, but our alumni are proving that they can make an impact at the collegiate level as well.

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Campaign for Waring Announced

By Graham Pearsall on 09/22/2018

On Saturday, September 22, Waring School made a transformative announcement that marks an historic moment for the school. Head of School Tim Bakland and Chair of the Board Joanne Avallon officially announced the CAMPAIGN FOR WARING -- with the goal to raise an historic $6 million dollars for Waring students, faculty, and a new School Building.

To date, through the record-breaking support of donors from all constituencies as well as from foundation support of Waring's mission, Waring has already raised a remarkable $5.1 million in commitments toward the campaign goal!

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Waring Welcomes 31 New Students at Convocation Ceremony

By Graham Pearsall on 09/22/2018

31 new signatures, 31 rings of the bell, 31 new students welcomed to Waring.

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Waring Varsity Soccer Teams Both Find Success in Opener

By Mike Kersker on 09/19/2018

The boys opened up their season with a 3-0 win over Chapel Hill Chauncey Hall. Waring’s goal scorers were sophomores Cole Sauder, Brad Lyman, and senior Paul Taylor.

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Waring Cross Country Dashes Off to Strong Start

By Mike Kersker on 09/19/2018

The Waring Cross Country team competed in their first meet of the 2018 campaign at Jericho Forest in Weston.

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Use Amazon Smile to Donate to Waring

By Admin on 09/12/2018

Visit smile.amazon.com and select "Waring School" as your favorite charitable organization

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Introducing Waring’s Newest Faculty Members

By Graham Pearsall on 08/29/2018

Waring School is excited to introduce eight new faculty members for the start of the 2018-19 academic year. Learn a little about each addition below.

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Waring School Welcomes Three New Trustees

By Graham Pearsall on 08/20/2018

Waring School is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the Board of Trustees– Juanita Prescod, Scott Hylton, and Miranda Russell ’90.

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Journal Excerpts from the Arctic: Waring Teacher Spends Summer Conducting Oceanographic Research above Arctic Circle

By Waring Faculty on 08/13/2018

August 6:

"The ice in the area has brought a new spirit to the ship. We're no longer using auto-pilot, holding a straight course. The mates are weaving the ship through the ice like a slalom course at about 6 knots. On the occasion we do hit ice, the scraping noise vibrates through the ship and the vessel lurches to one side or the other.

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Waring's Talented Music Instructors to Perform Several Summer Gigs

By Admin on 07/18/2018

Waring music teachers will be busy in July and August performing at several events.

On July 22 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Cellist Instructor Kristen Miller will perform cello, sing, and share poetry at Hamilton House in South Berwick, ME, as part of the Sundays in the Garden Series.

On July 22 at 8:00 p.m. Tiffany Baxter, chair of Waring's performing arts department, will perform works of Leonard Bernstein at Annisquam Village Church in Gloucester.

On August 1 at 7:00 p.m. Clarinet Instructor Susan Burnett-Halling will perform with her husband and daughter at the Hatch Shell in Boston as part of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra Concert Series.

On August 2 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Jay Miele, Waring’s Jazz Ensemble Leader, will perform with his band SoulCity at the Crane Estate in Ipswich.

On August 24 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Kristen Miller will again perform as part of a sound-healing meditation at the First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist Church in Newburyport.

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Elizabeth Patrick '19 named to Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team

By Admin on 07/16/2018

Elizabeth Patrick '19, who led Waring Lacrosse with 59 goals this spring, was named to Boston Herald's All-Scholastic 2018: Prep/Private Team. Elizabeth was one of only four girl lacrosse players from across the state to be honored by the newspaper.

Earlier this spring, Elizabeth was also named lacrosse MVP of the Independent Girls Conference for the third consecutive year.

In the summer, Elizabeth plays for the Mass Elite Lacrosse Team.

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Eight Reasons Why Waring Endterm Rocks

By Admin on 06/20/2018

This spring, Waring students built a skiff, interviewed political candidates, created a video game, wrote novellas, sewed rompers, travelled to Canada, designed theater sets, programmed robots, studied the World Cup, recreated historical photographs, and pondered the good life as part of a three-week Endterm for grades 6-10. The term is intensive, experiential, and often involves off-campus or travel experiences.

What makes it great? Why does it fit Waring’s core philosophy?

In their own words, eight Waring students explain why:

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More than half of 2018 Waring School graduates to attend top-50 ranked College or University

By Admin on 05/31/2018

Waring School celebrated the remarkable Class of 2018 at the School’s 39th commencement ceremony on Friday, May 25. All members of the Class will matriculate to four-year colleges or universities and more than half will attend schools ranked in the top 50 by U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 College and University Rankings.

“Seniors, the time has come now to set sail,” said Tim Bakland in his remarks to the graduates. “And even in this age’s most uncertain hour, you are called to soaring flight. May you be well, be yourselves, learn from others like you and others unlike you, create, inspire, and move with grace.”

Outstanding faculty, a challenging liberal arts curriculum, and a school-wide emphasis on community and leadership have helped 29 graduates choose the following renowned colleges and universities to attend this fall.

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Félicitations! Waring shines with 75 national laureates from Le Grand Concours

By Admin on 05/21/2018

An impressive 75 Waring students were awarded national laureates from the 2018 Le Grand Concours. Waring francophiles received 1 platinum, 22 gold, 36 silver, and 16 bronze medals for scoring well on the national French contest.

Junior Paul Taylor’s perfect score was the first ever platinum medal for Waring.

In total, 158 Waring students joined more than 85,000 middle and high school students across the United States who participated in the contest that tested oral comprehension, reading, and grammar knowledge.

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Lacrosse Season Underway

By Mike Kersker on 04/17/2018

With wet weather impacting the Waring lacrosse game schedule, both the boys and girls were finally able to get in their first matches of the season last week. The girls got by Gann last Tuesday with an 18-6 win, while their game against Beaver Country Day was lost in the last 10 seconds of the game with a final score of 18-17. Elizabeth Patrick had 10 goals in the loss while Ceceila Russell played well in net for Waring.

For the boys, it was a great start to the season with a 14-1 win against Boston Trinity Academy. Eli Biletch played well in goal, while contributions came from both expreinced and less experienced players throughout the game.

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Waring Teacher Christiane Jedryka-Taylor Honored by the French Government

By Admin on 04/9/2018

The Prime Minister of France, upon the recommendation of the French Ministry of Education, has awarded Waring teacher Christiane Jedryka-Taylor the distinction of "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques" (Knight in the Order of the French Academic Palms) for her outstanding contributions over many years to promote the French language and Francophone culture. This honor is rarely given to secondary school teachers, which makes it all the more significant! Madame Jedryka-Taylor will receive her decoration at a formal ceremony conducted by French Consul General of France in Boston, Mr. Valéry Freland.

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Waring Juniors Chosen for Exhibition at The Marble Collection Gala

By Admin on 04/2/2018

Waring Juniors Johanna Couture-Porcaro and Tassy Chen have works nominated for exhibition at The Marble Collection’s fifth annual magazine release gala, Spring into Art, on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00pm at UMass Boston’s Harbor Gallery. Johanna's work “Lila Jane” and Tassy's "In Orange" were nominated.

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Julia Kautz Named Scholastic American Voices Winner

By Admin on 03/26/2018

Waring Junior Julia Kautz was named a Gold Key recipient in Scholastic Art and Writing regional awards and was then awarded a National Gold Medal. In addition, her work was chosen as one of five works of writing from each region selected by local judges as an American Voices nominee. Then from among those five nominees her work was selected as the winner and one of only a handful of writers in the nation to receive an American Voices Medal.

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Music for Food Soirée

By Admin on 03/26/2018

Join us for our fourth annual Music for Food Soirée to aid hunger relief on Friday, April 13 at 7:30pm in the Theater. All proceeds from this special soirée will go to Beverly Bootstraps via the Music for Food organization, which strives to empower musicians of all ages to use their artistry to alleviate the problems of food insecurity faced by people around the country. There is a $10 suggested donation for a night of amazing student music. Last year Waring raised over $2,250, enough to fund 6,700 meals for food insecure individuals and families in the Beverly community.

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Six Waring Students Represented in Art Show and Competition at Montserrat

By Admin on 03/5/2018

Waring had six students represented at the Sixth District Congressional Art Show and Competition at Montserrat College of Art's 301 Cabot Street Gallery, that was on view from March 15-17. A closing reception and award ceremony with Congressman Seth Moulton was held on Saturday, March 17. Elle Zymba was named "Best of Waring School” by the jurors, and awarded a scholarship for study at Montserrat’s Pre-College Program.

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Waring Debate Team Places 4th at Mardi Gras Debate Tournament

By Admin on 03/5/2018

At the Mardi Gras debate tournament, held on Saturday, March 3 at Shrewsbury High School, Phoebe Holz & Swara Douglas placed 4th among 93 teams in open varsity competition, going undefeated in preliminary rounds.They qualified for quarterfinals, where they met a very strong varsity team from Newton South. This was a remarkable showing for our novice team, which will also be competing at the Massachusetts State Debate tournament on March 24 at Chelmsford High School. Madeline Boyd also competed with success at the Mardi Gras, as a maverick debater (one who competes without a partner).

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Waring Senior Wins Award in Endicott’s High School Student Art Competition

By Admin on 02/26/2018

Waring Senior Laura Miller won an award for Excellence in Book Arts at the Endicott College High School Art Competition, where there is work from over 100 students. Waring has three students represented at Endicott College’s Annual High School Student Art Competition. The show allows schools to submit three pieces of work, but the three works must be of different media. This year Waring is represented by Asher Leahy (pen and watercolor drawing), Laura Miller (mixed media altered book) and Julia Natale (black and white photography). The show is being judged by Lydia Gordon, Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and Research at the Peabody Essex Museum. The opening and awards ceremony was Thursday, March 1, and the show is up and open to the public from March 1-28 in the Desnoyers Arts Overlook in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College.

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Waring Debate Earns Trophy at Harvard National Debate Tournament

By Admin on 02/20/2018

Last weekend, the Waring Debate Society competed in the Harvard National Debate Tournament, the largest invitational debate tournament of the year. With over 1700 students and 426 judges participating in 3 divisions of debate, Waring's teams had exceptional success.

In Junior Varsity Debate, the team of Julia Kautz & Anand Fedele had a 5W-1L record in their preliminary rounds and won their first elimination round on Saturday night, having to return for competition on Sunday when they earned their trophy, finishing in the top 32 of 295 teams. Clara Wang & Swara Douglas also competed in Junior Varsity Debate.

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Waring Debate Qualifies for National Catholic Forensic League's Grand National Tournament

By Admin on 02/12/2018

Waring debaters Sascha Denby & Gareth Buhl qualified for the National Catholic Forensic League's Grand National Tournament by placing in the top six of teams attending the qualifier, held at Shrewsbury High School on Saturday, February 10. This marks the second time in Waring Debate history that a team has qualified. Because the tournament is held the same weekend as the Waring Graduation, Sascha & Gareth graciously declined the invitation and gave the qualification to a team from Manchester Essex Regional.

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Ten Waring Students Attend AISNE Middle School Students of Color Conference

By Admin on 02/12/2018

On Saturday, February 10, Ten Waring middle school students along with Waring Art teacher KB Breiseth attended the AISNE Middle School Students of Color Conference at the Dana Hall School in Wellesley. It was a chance for students to be part of a larger community conversation about equal access to education and empowerment.

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Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners 17-18

By Admin on 02/5/2018

Congratulations to our Boston Globe National Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners!

(read more for winners and photos)

Writing

Gold Key
Arion Carraher-Kang / Poetry - Our Words
Ilana Frost / Script - Goddamn Diva Shimmer
Julia Kautz / PE/Memoir - From Father to Whale
Sasha Malley / Short Story - Braiding

Silver Key
Sophia Bereaud / PE/Memoir - Borders
Phoebe DeAngelo / PE/Memoir - Hero
Arianne Horan / Poetry - Behind the Scenes
Julia Kautz / Poetry - His Underworld
Sparhawk Mulder / Poetry - Adolescent’s Complaint to a Poet
Richard Stuart / Short Story - New Zealand Would’ve Been Easier
Alice Sullivan / Critical Essay - The Road Home
Elizabeth Ward / PE/Memoir - The First Day

Honorable Mentions
Ilaria Bardini / Poetry - For Him
Sophia Bereaud / Short Story - Pura
Carly Comparato / Script - Swimming in Drama
Johanna Couture / Short Story - Lila Jane
Anand Fedele / PE/Memoir - The Moped Man
Ilana Frost / PE/Memoir - Unbearable Necessity
Ilana Frost / Script - 46th President
Arianne Horan / Poetry - Under the Umbrella
Julia Kautz / Poetry - Raise the Bread Before It Falls
Will Stomberg / Poetry - Not Enough Words
Alice Sullivan / Short Story - The Hat
Alice Sullivan / Short Story - One Yard Over
Jackson Tham / PE/Memoir - Summer’s End

** AMERICAN VOICES NOMINEE

Art

Silver Key
Ari Dimond Putnam / Drawing & Illustration - A Profile of Eleyna Bayer

Honorable Mentions
Ben Glass / Film & Animation - Octopus’s Garden
Ben Glass / Film & Animation - At the Tone
Asher Leahy / Mixed Media - How to Remember
Sarah Malboeuf / Mixed Media - Self Portrait in Thread
Laura Miller / Mixed Media - High Street Court
Amy Petralia / Photography - Wonder
Amy Petralia / Photography - Timeless
Amy Petralia / Photography - Illusions
Amy Petralia / Photography - Thoughts Aloud
Amelia Wyler / Sculpture - Lion’s Face

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Waring's North Shore Young Writers Conference Featured on Wickedlocal.com

By Admin on 01/18/2018

The North Shore Young Writers Conference was awarded an $800 grant to fund scholarships by the Mass. Cultural Council. Read the full story on Wicked Local HERE.

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Congratulations AMC 8 Contest Winners

By Admin on 01/12/2018

Congratulations to our school winners of the AMC 8 contest run by the Mathematical Association of America. First place Julie Durning, Second place Meg Patrick, and Third place Molly Cruikshank. Each November, more than 100,000 middle school aged students nationwide participate in the contest.

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Waring Debate Shines Despite Snow and Ice

By Admin on 01/8/2018

The snow and frigid weather did not prevent the Waring Debate Society from attending the Newton South Winter Festival Debate on Saturday, January 6 where they competed in open Varsity Public Forum Debate on the topic: Resolved – that Spain should grant Catalonia its independence.

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Waring Debate Excels at Lincoln-Sudbury Competition

By Admin on 12/11/2017

Last Saturday, the Waring Debate Society competed in the Lincoln-Sudbury High School Debate Competition and had great success at all levels. The tournament had 112 teams (224 debaters) competing in four rounds of varsity competition. Perhaps the most remarkable performance was by Waring’s novice team of Arion Carraher-Kang & Tucker Smith, who had a record of 3 wins and 1 loss and placed 12th of 112 teams. Tucker won the trophy for 11th place speaker of 224. This was the best showing Waring has had by a novice team in varsity competition.

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Three Waring Students Named Globe All-Scholastic

By Manuel Sucre on 12/7/2017

Waring would like to congratulate Jared Wood, Elizabeth Patrick and Ella Bellin. These three outstanding student-athletes were named most valuable player for their respective leagues, earning them a spot as a Globe All-Scholastic.

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Waring Debate Wins Lexington High School Tournament

By Admin on 11/20/2017

Waring Debaters Alice Sullivan and Sasha Malley won the varsity division of the Lexington High School Debate tournament yesterday, competing in a field of 68 teams. They went undefeated throughout the tournament, and after five preliminary rounds, squared off against the only other undefeated team, Nightingale-Bamford High School from New York City. On a 5-0 decision of the judges, Alice and Sasha were the champions! Speaker awards in the varsity division (a field of 136 debaters) also went to Sascha Denby (10th) and Julia Kautz (14th). Richard Stewart & Sascha Denby, along with Alice & Sasha also qualified for the State Tournament.

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Waring Athletics Raises $1,158 for Hurricane Relief

By Admin on 11/15/2017

The Waring School Athletics Department hosted a 5K fundraiser that raised a total of $1,158 to benefit hurricane relief. Read the full story in the Beverly Citizen HERE

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Board of Trustees Reaches 100% Participation!

By Admin on 11/1/2017

The Waring School Board of Trustees has reached 100% participation in the 2017-18 Waring Fund! This complete Board support reflects the strong commitment of the Trustees to the Head of School, faculty and administration, as well as its strategic vision for the future of Waring.

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Championship Week For Waring Soccer and XC

By Mike Kersker on 10/30/2017

Waring will send both the boys and girls soccer teams into the Semi-Finals of their respected leagues this Wednesday, November 1. The girls will take on the number two seed, Brimmer and May at Brimmer. The girls split with Brimmer during the regular season, and lost out on home field advantage for the Semi-Finals on goal differential. Kickoff is set for 3:30. The boys, who knocked off Newman 3-1 in their Quarter-Final win last Thursday will take on Gann Academy, the number one seed in the tournament. The game is set to kickoff for 3:15 at Gann Academy.

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Alum Aidan Wood Named NESCAC Player of The Week

By Mike Kersker on 10/30/2017

Hamilton Standout and Waring Alum Aidan Wood scores a hat trick to knock of number one seed Amherst College in the NESCAC Men's College Soccer Tournament. Aidan became the top point leader in the league and is currently tied for the most goals in the NESCAC this year.

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Waring Students Participate in 2017 Crane Estate Student Art Show

By Admin on 10/26/2017

Waring has 14 students represented in this year's juried Crane Estate Student Art Show and Sale. This year’s theme is "Nature’s Wisdom” and the show will take place on November 4 & 5 from 10:00am-4:00pm in the Casino on the Crane Estate in Ipswich. A portion of any work sold benefits The Trustees of Reservations.

This year’s participating artists are Tano Barendsen-Rossi, Ella Bellin, Eli Biletch, Sascha Denby, Chloé Hupin, Annabel Judy, Phineas Karambis, Asher Leahy, Julia Lewis, Laura Miller, Julia Natale, Ursula Siegfried, Jared Wood, and Jonesy Zhang.

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Varsity Boys Host Newman in MBIL Quarter-Final

By Mike Kersker on 10/25/2017

Under the leadership of Tri-Captains Jared Wood, Sascha Denby and Hunton Russell, the Boys Varsity soccer team has earned fourth place in the MBIL regular season and will host Newman tomorrow in the first round of the Mass Bay Independent League playoffs on the Mine Field at 3:30pm.

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Waring Alums Making A Difference Down the Stretch

By Mike Kersker on 10/25/2017

Waring alums, Nick Wigglesworth (Hobart Soccer) and Aidan Wood (Hamilton Soccer), played an important role in last weekends' games for their respective schools. Nick scored his first goal for the Statesmen, giving the team one of the two goals it needed against Vassar for the 2-1 win. The win lifted Hobart into first place in the Liberty League with two games to be played in the regular season.

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Team Waring Participates in Miles For Mary 5K Fundraiser For Brain Cancer

By Mike Kersker on 10/23/2017

Waring won first place team in the Miles for Mary 5K in Marblehead on Saturday October 21. Sara Wheeler was the fastest member of the team earning 2nd place overall for teens. Julia Kautz came in 3rd and Laura Miller in 4th. More importantly, the Waring Team raised over $450 for brain cancer research that morning.

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Hurricane Relief 5K Fundraiser

By Mike Kersker on 10/19/2017

The Waring Athletics Department will be holding a 5K fundraiser during sports time on Tuesday, October 24 at 3:30pm to support the victims of the recent hurricanes. There will be a 5K (Waring’s Cross Country course), along with baked goods for sale. All of the Waring community, including parents, teachers, friends, and French correspondents are invited to take part in either walking or running in the 5K fundraiser. A donation of $5 is encouraged but optional. If you would like to donate, there is a jar outside of Mrs. Cahill's office along with a sign-up sheet to participate in the 5K. All donations will go towards the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief to help families who were impacted.

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Novice Debaters Shine at Season Opener

By Admin on 10/16/2017

Waring’s novice Debate teams started strong at their season opener held at Arlington High School last Saturday. They competed in a field of 189 debaters from schools all over Massachusetts. Every Waring team won debates, with some placing in the very top tier of the competition.

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Patrick Leads Girl's Soccer Team

By Admin on 10/11/2017

The Waring girls are off to an undefeated start this season at 6-0.  See Salem News story here: Waring girls soccer

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Waring Makerspace Featured by Beverly Citizen

By Admin on 09/28/2017

Waring's new makerspace, the Waring Industrial Park, was recently featured in the Beverly Citizen. You can read about the ribbon cutting with Beverly Mayor Mike Cahill and the start of Waring's First Lego League team HERE.

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Bellin Confident With Strong Supporting Cast

By Mike Kersker on 09/27/2017

Junior Ella Bellin has crossed the finish line as the fastest girl in the MBIL for the first two meets of the 2017 season. She has yet to get into her end of season form, which saw her achieve her personal best of 20:58 last year on the Cambridge School of Weston’s course in Jericho Forest, but she feels good about her latest time of 22:15.

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Waring Boys Fall to Gann

By Mike Kersker on 09/20/2017

In a rematch of last year’s MBIL final, Waring played a nice brand of soccer at times but didn’t get the result they were hoping for as they kicked off at home yesterday against rival Gann Academy.

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Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

By Admin on 09/19/2017

Waring School’s Head of School, Tim Bakland, announced today that Alice Sullivan, Sascha Denby and Sophie Bereaud have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the Head of School to these scholastically talented seniors.

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Waring Teacher to Read Poetry at Gloucester Writer’s Center

By Admin on 09/13/2017

Writing and Humanities teacher, Joshua Scott-Fishburn, will be part of a joint poetry reading tonight at the Gloucester Writing Center where he will read work written during his teaching sabbatical. He will share the stage with Somerville poet, Ben Berman, whose first book titled Strange Borderlands won the 2014 Peace Corps Award for Best Book of Poetry and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Awards. Joshua’s work will feature public-themed poems that include meditations on Gloucester's contemporary culture as it intersects with local and national history as well as private-themed poems focused on the tensions of personal intimacy and alienation. Joshua began working with the GWC over the course of his sabbatical, both as a writer and board member.

The reading will take place tonight, September 13 from 7:30 to 9:00pm. The Gloucester Writing Center is located at 126 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.

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Tree sticks will claw the air and rattle.
Gusts will pick up trash and it will
flutter and shred above in branches
like prayer flags from Sikkim, but different.
Scuttling and scraping recyclables will emigrate down asphalt
and concrete to the beach. Recyclables will reach
the harbor where day after day they will
alternately collect, float, collect,
then submerge partway down the water column.
Each day sun will chisel water
with cuts that reject the sky.
People will drive cars over
and kick away empties from the sidewalk.
These events may or may not diminish
what life lives here in Gloucester-town.

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Waring Alumnae to Perform Chicago The Musical in Salem

By Admin on 08/9/2017

This weekend the Bluestocking Theatre Company, a group founded by Christianna Moestue '16 and Emma Garthwaite '17, will be performing Chicago The Musical in Salem. Sarah Malboeuf '19 is playing Amos Hart. You can purchase tickets HERE.

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MacEwen Settles in Nicely at Vassar

By Mike Kersker on 07/23/2017

As a student at the Waring school, there is no choice but to be invested in your schoolwork and school community. MacEwen chalks up her ability to adjust so easily to being a student-athlete at Vassar to her years spent as a Waring student. Having a busy schedule at Waring definitely helped to prepare me to play lacrosse in college, says MacEwen.

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Vaneck Finds New Home at University of New England

By Mike Kersker on 06/27/2017

As a former three-sport captain at Waring, Jacob Vaneck knew he wanted to make collegiate athletics a part of his life at some level. He was recruited by multiple schools in his favorite sport, lacrosse, and ultimately found the right fit both academically and in a lacrosse program at the University of New England.

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Bikes and Service Endterm Featured in Salem News for their Parklet

By Admin on 06/19/2017

The Bikes and Service Endterm was featured in Salem News for the "Parklet" they set up in front of the Atomic Cafe on Thursday, June 8. You can read the full story in the Salem News HERE.

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Mike Ballin and Josh Gabay Featured in Salem News for Successful Lacrosse Careers

By Admin on 06/13/2017

Seniors Mike Ballin and Josh Gabay were featured in the Salem News for their outstanding lacrosse careers at Waring. You can read the full article HERE.

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Waring Science Teacher Honored by New England Aquarium

By Admin on 05/22/2017

Waring Science teacher John Wigglesworth has received the 2017 Ocean Stewardship Honorable Mention Award from The New England Aquarium. This award recognizes teachers who are passionate about the ocean and who work to promote an ethic of ocean conservation in their classrooms and schools. John’s work with his Earth Science class, Oceans and Climate class, and several ocean-based Endterms exemplifies his work to improve awareness and appreciation of the oceans though a blend of academic and experience-based activities.

John will be recognized at the New England Aquarium’s World Oceans Day event on June 4, 2017 and will also be featured on their website and newsletter. Congratulations John!

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Waring Shines with 69 National Laureates in 2017 Le Grand Concours

By Admin on 05/22/2017

The results of Le Grand Concours 2017 are in and are truly impressive with 69 national laureates out of the 150 students present the day of the contest.

Le Grand Concours is the National French Contest for students of French in middle and high school. This year 78,899 students were enrolled, across the US. The competition uses authentic cultural material from a number of francophone countries and tests students’ oral comprehension, reading, and grammar knowledge. The contest places students in different fluency categories depending on their backgrounds to ensure fairness. It takes into account their levels of French, years of study of the language, and also family backgrounds. At Waring, 3 students were placed in the bilingual/bicultural category for their respective levels. The results of their performances were ranked separately.

This year, once again, our students excelled in the Grand Concours. Waring is proud to have 69 national laureates receiving 69 medals: 21 gold (95th percentile), 32 silver (85th or 90th percentile), and 16 bronze (75th or 80th percentile).

Here are the recipients for the regular category:

Bronze medal recipients

FLES (6th grade): Alma Power, Chris Douglas, Kellen Martin, Olive Sauder, Peter Hanna, Rowan Mulder

Level 01A: Sophia Boyd

Level 1A / B: Ben Hanna, JP Penaloza, Quin Adams, Bella Lilly

Level 2A / B: Anna Milendorf, Arden Collis Puro, Dolly Farah, Henry Symes.

Level 4A: Laura Miller

Silver medal recipients

FLES (6th grade): Ellis Debby, Olga Langman

Level 01A: Georgia Nourse, Cordelia Rozmiarek

Level 1A / B: Anand Fedele, Ella Bernard, Ilaria Bardini, Mattie Knowles, Owen Debby, Tucker Smith, Auden Muchnik, Austin Dowd, Cole Cunningham, Cole Sauder, Henry Younger, Ursula Siegfried, Will Stomberg, Cecilia Russell, Benny Weedon

Level 2A: Maddie Jutras, Swara Douglas, Betta Tham.

Level 3A: Jackson Tham, Julia Natale, Richard Stuart, Sarah Malboeuf, Grace Symes, Sara Wheeler, Sarah Bradshaw

Level 4A: Autumn Buhl

Level 5A: Reid Bradshaw, Sam Lincoln

Gold medal recipients

Level 01A: Beatrix Karambis

Level 1A / B: Catie Nemeskal, Cecilia Russell, Clara Corcoran, Griffin Wells, Jack Martin, Jemma West, Spar Mulder

Level 2A: Gareth Buhl, Luna Schiller, Phoebe Holz

Level 3A: Eli Biletch, Ilana Frost, Sasha Malley, Alice Sullivan, Lily Wildrick


Level 4A: Sophia Béreaud, Lucy Sinclair

Level 5A: Jack Kelly

In the Bilingual category:

Gold medal recipients

FLES 2B: Amelia Wyler

Level 3C: Chloe Hupin, Paul Taylor

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Debate Coach Tim Averill Earns Sixth Diamond Award from National Speech & Debate Association

By Admin on 05/11/2017

Congratulations to Tim Averill, Waring’s Writing teacher and Debate coach, who earned a Sixth Diamond degree of membership in the National Speech & Debate Association's Honor Society!

Diamond coach awards commend excellence and longevity in debate. The First Diamond award is earned when a coach receives 1,500 points and has been coaching in the Association for at least five years since achieving the degree of merit (25 points). Five years must pass between each new diamond award while earning an increased amount of points between each interval. Tim has earned 16,002 points over a coaching career that spans 46 years.

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Congratulations 2017 Beverly Teen Poetry Contest Winners!

By Admin on 05/11/2017

On Tuesday, April 25th, seven Waring students won nine awards in the Beverly Public Library's 21st Annual Teen Poetry Contest. Ilaria Bardini, Sarah Bradshaw, Gareth Buhl, Cole Cunningham, Erik Waxdal, Griffin Wells, and Jemma West read their poems aloud in the Sohier Room of the Beverly Public Library and received their final awards. With 627 entries submitted, only 25 finalists were selected. Waring was strongly represented. Congratulations to our winners!

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Q and A With Alumna Emma Taylor on "Becoming Part of The Crew"

By Mike Kersker on 04/18/2017

When Waring Alumna, Emma Taylor left for her first semester to Mt. Holyoke College this fall, she didn't plan on participating in collegiate athletics, but that all changed her first week on campus.

I caught up recently with Emma through email, asking her about her Crew experience so far and how her career as a Waring Student-Athlete helped her transition to becoming a Collegiate Student-Athlete.

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Waring Alumna Featured by Williams College for Work in Sustainability

By Admin on 04/7/2017

Waring alumna Eleanor Lustig ’14 was featured on the Williams College website for her work in sustainability and with the Ghana ThinkTank. Check out the full story HERE.

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Waring Students to Sing National Anthem at 2017 Boston Red Sox Season Opener

By Admin on 04/3/2017

Waring Students Sophia Bereaud ’18 and Lucy Sinclair ’17, as part of the Boston Children's Chorus, will sing the national anthem today at the 2017 Boston Red Sox season opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Opening Day ceremonies will begin at approximately 1:30pm with the game starting at 2:05pm. Hanscom Air Force Base will present the colors, and then two F-15C's will fly over at the conclusion of the national anthem.

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Waring’s School Physician Honored by Essex South District Medical Society 3/27/2017

By Admin on 03/27/2017

Waring’s school physician, Suzanne Graves, M.D., was honored as the district’s 2017 Community Clinician of the Year. You can read the full story on Patch.com HERE.

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Waring Debate Competes in State Tournament Over Spring Break

By Admin on 03/27/2017

Cutting their Spring Break a bit short, the team of Jack Kelly and Tristan Horan attended the Massachusetts State Debate Tournament, held at Acton Boxborough Regional High School on Saturday, March 25. The tournament was open only to teams that had qualified, and 60 teams participated in Varsity Public Forum Debate. Waring came in 22nd, and Jack Kelly was recognized as 8th place speaker of the 120 debaters who competed.

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Waring Senior Wins Third Prize at Endicott College High School Art Competition

By Admin on 03/22/2017

Waring Senior Jacqui Jutras ‘17 was awarded third place overall in the Endicott College High School Art Competition. This year the show had 80 pieces of art from over 25 high schools, and was juried by Al Miner, a curator at the Museum of Fine Arts. Waring submitted work from Hattie Cookson ‘17 (Photography), Emma Garthwaite ‘17 (Mixed-Media Drawing), and Jacqui Jutras ‘17 (Painting). The show is up until April 7 in the Desnoyers Overlook Gallery at Endicott College.

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Waring Junior Wins ‘Best of School’ in 6th District Congressional Art Show and Competition

By Admin on 03/22/2017

Waring Junior Asher Leahy ‘18 was awarded Waring’s “Best of School” for his painting Swampscott Sunset at the 6th District Congressional High School Art Competition and Exhibition. He received a citation from Congressman Seth Moulton and a scholarship for Montserrat’s Pre-College Program. Waring School was represented in the annual show by six student artists: Isaac Buxbaum (Photography), Laura Miller (mixed-media Drawing), Asher Leahy (Painting), Julia Natale (Photography), Sarah Malboeuf (Painting), and Elle Zymba (Painting). The show was held at the 301 Gallery at Montserrat College of Art in downtown Beverly.

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"Waring School Presents: an Evening of Song" Featured in the Beverly Citizen

By Admin on 03/1/2017

Waring Alumnae Miranda Russell ‘90 and Charlee Bianchini ‘05 performed a benefit concert at The Cabot Theater last Thursday. Check out the Beverly Citizen's article HERE!

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Waring Debate Builds Momentum and Experience

By Admin on 02/14/2017

On Saturday, February 11, eight members of the Waring Debate team attended the Boston Catholic Forensic League's national qualifying tournament, held in Shrewsbury, MA. The competition was very strong due to the winners being invited to attend nationals during Memorial Day weekend in Louisville, KY. Because this conflicts with Waring's graduation, the debate team did not compete to qualify but rather to gain experience, especially for our five 8th graders.

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Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners 16-17

By Admin on 02/6/2017

Congratulations to our Boston Globe National Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners!

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Two Waring Seniors Qualify for National Speech and Debate Association's National Tournament

By Admin on 02/6/2017

Seniors Jack Kelly and Tristan Horan have qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association's National Tournament, to be held in Birmingham, Alabama, on June 18-23. The qualifying tournament was held last Friday and Saturday in Shrewsbury, MA, and involved the best teams from the New England District. In this double-elimination tournament, Jack and Tristan lost their first debate and then won the next five to join two other teams (from Newton South) in qualifying.

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Waring Debate has Strong Showing in Columbia University Debate Tournament

By Admin on 01/27/2017

At the Columbia University Debate Tournament held in New York City on January 20-22, Jack Kelly and Sam Lincoln qualified for elimination debates and won their first "outround" before being eliminated from the tournament. Their 4-3 record against the best competition in the region was a very strong showing. Sam and Jack were chaperoned by Bill Lincoln, who also judged for Waring. Waring Alumna, Grace Panetta ’16, was at the tournament as a "host" judge.

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Waring Debate Excels at National Level Debate Tournament

By Admin on 01/20/2017

Last weekend, ten members of the Waring School Debate Team were at Lexington High School at a truly national-level debate tournament that hosted 153 Public Forum Debate teams (305 debaters) from the best debate programs in the country. Waring brought a range of debaters, from first-time competitors to our most experienced, Jack Kelly, debating alone (which is called mavericking.)

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French Cultural Center Awards Waring Teacher Grant for “Jouons Ensemble” Project

By Admin on 01/20/2017

The French Cultural Center Alliance Française of Boston and Cambridge has awarded Waring teacher Maureen Gedney’s school-wide project “Jouons Ensemble” (let’s play together) a grant of $400. The goal of this project is to create a “Jouons Ensemble” forum across the school that will bring together beginners all the way up to the more advanced students.

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Waring Fund Reaches 77% of Goal by Year End

By Admin on 01/17/2017

Thank you to our Waring Fund donors for your unrestricted support for the Waring School. Your gifts to the Waring Fund reflect your dedication and commitment to the school. Together, we make the Waring community even stronger. Thanks to you, we raised 77% of our $400,000 goal by December 31st. Our fiscal year ends June 30th, 2017. Contributions to the Waring Fund make a tremendous impact on the day-to-day lives of our students. We offer our heartfelt gratitude for your continuing support.

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Waring Senior Wins First Place Speaker in Public Forum Debate

By Admin on 01/9/2017

Waring Debate traveled to Newton South High School on Saturday, January 7 for competition in Public Forum debate. Despite the weather forecast, 79 teams (157 debaters) attended the competition. At the end of the four rounds of debate, Waring senior Tristan Horan was first place speaker! He was followed by Waring Juniors Sascha Denby in tenth and Alice Sullivan at eleventh.

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Two Waring Athletes Honored

By Mike Kersker on 01/3/2017

Elizabeth Patrick in Girls Soccer and Ella Bellin in Cross Country, were honored as Boston Globe 2016 Prep School All-Scholastics. Both Patrick and Bellin were nominated as their league's Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Runner for their respective sports. It is quite an honor to have one Globe All-Scholastic a season, but in typical Waring fashion, we seem to pack a big punch for such a small school.

Congratulations to both Elizabeth and Ella.

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Waring Debate Concludes 2016 on a High Note

By Admin on 12/13/2016

Seniors Jack Kelly and Sam Lincoln were undefeated in 5 preliminary rounds and lost on a 1-2 decision in the final round, in which they debated with excellence. The field was 96 teams (192 debaters). The third place team was Alice Sullivan and Sasha Malley, who were undefeated in preliminaries and ran their record on the current topic to 10 wins and no losses.

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Waring Faculty Member Nominated for 2017 Pushcart Prize

By Admin on 12/9/2016

Waring faculty member and alumna Edith Fouser ’95 was nominated by Burnt Pine Magazine for the 2017 Pushcart Prize. Edith was one of Burnt Pine’s six nominations for this prestigious literary award. If selected, Edith’s short story “Where I'm From” will be published in The Pushcart Prize XLI: Best of the Small Presses series, which features writers of short stories, poetry, and essays.

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Waring School Faculty Reaches 100% participation

By Admin on 12/6/2016

Waring School faculty and staff reached 100% participation in the Waring Fund for the second consecutive year! This continuing, unanimous support reflects our faculty’s deep commitment to the success of Waring School, its leadership and its strategic vision for the future. Thank you to each member of the faculty and staff for their dedication to our students and for the many ways they give back to this special community. Their support of the Waring Fund sets an impressive example for our students, parents, and alumni.

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Two Waring Students Attend 2016 All-National Honor Ensembles in Texas

By Admin on 11/18/2016

Senior Reid Bradshaw ‘17 and Junior Tano Barendsen-Rossi ’18 attended the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME)2016 All-National Honor Ensemblesas tenors in the Mixed Choir. This is the first year that Waring School will have multiple participants in this highly selective event. Both Reid and Tano were required to audition and be selected for both Districts and All-State Festivals last year before then being considered for All-Nationals through the submission of a demanding video audition.

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Waring Cross Country Places Fifth in Championships; Bellin Takes Most Valuable Runner

By Mike Kersker on 11/2/2016

The Waring Cross Country team placed fifth in the MBIL championships today at Chapel Hill Chauncey Hall. The team is led by senior captain, Sam Lincoln, who unfortunately has been out of competition for the past three weeks with an ankle injury. This didn't stop the senior leader from helping his team in other ways to Waring's best team finish in school history. Today's race saw many personal bests, but the most notable was Junior Ella Bellin's time of 21:20. Ella also earned the league's Most Valuable Runner award, another first for Waring Cross Country.

Rounding out the All-Stars were Juniors Sophia Bereaud and Carly Comporato for the girls, while Freshman Will Stomberg represented Waring on the boy's side.

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Wolfpack Win Massachusetts Bay Independent League Title

By Mike Kersker on 11/2/2016

The Waring Wolfpack are 2016 MBIL Soccer Champions! The 4th seeded Wolfpack knocked off the number 1 seed, Newman, in penalty kicks yesterday, only to go back out on the road today and play in the finals at Gann Academy.

Cole Sauder scored the game winning goal midway through the second half off an assist from Sascha Denby. Sascha and his brother Owen controlled the middle of the park for Waring, while the tandem of Mike Ballin and Jared Wood stymied Gann's attack, helping to give goalkeeper Hunton Russell the shutout.

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Girls Lose in Semi Finals; Boys Come From Behind to Win 4-3 in Penalty Kicks

By Mike Kersker on 11/1/2016

Goals from Senior Amanda Adams and Sophomore Sara Wheeler were not enough to knock off the number 2 seed Montrose, who out scored the girls 3-2. Montrose will play Brimmer and May today in the IGC Finals.

The Waring boys came from behind after going ahead 1-0 in the first five minutes of yeserday's game. Coach Jack Lindsay’s halftime constructive approach helped to give the boys a boost, after being down 3-1 at the half. With twenty minutes to play in the second half, the scoreline was 3-2. As the game approached the 15 minute mark, the teams exchanged counter attack after counter attack, with Newman going ahead 4-2. Waring jumped back on the scoreboard minutes later with a knock in off a dead ball from center back Mike Ballin. Sascha Denby scored his third goal of the game to make it 4-4 in the waning minutes of the match.

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Visitors from NPH Mexico Perform at Waring

By Admin on 10/31/2016

On Tuesday, October 24, Waring was visited by the Mexican chapter of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH), Spanish for "Our Little Brothers and Sisters." Visitors from NPH Mexico spent time with Humanities 1 before taking the stage at All-School Meeting. There they performed traditional Mexican folkloric music and dance, inviting students on stage to participate.

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Ten Waring Students Accepted into Crane Estate Art Show

By Admin on 10/28/2016

On November 5 and 6 from 10:00am-4:00pm, ten Waring students will take part in the Crane Estate Art Show and Sale: "The Spirit of the Garden." Student artists include Isaac Buxbaum (Photography), Hattie Cookson (Photography), Carly Comparato (Painting), Sascha Denby (Photography), Asher Leahy (Painting), Katerina Pappas (Painting), David Rowse (Photography), Lucy Sinclair (Painting), Hope Younger (Painting) and Jonesy Zhang (Photography). Student work will be featured in the Casino at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate. Art proceeds benefit the artists and The Trustees. Check out The Trustees website for more information.

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Waring Labyrinth in the News!

By Admin on 10/25/2016

During their Medieval course, freshmen and sophomore students created a labyrinth with stones from our old courtyard. Check out the Beverly Citizen's article on the labyrinth HERE!

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Waring Students Visit Sagamore Hill Radio Observatory in Hamilton

By Admin on 10/25/2016

Recently, Waring School’s Earth Science class visited the Sagamore Hill Radio Observatory in Hamilton, MA. Waring teacher John Wigglesworth said “I think it’s important for the kids to gain a perspective of the earth in relation to the sun and to understand that the sun influences the earth in more ways than light and heat.” Sagamore Hill is part of the 2nd Weather Group of the Air Force Weather Agency and is a functional component of the Radio Solar Telescope Network.

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Waring Cross Country - Making Strides

By Mike Kersker on 10/20/2016

The Waring cross country team is sometimes overshadowed by the large number of student-athletes that play soccer during the fall at Waring. This year seems to be a bit different. With 26 rostered runners, the Waring cross country team is not only large in numbers, but its runners are competing like they never have before.

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Soccer Teams Begin Season

By Admin on 09/21/2016

The Waring soccer teams are off to a strong start! The girls are 2-0 in conference, while the boys are 1-1. The girls defeated Gann Academy, 1-0

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Waring Soccer Alumni Finding Their Way

By Mike Kersker on 09/21/2016

Former Waring Soccer Standouts, Aidan Wood (Hamilton), Nick Wigglesworth (Brandeis), and Kyle Patrick (Hobart) are all settling in nicely with their respective collegiate programs. All three have earned minutes with their teams this fall, with Wood playing in in all four games for the Continentals, Wigglesworth playing in three out of five for the Judges, while Patrick received his first two starts against Rochester and Potsdam.

Waring Athletics wishes these alums luck as they make their way through the remainder of the season!

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Waring Senior Qualifies as Semifinalist for the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program

By Admin on 09/19/2016

Waring Senior Reid Bradshaw has qualified as a Semifinalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship program. As one of approximately 16,000 high school seniors who are Semifinalists, Reid has the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships being offered next spring.

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Welcome Back to Campus!

By Admin on 09/12/2016

After a busy summer, we are pleased to announce our 2016-2017 Waring Fund goal of $400,000. The Waring Fund supports all aspects of student life including academic programs, arts, athletics and financial aid. Gifts of all sizes are welcome, however, leadership gifts of $1,000 or more make up 80% of Waring Fund dollars. Together we can keep the Waring tradition of extraordinary teaching and learning strong!

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French Consulate of Boston Hosts Free French Workshops at Waring School

By Admin on 06/28/2016

Beverly, MA – Waring School partnered with the French Consulate of Boston to host 3 days of workshops for French teachers in the North Shore area and beyond. These free classes were taught by Consulate teachers using Waring’s unique French teaching method. Workshops ran June 20th – 22nd from 9:00am until 4:30pm.

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Adele MacEwen and Jacob Vaneck Honored as League MVPs and Globe All-Scholastics

By Admin on 06/28/2016

Adele was named MVP of the Independent Girls Conference, while Jacob was named MVP of the Mass Bay Independent League. These two captains will be dearly missed next year. Please see the link below for details.

Boston Globe Prep Scholastics

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Time is Running Out!

By Admin on 06/23/2016

The Waring Fund closes June 30th, 2016. Make your gift today.

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Boys and Girls Larosse Teams Win Conference Titles

By Admin on 06/21/2016

Congratulations to the boys and girls lacrosse teams. The boys won the Mass Bay Independent League championship while the girls took home the Independent Girls Conference championship this spring. Seniors Liam Boyd and Jacob Vaneck, along with Juniors Josh Gabbay and Michael Ballin were named to the MBIL All Star team. For the girls, Senior Adele MacEwen, Juniors, Hattie Cookson, Kat Pappas and Freshmen, Chloe Hupin, Elizabeth Patrick and Elle Zymba were named to the IGC All Star team.

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Matt & Jim's Film Forum at The Cabot!

By Admin on 06/6/2016

Tonight, June 6, at 6:30pm at The Cabot, Waring is sponsoring a screening of the great John Ford film, The Searchers, followed by an optional discussion at 8:30pm. The American Film Institute rates it the #1 Western movie of all-time.

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Sowing the Seeds of Strong Community and Sustainable Food

By Admin on 05/16/2016

On Saturday, April 23, twenty students, parents, and teachers from Waring School gathered for their second community volunteer day with The Food Project of Lynn, MA. Waring’s group worked for 3 hours in The Food Project's Beverly greenhouse on the Glen Urquhart campus to help start the organization's summer gardens, which will provide produce for community-supported agriculture and farmer's markets in the area.

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Waring Shines Again with 67 National Laureates in Le Grand Concours

By Admin on 05/11/2016

The results of 2016 Le Grand Concours are in and are truly impressive with 67 national laureates out of the 136 students present that day.

Le Grand Concours is the National French Contest for students of French in middle and high school. This year, over 85,000 students were enrolled across the US. The competition uses authentic cultural material from a number of francophone countries and tests students’ oral comprehension, reading, and grammar knowledge. The contest places students in different fluency categories depending on their backgrounds to ensure fairness. It takes into account their levels of French, years of study of the language, and also family backgrounds. At Waring, 3 students were placed in the bilingual/bicultural category for their respective levels. The results of their performances were ranked separately.

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Waring School Nurse Recognized in Boston Globe Salute to Nurses

By Admin on 05/9/2016

Waring School’s very own Janet Heintzman Lindsay was recognized in the Boston Globe’s “Salute to Nurses 2016”. You can read her nomination letters posted by the Boston Globe HERE.

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Waring French Program Receives National Recognition

By Admin on 05/5/2016

The American Association of Teachers of French has conferred its award of Exemplary French Program on Waring School in April of 2016. Waring School is one of only eight schools in the nation to receive this award. This prestigious award recognizes the outstanding quality of the Waring French program and its unique features, such as the immersion approach, classes taught entirely orally at the beginners level, performances of skits in front of the whole school, and many travel opportunities to French-speaking countries as well as rigorous courses such as AP and Post-AP. The AATF recognizes the consistently strong results of the school on the national French contest, Le Grand Concours, and the enthusiastic dedication of French teachers to their work. Bravo!

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Congratulations 2016 Teen Poetry Contest Winners!

By Admin on 04/27/2016

On Tuesday, April 26th, seven Waring students won awards in the Beverly Public Library's 20th Annual Teen Poetry Contest. Emma Gramling, Lucy Sinclair, Reid Bradshaw, Autumn Buhl, Louis Quinquis, Benny Weedon, and Luna Schiller read their poems aloud in the Sohier Room of the Beverly Public Library and received their final awards. With 778 entries submitted, only 29 finalists were selected. Congratulations to our winners!

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Music for Food Soirée a Huge Success

By Admin on 04/25/2016

On Friday, April 8th, the Waring School Music for Food Soirée raised more than $1,800 to be donated to Beverly Bootstraps. That’s over $400 more than the 2014 concert! According to the Greater Boston Food Bank each dollar can provide three meals for those in need, meaning the Waring community helped provide over 5,400 meals to those in need.

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Waring Students Attend New Noises Workshop in Boston

By Admin on 04/21/2016

On Thursday, April 14, Reid Bradshaw, Isaac Buxbaum, Ali Estey, Tristan Horan, Christianna Mostue, and David Rowse attended New Noises – a workshop at Boston University Playwrights’ Theatre – where they had the opportunity to meet other area high school students and learn from working theatre artists including Sound and Lighting Designer, David Wilson.

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Cooking Elective Raises Over $400 for Waring Diversity Scholarship Fund

By Admin on 04/21/2016

The Cooking Elective hosted a “Take-a-Chance” lunch on Thursday, April 14 in the VH room, raising over $400! The meal consisted of 3 courses. The starters included tomato and basil bruschetta, Eli and Erik’s Killer Broccoli and Cheese Dip, and garden salad with poppy seed dressing. Main courses featured lemon pasta, chicken pot pie, caramelized onion and leek quiche, and Cajun style onion rings. Winners were then treated to brownies, crostata di zucca, and apple crisp for dessert. All proceeds raised benefit the Waring Diversity Scholarship Fund.

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Waring Parents’ Group Hosts Sustainability Speaker

By Admin on 04/21/2016

Have you ever thought about how your house affects the planet? That's how energy guru John Livermore began his presentation at Waring School this past Wednesday night in the Theatre. Livermore, a Marblehead resident, had presented earlier in the day during All-School Meeting to students and faculty.

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Oceans and Climate Class Travels to Woods Hole

By Admin on 04/11/2016

The 2016 Oceans and Climate class took a trip to Woods Hole Massachusetts on Friday, April 8. The day was spent at the SEA Education Association learning about SEA's undergraduate programs and their ongoing research on micro plastics at sea. They also learned about the current research on ocean acidification, a by product of increased carbon dioxide emissions. This presentation was given by Scott C. Doney, a senior scientist and Chair of the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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Check it Off the Bucket List

By Mike Kersker on 04/6/2016

When the Waring annual Spring break goes into effect, many of us in the Waring community are out of touch with the lives each other lead on these breaks. With this in mind, I thought it would be valuable to hear about an excursion Waring's Building and Ground's husband and wife team, Dianne and Pavel Jirka went on this past spring break.

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Waring Students Featured in Local Art Shows

By Admin on 03/29/2016

Seniors Brianna Cao (Photography), Aidan Wood (Ceramics) and Adele MacEwen (Drawing) represented Waring in the High School Art Competition at Endicott College. Aidan received the Award of Excellence in Ceramics while Adele received the Award of Excellence in Drawing. Their work, along with that of 35 other high schools in the area, will be on display from March 1-April 22 in the Desnoyers Overlook Gallery at Endicott College.

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Waring Basketball Players Honored

By Admin on 03/14/2016

The Waring girls honored one Independent Girls Conference All-Star in Sophomore, Holly Stam, while the boys honored three Mass Bay Independent League All-Stars in Senior Tri-captains, Jacob Vaneck and Dylan Macy, along with Junior point guard Olin Goudey. Tri-Captain Aidan Wood was honored as MBIL B Division MVP.

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Waring Hosts Canadian International School of Bejing Debate Team

By Admin on 02/29/2016

The Canadian International School of Bejing sent a team of 6 debaters and two coaches to America to participate in debate competitions in New York City and at Harvard University. During their time in America they were hosted by Waring teachers and families who welcomed them both on campus and into their homes. While at Waring our guests participated in All-School Meeting, took part in debate classes, and toured the Peabody Essex Museum.

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Boys Win MBIL B Division Basketball Championship

By Admin on 02/12/2016

The Waring boys finished off their season Friday night winning the school's third Mass Bay Independent League-B Division Basketball Championship. Tri-Captain Aidan Wood led the way with 32 points, while senior Dylan Macy (tri-captain) played some of his best defense of the year, collecting 15 rebounds. Senior Nick Wigglesworth had two blocks and added 6 for the Wolfpack, but it was the ball handling of Jacob Vaneck (tri-captain) who controlled the tempo for the Pack all game. His 3 point shot at the half-time buzzer (8 points on the night) became a difference maker down the stretch, as Boston University Academy closed the gap to climb within 6 as time expired. The final score was 58-52.

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Waring Student Earns Highest Honor Bestowed by Girl Scouts

By Admin on 02/12/2016

Waring Sophomore Julia Natale earned the Girl Scout's Gold Award by starting a support group for girls confined to back braces due to scoliosis. Her group, known as EmBRACE, has connected with the Peabody Institute to house the meeting space. You can read the full article about Julia and her achievement in the Danvers Herald.

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Waring Boys Basketball in MBIL Division 2 Final

By Admin on 02/11/2016

The Waring boys will take on Boston University Academy in the MBIL Division 2 championship game in the Waring school gym on Friday, February 12th at 4:30.

Waring was the number 1 seed at the end of the regular season, while Boston University Academy was the number 2 seed.

The two teams split games during the regular season. The final will be a hard fought game for sure.

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Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners 15-16

By Admin on 02/2/2016

Congratulations to our Boston Globe National Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners!

(read more for winners and photos)

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Waring School Aces All-States and Jr. Districts

By Admin on 02/2/2016

This year for the first time, all three of Waring School’s candidates were accepted after a successful audition into the All-States Chorus Festival. Tano Barendsen-Rossi ’17, Reid Bradshaw ’17, Audrey Buczko ’16 will sing in the All-States Festival in Symphony Hall in March. Likewise, for the second year in a row, Waring students went three-for-three at Junior Districts. Sarah Bradshaw ’20, Ellie Tapping ’20, and Aly Yanishevsky ’19 were all accepted and will join peers from across the northeastern area in a festival later in the Spring. Bravi, tutti.

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Strong Start in 2016 for Waring Debate

By Admin on 01/13/2016

Waring Debate Society had a successful trip to Newton South High School on Saturday, January 9. Individual speaker awards in a field of 214 debaters went to Bobby Malley (2nd), Charlotte Bichet (3rd), and Gareth Buhl (30th).

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Junior Ali Estey Brings Mitten Drive to Waring

By Admin on 01/11/2016

Years ago, Waring Junior Ali Estey and her mother Sue ran a “Mitten Tree” asking folks to donate mittens and hats and would pin them to a "tree" in the lobby of their previous school. The mittens and hats would then be donated to children of local low-income families. “I remember we did this in the weeks before Christmas and it was such a fun part of the holiday season for me to see the ‘tree’, which was really just a bunch of branches, filling up with mittens”, said Ali.

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Four Waring Seniors Make Early Decision to Play at Next Level

By Admin on 12/29/2015

Waring seniors Kyle Patrick, Hobart College; Aidan Wood, Hamilton College; Nick Wigglesworth, Brandeis University; and Adele MacEwen, Vassar College were recruited to take their athletic abilities to their respective schools next year where they will compete at the NCAA division 3 level. All three boys were recruited for soccer, while MacEwen was recruited for lacrosse.

Go Waring!

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Waring Students Give Back at the Open Door in Gloucester

By Admin on 12/23/2015

On Saturday, December 20th a group of Waring students and parents travelled to Gloucester to volunteer at the Open Door Food Pantry. While there, they helped to serve a community meal to those in need. Before inviting clients in, Open Door Executive Director Julie LaFontaine quoted poet Miller Williams saying:

“Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don't want it. What seems conceit, bad manners, or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.”

Thanks to Vicki and Sam Lincoln for organizing this amazing day.

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Aidan Wood Named to 2015 Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Teams

By Admin on 12/17/2015

Waring Senior Aidan Wood was named to this year’s Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Teams. Check out the Boston Globe's full write up!

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Fall Soccer Wrap Up

By Admin on 12/7/2015

The Waring Boys managed to win the Mass Bay Independent League, knocking off Newman in the final by a score of 3-1 after being down 1-0 at half time.

This year's team produced 5 MBIL All-Stars: Senior Strikers - Aidan Wood and Kyle Patrick, Senior Centerback - Nick Wigglesworth, Central Midfielder - Jacob Vaneck, and Junior Centerback - Mike Ballin.

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Waring Debate Dominates Lincoln-Sudbury Tournament

By Admin on 12/7/2015

The Waring Debate Society had their best showing of the year at the Lincoln-Sudbury tournament on Saturday, December 5. In a field of 100 debate teams (200 debaters), our teams of Jack & Grace and Bobby & Charlotte took 3rd and 4th place respectively. For both teams, Waring came within one ballot of winning the tournament outright! In addition to that success, individual speaker awards in the field of 200 debaters went to Bobby Malley (3rd), Sascha Denby (6th), and Jack Kelly (13th).

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Waring Senior Named Salem News Soccer All-Star

By Admin on 12/4/2015

Senior Forward Aidan Wood has been named a 2015 Salem News Boys Soccer All-Star. In addition to this accomplishment, Aidan was named the Mass Bay Independent League MVP. Congratulations Aidan on your stellar season! You can read the Salem News write up on Aidan along with the other 2015 All-Stars HERE.

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Waring Students Participate in Diversity Leadership Conference in Tampa

By Admin on 12/3/2015

This week, the National Association of Independent Schools is hosting a Student Diversity Leadership Conference in Tampa, FL. Students from across the country in grades nine-12 have gathered to share dialogue focused on self-reflecting, forming allies, and building community. Waring students Jack Kelly, Alexandra Kenney, and Grace Panetta along with Director of Admissions, Shelley Morgan, are in attendance to share and develop strategies that they can bring back to Waring.

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Waring Debate Posts Big Weekend

By Admin on 11/24/2015

Waring Debate had a wonderful weekend with 23 students debating in two states. Locally, at Lexington High School, debaters had a regional competition at the novice and varsity levels. Three of Waring’s Varsity teams had winning records: Bobby & Charlotte (4W-1L), Sam & Liam (3W-2L), and Alice and Sasha (3W-2L). Also debating in Varsity were Jaita & Gabby, Alexandra & Grace, and Ilana & Julia.

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Exceptional Auditions Lead Waring Singers to Festival Competition

By Admin on 11/18/2015

Congratulations to Waring students Reid Bradshaw ‘17, tenor; Tano Barendsen-Rossi ‘18, tenor; and Audrey Buczko ’16, alto, who were selected to sing in the 2016 MMEA Northeastern District Festival. These students were also nominated, on the grounds of exceptional auditions, to try out for the 2016 MMEA All-State Festival & Concert in January.

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Boys Varsity Soccer Wins MBIL Championship

By Admin on 11/5/2015

Congratulations to the Waring Boys Varsity Soccer Team for their spectacular win against Newman School, 3-1 on Wednesday, Novermber 4th! As reported in the Salem News, "Senior captain Aidan Wood scored two goals and added one assist and freshman Konrad Ellis scored once. Senior captain Kyle Patrick had two assists for Waring, which trailed 1-0 at the half."

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Waring Families Sow the Seeds of Good at the Food Project

By Admin on 11/3/2015

On Saturday, October 31 a group of Waring students and parents joined students from other schools and youth workers from the Food Project at Long Hill for a day of volunteering at the farm. They helped prepare the farm for winter in various ways. Students and parents who attended were Mikey Ballin, Amy Ballin and Tim Greiner; Kyle, Elizabeth, Jim and Stephanie Patrick and their Angers student Lise; Hattie, Ian and Mary Cookson; Cilla Brooks and Angers teacher Marie Christine; Susan and Henry Gribbell; Irena and Lucy Sinclair; Maura and JoAnne McCarthy; Jaqui Jutras and Ann Marie Viglione; Karl and Maia Buxbaum; and Sheila Adams.

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Waring Debate Competes with Distinction

By Admin on 11/3/2015

On Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31 three Waring debate teams competed with distinction at a tournament that saw 82 teams (164 debaters) from New England, New York, New Jersey, and Wisconsin debating six rounds and clearing to the sweet 16. In that challenging competition, Jack Kelley & Grace Panetta cleared to elimination rounds, and Jack won the trophy as 4th individual speaker in the tournament.

Tristan Horan & Sascha Denby and Alice Sullivan & Sam Lincoln also competed with distinction at the tournament. Four Waring parents judged at the competition: Max Kelly, Bill Lincoln, Nicie Panetta, and Rob Stuart (P ‘15).

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Waring Students Featured in the Crane Estate Student Art Show

By Admin on 10/29/2015

Several Waring Students have been selected for the Crane Estate Student Art Show at Castle Hill. Participating students include Christianna Moestue, Adele MacEwen, Ellie Wright, Dylan Macy, Chloe Hershenson, Grace Gustaferro, Brianna Cao, Hope Younger and Brooks Richon.

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Author to Speak on "7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle"

By Admin on 10/28/2015

Lynn Lyons, a pyschotherapist and co-author of "Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children" will speak at Waring School on Monday, November 9.

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Waring Debate at Bronx Science Highlight

By Admin on 10/28/2015

Waring Debate opened its varsity season at the Bronx High School of Science in New York City on October 16-18 competing against 450 debaters from all over the country. Bronx Science is one of 9 specialized high schools in the NYC public school system.

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Alumni Parent Randi Mitchell Receives Richard G. Prouty Award

By Admin on 10/16/2015

Alumni Parent Randi Mitchell was honored at Waring School's Convocation ceremony in September with the Richard G. Prouty Award for outstanding volunteer service to the school. The award, named for Board Chair Dick Prouty, is given to parents "whose commitment and service to the school is exemplary".

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Gabby D'Ambrosio Receives MA Senate Commendation for Community Service

By Admin on 10/16/2015

Waring senior Gabby D'Ambrosio was recently awarded a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate commendation for her "outstanding commitment and dedication to community as the Director of ASL Sports."

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Author and Humanitarian Le Ly Hayslip Speaks to Waring Students

By Admin on 10/16/2015

Waring School students were honored to hear Le Ly Hayslip, author of "When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace", speak at All School Meeting on October 14th. Her message of taking personal ownership for creating a wise, compassionate, and peaceful world as future leaders inspired much discussion among students.

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Christiane Jedryka-Taylor Speaks at Francophone Club in Salem

By Admin on 10/16/2015

Waring French Department Chair Christiane Jedryka-Taylor was invited to address the Club Richelieu, an internaitonal club of fancophones, for the October meeting of the North Shore organization in Salem, MA.

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Faculty and Board Make Waring Fund History

By Admin on 10/5/2015

In a show of philanthropic unity for our school, the Waring School Board of Trustees and the Waring Faculty have both attained 100% participation in the 2015-2016 Waring Fund the same day! We are very grateful for the generosity and vision of our hard-working faculty and dedicated trustees. It is the first time that both consituencies have made their Waring Fund commitments so early in the school year. Bravo!

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Waring Fund Announces 2015-16 Goal

By Admin on 10/5/2015

Maintaining Waring School's philanthropic momentum of several years, we have announced the 2015-16 goal for the Waring Fund at $385,000. As in past years, over 80% of the goal is expected to be raised through Leadership gifts of $1,000 and up. With your help, we can set another milestone for Waring!

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Robert Malley named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program

By Admin on 09/22/2015

Head of School, Tim Bakland announced today that Robert Malley has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Tim to this scholastically talented senior.

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Maritime Gloucester Gala Premieres Video Featuring Waring Students

By Admin on 09/9/2015

On Friday, September 4th Maritime Gloucester held their annual gala featuring a video premier of Waring students in John Wigglesworth's and Joshua Scott-Fishburn's Endterm from the 2015 school year.

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Waring's Amy Petralia Wins Gold and Silver in the 2015 State Games of America Figure Skating Competition

By Admin on 08/17/2015

"Petralia competed in two events, winning gold for her ISI Freestyle 4 performance and silver for her U.S. Figure Skating Preliminary Test Track." Read the full story in the Gloucester Daily Times.

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Thanks to our donors!

By Admin on 07/13/2015

Thanks to our generous donors, we raised approximately $350,000 in restricted and unrestricted gifts during the 2014-2015 Waring Fund campaign! We are extremely grateful to each and every one of our donors for your support. We wish you a relaxing and restful summer and we look forward to seeing you back on campus in the fall.

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Duke University Taps Waring's Holly Stam

By Admin on 07/6/2015

Waring sophomore, Holly Stam '18, plans to continue her soccer career at Duke University. Read the full article on our rising star in the Salem News.

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Waring Senior Adele MacEwen recognized in Salem News for Standout Lacrosse Season

By Admin on 07/6/2015

Waring's Adele MacEwen '16 was named Independent Girls Conference MVP, US Lacrosse All Academic, All-New England Prep School Women’s Lacrosse Association all-star, and helped lead Waring lacrosse to their 10th IGC championship. Read the full story in the Salem News.

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Two Waring Students Chosen for 2015 Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team

By Admin on 06/29/2015

Congratulations to Nat Lyman '15 and Adele MacEwen '16 who were chosen for the 2015 Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team for lacrosse!

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Waring Fund Nears '14-15 Goal!

By Admin on 05/20/2015

With the support of many generous donors, the Waring Fund is at 97% of our 2014-15 goal of $325,000! If you have not yet made a gift to Waring Fund this year, you can help us reach 100%. by making a donation by June 30th.

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Student Piece: Woods Hole Review

By Michaela Butin on 05/8/2015

On Friday April third the Oceans and Climate class, composed of half the senior class, took off to Woods Hole, Cape Cod to visit SEA (Sea Education Association) and Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institute. We were there on a mission to further our knowledge about plastics in the ocean, ocean acidification, and taking a semester abroad with S.E.A.

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Waring Shines Again With 82 National Laureates in Le Grand Concours

By Admin on 05/1/2015

Le Grand Concours is the National French Contest for students in middle and high school. This year over 90,000 students were enrolled across the US. The competition uses authentic cultural material from a number of francophone countries and tests students’ oral comprehension, reading, and grammar knowledge.

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Congratulations Teen Poetry Contest Winners!

By Admin on 04/30/2015

On Tuesday, April 28, five Waring students won 6 awards in the High School Division of the 19th Annual Teen Poetry Contest at the Beverly Public Library. There were over 500 entries submitted to the contest but only 22 finalists were selected (top 4.4% of entries.) Congratulations to our winners!

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Waring Junior to Receive Joanie Vaughan Ingraham Spirit Award from Beverly School for the Deaf

By Admin on 04/29/2015

Congratulations to Junior Gabby D’Ambrosio who was selected for the Joanie Vaughan Ingraham Spirit Award! Gabby was recognized for her remarkable volunteer work over the past 5 years at The Children’s Center for Communication, Beverly School for the Deaf.

The awards will be presented on May 2 at the 17th Annual Spring Soiree Benefit Auction at the Double Tree Hotel in Danvers, MA. In addition to her volunteer work at CCCBSD, Gabby serves as the 2015-16 Director Elect for ASL Sports Inc

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Congratulations Girls Junior Districts Participants!

By Admin on 04/11/2015

On Saturday, April 11 Sarah Bradshaw, Eleanor Tapping, and Aly Yanishevsky did us proud at the MMEA Northeastern Junior Districts held at Lowell High School. Congratulations!

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Waring School Places Third at State Debate Tournament

By Admin on 04/3/2015

The Waring School Debate Society finished a very strong year by taking third place in the Massachusetts State Public Forum Debate tournament, held at Boston Latin School on Saturday, March 28.

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Cole Sauder’s Fair Trade Challenge

By Admin on 03/25/2015

Core student Cole Sauder presented his Fair Trade Challenge at All School Meeting on Wednesday, March 4. Cole is challenging the Waring community to watch The Dark Side of Chocolate. After watching the film, map your “Slavery Footprint” to see how many slaves are working for you. Ben and Jerry’s will be sponsoring the follow up meeting on Tuesday, March 31 and will be handing out ice cream to those who participate!

Can you count how many days you were a Fair Trade consumer?

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Alumna Maggie Sheetz ('12) Hosts Waring Folk Band in an Emerson College Recording Session

By Admin on 03/23/2015

On March 20, Alumna Maggie Sheetz ('12) hosted members of Waring's Folk Band for a 2-hour recording session at Emerson College in Boston. Maggie is studying Sound Design/Audio Post Production at Emerson, and she was on assignment to record a song with two or more different instruments as a live mix in real time (no editing in post).

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Congratulations Breadloaf Representatives

By Admin on 03/19/2015

Brooks Richon and Nick Wigglesworth were accepted as our Breadloaf representatives for this year. Breadloaf is the New England Young Writers’ Conference held at Middlebury each year. Applications are evaluated in a blind reading and each school is allowed up to 2 attendees. Congratulations Brooks and Nick!

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Waring Teacher Published in Rostrum Magazine

By Admin on 02/27/2015

Waring Writing chair and Debate coach, Tim Averill, was published in this winter's issue of Rostrum magazine. In Tim's article titled Meeting Alf, he "recalls a chance encounter with the former Governor of Kansas, leading to one very memorable evening–and a lifetime of inquiry." Rostrum is a publication of The National Speech & Debate Association. Congratulations Tim!

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Waring Debate Competes at Harvard National Forensics Tournament

By Admin on 02/16/2015

Fourteen members of the Waring Debate Society competed at the Harvard National Forensics Tournament, held on the weekend of February 14-16 in Cambridge, MA at Harvard University. The tournament was held despite incredibly challenging weather conditions that led to the cancellation of debates on Sunday, with final elimination rounds on Monday.

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Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners 2014-15

By Admin on 02/16/2015

Congratulations to our Boston Globe National Scholastic Art Award Winners!

(read more for winners and photos)

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Félicitations!

By Admin on 02/12/2015

The French Poetry Recitation Contest took place on Friday, February 6 2015. Our outside judges were members of the French Consulate in Boston, headed by Emmanuelle Marchand, the cultural attaché. The French department would like to thank them for their presence, their support, and the books they offered the winners.

The entire school gathered in the Polygon to listen to the 37 finalists who represented their French classes. This year again, judges were impressed by the quality of Waring students’ French.

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Waring School Math Circle Wins 1st Place in Intermediate Math League

By Admin on 01/29/2015

The Waring School Math Circle took the Intermediate Math League of Eastern Massachusetts competitions by storm winning 1st place last semester. The team included Maia Buxbaum, George Cameron, Pearce Crocker, Swara Douglas, Anand Fedele, Phoebe Holz, Julia Kautz, Jack Martin, JP Penzaloza, and Benny Weedon. Congratulations to our rising Math Stars, their coach Graham Rosby, and our Math Circle TA's Gabe Weedon and Audrey Buczko on this achievement!

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Grace Panetta Earns 4th Place at the Barkley Forum for High Schools

By Admin on 01/29/2015

Congratulations to Junior Grace Panetta who earned the trophy as fourth place speaker (of 204), and was the top female speaker in the debate tournament! The tournament attracted 102 of the best teams in the country. Also, congratulations to the teams of Jack Kelly & Bobby Malley and Grace Panetta & Charlotte Bichet who both won trophies for elimination rounds.

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Waring Madrigals to Compete in Festival

By Admin on 01/24/2015


The Waring Madrigals and Director, Shaylor Lindsay, are excited to be competing in the N.E. Voices High School a cappella festival on Friday January 30th at 7 p.m. at Wilmington Middle School in Wilmington.

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Library Yankee Swap

By Sarah Carlson-Lier on 01/5/2015

Just before winter break, the Waring library hosted a "yankee book swap" over lunch. Students and faculty participants each brought a book they had enjoyed and were ready to pass on to someone else in the community. After cookies, hot chocolate and homemade marshmallows, each participant got a turn to either open a wrapped book or "steal" a book from another player.

The most popular book, stolen 3 times, was Atonement by Ian MacEwan. After the official swap was complete, participants continued to trade books until each reader found a title that intrigued them. The swap was a lot of fun and may become an annual event.

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Waring Cellists Perform Carol of the Bells

By Admin on 12/20/2014

The Waring Cello studio performs Kristen Miller's arrangement of Carol of the Bells.
December, 2014.

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Winter Concert at the Cabot Cinema!

By Admin on 12/20/2014

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Music for Food Soirée Raises $1400 for Beverly Bootstraps

By Admin on 12/16/2014

On Friday, December 12, Waring teamed up with Music for Food in a Soirée that raised over $1400 for Beverly Bootstraps. Mateo Lincoln ('15) along with several others, helped to organize the concert and fundraising efforts.

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