Graham Pearsall

Waring School's Communications Coordinator

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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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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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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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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.

Topics: theater
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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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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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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.

Topics: faculty
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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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