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Waring Teacher and Alumnus Collaborate to Make 3D-Printed Face Masks

By Graham Pearsall on 04/30/2020

Waring's three 3D printers are rarely silent while students are on campus and have continued to buzz even in their absence.

Francis Schaeffer, Waring's STEM Coordinator and FLL Coach of the Brickwolves, has kept the 3D printers in Waring's makerspace busy the past few weeks making face masks. Each mask takes about nine hours to print and another 40 minutes to assemble using instructions supplied by Waring alumnus Bennett Ahearn '03.

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Brickwolves Featured by Carbon Leadership Forum for Developing Student Carbon Calculator Curriculum

By Graham Pearsall on 03/13/2020

While attending the Boston Youth Climate Strike in September, Waring’s FLL Robotics team noticed that while passionate about climate change, many of their peers knew little about embodied carbon, an enormous source of carbon dioxide emissions. In fact, embodied carbon, which makes up 40 percent of the world’s annual greenhouse gas emissions, wasn’t mentioned by the strike’s speakers at all.

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Brickwolves Set Global High Score, Qualify for World Championship

By Graham Pearsall on 12/16/2019

No team in the world has scored more points in the world’s most competitive student robot contest than the Waring School Brickwolves this season.

During the awards ceremony at the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Eastern Massachusetts Championship on Saturday, December 14, it was announced that the Brickwolves’ 600-point run in the tournament’s Robot Game was a new global high score.

Nearly 40,000 teams from 100 countries compete in the FLL Robot Game. To date, no other team has reported a score greater than 560 points during a FLL-sanctioned competition.

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Inventive Middle Schoolers Design Balloon-Powered Cars

By Graham Pearsall on 12/11/2019

Design. Test. Refine.

For the past several months, eighth graders in Waring's STEM science class have been using 3D-modeling software and 3D printers to design and then print the parts for a balloon-powered car.

The course emphasizes a design-build process and the use of the scientific method to observe problems and test solutions.

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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’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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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 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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