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Waring Students Sweep Top Prizes in Poetry Contest

By Graham Pearsall on 05/26/2020

For the second year in a row, Waring students have swept the top three prizes at the Beverly Public Library’s Teen Poetry Contest.

Students from 15 schools submitted more than 500 poems for consideration. Waring students accounted for eight of the twelve finalists in the high school division and two of the fifteen finalists in the middle school division.

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Community Writing Project - Best of Week 7

By Graham Pearsall on 05/18/2020

Every Monday, for the past seven weeks, our Writing Department has invited the Waring community to participate in a communal writing project.

Each week, the Writing Department shared a new prompt and published some of the previous week’s best responses.

The resulting community-made journal is a powerful record of our time during remote learning and physical distancing.

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Community Writing Project - Best of Week 6 and Our Final Prompt

By Graham Pearsall on 05/11/2020

In March, Waring’s Writing Department announced a weekly community writing project.

Every Monday, the Writing Department shares a new prompt and publishes some of the previous week’s best responses.

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Community Writing Project - Best of Week 5 and Next Week's Prompt

By Graham Pearsall on 05/4/2020

In March, Waring’s Writing Department announced a weekly community writing project.

Every Monday, the Writing Department shares a new prompt and publishes some of the previous week’s best responses.

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Community Writing Project - Best of Week 4 and Next Week's Prompt

By Graham Pearsall on 04/27/2020

In March, Waring’s Writing Department announced a weekly community writing project.

Every Monday, the Writing Department shares a new prompt and publishes some of the previous week’s best responses.

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Community Writing Project - Best of Week 3 and Next Week's Prompt

By Graham Pearsall on 04/21/2020

In March, Waring’s Writing Department announced a weekly community writing project.

Every Monday, the Writing Department shares a new prompt and publishes some of the previous week’s best responses.

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Students use Zoom to Workshop Poems with Accomplished Poets

By Graham Pearsall on 04/17/2020

Since Waring School implemented a remote learning plan, students in Michelle Ramadan’s Humanities Class have met regularly on Zoom to continue their discussion of World War I.

To conclude the unit, the ninth and tenth graders have been working on a poetry and art response to the poignant novel, All Quiet on the Western Front.

Yesterday, April 16, they were joined in class by four accomplished poets.

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Community Writing Project - Best of Week 2 and Next Week's Prompt

By Graham Pearsall on 04/13/2020

Every week since Waring implemented a remote learning plan, Waring’s Writing Department has invited students, faculty, parents, and friends to participate in a weekly writing project. 

Every Monday, the Writing Department announces a new prompt and shares some of the previous week’s best responses.

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Community Writing Project - Best of Week 1 and Next Week's Prompt

By Graham Pearsall on 04/6/2020

Every Monday, Waring’s Writing Department invites you to participate in its weekly writing project. 

Last week the prompt was: “It's likely we are all seeing much more of our family than we are used to. Think about a time during the past week when you interacted with someone at home in a way that was surprising, funny, or interesting. Describe that interaction. You might want to include details of setting, timing, or dialogue.”

At the bottom of this blogpost, you will find this week’s new prompt. Everyone is encouraged to participate alongside our students. Please submit your responses to Jill Sullivan (no more than 250 words) by each Friday.

Below are three of our favorite responses from last week.

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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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Fourteen Students Awarded Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

By Graham Pearsall on 02/3/2020

Students from across Massachusetts submitted more than 12,000 pieces of art and writing to this year's Scholastic Art and Writing Contest sponsored by The Boston Globe.

Rising to the top of the extremely competitive contest were 14 Waring students who received 16 awards. Leading the way were seniors Gyani Pradhan Wong Ah Sui and Benny Weedon who both won multiple awards.

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Le Temps Retrouvé - January 2020

By Graham Pearsall on 01/29/2020

The latest edition of Le Temps Retrouvé, Waring School's journal of student art and writing, is now online!

The student-made journal includes work by every class year, from Core to Group 5. Within the journal’s pages are personal essays, poems, and school news as well as sketches, photography, linear function art, and much more.

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Faculty Feature: Mrs. Cahill (by Will Stomberg '20)

By Will Stomberg '20 on 01/22/2020

Over the past year, Waring School has been in the process of designing a new school building on its 32-acre campus. To do this they will be tearing down the old building that used to be the school’s main gathering space, for both students and teachers. The Grande Salle will be demolished which is a loss for the students, but Mrs. Cahill's office will also be taken down. The loss of Mrs. Cahill’s office will be the loss of a common place for the faculty. If you walk by her office at any given moment during the week it is not uncommon to see anywhere from one to ten teachers bustling around the tiny space.

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Introducing the Accomplished Mentors of Waring’s 32nd North Shore Young Writers Conference (01/31-02/01)

By Graham Pearsall on 01/8/2020

Every winter for the past 32 years, Waring School has hosted the North Shore Young Writers Conference (NSYWC). The conference, led by professional, award-winning authors, includes two days of intensive writing, engaging workshops, and inspirational readings.

This year’s conference, which will take place on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1, will be led by the following distinguished authors and writing instructors.

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My Trip to Beijing with the Waring Debate Team (by Cole Sauder '21)

By Cole Sauder '21 on 01/3/2020

With only 24 hours of our 11-day Debate trip to China under my belt, in the middle of Beijing, amid the hum and bustle of rush-hour traffic, I watched my host crash her bike head-on into an oncoming cyclist. This was after she rented three different bikes that were either missing pedals or a seat. After the first crash, we pushed even harder on our pedals trying to get home, but it soon became apparent that Suzanna, my host, was lost, very lost in an enclosed college campus. 

The Waring Debate Team traveled to Beijing, China, in November for an international debate tournament and to build upon strong relations with our friends at T.H.I.S. (Tsinghua, Highschool, International, School). While in China we traveled to spectacular places, bonded with friends, and cleaned up at T.H.I.S’s debate tournament.

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Faculty Feature: John Ferrick (by Henry Symes '20)

By Henry Symes '20 on 12/13/2019

John Ferrick retired in 2003 after teaching in Ipswich Public Schools for 33 years. He knew almost immediately it was a mistake.

 “I had already kinda decided I wished I had not retired,” said John. That summer he was working at the Crane Estate, planning programs for others to teach, but he wished he was the one teaching them instead. In short, just a few weeks into retirement, he already wanted to be back in the classroom. That fall, he came to teach at Waring and has stayed ever since. In total, he’s accumulated more than 50 years of teaching experience.

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Faculty Feature: Elizabeth Gutterman (By Austin Dowd '20)

By Austin Dowd '20 on 12/2/2019

This fall, Waring Theatre put on a wonderful show called Shakespeare’s Sister. It was the 16th production by the Waring Theatre Department since Elizabeth Gutterman’s arrival at Waring School five years ago.

Elizabeth’s love for theatre began at a young age. Her family had season tickets to a theatre in Providence, and her earliest memories of theatre begin there—with plays like Red Noses and School for Scandal. This started an everlasting appreciation for theatre.

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Faculty Feature: Tiffany Soucy (By Theo Cabot '21)

By Theo Cabot '21 on 11/19/2019

Tiffany Soucy hurries from the booth to a stage window that floats slightly askew. As she runs down the center aisle, she grabs a student to steady the windowpane so she can adjust it. “Does that look right?” she says. “I’m not the best at seeing if it’s level. Hey, Mattie, is this level?”

It was build-day in theater, and tech week was only six days away and the performance two weeks out. A lot had to be done to get Shakespeare's Sister running smoothly. As the Technical Director of the show, it’s her job to oversee the set, props, costumes, and everything in the booth. She is one of the most important people in the theater. She keeps the show running.

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More than 100 Waring Students Participate in Climate March, Demand Political Action (by Austin Dowd '20)

By Austin Dowd on 10/3/2019

It was unseasonably warm in Boston as thousands met in Boston City Hall Plaza to participate in a school strike to address global warming on Friday, September 20.

As students gathered, temperatures approached 80 degrees, capping the hottest summer on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Approximately 115 Waring School students, nearly two-thirds of the school, skipped classes to participate in the Boston Youth Climate Strike, which drew more than 10,000 participants. More than four million students went on strike globally to protest climate change.

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New Students Share Favorite Memories From Their First Camping Trip

By Graham Pearsall on 09/9/2019

Each fall, Waring's school year begins with a four-day Camping Trip to North Woods Camp on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Tutorials stay in cabins, classmates sing in circles, and new acquaintances become close friends.

For new students, it's their first taste of what it's like to be a member of the Waring Community.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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