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49 Students Medal on National French Contest

By Anna Marie Smith on May 10, 2021 2:44:01 PM

The results of Le Grand Concours 2021 are in and impressive! 49 of the 149 Waring students who participated in the National French Contest were named national laureates.
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Celebrating Francophone Poetry at Waring and beyond by Marianne Durand and the French Department

By Marianne Durand on Apr 20, 2021 9:32:39 AM

Jean de La Fontaine was born four centuries ago, on July 8, 1621 in Château-Thierry. Inspired by the fabulists of Greco-Latin antiquity, and in particular by Aesop, he wrote more than two hundred and forty Fables, bringing this hitherto minor genre to a degree of accomplishment that remains unequalled. Moralist without being moralistic, La Fontaine uses animals to depict human failings, thus taking a lucid look at human nature and power relationships.

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Exploring Islamic Studies at Waring by Michelle Ramadan, Edith Fouser, and Joan Sullivan

By Joan Sullivan on Apr 12, 2021 9:28:33 AM

In the months of January and February, students in Groups 2 and 3 in Monotheism and The Middle East course studied Islamic history and literature. Students read poetry by Sufi poets Rabi’a al-addawiyyah, Rumi, and Hafez, and reflect on the poetry’s mystical themes of divine love, separation, the self, self-annihilation, asceticism, and transcendence. 

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Featured Artist of the Week: Keanu Prescod

By Rick Wilson on Feb 22, 2021 2:11:21 PM

The Art Department is pleased to present our first Featured Artist, Keanu Prescod, Class of 2022. Keanu has been working with spray paint as a medium, exploring its myriad possibilities.

Topics: students art
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Senior Pieces by Group 1

By Graham Pearsall on Jul 3, 2020 6:29:25 AM

Every spring Waring eighth graders pen fictional—often outlandish and whimsical—tales about members of the senior class. During the final week of school, they share them during All-School Meeting. Check out this year's excellent "Senior Pieces" below (including a special tale about two long-time Waring teachers who announced their retirement this spring).

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An Historic Day for Waring - Breaking Ground on New Sustainable School Building

By Tim Bakland on Mar 2, 2020 9:29:59 AM

Monday, February 24, was an historic day for Waring School as we broke ground on our new school building. The journey up to this point has been a community effort, from concept through design, and is worth celebrating. We would never have reached this stage without the generosity of our community, the philanthropy of some 375 donors, and the participation of our students, faculty, trustees, and many others.

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Convocation Speeches, 2019

By Admin on Sep 26, 2019 1:12:37 PM

New students were welcomed into the Waring community during a Convocation Ceremony on Saturday, September 21.

What does it mean to be a part of the Waring community? Take a look at this year's Convocation Speeches to learn what it means to members of Waring's senior class, faculty, administration, trustees, and parents. 

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Lifelong Learning in Practice

By Becky Schaeffer on Jul 10, 2019 8:25:54 AM

"[The act of watercoloring] made me wonder how this active demonstration would translate to mathematical problem solving and talking through worked out examples this way on a white board." 

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Head of School Commencement Remarks, 2019

By Tim Bakland on May 28, 2019 3:35:33 PM

On Frost’s Mending Wall and Knowing the Neighbors

by Timothy Bakland '94, Head of School

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In Their Own Words: Waring Eighth Graders Describe Their Trip to Alabama to "See and Feel the Truth of the Civil Rights Era"

By Waring Student on May 2, 2019 10:28:48 AM

*All-School Meeting Transcript - April 19, 2019*

Toni Rose: Social Justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson has said, “You can’t demand truth and reconciliation. You have to demand truth; people have to hear it, and then they have to want to reconcile themselves to that truth.”

Gabe: On March 25, 25 Group 1 students and six chaperones journeyed to Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma, Alabama to hear, see, and feel the truth of the Civil Rights Era and its ongoing legacy.

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Mindfulness and College Counseling

By Harold Wingood on Mar 26, 2019 9:22:55 AM

According to mindful.org, mindfulness “is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.” At Waring School, we promote a mindful approach to college counseling.

Mindfulness, in this context, means being fully engaged in the things that really matter during the college admissions process. We encourage our students to think expansively and to imagine that anything is possible. At the same time, we ask them to identify and then focus on what is truly important to them -- what values define them and which ones are evolving.

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Convocation Speeches, 2018

By Admin on Dec 8, 2018 10:38:29 AM

At Convocation on September 22, we warmly welcomed 31 new students to Waring. What does it mean to be a part of Waring? Take a look at this year's Convocation Speeches to learn what it means to members of Waring's senior class, faculty, administration, and parents.

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Eight Reasons Why Waring Endterm Rocks

By Graham Pearsall on Dec 8, 2018 10:04:09 AM

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:
Topics: students Endterm
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Convocation Speeches, 2017

By Admin on Dec 7, 2018 5:55:57 PM

Please enjoy these Convocation Speeches and pictures from 2017. The full video of the event is available here:

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