News Archive


  • November

    E.E. Ford Foundation awards Waring $100K grant

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  • Wood Earns All- New England

    Mike Kersker
    Running in his second New England Division IV cross country meet, Ethan wood pulled out a 19thplace finish with time of 19:22 as a freshman runner.  (Top 20 runners are named All- New England).
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  • Girls Varsity Soccer Earns Number Four Seed in NEPSAC Class D Tournament

    Mike Kersker
    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.  

    With wins against out-of-class opponents as well as a second-place finish in the IGC conference, the NEPSAC Class D Committee awarded Waring a number four seed in the Tournament. Waring will play fifth-seed The Williams School of New London, Connecticut, at home on Wednesday, November 14, at 2:00pm. The winner will move on to play Saturday against the winner of the first-vs-eighth-seed game. 
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  • Waring Cross Country to Finish Season at NEPSTA Meet

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

    Captains Will Stomberg and Sophia Palumbo along with freshmen Ethan Wood and Cordelia Rozmiarek were named MBIL All-Stars. These runners as well as Turner Britz, Jake Ulwick, Owen Cooper, Polly White, Phoebe Holz, Sarah Obeng, and Betta Tham will represent Waring this weekend at the New England Cross Country Championships.  
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  • FLL opens season with first place finish at 16-team Andover scrimmage

    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. 

    Leading the Brick Wolves was Collin, Amelia, Olive, and Kellen, who won the best robot design competition and Chris, Owen, and Peter, who won the best project competition and won three matches in a row to advance to the tournament finals, where they finished second.

    Waring will look to build on their early season success when they travel to their first official tournament on December 8.
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  • Waring Theatre Puts On Excellent Production of "The Secret in the Wings"

    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. 

    From actors to crew to designers, more than 30 talented students participated in the Fall Theatre Production. 
    Click here view some photos of the wonderful show.
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  • Ipswich Audubon Walk by Ananda Corum '23

    "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.
    Read more from Ananda's journal below.
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  • October

    What's better: dirty or clean

    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

    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.

    Will Stomberg, captain of Waring’s cross country team, led Waring with a sixth-place overall finish. Close behind were Waring Athletic Director Mike Kersker and a trio of varsity girl soccer players–Molly Cruickshank, Elizabeth Patrick, and Julia Kautz.
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  • Don't miss your shot at Hamilton Tickets, donate to Campaign to be entered in raffle

    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.

    Click here to learn more about the Campaign for Waring and to donate.
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  • Waring Alumni Finding Success at NCAA Level

    Mike Kersker
    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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  • September

    Campaign for Waring Announced

    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

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

    Follow this link to watch the entire Convocation Ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGKU8K68nvs&feature=youtu.be

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  • Waring Cross Country Dashes Off to Strong Start

    Mike Kersker
    The Waring Cross Country team competed in their first meet of the 2018 campaign at Jericho Forest in Weston.
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  • Waring Varsity Soccer Teams Both Find Success in Opener

    Mike Kersker
    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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  • Use Amazon Smile to Donate to Waring

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

    Introducing Waring’s Newest Faculty Members

    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.

    Renee Becker joins Waring’s Music Department to teach Girls Chorus, Music Immersion, and Voice lessons. She holds a B.A. in Voice Performance from Houghton College and a M.A. in Music Theory Pedagogy from the Eastman School of Music. Her interests include philosophy, bookbinding, travel, and swing dancing.

    Waring’s newest Calculus teacher is Anton Fleissner. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Princeton University and a M.S.Ed. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to Waring, Anton studied ancient languages at Polis, the Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities. In his free time, he enjoys playing the carillon and fencing.

    Julie Nelson comes to Waring from Dana Hall School. She joins the Math Department and will coach basketball and lacrosse. She earned a B.A. in Economics and a M.L.A. in Mathematics for Teaching from Harvard University. She likes hiking, biking, paddle boarding, swimming, and playing soccer, tennis, and paddle tennis.
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  • Waring School Welcomes Three New Trustees

    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.

    Juanita is a former member of Waring’s Advisory Committee and a healthcare professional with many years of experience in healthcare quality and process improvement. She and her husband, Raymond, are the parents of Keanu, Waring Class of 2022.

    Scott is a former member of Waring’s Finance Committee with a background in mathematics education as well as business and software development. Scott and his wife, Laurie, are the parents of Tyler, Waring Class of 2024.

    Miranda is an alumna of Waring, an artist, and the co-owner of Russell Orchards. She and her husband, Doug, are the parents of Hunton, Waring Class of 2018, and Cecelia, Waring Class of 2020.

    “Juanita, Scott, and Miranda all bring valuable experience to the Board,” said Chair of the Board Joanne Avallon. “We are very grateful for their participation.”
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  • Journal Excerpts from the Arctic: Waring Teacher Spends Summer Conducting Oceanographic Research above Arctic Circle

    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.

    "While no one has said it out loud, I get a feeling that many were relieved to actually see ice and that it still exists in the Arctic. Last year there was no ice to be seen and it is generally disappearing/retreating at a rapid rate.”

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  • July

    Waring's Talented Music Instructors to Perform Several Summer Gigs

    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

    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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  • June

    Eight Reasons Why Waring Endterm Rocks

    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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  • May

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

    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

    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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  • April

    Lacrosse Season Underway

    Mike Kersker
    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

    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

    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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  • March

    Julia Kautz Named Scholastic American Voices Winner

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • February

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

    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

    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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  • Ten Waring Students Attend AISNE Middle School Students of Color Conference

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

    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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  • Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners 17-18

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

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  • January

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

    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

    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

    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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