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Waterford robotics competed in the FIRST world championships in Houston, TX.
Posted by James Harris, Robotics Coach on Monday, April 24, 2017
Waterford Veteran Robotics Team 3245.Once again, I can report that it was a breakthrough championship event for Waterford Robotics!  The team, despite a tough schedule of matches that predicted 37th place, ended up seeded 31st of 67 teams in our division. When alliance selections were made, we were picked by the number 7 alliance, effectively identifying us a top 20 team in our division.  In number 7 alliance we faced the number 2 alliance in quarterfinals. Our alliance played well but was... Read More
Posted by James Harris, Robotics Coach on Friday, April 21, 2017
Greetings Raven Robotics Supporters! I write this after our first day of competition at the 2017 World Championship. First: thank you all for your support and for making this experience possible for our students. It is inspiring to be here and we are grateful to have the opportunity to cap off a successful season by competing at the highest levels. We played four matches yesterday and have six today. We are all very pleased with our performance yesterday. We are playing as well as we have... Read More
Research has shown reading makes students better writers.
Posted by Susan Johnsen, Lower School Director on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a sp​ark.” -Victor Hugo Some of our 500 Club readers from the month of April. In the Lower School we challenge students to increase their independent reading time. Students are invited to earn a spot in our 500 Club each month by reading 500 plus minutes. Alumni visit our monthly reading assemblies to share their passion for reading with our students and to explain how reading inspired them pursue their professions.... Read More
Posted by Andrew Patteson on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
During Spring Break, fourteen Waterford juniors and seniors and three faculty members flew to Kolkata, India to take part in service with two different organizations.  The majority of the service days were spent working with the Missionaries of Charity organization (founded by Mother Teresa) at two different residences for adults and children with profound mental and physical disabilities.  The group also spent time at a girls’ home established to take in girls who were orphaned or cast off... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
In Pre-K, a visit from the Sandy P.D. is a very exciting day!  PC: Heather Mortenson Two images from the LS Readers are Leaders assembly. PC: Heather Mortenson Two photos from the always adorable “How to Make a Kindergartener” assembly.  PC: Heather Mortenson Sophie Gauthier ‘17 speaks to students about her work with Hawk Watch International.  PC: Kia Mosenthal Students in the Upper School Outdoor class enjoying the warm sun and the view at the Living Room.  PC: Kia Mosenthal... Read More
The Waterford Dance Academy trains dancers in modern, classic, and ballet from age three through high school.
Posted by Andrew Menke, Head of School on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Students amaze at Waterford Dance Academy's The Sleeping Beauty. PC: HCMLike the whole of our program, there are very few schools that can claim the extraordinary depth and phenomenal breadth of the Arts present here at Waterford. Our arts program is, in a word, world class--from strings, to choral, to dance and theater to painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics, and photography--Waterford’s commitment to excellence in the Arts is unparalleled. Earlier this winter, Waterford students earned... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Faculty Matthew Douglas has been accepted to present at the following conferences: Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Conference, “A Politicized Reformation? French Huguenots and English Catholics in an Era of Religious Intolerance” - Grand Junction, CO University of Utah, Gateway to Teaching Workshop, "Aspects of the Renaissance and the Transformation of European Society, 1300-1650" Aaron Stockham has become a Swivl Pioneer, a program begun by Swivl, an education technology company that... Read More
The Waterford Men's Basketball Team had an impressive season, finishing second at the state championship.
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Ravens Athletics had strong Winter seasons, with moments of triumph, growth, and disappointment. Here is a quick wrap-up of our winter sports, collected from our coaches. Men's Basketball (Coached by Ryan Judd): The Waterford Men's Basketball Team had a remarkable season. The team completed a challenging preseason with a 7-5 record, which included invitations to the 2A Preview Tournament in Richfield and the Steve Hodson Classic Tournament in Cedar City. The team came into form during Region... Read More
Coach Tim Pettus of Waterford models correct form in PE class.
Posted by Tim Pettus, Lower School P.E. Specialist on Thursday, April 6, 2017
Coach Pettus replaces elimination with fitness activities to keep all students involved."Not to alarm you, but America is going softer than left-out butter. Exhibit 9,137: Schools have started banning dodgeball. I kid you not. Dodgeball has been outlawed by some school districts in New York, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Many more are thinking about it, like Cecil County, Md., where the school board wants to ban any game with "human targets." Personally, I wish all these people would go suck their... Read More
Ellie competes in the Park City Youth Ski League.
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017
We continue to hear news of many recognitions for our students and faculty in a broad range of fields. We have collected a number of them here, but please forgive us if we have overlooked any! Faculty Tim Stout published another book on the Japanese language titled, Japanese Kanji for Beginners.  Class V teacher Paula Getz received her second Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Gifted Eductation from Arizona State University. Academic Dean Harmony Button received an Honorable... Read More

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