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Our Amazing Students & Faculty: April 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


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"

Reimagining Physical Education

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Coach Tim Pettus of Waterford models correct form in PE class.
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.

Waterford Educator Prize 2016

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Waterford Educator Prize was created in 1995 to honor members of the Faculty for the quality of their teaching and for their professional contributions to their colleagues and the School. Faculty and Staff submit nominations in the Fall, and the winners are announced in December. Each receives a monetary gift toward the pursuit of an interest or a dream that is important to that individual.

New Teaching Tools for an Era of Technology

Monday, January 23, 2017

This year, Waterford launched a 1:1 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program in our Middle and Upper Schools. Teachers and students alike have found Waterford's laptop initiative enhances the learning environment in meaningful ways. Waterford's 1:1 program has equipped teachers with new tools to more effectively teach today's tech-savvy students. At a recent Parent Association meeting, English Department Chair Casey O'Malley shared her experience with technology in the classroom.  

Charting the Course to Truth

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Megan OrtonIn textbooks, history seems to be a train on a track, naturally progressing from one station to the next. However, to the people who lived it, history was more like hacking through dense jungle with machetes--metaphorically and sometimes literally! There is no clear destination and no clear path for history that is currently in the making, and certainly no track laid out for easy travel.

Veterans Day

Friday, November 11, 2016

Waterford honors veterans on Veterans Day and thanks them for their service to our country.Mrs. Nebeker asked me to speak about Veteran’s Day. I myself am not a veteran and it is with a great deal of reverence that I approach this task.

I should like first to set the stage with a brief explanation of how Veterans Day came to be.

Living in Kindness

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

My first real job was working as holiday help at a new age supply store called Glyphx in the now demolished, but once thriving Cottonwood Mall off Highland Drive. For 20 hours a week, I rearranged ceremonial candles and shrink wrapped packs of tarot cards with a self-proclaimed white witch named Laura who occasionally sucked on the healing crystals we kept in a large, segmented plastic bin in the center of the store. She claimed to be absorbing the healing power of the crystals by sucking on them.