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Why We Teach

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Brandon BennettOne of the easiest things for adults to appreciate is also one of the hardest for kids to learn: that everything is connected, that one thing leads to another, that nothing happens in isolation. A teacher’s job is to help students recognize, appreciate, and build on the connections that are everywhere around them.

More than Teachers

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Head of School Andrew MenkeFive years ago we began a tradition of Class XII lunches to initiate the process of self-reflection as our seniors complete their journey at Waterford. As you might imagine, these meals affirm the amazingly powerful experience enjoyed here at Waterford.

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.  

Class V Robotics Enter First Lego Competition

Friday, January 20, 2017
Class V robotics teams competing at the First Lego League qualifier.
One of our Class V Robotics teams competing at the First Lego League qualifier.

Three Class V robotics teams competed at the First Lego League qualifier tournament at Salt Lake Community College on Saturday, January 14.  At the tournament, our young roboticists battled in three robot games against other teams from the region. Students have been building a

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.