How to write a novel:
- Take a shower. Mull for forty-five minutes over the brilliant idea that’s been occupying your thoughts for the last two weeks. You know, the idea that’s kept you from getting any work done.
- Open a blank document. Stare at it until its gaping blankness consumes you.
- Check your email. Someone may have sent you an urgent message to which you must respond immediately.
Waterford visual artists and creative writers recently received another impressive batch of awards at the regional level of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Six Waterford visual arts students were recently accepted to the Springville Museum of Art's annual High School exhibition. This is a juried exhibition and it is one of the first opportunities our young students to have their work judged by art experts who are not their teachers.
Tim Stout is in his 11th year at Waterford, and is our Chinese teacher and Foreign Language Department Chair. We learned that he recently published another popular language learning book, so we took this chance to ask him a few questions.
One 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.
Five 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.
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.
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.
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