Ravens Athletics had another strong fall season, with moments of triumph and moments of disappointment. Here is a quick wrap-up of our fall sports, collected from our coaches.
As some of you may know, I lived in Shanghai for my sophomore year of high school, and I still visit regularly. My family’s apartment in Shanghai is surrounded by coffeehouses, boutiques, and restaurants that boast food from around the world. I try to eat adventurously when I’m there.
Is there anyone alive who remembers their Middle School years with fondness? I’m afraid the answer to that question is not many.
All 13 Waterford students who auditioned for the OAKE (Organization of Kodály Educators) National Choirs were accepted. There were about 650 students who auditioned from around the country to participate.
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.
New this year, the US Community Service Council will be recognizing the service work of one teacher each month this school year.
It’s about a three hour drive to the City of Rocks in Idaho, and I can imagine how strange it must seem to onlookers to watch our yellow bus sporting the Waterford School logo careening through the desert landscape. The group going on this term trip made our way up on Friday with enough time to do some evening climbing on the Swiss Cheese and Scream Cheese routes. I think everyone was pretty excited to be liberated from thoughts of academics for a weekend. After a few hours of climbing, we went to our campsite, and after a dinner of macaroni and cheese, most of the group slept outside.
On my third day on the job, near the end of a get-to-know-you meeting, a frequent occurrence in these early months, a colleague asked if I planned to change Waterford’s mission. As you know, mission statements serve to articulate an organization’s fundamental reason to exist. Ideally, a mission statement informs, inspires and guides decision-making.