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February 2015 Photo Highlights


A selection of recent images from the Waterford community:

Class II planetarium trip

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Our Amazing Students and Faculty: February 2015 edition



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!

Waterford’s new chess teams from grades 4-8 had great success in their first tournament of the year, including a first place and a second place team as well as individual awards. You can see photos here.

Four Middle School students represented Waterford at the Utah Junior Honor Choir: John Wapner, Adam Paul, Hannah McKinlay, and Katie Riley.

Orchestra teacher Kathy Morris was named the 2014 Music Educator of the Year by the UHSAA (Utah High School Activities Association)!

Math teacher and soccer coach Tim Dolbin received yet another Coach of the Year honor, this time from the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) — he was the 2014-15 Girls’ Soccer Coach of the Year for Private & Parochial Schools in Utah.

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Canvas for Parents: part 2



As our faculty and students gain experience with the many powerful features of the Canvas learning management software, we hope that our parents are likewise feeling more comfortable with this interface. To that end, our IT department is creating a series of brief “HowTo…” tutorials that highlight some especially helpful features. This month’s edition shows you how to access Canvas from My Waterford.

January 2015 Photo Highlights


A selection of recent images from the Waterford community:

Making coin banks for the Red Cross. Photo: Heather Mortenson

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A Graduating Waterford Family: The Brownings



Scott and Sally Browning are long-time Waterford parents whose youngest child will graduate in June — which makes them a “graduating family.” We asked them to reflect on their experience here, from the long view — looking back and looking forward.

Our family came to Waterford School in 2000. Eliza was entering Class IV, James, Class II, and Robert, Nursery 3. We came from a small private school in San Diego with a very similar core curriculum, but without the specialists — there was no one dedicated solely to art, music, science, dance, P.E., or computers as there is in the Waterford Lower School. After our first tour of Waterford with the kids, the school had been so impressive that when we asked them if they noticed the Quidditch field they believed this amazing school must have one and they simply missed it.

Our first year was eye-opening. Eliza, who had previously disliked school, now looked forward to it even though the homework load was so much more. Her homework included some of the most hilarious math problems by Mr. Johnson, and that had her looking forward to it. She continued through middle and upper school unafraid of the demands put on her and has continued to find pleasure in learning and research. Her interest in science was piqued in lower school when they were able to dissect a squid, given more breath in upper school as she traveled by boat with Dr. Malatesta doing research, and continues today as she studies biology and organic chemistry.

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