A selection of recent images from the Waterford community:
You have probably heard about the big changes in our dining hall this year, as we brought in a new service provider — Flik Independent School Dining. This company is a leader in dining hall services for private and independent schools. We are excited about taking a step forward in the quality, freshness, taste, variety, and healthfulness of the food available in our Dining Hall. For the remainder of the season we will also be offering some of the produce from our very own garden.
From their introduction: “As your new provider, our business and responsibility is to provide a top quality, nutritious dining service. Our passion is represented in our menus and food preparation philosophy. We start with fresh, whole ingredients and prepare our menu items from scratch. School menus, which will feature local and sustainable items, are created on your campus, specifically designed for your dining facility and your community’s needs."
Menus can be found at MySchoolDining.com/Waterford
We continue to hear news of many recognitions for our faculty in a broad range of fields. We have collected a number of recent accomplishments here. Look for collected student recognitions later this fall.
This summer English and History teacher Lawrence Zellner returned to Stony Brook University in New York to defend his dissertation, “The Vortex of Enthusiasm”: Religion and the Making of American Literature. Combining his interests in intellectual history, religious studies, and literature, this project explores how the concept of religious enthusiasm shaped American literature and culture from the Revolution through the Civil War in the work of three writers: Charles Brockden Brown, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Dr. Zellner also received a full fellowship to attend the Klingenstein Summer Institute—a program for early-career teachers at independent schools offered by Teachers College at Columbia University. For two weeks he joined other educators from around the world in discussions about teaching, learning, and contemporary issues relevant to education in independent schools.read more…
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!
The following individuals and groups received Superior ratings (highest possible) at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival: Erica Park, Alex Bruce, Sage Heuston, Sylvia Sherrod, Robby Boyer, Annabelle Finlayson, Cici Moreland, David Fishman, Katherine Hetzel, Laura Burton, The Waterford Quartets and The Waterford Ireland Orchestra.
Tyra Coburn and Haley Hammock (Class VIII) represented Waterford with the Utah Junior High Honor choir in a performance at Abravanel Hall.
Katherine Hetzel (Class XII) performed in Carnegie Hall with a Utah youth symphony orchestra this winter.
Ford Christensen (Class VIII) placed 2nd in the The American Prodigy Piano and Strings International Competition. He performed solo cello in Carnegie Hall on May 26th.
Nursery teacher Kristie Rasmussen will sing this summer with the Odyssey Chorale in the Budapest, Vienna, and Prague Choral Festivals. The chorale will perform a free bon voyage concert for friends and family on June 8th, 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Salt Lake City.read more…