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Posted by Andrew Menke on Tuesday, December 18, 2018
As we enter the holiday season I write to update you on our strategic plan implementation progress.  Since our June adoption, we have been working hard to operationalize all facets of the plan. We have translated goal areas into project management templates with action plans that include articulated tasks, resources (human and financial) and time lines.  And we have budgeted strategic planning activity over the course of the next seven years that will inform the next exciting chapters of... Read More
Utah Cultural Alliance
Posted by Amanda Apple on Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Nancy Heuston and her Grandson during Grandparents Visiting Day at Waterford School, 2018 Nancy Heuston is Honored by The Utah Cultural Alliance (UCA) with the Utah Cultural Award—the Lifetime Cultural Achievement Awarded Annually.  The UCA is in it's twelfth year of awarding the Utah Cultural Award—the Lifetime Cultural Achievement Award that has become an important part of honoring well-respected individuals in our community. This year, the winner is Nancy Heuston, founding and former... Read More
The recipients of the Waterford Educator Prize, 2018-19
Posted by Amanda Apple on Monday, December 3, 2018
Each year, two or three Waterford Educator Prizes are awarded to acknowledge outstanding teaching by Waterford faculty. In addition to the honor given for their exemplary service, each award carries a stipend to further the educator’s formal education, research, writing, travel, or related scholarly activities. The stipends are awarded by the Head of School based on the written recommendations of faculty peers and other colleagues. The recipients are selected based on their experience at... Read More
Mixed Media Artwork, Filip K. ’19
Posted by Brant Vest on Friday, November 30, 2018
Filip K. ’19, Untitled, acrylic paint, transfers, collage, and paper napkins on cradled panel, 2018 Mixed Media is the blanket term designating any artwork that employs more than one medium. Collage, an art form that relies on fragments recombining, is perhaps one of the most basic approaches to mixing mediums, whilst the modern masterpieces that are Robert Rauschenberg’s ‘Combine Paintings’ may be the amongst the most complex. Dustin H. ’20, untitled collage series, 2018 Students in Mixed... Read More
Bernard Meyers
Posted by Amanda Apple on Tuesday, November 20, 2018
A new, limited edition portfolio of work featuring a survey of contemporary photography in Utah was released this month and features two of Waterford's faculty. Bernard C. Meyers and Andrew Patteson's photography are both featured in a portfolio of work curated by Amy Jorgensen ’90 and Edward Bateman. The letterpressed Portfolio Box, DE | MARCATION, includes critical essays and the photographic work of 20 local Utah photographers—published and distributed by Red Butte Press at the University... Read More
A Midsummer's Night Dream
Posted by Javen Tanner, Dean of the Arts on Monday, November 19, 2018
This term's Upper School play––and this year's annual Shakespeare play––was A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's a little strange that we have done at least one Shakespeare play every year for the past thirteen years, and yet this is the first time we've done Midsummer in the Upper School. It's even more strange when you consider that A Midsummer Night's Dream is likely the most produced comedy since it was written 400 years ago, and possibly the most produced comedy in history. Judging by the... Read More
Emma S. ’23 in The Tempest
Posted by Tara Tanner, Theater and English on Thursday, November 1, 2018
A recent production at Waterford School proved that middle school students can do Shakespeare and do it well. The Tempest by William Shakespeare is one of my very favorite plays. It has magic, clowns, and fairies and is a powerful story of redemption. The play rehearsed each day after school for six weeks. In that time, students had to memorize lines, learn stage movement, and even prepare songs, and it was in the last week that everything really came together. The set, a beautiful island... Read More
Mika Family
Posted by Ben Hoke, Director of Advancement on Monday, October 29, 2018
Over the past 37 years, many families have made an indelible mark on Waterford. The Mika Family is one that has not only impacted the past, but made a profound impact on its future. In May 2018, the Mika family gave a $100,000 gift, a portion of which will support the previously established Nancy and Dustin Heuston Endowed Chair. The Heuston Chair, established in 2015, honors the legacy of Waterford Founders, Nancy and Dusty Heuston. For the selected faculty member, fund income supports... Read More
Waterford Students clean up graffiti in LCC
Posted by James W ’19 on Friday, October 26, 2018
Waterford Students in Little Cottonwood Canyon, cleaning up graffiti This week, 22 of my friends in the Waterford Outdoor Program and I had the opportunity to do some really important service for our community; we cleaned up graffiti and trash up in Little Cottonwood Canyon. We did this with the help of the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, and it was a lot of fun.  On Tuesday, we learned a lot about graffiti in the Canyons, which are not just an important place because of our recreation. The... Read More
Waterford Students at Xi'An University
Posted by Tim Stout, World Languages Department Chair on Thursday, October 25, 2018
A liberal arts education prepares students to adapt and thrive in a world of rapid change, cultivating the development of the whole person, while resisting premature specialization. In the World Languages Department, we take the liberal arts to heart—we believe that students can achieve high levels of proficiency in their chosen languages, and that in doing so, they should also become well-informed, culturally open-minded learners who are prepared for global responsibilities and community... Read More