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AP environmental science students doing a soil lab
Posted by Rich Malatesta, Science Department teacher on Friday, April 20, 2018
AP environmental science students doing a soil labOver the last decade, Environmental Science and Environmental Studies have been cited among the fastest growing majors in STEM programs at the undergraduate level. In a world with increasing environmental and health concerns, this is hardly a surprising revelation. I’m pleased to say that the Waterford School is now offering our Juniors and Seniors a robust Advanced Placement class in this important field. Prior to joining Waterford in 2001, I... Read More
Daniel South has been studying the history of Greek mathematics.
Posted by Daniel South, Class XI on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Having completed calculus BC, Junior Daniel South is currently studying Advanced Topics Mathematics, including proof writing, linear algebra, and math history, with Ms. Orton. He wrote the following on Greek mathematics for his independent study. Daniel also qualified this year for the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO)​, a highly selective high school mathematics competition held annually in the United States. Roughly 260 students qualify per year after taking a six-... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018
Lower School Robotics Team On Tuesday, March 20, our Lower School Robotics Club hosted an exhibition in the Assembly Room. The students were excited to share what they had learned, programmed, and built this season with friends and parents. Students built robots and programmed them to autonomously complete First Lego League hydrodynamics missions. There were roughly 20 possible tasks that teams could attempt to complete with the robots they had designed using attachments, extra motors, and... Read More
Matthew Douglas
Posted by Matt Douglas, History Teacher on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Matt Douglas is a MS/US history teacher at Waterford. We asked him to reflect on being "less new" as he approaches the end of his second year. “The only common thread has been your disrespect Now you call me ‘amoral,’ A ‘dangerous disgrace,’ If you’ve got something to say Name a time and place Face to face I have the honor to be your obedient servant A . Burr” Lin-Manuel Miranda. “Your Obedient Servant.” In Hamilton: The Revolution. As I sat and enjoyed Hamilton: The Revolution in Chicago... Read More
Ten members of the Waterford Class of 2018 were inducted into the Cum Laude society. Waterford School is the only member of the Cum Laude Society.
Posted on Monday, April 9, 2018
Waterford Class 0f 2018 Cum Laude InducteesThe Waterford Cum Laude Society committee inducted 10 members of the Class of 2018 into the Cum Laude Society on April 6. Waterford School became a charter member of the Cum Laude Society in 2012, and is currently the only Cum Laude member school in the State of Utah. The inductees were chosen by a selection committee consisting of faculty members, the Head of School, and the Academic Dean. The students who were selected demonstrated exceptional... Read More
Joaquin Zavala was named a 2018 Daniels Scholar
Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Joaquin ZavalaWaterford is happy to announce that senior Joaquin Zavala was named a 2018 Daniels Scholar. Joaquin was one of 26 students selected in the state of Utah to receive the prestigious Daniels Scholarship. The Daniels Scholarship provides grant money to cover the remaining cost of attending college for four years, including living and other expenses, after the student has received college financial aid and other scholarships. It also provides mentorship and leadership training... Read More
Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018
Tabitha Bell received the AXA Achievement ScholarshipSenior Tabitha Bell received the $25,000 AXA Achievement Scholarship that goes towards tuition for her future university and a $1,000 grant towards her current high school for professional development activities. She is the only AXA Achievement scholar from the state of Utah. According to the AXA website, AXA Achievers share: Ambition and drive Determination to set and reach goals Respect for self, family and community Ability to succeed... Read More
Tarun Martheswaren won the Physics, Astronomy & Math at the USEF science fair.
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018
Tarun MartheswaranWaterford students had a successful weekend at the University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair (USEF).  The University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair is an annual science & engineering competition for students in grades 5-12. Since Waterford does not organize any formal science fair, we encourage our students with an interest in science to pursue outside opportunities. As stated on the USEF website, "participation in science fair stimulates student's interest... Read More
Waterford Arts Week 2018
Posted by Javen Tanner, Dean of Arts on Thursday, March 22, 2018
Every spring, Waterford takes a week to highlight the work of our students across the various arts programs. There are visual arts showings and music, dance, and theater performances. These are different from other showings and performances in that their audience is the student body itself, during regular school hours––students sharing their work with their peers. For us, the arts are not merely elective. They are an essential part of a Waterford education. "Sonnet 73," by Juliana Scheding... Read More
Posted by Tim Stout, Foreign Language Department Chair on Thursday, March 15, 2018
Tim Stout My father was an artist. He had many other jobs throughout his career, but he loved painting, and he often supplemented our income with sign painting jobs. You may know the Lehi Roller Mills that was featured in Footloose. Among other things, my father painted the turkey on the grain silo, and it paid for the hospital bills when my little sister Cindy was born. He was also a storyteller, and loved illustrating his stories. He self published four books, called The Original Story of... Read More

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