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Recent News Articles

Teru Miyashima
Posted by Kimi Miyashima ’09, College Counselor and Soccer Coach on Friday, May 6, 2022
Good morning everyone. Thank you for allowing me a few minutes to say hello, frame Allyship Week and why it means so much to me. First of all, I’m Ms. Miyashima. Most of you know me, and if you don’t, hello! Some of you know me as a PE, Wellness or Weights teacher, some know me as a College Counselor, you might know me as a Soccer Coach, and you all definitely know that I’m an Alumni (I can’t wait for Class XII to join me and acquire the “alumni” title in a month).  I know our school well and... Read More
Science Olympiads
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2022
It was an exciting month for the Waterford Science Department, the school broke ground on the construction for a new Science Center, the Science Olympiad team competed at the state competition, and the Robotics team traveled to Houston, Texas for the Worlds competition.  It is exciting to see the many incredible ways our students and faculty continue to push themselves and the school towards excellence every day! ROBOTICS TEAM Additionally, the Waterford Upper School Robotics Team wrapped... Read More
Cum Laude Society 2022
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2022
On Thursday, April 21, sixteen members of Waterford’s Class of 2022 were inducted into the Cum Laude Society — a century-old organization dedicated to the goal of recognizing and honoring true academic excellence. Its member institutions include the very finest independent schools in the country and around the world.  Each year, the Cum Laude selection committee aims to honor students who demonstrate true scholarship. Committee members look at a students’ academic records and students’... Read More
Patrick Tatman
Posted by Patrick Tatman, Choral Director on Monday, April 18, 2022
In this lecture recital, I worked with the Waterford School Troubadours to present the findings of a vocology research study completed in the winter of 2022 through the University of Utah. The aim of the study was to identify trends in acoustic measurements of choral singing specific to laryngeal placement. The singers were trained to sing vocal exercises and repertoire excerpts using high, low, and neutral larynx positions. The singing was recorded, and acoustic analysis was completed on the... Read More
Betsy's Grandfather
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2022
In celebration of April being National Poetry Month, English teacher Betsy McGee reflected on some of her favorite things about poetry and why she loves to read it and teach it. Take the opportunity this month to read and enjoy a poem that you love, or ask your friends (or teachers) for recommendations! What is one of your favorite poems? "Abou Ben Adhem" by Leigh Hunt Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his... Read More
Andrew and Diggers
Posted on Friday, April 8, 2022
In 2018, Waterford School adopted a strategic plan that prioritized teaching excellence, the student experience and fiscal sustainability. Within the framework of that strategic plan, Waterford is launching the public phase of a historic capital campaign, Waterford Rises. On April 8, 2022, the first of four intiatives of the campaign was celebrated with the groundbreaking of a new, state-of-the-art Science Center.  Waterford's planned Science Center will bring flexible, world-class teaching... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2022
Senior Christine P. produced a documentary, made possible by a small grant received from Zions Bank, that follows fellow Waterford student, Howard W. ’22, on his journey in accomplishing the Grand Slam of ultra marathons, four of the most prestigious and oldest 100-mile races contested in the United States. Howard is the youngest runner ever to attempt the challenge. The short documentary illuminates the triumph and resilience of the human spirit. Congratulations to Christine and Howard! Please... Read More
MATHCOUNTS students
Posted by Hiram Golze, Math Teacher and Nancy Woller, Math Department Chair on Thursday, March 24, 2022
Over the past few weeks, Waterford Mathletes have competed in various math competitions around the state. Waterford Students at the Utah State Math Contest   Utah State Math Contest First, on the first Tuesday of our Spring Break, over 30 Waterford Class VII-XII students participated in the Utah State Math Contest sponsored this year by the University of Utah. Students worked for 45 minutes on their exams, and then enjoyed a pizza party. While we do not yet have the results for that exam,... Read More
Anne Bonny,
Posted by Ashley Achee, History Teacher on Thursday, February 24, 2022
US students had the opportunity to take a history elective during Winter Term which covered Rebellious Women in American History. This class examined the history of female activism, crime, anger, and dangerous (sometimes illegal) behavior. The historical figures in this class ranged from an accused murderer to a suffrage activist and a fifteen-year old protestor to a Victorian-era transgender actress. Much of this class centered on social movement histories and activists who challenged... Read More
Rigors and Joy
Posted by Nancy Nebeker, Dean of Students on Tuesday, February 22, 2022
As taken from a talk given by Nancy Nebeker at the Parent Associations (PA) Meeting on February 2, 2022.  How delightful it is to be asked to speak in a meeting focused on Wellness and not have my remarks centered around Covid-19. That feels like a first in a long time. Instead my thoughts are around wholeness and wellness in the context of Waterford’s rich and inviting liberal arts program.   I admit to feeling sadness around doing this on Zoom.  I can’t really see your faces and feel your... Read More

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