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Recent News Articles

Andrew Delbanco, Visiting Scholar
Posted by Lexi P. ’22 on Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Andrew Delbanco is the Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia University, President of The Teagle Foundation, and author of many books including The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War. Professor Delbanco visited Waterford School on November 11 to speak about the essential characteristics of liberal arts teaching and his reflections on the relationship between teaching, research, writing, and the... Read More
Pop art dogs - mixing colors
Posted by Lisa Durst, Lower School Art Teacher on Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  Armed with the knowledge of primary and secondary colors, Class I students were asked to hypothesize, "What might happen if we mix more than two colors?" Each student selected three different colors out of a choice of ten and started the experimentation on their palette and piece of cardstock. While they mixed and observed their new paint colors, I asked them to think of a happy thought that the paint evoked. The class had also read two books in the Blue Dog series by artist George... Read More
Lower School Hike
Posted by Colleen Thompson, Class III Teacher on Friday, October 25, 2019
When I think about a world-class education, my mind immediately pictures a classroom. I envision teachers engaging with students, I see students huddled together working through a problem with laptops, textbooks, tables, and white boards. However, at Waterford, our learning environment is often much larger than a traditional classroom. World-class, to me, must include every facet of our planet, including the natural one. Have you ever had a competition to see who can find the most interesting... Read More
Waterford Students during Mathapalooza
Posted by Casey O'Malley, Academic Dean on Saturday, October 19, 2019
Last week, the Waterford Math department hosted its first Math-a-palooza: a celebration of mathematical games, problems, and puzzles for middle school students. The math faculty transformed the school’s 400s building; balloons lined the hallways; math problems were affixed to the walls; classrooms were full of mathematically inclined board games or card games; the library overflowed with logical and mathematical puzzles. Students teamed up with peers from different sections of math,... Read More
Debate 1
Posted by Emily Glende, Debate Coach on Friday, October 11, 2019
Waterford Debate had an incredible first tournament of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, October 3. We had 20 students compete! The team walked away with three first place trophies. Our first place winners were Emma S. ’20, Gabe R. 20, Sophia T.’22 , Neve R. ’22, and Joss G. ’20 Congratulations to the following students in attendance:   Henry C. ’22 Joss G. ’20   Daniel J. ’22 Arnav W. ’22 Luke M. ’23 Gabe R. ’20 Neve R. ’22 Sophia T. ’22 Addison S. ‘23 Fatemeh S. ’22 Mia S. ‘23 Emma S... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2019
KSL's Shara Park came to Waterford to share a high five for the community service that Waterford Women's Soccer team is doing with For the Kids, a Utah non profit that feeds hungry children with community donations and volunteers.  The soccer team, along with help from donations from the Waterford School community, assembled 100 thanksgiving meal kits for families in need in the local community. See more here:
Upper School Class Day
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2019
A metaphor likening Class XI to unique trees making up a beautiful, photosynthesizing forest; reference to the curiosity and determination of the newest inductees to Upper School in Class IX; and the uproar to Evan L. ’20's call to seniors for #2020Vision marked the importance and fun in the beloved tradition of Class Day. In this special, extended assembly, Upper School students are formally inducted into freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior status and receive class gifts. Head of School... Read More
National Merit Semifinalists
Posted by Casey O'Malley, Academic Dean on Thursday, September 19, 2019
This year, eight Waterford students were named National Merit Semifinalists.  Seniors Matthew B., Ariane K., Evan L., Colin P., Gabe R., Katie S., Shilp S., and Emma S., all Class of 2020, were recognized in this national scholarship competition. Students earn this recognition through high performance on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) in their junior year. These eight students have some work ahead of them: now that they are named Semifinalists, they will complete a thorough... Read More
Mid-Autumn Festival at Waterford
Posted by Tim Stout, World Language Department Chair on Monday, September 16, 2019
Friday, September 13 marked the Mid-Autumn Festival, a national holiday in China called, Zhōngqiūjié (中秋节). The date of the festival is tied to the lunar calendar in celebration of the harvest and is celebrated on the autumn full moon. The round moon is a symbol of harmony and unity.  This year, Chinese classes gathered during lunch to enjoy mooncakes, sing a traditional song, and listen to a few of their peers describe their families’ Mid-Autumn festival traditions on this culturally... Read More
First Friday Image
Posted by Brandon Bennett, Associate Head of School on Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Below is an excerpt from Associate Head of School, Brandon Bennett's address to all faculty, staff and students of Waterford School on the First Friday of the year.  It’s impressive to see 954 students gathered on this quad, with another 100+ teachers and other Waterford employees, and the glorious mountains rising behind us, both watching over us and beckoning to us, inspiring us to climb toward their heights. Take a moment to give a round of applause to the entire community—to the... Read More

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