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Lisa Rands
Posted by Nancy Nebeker, Dean of Students on Thursday, January 21, 2021
WATERFORD’S CORE VALUE OF CARING We learn best in a caring environment, where respect and inclusion make possible the deepest forms of intellectual, emotional and character growth. It wasn’t hard last spring, as we started to grapple with the unfolding Covid-19 pandemic to select a theme for the coming year. In fact, the process of selecting Caring, one of Waterford’s five core values, as our 2020-21 theme was swift and unanimous. What better way to welcome students back to our campus?... Read More
Tarun with Project
Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021
  2021 Top 300 Scholars, Regeneron Science Talent Search Tarun M. ’21 with his project.    Society for Science (the Society) today announced that Tarun M., a Class XII student at Waterford School, was among the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Tarun will receive $2,000, and Waterford will receive $2,000. The Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars were selected from... Read More
Students with Head of School
Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021
The second issue of The Waterford Magazine, The Caring Issue was published this month with features of Waterford's Middle and Upper School dean structure, the outcomes and learning that came from this unusual year of the Covid-pandemic, and a look into the Nature Lab, now run by Mark Bromley. Below is a letter from the Head of School Andrew Menke with a link below to view the magazine online.  The purpose of Waterford’s liberal arts education is to nurture the habits of mind and heart that... Read More
Class V students in the Nature Lab
Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2021
Class V students in the Nature Lab   Each year, Class V embarks on a unit in science with Kristi Watabe ’90 that covers heredity, traits, adaptations, cells and organelles, and DNA. During this unit, students specifically learn about traits that are dominant, recessive, or that skip a generation, how to use a Punnett Square to help predict outcomes in offspring, how to make slides for and use microscopes, as well as a close look at the DNA of strawberries. As a culmination of their studies... Read More
Book Boxes on display
Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2021
  Cameron, Class I, working on his Book Box while following his planning document. Class I students created Book Boxes during their specialist block in art prior to the Winter Break. Ms. Durst, Lower School art specialist, noted that the Book Box project starts with "the end in mind". Each student visualized how their Book Box would look at completion. The artists created a plan that would help manage the creative process, and presented this plan of work to Ms. Durst before proceeding... Read More
Seniors
Posted by Sari Rauscher, Director of College Counseling on Monday, December 21, 2020
Good news for many in the Waterford Class of 2021! Students have heard back from many colleges in the Early Action or Early Decision application round. The reply date for early action at the University of Utah and BYU is January 15. We look forward to the spring when regular decision replies come in, as all Seniors have thoughtful college application lists, and will have good choices come April 1.  Here are acceptances at selective colleges and universities to date: Arizona State University... Read More
Posted by Andrew Menke, Head of School on Friday, December 18, 2020
Dear Parents, On the eve of our holiday break, I write to convey a simple yet profound thank you for your extraordinary support over the first four months of the school year.  Our ability to stay in session demonstrates our collective fortitude and resilience, and our shared reverence for the transformational education that happens each day here on campus.   While challenge and uncertainty remain, I hope the spirit of the season imbues in each of us a sense of possibility, of optimism, and... Read More
Documentary Filmmaking students
Posted by Andrew Patteson, Visual Arts Department Chair on Thursday, December 17, 2020
The eight documentary filmmakers who participated in last winter's documentary filmmaking class. From L to R: Samantha C. ’20, Isabel H. ’21, Clea W. ’20, Amelia R. ’20, Emma G. ’22, Lucza B. ’23, Kate P. ’21, Tioné H. ’20   As part of Waterford’s Visiting Artist program, in winter 2019-20 we offered an extraordinary opportunity for eight of our students to work with acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie.  These students pursued an intensive workshop in which they learned about... Read More
Casey O'Malley
Posted by Andrew Menke, Head of School on Wednesday, December 9, 2020
This year, we are congratulating three faculty and staff members who have had immeasurable impact on the Waterford School community. Congratulations, Brittany Smith, Class IV Teacher; Casey O'Malley, Academic Dean; and Kristine Wilkins, Assistant to the Head of School. In addition to the honor, each recipient, as tradition holds, is gifted a holiday wreath. Below we share Andrew Menke's tributes to each recipient during the All School's Faculty Meeting, where he recognizes their wonderful... Read More
Students volunteering
Posted by Ingrid Warner, Associate Director of Advancement and Community Service Liaison on Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Middle and Upper School students sort donations from the community and blankets made by Waterford families to be delivered to 13 local refugee families.    Every year, Waterford School partners with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to support Salt Lake City-based refugee families. The IRC “responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.” In... Read More

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