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Posted on Friday, October 23, 2020
The Waterford School Theater Department presents the Middle School Play, William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. Students worked hard all semester with rehearsals and successfully performed following the School's Covid guidelines of masking. Please watch the entire performance, directed by Riya Sahasrabudhe here. 
Andrew Menke
Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Good morning, and welcome, once again, to Waterford. I hope the first few weeks have gone well for your children and for you. We certainly acknowledge the challenge, given the unusual current COVID landscape, of getting to know your new school. I am sorry we are not all together, but I am grateful that you’ve joined us this morning. On Monday, we had our annual senior retreat at Snowbird—a modified version of what we have done in the past. I had the good fortune of spending time with the... Read More
Senior Retreat 1
Posted by By Nancy Nebeker, Dean of Students on Friday, September 25, 2020
The annual Senior Retreat was held at Snowbird last Monday (9/21).  The Class of 2021 was able to visit with Andrew Menke, our Head of School before boarding  buses to go up Little Cottonwood Canyon.  He asked them to embrace two words as they approach this final chapter of their Waterford journey - courage and grace. The half-day retreat (Group 2 in the morning and Group 1 in the afternoon) included framing remarks from Class XII Dean Mrs. Munson, a session of yoga and mindfulness with Mr.... Read More
Brandon Bennett
Posted by Brandon Bennett, Associate Head of School on Friday, September 25, 2020
Video and Text of a talk by Dr. Bennett that was shared with students in Morning Meetings during the week of September 21-25 in the Middle and Upper School Good morning students. I'm very pleased to be able to talk with you for a few minutes about the upcoming presidential election. To start, I'd like to just note what I won't be doing in this talk. I won't be telling you whom to vote for. You might say, well I can't vote anyway, Dr. Bennett, so it doesn't matter. But in fact some of our... Read More
National Merit Semi-Finalists 2020
Posted by Casey O'Malley, Academic Dean on Friday, September 11, 2020
This year, four Waterford students were named National Merit Semifinalists.  Seniors Peter B., Tioné H., Tarun M., Masaki T. (not photographed) , all Class of 2021, 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 four students have some work ahead of them: now that they are named Semifinalists, they will complete a thorough scholarship application to... Read More
Shira Fagan
Posted by Shira Fagan, English Teacher and Class VI Dean on Friday, September 11, 2020
As shared during a Middle and Upper School Assembly on September 11, 2020 My mother was in ninth grade walking to her best friend, Susan’s house along the cookie cutter suburban streets of her neighborhood. If it had been a year earlier, she would have been wearing black mary-jane shoes and a burgundy plaid dress, but she was in high school now.  Public school, so she wore pants. A man walked out the front door of his house house as she passed and told her the news.  The president’s been... Read More
Posted on Monday, September 7, 2020
Although some things look different this year - we are wearing masks, students are sitting slightly further from each other, and we are even more mindful of having clean hands than ever before - we have seen, in these first few days, the beauty and joy of learning together again. We are grateful to have teachers and students back on campus, both online and in-person. Enjoy this video, narrated by Dr. Melanie Battistone, Lower School Head and Dr. Brandon Bennett, Associate Head of School. 
Nancy Nebeker
Posted by Nancy Nebeker, Dean of Students on Friday, September 4, 2020
Excerpt taken from an All School Opening Faculty Meeting Talk by Nancy Nebeker, Dean of Students Good morning to everyone - especially to the newest among us.  We look forward to getting to know you in the coming days.  It is so good to be back - even in this virtual gathering. I am 100% certain that I never “expected” to be asked to speak about building community while wearing a mask.  But 2020 has thrown the “expected” out the window and here I am sharing some thoughts about wearing a mask... Read More
First Friday 2020
Posted by Andrew Menke, Head of School on Friday, September 4, 2020
Below is an excerpt from Head of School, Andrew Menke's address to all faculty, staff and students of Waterford School on the First Friday of the year.  Welcome to the 2020-21 school year and our First Friday celebration. I wish we could all be out here on the Quad this morning together, but I think I speak for my colleagues when I say how absolutely delighted we are to have you all back to School—whether here on campus or learning from home. I hope your first several days have been joyful... Read More
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2020
  We are only a few short days away from the start of the 2020-21 school year and we are beyond excited to see you all!  Waterford's Head of School, Andrew Menke, shares this video message to welcome you back to our historic year ahead. Monday can't come soon enough! 

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