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Recent News Articles

Posted by Andrew Menke, Head of School on Tuesday, June 30, 2020
  Dear Waterford Community, Recently a number of Waterford alumni, responding to the ongoing Black Lives Matter demonstrations, reached out to me and other members of the academic administration with a petition urging us to do more to educate Waterford students about race and racism in America. We hosted a Zoom call with all the petitioners, and other alumni they invited to join. Our goal was to listen and learn. During the call, we heard thoughtful and eloquent voices that affirmed the... Read More
The Number Monster
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Rising Class XII student, Tarun Kumar M. has excelled at local and national math competitions, and is taking his love of numbers to inspire young math enthusiasts in a children's book he recently published. The Number Monster is a book (found here) that teaches valuable lessons about having trouble with math and offers fun tricks to tackle 2-digit addition. The book details the journey of a young boy named Raj who overcomes his math struggles, emphasizing essential life lessons such as... Read More
Jill Cook
Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2020
ENTERING FACULTY 2020-21 RAY BARTON - MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOL MATH Why and/or how did you get into teaching?​ I went into teaching because of my father.  He taught mathematics at Olympus HS for 27 years before I took his spot. From an early age I remember his former students getting together to come visit him at Christmas. I loved to see the deep regard he and his students had for each other.  He could tell me what his students were doing professionally many years after they graduated. ... Read More
A Road Map to Return to Campus Learning in the Fall
Posted by Andrew Menke, Head of School on Friday, June 12, 2020
Dear Waterford Families, Happy Summer!  As we close the chapter on one of the most challenging spring terms in Waterford’s history, I want to share my profound gratitude to all of you. The manner in which the Waterford community responded to the unanticipated COVID-19 disruption is nothing short of extraordinary. I thank parents, students, and faculty for your strength, patience, fortitude, and resilience throughout. Time and again over these past two months, I have been reminded of the... Read More
Commencement 2020
Posted on Friday, June 5, 2020
The students of our senior class, the Class of 2020, celebrated their time at Waterford School with a carefully-planned, in-person Commencement ceremony. This historic  graduation is the first Commencement that has taken place  outdoors on our stunning campus. After their time on campus was cut short, as schools around the world resorted to remote learning during the pandemic, students were unsure what their graduation would resemble.  In May though, many areas in Utah, including Sandy City... Read More
Emma Sun
Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2020
Emma Sun from the Class of 2020 at Waterford School was named a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Sun is one of 161 outstanding American high school seniors who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, technical expertise, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community.  The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects honored scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic and technical excellence, essays,... Read More
Girls on the Run
Posted by Heather Miller, Lower School PE Teacher on Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Sara Kaiser and I were able to keep the Girls on the Run program going virtually this Spring! We met with the girls ,who ranged from Class III-V, every week on zoom to go over lessons. This past weekend was our virtual 5K. The girls did awesome.  The theme of Girls on the Run this year was, "Girls Move Mountains." Our lessons covered subjects such as learning that we are all unique and each have characteristics that make us special, learning ways to deal with stress during troubling times,... Read More
Posted by Andrew Menke, Head of School on Tuesday, June 2, 2020
  Dear Waterford Community, On Memorial Day, just a week ago, we watched the appalling fate of George Floyd unfold on video, another in a long line of unheeded and tragic reminders that injustice for black people continues to be a sad reality in our country. Appropriate outrage over what happened to George Floyd has poured forth in cities around the country, including here in the Salt Lake valley. It should be crystal clear to everyone that we are still not yet the nation we were founded to... Read More
Mark Bromley
Posted by Brandon Bennett, Associate Head of School on Tuesday, June 2, 2020
​We are excited to announce that founding faculty member Mark Bromley will be taking on a new role for the 2020-2021 school year. After 39 extraordinary years of teaching, during which time he has profoundly influenced the lives of thousands of Waterford students, Mr. Bromley will be retiring from full-time teaching to curate and develop Waterford’s new Nature Lab, which will be housed in Mr. Bromley’s current classroom, until the new science building is completed.  Based on the Nature Lab... Read More
Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2020
Andrew Menke, Head of School, shares a message of gratitude as we complete the final weeks of the 2019-20 school year from the breathtaking Waterford School campus. 

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