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Posted on Friday, April 3, 2020
Waterford School's Upper School ensemble and guest singers worked on a beautiful project this week while learning remotely at home. Ode to Joy from Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9  is one of the most recognizable melodies in the world, but what makes this melody so unique is that Beethoven wrote it when he was deaf. He was living alone as a hermit and his deafness made it difficult for him to interact with others. Despite his difficult reality, the lyrics to Ode to Joy are incredibly... Read More
Using Mathematics to Understand Epidemics
Posted by Casey O'Malley, Academic Dean on Friday, April 3, 2020
​ During the second full week of Waterford’s remote learning model, physics teacher Barr Dolan had a special event for his AP Physics students. Students heard from Dr. Shaun Comfort, a board-certified neurologist, whose work focuses on clinical trial forecasting, predictive analytics, statistical decision theory, and operations research applications for healthcare, clinical trials, and pharmacovigilance. Dr. Comfort gave students a fascinating overview of how to apply physics and math to real... Read More
Class III-V Winter Concert
Posted by Matt Robertson, Class III-V Music Teacher on Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Class III - V students performing in the Winter Concert under Matt Robertson's direction, December 2019   The theme of our 2019 Class III-V Winter Concert was "We Shall Walk in the Snow." This line was a lyric from one of our songs, and most of the music in our program referenced walking in one way or another. But it turns out many of the songs also originated from people who belong to ethnic or religious minorities. These are people who have often experienced violence, oppression,... Read More
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Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2020
In this unusual time, some students and teachers have come together in a shared experience that takes advantage of this unique situation. History teacher, Julie Ransom, reached out to Class X students in an effort to to give them something fun and non-Coronavirus-related to do with their creative energies. Students were asked to choose and recreate Renaissance masterpieces at home.  "I'm delighted that a few of them took me up on it in their own time. Even when museums are closed and we can't... Read More
Anna Boller
Posted by Anna K. Boller, Lower School Counselor on Saturday, March 21, 2020
  First, be kind to yourself. Your own self-care should be part of every day. Following are some strategies for navigating the next weeks at home together. Trying to model a calm and reassuring attitude is the goal, not perfection. The strategies below offer ways to support that process. Routines, exercise, sleep and screen time. Research indicates that children do best with structure and predictable routines. Developing family routines can support emotional well being and minimize the... Read More
Remote Learning
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2020
Waterford has been dedicated, over the last week, to pivoting to a remote learning experience because of the rapidly changing circumstances related to COVID-19. As students and parents were headed back from spring break, Waterford faculty were preparing lesson plans and curriculum to continue providing a world-class liberal arts education online. Along with having innovative and engaging online content, Waterford faculty made it clear how much they were going to miss in-person classes. Here... Read More
Class IX Insect Project
Posted by Casey O'Malley, Academic Dean on Tuesday, March 10, 2020
If you ask a student to list things they associate with Waterford, there are a few staples that will undoubtedly come up: The uniform. The views from the quad. Reading The Odyssey in Class VIII. And, invariably: the Class IX Insect Project.  ​The Class IX Insect Collection project has been a staple of the Waterford biology curriculum for decades. Veteran teacher Mark Bromley has been running the project since the mid-1980s, a project which is now taught by Bekka Joslin and James Harris as... Read More
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Posted by Naomi P., Hanna B., and Lizzie W. (all Class XII) on Friday, February 28, 2020
During the 2019-20 school year, three seniors are participating in an independent study in Waterford’s early childhood education program. During C block, these students walk across campus to the Lower School, where they immerse themselves in the curious and creative world of PreK students. Naomi, Lizzie, and Hanna share their experience:  We all have the same love of being with kids. A senior last year worked as a Lower School aid, and we saw how much she enjoyed it. And when the yearbook... Read More
Posted by Ryan Judd on Friday, February 21, 2020
2020 Racquetball State Tournament Winners: Boys JV 1st:                            Shilp Shah Boys JV 2nd:                          Leo Stockham Boys JV 3rd:                           Barr Dolan Boys JV 4th:                           Tyler Martin Boys JV Consolation 1st:  Henry Chen Girls JV Consolation 1st:  Mataya Peters   Varsity Mixed Doubles 2nd:         Elise Stockham                                                       Grant Felsted   Girls Doubles 2nd:            Anna... Read More
Arvind M. ’20 Gold Key Ceramics and American Visions Recipient
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020
Waterford's Upper School students entered this year's annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Competition and both visual artists and creative writers received an impressive response at the regional level. Arvind M. ’20 received a Gold Key and the American Visions Award for his ceramics sculpture called MoundsThe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated each... Read More

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