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Mark Bromley
Posted by Brandon Bennett, Associate Head of School on Friday, April 2, 2021
THE NATURE LAB - Beauty and Truth in Science Education at Waterford This year the science department has begun to establish a Nature Lab, a concept linked to a strand of science education at Waterford that is central to our vision of liberal arts education. Knowledge in the liberal arts is closely aligned with moral excellence and aesthetic appreciation. Long before Keats, the classical philosophers laying the foundation of liberal arts education established the intimate connection between... Read More
Posters
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2021
Let’s recycle! With the help of students, faculty and staff, Waterford is continuing to implement a consistent and accurate recycling program throughout the Lower School. In order to make a more positive impact on our environment and help students Pre-K through Class V understand how to appropriately sort recyclables, new signage and learning opportunities have been created. For many years, Class III took on understanding and bettering recycling in the Lower School.  Two years ago, when the... Read More
Posted by Betty Bienert, Chinese Teacher on Friday, March 19, 2021
  Full text here: Good morning Middle School and Upper School students! I am Mrs. Bienert. I teach Chinese at the Upper School. This is my second year at Waterford, so being on campus for the Spring Term is a new experience for me. I really appreciate this opportunity to talk to you about a topic we’ve been hearing a lot about in the news - violence against Asians and Asian Americans. Part of what I want to say is on behalf of our school, where we stand; but I also want to share with you... Read More
Cooper B. and Roman S.
Posted by Emily Glende, History and Debate/Ethics Teacher on Monday, March 15, 2021
The Waterford Debate team had an excellent winter term! The team competed in five tournaments, and did incredibly well at each one. A few highlights from the term include:   Roman S. ’22, Cooper B. ’21 Portia Douglas Tournament: Gavin R. ’23 took 2nd place in Congress  Matthew M. ’24 and Elliot P. ’24 took 2nd place in Public Forum   Roman S. ’22 and Cooper B. ’21 took 1st place in Public Forum  Lauren W. ’24 took 1st place in Lincoln Douglas  Harkirat S. ’22 took 1st place in Lincoln... Read More
Sackcloth and Ashes
Posted by Sabrina Carver, Teaching Assistant on Friday, March 12, 2021
Students in Shannon Lechner's Class III read Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate together, which tells the story of a family experiencing homelessless from the perspective of a young boy. Students thought deeply about and responded to questions surrounding homelessness. Class III students with a tie blanket they made for donation As a continuation of this conversation, Bob Dalton, owner of a mission-based organization called Sackcloth and Ashes connected with our students via zoom before... Read More
Windows and MIrrors
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021
Ms. Qian and her students discussing Windows and Mirrors   In Class III, students examine ancient civilizations as the focal study for history. However, a few years ago, Class III teacher Ms. Thompson noticed that “students were struggling to understand the different aspects of a civilization and culture. They were not able to talk about what made each civilization unique from the next one studied. When they can see themselves, and know how to talk about their cultural identities, they can... Read More
Siya P. ’21 (blue shirt) at the New Roots garden. Photo by Erika Munson.
Posted by Erika Munson, Summer Internship Coordinator on Friday, February 12, 2021
  Joanna W. ’21 empties mosquito traps and hunts for more insects with just her net in the marshlands.    The summer of 2020 was slated as the expansion of Waterford’s summer internship program. For the past five years, our students have had great success working in research labs of the University of Utah School of Pharmacology, so we chose to build on that model by adding community partners from the nonprofit and business industries. Several business internships and the program at the... Read More
Megan W. earned a regional Gold Key & American Visions Nominee
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021
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, with many continuing on to the national level. Megan W. earned a regional Gold Key & American Visions Nominee for her Photograph, Paws The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for... Read More
Brandon Bennett
Posted by Brandon Bennett, Associate Head of School on Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  For a school like Waterford that prizes its commitment to the liberal arts tradition of education, the increasing reliance on technology in our culture is a source of ambivalence. During the Covid-19 pandemic, which has forced schools everywhere to teach remotely or in a hybrid environment, this baseline ambivalence has only intensified.  Over the last several months, we have seen an inevitable evolution in our approach to teaching. We are learning to run all of our courses in an... Read More
Braver Angels
Posted by Erika Munson, Librarian and Class XII Dean on Monday, February 8, 2021
Last Friday, eight Waterford Upper School students and two faculty members came together for a morning of facilitated, respectful conversation across political differences.  Sponsored by Braver Angels, a national organization dedicated to decreasing political polarization,  this "red/blue workshop" used strict protocols to help participants express their beliefs and hopes for the country while the other side listened.  Said Ethan L. "I learned that despite the differences we may have, the... Read More

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