The Joni Jensen dinner last Friday was a huge success, and I am always inspired by how our community comes together each year to offer a warm and meaningful welcome to so many refugees. Local refugees in connection with The International Rescue Committee (The IRC) are invited to dinner on campus at Waterford which is hosted by students, parents, faculty and staff. The IRC was founded by Albert Einstein and responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
Waterford students, parents, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate the official dedication of the school’s newest learning space, the Lower School Outdoor Classroom.
The Outdoor Classroom’s dedication began the moment that our children set foot in the space and began their important and sacred work of play. - Dr. Melanie Battistone, Lower School Head
We continue to hear news of many recognitions for our students and faculty in a broad range of fields. We have collected a number of them here, but please forgive us if we have overlooked any!
Tim Stout published another book on the Japanese language titled, Japanese Kanji for Beginners.
Class V teacher Paula Getz received her second Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Gifted Eductation from Arizona State University.
We welcomed back recent alumni to speak to current students about their college experiences. Nine Waterford alums returned to campus to offer advice and tell students how Waterford prepared them for success in college.