Student Voices

Father Vinegar, Mother Oil

Date:  Thursday, February 14, 2019 Byline:  Rain T. ’19
2019 Scholastic Writing Award, Gold Key Winner
 
Father Vinegar, Mother Oil
 
I stared at vinegar drowned in oil
And watched as salt water added to the
Heterogenous of it all.
 
It was the time of year that pine needles are
The a la mode fragrance and
Frost sparkles atop the roofs of smoking chimney houses.
 
Staccato sink water sprinkled pots and pans

Remembering September 11

Date:  Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Where were you on September 11, 2001? Upper School students Tabitha Bell and Ty Cramer asked faculty to recall where they were and what they were doing when planes hit the twin towers of the World Trade Center at 8:45 a.m. in New York City. Although the events of September 11 are vividly remembered by our faculty and millions of Americans, current Waterford students have no memory of the day; our oldest students were one year of age when the attacks occurred.

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Lighthouse

Date:  Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Byline:  Jackson Anderson

I
A lighthouse keeper,
A foolish dream,
A trade of times past.
Yet the desire is as present
As the beacon in the night.  

II
A light of comfort in purport,
It served only to frighten me.
The siren call of the tugboat
Haunts into my reveries.

III
Life sacrificed for a lighthouse,
What a folly thought.
Was the tale a parable,
Or did neurosis truly save
That which could give no thanks?

New Teaching Tools for an Era of Technology

Date:  Monday, January 23, 2017 Byline:  Casey O'Malley, English Department Chair

This year, Waterford launched a 1:1 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program in our Middle and Upper Schools. Teachers and students alike have found Waterford's laptop initiative enhances the learning environment in meaningful ways. Waterford's 1:1 program has equipped teachers with new tools to more effectively teach today's tech-savvy students. At a recent Parent Association meeting, English Department Chair Casey O'Malley shared her experience with technology in the classroom.  

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