THE NATURE LAB - Beauty and Truth in Science Education at Waterford
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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.
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:
Portia Douglas Tournament:
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.
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.
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