The second issue of The Waterford Magazine, The Caring Issue was published this month with features of Waterford's Middle and Upper School dean structure, the outcomes and learning that came from this unusual year of the Covid-pandemic, and a look into the Nature Lab, now run by Mark Bromley. Below is a letter from the Head of School Andrew Menke with a link below to view the magazine online.
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Good news for many in the Waterford Class of 2021! Students have heard back from many colleges in the Early Action or Early Decision application round. The reply date for early action at the University of Utah and BYU is January 15. We look forward to the spring when regular decision replies come in, as all Seniors have thoughtful college application lists, and will have good choices come April 1.
On the eve of our holiday break, I write to convey a simple yet profound thank you for your extraordinary support over the first four months of the school year. Our ability to stay in session demonstrates our collective fortitude and resilience, and our shared reverence for the transformational education that happens each day here on campus.
We did it! Our All Schools Week of Giving was a tremendous success. Waterford families made over 120 fleece blankets at home and donated dozens of supplies for refugee families that will be brought to the International Rescue Committee (IRC). We also had a historic Giving Tuesday! With 245 monetary donations, we secured the generous $50,000 match from our Board of Trustees, tripled our alumni participation, reached 100% faculty and staff participation, and raised $124,550.
As we launch into winter term we pause to recognize the unusual stresses and strain of life during a pandemic. We know that parents have carried additional burdens and worries for their children since the pandemic began. Nancy Nebeker, Waterford's MS/US Dean of Students reflects on the significance of our partnership with parents as we care for the health and wellbeing of each student.