Class VIII, National History Day
After teaching for thirty-seven years at Waterford School, Mr. Jan Van Arsdel is retiring. The setting of our conversation is hectic as Middle Schoolers run through the Concert Hall before their final exam, the last exam Mr. Van Arsdel will conduct as an educator. Mr. Van Arsdel, affectionately known as JVA, has taught AP US History, British Literature, and American Literature for over thirty years at Waterford.
Across all divisions, Waterford math students had a very successful year! See results from the year below:
10 students competed in the Math Olympiads (MOEMS.org) over the course of 5 months
Waterford Elementary students competed in Utah's Mission Math Competition
Waterford School took 1st place
Liam Reddy took 1st place in the 3rd grade level
Clayton Wright and Kiran Reddy also placed in the 5th grade level
Ask any graduating Senior what they remember about fourth grade, and chances are you will hear the same answer from many of them: castle building, knighthood ceremony, World Fair, and the medieval feast and fair. These activities are planned as the culminating and crowning exercises for the larger units of Class IV studies in history.
We are deeply appreciative of the ongoing advocacy and support for our admissions and outreach efforts. The School’s enrollment is healthy due, in part, to the work of our Parent Ambassadors in their admissions outreach and support of new families in their journey to Waterford. More broadly, each and every Waterford parent is an Ambassador and we are grateful for those of you who share your “Waterford Story” with prospective families.