Waterford students are athletes, musicians and artists. This year, several Class XII students have been honored for their academic excellence in the classroom as well as in athletic or fine arts competitions by The Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA). The UHSAA is the leadership organization for high school athletic and fine arts activities in Utah. The belief of the UHSAA is these activities are an essential part of the high school experience and further academic performance while also producing better citizens.
Waterford would like to take a moment to honor Suzanne Conine for her 20+ years of successful participation in NCECA conferences and exhibitions. Suzanne has quietly, yet confidently put her ceramic program and Waterford School on the national map as one of the best around. Her outstanding efforts have had a life changing impact on her students and have inspired her colleagues. We asked Suzanne to share her experience and success with NCECA over the last 20 years. Congratulations, Suzanne!
A beloved tradition at Waterford, Class XII parents are honored at the final Parent Association Meeting of the year . The involvement of parents is essential to the growth and success of their students at Waterford. At this final PA meeting, a Class XII parent is invited to speak, and this year, Ginny Vierra, parent of Isaiah ’16 and Jake ’19, spoke of lessons learned and the meaning of Waterford.
This year’s Founders Gala, Under the Stars, was an entertaining and successful evening for Waterford School. Our community came together to surpass our goal! In addition to the live auction, paddle raise, and sign-up parties, there was an exciting raffle with a wide variety of appealing offerings.
One of these raffle items was the opportunity to be Head of School for the Day: The student recipient in Lower School would greet students, run an assembly, check in on classrooms, and be the boss!
A week marked by the sounds and visuals of music, dance, visual arts, and theater, Arts Week is the annual week-long event that focuses on the artistic talents of our students.
Each day this week, Waterford students performed and shared their arts with each other in gallery exhibitions and assemblies. On Monday, Javen Tanner, Dean of the Arts, kicked off Arts Week with a heart felt and hopeful Assembly talk about the power of the arts.
As an extension to Wellness Week, Waterford welcomed Cinda Morgan, LCSW, to our campus for a parent education night. Cinda Morgan has been the clinical director of Wellspring Child & Family Counseling Center since 2003 and has a passion for positive psychology.
This March, during Waterford's spring break, a few teachers developed and held a week-long Spring Break Camp called, "Come Alive". Campers from PreK-Class V joined in and explored the theme of awakening the senses through dance, music, art, drama, baking, and science.
From Ms. Julie, teacher:
On Wednesday, March 20, Waterford participated in National History Day. Without exception, students stretched themselves this semester, with amazing results. Waterford's eighth grade class, across four sections and two different teachers, created 50 fine projects that made me exceptionally proud.
Over Waterford’s Spring Break, Utah held its State Mathcounts competition—one of the most competitive Middle School Math Contests in the country. Mathcounts is open for schools to send students from Grades 6-8.
Over spring break, nine Waterford students and three chaperones travelled to Kolkata, India.