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Recent News Articles

Posted by Ulla-Britt L. ’21 on Wednesday, February 19, 2020
2020 Scholastic Writing Award, Gold Key Winner OLD WOMAN MOUNTAIN Old Woman Mountain watches me with big river eyes, my mother of wisdom. Her soft snowflake kisses guide my little finger tips, a colossal mess of loose blonde curls and criss-crossed shoelaces. Old Woman Mountain picks me up and kisses my bruises and tells me to lose myself in icy cold skies. She walked me through middle school hall-ways, reminding that beauty is so much more than skin tight black dresses and photoshopped... Read More
Poetry Out Loud Assembly
Posted by Matt Davis, English Department Chair on Thursday, February 13, 2020
On Monday, February 10, students and faculty attended the school finals for the Poetry Out Loud competition, a national poetry recitation contest. Emma S. ‘23, Kaira S. ‘22, Parker A. ‘21, and Joss G. ‘20 performed two poems each to determine who would advance to the Utah regional competition. Joss was victorious, and he will represent Waterford School with a chance to be the Utah state representative at the national competition in Washington D.C., where a $20,000 college scholarship will be... Read More
Summer at Waterford School Logo
Posted by Kent Hercules, Director of Auxiliary Programs on Monday, February 10, 2020
Young campers exploring nature on the Waterford School Campus. Summer at Waterford School is designed to enrich children’s lives, preparing them for success in school and beyond. Through engaging, experiential summer activities we ignite passion, shape character, and stimulate intellect. Waterford School has run interesting and engaging summer programs for almost 30 years, designed and run by Waterford's teachers. These week-long camp offerings have included sports camps, college essay... Read More
Waterford Robotics 2020
Posted by James Harris, Robotics Program Director & Science Teacher on Wednesday, February 5, 2020
The Upper School Robotics Team gathered on the last Saturday of winter break and learned, along with over 3000 teams across the world, this years’ engineering challenge at the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition. This international competition, known for combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, is run by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest... Read More
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted by Erika Munson, Library Department Chair on Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Taken from a Waterford Assembly Talk on January 15, 2020. It is an honor to be with you today as we celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  I want to start with a question: How do we honor our heroes?  Do we freeze them in time?  Do we give their lives a satisfying beginning, middle and end like a Hollywood movie?  Do we let their larger-than-life accomplishments dwarf the important work of the other heroes who may not make the history books?  As you can... Read More
Curiosity & Wonder in Waterford Preschool
Posted by Amanda Apple, Director of Marketing & Communications on Tuesday, January 7, 2020
PREK LEARNING AT WATERFORD SCHOOL Most often, when alumni are asked what they gained from their Waterford education, they reply emphatically: a love of learning! Long-time PreK teacher, Kristie Jensen shares that, “Curiosity and wonder are the words that come to mind when laying a foundation for the love of learning. Children are not empty vessels to be filled; rather, children are born ready to learn, with minds like sponges, and it is our honor to teach them and watch them soak up... Read More
Posted by Sari Rauscher, Director of College Counseling on Saturday, January 4, 2020
Waterford School offers many different opportunities to students as they discover their passions, intellectual capability, and character. The Class of 2020 has achieved success as learners, as athletes, as musicians, and as friends, and now they prepare to embark on college. 94% of the senior class applied priority or early to colleges, and while some schools will send news in January and February, we have great news thus far. The college counseling office is proud to share the below list... Read More
Posted by Waterford School on Thursday, December 19, 2019
  Wishing you and your family all the joys of the season ​and a happy and healthy new year! Waterford Holiday Video 2019  from The Waterford School on Vimeo.  
Golf Team at States
Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2019
FALL 2019 SPORTS WRAP-UP AND AWARDS Waterford sports teams had a great fall season both on and off the field. Below is a recap from each coach about their team's performance and their student athletes' awards.  MEN'S GOLF The Men's Golf Team had a successful 2019 season. Finishing second during the Region 17 regular season, the team steadily narrowed the stroke difference from 20-25 strokes to less than a handful. Their practice throughout the season, especially their willingness to work on... Read More
2019 Educator Prize Winners
Posted by Andrew Menke, Head of School on Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Recipients of the 2019 Waterford Educator Prize — L-R: JoAnne Price, Tim Stout, and Beth Hamideh   The Waterford Educator Prize was created in 1995 to honor members of the Faculty for the quality of their teaching and for their professional contributions to their colleagues and the School. Faculty and Staff submit nominations in the Fall, and the winners are announced in December. Each receives a monetary gift toward the pursuit of an interest or a dream that is important to that... Read More

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