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Recent News Articles

The Waterford community wouldn't be complete without our grandparents!
Posted by Andrew Menke, Head of School on Wednesday, November 16, 2016
In anticipation of next week's Lower School Grandparents Day on November 22, I had lunch with Ms. LaForge's Class II. Elle and Britannia were especially enthusiastic!  Each student spoke lovingly of the special bond they had with their grandma and grandpa. As they shared special moments, I was reminded of the importance of Waterford's extended family and that the greatest gift an adult can give a child is time!
13 Waterford students were accepted into the OAKE national choirs.
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016
All 13 Waterford students who auditioned for the OAKE (Organization of Kodály Educators) National Choirs were accepted. There were about 650 students who auditioned from around the country to participate. According to the OAKE website, "The OAKE National Conference Choirs is a high-quality performance program featured at the annual OAKE National Conference. Held in a different city each year, the National Conference brings together well-known clinicians, educators, conductors, and... Read More
Upper School Community Service Advisor Chris Watkins on a Waterford community service trip to India.
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016
Upper School Community Service Advisor Chris Watkins on a service trip to India.New this year, the US Community Service Council will be recognizing the service work of one teacher each month this school year. What first interested you in Community Service? When I was born, I lived in a house where my family fostered and lived with 12 boys that were taken out of very rough neighborhoods, and moved to Carmel, California for high school. My mom cooked and kept the house for 17 people for one year... Read More
Waterford honors veterans on Veterans Day and thanks them for their service to our country.
Posted by Steve Manning on Friday, November 11, 2016
Mrs. Nebeker asked me to speak about Veteran’s Day. I myself am not a veteran and it is with a great deal of reverence that I approach this task. I should like first to set the stage with a brief explanation of how Veterans Day came to be. From late July, 1914 through late June 1919, the world was embroiled in armed conflict - World War I, the “Great War,” the “War to End All Wars.” In those five year of unimaginable horror, ten million soldiers died and millions of innocent men, women and... Read More
Posted by Andrew Menke, Head of School on Wednesday, November 9, 2016
On my third day on the job, near the end of a get-to-know-you meeting, a frequent occurrence in these early months, a colleague asked if I planned to change Waterford’s mission. As you know, mission statements serve to articulate an organization’s fundamental reason to exist. Ideally, a mission statement informs, inspires and guides decision-making. Waterford’s aspirational mission centers on inspiring students to embrace “learning to learn,” and because learning is communal, to accept the... Read More
Outdoor Program rock climbing weekend trip to City of Rocks, Idaho.
Posted by Hannah, Class of 2017 on Wednesday, November 9, 2016
It’s about a three hour drive to the City of Rocks in Idaho, and I can imagine how strange it must seem to onlookers to watch our yellow bus sporting the Waterford School logo careening through the desert landscape. The group going on this term trip made our way up on Friday with enough time to do some evening climbing on the Swiss Cheese and Scream Cheese routes. I think everyone was pretty excited to be liberated from thoughts of academics for a weekend. After a few hours of climbing, we went... Read More
Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2016
We continue to hear news of many recognition for our students and faculty in a broad range of fields. We have collected a number of them here, but please forgive us if we have overlooked any! Faculty Academic Dean Harmony Button recently had a poem accepted by the Adirondack Review. Director of College Counseling Sari Rauscher placed second in the Alta Archery Ski Biathalon in March. She will serve as the Chair for the Rocky Mountain Association of College Admissions Counseling Utah College... Read More
Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2016
This past summer the Lower School teachers had the opportunity to assemble on campus and talk math for five days of “Math Camp”.  We have adopted Singapore Math as a primary classroom and student resource in the Lower School. The ultimate goal of adopting the program as the primary resource is of course to make a good math program even better.  The immediate objectives of the workshop were then aimed at moving us in the direction of our goal.  There were two principal objectives for the week... Read More

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