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Recent News Articles

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Chess in Lower School Waterford is excited to continue our tradition of Chess instruction in the Lower School. Class III, IV, and V students work with Kristin South, our Lower School Chess teacher, during the first months of school, and students who are interested in Chess competition are then encouraged to join our after-school competition chess program. This program attends several chess competitions throughout the year. Why Chess? [Reprinted from the website of the National Scholastic ... Read More
Posted by Kristie Rasmussen, Preschool Teacher, and Susan Johnsen, Lower School Director on Thursday, September 14, 2017
New Outdoor Learning Space for Preschool and Kindergarten students We have been working closely with our preschool faculty and landscaping crew to create an outdoor play space for our Preschool and Kindergarten students. Special thanks to Kristie Rasmussen (Preschool), Susan Johnsen (LS Director), and to the two generous LS families who made phase one of this beautiful, new learning space possible. (Photos by Heather Mortenson) Specific Goals & Objectives Our goal for the Outdoor... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Where were you on September 11, 2001? Upper School students Tabitha Bell and Ty Cramer asked faculty to recall where they were and what they were doing when planes hit the twin towers of the World Trade Center at 8:45 a.m. in New York City. Although the events of September 11 are vividly remembered by our faculty and millions of Americans, current Waterford students have no memory of the day; our oldest students were one year of age when the attacks occurred. It is challenging to communicate... Read More
Class of 2017 heads to top colleges in country, including several Ivy League schools.
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Class of 2017 The Class of 2017 is prepared to excel in college and to adapt to an ever-changing world. Students credit their love of learning to the extraordinary breadth and depth of the Waterford college preparatory curriculum and programs, and the talented faculty who provide opportunities for each student to find and pursue their individual passions. The personal interest and attention given by the faculty helped each student succeed across a broad and demanding Liberal Arts... Read More
Posted by Jackson Anderson ’17 on Thursday, June 15, 2017
Jackson Anderson ’17 was chosen by his peers to give an address at Waterford's Commencement ceremonies in Abravanel Hall.  I made a promise nearly one month and a half ago to Waterford’s class of 2017 that I would expand upon the backstories of two quotes from two unlikely sources that have stuck with me throughout my entire life, and I believe encapsulate the Waterford experience. The first was said to me by my grandfather --a man who played a larger part in raising me than he has ever been... Read More
Waterford robotics competed in the FIRST world championships in Houston, TX.
Posted by James Harris, Robotics Coach on Monday, April 24, 2017
Waterford Veteran Robotics Team 3245. Once again, I can report that it was a breakthrough championship event for Waterford Robotics!  The team, despite a tough schedule of matches that predicted 37th place, ended up seeded 31st of 67 teams in our division. When alliance selections were made, we were picked by the number 7 alliance, effectively identifying us a top 20 team in our division.  In number 7 alliance we faced the number 2 alliance in quarterfinals. Our alliance played well but was... Read More
Posted by James Harris, Robotics Coach on Friday, April 21, 2017
Greetings Raven Robotics Supporters! I write this after our first day of competition at the 2017 World Championship. First: thank you all for your support and for making this experience possible for our students. It is inspiring to be here and we are grateful to have the opportunity to cap off a successful season by competing at the highest levels. We played four matches yesterday and have six today. We are all very pleased with our performance yesterday. We are playing as well as we have... Read More
The Waterford Dance Academy trains dancers in modern, classic, and ballet from age three through high school.
Posted by Andrew Menke, Head of School on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Students amaze at Waterford Dance Academy's The Sleeping Beauty. PC: HCM Like the whole of our program, there are very few schools that can claim the extraordinary depth and phenomenal breadth of the Arts present here at Waterford. Our arts program is, in a word, world class--from strings, to choral, to dance and theater to painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics, and photography--Waterford’s commitment to excellence in the Arts is unparalleled. Earlier this winter, Waterford students... Read More
Research has shown reading makes students better writers.
Posted by Susan Johnsen, Lower School Director on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a sp​ark.” -Victor Hugo Some of our 500 Club readers from the month of April.  In the Lower School we challenge students to increase their independent reading time. Students are invited to earn a spot in our 500 Club each month by reading 500 plus minutes. Alumni visit our monthly reading assemblies to share their passion for reading with our students and to explain how reading inspired them pursue their professions... Read More
Posted by Andrew Patteson on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
During Spring Break, fourteen Waterford juniors and seniors and three faculty members flew to Kolkata, India to take part in service with two different organizations.  The majority of the service days were spent working with the Missionaries of Charity organization (founded by Mother Teresa) at two different residences for adults and children with profound mental and physical disabilities.  The group also spent time at a girls’ home established to take in girls who were orphaned or cast off... Read More

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