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Posted by Andrew Menke, Head of School on Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Photography teacher Bernie Meyers sharing his latest work with faculty.  Like the whole of our program, there are few, if any schools, that can claim the extraordinary depth and phenomenal breadth of the arts present here at Waterford. From strings, to choral, to dance and theater to painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics, to photography, Waterford’s commitment to excellence in the arts is unparalleled.  I am blown away by all of the amazing arts faculty here at Waterford, all deeply... Read More
Lone Peak by Nicola Munson
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017
Six Waterford visual arts students were recently accepted to the Springville Museum of Art's annual High School exhibition. This is a juried exhibition and it is one of the first opportunities our young students to have their work judged by art experts who are not their teachers. Lelia Becker Photo Students: Lelia Becker Georgina Chandler Brooke Diamond Ceramics: Nicola Munson - Third Congressional District Award (Honorable Mention) Drawing/Painting: Jessica Orvis - Juror's Award of Merit... Read More
Posted by Brandon Bennett, Associate Head of School on Wednesday, January 25, 2017
One of the easiest things for adults to appreciate is also one of the hardest for kids to learn: that everything is connected, that one thing leads to another, that nothing happens in isolation. A teacher’s job is to help students recognize, appreciate, and build on the connections that are everywhere around them. It takes time. For long stretches, it feels like students are treating everything in isolation. School is school, with little or no connection to life at home or with friends. Even... Read More
PreK 3&4 Day
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017
A selection of recent images from the Waterford community. Additional photos from most of these events can be viewed on Waterford’s SmugMug account. Mothers visited with PreK-3 & 4 students. PC: Heather Mortenson PreK students were eager to show their moms what they've been learning in class. PC: Heather Mortenson Waterford's Holiday Vespers were an incredibly special evening for all. PC: Heather Mortenson The Waterford Orchestra at Holiday Vespers. PC: Heather Mortenson... Read More
Japanese Kanji for Beginners by Timothy Stout
Posted by Andrew Patteson on Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Tim Stout is in his 11th year at Waterford, and is our Chinese teacher and Foreign Language Department Chair.  We learned that he recently published another popular language learning book, so we took this chance to ask him a few questions. Tim’s family moved to Tokyo when he was 3 years old. He says that from a young age he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and be a teacher.  He earned a B.A. in Japanese Teaching from Brigham Young University, a M.A. in Japanese Pedagogy from Columbia... Read More
Head of School Andrew Menke
Posted by Andrew Menke, Head of School on Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Five years ago we began a tradition of Class XII lunches to initiate the process of self-reflection as our seniors complete their journey at Waterford. As you might imagine, these meals affirm the amazingly powerful experience enjoyed here at Waterford.  Without fail, every student extols the virtues of our talented faculty, universally crediting their teachers for their growth and transformation as students and human beings.    Waterford faculty care deeply about their craft, and about the... Read More
Posted by Lucas, Class IX on Tuesday, January 24, 2017
I’ve been at Waterford my whole life and I have just recently started Upper School. Today, I would like to talk about how laptops have changed my learning experience here at Waterford. When I first heard about this new program, I was admittedly skeptical. I wondered how the school that I had gone to all my life would be changed. Would classrooms be as social and interactive as they have been? Would my computer randomly malfunction on the day of my final? Would the library be jam-packed with... Read More
Kathy Morris works with students in Waterford's orchestra program.
Posted by Andrew Menke, Head of School on Monday, January 23, 2017
Faculty are the heart and soul of the Waterford experience.  There is no better illustration than the multi-talented Kathy Morris, serving Waterford for 24 years as the Orchestra Director.  Like all of our gifted faculty, Kathy has broad and deep experience in her discipline, having graduated from Juilliard with a BA in Music Performance with violin and and performing with the L'Orchestre de Chambre D'Alsace (France) before joining Waterford. Her infectious enthusiasm and effusively positive... Read More
Online tools used to assess student comprehension.
Posted by Casey O'Malley, English Department Chair on Monday, January 23, 2017
This year, Waterford launched a 1:1 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program in our Middle and Upper Schools. Teachers and students alike have found Waterford's laptop initiative enhances the learning environment in meaningful ways. Waterford's 1:1 program has equipped teachers with new tools to more effectively teach today's tech-savvy students. At a recent Parent Association meeting, English Department Chair Casey O'Malley shared her experience with technology in the classroom.   To read a... Read More
Class V robotics teams competing at the First Lego League qualifier.
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017
One of our Class V Robotics teams competing at the First Lego League qualifier. Three Class V robotics teams competed at the First Lego League qualifier tournament at Salt Lake Community College on Saturday, January 14.  At the tournament, our young roboticists battled in three robot games against other teams from the region. Students have been building and programming their robots all season to master missions on this year’s animal-themed game board, Animal Allies.   All three teams... Read More

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