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Recent News Articles

Melanie Battistone
Posted by Dr. Melanie Battistone, Lower School Head on Friday, February 15, 2019
Won't You Be My Neighbor? Last week, parents, faculty, and students gathered in Waterford's concert hall for a screening of "Won't You Be My Neighbor?", a documentary of Fred Rogers' philosophy and life work.  True to the spirit of the film, the event was open to the public.  A self-appointed guardian and spokesperson on behalf of quality children's programming, Fred Rogers' commitment to treating children with respect and compassion stemmed from his own childhood which was marked by... Read More
Rachel - Glacier Layers - Gold Key Winner
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019
Waterford's visual artists and creative writers received an impressive batch of awards at the regional level of the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Rachel H. ’20 received a Gold Key for her photo, Glacier LayersAs the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards note on their website, "Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing... Read More
Posted by Rain T. ’19 on Thursday, February 14, 2019
2019 Scholastic Writing Award, Gold Key Winner   Father Vinegar, Mother Oil   I stared at vinegar drowned in oil And watched as salt water added to the Heterogenous of it all.   It was the time of year that pine needles are The a la mode fragrance and Frost sparkles atop the roofs of smoking chimney houses.   Staccato sink water sprinkled pots and pans As she said “On holidays, we will dissolve into one another Like sugar and water french kissing in a skillet.”   Mother Oil sang... Read More
Posted by Ulla-Britt L. ’22, on Thursday, February 14, 2019
2019 Scholastic Writing Award, Gold Key Winner Farmor and the Figs My father’s favorite child is the fig tree that sits smack in the middle of our kitchen counter. His pride and joy, it’s big five leafed arms seem to span the entirety of the island, blocking any attempt at a view from the kitchen to the living room: big, unmovable, and stubborn. It’s biggest accomplishment is producing no more than three figs a year, each smaller than the last. Yet, he spends hours doting on it, watering it,... Read More
Better Angels workshop at Waterford
Posted by Amanda Apple on Monday, February 11, 2019
Students, parents and faculty, who experience Waterford, know that our vision to inspire individuals to pursue lives of meaning and purpose is embedded into each day and many experiences at school. With the newly defined vision, mission and core values this year, what has become clear, is how frequently our faculty and students embody these noble pursuits. This past Saturday, two of Waterford's faculty engaged with the wider community along the Wasatch front, showing support for important... Read More
Founders Gala - Under the Stars
Posted on Friday, February 8, 2019
  Thank You A night spent Under the Stars was a memorable one for all who attended.  Almost 300 guests enjoyed a sparkling night filled with friends, prizes, and a shared love and support for this school that we care so much for. The Alumni House at the University of Utah was a warm and cozy venue for guests to visit with friends while perusing the tempting sign-up parties and dropping raffle tickets  for a chance to win amazing prizes, including a trip to Hawaii or a diamond earring and... Read More
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted by Dr. Jason LaBau on Friday, January 18, 2019
I will tell you from the beginning that this has been a difficult talk to write. More difficult than the talk about student activism, choir, or cat dissection. More difficult even than the talk on Integrity. It’s just not a box I can mime my way out of. I don’t know how to express to you all that this man means to me or what it means to celebrate a holiday in his honor. May I begin by recounting my earliest memory of Martin Luther King Day? In 1986, after the first federal MLK Day, the... Read More
Ken Wade, 2A Coach of the Year
Posted by Craig Morris, Director of Athletics on Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Last November, the UHSAA Distinguished Service Award Committee selected Ken Wade as the 2018 Recipient for 2A Coach of the Year. This award, which was initiated in 1987, is a well-deserved distinction for coaches like Ken Wade, whose service and contributions to high school activities and athletics are long-lasting. Coach Wade has been the Waterford School's Women's and Men's Tennis Coach since 2001. During these past 15 years, he has coached his teams to several Region and State... Read More
Posted by Sari Rauscher on Monday, December 31, 2018
Waterford School offers many different opportunities to students as they discover their passions, intellectual capability, and character. The Class of 2019 has achieved success as learners, as athletes, as musicians, and as friends—now they are preparing to pursue lives of meaning and purpose as they embark on college. The college counseling office is proud to announce twenty-four seniors have been accepted to attend their first choice college or university, seen in the list below. These ... Read More
Posted by Select Students in Class III on Friday, December 28, 2018
Before departing for Winter Break, Class III students learned about Haiku and each wrote one themselves. The students wrote about winter and topics that inspired them in the colder months. Here is a sample of a few of their Haiku poems. To see them all, walk the Class III hallway where the written Haiku are mounted on hand-cut snowflakes.  Skiing by Bentley M. I was really scared But then I had a great time On the white, steep slopes   Icicles by Eleanor M. Icicles are here Always in... Read More

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