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Recent News Articles

Green sweater seniors
Posted by Sari Rauscher, Director of College Counseling on Thursday, April 16, 2020
The Waterford School College Counseling Program is happy to share with you the good news of the Class of 2020. Waterford students’ preparation, academic achievement, and character has been recognized by these excellent colleges and universities. While their Senior spring on campus has changed, their readiness for future opportunities has not, and they will eagerly begin their college careers soon. Perhaps more important now than ever is the rich liberal arts curriculum and interactive... Read More
Andy Larson ’08
Posted by Ann McCoy, Director of Waterford Fund and Alumni Relations on Wednesday, April 15, 2020
  Andy Larson ’08​Andy Larsen is a 2008 Waterford graduate and a lifelong Utah resident who has been writing about the Utah Jazz and NBA since 2013; first at SLC Hoops, then KSL.com, and currently for the Salt Lake Tribune. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Westminster College in 2012. Since the cancellation of the NBA Season, Andy has been writing about the COVID-19 pandemic for the Salt Lake Tribune. When he isn’t writing Andy enjoys playing soccer, tennis and chess. Ann... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 10, 2020
As we finish up Week 4 of Remote Learning, Waterford's Head of School, Andrew Menke, shares a message of humility and gratitude for the many ways you have risen up in this time of crisis. Thank you to all students and families, faculty and staff—we truly are one Waterford! #OneWaterford
Community Helper Puppets
Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2020
A preschool student's puppets honoring community helpers. When PreK-4 students return to campus for their Spring semester, they are typically greeted with a two week unit studying community helpers. And in this unprecedented time, a time where the world is leaning heavily on community helpers, what better subject for Waterford preschool students to learn more about? ​The PreK-4 teachers, upon needing to pivot to remote learning, began planning a unit that would be engaging for each of the 4... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 3, 2020
Waterford School's Upper School ensemble and guest singers worked on a beautiful project this week while learning remotely at home. Ode to Joy from Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9  is one of the most recognizable melodies in the world, but what makes this melody so unique is that Beethoven wrote it when he was deaf. He was living alone as a hermit and his deafness made it difficult for him to interact with others. Despite his difficult reality, the lyrics to Ode to Joy are incredibly... Read More
Using Mathematics to Understand Epidemics
Posted by Casey O'Malley, Academic Dean on Friday, April 3, 2020
​ During the second full week of Waterford’s remote learning model, physics teacher Barr Dolan had a special event for his AP Physics students. Students heard from Dr. Shaun Comfort, a board-certified neurologist, whose work focuses on clinical trial forecasting, predictive analytics, statistical decision theory, and operations research applications for healthcare, clinical trials, and pharmacovigilance. Dr. Comfort gave students a fascinating overview of how to apply physics and math to real... Read More
Class III-V Winter Concert
Posted by Matt Robertson, Class III-V Music Teacher on Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Class III - V students performing in the Winter Concert under Matt Robertson's direction, December 2019   The theme of our 2019 Class III-V Winter Concert was "We Shall Walk in the Snow." This line was a lyric from one of our songs, and most of the music in our program referenced walking in one way or another. But it turns out many of the songs also originated from people who belong to ethnic or religious minorities. These are people who have often experienced violence, oppression,... Read More
Rembrandt van Rijn, The Prophetess Anna (The Artist’s Mother) 1631
Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2020
In this unusual time, some students and teachers have come together in a shared experience that takes advantage of this unique situation. History teacher, Julie Ransom, reached out to Class X students in an effort to to give them something fun and non-Coronavirus-related to do with their creative energies. Students were asked to choose and recreate Renaissance masterpieces at home.  "I'm delighted that a few of them took me up on it in their own time. Even when museums are closed and we can't... Read More
Anna Boller
Posted by Anna K. Boller, Lower School Counselor on Saturday, March 21, 2020
  First, be kind to yourself. Your own self-care should be part of every day. Following are some strategies for navigating the next weeks at home together. Trying to model a calm and reassuring attitude is the goal, not perfection. The strategies below offer ways to support that process. Routines, exercise, sleep and screen time. Research indicates that children do best with structure and predictable routines. Developing family routines can support emotional well being and minimize the... Read More
Remote Learning
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2020
Waterford has been dedicated, over the last week, to pivoting to a remote learning experience because of the rapidly changing circumstances related to COVID-19. As students and parents were headed back from spring break, Waterford faculty were preparing lesson plans and curriculum to continue providing a world-class liberal arts education online. Along with having innovative and engaging online content, Waterford faculty made it clear how much they were going to miss in-person classes. Here... Read More

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