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Recent News Articles

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted by Erika Munson, Library Department Chair on Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Taken from a Waterford Assembly Talk on January 15, 2020. It is an honor to be with you today as we celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  I want to start with a question: How do we honor our heroes?  Do we freeze them in time?  Do we give their lives a satisfying beginning, middle and end like a Hollywood movie?  Do we let their larger-than-life accomplishments dwarf the important work of the other heroes who may not make the history books?  As you can... Read More
Curiosity & Wonder in Waterford Preschool
Posted by Amanda Apple, Director of Marketing & Communications on Tuesday, January 7, 2020
PREK LEARNING AT WATERFORD SCHOOL Most often, when alumni are asked what they gained from their Waterford education, they reply emphatically: a love of learning! Long-time PreK teacher, Kristie Jensen shares that, “Curiosity and wonder are the words that come to mind when laying a foundation for the love of learning. Children are not empty vessels to be filled; rather, children are born ready to learn, with minds like sponges, and it is our honor to teach them and watch them soak up... Read More
Posted by Sari Rauscher, Director of College Counseling on Saturday, January 4, 2020
Waterford School offers many different opportunities to students as they discover their passions, intellectual capability, and character. The Class of 2020 has achieved success as learners, as athletes, as musicians, and as friends, and now they prepare to embark on college. 94% of the senior class applied priority or early to colleges, and while some schools will send news in January and February, we have great news thus far. The college counseling office is proud to share the below list... Read More
Posted by Waterford School on Thursday, December 19, 2019
  Wishing you and your family all the joys of the season ​and a happy and healthy new year! Waterford Holiday Video 2019  from The Waterford School on Vimeo.  
Golf Team at States
Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2019
FALL 2019 SPORTS WRAP-UP AND AWARDS Waterford sports teams had a great fall season both on and off the field. Below is a recap from each coach about their team's performance and their student athletes' awards.  MEN'S GOLF The Men's Golf Team had a successful 2019 season. Finishing second during the Region 17 regular season, the team steadily narrowed the stroke difference from 20-25 strokes to less than a handful. Their practice throughout the season, especially their willingness to work on... Read More
2019 Educator Prize Winners
Posted by Andrew Menke, Head of School on Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Recipients of the 2019 Waterford Educator Prize — L-R: JoAnne Price, Tim Stout, and Beth Hamideh   The Waterford Educator Prize was created in 1995 to honor members of the Faculty for the quality of their teaching and for their professional contributions to their colleagues and the School. Faculty and Staff submit nominations in the Fall, and the winners are announced in December. Each receives a monetary gift toward the pursuit of an interest or a dream that is important to that... Read More
Andrew Delbanco, Visiting Scholar
Posted by Lexi P. ’22 on Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Andrew Delbanco is the Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia University, President of The Teagle Foundation, and author of many books including The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War. Professor Delbanco visited Waterford School on November 11 to speak about the essential characteristics of liberal arts teaching and his reflections on the relationship between teaching, research, writing, and the... Read More
Pop art dogs - mixing colors
Posted by Lisa Durst, Lower School Art Teacher on Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  Armed with the knowledge of primary and secondary colors, Class I students were asked to hypothesize, "What might happen if we mix more than two colors?" Each student selected three different colors out of a choice of ten and started the experimentation on their palette and piece of cardstock. While they mixed and observed their new paint colors, I asked them to think of a happy thought that the paint evoked. The class had also read two books in the Blue Dog series by artist George... Read More
Lower School Hike
Posted by Colleen Thompson, Class III Teacher on Friday, October 25, 2019
When I think about a world-class education, my mind immediately pictures a classroom. I envision teachers engaging with students, I see students huddled together working through a problem with laptops, textbooks, tables, and white boards. However, at Waterford, our learning environment is often much larger than a traditional classroom. World-class, to me, must include every facet of our planet, including the natural one. Have you ever had a competition to see who can find the most interesting... Read More
Waterford Students during Mathapalooza
Posted by Casey O'Malley, Academic Dean on Saturday, October 19, 2019
Last week, the Waterford Math department hosted its first Math-a-palooza: a celebration of mathematical games, problems, and puzzles for middle school students. The math faculty transformed the school’s 400s building; balloons lined the hallways; math problems were affixed to the walls; classrooms were full of mathematically inclined board games or card games; the library overflowed with logical and mathematical puzzles. Students teamed up with peers from different sections of math,... Read More

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