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Ten members of the Waterford Class of 2018 were inducted into the Cum Laude society. Waterford School is the only member of the Cum Laude Society.
Posted on Monday, April 9, 2018
Waterford Class 0f 2018 Cum Laude InducteesThe Waterford Cum Laude Society committee inducted 10 members of the Class of 2018 into the Cum Laude Society on April 6. Waterford School became a charter member of the Cum Laude Society in 2012, and is currently the only Cum Laude member school in the State of Utah. The inductees were chosen by a selection committee consisting of faculty members, the Head of School, and the Academic Dean. The students who were selected demonstrated exceptional... Read More
Joaquin Zavala was named a 2018 Daniels Scholar
Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Joaquin ZavalaWaterford is happy to announce that senior Joaquin Zavala was named a 2018 Daniels Scholar. Joaquin was one of 26 students selected in the state of Utah to receive the prestigious Daniels Scholarship. The Daniels Scholarship provides grant money to cover the remaining cost of attending college for four years, including living and other expenses, after the student has received college financial aid and other scholarships. It also provides mentorship and leadership training... Read More
Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018
Tabitha Bell received the AXA Achievement ScholarshipSenior Tabitha Bell received the $25,000 AXA Achievement Scholarship that goes towards tuition for her future university and a $1,000 grant towards her current high school for professional development activities. She is the only AXA Achievement scholar from the state of Utah. According to the AXA website, AXA Achievers share: Ambition and drive Determination to set and reach goals Respect for self, family and community Ability to succeed... Read More
Tarun Martheswaren won the Physics, Astronomy & Math at the USEF science fair.
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018
Tarun MartheswaranWaterford students had a successful weekend at the University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair (USEF).  The University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair is an annual science & engineering competition for students in grades 5-12. Since Waterford does not organize any formal science fair, we encourage our students with an interest in science to pursue outside opportunities. As stated on the USEF website, "participation in science fair stimulates student's interest... Read More
Waterford Arts Week 2018
Posted by Javen Tanner, Dean of Arts on Thursday, March 22, 2018
Every spring, Waterford takes a week to highlight the work of our students across the various arts programs. There are visual arts showings and music, dance, and theater performances. These are different from other showings and performances in that their audience is the student body itself, during regular school hours––students sharing their work with their peers. For us, the arts are not merely elective. They are an essential part of a Waterford education. "Sonnet 73," by Juliana Scheding... Read More
Posted by Tim Stout, Foreign Language Department Chair on Thursday, March 15, 2018
Tim Stout My father was an artist. He had many other jobs throughout his career, but he loved painting, and he often supplemented our income with sign painting jobs. You may know the Lehi Roller Mills that was featured in Footloose. Among other things, my father painted the turkey on the grain silo, and it paid for the hospital bills when my little sister Cindy was born. He was also a storyteller, and loved illustrating his stories. He self published four books, called The Original Story of... Read More
Dr. Melanie Battistone Appointed Waterford's New Lower School Head
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Dr. Melanie Battistone has been selected as Waterford’s new Lower School Head for the 2018-2019 school year.  Melanie is a skilled and experienced school leader who was selected from an extremely strong candidate pool following a collaborative search by a team of parents, faculty and administration. After five inspirational years of leadership, Susan Johnsen will return to the classroom next fall.  Susan’s dedicated care and thoughtful wisdom have resulted in so many wonderfully formative... Read More
Waterford senior Tanisha Martheswaran was recently named a 2018 Coca Cola Scholar
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Waterford senior Tanisha Martheswaran was recently named a 2018 Coca-Cola Scholar. After three rounds of applications and interviews, Tanisha was one of 150 students selected to Coca-Cola’s 30th Class. Each recipient received a $20,000 college scholarship to be applied to their institution of choice. Tanisha was selected from nearly 140,000 high school seniors across the country. The letter announcing her selection read, "Your selection as a Coca-Cola Scholar from nearly 140,000 applicants, 1,... Read More
Posted by Melinda Zabriskie, Reading Assistant and Retired Waterford Class I Teacher on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
First grade, known as “Class l” at Waterford School, is the crucial bridge between Kindergarten and Class ll or second grade. This first grade bridge is made of the strongest of elements: Melinda Zabriskie, Reading Assistant and Retired Waterford Class I Teacher, working with students on a Fundations unit. Reading Each student reader is well-served by Fundations, a structured, multi-sensory, phonics-driven program which is successfully used to build both reading fluency and spelling... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Coach Ryan Judd and senior players with Hayden In a Men's Basketball game against North Summit, Waterford Head Coach Ryan Judd noticed their star player, Hayden Blonquist, was not on the court. While many coaches may have rejoiced to see a formidable opponent missing from a critical game, Ryan was concerned by his absence. After making a few calls to fellow coaches, Ryan learned that Hayden was recently diagnosed with Leukemia.  Upon hearing the news, Ryan immediately emailed the Waterford... Read More

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