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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
Jessica Li received a Gold Key scholastic award for her drawing, "Up."
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Jessica Li received a Gold Key for her drawing, "Up." Waterford visual artists and creative writers recently received 131 awards at the regional level of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Congratulations to our very talented students for another outstanding showing at the regional level of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards — the oldest and most prestigious program in the country. Our region includes Alaska, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington. In the Visual... Read More
Colleen Thompson takes Lower School students on experiential learning journeys through the Wasatch in the Lower School Outdoor Program.
Posted by Colleen Thompson, Class III Teacher on Thursday, February 8, 2018
Colleen Thompson (Right) with Lower School students in the Wasatch. There are few campuses that are situated in a more idyllic location than ours. As we walk from class to class, out to recess, and around school, our students have the opportunity to soak in the splendor of the Wasatch Mountains. Whether it is admiring the changing leaves, the clouds, or the recent snow, I ask my students to stop and take a moment to observe. All my life, the mountains have called to me. Whether it is skiing,... Read More
Waterford's after school homework center provides a structured environment for students to complete their homework.
Posted by Harmony Button, Academic Dean on Thursday, February 1, 2018
Homework help has arrived.  When we talk about what a great education looks like, we often look to what is happening in the classroom. We talk about the quality of the teaching and the levels of engagement that students demonstrate during class. But as teachers, we know that our face-time with students is just one part of the school experience. At Waterford, we encourage students to become independent learners, engaged and responsible citizens, and continually curious intellectual thinkers.... Read More
Lower School math is taught using the CPA method
Posted by Teri Andrach, Lower School Curriculum Director on Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Teri Andrach, Lower School Curriculum Director, teaches math to PreK-4 students using the CPA approach. Mathematics isn’t simply a set of methods; it is a set of connected ideas that need to be understood. When students understand the big ideas in mathematics, the methods and rules fall into place. -Jo Boaler, Professor of Education at Stanford University Math is an important component of the Lower School experience. Beginning in Preschool, students explore mathematical ideas daily. Lower... Read More
Tim Pettus teaches students about compromise in Waterford's physical education class
Posted by Tim Pettus, Lower School PE Specialist on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
  Tim Pettus teaches Lower School students about compromise in PE.“Goal!” “No Goal!” “That hit the post and then went in!” “That hit the post and bounced out!” “No!” “Yes!” “No!” “Yes!” Welcome to an average day and a common conversation in a Lower School Physical Education class. “Settle it in 10 seconds or less,” says Mr. Pettus. “Compromise, give in, or do a Rock, Paper, Scissors.” The health and brain benefits achieved during an active physical education class are important and should... Read More
Waterford's Girls Who Code chapter
Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Senior Haley Hammock works with girls on activity sets. It’s four o’clock in the afternoon. Middle and Upper School girls are gathered around a table, concentrating on a group of overturned red cups. Each red cup contains a slip of paper with the name of a variable. Haley Hammock shuffles the cups and then asks the girls to locate specific variables. Some guesses are correct, but most are wrong--no one can quite remember which cup holds which variable. Haley then attaches sticky notes to the... Read More
Posted by Nancy Nebeker, Middle School Dean on Thursday, December 14, 2017
After Hurricane Harvey hit the Southwest, all 215 Middle School students watched a video about the floods in Texas.  Simultaneously, we had some guided discussions on empathy and compassion. We then wrote letters to Middle School students who lived in the area most deeply impacted by Hurrican Harvey. Yesterday, the principal of Riverwood Middle School sent me the email below. Today's assembly gave me a moment to read this letter aloud to our community. It lifted my spirits, I hope it does the... Read More

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