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2017 Waterford Educator Prize Recipients
Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017
2017 Waterford Educator Prize Recipients (L to R): Aaron Stockham, Michlle Curtis, and Ryan Judd 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 individual.... Read More
Posted by Susan Johnsen, Lower School Director on Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  Emily Arnold McCully (PC: Heather Mortenson) Classes I-III were visited by Caldecott Medal Winner Emily Arnold McCully. The Caldecott is awarded each year to the "most distinguished American picture book for children." McCully won the Caldecott in 1993 for her book, Mirette on the High Wire. She has illustrated over 100 books and many of her books are based on true stories.  Students worked with McCully to write an original story, complete with illustrations. McCully spoke to students... Read More
Eliza - Scream
Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017
Mr. Waterhouse's Precalc 2 students were tasked to draw something of their choice using their knowledge of function shapes and transformations. Students worked for two weeks in class and for homework to produce their final projects. Every line is a math equation they wrote. Eliza's Scream project is over 400 equations. See the final projects below! Eliza, ScreamAdam - Ribbon ChapelEmma - Remy (from Ratatouille)Miranda - Wall-EPaul - Longboard 
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
George Matus ’16 was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in Consumer Technology.  George Matus, Class of 2016 was named as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 young visionaries in Consumer Technology. Geoge is the CEO and Founder of Teal Drones, an innovative drone company "pushing forward the capabilities of flight." Teal Drones has developed two drone models to meet the needs of amateur drone pilots and racers alike. Click here to read more about George on Forbes.  George was awarded a Thiel Fellowship in... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017
We had a terrific day welcoming moms and parents to campus for our school-wide Mothers Visiting Day on October 25. Mothers were invited to participate in classes and take part in daily campus activities. Parent visiting days are a special way for parents to experience Waterford through their children's eyes. We are looking forward to fathers visiting campus on February 14, 2018!  "I hope you will embrace this journey of motherhood, with your children, with your family, with your friends,... Read More
Posted by Mary Powers on Friday, October 20, 2017
Yesterday, Allies Club hosted a training for Upper School Students on “How To Be An Ally”, presented by French Teacher and Class IX Dean Brett Herb. While an RA at the University of Kentucky, Mrs. Herb was trained in the acclaimed Green Dot Bystander Intervention program, a nationally recognized program used on college campuses and in the United States military. Mrs. Herb presented a modified version of the training aimed at helping Waterford students address unkind or uncomfortable... Read More
Posted by Susan Johnsen, Lower School Director on Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Photos by Heather Mortenson Recess is carefully built into our class schedules several times a day. Our students spend their recess time on our secure, beautiful, eight acres of open playground space with clear mountain views of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Recess is a compliment to our PE and Dance classes, but we are firm believers that nothing can replace unstructured recess time. We are fortunate to have excellent playground teachers that help children navigate some of the most important... Read More
Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017
Peter currently paints for Dowdle Folk Art. “Waterford is pleased to present Peter Beck’s artwork in it’s arts center gallery. We hope Peter’s exhibit will inspire young artists at Waterford”—Colby Brewer, Art Department Head. Peter’s exhibit, "Aspire-Create-Share," explores portraiture, figurative work, and landscapes culminating in a varied display of illustrative works. The exhibit will be in the Heuston Concert Hall Gallery October 10 through November 22. At Waterford, Peter attended PreK... Read More
Posted by Susan Johnsen, Lower School Director on Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Science is an integral part of our Lower School curriculum. We begin integrating science into the curriculum in Preschool. Science concepts are woven into the many parts of the Preschool day, from centers and outdoor play, to snack and small group activities. We know that the natural world is a powerful stimulus for observation. As students investigate the properties of plants, earth, and critters, they enjoy hands-on exploration and observation with many opportunities to design their own... Read More
Posted by Susan Johnsen on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Class IV students all experience a six week, three times a week, exploratory strings class. They learn correct posture and basic technique while practicing fun and engaging songs. They may choose the violin, viola, or the cello. Class V students all experience a six week, twice a week, exploratory winds/brass and strings class. Students may choose from the flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, french horn, violin, viola, and cello. Students in the wind/brass program learn how to hold their... Read More

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