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Recent News Articles

Henry M. Face
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Henry M. (Class VI) Outdoor Face Class VI students continue to create wonderful works of art from off campus. The arts, an integral part of Waterford's curriculum, can be more difficult to translate directly to an experience during remote learning. Teacher, Suzanne Conine, was able to pivot though and teach 3D art using what is available at almost all of our students' homes—trees. Students had extra clay left over after making salt and pepper shakers, so in a short lesson, students were ... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020
A video message from Andrew Menke, Head of School, about Waterford's health and vitality, now and in the future.
Posted by Nancy Nebeker, Dean of Students on Friday, April 17, 2020
Over the years I have found the heart of student life rests on student wellbeing.  Being well and helping others be well is in fact the work of a community.  I have often talked to students about the power of gratitude to enhance their sense of wellbeing, so perhaps that is why this quote hit home: "If you want to wake up happy, go to bed grateful."  For a time our community exists only in a virtual world - but we can still help support our collective wellbeing by remembering that even in... Read More
Ria C. Class IV
Posted by Deanna Williams, Class IV on Friday, April 17, 2020
Final castle project by Ria C. In preparation for their study of the Middle Ages, Class IV students start the winter term with a unit on European geography, learning at least twenty-five countries in Europe.  Beginning with an examination of the Vikings, we then venture to other lessons on feudalism and manorialism, and a favorite, castles. Students learn why castles were built, how they were built, and the various parts of a castle, complete with a knowledge of the offenses and defenses... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2020
While Waterford's athletes are not competing right now, they are still game to share their school spirit. Music is by Waterford's orchestra, editing by Omeed M. ’21, and voices are Waterford student athletes! Go Ravens!  
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... 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... 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

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