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Early childhood through twelfth grade

Counting On

October 27, 2015

Last Wednesday, my son Charlie made a game winning touch down, passed to him by my other son Sam, at one of two middle school flag football games I missed in one week. Fortunately, there were Waverly parents there, parents who not only gave them rides, but cheered them on, and later told me all […]

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Advice From The Class of 2016

October 16, 2015

Who is better equipped to give advice to 9th graders about high school than seniors? Enjoy these 23 tips for the appreciating and finding more success in high school from Waverly’s senior class. You may feel awkward or self-conscious about yourself. You may feel that you don’t fit in or have any friends. When I […]

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September 14, 2015

Carlos Aldaco’s face may not be one that is familiar to you. While his work at Waverly is not with the children, it is invaluable to the daily life at school. Carlos is a craftsman. He works on all the facilities at Waverly as a technician, painter, plumber, electrician, carpenter, and space problem solver. He […]

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Then & Now

September 14, 2015

If you are like me, thousands of photographs live on your computer.  The intention is to print them, create albums, or to in some way share and enjoy them with others. Every time I open my laptop, I see the ticking of the proverbial clock. As my children get older, time moves faster. The first […]

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Building Relationships & Community

March 26, 2015

My office is located at the elementary school just two steps from the bathrooms. Believe it or not, proximity to these facilities helps me to do my job. I am privy to all sorts of conversations between students, between students and parents, and between students and teachers (as I write this I see and hear […]

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Where In The World Are Waverly Graduates? Ian Rees, ’07

May 31, 2013

Ian Rees, class of 2007, began working on feature films, short films, iPhone apps, and more after finishing his college career at CSUN. For his Senior Recital (a requirement for his graduation) he hired a live orchestra and conducted them as they performed his original compositions in sync with scenes from movies that he had […]

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Where in the World are Waverly Graduates? Iris Helle, ’07 and Max Libbrecht, ’07

May 1, 2013

The second piece in a series of occasional reports on Waverly graduates. Iris Helle takes to the skies whenever she can. Iris Helle, class of 2007, always came to school on Halloween dressed as Lara Croft, Tomb Raider. She said she wanted to fly and she pursued her dream.  She received a Bachelor of Science […]

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Where in the World Are Waverly Graduates? Marly Young ’05 & Vivian Sullivan, ’05

March 11, 2013

Marly Young found the job of her dreams after a few months slinging coffee.  Marly Young, class of 2005, graduated from University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in English Literature. After college, she, like many others, looked for a job.  Marly explained, “When I graduated I didn’t know […]

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Waverly Parents on Waverly: I Love Kindergarten

February 15, 2013

I want to go to kindergarten again but this time, I want to go to Waverly. In just one week my kindergartner, Murray, began the first book of The Boxcar Children, learned about the inventions of Benjamin Franklin, performed with the new class microphone on the classroom stage, practiced money skills in Minute Math, investigated […]

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Earth’s Eye

December 12, 2012

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” ~Thomas Fuller, 1732 Maybe Eli (dad of Hannah, 1st grade) was thinking along these lines last summer, when he decided to adopt our poor, forlorn, empty farm pond.  Eli single-handedly hauled several tons (literally) of rock, concrete and brick out of the pond, […]

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