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Early childhood through twelfth grade

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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Jen: Shout Out to Reading, Books, & Literacy Night

October 22, 2012

Every so often I find a book of non-fiction that speaks to me so loudly, I carry it around in my purse, to reread, to cite from, and to recommend to others. The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time by David Ulin was one such book. Recently, I was delighted […]

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A New Waverly Family: The First Days

October 1, 2012

The first week of school at Waverly our eyes were wide open, and we could feel our hearts pounding as we stood taking everything in: children laughing, digging, climbing, drawing, hugging the legs of parents, and waiting for the sweet school bell to be rung by an eager child.  How lovely the sound of this […]

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Jennifer’s Third Day of School

September 7, 2012

On the third day of school, I entered the elementary playground and noticed two girls on the swings in the young kindergarten yard. The day before I had spent a little time with these same girls, encouraging them to get the swings moving on their own. Each one tried, but it isn’t easy to swing […]

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Heidi’s First Day of School

September 5, 2012

The morning of the first day of school is always filled with animated conversation as students connect with one another and their teachers through sharing; this year was no exception. As I walked through the playground and visited classrooms yesterday, I listened to students from young kindergarten through twelfth grade share about summer travel, past […]

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George Celebrates Waverly

June 13, 2012

During our Sixth Grade Celebration last week,  George, who came to Waverly in the middle of the year, spoke emotionally and eloquently about his transition from public school and what Waverly has come to mean to him.  Please enjoy his heartfelt words! I first arrived at Waverly Elementary School 7 months ago, fresh from [a] […]

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The Waverly School Class of 2012

May 24, 2012

The Waverly School Congratulates the Class of 2012 * The 27 members of the Class of 2012 earned 153 acceptances to 86 colleges and universities. 100% of the Class of 2012 were admitted to four year colleges and universities. Click on picture for full-size

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Endings and Beginnings

May 2, 2012

As we seemingly catapult our way through May and into the last weeks of school, all campuses are buzzing with plans for things like prom, last field trips, wrapping up class projects, yearbook ordering,  and milestone moments, such as the sixth and eighth grade celebrations and twelfth grade graduation.  Waverly’s celebrations and graduation are truly […]

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Toby’s Words: Celebrating Ten Years at Waverly

April 11, 2012

I’ll never forget the first time I walked into the Waverly School in April of 2002.  At the time I was working for Teachers on Reserve, which is an agency that places substitute teachers in Los Angeles area private schools.  That day, I walked in and met Heidi, who directed me to the first and […]

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