Waverly Blog

Board Wendy Lopata

Why Waverly?

A Waverly parent of two shares why Waverly is the right school for his family. After orig­i­nally plan­ning to enroll in our school for a short period, they decided to stay for the long haul, due mainly to our engag­ing and thought­ful teach­ers who have also served as role models to his kids.

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New Decade, New Destinies

Ten Waverly students and teach­ers will partic­i­pate in the 2020 NAIS People of Color Confer­ence (PoCC) this week. The theme of this year’s confer­ence is New Decade, New Destinies: Chal­leng­ing Self, Chang­ing Systems, and Choos­ing Justice.” Read more about the work­shops some of our faculty will be present­ing as well as the Student Diver­sity Lead­er­ship Confer­ence some of our students will be attending.

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Thank you, Heidi – Part one of a series

On Novem­ber 18, 2020, Heidi announced that after 25 years at Waverly, she will be retir­ing as Head of School on June 30, 2021. Waverly faculty and staff reflect on working with and knowing Heidi over the years.

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Growing, Learn­ing

First/​second asso­ciate teacher Yanndery Flow shares about her tran­si­tion from her admin­is­tra­tive support role at the middle and high school to the class­room, and all the ways she is growing and learn­ing along­side her students.

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Summer Reading

Waverly’s middle and high school human­i­ties teach­ers made a commit­ment to offer summer reading for students, reflect­ing the events going on in the country around the Black expe­ri­ence in America. This week, we share some of the personal reading members of our faculty and staff engaged in this summer.

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Vari­a­tions on Some Themes

Each year, the elemen­tary teach­ing teams develop a social studies theme, and they build an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary curricu­lum around this theme incor­po­rat­ing language arts, math, science, the arts, and commu­nity. Many of the skills needed to be success­ful in the acad­e­mic disci­plines inter­sect; the fluid nature of a theme-driven curricu­lum gives teach­ers the flex­i­bil­ity to teach and rein­force these skills across the curricu­lum. Read on to learn more about this year’s themes!

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Looking Forward

The start of any new school year can bring excite­ment, antic­i­pa­tion, and even nerves to members of the commu­nity. Some of our faculty and staff share what they are looking forward to and are excited about.

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