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STEM Project Wins Blue Ribbon at State Science Fair!

By Waterloo School / April 13, 2022

Congratulations to Waterloo sophomore Elizabeth Evertson! Her STEM project won the Blue Ribbon (1st place) in the Engineering Mechanics category at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair at A&M University on March 26th. Elizabeth designed and conducted this experiment as part of our Research and Analysis course this winter term, and it won first place…

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Learn about Waterloo from the PARENTS! (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / April 7, 2022

Are you curious about joining the Waterloo community? We invited several Waterloo families to share their stories with you! It can be daunting for parents and students to start a new school, especially one as unique as Waterloo. With a wide range of backgrounds, student personalities, and family needs, these testimonials provide encouragement for anyone…

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Success at Austin Energy Science Fair!

By Waterloo School / March 9, 2022

Exciting news from Waterloo School! We had a great time at this year’s Regional Austin Energy State Science Fair, bringing home some big wins. Elizabeth Everston won 1st in her category, Engineering Mechanics. We also have a 5th place winner in an alternate category, Cordelia Bryant! Please join us in congratulating our students. We are so…

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2022 Junior Projects

By Waterloo School / March 4, 2022

Are you curious about what it’s like to experience the capstone Junior Project here at Waterloo School? In their third year, Waterloo students take on the exciting task of completing a Junior Project. This is a project that showcases each student’s unique interests and skills developed during their time at Waterloo and helps colleges see…

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Halftime in the Learning Locker Room

By Craig Doerksen / February 22, 2022

Why do so many sports have a halftime — and why don’t we do that more in life? At halftime, teams pause, gather in their locker rooms, catch their breath, reflect on their efforts, listen to coaches, support one another, and refocus before heading back into the game. In life — and in school —…

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Inaugural Mock Trial team goes to competition!

By Rachel Kubitz / January 28, 2022

This week I watched our students argue in court over 100 million dollars worth of stolen artwork and a museum’s allegedly fraudulent insurance claim. The judge was a real Texas judge. The courtroom was a real (Zoom) courtroom. But it wasn’t a real trial. In fact, it was a Mock Trial, and the students in…

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The School We All Want (Big Cheese Update + Showcase VIDEOS!)

By Craig Doerksen / January 11, 2022

I can’t tell you how many times we’ve described Waterloo to a friend, family member, or parent exploring Waterloo and they say, “I wish my high school was like this. Can I be a student here?”. As adults, we realize these crucial years are not best spent cramming a ton of information to take a…

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2021 Fall Showcase: Spanish II (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / January 3, 2022

What do you need to know in order to narrate a story or talk about important events in history? Spanish II continues the general introduction to Spanish by focusing on the main past tenses. Students practice listening, speaking, writing, and reading Spanish in the context of engaging real world topics and applications of Spanish. This…

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School like it should be

By Craig Doerksen / December 29, 2021

“I hate you, Mr. Doerksen.” When spoken by a student to a teacher, those words can go in a lot of different directions! Not all the possibilities are as bad as they seem. The student’s squinting eyes and sly grin looking past her classmates down the the table to where I sat suggested her meaning…

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2021 Fall Showcase: Law and Government (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / November 29, 2021

In Law & Government, students learn to argue — the productive way. During the first portion of this class we practiced good argumentation and persuasion, then spent some time learning about the U.S. judicial system. All this knowledge and practice prepared these students to become the inaugural Waterloo Mock Trial Team! Although the class is…

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