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Make Good: Fall 2023 Student Showcase

By Waterloo School / November 15, 2023

We make a lot of things—but are they good? Are they high quality? Are they good for people? Whether it is… buildings or towns, laws or policies, art or poetry, tools or machines, computer code or AI, what we make—what we might make—should it be good? But what makes something good? This fall’s showcase explores…

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2023 Spring Student Showcase (with Photos!)

By Waterloo School / June 2, 2023

Here’s a question: What moves people? We can ask this in so many ways. Literally, how do people move around the world? Or why do they pick up and move to a new country? To a new home? What role does data and information play? What role do policies play? What about stories? Spanning myths,…

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2022 Fall Student Showcase (Photos!)

By Waterloo School / November 9, 2022

Last week, friends, family, and faculty gathered to experience the best of Waterloo over the past three months: the 2022 Fall Student Showcase! Each trimester, students work hard on projects that capture their imagination and push their learnings from core classes. Often, the projects combine two or more disciplines into one final product. Through teamwork,…

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2022 Spring Showcase Highlight Reel (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / June 29, 2022

On May 24, our students took to the halls of the “Waterlouvre” to present a museum-style showcase event. Friends, family, and community members enjoyed an evening of incredible original exhibits, docents, hors d’oeuvre, and panel discussions. Check out this video to hear directly from our students about their experience this trimester. Get inspired by their…

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“Waterlouvre” Presents: A Night at the Museum

By Waterloo School / June 20, 2022

Our spring term began the same week Russia began a military campaign to “deNazify” its neighbor Ukraine. How did it come to this? That’s why we study history. At Waterloo, students explore the world through project-based learning. Each class presents a unique combination of subject matter and disciplines designed to help students engage and understand…

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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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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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2021 Fall Showcase: Rhetoric & Writing Project (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / November 23, 2021

To many people, “rhetoric” is a dirty word, but to the RHE 306 students, it’s a flexible tool for persuasion. In this dual enrollment course created by the University of Texas at Austin, RHE 306 students have learned the fundamentals of argumentation: mapping the stakeholders and positions in a controversy that is important to Texans, taking a position…

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Learning Gets Real: 2021 Fall Student Showcase Highlights (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / November 15, 2021

Raise your hand if you enjoy doing things that have no meaning… Now a show of hands if you enjoy showing off something you are proud of? WATERLOO’S 2021 FALL STUDENT SHOWCASE We just wrapped up our first term of classes with a showcase of student learning. Students in each class presented and showed off…

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