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

By Craig Doerksen / 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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2021 Fall Showcase: Data Science Project (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / November 9, 2021

Whether you’re creating it or using it, data surrounds our everyday lives. How can data be analyzed to tell a story? How can we use data to form a prediction or describe patterns? How can we make sure a data set is valid and does not display bias? Our data science students addressed these essential…

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Learning how to fail

By Craig Doerksen / October 25, 2021

I was in Atlanta recently at an education conference and a colleague who I’d not seen since we had started Waterloo wanted an update on how we were doing. Being an educator he asked an important question, “How do you know what you are doing is working?” So I shared with him one of the…

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Do we need managers or leaders?

By Craig Doerksen / September 21, 2021

The pandemic has disrupted a lot, right? A lot in the workplace, and a lot in schools. And, when things get stirred up, we notice status quo features of life, school, or work we had not seen before. They were always there, but once we see them in the light, we realize—that’s not a feature, that’s a…

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Getting Excited for a New Year at Waterloo (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / August 20, 2021

We started off the 2021-2022 school year strong with an ice cream social! Find out from students and teachers all the things they are excited for in a new year at Waterloo School Austin.  

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Waterloo 2021 Commencement Highlights (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / June 16, 2021

Watch the highlights from Waterloo School Austin’s first official commencement exercises. Congratulations to the class of 2021!

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