WCS News

Dance, Dance, Dance!

Posted on June 23, 2016. Category: WCS News

Salsa, Bachata, Rumba, Cha Cha….a new dance program is coming to WCS! Thanks to the collaboration of Aracelis Vazquez Haye and Sue Sullivan (WCS Spiritual Life Team) and Jessica Megargle from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Niantic…this summer WCS girls and staff will get to experience ballroom dance. Jessica really wanted to use her dance studio to support and enrich the lives of WCS staff and youth. After finding that funding was an issue, Jessica planned a fundraising dance-a-thon and raised over $2000 to bring a dance program to WCS. The dance program runs July 11-August 15 at the dance studio. We are so excited to add Jessica and the dance studio to our community partnerships!

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Meet Max! The new representative for health and wellness at WCS

Posted on May 6, 2016. Category: WCS News

5210WCSWaterford Country School has adopted the 5210 Let’s Go! Wellness Model to create an atmosphere of healthy living here on our campus and throughout our programs. It’s simple and effective. The changes were made from our residential halls to cafeteria to meeting rooms. We love spurring each other on and being a good example for healthy living for our kids. We are excited to introduce our newest 5210 spokesman who has wholeheartedly adopted our health model. Our very own WCS farm dog, Max. The winter took its toll on Max’s ability to shed his baby fat. His doctor said he needed to lose weight to live a long healthy life. So we put him on the 5210 plan and its working! All new WCS 5210 posters featuring Max are being put up around our campus programs.  Since adopting the model in 2010 staff and kids have created 5210 bulletin boards, 5210 meals, 5210 projects and many stories are being shared about personal goals being met. We are so encouraged to stay on track! MaxCarrots

The Health & Wellness Committee at Waterford Country School functions with the premise that health is not necessarily an end in itself but rather a means to a life that is meaningful from the individual’s perspective. The ultimate goal is to have an understanding of our own health needs and be an active participant in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While thinking what you can do to incorporate the 5210 model into your life, we hope you can enjoy some of the resources we have here: family open gym, our fitness room, multiple walking trails, and our fitness trail.

In May we have Mind, Body and Spirit events that continue through the month. From our walking challenge to healthy snack day, May is a great time to plan what we can do to promote a health filled lifestyle. Join Max and WCS and strive for the best each day!

 

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Now Accepted

Posted on August 3, 2015. Category: WCS News

Waterford Country School is excited to announce the agency will now accept Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield patients for Residential Treatment and for Children’s Outpatient Behavioral Health.  For questions regarding the programs, please contact Emily Thomson at the Residential Treatment Program (860-440-4350) or Lisa Crowley at the Children’s Outpatient Clinic (860-886-7500)Anthem BCBS RGB black blue horz 10 11

Waterford Country School takes on Connecticut Adoption Services

Posted on July 24, 2013. Category: WCS News

Executive director says agency’s work critical to community, fits with foster care mission, needs.

The Waterford Country School, which provides services for children with special needs, acquired Connecticut Adoption Services earlier this year to prevent the organization from dissolving and to continue its mission of providing adoptions, counseling for the birth parent and in-home therapeutic services for families.

“It was just very exciting that they approached us,” school Executive Director William Martin said of Connecticut Adoption Services. “We knew them for a long time, and we tried to preserve everything that they had, including their board president and one of their board members.” (more…)