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Wilkinsburg School District is a small system of walkable neighborhood schools that has proudly served its community for over 100 years. Our board, leadership, and faculty promote academic excellence and personal growth through strong programs and community ties. Our commitment to continuous improvement in educational and extracurricular opportunities are evidenced at Kelly and Turner elementary schools, where programs and facilities are being upgraded, and through our middle and high school partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools, which enables our children to take advantage of the superior learning opportunities at Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy starting in 2016-2017.

STEAM Class Sends 5th Grade Students to Children’s Museum Maker Faire

The fifth grade students at Kelly and Turner Elementary Schools went on a field trip to Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh last week for their Remake Learning Education Friday. It was a behind-the-scenes first look at Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2017 for 1,500 local students and teachers. Students had direct access to the makers and innovators of the Faire […]

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Former Steelers QB Charlie Batch Delivers Backpacks to Turner Elementary Students

Last Thursday, Charlie Batch, a former quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, stopped by Turner Elementary to deliver backpacks to our 4th-6th grade students on behalf of the Best of the Batch Foundation. Thank you so much for your generosity!

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OnHand Schools’ Dr. Steve Biancaniello Models Text Dependent Analysis

Dr. Steve Biancaniello, a consultant from OnHand Schools, models Text Dependent Analysis instruction in the classrooms during one of his four visits.

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First Grade Fall Fun at Triple B Farms

As a culminating experience following a unit on pumpkins and apples, first grade students from Kelly Elementary School went on a field trip to Triple B Farms. The students enjoyed a hay ride through an apple orchard, learned about the importance of bees and soil in the school barn, walked through Pumpkinland, picked a pumpkin […]

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Mrs. Allen’s Bunnies Visit Kindergartners, Students Learn About Caring for Pets

Mrs. Allen, a paraprofessional in the Special Education Department, brought her bunnies to Mrs. Meszaros’ kindergarten class. The students fed their new furry friends and learned about taking care of pets.

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Dr. Miller Models Math Teaching Strategies to 1st Grade Teachers

Dr. Dan Miller, a consultant that leads professional development for our math teachers, models teaching strategies to the first grade teachers in Mrs. Haut’s class. They learn how to ask higher depth of knowledge questions and how to use accountable talk. Accountable talk is when a teacher explains why they agree or disagree with a […]

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OnHand Schools’ New Case Study Shows Improvement in 5th Grade Math Scores

A new case study by OnHand Schools profiles the incredible work of Kelly Elementary’s teacher Kelly Polosky and the improvement of 5th grade math scores. We’re honored to work with this amazing educator everyday and are grateful for our partnership with OnHand Schools. The full case study can be read here: Wilkinsburg Case Study: Innovative Learning […]

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