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.
After Ms. Polosky’s 5th grade students read the short story “The Two Brothers,” they each wrote an essay analyzing how each brother’s point of view conveys the central message of the story. They used textual evidence from the passage to support their responses and provided reasons for choosing the evidence that they did. The goal of this assignment […]
Ms. Beadle and her Kelly Elementary School 5th-6th graders put a little spin on Andy Warhol’s artwork of his favorite soup. He once claimed that he ate Campbell’s Soup every day for three years. An artist of the Pop Art Movement, Warhol took every day items (ie: Brillo pads, soup cans, dollar bills, etc.) and transformed them into art. The students chose […]
“Spring into Music” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra During the 14th Annual Wilkinsburg Community Concert
Mark your calendars. The 14th Annual Wilkinsburg Community Concert performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is next month on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinsburg High School auditorium. Some of our elementary students will be singing and playing the drums to “Spring, Spring, Spring,” a take-off of the jazz song “Sing, Sing […]
Last week, the Queen of Hearts visited all of the Pre-K and Kindergarten classes at Kelly Elementary School. Instead of reading from a book, the Queen directed students to play the parts of the story’s characters. The story enactment focused on responsibility, kindness and being brave.
Sixth graders from Wilkinsburg Elementary Schools and Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy went on a field trip together to see “A Musical Journey Through Latin America,” which was conducted by Andres Franco of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) at Heinz Hall with musical pieces from Latin countries such as Chile and Mexico. After the concert, Wilkinsburg and […]
Sixth graders from Wilkinsburg Schools and Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy began exchanging letters last month with their future classmates through a joint schools’ pen pal project. In one letter, a Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy student tells her Wilkinsburg pen pal about her favorite teachers and her goal to join the student council. She also offers recommendations and […]
The kindergarten classes celebrated Groundhog Day with Miss Cookie, who read a story, showed the students her musical stuffed groundhogs and gave them her famous homemade groundhog cookies. The kids enjoyed her visit but were sad to hear that the groundhog saw his shadow, and we’ll have six more weeks of winter.