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.
Using “Number Sense,” fifth grade students collaborate with their classmates to determine how to evenly distribute the cost of Thanksgiving groceries between four friends. Students then drew pictures and wrote out explanations of their reasoning to show how they solved the problem. The variety of strategies the students used was fascinating!
Today, trustees from the Grable Foundation and representatives from OnHand Schools joined Superintendent Dr. Linda Iverson and Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Cathleen Cubelic in Ms. Polosky’s fifth grade classroom at Kelly Elementary School to see the Kandoolu program in action. Kandoolu, a real-time formative assessment tool that gives immediate feedback on student understanding and suggests resources […]
Assistant to the Superintendent, Dr. Cubelic, Receives Prestigious 2017 Outstanding Supervision Development Award
Dr. Cathleen Cubelic, Assistant to the Superintendent at Wilkinsburg Schools, was awarded the prestigious 2017 Outstanding Supervision Development Award from the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD). Congratulations, Dr. Cubelic! Photo Credit: PASCD
Check out the photos of Turner Elementary’s Student of the Month awardees for September and October! As a reward for their hard work, the students were invited to a special lunch and enjoyed pizza and cupcakes. Stay tuned for November’s winners.
Three of our gifted 6th grade students from Turner Elementary School participated in Duquesne University’s CalcuSolve math tournament for 7th & 8th graders. It put their problem-solving skills to the test! We are so proud of them for competing against older students. They also had the opportunity to explore parts of the campus.
Yesterday, Turner and Kelly Elementary School students in prekindergarten through first grade went on a field trip to see the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra live at Heinz Hall. They learned all about the famous American composer George Gershwin. The orchestra performed some of his more popular works, including “Summertime” and “Rhapsody in Blue”. While the musicians played, a picture […]