Wilkinsburg Student Stories from Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy

Starting in the 2016-2017 academic year, through a partnership with the Pittsburgh Public School District, Wilkinsburg students in grades 7-12 began attending Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy for middle school and high school. Sayvon Martin, 9th grade, and Chaquala Mullen, 7th grade, are two of those initial 200 Wilkinsburg students. Sayvon Martin Before coming to Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy, […]

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6th Grade Visits Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy for Transition Day

On Tuesday, our sixth graders spent the day at Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy where they will attend school next year through our partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools. Students received a warm welcome during the morning assembly and listened to a panel of students talk about their transition experiences. Students also received a Westinghouse Bulldogs towel, met […]

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District Representatives Present at Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials Conference

Ed Donovan, Board President, and Dr. Dan Matsook, our liaison for the PPS/WSD partnership, presented “Partner or Parish: Collaboration Saves A Historic Urban District” at the annual Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials conference last week. They talked about how our administration and board deliberated and finally approved a partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools.  

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A Good News Update from the Superintendent

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6th Graders Attend Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concert with Future Westinghouse Peers

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 […]

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Wilkinsburg and Westinghouse 6th Grade Pen Pals Write to Future Classmates

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 […]

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Fact Sheet for Wilkinsburg Students & Families About Pittsburgh Promise Scholarships

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