At the beginning of November, the transition team from Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy visited Kelly and Turner Elementary for Learning Walks at each school, which were designed to open the doors to dialogue and early interaction.
During this visit, we shared data from our standardized assessments and presented an overview of curriculum, including areas of focus, instructional delivery model and resources. We also outlined instructional and support staff use of district initiatives – Positive Behavior Intervention Support classrooms, social skills curriculum – as well as their systemic challenges.
The day concluded with visits to the sixth grade classrooms, which gave our partners in education the opportunity to engage with teachers and future students. The kids asked great questions and our guests saw firsthand how our classrooms are structured.
As of the 2016-2017 school year, through our partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools, Wilkinsburg students attend Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy for 7th-12th grade. We are proud of this partnership and strive to ensure that every student is prepared and has a smooth transition.