Responding to a request for Christmas cards, Ms. Kalo’s pre-kindergarten class at Kelly Elementary School made Christmas trees and cards for the great people at Woods Services in Philadelphia. Woods Services is a leading advocacy and service organization for people with exceptional challenges, disabilities, and complex needs, and strives to help these individuals achieve their […]
Before Thanksgiving break, Pittsburgh firefighters and Operation Warm gave free winter coats and scarves to all the kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students at Kelly and Turner Elementary Schools. The students love wearing their new winter gear and thank you for your generosity!
Congrats to the Turner Elementary students who earned the November Student of the Month distinction! These students were recognized by their teachers for outstanding attendance, academics and behavior.
Check out the school district page in the December/January issue of the Wilkinsburg Sun. In a letter to the community, Superintendent Dr. Linda Iverson talks about 2017 PSSA scores. Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Cathleen Cubelic also receives a well deserved shout out for the award she won from the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum […]
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, […]
Congrats to our November Student of the Month Winners!
Earlier this month, our friends from The Education Partnership and Upper St. Clair Schools gave “Power Tools Homework Kits” to our students during the annual “Adopt-A-School” program assembly. Each kit was filled with school supplies for students to take home with them, including notebooks, pencils, crayons and glue. These kits equip our students with the tools […]
As a way of saying thank you, students and parents from Kelly Elementary School donated toys to Beverly’s Birthdays to help other children in our community and surrounding areas. The toy drive ran from October 16 to November 20. Beverly’s Birthdays provides teachers from Kelly and Turner with many wonderful resources to celebrate our students’ birthdays. Each […]
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 […]