Turner second graders learned about gravity during STEAM class lesson “Parachute Drop.” First, students constructed the parachute itself, measuring the lengths of the chute and the string, and tying the knots themselves. Then, STEAM teacher Russ Bush taught the students about gravity and the rate at which chute falls in feet per second. Students conducted […]
Throughout the month of February, the students and staff at Turner Elementary engaged in various activities to commemorate and celebrate Black History Month. Students researched and explored the many accomplishments of African Americans in History, Music, Science, Business, Government and Culture. The festivities culminated in the February 28th Black History Celebration on the beautiful former […]
At the beginning of the month, Turner and Kelly Elementary Schools celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day. For example, the first graders at Turner dressed up as “Things” and rotated between other first grade classrooms to hear different books by Dr. Seuss and completed an activity to go with each story, which […]
Today, community leaders, parents, staff and administration sat down together and discussed the Wilkinsburg School District’s top assets, challenges, and goals. We believe that a brighter future for our children includes a partnership with our community, so we are grateful for the outpouring of support and meaningful feedback from our fellow community members. The conversations […]
Edulink, the vendor that provides our Teacher Evaluation software, came to us with a wonderful opportunity to engage with the orphanage they sponsor in Uganda called Malayaka House. They asked if we could donate books for those children, and we happily accepted. Keri Boyer, librarian at Turner Elementary, selected fifty non-fiction books, primarily biographies, from […]
Congratulations to our Turner and Kelly Student of the Month winners!
The March issue of the Wilkinsburg Sun is here! School district page pictured below. To read the rest of the newsletter, go to: https://wilkinsburgsun.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/wilksunmarchweb.pdf.
Click on each of the pictures below to view the three corresponding news stories. [Updated March 2, 2018]
Turner STEAM teacher Russ Bush’s lesson Marble Run focused on physics and measurement. Constructing and testing various tube heights and lengths, Ms.Hensley’s 3rd grade class explored questions like does the marble pick up speed or slow down and why?
Read the Superintendent’s letter to teachers and staff on safety and security at our schools. A similar letter was sent home to parents.
On Monday, February 26, 2018, the Wilkinsburg School District, in partnership with The Nutrition Group, will launch an after-school dinner program for all school age children in Wilkinsburg. These meals are free and open to students 18 years of age or younger (Pre-K through 12th grade). Additional details in the flyer below: