• Assistant to the Superintendent, Dr. Cubelic, Receives Prestigious 2017 Outstanding Supervision Development Award
  • Enroll at Kelly and Turner Elementary Schools now!
  • Gifted Math Students Compete in Duquesne University’s CalcuSolve Tournament
  • Superintendent Letter on District PSSA Scores
  • Enroll at Kelly and Turner Elementary Schools now!
  • STEAM Class Sends 5th Grade Students to Children’s Museum Maker Faire
  • Transformation and Turnaround at the Wilkinsburg School District [White Paper]
  • OnHand Schools’ Dr. Steve Biancaniello Models Text Dependent Analysis
  • Half Day Early Dismissal Dates for 2017-2018 School Year

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.

Mrs. Allen’s Bunnies Visit Kindergartners, Students Learn About Caring for Pets

Mrs. Allen, a paraprofessional in the Special Education Department, brought her bunnies to Mrs. Meszaros’ kindergarten class. The students fed their new furry friends and learned about taking care of pets.

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Dr. Miller Models Math Teaching Strategies to 1st Grade Teachers

Dr. Dan Miller, a consultant that leads professional development for our math teachers, models teaching strategies to the first grade teachers in Mrs. Haut’s class. They learn how to ask higher depth of knowledge questions and how to use accountable talk. Accountable talk is when a teacher explains why they agree or disagree with a […]

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OnHand Schools’ New Case Study Shows Improvement in 5th Grade Math Scores

A new case study by OnHand Schools profiles the incredible work of Kelly Elementary’s teacher Kelly Polosky and the improvement of 5th grade math scores. We’re honored to work with this amazing educator everyday and are grateful for our partnership with OnHand Schools. The full case study can be read here: Wilkinsburg Case Study: Innovative Learning […]

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A Co-Taught Math Lesson on Turn Around Facts

Mr. Weinstein and Mrs. Haut co-teach a math lesson to first graders on turn around facts (for example: 2+4 and 4+2). To demonstrate their knowledge of the concept, students describe to Mr. Weinstein how it’s done. He then added rigor to the lesson by asking if they could write the problem up and down instead […]

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Tail Waggin’ Tutors Boost Student Reading Skills & Self-Confidence

Tail Waggin’ Tutors are back at Kelly Elementary School. This volunteer program encourages students to boost their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Students love to read to the dogs, because they are non-judgmental and calming.

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Pre-K Students Engage in STEAM Classroom Activities

For STEAM class, Pre-K students engaged in activities that taught them the location of the sun and stars, as well as the nature of birds, where they live and how they fly. 100% of the classroom was actively involved in the lesson. The visuals used motivated them to participate and kept them engaged the entire […]

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Oct. Issue of the Wilkinsburg Sun

Check out district and community news in the Oct. issue of the Wilkinsburg Sun.

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