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.
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 […]