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.
As a culminating experience following a unit on pumpkins and apples, first grade students from Kelly Elementary School went on a field trip to Triple B Farms. The students enjoyed a hay ride through an apple orchard, learned about the importance of bees and soil in the school barn, walked through Pumpkinland, picked a pumpkin […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]