Turner Students Acclimating to Temporary New Home at Former MS/HS

Posted in: Wilkinsburg School District News

Mrs. Carey, a Kindergarten Teacher at Turner Elementary School, talks about how students are doing since moving to their temporary new home at the former middle and high school building:

“The students seem to be adjusting well to our new site. Because it is a new building many are still getting used to the size and layout. The kids really love our new STEAM program and are looking forward to building their own robots!”

1st Grade Teacher, Mrs. Stacie Smith, adds, “Many accommodations have been made to ensure the students have a successful year.” She lists several examples, which include teachers spending countless hours over the summer decorating and organizing their rooms, the building being painted and carpeted, adjustments made to the height of soap and paper towel dispensers to make them accessible to younger students, and the revision of arrival and dismissal procedures to accommodate busing.

In addition to newly decorated classrooms, student assignments now color the walls of the reopened school building. For the assignment pictured in the photo gallery below, First Grade Teacher, Amie Tosadori, instructed her students to write about themselves using numbers that represent them, such as age, birth date, and the number of people in their family.

We want to thank everyone in the Turner Elementary School family for everything they’ve done to ensure a smooth transition for our students!

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