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Engaging Young Minds: Effective Teachers

As our Mission Statement explains, the all-embracing purpose of the Weilenmann School of Discovery is to promote “engaged, authentic and effective learning” that prepares students for the 21st century. Effective learning is influenced by a wide variety of factors. Some…

Cindy Phillips Appointed to State Charter Board

We are pleased to announce that Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Cindy Phillips to the Utah State Charter School Board. The announcement was made from the Governor’s office today. The Utah State Charter School Board is appointed by the…

Embracing a Growth Mindset

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” ~ Frederick Douglass As students in fifth grade explore this year’s school theme*, they are learning the difference between a “growth mindset” and a “fixed mindset.” According to Carol Dweck, a…

“If There is No Struggle, There is No Progress.”*

When Frederick Douglass spoke these words, they were fighting words, anticipating the Civil War, and in some ways, the Civil Rights Movement. As a consequence of his own long and arduous struggle for freedom, Douglass understood that in physical and…

2016 Director of the Year Nomination

Congratulations to WSD Executive Director, Cindy Phillips, who was nominated for the 2016 Director of the Year award, given by the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools. The award is part of an annual recognition of the “Best of the Best”…

“Be Good for Something”

At the end of the 4th century BCE, an Athenian jury convicted Socrates of impiety and corrupting the youth and then sentenced him to death. Upon receiving his sentence, Socrates instructed his jurors that his scrutiny of his own life…