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An Interview With Christian McKay Heidicker

Since the announcement that Christian McKay Heidicker will be WSD’s “Writer In Residence” during the 2021-22 school year, students have been eager to meet the author and learn more about him. Christian is the author of the Newbery Honor-winning Scary…

Homes and Biomes

Kindergarten students are learning about the world’s habitats, also called biomes, and the animals that live in them. After studying various environments such as oceans, deserts, and tropical rainforests, each student chose a favorite habitat as well as a favorite…

Roots of Friendship

As one fourth grade class considered all that goes into creating a healthy classroom culture, the value of Friendship seemed to stand out more than any other. Friendship is one of “The Wapiti Way” character traits and is a familiar…

The Mobile Classroom

WSD is pleased to announce the purchase of a new Ford Transit 10-passenger van for school use. The van will be known as our “Mobile Classroom” and will take small groups of students in grades 5 - 8 on off-campus…

Chain Reaction Contraptions

Little did American cartoonist, Rube Goldberg, realize that his drawings of zany and complex contraptions would one day inspire competitions around the world and inform STEM and STEAM learning in schools. Third grade students at WSD were recently introduced to…

The Pioneer Project

What is it like to be an immigrant pioneer in the 1850s? Fourth grade students are learning all about the challenges and achievements of Utah’s pioneers -- who immigrated from as far away as Europe, China, and the Pacific Islands…

Wishtree

When one third grade class finished the novel, The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, they loved it so much they decided to give the author’s other titles a try. Enter Wishtree, an Applegate novel that students instantly took…

The Penguin Project

First Graders at WSD are "traveling” to Antarctica and its surrounding areas to study penguins! To simulate an Antarctic lab, life-sized penguin photos were placed in the lower hallway so that the students could take in the true size and…

First Graders Make-Do

Maker Space training for first graders included a thorough exploration of the Makedo toolbox. The hands-on learning experience was engaging and fun and taught first graders about the design process, getting comfortable with both solo and teamwork, and using their…

Ozo-Blockly

Fourth grade students are taking their Ozobots to a new level! Having already learned how to code their bots using color combinations on paper, students are now using a visual block-based programming language to teach their bots new tricks. The…