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May The Force Be With You

Third graders are designing, constructing, and testing homemade rocket launchers as a way to better understand the basic physics of force and motion. By actively engaging in the project, the science concepts become easy for them to understand and apply.…

Saving Avalanche Town

Having such close proximity to the Wasatch Range makes outdoor adventuring almost a given in Northern Utah – especially during the winter ski season. But these picturesque, snow capped mountains can also turn dangerous, especially when the “greatest snow on…

How Much Is 100?

On February 4, Kindergarten students celebrated a special event – 100 days of school! It was not only a milestone for these young learners, but also an opportunity for some fun and creative learning. Since their first day of school,…

Not Too Cool For School

As we announced last spring, the 2021-22 school year at WSD has been designated as “The Year of Writing,” a year in which all students will have increased opportunities to develop and hone their writing skills -- to communicate, reflect,…

Fantasy Football, Without the Smack Talk

It’s football season and that can mean only one thing -- Fantasy Football! As followers of this online game know, virtual team rosters are created from real players in the NFL and teams win or lose based on how their…

In Our Own Backyard

Weilenmann School of Discovery boasts a unique setting for student learning and growth. Surrounded by mountains, trails, streams, and local wildlife, students have opportunities almost daily to learn and explore in the “outdoor classroom.” They learn how to care for…

A Spring Arts Gallery Walk

On Thursday, May 20, the WSD Art Department, in partnership with the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program, presented a Lower School Spring Arts Gallery Walk. Students in all grades were invited to take a walk through the auditorium and…

Christian McKay Heidicker

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…