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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…

A Computing Partnership

Weilenmann School of Discovery has been awarded the Computing Partnership Grant for the next three school years beginning 2020-2021. The grant was available through the STEM Action Center and will fund the purchase of traditional and technology-supported 21st century maker…

A Kids’ Heart Challenge

During the month of March, Lower School students participated in a Kid’s Heart Challenge. They learned all about their hearts and personal health, then identified heart-healthy choices they could commit to all month long. Students had fun exploring ways to…