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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 Work in Progress

What does it mean to be a discoverer? What makes a discoverer relevant today? These are questions posed to Middle School art students as they embarked on an Arts in Action Discovery project. Students were asked to first think about…

Journeys of Discovery

During the fall of each school year, Middle School students venture off campus for two days to explore various sites around the state. These “Discovery Days” allow students to thoroughly immerse themselves in new environments and unique experiences, and are…

Building STEAM: An Applied Approach

This spring WSD will finish its second year of a continuing partnership with the Utah STEM Action Center, which prioritizes STEM education and seeks to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The term “STEM” refers to the academic disciplines of…

What’s New for 2017-18?

The 2017-18 school year will roll out a new school-wide character education program called “The Wapiti Way.” Among the various components we are putting in place to support this new initiative is a digital program from Wonder Media that allows…

Walking on the Wild Side: Outdoor Education

“The secret of making the best persons,” Walt Whitman famously said, “is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” While most of us cannot raise our families entirely in the great outdoors, we…

Family Math Night

On March 29, students and their parents attended “Family Math Night” at WSD. The event was a collaboration of Weilenmann School of Discovery teachers and staff with MIND Research Institute -- the creators of ST Math -- and was the…

Living and Learning: Student Life at WSD

Parents often imagine what it might be like to be a “fly on the wall” and observe their student in action on a typical school day. Any parent who could actually achieve this would be a busy fly indeed, and…

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The Periodic Table: No Piece of Cake

It’s finally been done. Sixth grader Devin Dalby amazed his peers and teachers as he recited -- through song -- the entire Periodic Table of Elements from memory! Middle School science teachers, Megan Hurster and Maria Lee, issued a challenge…

Electromagnets Are Super!

At WSD, we believe the nature and process of developing scientific knowledge is based on actually doing science in the classroom. This past term, 7th grade was deep into its unit of Physics, studying invisible forces by building their own…