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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…

A Way With Words

Shakespeare once wrote that the eyes are “windows into the soul” (A Winter’s Tale). Sixth grade students are taking that idea and running with it! In the Maker Space, they are designing woodcuts that resemble stained glass windows. Inside their…

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…

A Mighty Mascot

The front entry of WSD has recently welcomed a new addition. An 8-foot tall 300-pound metal-fabricated wapiti (elk) now greets students, families, and visitors to our school. The impressive sculpture is the result of a fall term Middle School enrichment…

Objects In Motion

Students in fifth grade are gaining an understanding of forces and motion. In the Maker Space, some students are programming their Ozobots by color, which will program the bot to follow a color coded track. They learned that certain color…

Make History!

As the state of Utah approached the one-year anniversary of the initial COVID-19 lockdown, a small and important art museum invited school children from around the state to help the students of tomorrow know what it was like to be…