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Creating The World Of The Future

"Today we must create the world of the future." Eleanor Roosevelt The school theme we have chosen this year comes from Eleanor Roosevelt’s deathbed manifesto, Tomorrow is Now, in which she writes, after a lifetime of facing seemingly impossible and…

A Year Like No Other

As we gathered on the playground last Wednesday morning to photograph our entire student body and staff, I was reminded how much I had missed seeing all of us in one place. Although we have been in the same building…

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…

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…