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Embracing a Growth Mindset

Embracing a Growth Mindset

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” ~ Frederick Douglass As students in fifth grade explore this year’s school theme*, they are learning the difference between a “growth mindset” and a “fixed mindset.” According to Carol Dweck, a…

“If There is No Struggle, There is No Progress.”*

“If There is No Struggle, There is No Progress.”*

When Frederick Douglass spoke these words, they were fighting words, anticipating the Civil War, and in some ways, the Civil Rights Movement. As a consequence of his own long and arduous struggle for freedom, Douglass understood that in physical and…

2016 Director of the Year Nomination

Congratulations to WSD Executive Director, Cindy Phillips, who was nominated for the 2016 Director of the Year award, given by the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools. The award is part of an annual recognition of the “Best of the Best”…

Good Vibrations:  Our Close Knit Community

Good Vibrations: Our Close Knit Community

Prospective families and faculty who tour Weilenmann School of Discovery often remark on feeling a good “vibe” as they walk through our hallways and visit our classes in session. In fact, the positive energy and friendly feeling of WSD are…

So You Think You Can Dance!

So You Think You Can Dance!

Members of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company spent two weeks on campus teaching Middle School students the finer points of modern dance, choreography, movement, and improvisation. In smaller grade level workshops, dancers Alex and Brad worked with students on specific dance…

It’s a Wild World in Second Grade

It’s a Wild World in Second Grade

You can find out everything you want to know about wild animals from our second grade students.  For the past several weeks, each student in the grade has researched a chosen animal, with the goal to be that animal’s resident…

Engaging Education:  Project-Based Learning

Engaging Education: Project-Based Learning

One way to powerfully activate a student’s engagement is through project-based learning. Students in all grades at WSD participate in regular curricular and cross-curricular projects as a meaningful way to gain and apply deeper knowledge. The goal of project-based learning…

Full Day Kindergarten for 2016 – 2017

Full Day Kindergarten for 2016 – 2017

Weilenmann School of Discovery is pleased to announce that beginning school year 2016 – 2017, WSD will offer three sections of Full Day Kindergarten at no additional cost to parents. The full day Kindergarten program is now in its sixth year at WSD…