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Cindy Phillips Appointed to State Charter Board

  • April 24, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Cindy Phillips to the Utah State Charter School Board. The announcement was made from the Governor’s office today. The Utah State Charter School Board is appointed by the…

Walking on the Wild Side: Outdoor Education

  • April 18, 2017

“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

  • April 4, 2017

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

  • February 3, 2017

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…

The Periodic Table: No Piece of Cake

  • January 17, 2017

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…

The Kindness Challenge

  • January 12, 2017

Lower School Director, Melissa Shunn-Mitchell, used the Lower School assembly on January 6 to promote a “Kindness Challenge” to students. “Our PE teacher, Amy Newman, was the one who shared the idea with me,” explains Ms. Shunn-Mitchell. “She had given…

Electromagnets Are Super!

  • November 9, 2016

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…

WSD’s Rough Riders

  • October 25, 2016

WSD's Middle School Mountain Biking team finished up a very successful season. This year we competed in three major racing events and saw our team increase to 24 riders! Our first race took place on a warm, dusty morning in…

Small Acts of Kindness Day

  • October 14, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, was declared “Small Acts of Kindness Day” at WSD. Conceived and organized by the Middle School Hope Squad, it was the first of many--we hope--similar events to come. Students in all grades accepted the invitation to “complete…

Where Will Your Mark Take You?

  • September 21, 2016

Lower School Art teacher, Mariah King, begins the school year by reading her favorite picture book aloud to each class of students.  The name of the book is The Dot, by author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds, and it explores, in its…