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

  • August 12, 2016

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

  • June 21, 2016

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

  • June 3, 2016

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!

  • May 16, 2016

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…

Seventh Graders Explore DNA’s “Role of a Lifetime”

  • April 1, 2016

As seventh graders transitioned between their science unit on cells to their next unit on heredity and genetics, they spent a week engrossed in examining the role of DNA in the human cell.   The purpose of the project was to…

It’s a Wild World in Second Grade

  • March 24, 2016

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…

Kindergarten Fractures the Fairy Tale “Three Little Pigs”

  • March 23, 2016

Kindergarten students are busy preparing for their class Exhibition later this month.  Their project is a wonderful integration of earth science, literature, and art -- with a dash of drama -- in a clever fracturing of the fairy tale, “Three…

Engaging Education: Project-Based Learning

  • March 3, 2016

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

  • December 9, 2015

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…

Enriching Education: Going Beyond the Core

  • November 3, 2015

One of the things that makes Weilenmann School of Discovery unique in public education is the integration of specialty courses into the core curriculum. For Lower School, this means that Art, Music, PE, Outdoor and Science are not occasional experiences,…