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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…

Beyond Measure – Schools at the Heart of Change

  • September 19, 2016

Every day we hear stories about America’s troubled education system.  And we’re told that in order to fix what’s broken, we need to narrow our curricula, standardize our classrooms, and find new ways to measure students and teachers. But what…

Embracing a Growth Mindset

  • September 9, 2016

“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.”*

  • 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…