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Start Now to Improve the World!

Anne Frank’s diary is one of the most influential and well-known of the modern world. Anne gave the world a personal experience of the Holocaust that was made more powerful and poignant by her delicate age, the circumstances under which…

Best Governed Charter School!

The Utah Charter Network has selected the Weilenmann School of Discovery Board of Directors to receive its 2017 Governing Board of the Year award. The award was presented to the WSD Board at a recognition dinner held at Utah Valley…

Engaging Young Minds: Effective Teachers

As our Mission Statement explains, the all-embracing purpose of the Weilenmann School of Discovery is to promote “engaged, authentic and effective learning” that prepares students for the 21st century. Effective learning is influenced by a wide variety of factors. Some…

Cindy Phillips Appointed to State Charter Board

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

“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

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

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…

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The Periodic Table: No Piece of Cake

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

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!

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…