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Weekly Update – November 17, 2017

Our fifth graders are doing their annual series of interviews of local immigrants while Upper School has a series of guest speakers to help deepen knowledge of material.

Faculty Reflection: Experience Setting in Literature

Lit City is an Upper School course that brings literature to life with excursions into the city and interactions with local experts. English teacher Kristin Kovacic reflects on some of the class’s recent work.

Weekly Update – October 27, 2017

This fall continues to be a busy one. This week features guest speakers on Constitutional law and color theory, as well as visits to the Children’s Museum and workshops with Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

Faculty Reflection: Using Newspapers as Inspiration for Science Fiction

Callie DiSabato, Middle School English teacher, reflects on a new focus in her eighth grade class that focuses on social justice issues through science fiction writing. This project prepares students for their next City as Our Campus project focused on newspaper coverage of the Holocaust.

Weekly Update – October 20, 2017

Our students are meeting with experts to discuss everything from human rights laws to federalism, bats to decorative glass.

Innovation Kitchen

The Innovation Kitchen, a program of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), is a place to foster and incubate ideas that address the most pressing challenges facing independent schools. Winchester Thurston School has been an active participant in this work.

Weekly Update – October 13, 2017

Our students will be frequent visitors at the Carnegie Museum of Art this week. We are fortunate to have the museum so close to our school.

Faculty Reflection: Photography in Eighth Grade

Steph Flati, Middle School visual arts teacher, and Kira Senedak, Middle School library and research teacher, reflect on a recent City as Our Campus experience with a local photographer.