Weekly Update – April 20, 2018

The annual study of urban planning and architecture kicked off this week in first grade at both campuses. Stay tuned for exciting updates about this project and learn about other events happening this week.

Hip Hop History

Charis Walker, Middle School math teacher, visited Level Up Studios with her students in the Hip Hop History elective. The students participated in a hip hop dancing workshop. This elective is also regularly meeting with Luqmon Turner, WT parent, to learn about the history of hip hop and djing.

Film and Theater

Upper School students in Song, Stage, and Screen, an English course taught by Dr. Christine Benner Dixon and Sharon McDermott, visited the Melwood Screening Room to discuss the importance of the screening experience and the significance of the immersive experience of a theater.


Fourth and fifth graders, with the help of visual arts teacher Sally Allan, worked with Pittsburgh Filmmakers on stop-motion animation projects.

Architecture and Urban Planning

First graders kicked off their annual study of architecture and urban planning. North students, with teacher Mimi Cooper, visited the Carnegie Museum of Art for a series of architecture workshops. City students, with teachers Desiree Jennings and Ben Tritsch, participated in a walking tour of the Garfield neighborhood followed by an architecture workshop at Assemble.


Steph Flati, Middle School visual arts teacher, visited Artist Image Resource to participate in screenprinting workshops with her eighth grade students. This project is the completion of a three year study on the art of Andy Warhol.

Earth Day

Upper School students celebrated Earth Day with a series of guest speakers to highlight environmental activism that is happening in our city.