Weekly Update – May 4, 2018

The end of the school year is approaching, but our students are still busy with workshops about architecture, filmmaking, plants, printmaking, and more!

African Art

Second grade students from both campuses visited Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History to study ancient Egypt, African wildlife, and African art.

Community Engagement

North Campus Kindergarten students with their fifth grade buddies visited Hampton Fields, a senior living center, to participate in activities with the residents.

Native vs. Invasive Plants

Sixth grade science classes, taught by Tracy Valenty, continued their work with Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve to learn about native and invasive species of plants. This workshop will prepare the students to pick native pollinators to plant in local gardens.

Filmmaking Workshop

Upper School students in Song, Stage, and Screen, taught by Dr. Christine Benner Dixon and Sharon McDermott, participated in workshops at Pittsburgh Filmmakers to learn basic filmmaking techniques. The students will have a final project that involves creating a short film.

Architecture Workshop

First grade students, taught by Mimi Cooper, at North Campus participated in an architecture workshop with Nina Barbuto of Assemble Pittsburgh.


Michele Farrell, Upper School visual arts teachers, and her students in Printmaking participated in workshops at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Artist Image Resource.


Upper School students in Photography, taught by Carl Jones, went on a photography expedition to Phipps Conservatory.