Boys Basketball Earns First Section Championship in School History

For the first time in school history, the Bears earned the WPIAL Boys Basketball Section Championship and a spot in the Class 2A quarterfinals, and for the second consecutive year, Dusan Krivokapic, Class of 2019, received all-section recognition. The team also earned the distinction of being named the TribLive High School Sports Network Boys Basketball team of the week in February.

Learning Culture through Pierogi-making

As part of third grade’s year-long study of the history and culture of Pittsburgh, students gathered at the North Campus to learn pierogi-making from Head of School Dr. Scott D. Fech.

Keeping WT Traditions Alive at May Day

Kindergarten students and their eighth grade buddies celebrated May Day, a long-standing WT tradition, with a maypole dance and song program, including a performance of the “WT Marching Song.”

Precision and Timing on Stage in Upper School Winter Play, Rumors

Upper School students put on three fantastic and hilarious performances of this year’s winter play, Rumors, a farce by Neil Simon.

WT Student is First Girl to Win State Math Competition

Seventh grader Vivian Loh won the MATHCOUNTS State Championship. Vivian is the first girl to win the Pennsylvania title in the organization’s 36-year history!

Putting the Engineering Process to Work

Lower School City Campus students put their understanding of the engineering process to the test in the second “Nerdy Derby.” In partnership with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, students designed and constructed downhill vehicles using reclaimed materials and tested their vehicles at this culminating activity for Engineering Week.

Sharing Identity through Graphic Stories

Sixth grade English students worked with the Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media as part of City as Our Campus to turn their fictional graphic stories, focused on elements of identity and how it impacts the stories we tell, into animated stop motion videos.

Inspired by the Carnegie International

Students in all divisions at both campuses created artwork inspired by the Carnegie International 57th Edition. The WT exhibition, including works ranging from installation sculpture to drawing and painting, spilled out of the Art Gallery to fill the hallways of Molloy Posner Hall. It was enjoyed by the entire WT community and even received a special visit from Ingrid Schaffner, curator of the Carnegie International.

Tapescape: Building Installation Art from…Packing Tape?

Upper School Sculpture students and Visual Arts teacher Mary Martin ’88 helped create TapeScape 3.0 at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Designed by Eric Lennartson, TapeScape 3.0 is an indoor climbing, sliding, rolling landscape made from packing tape. This art installation and play area offers an unexpected and delightful use of a common material.

Community Building at Pi Day

Parents Association volunteers provided tasty pies to enhance WT’s Pi Day celebrations, which included the annual Pi Day Digit Recitation and pie-eating contests.

Helping the Plight of Pollinators with Motel Six Legs

Sixth grade science students visited the North Campus to collaborate with students there on “Motel Six Legs”–a project to make pollinator houses for solitary-nesting bees.

Family Fun and Hands-on Learning at STEAM Night

The North Campus hosted a Family Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Night. Families tested their problem solving, invention, and creativity. Various challenges involved constructing a catapult to launch a paint-soaked cotton ball, building a tall straw tower to support a ball, creating an aluminum boat to hold the most pennies, designing a transportation tool to feed the WT Bear, and inventing a device from three random objects.