Experience a taste of some of the great things happening at WT! Here you’ll find some campus highlights that occurred before the state-mandated closure of all schools in March due to COVID-19. Don’t miss images of WT students embracing the resulting e-learning program! Be sure to follow WT on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and visit winchesterthurston.org to keep up-to-date.
BRAIN BREAKS Strengthen Community at the North Campus
This year, North Campus students participated in school-wide, mid-morning brain breaks to recharge, connect, and play across grade levels.
Fourth Grade Artists Become SCREENPRINTERS
Fourth grade art students learned about screenprinting and created their own collaboratively-designed t-shirts with Dan Rugh from City as Our Campus partner CommonWealth Press.
STUDENT-DESIGNED STEM Carnival Engages the WT Community
This year, WT hosted its first annual STEM Carnival in which students in Middle and Upper School STEM courses designed games, crafts, demonstrations, and food carnival booths for Lower School students from both campuses. With over 20 booths to explore, students had the opportunity to learn the science behind shrinky dinks, make dry ice cream, play a game of birds, and much more.
Seventh Grade Students SHOWCASE THEIR WRITING
After working with poets Adriana Ramirez and Jesse Welch as part of City as Our Campus, seventh grade students performed their poetry at the culminating poetry slam competition.
WT Athletes MAKE HISTORY
For the first time in WT history, the Boys Basketball team played their way to the WPIAL semifinals and earned a spot in the PIAA state playoffs. And, freshman swimmer Maeve Kelley won the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle events in the WPIAL Class 2A finals, becoming WT’s first Girls Swimming WPIAL Champion.
Students Learn to Use ACTIVISM for Positive Social Change
Students in AP Language and Composition; Politics, Principles, and Public Policy; and Environmental Biology worked on long-term projects focused on the ways in which activism can be used to produce positive social change. As part of this project, a panel on public advocacy and activism, featuring Pennsylvania’s Second Lady, Gisele Fetterman, environmental activist and filmmaker Mark Dixon, WT alumna and Community Development Coordinator for Operation Better Block Gabrielle DeMarchi, and local artist and activist Ebtehal Badawi, engaged with students on how they became activists and the tactics they employ in order to advance causes of importance to them.