May 30, 2012
“Children’s Museum youth programs offer meaningful activities and experiences for kids 10-18 years old to help them discover their potential, develop their talents and abilities and explore their interests.”
On Wednesday, June 6, 2012, The Andy Warhol Museum and Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12 will celebrate the first phase of Warhol at Westinghouse, an artist residency and art education program at Pittsburgh Westinghouse in Homewood. Read the Warhol release here.
During the week of May 14-18th, Pittsburgh Arsenal PreK-5 celebrated Literacy Week. Each day was recognized differently as students dressed up to show spirit for their year-long work towards improved literacy.
The week included “Read From Head to Toe”, a day when each student wore a T-shirt with words, and a pajama day to “Cuddle Up With a Good Book”. On Thursday May 17, 2012, the school celebrated with the 3rd Annual Vocabulary Parade. Students chose robust vocabulary words and made costumes to represent the meanings, then paraded outside in the community. Judges had a very hard time narrowing the winners down to just 10 because creativity was everywhere! Many parents were in attendance for the parade, as well as on Friday for Take a Father to School Day, where Arsenal dads served as Guest Readers. Dads also had a chance to see students dressed in their best Red-Carpet attire, for “Bling! Bling!,” a day on which students nominated their favorite book to celebrate “Book Oscars”, walked the red carpet, and had teacher-paparazzi flashing cameras and requesting autographs. Throughout the week, the students and staff participated in Penny Battles, a collaborative fundraising effort with nearby Allegheny Center Alliance Church, to benefit the building and development of the Karen Library in Kenya, Africa, which is the homeland of many Pittsburgh Arsenal students.
May 23, 2012
May 4, 2012
Pittsburgh Carrick High School’s Start On Success Students held a Penny War’s fundraiser that raised $2,880, the students beat their goal of $2,000.Pittsburgh Carrick teacher Ms. McCann and her homeroom decided to give the money that was raised to the Wounded Warrior Project and Make A Wish Foundation.
Make A Wish Foundation is an organization that grants wishes to children with life threatening diseases. They have paid for family vacations, arranged for children to pursue a career of their choice and more. The Wounded Warrior Project provides programs and services to severely injured service members on or after September 11, 2001, during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life. They offer a variety of programs to meet a variety of needs that help one develop and maintain healthy, meaningful relationships with friends and family. These include adaptive sports, rehabilitation retreats, peer support groups, and educational and career opportunities.
The students also just completed a hoagie fundraiser, raising more than $600, for their participation in the Race for the Cure. Students use the money raised for registration and t-shirts purchases for the event held May 13, 2012. The rest of the money was donated to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
The students have learned the value of giving and helping others in need. Carrick student Robert Half, quoted, “Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than what you’d expect.” Pittsburgh Carrick students definitely got back more than they ever expected. The experiences have helped the students realize the problems that others have and gives them a sense of belonging in their community. They know they are doing good for others, but having fun at the same time.