Category Archives: Education

11 Jul
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Warriors Visit Optimus Technologies

On June 27th the Reading & Tech Warriors visited Optimus Technologies, a Pittsburgh-based company that is “the market leader in high performance biodiesel conversion solutions that utilize biodiesel and diesel for medium- and heavy-duty truck fleets.” Optimus Technology team members ...

07 Jul
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Summer Credit Recovery Begins!

Our Summer Credit Recovery program kicked off last week, allowing an opportunity for high school students from the Pittsburgh Public School District to recover failed credits throughout their months of their summer vacation.  The program is at no cost, and ...

07 Jun
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Remake Learning Days 2017

Our afterschool students recently participated in Remake Learning Days: a 12-day celebration of activities and events showcasing everything that makes the Pittsburgh region a recognized national leader in innovative teaching and learning.  According to the program’s organizers, “Remake Learning Days ...

04 May
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Tech Warriors tour Braskem’s Innovation and Technology Center

In April the Tech Warriors took a trip to Braskem’s Innovation and Technology Center.  Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the world’s leading biopolymer producer, including the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States. ...

27 Apr
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360 Night: Celebrating Cultures at Arsenal

At Arsenal Elementary and Middle School the Little Learning Warriors and Middle Warriors invited their families to join them for 360 Night, a special family fun night to celebrate the many cultures in the school and recognize the stories of ...

29 Mar
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Racing Balloon-Propelled Cars

Tech Warriors and Little Learning Warriors joined up again this week to design and build a model car that can travel using the thrust created by releasing the air from a balloon! The students watched as their instructor inflated a ...

24 Mar
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Volunteers Invaluable to Students and Staff in Afterschool Programs

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, the afterschool program at Arsenal Elementary School is graced by the presence of volunteer Arleen Smigielski.  Run by Neighborhood Learning Alliance, in partnership with Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, the afterschool program takes place every week Monday through ...

07 Mar
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Color Cubes Assembly Line Challenge

The Little Learning Warriors at Woolslair Elementary recently enjoyed a special day when they were joined by their families, who assisted them in learning how to design and use an assembly line to produce the most “toys” — Color Cubes ...
16 Feb
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Snack Attack Packaging Challenge

The Little Learning Warriors at Arsenal Elementary learned a little about industrial engineering through a STEM challenge, where they were given the task to design a package to keep a s’more from getting ruined when submerged in water for five ...

25 Jan
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Umbrella Challenge: Water Cycle

The Little Learning Warriors at Arlington Elementary learned about the water cycle through a new STEM challenge. After Miss Trina led a lesson on how precipitation is water that falls from the sky as either rain, snow, sleet, hail, or ...

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