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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 ...

24 May
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Nature Exploration

The Little Learning Warriors took part in a series of three nature exploration days in Schenley Park and Frick Park. Sponsored by United Way’s Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST), which encompasses a wide range of health-focused practices aimed at getting and ...

17 May
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Afterschool Advocacy Day 2017

On May 10th our Reading & Tech Warrior high school students traveled to the Pennsylvania State Capitol to join in Afterschool Advocacy Day, sponsored by Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) in partnership with the Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance ...

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 ...

22 Mar
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Package the Pringle!

Recently our Little Learning Warriors took on a new challenge in industrial engineering — to design a package that protects a single Pringle chip from breaking when passed through a simulated mail delivery. The students were reminded that there is ...

24 Jan
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Pittsburgh Police volunteer with Little Learning Warriors

In four of our elementary afterschool programs, Pittsburgh Police Officers have been volunteering their time with the Little Learning Warriors.  From Zones 1, 2, 3, and 5, the officers visit, read to, and spend time with the students for one ...

18 Jan
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Teamwork String Challenge

The students at Arlington took on a teamwork challenge with a string tied together at the ends.  Holding hands and standing in an unbroken ring, the goal was to work together to get through the hole created by the string. ...

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