Former WWE, WCW wrestler Virgil, a Wilkinsburg native, dies at 61
Professional wrestling is all about characters and stories " two things Mike Jones is associated with under his wrestling personas. Jones, born in Wilkinsburg and a Pittsburgh area resident most of his life, died Wednesday morning at age 61, according to WWE. Information had been public since 2022 about his
Catt & Tuskegee Airmen Museum
Did you know the Catt &Tuskegee Airmen Museum welcomed community for FREE all month long in honor of Blsck History Month?
What makes this museum even more remarkable, is because it is based in the heart of Wilkinsburg inside the Sherwood Event Center owned by Hosanna House.
Hosanna House has been a staple in the community for years now and continues to educate our community in diverse ways.
The museum is open from 10AM-3PM on weekends.
Center Aviation Technology and Training (CATT) consists of three main elements: a STEM makerspace and flight simulation lab, the Tuskegee Airmen Museum, and indoor and outdoor interactive exhibit spaces for children. The featured museum exhibit "Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight", chronicles the story of African Americans, who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation.
The exhibition expands the learning experience.
The museum includes; cockpit flight trainer, a Land the Plane maze, Wearable Wings, Airport Play table, and an Outdoor Play Space.
Happy 100th Day of School from Kelly Primary
It's time to dress the little ones up with pearls, stockings, dresses, suspenders, and bow ties. It's time to celebrate this milestone in true fashion, because Kelly Primary Elementary School in Wilkinsburg was thrilled about their 100th Day of School!
The 100th day is an important milestone because it means students are more than halfway through the year, as most schools have 180 days in their calendar year. It is also a great occasion to highlight how much children have learned since their academic year began.
A time to have fun! Activities to celebrate 100 days of school are vast and varied. Some schools celebrate with parties, parades and costumes, while others mark the day with fun 100 days of school shirts and outdoor activities like a 100-yard dash or by doing 100 jumping jacks. In many classrooms, teachers will have their students list 100 favorite things and string together 100 paper clips or pieces of popcorn.
Wilkinsburg students were excited to celebrate their academic success, while also recognizing that they're just that much closer to summer break!
Photo credit to Kelly Primary staff.
Wilkinsburg Mayor Speaks to Students
Westinghouse High School students invited Wilkinsburg Mayor Dontae Comans to speak to students on Thursday February 22, 2024.
Students filled the auditorium Thursday afternoon to hear from profound leadership from our city.
Mayor Comans accompanied by his son Beau, took to the podium to not talk politics but to have a heart to heart with teenagers about their future.
"What are your plans for your future? Are you going to college? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What do you want to be when you grow up? These are some of the questions we are bombarded with while in High School. While life after High School can seem scary, take the time to learn yourself and choose whatever path is best for you. For some that may mean college-but they be different for others," Mayor Comans said.
It was open dialogue where students had the opportunity to have Q&A.
It was an engaging and heartfelt conversation.
"Mayor Comans was very relatable. I felt like I was talking to an uncle," Martel Jackson said.
Living Museum with Wilkinsburg 3rd Graders
This past Friday, Ms. Sciullo's 3rd grade English Language Arts class hosted their Black History Living Museum!
Each student embodied a renowned Black figure of their choosing, bringing history to life. Parents and students engaged by conversing with the living exhibits to learn about their remarkable journeys to fame.
As you can see in the picture, this 3rd grader dressed as Mae Jemison.
Students dressed as Michelle Obama, Harriett Tubman, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Misty Copeland, Malcolm X, and more.
"We had so much fun choosing which heroic figure we wanted my grand baby to dress up as. This was an important project to me because I also wanted her to understand the history behind it. This was very exciting and warmed my heart," Brenda Mae Louis.