We've had some great After School sessions so far with the students at Perry High School. Check out some of their ideas, opinions, and conversations thus far this school year - and be sure to check back as work is added to their playlist!
On October 16th, renowned author Sherman Alexie visited Pittsburgh Perry for a Q&A forum with students and read selections his #1 New York Times bestselling novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary. …
Brashear High School students celebrated International Women's Day (and Women's History Month!) by talking about special women in their lives.
On May 16, 2017, Pittsburgh Perry Students Kara Anderson, Chereigna Jones, and Robert Hawkins hosted a live stream from Pittsburgh Perry Community Day, a part of Remake Learning Days.
During the 2016/2017 school year, students in the broadcasting class at Pittsburgh Perry in association with the Young Preservationist Association and SLB Radio, learned about the history of the Northside, as well as holding discussions about their neighborhoods and communities.
On Friday, April 21st from 9 to 11 AM, Westinghouse students took to the streets with gloves and garbage bags to clean up the trash around their school. This group of ninth graders were are part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project, a program that encourages students to express themselves and identify issues in their community they wish to change. In this case, students were concerned by the amount of garbage and litter in the neighborhood around their school, and decided to create an event to help change that.
With Pittsburgh Public Schools looking like it may declare itself a "sanctuary" school district (which became official shortly thereafter), Brashear students discussed what that status would mean to their school and to their peers - a conversation that is particularly applicable because of Brashear's large population of students who speak English as a second language.
Students at both Pittsburgh King and Clairton Middle School continued to send each other audio messages these past two weeks, asking about their school cafeteria food, school basketball teams, and what is the best place in their neighborhood?
From 05/07/2016: Mark Rogalsky previews Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh's next match-up at Pittsburgh Allderdice, 5/14 at 10am.
Middle schoolers at Pittsburgh King revisited the radio studio, this time writing character biographies for their very own super hero alter-egos (names, powers, weaknesses). The students then told the story of their dramatic origins, as well as that of their arch-villain's!