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Articles in Pittsburgh Public Schools

YES: MACS Shoe Drive

April 9, 2016 – 10:55 am | 767 views
IMG_1142 From 04/09/2016: Attallah Moore (13), Amira Jackson (13), and Siani Adams (14) of Manchester Academic Charter School talking about their class shoe drive. Pickup locations include Manchester Youth & Development Center, Fox Chapel Yacht Club, and the Thelma Lovette YMCA.

Pittsburgh King 2016: The Maltese Falcon

March 29, 2016 – 11:34 am | 1,024 views
IMG_2692 Middle school students from Pittsburgh King returned to the Saturday Light Brigade radio studio to record the hair-raising opening from the film noir classic, "The Maltese Falcon."

Pittsburgh King 2016: Studio Visit

March 15, 2016 – 6:00 pm | 686 views
slb18 Students from Pittsburgh King Radio Club visit the SLB studio and talk about their favorite cartoon shows and movies.

Pittsburgh King 2016: The Nathan & Rydell Show! – Football

March 8, 2016 – 11:37 am | 1,182 views
IMG_2654 Tune in to the inaugural episode of the Nathan & Rydell Show! They're two 8th graders at Pittsburgh King with a tremendous passion for all things sport. On this week's show they discuss some of the best players from this past football season, predict next season's AFC/NFC Champions, and breakdown Peyton Manning's retirement and his place in NFL history.

Pittsburgh King 2016: Radio Plays 101 – Escape! “The Abominable Snowman” Episode #1

February 23, 2016 – 12:15 pm | 653 views
IMG_2553 Students at Pittsburgh King performed the first third of an "Escape!" radio drama, "The Abominable Snowman!"

Pittsburgh King 2016: “Three Things About Me”

February 2, 2016 – 1:52 pm | 686 views
IMG_2311 For our first day of After School with Radio Club, we learned a bit about each other by sharing Three Things about ourselves.

Pittsburgh King After School 2015-16: My Neighborhood

December 1, 2015 – 11:34 am | 839 views
IMG_1962 After School Radio Club students at Pittsburgh King participated in a round table discussion about their neighborhoods--what they about them liked, what they didn't like, and what they would change.

Pittsburgh King After School 2015-16: “What’s Important to Me”

November 10, 2015 – 2:22 pm | 630 views
IMG_1861 Students at Pittsburgh King were given a variety of writing prompts ranging from: "What would you change if you were president?" to "What is an important issue in your life?" After writing, they then made these recordings. One student even recorded a brief preview of a TV script she had written in her spare time!

Pittsburgh King After School 2015-16: Three Things About Me

October 6, 2015 – 11:49 am | 852 views
On our first day of Radio Club, students at Pittsburgh King were asked: "How would others describe you?"

#WeArePPS: A Back to School Event

August 28, 2015 – 10:59 am | 981 views
In partnership with A+ Schools, WAMO 100 and Familylinks, Pittsburgh Public Schools hosted its annual back to school event. #WeArePPS: A Back to School event was designed to equip participating families with the resources necessary to achieve a healthy start to the 2015-2016 school year.