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Clairton CASTLE 2016: Mysterious Monday

May 11, 2016 – 2:08 pm | 995 views
IMG_2807 Students at Clairton recorded a radio drama in the vein of such classic films as "Big" or "Freaky Friday," posing the hypothetical question: "What would you do if you switched bodies with your Math teacher?"

Clairton CASTLE 2016: Audio Message Exchange – Episode #1

April 27, 2016 – 10:45 am | 1,015 views
IMG_2794 Over the past three weeks 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from both Pittsburgh King and Clairton have been exchanging audio messages. The two groups have asked and answered a variety of questions, in turn learning a great deal about each other.

Clairton CASTLE 2016: The Tsacdop – “Frozen” Movie Review

March 2, 2016 – 2:16 pm | 799 views
IMG_2628 8th graders at Clairton assembled to record another installment of the student-led podcast, The Tscadop. Their topic this week? The animated film, "Frozen."

Clairton CASTLE 2016: The Tsacdop – Remakes

February 24, 2016 – 1:27 pm | 733 views
IMG_2591 Students at Clairton reassembled to record another installment of the student-led podcast, The Tscadop! Their topic this week? The controversial, seemingly never-ending remaking of comic book properties.

Clairton CASTLE 2016: Radio Plays 101 – Gunsmoke “The Dodge City Killer” Episode #1

February 17, 2016 – 5:02 pm | 764 views
IMG_2513 Students at Clairton continued to experiment with radio dramaturgy, this time by performing part of an episode from the famous western series "Gunsmoke."

Clairton CASTLE 2016: Radio Plays 101 – Dragnet “The Big No Tooth” Episode #1

February 10, 2016 – 4:19 pm | 1,004 views
IMG_2377 Remember radio dramas? Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds," "Gunsmoke," and "The Shadow" are but a few examples of a golden age of radio-based entertainment. Students at Clairton's CASTLE program--after listening to a couple plays--selected and performed part of a "Dragnet" episode... "The Big No Tooth!"

Clairton CASTLE 2016: Transitioning from Middle to High School

February 3, 2016 – 4:17 pm | 673 views
IMG_2321 Middle school students at Clairton were asked to discuss their upcoming graduation and subsequent move to high school.

Clairton CASTLE 2016: A Start of a New Semester, Round Table Story Telling, “Three Things About Me” and the Makey Makey!

January 27, 2016 – 12:36 pm | 757 views
IMG_2302 With the start of a new semester at Clairton School comes a new semester of Radio Club at the CASTLE after school program. It also means new Radio Clubbers!

Clairton CASTLE 2016: A Day in the Life

January 20, 2016 – 12:24 pm | 814 views
IMG_2264 Students at Clairton were asked to write about their typical day--with no detail being too small. "What happens? Where do you go? What do you do? What's the best part of your day?" And, finally, "what's the worst part?"

Clairton CASTLE 2016: My Name

January 13, 2016 – 11:09 am | 785 views
IMG_2179 Students at Clairton were asked: "How did you get your name, what does it mean and how do you feel about it now?" Some were named after locations, others were "Jr"s and almost all wouldn't change their name for anything.