An initiative to develop a MakerSpace at Blue Bell Elementary kicked off this school year and has quickly grown with the support of staff, parents and community members and most recently a $5,600 grant from the Wissahickon Educational Opportunities Foundation (WEOF). The grant will pay for new robot equipment that the students can build and program.
WHS Receives National Recognition for RaKtavists
WHS earned a Promising Practices award from Character.org's Schools of Character program for the RAKtivist (Random Acts of Kindness activists) initiative. This program, facilitated by our TV studio, has students deliver anonymous compliments and a flower to WHS students and staff.
Miss Daisy Places 6th at World Championship
At the FIRST World Championship in Saint Louis the WHS Robotics team 341, "Miss Daisy", placed 6th out of 75 teams in their division with a record of 9 wins in 10 matches. While the team did not win the world championship, they did finish the 2016 season ranked 48th in the World, (48 out of 3,200) placing WHS in the top 2% of all robotics teams worldwide.