Clubs & Activities

From athletics to chess club, WPSD’s after school program provides students opportunities to participate in various activities and to develop their friendships with deaf and hard-of-hearing peers in an informal setting. Clubs and activities are viewed as equally valued opportunities for social interaction and character building.

Activities include Mighty Mite sports, Little Cubs cheerleaders and Language Lab for younger students. Older students can join the yearbook staff, pottery class, a comprehensive athletic program and the chess team. Other clubs are offered for for those interested in developing leadership skills: Student Body Government (SBG), the Varsity Letter Club and the Girl’s Athletic Association.

There are two gyms and outdoor basketball courts for students to use after school, and of course, the playgrounds, the Children’s Village and a 21-acre campus provide students with abundant outdoor space.

The students enjoy meeting friends at the The Lions Den, an on-campus snack bar, where students can gather and socialize in the evening. Field trips to Pittsburgh-area entertainment sites are also offered to students.

The staff provides the students with a wide spectrum of after-school activities, offering a truly balanced life  while they are in school. In a recent survey, parents listed after-school activities and the opportunity for their children to interact with peers as very important to them.

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