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WBASD Logo Kindergarten Registration 2018-2019 School Year
Please see the attached flyer for information regarding Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 school year. 
First grade orthopedists First Grade Orthopedists in Mrs. Payne's PLTW STEM Class
Students in Mrs. Payne’s PLTW Stem class work on a unit called Structure and Function of the Human Body.  In this unit the children read a story where a character, Angelina, falls off the monkey bars and hurts her arm.  Students follow Angelina’s case as they progress through the module, learning about the relationship between structure and function in the human body.  We investigated major structures, or organs, within the body. We discussed the function of each organ. This activity challenges the students to put together a model X-ray of a hand.  Students will do an inquiry investigation to understand why each of our fingers are made up of more than one bone. Finally, students will work through an engineering design process to design and build a cast for Angelina.   
Pstrak's class eats at Gerrys pizza Mohawk Blend - Venturing out into the Community!
Ms. Pstrak’s 5th grade students have good taste when it comes to pizza! After a grueling year of working behind the counter in Kistler’s own in-building, Mohawk Blend Coffee Shop, the students took to the streets to learn what else their community has to offer. These students got to meet the owners and get a behind the scenes tour of this pizzeria. They were shown different machines and supplies that are needed to run a pizza shop efficiently. The students were even able to make their own -Mini Pie- with the choice of regular or sweet sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. The staff at Gerry’s Pizza was amazing and the students really enjoyed learning about another job in the community. If your ordering pizza.... we throughly recommend you order from Gerry’s!!!! 
Superhero PSSA pep rally Kistler's PSSA Pep Rally - "Unleash the Super Student in You!"
Kistler 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students participated in our annual PSSA Pep Rally and Breakfast on April 4 and April 6. This year's theme was a Super Hero theme - "Unleash the Super Student in You."  Check out the photos of the fun and learning we had during our pep rallies!  
Rif wizard UGI RIF Program - Reading Wizard Visits First Grade
On Monday, March 26th, our friends from UGI came for the second time this year to distribute books to first grade students. Erin, a UGI employee, read a Clifford book to each class. The reading wizard came to share his love of reading with all students.  
Kistler students compete at King's stem event K'Nex STEM Design Challenge Regional Competition at King's College
Teams of 5th and 6th grade students participated in King's College and LIU 18's  K'Nex STEM Design Challenge competition on March 23, 2018. Congratulations to our Kistler students who represented us at this STEM event.  
PSSA logo 2018 PSSA Testing Information
April 9-13, 2018- English Language Arts - 3 Sections - Grades 3,4,5,6
April 16-20, 2018- Mathematics - 2 Sections - Grades 3,4,5,6 
April 23-27, 2018- Science -  2 Sections- Grade 4 
Dr. David W. Kistler Elementary
301 Old River Road
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Main Office: 570-826-7230
Office Fax: 570-819-5070 
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Mon Apr 23 2018
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