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WHJSHS Students Take Part in Pittsburgh Kindness Day Kindness day

Woodland Hills Junior-Senior High School Future Business Leaders of America, and varsity football players and cheerleaders spread kindness on the streets of Pittsburgh.

CMU Professor & Poet Inspires WHJSHS Students Jim Daniels

On Monday, November 5, Carnegie Mellon University professor and poet Jim Daniels visited Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School. Mr. Daniels is the founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Writing Awards and a former guest of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series. During his visit, he met with students in Ms. Kayla Clair's Creative Writing classes to discuss the awards and encourage students to submit entries.

7th Annual WHJSHS Giving Tree Giving Tree

For the 7th year, Woodland Hills Jr./Sr. High School is partnering with FamilyLinks for the holiday season.  Please consider taking a card from our Giving Tree in the main lobby.  Your generosity will benefit local senior citizens without family and recently home-insecure people of all ages.  Please attach the card to your gift and return it to the Woodland Hills Jr./Sr. High School by Wednesday, December 5th.

Coach Bostard Named Steelers High School Coach of the Week Steelers COTW

Congratulations to Wolverine head football coach Tim Bostard who was selected as the winner of the Steelers High School Coach of the Week for the Wolverines' huge upset victory over Mars last week in the WPIAL AAAAA playoffs!

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Embrace Diversity - Love Beats Hate ALWAYS

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Acclaimed Author Visits Woodland Hills anjali

On Wednesday, October 24, author Anjali Sachdeva visited the Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series. Ms. Sacheva is the author of the short story collection All the Names They Used for God. This collection has been called “strange and wonderful” by a reviewer for The New York Times. Her stories bend genres and open her readers to worlds both known and unknown. Ms. Sachdeva currently teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh.

WHJSHS 7th Grade Students Use Escape room To Learn Algebra Sisk ER 4

This morning, Ms. Sisk’s 7th grade Intro to Algebra class tried to “Escape Chapter 3” before time ran out!  Each of 8 “locks”could only be opened by solving six multi-step equations!

WHJSHS Students Interact With National Book Award Winning Author Neal Shusterman N Shusterman

On Monday, October 15, students at the Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School interacted with National Book Award winning author Neal Shusterman. To prepare for this interaction, a group of students in grades 7-12 read Mr. Shusterman's latest novel, Dry.

WH Students Recognized at Voter Registration Rally Vote!

On Tuesday, September 25, Woodland Hills students were recognized during the National Voter Registration Day Rally at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. This national event, called When We All Vote, featured speakers including Tom Hanks, Josh Dobbs, Jim Rooney, James Conner, and Kiya Tomlin. Additionally, a student speaker from the University of Pittsburgh acknowledged Woodland Hills' students success with pop-up voter registration events held at the high school.

WHJSHS Students Honor September 11th With Virtual Tour of Flight 93 Memorial VR Experiences at WHJSHS

Students at Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School honored the memory of September 11, 2001 by experiencing a virtual reality (VR) tour of the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA. The tour, published by Google for their Expeditions app and viewed by students worldwide,  was created by Mr. Kevin McGuire, Jason Coleman and Mr. Justin Rodrigues of the WHJSHS. 

2018-2019 WHSD Building Start Times Start Times

The start time for the Jr/SR High School is 20 minutes later to ensure the safety and welfare of our students traveling to school at such an early hour.  The other buildings will be 15 minutes later to accommodate the bus schedules.  The Rankin Promise School will remain on their current schedule.  CLICK HERE to see the details.

Legendary Actress Carol Burnett Rehearses with WHHS Grad at Her Show in Pittsburgh Carol Burnett

Fourteen Point Park University sports, arts and entertainment management students met award-winning, renowned actress and comedian Carol Burnett while working as mic handlers at her Heinz Hall show May 6 in Pittsburgh.  

Keely Sapienza, a senior SAEM major from Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh, was one of the students who worked at the show.

The Drowsy Chaperone Receives 6 Gene Kelly Awards; 13 Nominations! gka

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of the Drowsy Chaperone on 6 Gene Kelly Awards including the coveted BEST MUSICAL!

This brings our total to 219 nominations and 110 awards!

The Gene Kelly Awards show took place on May 26th at the Benedum Center.

Congratulations to all students, Mr. Crone and his crew!

Pretty Little Liars Creator Rocks the WHIS Sara Shepard

On Friday, May 4, the Woodland Hills Interaction Series hosted New York Times bestselling author Sara Shepard. Ms. Shepard is the author of many books including the Pretty Little Liars series, which was adapted for television by ABC Family. In her interaction with our students, Ms. Shepard shared her writing process and advice for becoming a writer. "Be open to everything," she said. "Ideas are everywhere." Participation for this interaction was open to all students in grades 8-12. Their enthusiasm for Ms. Shepard and her work was palpable - she graciously signed autographs and posed for pictures with her adoring fans! 

Read-A-Thon a Huge Success READ A THON

On Wednesday, March 14, the Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School Library Media Center hosted its biannual Read-a-Thon. Teachers, administrators, community members, and students read sections of their favorite books aloud in the library to promote literacy. Over 500 students in 25 English classes were in the audience for this day long event.

Community Engagement at WHJSHS Tcreek

Seniors at Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School learned their local history this week by meeting with adults in the community who had a hand in creating it.  Over three dozen community members and municipal officials came together for an oral history project set in motion by English teacher Lisa Silverman.

Joe Wos Interacts with WHJSHS Students Joe Wos

On Wednesday, February 21, the Woodland Hills Interaction Series hosted professional cartoonist Joe Wos. Mr. Wos shared his experiences working as an artist with a group of art students. He is a graduate of the first graduating class of Woodland Hills High School, the class of 1988. Since the age of fourteen, Mr. Wos has worked as a professional cartoonist and his work has been displayed in museums around the world. 

Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Egan at WHHS JE

On December 4, New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan visited the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School and spoke with students as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series. Ms. Egan is the author of A Visit From The Goon Squad, for which she received the Pulitzer Prize in 2011. She is also the author of The Keep and The Invisible Circus.