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2018 WHJSHS Open House Open House

The 2018 Woodland Hills Junior-Senior High School Open House will take place on Thursday 9/27/2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Please join the faculty and staff of WHJSHS as you familiarize yourself with the school and our offerings.

 

College and CareerĀ Fair CCF

The WHHS Annual College and Career Fair will be held in the Jr./Sr. High School Gymnasium on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018.  Over 40 College and Career Programs will be available to assist students with exploring College and Career opportunities available.  

Homecoming Dance HC

Woodland Hills students in grades 9th ,10th ,11th & 12th , it’s time to buy your tickets for the Homecoming Dance on Saturday September 22, 2018 . Tickets will be sold before school in room SA6 September 13th, 14th, 17th, 18th & 19th. Tickets will also be sold after school on September 19th until 3:15. The cost of the ticket is $20.00 per person. There are no refunds once a ticket has been purchased. You MUST have a permission slip filled out and signed by a Parent/guardian before you can purchase a ticket. Permission slips can be picked up outside the gifted office or SA 6. 

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. 

Apology from Superintendent Harris

Superintendent Harris' Apology to the Woodland Hills Community

The 21st Century Prime Time After School Program
Are you a parent of a 7th or 8th grade student?  Does your son or daughter enjoy Art?  Crafts?  Science?  Drumming?  Cooking? Minecraft? Hands-on science projects?  Robotics?
 
If so, the Prime Time STEAM Club (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) offers all of these activities and more!  We are currently registering students for the 2018/2019 school year.    For more details click Learn More.
 
 
Pre-K Counts Registration

Woodland Hills School District is accepting registration applications for the new classroom opening at Woodland Hills Pre-K Counts Program at Edgewood Primary.  This program is free to residents whose children are three and four years old and have a household income within 300% of federal poverty level.  Please contact Renee at 412-731-1300 ext. 0155 regarding registration procedures.

K-8 School Uniform Policy wh logo

Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, the Woodland Hills School District has adopted a uniform policy for all students K-8.  Please review the uniform guidelines.

Class of 2018 Commencement WH

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Click to Watch the Video Replay

 

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.

Great Showing at PPT's Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest Perf Arts

Congratulations to all of our high school students that participated in the Pittsburgh Public Theatre's Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest. Over 1,200 students from more than 90 schools competed, and from those, 11th graders, Isabel Papariella and Keaura Brooks (King), were selected to participate in the finals.12th graders, Sydney Moore and Qasai Smalls, along with 9th grader, Jayson Allen, earned honorable mentions. This marks the fifth time in six years that Woodland Hills has been represented in the finals.

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. 

Best Selling Author Nicola Yoon Interacts With WHHS Students N Yoon

Nicola Yoon, best-selling author of The Sun Is Also a Star and Everything, Everything took part in a video conference with students of Ms. Margie Rehm's literature class.  After reading the author's writings the students were able to interact for nearly an hour with the National Book Award finalist.  

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.