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Legislative Meeting of April 18, 2016 has been reconvened

The April 18, 2018 Legislatiave Meeting has been reconvened to Wednesday, April 25, 2018 for 5:00 PM at the WH Junior/Senior HS Media Center.

PMEA All State Conference Concert PMEA

Congratulations to Jamar Lee for making the All State Wind Ensemble and Maddie Hilf for making the All State Chorus.  Jamar and Maddie are among the top performers in the state and will represent Woodland Hills on Saturday April 21st during the PMEA All State conference concert. 

Presentation of the 2018-2019 General Fund Budget

The Finance Committee Meeting will meet at 5:00 P.M. with a presentation of the 2018-2019 Preliminary General Fund Budget and to seek public input on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School Library Media Center located at 2550 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15221.

Parent information on the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program

To learn more, please click on the link below:

Overview of the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program

New Visitor Management System Raptor Technologies

 

Woodland Hills is pleased to announce that we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our schools to strengthen our program of campus safety for students and faculty. 

WHSD Art Show 2018 art show

The 2018 Art Show Opening Reception will be Friday, April 27, 2018 from 5:30-8:00 PM at the Woodland Hills Junior-Senior High School in the lobby of the new gym.  The Art Show will also be open Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 & 6:30-8:00 PM. 

Woodland Hills Academy Fifth Grade Students Win National Competition! Geo Winners 2018

Congratulations to the Woodland Hills Academy fifth grade students that competed in the National Geographic Geo Challenge Regional Competition in Harrisburg on April 6, 2018.  The BAM (Beluga's Aid to Migration) Team (Raven Dean, Lillian Divelbiss, Ethan Emter, and Owen Phillips) were named the overall regional champtions.  The STOP (Synthetic Tusk Operation Pill) Team (Isabella Caldwell, Carmella DeVore, Lena Laubscher, Leila Nestico, and Isabele Wilson) were given the award for Best Teamwork.

2018-2019 Kindergarten Enrollment Hi5!, Kindergarten Here I Come

Do you know a child who will be 5 on or before September 1, 2018?  If so, this child is eligible for Kindergarten.  Register Now!  Please call Central Registration Office at 412-731-1300 ext. 0110 to schedule an appointment for enrollment.  Office hours for student registration is Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

H.U.G.S 1st ANNUAL EGGstravaganza eggs

The HUGS Eggstravaganza held on Sunday, March 25 was a wonderful event. WH families enjoyed many activities including an egg hunt, a hopstacle course, jellybean roulette, a duck pond, some literacy activities, face painting, an egg stacking STEAM activity, a butterfly art station, an egg toss, a baseball toss, and many rounds of jelly bean BINGO with the superintendent. The children had an eggcellent time!

Special Education Plan Report Spec-Ed

 

The District's Special Education Plan Report has recently been completed. This plan will be on display for public review and comment from 3/28/18 through 4/24/18. Click here to read plan report.

Congressman Doyle Visits WHJSHS FBLA Doyle 2

Congressman Mike Doyle spoke to Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and AP Economics students about Financial Literacy and the stock market Monday, March 26.

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.

Tech for Tots tech

The WHSD held its annual Tech for Tots on Feb 28th to showcase how we are integrating technology and STEM initiatives with our younger students

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.

2018 Spring Musical: The Drowsy Chaperone Drowsy

Woodland Hills High School Department of Performing Arts is excited to present The Drowsy Chaperone this spring! The Drowsy Chaperone opened on Broadway in 2006 and won five Tony awards.  This “musical within a comedy” breaks the fourth wall to bring you all of the hallmarks of a great musical comedy: spit takes, comic gangsters, mistaken identities, and a “drowsy” chaperone!  The Drowsy Chaperone  hits the stage of the Thomas G. Crone Auditorium at Woodland Hills High School April 27, 28 and May 3, 4, and 5!  Tickets are now available at https://www.showclix.com/event/the-drowsy-chaperone or at our box office!
 

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. 

WHSD EDCamp 2018 edcamp

The 3rd annual WHSD EDCamp took place on Feb 16, 2018. Watch some highlights from this day of professional learning.  Special Thanks to everyone who made this day a success.

 

Woodland Hills Students Attend Pens Practice Pens

On Monday, February 5, Woodland Hills students from thoughout the district attended the Pittsburgh Penguins Open Practice. This event was a reward for students based on their good behavior and grades. Students in 7th grade also wrote an essay about why they wanted to experience the Open Practice.

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.  

WHHS Senior Awarded for Poetry King Award 2018

Senior Creative Writing student Andre Hilliard was awarded “Best in School” for his poem, “From Birth” by the Carnegie Mellon University Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards. Andre attended the awards ceremony at CMU with his Creative Writing teacher Mr. John Danchisko, and Andre was honored alongside high school and university writers from around the region.

Pitt Conflict Resolution Taught at WHI Pitt C.M.

The University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work is training a new crop of fifth- and sixth-graders to become leaders in their school by helping their peers to resolve conflicts.

Pitt staff social worker Shawn Thomas, based at the Woodland Hills Intermediate School in the east end of Pittsburgh, recently worked with students from that school who were assembled on the 20th floor of the Cathedral of Learning.

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WHHS FBLA Wins Big at St. Vincent College FBLA logo

Future Business Leaders of America participated in the 2017 FBLA Regional Competition at St. Vincent College on December 19th. Six members brought home trophies. Kyle Fogarty took second place in Help Desk, Meghan Reichert placed second and Romera Powell placed third in Intro to FBLA,  Brianna McDonald placed second in Intro to Health Care Administration,  Alaina Fawcett placed second in Intro to Business Communications, and Jerome Hall took first in Economics. All six winners are now qualified to represent Woodland Hills at the FBLA State Competition in Hershey in April.  Congratulations to all!  

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.

Read-A-Thon a Success WHIS

Nearly 500 grade 7-12 students took part in the Woodland Hills Interaction Series' biannual Read-A-Thon on November 2nd.  Sixteen WHSD teachers, administrators, school board members filled the school day with excerpts of favorite books along with sharing their love of reading.  The Read-A-Thon, now in its 4th school year, promotes a life long love of reading as the students were introduced to a variety of new authors and writing styles. 

WHHS Again A Bronze Medalist by U.S. News & World Report Bronze 17

Congratulations to Woodland Hills High School on earning their fourth straight Bronze Medal by U.S. News & World Report.

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. Other local Bronze Medal schools include Gateway and Kiski Area.