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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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Show of Support Between Longtime Rivals PH Shows Support

A huge Thank You to the students of Penn Hills High School for presenting a signed banner to our cheerleaders at the varsity basketball game in support of our district and community.   WTAE's Jackie Cain was quick to notice.  We love our neighbors!  #wolverinestrong

Kindergarten Registration Dates & Times Kindergarten, Here I Come Hi5! Button

Kindergarten registration for 2018-2019 school year.  Child MUST be 5 years old by September 1, 2018.  Click here for more information.

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!  

Academy Sixth Graders Win First and Second Place in Fairchild Challenge #2 Fairchild 2 Winners

We are proud to announce that two teams of Academy sixth grade students won first and second place in Fairchild Challenge #2.  This challenge asked students to create a 3-D paper sculpture of an imaginary flower that had a special adaptation for a real or fictional pollinator. They also had to label the flower, write an explanation of its adaptations and create a bibliography. Click Read More link to see the list of winners and photos.

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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.

Real-World STEM Demonstration at WHJSHS

The students in Dr. Kost’s Math Tech classes obtained real world experience as the Churchill Police Department provided a live demonstration of the VASCAR process.  Officer Chris Lewandowski provided students with an overview of the system and how mathematics plays a role in the process. 

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. 

Wolverine Spirit Wear Now Available WolverineWear

The athletic department has exciting news.  They have officially opened their very own online store for athletic spirit wear.  This location will provide a direct opportunity for students, staff, and community members to purchase shirts, sweats, hats, and various other items.  There are two tiers of pricing.  The basic style of Gilman apparel and the advanced Under Armour apparel.  Please spread the word to all of the Woody High fans that you know.   CLICK HERE to see all the options.

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.

WHHS Rifle Team Wins 4th Straight PA State Title rifle

The Woodland Hills Rifle team finished first in the 16th annual Pennsylvania State Scholastic Team Championships last week.  The Wolverines outshot DIstrict 5 champion Everett by an amazing 7.2 points.  The Wolverines are the first team to win 4 straight PA State Scholastic team championships.  Great job Wolverines!

In addition to the team championship,  Sarah Rodocker finished 2nd in the state individual championships shooting just .3 points behind champion Luke Brambley of Everett High School.

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Interacts With WHHS Students WHISlogo

On December 5, New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Strout visited the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School and spoke with students as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series. Ms. Strout is the author of Olive Kitteridge, for which she received the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. This work was later adapted for television as a miniseries on HBO. She is also the author of The Burgess Boys and My Name is Lucy Barton.