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HS Students share in Vietnam War Symposium WH CV Vietnam

On April 27th, 11th and 12th grade students took part in a symposium on the Vietnam War at Chartiers Valley High School.  Woody High and CV students got to listen and interact with eight veterans from the Vietnam War.

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.

Woodland Hills Summer 2017 Sports Camp Summer Camp

The 2017 Woodland Hills Summer Camps start June 12th.  Please click here for all the information.

Woodland Hills C.A.R.E.S. Open House and the Family Resource Fair family

Dear Parents and Community Members,

Greetings.  We would like to invite you to attend the Annual Woodland Hills C.A.R.E.S. (Connected And Resourceful Engagement with our Schools) Open House and the Family Resource Fair on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Administrative Offices at Fairless.  In an effort to accommodate your schedule, this event will be held from 12:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  This will provide your family with flexibility as you stay connected with the district.

WHHS Spring Musical: SPAMALOT Spamalot icon

The Woodland Hills Department of Performing Arts' spring musical will take place April 28-29 and May 4-6, 2017.  For more details and ticket information CLICK HERE!

WHJSHS 8th Grader named Carson Scholar Carson

Stefan Stratimirovic, an outstanding eighth grader at Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School was recently named a 2017 Carson Scholar.  This honor provides Stefan with a $1000 scholarship toward his post-secondary education, a medal and a certificate commemorating this distinguished recognition.

WHSD Art Show 2017 art show

The 2017 Art Show Opening Reception will be Friday, April 28, 2017 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 29, 2017 from 12:00-1:00 & 6:30-8:00 PM. 

Woodland Hills School Picnic Date is Tuesday, June 27th Kennywood

The Woodland Hills School District's 2017 Kennywood School Picnic is on Tuesday, June 28th

Please click here for more information regarding Kennywood ticket sales

WHSD Budget Update Al

Superintendent Alan Johnson gives an update on the 2017-2018 WHSD Budget process:  CLICK HERE

WHJSHS Parents & Students Need Your Help flyer

Again this year we would like to show our appreciation to the staff at WHJSHS for all they do for our children every day. So the Parent Association is hosting a Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  In order to make the event a success - we need your help.

WHHS Alum Dr. Stephen Esper Interacts With Students Esper

On March 17th, Woodland Hills High School alum and UPMC cardiothoracic anesthesiologist Dr. Stephen Esper interacted with students about his career & their futures as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series.  The 1999 graduate implemented, along with UPMC's Dr. Jennifer Holder-Murray, the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, or ERAS, approach in Pittsburgh.

WHJSHS PSSA Testing Information PSSA

Attention WHJSHS 7th and 8th grade parents and students:

Please note the change in our schedule due to PSSA Testing in April & May. During the dates in which we are testing, 8th grade students will arrive to school at their normal times while 7th grade students will be operating on a two-hour delay.

Testing will take place on the following days:

April 3, 4, 5, 6, 24, 25, 26 and May 1, 2
**Note that on May 1&2, seventh graders will operate on a 2-hour delay schedule but NOT test**

Congratulations to the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team

The boys’ varsity basketball team had an outstanding season, they finished with an overall record of 16-10.  This is the first time since the 2011-2012 season that they qualified for the WPIAL playoffs.  In the playoffs they had impressive victories over perennial powers Mount Lebanon and Fox Chapel. 

School Vaccination Changes and Updates PDH

The PA Department of Health is changing school immunization regulations beginning August 2017.  The new vaccination requirements include 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine, the second given at age 16 or entry into 12th grade.

WHIS Read-a-Thon a Success Read a thon logo

Nearly 500 grade 7-12 students took part in the Woodland Hills Interaction Series' biannual Read-A-Thon on March 8th.  Nineteen WHSD teachers, administrators, school board members filled the school day with excerpts of favorite books along with sharing their love of reading.  In addition,  we had our first student reader and also welcomed WHHS alum Steve Breaston who shared some personal writings with the students.  The Read-A-Thon, now in its 3rd school year, promotes a life long love of reading as the students were introduced to a variety of new authors and writing styles. 

WHHS Students recognized by NTHS tech honor soc

Two WHHS students were honored with induction in the National Technical Honor Society.  Seniors Cameron Fennell and Lizbeth Romero-Ramirez were recognized at a ceremony today at Forbes Road Career and Technical Center in Monroeville.  

EdCamp 2017

Special Thanks to everyone who made this years WH EdCamp a great success.

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.

Duquesne University President Leads Interaction at WHJSHS Ken Gormley

On Monday, February 27, 2017, Dr. Ken Gormley,  President of Duquesne University, addressed the historical significance and legacy of Thurgood Marshall, Charles Hamilton Houston, and the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954. This event was coordinated by Social Studies Department chair Brad Zolnak and produced by Jason Coleman and Kevin McGuire as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series.

WHJSHS Students Excel At PPT Shakespeare Contest PPT logo

Congratulations to Qasai Smalls and Paul Jetter on being selected as finalists in The Pittsburgh Public Theatre’s Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest.  Qasai and Paul, along with several other classmates, put on strong performances in the preliminary round of judging.  

3rd Woodland Hills School District 2017 Budget Workshop

The Woodland Hills School District will hold it's 3rd 2017 Budget Workshop at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in the Media Center of the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School.

Crone Receives Fiesta Bowl Invitation Fiesta Bowl Band Logo

Mr. Thomas Crone, WHHS Band Director has been invited to participate in this year’s Fiesta Bowl Band activities as an adjudicator.   Since 1995 the WHHS Marching Band has performed five times at the Fiesta Bowl Band Field Show and Parade in Phoenix, Arizona.

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.

 

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Holds Master Class PCT logo

In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Finding Neverland’s Connor McRory (swing), held a master class with some cast members of last year’s Peter Pan on Friday, October 21.  Students in attendance learned choreography from Finding Neverland and had the opportunity to ask Mr. McRory questions about acting, his education, and touring experiences.

Poet, Author, and Professor Jim Daniels Interacts With WHJSHS Students Photo of Jim Daniels

Poet, screenwriter, and CMU professor Jim Daniels visited the WHJSHS as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series.  Eighth grade and twelfth grade language arts students as well as creative writing students interacted, wrote, and presented for the world-class writer. 

WHIS Welcomes Best Selling Author Jesse Andrews Author Jesse Andrews

On Wednesday, May 11, the Woodland Hill Interaction Series welcomed New York Timesbestselling author Jesse Andrews. Mr. Andrews is the author of The Haters and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which he adapted into a Sundance Film Festival award-winning feature film. Mr. Andrews spoke with over 100 Woodland Hills students about his educational path, his books, and his craft.