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Wilkins Primary Student Places 1st in WQED Young Writers Contest

Congratulations to Wilkins Primary second grader Brycen Filus for taking first place in the WQED Kids Writer Contest!!  Brycen's story "Maximus: The Zombie Kid" was chosen from over 1000 entries.  To read his story and to see details on the contest, click "Read More".  Great job Brycen!!

Woodland Hills Academy Wins Second Place at K'Nex STEM Design State Championship!! KNEX2018

Congratulations to Cameron Taylor, Elizabeth Geyer, Lena Laubscher, and Ethan Emter for winning Second Place at the K'Nex STEM Design Challenge State Championship! They traveled to Harrisburg on May 18th to compete in the championship.

Public Meeting on Family and Community Engagement Planning Be there

There will be a Public Meeting on Family and Community Engagement Planning for the 2018-2019 school year.  The meeting will be for any persons interested in becoming a part of the Woodland Hills HUGS group.  The meeting will take place  on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Administration Building, 531 Jones Avenue, North Braddock, PA  15l04

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.

Letter for all SENIORS and parents/guardians graduate

It will soon be time for graduation! In order to help you and your family plan for the big day, we have highlighted some important information.  CLICK HERE to check it out!

Summer Food & Fun

Food Fun

Drowsy Chaperone Receives 13 Gene Kelly Award Nominations! gka

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of the Drowsy Chaperone on 13 Gene Kelly Nominations for 12 different awards, including: Best Musical,Best Supporting Actor & Actress, Best Lead Actor, Best Direction

This brings our total to 219 nominations and 104 awards!

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

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

Woodland Hills Kennywood Ticket Sales Kennywood

Click on the flyer for more information on purchasing discounted Kennywood tickets.

Registration Now Open for Woodland Hills Pre-K Counts Program

Woodland Hills School District is accepting registration applications for the Pre-K Counts Program for 2018-2019 school year.  This program is open to residents who live within the boundaries of Woodland Hills SD whose children are four (4) years old by September 1, 2018 AND household income is within 300% of federal poverty level.  See Chart. Registration is in-person and by appointment.  Please contact Central Registration Office at 412-731-1300 x0110 to schedule an appointment.  Central Registration office is located at the Woodland Hills Administration Center at Fairless:  531 Jones Avenue, North Braddock, PA 15104

Central Registration office hours are:   Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE for additional details.

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

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.

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.

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.

CLICK HERE to read more the rest of the article!

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.