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2019 Performing Arts Workshop: Miss Saigon

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WHHS Winter Concerts Winter Concerts 2019

Come join us for two nights of holiday music by the WHHS Department of Performing Arts December 18 and 19.  Shows start at 7:00 pm each night.  CLICK HERE for the details.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards MLK

An entry by senior Johnna Hill, a student in Mr. DeIuliis' Creative Writing class, was awarded Best of School in this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards competition. Johnna will be recognized at a ceremony held on Carnegie Mellon University's campus on Monday, January 20. CMU professor Jim Daniels visited Mr. Amato DeIuliis' creative writing class earlier this year to introduce the competition and encourage the students to use their experiences to write their entries.

High School Principal Uses Social Media To Change His School's "Rep" logo

Principal Dr. Phillip Woods has made it his mission to tell the world about the great things that are happening at our High School, one Facebook post at a time.

Click Here to read the story

WHHS Staff Appreciation Sign Up SAL

We are looking for some great bakers, shoppers and volunteers to help us put together a wonderful spread of baked goods for the WHHS faculty and staff on December 18th. Click the link to learn more and sign up!  Thank you!

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PHEAA Financial Aid Seminars PHEAA

Senator Jim Brewster and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) are hosting two Financial Aid Seminars in January 2020. These are especially helpful for any one who missed seminars this fall/winter.  These seminars will take place at Penn State Greater Allegheny in McKeesport and CCAC South in West Mifflin.

Woodland Hills Music Department Alumni Perform pic

Mr. Thomas Crone, Music Department Chairperson, was front and center for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to witness two Woodland Hills Music Department Alumni perform.  Clayton Cornelious (pictured here) performed with the cast of Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations.  Amaya Thomas performed with the Morgan State Magnificent Marching Machine.

WHHS Staff "Lunch and Learn" EAP

The first WHHS Staff "Lunch and Learn" was held Friday, 11/22/19, in the Library Media Center.  Interested staff enjoyed their lunch in the library while LYTLE EAP serves presented short sessions on the topic of "Work/Life Balance". 

Title 1 Parent Advisory Committee

The Woodland Hills School District is constantly in the process of reviewing and updating the components of its Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement policy.  We are seeking additional parents from each of our elementary buildings, intermediate, and high school to serve on a district level parent advisory committee.  This committee meets during the year with the purpose of meaningful dialog that will support effective parent involvement and strengthen student academic achievement.

Yearbook Senior Ads Senior Ads

For information on Senior Ads for the 2019-2020 Woodlander Yearbook:  CLICK HERE

WHHS TEACHER OF THE MONTH: NOVEMBER TOTM

Congratulations to the WHHS Teacher of the Month for November:  Ms. Jodi Blasi

Attention Seniors: Cap & Gown Orders

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WHIS Welcomes Rachael Lippincott as 25th Guest Rachel Lippincott

On Wednesday, October 23, the Woodland Hills Interaction Series hosted #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachael Lippincott - our 25th guest and 10th New York Times bestselling author in six years. Her book, Five Feet Apart, tells the story of teens with cystic fibrous. The book's film adaptation was released earlier this year. Ms. Lippincott shared insights about her life as a writer and advice for students pursuing careers in the humanities. 

WHHS Marching Band and Images band

Congratulations to the WHHS Marching Band & Images on a great TOB Ch. 8 Championships performance! Scoring an 80.5, they also earned awards in General Effect Music and Ensemble Visual. Special congratulations to our Images for winning Best Colorguard in class 4-Open and senior section leader, Katie Hoener, for winning a $1000 scholarship! #eyeswithpride

New York Times Bestselling Author Visits Woodland Hills WHIS

New York Times bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes spoke with students from the Woodland Hills Intermediate School and Woodland Hills High School.   The joint venture was produced as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series and provided by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures.

Dr. Rhodes is a New York Times bestselling author. She has been awarded the American Book Award and the Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award. She is the author of Ghost Boys, Towers Falling, and the Louisiana Girls children’s book trilogy, which includes Ninth Ward, Sugar, and Bayou Magic. Dr. Rhodes is also the author of the memoir Porch Stories: A Grandmother’s Guide to Happiness.

2019-2020 WHHS Student Handbook WHHS Student Handbook

The 2019-2020 Woodland Hills High School Student Handbook can be viewed here:  CLICK HERE

2019-2020 WHSD SCHOOL CALENDAR 19-20 WHSD Calendar

Have you reviewed your copy of the 2019-2020 WHSD Calendar?   Make sure you have all the important dates in advance by CLICKING HERE!

Pittsburgh's Best Authors Visit Woodland Hills High School WHIS Logo

Recently NEXTPittsburgh published the "13 Pittsburgh authors you really should be reading this summer" and three of the top authors visited Woodland Hills High School as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series' 2018-2019 season.  Yona Harvey, Anjali Sachdeva, and Damon Young all visited WHHS and allowed our students to extend the classroom to these events.

Attention 7th/8th grade parents 7th8thGrade

Attention 7th/8th grade parents:

All 7th and 8th graders must wear approved uniforms daily and are not permitted to have phones in their possession during the school day.   Please review this with your student.

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! 

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.