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WHHS Parent/Teacher Conferences Parent-Teacher Conferences

The final parent/teacher conference day of the 2019-2020 school year will take place for the Woodland Hills Senior High School on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 9:00 am-4:30 pm.  Staff will have scheduled lunch between 12:00-1:00pm. There will be NO SCHOOL for WHSD students on Thursday, February 13th or Friday, February 14th.   

Harlem Wizards VS Wolverine Dream Team

Harlem Wizards VS Wolverine Dream Team

WHHS Students of the Month SOTM

Congratulations to our WHHS Students of the Month:  Kerian Martinez Pitre & Kendell Jenkins

Order Your 2019-2020 WHHS Yearbook Yearbook

Time to buy a Woodlander Yearbook. You ONLY have until February 21st! 

CLICK HERE for a purchase form and more information.

If you have any questions, see Mr. Beard in SA 6! 

 

WHHS TEACHER OF THE MONTH: DECEMBER TOTM

Congratulations to the WHHS Teacher of the Month for December:  Mr. Andrew Heffner

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.

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.

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". 

Yearbook Senior Ads Senior Ads

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

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. 

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.

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.