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Holiday Resources snip

Here are some useful Holiday Resources for the family!

Click here for details

Superintendent letter on lead in the WHSD Lead

Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Harris on lead in the WHSD.   CLICK HERE

2nd Annual Midnight Madness

Special thanks to all who made this a fun event. Go Wolverines! Best of Luck this season!

Winter Concerts concerts

Please come the WHSD Department of Performing Arts this December.  Click to view all of our upcoming events.

View the School Board Legislative Meeting Live !

Airing at 7:00pm the Legislative Setting Board Meeting will be broadcasted live.

Click Here to View

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

Kindergarten registration for 2019-2020 school year.  Child MUST be 5 years old by September 1, 2019.  Click here for more information.

EDUCATOR’S APPRECIATION PARTY Party

.Join us on December 6th as we celebrate the people that work every day to build a better future! Being in education is not easy, but it’s so important and that’s why we wanted to thank you all for what you do every day and give you a little fun

Woodland Hills Performing Arts Department Presents: 12 Angry Jurors 12 Angry Jurors

The Woodland Hills Performing Arts Department is proud to present 12 Angry Jurors! Experience the classic, gripping drama of American justice that explores the pursuit of truth and the courage it takes to stand alone in defense of what one believes.

Join us December 6, 7, 8 at 7:30 pm and December 8 at 2:00 pm in the Jr./Sr. High Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $8.

Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School After-School Activities Cancelled - 11/28/2018
Nominate an outstanding employee Golden Apple

 

 

 Help us celebrate the significant role our employees have in our lives by nominating them for a Golden Apple award.

HUGS 1st Annual Turkey Trot trot

Special Thanks to all who made this event a huge success!

Junior/Senior High School After School Activities Cancelled - 11/27/18

Junior/Senior High School After School Activities Cancelled - 11/27/18

Oprah's Book Club Author Interacts with Woodland Hills Students Tayari Jones

On November 19, New York Times bestselling author Tayari Jones visited Woodland Hills to discuss her books and career with our students as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series. Ms. Jones is the author of four books and her latest novel, An American Marriage, was selected for Oprah's Book Club.

Intergenerational Tutoring

Share your love of reading as you help a child develop a positive self image and a motivation to read and communicate.

Oasis has partnered with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, the Pittsburgh Public Schools and Woodland Hills School District to support OASIS tutoring in Pittsburgh. Volunteers tutor children one-on-one.
 
For information, contact John Spehar at jdspehar@oasisnet.org or
(412) 393-7648.
WHJSHS Evacuation Drill Scheduled For Monday 11/12/2018

Dear WHJSHS Parents/Guardians:

In an effort to keep all of our children safe, the Woodland Hills School District has adopted the A.L.I.C.E. strategy for lockdown and evacuation procedures. A.L.I.C.E. uses technology and information so that staff and students can make informed decisions in a crisis, remove as many people as possible from the danger zone, and provide realistic training so that those involved in a crisis have a better chance of surviving.

Please read this letter that includes information on an evacuation drill following the ALICE procedures that will take place on Monday, November 12 in collaboration with the Churchill Police Department.

7th Annual WHJSHS Giving Tree Giving Tree

For the 7th year, Woodland Hills Jr./Sr. High School is partnering with FamilyLinks for the holiday season.  Please consider taking a card from our Giving Tree in the main lobby.  Your generosity will benefit local senior citizens without family and recently home-insecure people of all ages.  Please attach the card to your gift and return it to the Woodland Hills Jr./Sr. High School by Wednesday, December 5th.

Gwen's Girls Gwens Girls Logo

Gwen’s Girls has been empowering girls and young women in Allegheny County since 2002. They enrich their lives with programs and services that expose them to all of the world’s possibilities.

Free after school program for all girls, ages 8-13

3rd ANNUAL FEAST FOR PEACE

3rd Annual Feast for PeaceAunt Cheryl's Cafe and The East Borough NAACP's 3rd Annual Feast for Peace

Embrace Diversity - Love Beats Hate ALWAYS

Embrace Diversity

CV vs WH Football footbaLL
Acclaimed Author Visits Woodland Hills anjali

On Wednesday, October 24, author Anjali Sachdeva visited the Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series. Ms. Sacheva is the author of the short story collection All the Names They Used for God. This collection has been called “strange and wonderful” by a reviewer for The New York Times. Her stories bend genres and open her readers to worlds both known and unknown. Ms. Sachdeva currently teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh.

2nd Annual WH HUGS Trunk or Treat hugs

Special Thanks to everyone who made the Trunk or Treat a huge success!  Happy Halloween!

2018 Woodland Hills HUGS Turkey Trot Turkey Trot

Please join us for a fun family friendly morning for runners and walkers of all experience levels.
Both a 5K race and a one mile fun run/walk, means there will be something for everyone!
Saturday, November 17 ● 9AM ● Woodland Hills HS

 

Click Here For More Information

Trunk-or-Treat Bus Information Trunk-or-Treat
Woodland Hills High School Class of 1998 20 Year Reunion

Click the link below for information on the Woodland Hills High School 20 Year Class Reunion.

https://www.whhsclassof1998.com/

Kiski vs WH - Football Oct 5 wh football
Kick Out Cancer Charity Soccer Game Soccer

The Woodland Hills Girls Soccer team is playing soccer and raising funds during the Kick Out Cancer Charity Soccer Game. Join us on Monday, October 8 at 6:30 at the Wolvarena. Click the link for more information.

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 Involvement policy.  We are seeking additional parents from each of our elementary buildings, intermediate, and junior / senior high 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.

WH Students Recognized at Voter Registration Rally Vote!

On Tuesday, September 25, Woodland Hills students were recognized during the National Voter Registration Day Rally at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. This national event, called When We All Vote, featured speakers including Tom Hanks, Josh Dobbs, Jim Rooney, James Conner, and Kiya Tomlin. Additionally, a student speaker from the University of Pittsburgh acknowledged Woodland Hills' students success with pop-up voter registration events held at the high school.

WH Band Night wh band

All current 6th-8th grade band students are invited to join our WHHS Marching Band on the field for the pregame and halftime shows and to sit with the band in the stands during the WH v. Kiski game on Friday, Oct 5.  Students must attend with an adult. Adults must purchase a ticket to the game. Tickets may be purchased at the WH Athletic Office at the High School in advanced or at the gate on game day. Please meet in the scoreboard end zone at 6pm.

Tournament of Bands WHHS Marching Band Classic wh band

The Tournament of Bands Woodland Hills High School Marching Band Classic
comes to the Wolvarena on Saturday, October 6th at 6pm! 
Join us for a night a great performances and food to support the Marching Band and Images Visual Ensemble! 

WHJSHS Preschool Information PreSchool Logo

The Woodland Hills High School offers a free preschool program through its Child Development Program.  Parents of children who are 3-5 years old and live within the Woodland Hills School District are invited to register their children.  The program is offered three days per week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, for eight weeks for 2 separate sessions.

No School 9-27 / 9-28 no school

Students will have NO SCHOOL Thurs Sept 27 and Friday Sept 28

Open House open house

Fall Open House Times

Edgewood / Wilkins / Academy - Wed 9/26/2018 from 6:30-8:30

Jr/Sr High / Rankin Promise- Thurs 9/27/2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm

Baldwin vs WH - Homecoming 9-21-18 football
USC vs WH Football - 9-14-18 football
Turtle Creek School Bus Incident

Turtle Creek School Bus Incident

Apology from Superintendent Harris

Superintendent Harris' Apology to the Woodland Hills Community

United Way "Be There" campaign takes aim at school attendance! Be There

United Way's "Be There" initiative is aimed at reducing chronic absenteeism which can result from excused absences--not just unexcused absences. Both types of absences can cause a child to fall behind in their learning and ultimately lead to long-term problems

K-3 Parents, sign up to receive customized text messages for absent or chronically truant students.

Woodrow Wilson vs WH wh football
Transportation Information bus

 

Due to implementation of a new transportation software program transportation information has been delayed for some students. Updates will be provided as soon as possible.  Please contact your school or bus@whsd.net if you did not receive information for your student.  Be sure to provide the names of your students, their schools, and verify your address in your email.  Thank you for your patience.

Pre-K Counts Registration

Woodland Hills School District is accepting registration applications for the new classroom opening at Woodland Hills Pre-K Counts Program at Edgewood Primary.  This program is free to residents whose children are three and four years old and have a household income within 300% of federal poverty level.  Please contact Renee at 412-731-1300 ext. 0155 regarding registration procedures.

The 21st Century Prime Time After School Program
Are you a parent of a 7th or 8th grade student?  Does your son or daughter enjoy Art?  Crafts?  Science?  Drumming?  Cooking? Minecraft? Hands-on science projects?  Robotics?
 
If so, the Prime Time STEAM Club (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) offers all of these activities and more!  We are currently registering students for the 2018/2019 school year.    For more details click Learn More.
 
 
Special Board Meeting wreath

The Woodland Hills School District Board of Directors is hereby giving notice of its intent to hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, August 23, 2018 for General Business Matters.  The meeting will be held at the Administration Building, 531 Jones Avenue, North Braddock, PA 15104 beginning at 5:00 p.m.

 

New Superintendent Superintendent

The Woodland Hills school board on Wednesday appointed James P. Harris Jr. as the district’s new Superintendent.  Click here for news story

New Visitor Management System Raptor Technologies

 

Woodland Hills is pleased to announce that we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our schools to strengthen our program of campus safety for students and faculty. 

Trunk-or-Treat 2018 Trunk-or-Treat

We are hosting our 2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 21st (October 28 rain date) in the Woodland Hills Jr./Sr. High School parking lot! This H.U.G.S. (Helping Unconditionally and Giving Support) event provides an opportunity for families in the Woodland Hills community to enjoy a safe and free trick-or-treating experience!  The parking lot will be transformed into candy stations where groups can decorate their cars and pass out candy from their trunks.  The day will end with the awarding of the highly coveted “Trunk-or-Treat” trophy.  Trunks will be judged on presentation & creativity by our special guest judges!

Commission Update presented by the Board Wreath

There will be a Commission Report update presented by the Board of School Directors on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the WHJSHS Media Center at 6:00 PM.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL COMMUNITY DAY Back to School

 

 

 

 

Fun For The Whole Family!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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WOODLAND HILLS Jr./Sr. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER FIELD.

Woodland Hills School District Mourns candle

The Woodland Hills School District mourns the loss of Tyrelle Bowyer, an incoming 10th grade student at Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School.

Meet the Superintendent Candidates wreath

The Board intends to bring two candidates for the Superintendent position before our stakeholders on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Board Room at the Administration Building.  All are welcome!

K-8 School Uniform Policy wh logo

Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, the Woodland Hills School District has adopted a uniform policy for all students K-8.  Please review the uniform guidelines.

1st ANNUAL CHURCHILL COMMUNITY DAY Community Day

SATURDAY AUGUST 11th
11am to 4pm

Click Here For More Info

Facilities Committee Meeting wreath

There will be a Facilities Committee Meeting held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the Board Room at the Administration Building.

Board of Directors Special Meeting Meeting Notice

The Woodland Hills School District Board of Directors is hereby giving notice of its intent to hold a Special Meeting on Monday, July 2, 2018 for General Business Matters. 

Survey for Student Uniforms Survey

Parents: Could you please take this short survey on Uniforms and Dress Codes for grades 7-8, 9-12

Click Here

Kennywood Ticket Sales kennywood

Out of respect for recent tragic events, representatives from Kennywood will NOT be selling tickets at the Fairless Administration Center today.  Tickets may be purchased at Kennywood tomorrow (Tues 6/26) for the discounted rate.

Reconvened Legislative Meeting of June 20, 2018 Wreath

The Legislative Meeting of June 20, 2018 will be reconvened on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 5:00 PM at the Administration Building, 531 Jones Avenue, North Braddock, PA  15104.

Budget Workshop Wreath

There will be a Budget Workshop on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Junior/Senior High School, 2550 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA in the Media Center.  The public is welcome to attend.

Important District Anouncement whsd

The Woodland Hills School District acknowledges the gun violence that occurred recently within the neighborhoods that our district serves. Grief counselors will be available at our administration building at Fairless, 531 Jones Ave, North Braddock, for any student, parent or community member. Anyone needing further assistance may call the Center for Victims at 1-866-644-2882

Budget workshop Wreath

 There will be a Budget Workshop on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM at the Administration Building, 531 Jones Avenue, North Braddock, PA 15104. All are welcome!

Check out the Summer STEAM Family Day! Saturday June 23rd, 12pm - 4pm at Community Forge steam

Check out the Summer STEAM Family Day!
Saturday June 23rd, 12pm - 4pm at Community Forge. This will be a day of FREE hands-on science, technology, and arts activities and workshops for the whole family.

HS Students perform with Yo-Yo Ma yo yo ma

Our High School String Orchestra, under the direction of Mrs. Beth Priore performed with world renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma on June 8th at the Greater Valley Community Resource Center on Holland Avenue in Braddock. His visit was orchestrated by the Kennedy Center as part of their new Arts Across America program.

Class of 2018 Commencement WH

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Click to Watch the Video Replay

 

Woodland Hills School District 2018 Budget Workshop Wreath Logo

The Woodland Hills School District will hold a Budget Workshop on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM in the Board Room at the Administration Building, 531 Jones Avenue, North Braddock, PA  15104

WH Orchestra to perform with Yo-Yo Ma - June 8 yo yo

 

Our High School Orchestra will perform for world-renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma this Friday, June 8 at 2:05pm.  The event will begin at 1:30pm at the Greater Valley Community Services building at 300 Holland Avenue in Braddock.  Please register for this free event if you would like to attend:   

 

Academy Wins Fairchild Challenge at Phipps Phipps winners

Congratulations to students in the 6th-8th grade at the Woodland Hills Academy for winning the 2017-18 Challenge at Phipps Conservatory.  They completed six environmental challenges throughout the course of the school year highlighting their talents in all areas of the curriculum.  There were 25 schools from across the tristate area that participated in this year's competition.  The Academy received $1,000.00 for continuing environmental education.  We are so proud of our students for this amazing accomplishment!

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!!

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.

Public Meeting Canceled

Canceled

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.

Updated Information for all SENIORS and parents/guardians graduate

It will soon be time for graduation!

new!  - 2018 graduation commencement procedures.  CLICK HERE to view!

 

- In order to help you and your family plan for the big day, we have highlighted some important information.  CLICK HERE to check out the senior letter!

Summer Food & Fun

Food Fun

Commission Recommendations Meeting 5/17/2018 at 5:00 PM Wreath logo

The School Board is holding a public meeting to discuss the Commission recommendations on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM at the Jr/Sr High School Media Center.

HUGS Dine-n-Drive Cars 4 Classrooms

WHEN: Friday, May 18th from 5-9 p.m.

WHERE: Wilkins Primary School

WHAT: Fun Family Event!

The Drowsy Chaperone Receives 6 Gene Kelly Awards; 13 Nominations! gka

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of the Drowsy Chaperone on 6 Gene Kelly Awards including the coveted BEST MUSICAL!

This brings our total to 219 nominations and 110 awards!

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

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

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 Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  In order to make the event a success - we need your help.

Community input needed for a new Superintendent. Need Input

The Woodland Hills School Board is seeking community input as we search for a new Superintendent. Please join us for a community meeting on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7 p.m.

 

Commission on Youth Development and Learning Meeting

The Woodland Hills School District Commission on Youth Development and Learning will be held May 1st at 5:00PM at the Administration building.

Superintendent Search Search

 

 

The Woodland Hills School Board is seeking community input as a part of our search for the next Superintendent.

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.

Spaghetti Dinner- April 28th dinner

It's time for our annual Spaghetti Dinner benefiting our wonderful Marching Band & Images, who just returned from performing in Disney World!

Saturday, April 28th

3:30-7:30pm

$7 for adults

$5 for students

PMEA All State Conference Concert PMEA

Congratulations to Jamar Lee for making the All State Wind Ensemble and Maddie Hilf for making the All State Chorus.  Jamar and Maddie are among the top performers in the state and will represent Woodland Hills on Saturday April 21st during the PMEA All State conference concert. 

Presentation of the 2018-2019 General Fund Budget

The Finance Committee Meeting will meet at 5:00 P.M. with a presentation of the 2018-2019 Preliminary General Fund Budget and to seek public input on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School Library Media Center located at 2550 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15221.

Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School Renovations Meeting

There will be a meeting with the architects and construction managers regarding the costs of the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School renovations on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM a the high school media center located at 2550 Greensburg Pike, Churchill, PA  15221.

 

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

WHSD Art Show 2018 art show

The 2018 Art Show Opening Reception will be Friday, April 27, 2018 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 28, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 & 6:30-8:00 PM. 

Woodland Hills Academy Fifth Grade Students Win National Competition! Geo Winners 2018

Congratulations to the Woodland Hills Academy fifth grade students that competed in the National Geographic Geo Challenge Regional Competition in Harrisburg on April 6, 2018.  The BAM (Beluga's Aid to Migration) Team (Raven Dean, Lillian Divelbiss, Ethan Emter, and Owen Phillips) were named the overall regional champtions.  The STOP (Synthetic Tusk Operation Pill) Team (Isabella Caldwell, Carmella DeVore, Lena Laubscher, Leila Nestico, and Isabele Wilson) were given the award for Best Teamwork.

Academy Fifth Graders Headed to Geo Challenge Regional Competition Geo Challenge 2018 #1

Two teams of Academy fifth grade students have qualified for the Eastern Regional Geo Challenge Competition in Harrisburg on April 6, 2018.  They are one of 70 teams from across the US to qualify for the Geo Challenge finals.  

Free Surplus Equipment Free Sign

Free surplus equipment this weekend located at the Dickson School in Swissvale!

WH students in Disney disney

Congratulations to the 112 members of the HS marching band, images and chamber choir who traveled to Orlando, FLA last weekend to perform in Walt Disney World.  Your performances made us proud!

H.U.G.S 1st ANNUAL EGGstravaganza eggs

The HUGS Eggstravaganza held on Sunday, March 25 was a wonderful event. WH families enjoyed many activities including an egg hunt, a hopstacle course, jellybean roulette, a duck pond, some literacy activities, face painting, an egg stacking STEAM activity, a butterfly art station, an egg toss, a baseball toss, and many rounds of jelly bean BINGO with the superintendent. The children had an eggcellent time!

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.

Special Education Plan Report Spec-Ed

 

The District's Special Education Plan Report has recently been completed. This plan will be on display for public review and comment from 3/28/18 through 4/24/18. Click here to read plan report.

Snow Make-up Day on Monday April 2, 2018 Make-Up Day

School will be in session on Monday, April 2 due to a snow make-up day.

Celebrating Dr. Dorothy Height Height

Click here to watch our broadcast as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Dorothy Height. 

 

Play for Cai

The Caileigh Lynn McDowell Foundation would like to thank all who helped make the first annual Play for Cai a great success.  Competition was intense and entertaining with six continuous courts of basketball games, and a exciting finale with the coaches, kids, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Caileigh would be in awe of this celebration of unity and positivity.

 

Academy Students Take Top Honors in Fairchild Challenges 3 and 4 at Phipps Fairchild Winners

Congratulations to the 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students from the Woodland Hills Academy who participated in Fairchild Challenges 3 and 4 at Phipps.  They took first place in challenge 3 and second place in challenge 4. 

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.

Love the World

Check out the video with some highlights from Love the World night at WHJSHS.  Special thanks to all who helped make this event a success!

Woodland Hills Students Excel at 2018 K'Nex STEM Design Challenge Winners

Congratulations to all of the Woodland Hills 5th-8th grade students that competed in the 2018 K'Nex STEM Design Challenge at Duquesne University on Wednesday, March 7.  The creativity of our students shined in their design of environmentally friendly products for the home!  Special congratulations go to the following Woodland Hills Academy teams who received esteemed recognition from the judges (click READ MORE for the list):

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.

2018 Spring Musical: The Drowsy Chaperone Drowsy

Woodland Hills High School Department of Performing Arts is excited to present The Drowsy Chaperone this spring! The Drowsy Chaperone opened on Broadway in 2006 and won five Tony awards.  This “musical within a comedy” breaks the fourth wall to bring you all of the hallmarks of a great musical comedy: spit takes, comic gangsters, mistaken identities, and a “drowsy” chaperone!  The Drowsy Chaperone  hits the stage of the Thomas G. Crone Auditorium at Woodland Hills High School April 27, 28 and May 3, 4, and 5!  Tickets are now available at https://www.showclix.com/event/the-drowsy-chaperone or at our box office!
 

H.U.G.S 1st ANNUAL EGGstravaganza Easter eggs

Sunday, March 25
2 pm – 4 pm
Woodland Hills JSHS Soccer Field

  • Egg Hunt
  • Face Painting
  • HOPstacle Course
  • Jelly Bean Bingo
  • HUGS Bunny
  • Crafts, Games & more egg fun!

Free event!  Bring Your Own Basket!

All WHSD families welcome!

Transportation Available!

Play For Cai: 3-on-3 Tournament Bball

CLICK HERE for information on the "Play For Cai:  3-on-3 Tournament"!

Wolverines in the PIAA Basketball Tournament bball

Attention Boys’ Varsity Basketball Fans!


The boys’ varsity basketball team has advanced to the PIAA Championships First Round and
will play State College on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

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. 

School Director Application Process whsd

The Woodland Hills School District is accepting applications for the position of School Director to serve the term until November 2018.  Please click here for information on the application process.

 

Chipotle Fundraiser Chipotle

Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support HUGS - Woodland Hills Foundation. Come in to the Chipotle at 4137 William Penn Highway in Monroeville on Sunday, February 25th between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to HUGS - Woodland Hills Foundation.

 

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 student panel offers solutions for improving school culture. Culture
Please take our Technology Survey Take Survey
     
This survey is about four things:
1. The use of technology for learning.
2. The level of access to technology for staff and students.
3. The level of skills from all staff and students.
4. The overall environment within the district.
 
WHHS Rifle Team WPIAL Success Rifke

Congratulation to the 2018 WHHS Rifle Team for finishing 2nd in the WPIAL.  The Wolverines will try and defend the state title on Tues, Feb 12th. Shooters Alaina Fawcett(8th), Isabella Brawdy(5th) and Jenna Yezovich(2nd) have all advanced to the individual state championships. Good luck to all shooters!

Senior Class Fundraiser Chipotle Fundraise

Please come out and support the 2018 Senior Class on February 13th from 5pm-9pm at the Monroeville Chipotle.

 

Pre-K Transition Event "Tech for Tots" Hands Holding Technology Devices

To all Pre-K children that will be attending Kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year.  *Parent/Guardian must accompany child.  If you wish to attend this activity, please contact Renee Englert at (412) 731-1300 x0155 or englre@whsd.net. 

Title 1 Winter Wonders: Workshop for Parents

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Georgetown Centre in Pleasant Hills. To learn more please CLICK HERE

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.

Act 80 Day whlogo

Monday, February 19, 2018 will be an Act 80 Day, students DO NOT report.  The district will have conferences and a Family Resource Fair at each building. More details to follow.

Skate Night with H.U.G.S.! roller skate

Friday, February 16, 2018

Beulah Presbyterian Church

2500 McCrady Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15235

 

District $1 Dress Down 80's

Like O.M.G! Let’s bring back the days of metal bands & big hair. Find some leg warmers, polo shirts and leggings to wear! Tease up your hair and roll into school dressed like the 80s. All donations benefit future HUGS community events, including the upcoming Eggstravaganza and more!"  

 

Student Forum on Community Violence and School Culture WH LOGO

This will be an opportunity for community members, leaders and educators to hear the student’s perspective on the issues that are plaguing our schools and our community. 

We invite all of you to attend and listen to our kids in this important step of healing and change.

Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 6:30PM

Rankin Promise School gym   (Please park in the back of the building)

Superintendent's Forum Forum

 

Join Superintendent Alan Johnson for an open discussion
about our community and the
Woodland Hills School District working
towards equitable outcomes!

 

Click Here for more info.

 

Woodland Hills Academy Students Win Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest RiverSweep Winners

Two Woodland Hills Academy students were selected as grade-level winners in the Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest!!  Luke DeVore was the second-grade winner, and Charlise Cooper was the third the third-grade winner.  The poster contest was created to promote the Ohio River Sweep.  The Ohio River Sweep is an event that will take place on June 16, 2018, to remove litter from the banks of the Ohio River and its tributaries.  Charlise and Luke will receive $50 from the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission.  We are very proud of them and the other Woodland Hills students who submitted posters to the competition.  Check "Read more" to see the winning drawings.

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!

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

Hairspray Jr. Hairspray Jr

You can't stop the beat!  The 7th, 8th and 9th graders of Woodland Hills proudly present Hairspray Jr. on **January 12th at 6:00 pm** (please note time change due to expected winter weather), and January 13th at 2pm and 7:30pm in the Thomas G. Crone Auditorium at Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School.  Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door.

Tune in to Hometown High-Q HTHQ

Please tune in to KDKA-TV this Saturday, January 6th at 11:00 am to watch Woodland Hills HS on Hometown High Q.  Team members are Adam Goodnack, John Kiley, and Liam Powers. The alternate member is Mark Goggin. Congratulations team!

WHSD Winter Break Winter Break

There will be no school in the WHSD from Friday 12/22/2017 - Monday 1/1/2018.  All WHSD schools will resume on Tuesday 1/2/2018.  Have a safe and restful break.

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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MAD DADS Mentorship Organizational Meeting Scheduled maddads

Would like to volunteer your time to provide positive mentorship to the youth of Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School.  CLICK HERE to read about an exciting new oppurtunity.

Community Forum on Student Safety - Thurs, Dec 7 wh

The Woodland Hills School District will sponsor a community forum on student safety this Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 6:30PM at the Rankin Promise School, 235 Fourth Ave, Rankin--please park in the back lot.    This will be an opportunity to hear from school, local government and agency representatives and to ask them questions about how we are supporting students in a difficult and sometimes dangerous time.    Light refreshments will be provided.

 

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.

WH Winter Concerts concert

The WH Department of Performing Arts is pleased to announce the following winter concerts. 

 

Academy Students Shine in Geography of Civil Rights Movements Postcard Contest! Academy Geography of Civil Rights Movements Postcard Contest Winners

The PA Alliance for Geographic Education announced the winners of the Geography of Civil Rights Movements Postcard Contest on Friday, November 10, 2017.  Over 600 students across the state of PA participated in the contest.  We are pround to announce that Academy students received 11 awards in the contest.  Please click the READ MORE link to see the award winners according to gravel level categories.

B&N Bookfair for WHJSHS Book Fair 2017

The WHJSHS is having a Bookfair at Barnes & Noble (the Waterfront location) on Friday, December 1st from 5pm-8pm to support the WHJSHS library. A portion of proceeds from all items sold will benefit the library.

Grand Prize Poster Contest Winner - Cameron Peretti CP

The Paralyzed Veterans of America awared Cameron Peretti the grand prize in their nationwide poster contest. Cameron is a 3rd grade student at Edgewood.  Congratulations Cameron!  Click the link to learn more.

HUGS for the Holidays HUGS

Over 200 people came out to celebrate HUGS for the Holidays.  WH families enjoyed a special breakfast, seasonal crafts, face painting, and bouncy houses. Everyone was treated to performances by the high school chorus, band, and East End Performing Arts.  Santa posed for pictures and passed out gifts to all of the children on the nice list.  Mr. Johnson wrapped-up the morning with a special Wolverine Edition of the Night Before Christmas.

 

 

WH Students Show Kindness can be Contagious kindness

About 35 WHHS students were among the kindness ambassadors in Pittsburgh yesterday for Pittsburgh Kindness Day, sponsored in part by the Caileigh Lynn McDowell Foundation. Click to Read More

Festive Friday Dress Down Day

Light Bar

 

November 17th Districtwide Dress Down Day

$1 donation to HUGS

Bring out the tacky sweaters!

Wear anything festive; Santa hats, antlers, ornaments, etc...

GO ALL OUT!

Your donations will help fund community events like the upcoming H.U.G.S. for the Holidays!

Does your child have Asthma? UPMC

If your child has Asthma, you may qualify for a Vitamin D research study through UPMC.

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Woodland Hills Midnight Madness--Nov 18th midnight madness

View highlights from Woodland Hills Midnight Madness 2017.

Special Thanks to all who made this event a big success!!

 

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. 

Academy Students Win First Place in Fairchild Challenge One Fairchild Winners Academy

Congratulations to Woodland Hills Academy 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students for winning first place in Fairchild Challenge 1 at Phipps Conservatory. Challenge one asked middle school students to reduce food waste by creating a cookbook of recipes that were made from unused parts of food, ugly fruits and vegetables, or food that was close to its expiration date. They were also asked to conduct research about how food waste contributes to climate change and write an essay about it. As a bonus, they were challenged to reduce the amount of food they waste at home and measure the difference in their food waste before and after being eco-conscious. Their cookbook that included ten recipes and was entitled “An Ap’peel’ing ‘Scrap’book of Green Cuisine” earned 200.8 out of a possible 200 points. We are very proud of their superior work!

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. 

Department of Performing Arts presents Jekyll and Hyde J&H poster

The Department of Performing Arts presents Jekyll and Hyde November 30, December 1 and 2 at 7:30pm and December 2 at 2:00pm in the Thomas G. Crone Auditorium.  Tickets are $8 and available at the door or by calling 412.244.1100 x5154.

Help Julia Roberts, Help WHI Wonder

November 17th - 19th

 

One dollar from every ticket sold opening weekend for the long-awaited movie Wonder will be donated to the Woodland Hills Intermediate MakerSpace and Media Club.  Just click here to go to Filmraiser.com.  Search for Woodland Hills Intermediate MakerSpace/Media Club and purchase your tickets ahead of time.   Enjoy the movie and help WHI purchase some much needed materials.

 

Power Outage at WH Academy WHA

Due to a power outage in Turtle Creek affecting the Woodland Hills Academy,  the students will be dismissed early.  Parents can pick up their students starting now.  WH Academy students will be dismissed via their regular busses at 9:30 am and will be dropped at their regular bus stops.  This affects the WH Academy ONLY.

WH Marching Band at the Tournament of Band Championships Marching Band

The Woodland Hills Marching Band and Images Visual Ensemble earned FIRST PLACE in their class with a score of 82.95 at the Tournament of Bands Championships.  Congratulations to students, Mr. Hopkins and the entire staff!

WH Cross Country Team Success cross country

Congratulations to the members of the 2017 Cross Country team for an outstanding performance at the Slippery Rock Invitational. All of our athletes achieved personal best times!. Congratulations and Go Wolverines!

WH Football vs Moon Area football
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.

Woodland Hills Marching Band Competition band

The Woodland Hills High School Marching Band & Images Visual Ensemble will host their annual competition on Saturday, October 7, 2017 beginning at 6pm

WH Football vs North Hills football
FBLA Flea Market at WHJSHS flea market logo

Woodland Hills Future Business Leaders of America will be holding their fifth annual indoor Flea Market on Saturday, October 28th, 9AM- 1PM in the High School Old Gym.  We will be selling:  clothing, jewelry, household items, toys, books, baked goods, refreshments, and much more. All proceeds will benefit FBLA’s upcoming competitions. If you have any items you wish to donate, we will be accepting donations during the school day and Saturday, October 21st from 11AM- 1PM. Vendors are welcome for a cost of $20 per table.  Please email Doreen Tabb at tabbdo@whsd.net with any questions. Please come out and support our efforts!

Committee Meetings Schedule for Sept. 25, 2017

WHSD Committee Meetings
September 25, 2017
6:00 PM @ The WHSD Administrative Center

  • Pupil Personnel Committee
  • Special Education
  • Curriculum and Federal Programs
  • Policy
  • Athletics
  • Finance
  • Facilities and Physical Plant
  • Transportation

 

 

Band Night at the Wolvarena - Oct 6th notes

 

All 4th-8th grade students who play an instrument are invited to our first ever Band Night on Friday, October 6 at the Wolvarena!  Please wear WH gear/colors and meet us in the score board end zone at 6pm to join the WHHS Marching Band & Images on the field for Pregame before the Wolverines take on North Hills!  See the attached flyer for more details.  Please RSVP to Ms. Miller at millka@whsd.us

WH vs Penn Trafford HOMECOMING LIVE Sept 15th 7:00PM football
First Annual HUGS Trunk or Treat Event trunk or treat

Click to see photos from the 1st annual H.U.G.S. Trunk or Treat

WH Football vs Fox Chapel LIVE Sept 8 @ 7PM wh football
Fundraiser for Wilkins PTO at Pizzeria UNO

Hey Woodland Hills Families!!  Pizzeria UNO in the Waterfront is holding a fundraising event for Wilkins PTO on Tuesday September 12th.  With the attached coupon (click Read More), UNO will donate up to 20% of your bill to our PTO.  In addition, kids eat free on Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult entree.  We hope you can come out to support our PTO!!

Homecoming 2017 WHHS Band

The 2017 WHHS Homecoming will take place on Friday, September 15, 2017.  The parade will begin promply at 5:45 PM and the Homecoming football game versus Penn-Trafford is scheduled for a 7:00 PM kick-off.

School Director Application Process Board Director needed

The Woodland Hills School District is accepting applications for the position of School Director to serve the term until November 2017.  Please click here for information on the application process.

Welcome Back Night Welcome Back

 

 

Welcome Back Night for the Woodland Hills Jr. Sr. High School will be held on Tuesday, August 29th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. We hope to see you there!

 

 

Welcome Back Nights set in WHSD Welcome Back

Mark your calenders for the 2018-2019 'Welcome Back Nights' across the WHSD.  All events start at 6:00 pm unless noted.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 21st: Edgewood and Wilkins

Wednesday, August 22nd: Academy and Intermediate

Thursday, August 23rd: Junior/Senior High School and Rankin (7-12)

 

 

WH Rugby Team wins Steel City 7s U19 Championship

Congratulations to the Woodland Hills Rugby team Steel City 7s U19 Championship for the second year in a row

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K-12 Voluntary Student Accident Insurance Insurance protection

This insurance plan explains how you can help guard against certain unexpected events. Plans are designed to help supplement any insurance you have by satisfying deductibles or co‐insurance requirements, or limiting the possible financial impacts of an injury if you have no other insurance. Remember that the more active your child is, the more valuable this coverage can be. Click here for more info

Kennywood School Picnic Community Ticket Sales

The Woodland Hills School Disctrict's school picnic is on Tuesday, June 27th at Kennywood Park.  If you haven't already purchased your ticket, it's not too late.  Kennywood staff will be on site at the Administration Center at Fairless on Monday, June 26th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for community ticket sales.

Woodland Hills Pre-K Counts Program

Woodland Hills School District Pre-K Counts Program provides high quality pre-kindergarten education.  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, 2017 AND income is within 300% of federal poverty level.  See attached chart.  Please keep in mind that parents must provide transportation to and from school.  Please contact Renee Englert for enrollment information at (412) 731-1300 ext. 0155.

WHJSHS Teacher Named Big Sister of the Year for Pennsylvania BBBS

Woodland Hills Junior-Senior High School special education teacher Lauren Schieb has been selected as Big Sister of the Year for Pennsylvania. She was recognized in May at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh Recognition Dinner at the State Capitol in Harrisburg for her dedication to providing local youth with the support necessary to tackle the pressures of growing up. The award also acknowledges tireless efforts on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Hometown Hoops Mini-Camp Hometown Hoops

 

 

 

Hosted by Allegheny County.

 

Learn basketball skills from local coaches and players with experience in the NBA, NCAA and WPIAL. Proper basketball attire is required. A free box lunch will be provided at 12:00 noon during each mini-camp by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services through its SummerFood Program. See Flyer
Class of 2017 Graduation Commencement
The H.U.G.S. Volunteer Appreciation Event

The new date for the H.U.G.S. Volunteer Appreciation Reception will be Monday, June 12th! 

Academy Wins Fairchild Challenge at Phipps Fairchild

Congratulations to students in 6th-8th grade at Woodland Hills Academy for winning the 2016-17 Fairchild Challenge at Phipps Conservatory.  They completed six environmental challenges throughout the course of the school year highlighting their talents in all areas of the curriculum.  There were 47 schools from across the tristate area that participated in this year's competitions.  The Academy received $1,000.00 for continuing environmental education.  We are so proud of our students for this amazing accomplishment!

Spamalot Scores 3 Kelly Award; 9 Kelly Nominations! kelly awards

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Spamalot on 3 Kelly Awards and their 9 nominations for the 2017 Gene Kelly Awards.

African-American Heritage Day at Kennywood AA logo

Join in the celebration of African-American emancipation and freedom in Pittsburgh, PA on June 15th for African American Heritage Day Picnic at Kennywood Park.

Family Resource Fair Traffic Alert

Even though Braddock Avenue and Library Street will not be accessible to traffic today due to a film production, there is encouraging news!

Senator Costa To Host Suicide Prevention Session

Please join PA Senator Jay Costa as he hosts in an important teen suicide prevention session on Thursday May 25th at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit in the Waterfront.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Academy Wins K'Nex STEM Design State Championship! KNex01

Congratulations to Zoe Painter, Kallie Kristian, Mia Damico, Isabel Concepcion, and Alicia Matthews for winning the K'Nex STEM Design State Championship.  They traveled to Harrisburg on May 19th to compete in the championship.  They competed against 24 regional winnders from accross the state.  Click the READ MORE to continue reading.

Wilkins Primary - CLOSED - Tuesday, May 23rd logo

Due to the tragic loss of our beloved teacher, Mr. Paul Serbak, Wilkins Primary will be closed on Tuesday, May 23rd.  Classes will resume on Wednesday, May 24th.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

WOODLAND HILLS COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECT! NEW DATES!!!! mural

The power of the visual arts conveying a message of community and celebrating the growth of the Woodland Hills School District. Accomplish a shared art experience for students and community by painting a large outdoor mural on campus.  SEE DATES

Two WHJSHS Teachers Are Nominated For NSTOY-PA V image

Two of the outstanding educators at WHJSHS have been recognized by the National State Teachers of the Year - Pennsylvania Chapter for the Apple Award: Nathan Johnson and John Danchisko. This award is presented to educators in our state for exceptional efforts in teaching, coaching, and other efforts that support educational excellence. lt recognizes members of the educational community who make a positive difference in the lives of students, school districts, and community.

Tragic News WHSD

The Woodland Hills School District is shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Vallen Davies-Mack.  We will have grief counselors on hand Friday at the Jr/Sr High School for any student who may need help dealing with this loss.

Woodland Hills Academy STEM Team Headed to State Championship! STEM

Congratulations to Academy fifth grade students Isabel Concepcion, Mia Damico, Kallie Kristian, Zoe Painter and Alicia Matthews for winning the Allegheny County K’Nex STEM Design Challenge at Duquesne University.

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

Be sure to make plans to attend the Annual C.A.R.E.S. Open House and Family Resource Fair!

Woodland Hills Budget Workshop - 5/30/2017 District Logo

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BUDGET WORKSHOP IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, MAY 30TH AT THE WHJSHS AT 6 P.M.

WHJSHS KEYSTONE EXAM UPDATE Keystone Exam Logo

The Keystone Exams are required tests in algebra I, literature and biology as 'end-of-course' tests. 

Students who are NOT scheduled to take Keystone Exams will operate on a 3-hour delay schedule.  Students should meet their regular bus at their regular stop 3-hours later than normal. 

PLEASE BE REMINDED:  The students coming in on special transportation and out of district are all coming in on their regularly scheduled transportion and times.  

The schedule for 2017 Spring Keystones will be:

May 15 - 16 - Algebra   
May 17 - 18 - Literature  
May 22 - 23 - Biology  

JH Track Success at Plum Invitational JH Track

The JH Track Team had a strong showing at the Plum Invitational. 

Woodland Hills Teachers Present at ECET2 pic of staff

ECET2 is a national movement to elevate and celebrate effective teachers and teaching. The first ever ECET2 Western Pennsylvania was held this weekend and many Woodland Hills teachers participated in the event.

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.

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.

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!

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

Caileigh Lynn McDowell Day --- April 11 Caileigh Lynn McDowell

The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County are issuing proclamations Tuesday to honor Caileigh Lynn McDowell, a WHHS student whose life was cut short by Crohn's disease a year ago.

Vote for Academy’s Climate Change Hero Video W

The Woodland Hills Academy is one of two finalists in the Climate Change Hero Video Competition in the Fairchild Challenge.  Please visit the Phipp’s Blog at this link:

https://phipps.conservatory.org/blog/detail/cast-your-vote-for-fairchild-challenge-videos

Under Middle School Finalists, click Cast Your Vote and Choose the Woodland Hills Academy!  Voting will take place from April 10th-April 14th.

Vote for Edgewood's Main Entrance Garden EP Main

Vote for Edgewood Primary's Main Entrance Garden so that we can win a grant to help beautify our school and educate the students about gardening. Click HERE! Search for Edgewood and VOTE for us! You can vote once a day on your computer and on your phone unitl April 19!

 

VOTE for Woodland Hills - Wellness Video Competition ACSHIC

Woodland Hills had enough participation in the Wellness Challenge to receive $4,000 in wellness funds from Highmark. We also had a chance to submit a short video to the Best of the Best ACSHIC Wellness Video Competition for the chance to win an ADDITIONAL $4,000!!! To win the $4,000, we need votes! Please click here and vote for the video submitted by Woodland Hills.  Voting closes at 4:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Celebrating Dr. Dorothy Height Dr. Height

March 24th was Dr. Dorothy Height Day at the Rankin Promise Program.  Join us as we celebrate one of our most famous residents and learn more about her many contributions as both a civil and women's rights activist.

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.

Millionaire Book Club Family Night Millionaire Book Club

The Woodland Hills Millionaire Book Club held their first Family Night of 2017.  This is the tenth year the Instructional Coaches have implemented this very popular Woodland Hills reading incentive program.  The program’s theme this year is “Growing a Reader.”  Over 100 families from across the district, enjoyed book reviews, genre bingo, developing reading goals, a Google Apps presentation, a book scavenger hunt, and of course, delicious refreshments. In addition to receiving a brand new book of their choice, each book club member also planted a sunflower seed to celebrate the first day of Spring and to symbolize their growth as readers.

 

 

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.  

PIAA Boys Basketball Playoffs Basketball jpg

The Wolverine Boys’ Varsity Basketball team has advanced to the first round of the PIAA Basketball Championships.  The Wolverines will play State College High School on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 5:30 pm.  The game will be played at Bald Eagle Area High School.  This is a PIAA event.  

LOVE THE WORLD NIGHT AT WHJSHS Love the World logo

The Woodland Hills High School Student Council would like to invite everyone to attend it's annual  "Love the World Night."  This event organized by the Student Council celebrates countries and cultures from all over the world.   The event starts this Thursday, March 9th at 5pm in the High School Cafeteria.  The event coincides with the Parent Conferences and will end before the Course Selection meeting at 7:30pm.

EdCamp 2017

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

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.

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.

WHJSHS 2017-2018 Course Selection Night CSI

The annual 'Course Selection Night'  for WHJSHS will be held on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in library/media center.  The staff encourages all parents and guardians of students attending WHJSHS (grades 7-12) in the fall to attend.

Boys Basketball in WPIAL Semifinals bball

Come out and support the Wolverine Boys’ Varsity Basketball team on their “Pathway to the Pete!” They will play the Butler Golden Tornado in the semi-final round of the WPIAL Playoffs on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. The game will be played at Fox Chapel High School, 611 Field Club Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.  This is a WPIAL event. 

Tech for Tots 2017 Tech for Tots 2017

Pre-Kindergarten students from across the Woodland Hills Community spent the morning at Wilkins Elementary trying out the latest in technology tools, sampling curriculum materials, and completing developmentally appropriate makerspace activities.

Boys Basketball Advances to WPIAL Semi-Final

Wolverines Boys Basketball knock off #3 Fox Chapel 52-47 for a trip to the WPIAL class 6A semi-finals.  The Wolverines will take on Butler this Wednesday at Fox Chapel HS at 6:15. Go Wolverines!!  

Kids need Healthcare Healthy

Healthy Together is committed to enrolling all Pittsburgh children and teens in quality, free to low-cost healthcare programs, like Medicaid and CHIP.

Meet the cast of the 2017 Junior High Musical: The Lion King Jr. Lion King Jr

The 2017 Junior High musical production of The Lion King Jr. will take place on March 2-4 at the Woodland Hills Intermediate School auditorium.  Click here for ticket information and meet the cast here:

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WHJSHS's Lion King Jr. Visits WHSD Elementary Schools Lion King Jr.

A representation of the Lion King Jr. cast took their show on the road on February 21st.  Nala, Young Nala, Young Simba, Scar, Mufasa, Rafiki, Shenzi, Timon and Pumbaa visited the Academy, Intermediate, Edgewood and Wilkins.  Each school saw a preview medley of the musical numbers in Lion King Jr.  

ACT 1 REFERENDUM EXCEPTION NOTICE

Pursuant to Act 1, the Pennsylvania Department of Education publishes an index 3.3% applicable to the School District.  The school district real estate tax increase for the next fiscal year is limited to the index 3.3% unless the proposed tax rate is approved by voters pursuant to a referendum or the School District qualifies for an Act 1 exception. 

Woodland Hills Intermediate Technothon Dance-a-Thon Technothon

Woodland Hills Intermediate held a Technothon Dance-a-Thon on Thursday February 16th.  Friends and family members sponsored fourth through sixth grade dancers who danced continuously in shifts from 8:15 - 2:40.  The Technothon raised nearly $4000 for supplemental audio equipment to be used with a variety of individualized technology applications.  A special thank you to all who generously contributed especially the families of MacKenna Matthews, Divine Holland, and Andrew Bright.

 

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.

2nd Woodland Hills School District 2017 Budget Workshop

The Woodland Hills School District will hold it's 2nd 2017 Budget Workshop at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in the Media Center of the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School.

Woodland Hills Academy Student Wins Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest Picture

Congratulations to Woodland Hills Academy student Jake Mergo who was selected as the second grade winner in the Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest!!  The poster was created to promote the Ohio River Sweep.

Wolverine Swimming Having Record Season Swimmer Icon

Congratulations to 2016-2017 Swimming and Diving Team Seniors: Marian Brucker, Ellis Cannon, Kaitlyn Edinger, Arianna Esplen, Alex Havrilla, Joseph Hughes, Isaiah Moten, and Caroline Schauer on an excellent season!

Congratulations Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School! CSM_Certified Schoo

Edgewood has been certified as a Digital Citizenship Certified School for the 2016-17 school year!! Congratulation to Mrs. Luczak!  She has been formally awarded the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator distinction for the 2016-2017 school year!

Congratulation to Mrs. Luczak!  She has been formally awarded the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator distinction for the 2016-2017 school year! - See more at: http://www.whsd.net/6/News/56852#sthash.W1nfVANd.dpuf
Mrs. Heffley Celebrates with the Students of the Month Edgewood Students of the Month
Reserve Your Space to Participate in the First Parent University Cohort!
The Woodland Hills H.U.G.S. (Helping Unconditionally by Giving Support) Volunteer Program HUGS flyer

Volunteers are actively being recruited for the H.U.G.S. (Helping Unconditionally by Giving Support) Volunteer Program!

Title 1 District Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

Title 1 District Parent Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 24th at 12:00 PM at the Woodland Hills Administrative Center at Fairless, 531 Jones Avenue, North Braddock, PA  15104.  Snacks will be served.

If you plan to attend, please send an email to Renee Englert at englre@whsd.net or call me at 412-731-1300 x0155.

Woodland Hills Seniors in NYC WHHS Seniors in NYC

Mr. Thomas Crone, along with his Marching Band instructors and parent chaperones, is supervising a group of seniors while they represent our District admirably and take The Big Apple by storm!

iReady Pilot

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

Kindergarten Registration dates set for 2017-2018 School Year.  Child MUST be 5 by September 1, 2017. Click here for more information.

Click Here to register for the Academy

 

Public Input for Renovations Blueprint

The administration is holding Public Input Sessions for Renovations

January 31, 2017 Discussions of all renovations of the School District.

6:00 PM at the Administration Board Room.

C.A.R.E.S. (Connected And Resourceful Engagement with our Schools) Breakfast With Santa Wolverine Learning Adventure C.A.R.E.S. photo
Friday 12/16/16: 2-HOUR DELAY 2 Hour Delay

There will be a 2-hour delay for the Woodland Hills School District on Friday 12/16/2016.

Woodland Hills Finance Committee Meeting Cancelled c

The Woodland Hills Finance Committee meeting that was scheduled this evening (12/15/16) is cancelled due to the weather.  We will reschedule at a later date.

12/13/2016: ALL AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES CANCELLED cancelled

All after school activities in the WHSD are cancelled for 12/13/2016.

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.

WH Intermediate Holiday Concert - Dec 13th
Woodland Hills C.A.R.E.S. (Connect And Resourceful Engagement with our Schools) Breakfast With Santa Wolverine Learning Adventure

Toys Are Needed...

WHHS Department of Performing Arts Presents: 1776 1776 logo

The winner of three Tony Awards (including Best Musical), 1776 dramatizes the struggle of convincing a room full of men to commit treason and declare independence from the most powerful nation in the world.  

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On December 7th, Pennsylvania Senator Jay Costa stopped by Ms. Sisk's 7th grade math class to discuss sales tax.  After a previous math lesson on sales tax, the students wrote Senator Costa to inquire about how it is used in Pennsylvania.  After writing back with responses to all of the class questions, Costa wanted to meet and interact with the class that had contacted him. 

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.

 

Woodland Hills Academy Wins First Place in Fairchild Challenge 2 Photo

Congratulations to Woodland Hills Academy students for winning first place in Fairchild Challenge 2 at Phipps Conservatory.  Challenge two asked middle school students to create an app that focused on environmental issues.

WHSD December Board Meeting: Change of Venue WHSD Board

The Woodland Hills School District’s Reorganization and Legislative Meeting of Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM has been moved to the Woodland Hills High School Media Center, 2550 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA.

WH Academy Students Shine in National Parks Postcard Contest Photo

The Pennsylvania Alliance for Geography Education sponsored a National Parks Postcard Contest to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks.  Over 1,000 students in the state of Pennsylvania participated in the contest.

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WPIAL Semifinal: Woodland Hills vs. West Allegheny WHHS helmet

The Wolverines have advanced to the semi-final round of the WPIAL playoffs and will play West Allegheny on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be played at Baldwin High School, 4653 Clairton Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.  This is a WPIAL event.  A portion of the ticket sales benefits the Woodland Hills School District.

WPIAL Playoffs - WH vs Frankin Regional- Watch LIVE

WPIAL Playoffs

Click to watch Franklin Regional Panthers vs Woodland Hills Woverines

Woodland Hills Students Take Top Honors in Fairchild Challenge Photo

Congratulations to Woodland Hills Academy students for winning first place and Woodland Hills Intermediate students for winning third place in Fairchild Challenge 1.  Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students for the Woodland Hills Academy and the Woodland Hills Intermediate School are competing in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps Conservatory

Woodland Hills vs. Upper Saint Clair

CLICK HERE for the LIVE broadcast of tonights game!

WHSD Superintendent Speaks On Behalf of WHSD Alan Johnson

At the request of state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on the role of charter schools in public education.  Superintendent Alan Johnson spoke on behalf of Woodland Hills School District.

Homecoming Parade Canceled parade cancelled

ATTENTION WHSD COMMUNITY:  The homecoming parade scheduled for 6PM tonight has been CANCELED due to inclement weather.

The football game is STILL scheduled for a 7:30 PM kickoff at the Wolvarena!

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. 

The Date for ESL Family Night Has Been Changed

Please make note of a calendar change...

 

Parent Camp V.I.P. Invitation

Something special has been added at Parent Camp just for YOU...

Teacher In-Service Day October 10th, 2016

No School for Students

Athletic Recruiting Seminar Dynamite Sports Logo

There will be an athletic recruiting seminar in the WHJSHS Auditorium on 10/11/16.  CLICK HERE for more information.

School Pictures WHJSHS Grades 7-11 Life Touch Logo


The 2016-2017 underclassmen school pictures are here! Next week, students in grades 7-11 will be getting an envelope of proofs for parents to review

WH Football vs Hampton - 9-30-16 LIVE

Click to watch LIVE on Youtube.  7:00 pm kickoff.

WH Football vs Chartiers Valley 9-23-16 LIVE

Click to watch the Wolverines take on the Chartiers Valley Colts LIVE!

Pittsburgh OASIS Intergenerational Tutor Program Oasis Tutor Program Image

The Pittsburgh OASIS Intergenerational Tutor Program is seeking volunteers (50+) to tutor in Pittsburgh and Woodland Hills School Districts in grade K-4. An hour a week can change a child’s life! For more information or to register, please click Read More.

G.O. (Growth Opportunities for) Parents University

...there is still time for you to sign up to be a part of the G.O. Parents University cohort for the 2016 - 2016 school year! 

Project Bundle Up Project Bundle Up Image

Project bundle up is currently accepting applications. Click link to find the Salvation Army that is closest to you.

Woodland Hills vs. Baldwin

Watch the Wolverines take on the Baldwin Highlanders tonight...LIVE!

CLICK HERE

Forbes Road CTC Open House
AHN Studying Type 2 Diabetes

Are you living with Type 2 diabetes?  Doctors at Allegheny Health Network are recruiting volunteers for the IMPALA diabetes trial to study an investigational medication to control blood sugar.  You may qualify if you have type 2 diabetes, are between 21-75 years old, are overweight and are taking metformin.  For more information, contact the IMPALA trial research team at AHN at 412.578.5681 or diabetesstudy@wpahs.org

CLICK HERE for more information.

2016 Wolverine Football Tickets Wolvarena end zone

It is football season!  2016 Wolverine Football ticket information is available:  CLICK HERE

CareMobile Immunization Clinic at the Welcome Event

Woodland Hills students will be able to get immunized at the Welcome Event on Staturday, August 20th from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm!

WPSD Annual Youth Talent Show

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, located in Edgewood, will have it's annual Youth Talent Show on September 17th.  All WHSD students are invited to register and audition.

Registration forms can be picked up in the WHHS office or by CLICKING HERE.

Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten Orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 9:30-11:30.  

Woodland Hills Parent Camp: The Unconference

We are looking for parent presenters as well as parents and adult family members to attend the first annual "Woodland Hills Parent Camp Unconference" event!

The Woodland Hills G.O. (Growth Opportunities for) Parents University

Woodland Hills parents are invited to return to school!  

Parents interested in being a part of the first G.O. Parents University Cohort may sign up now.

 

Community meeting Mon/ Fayette Expressway Route 51 to I-376 project

There will be a community meeting to dicuss the re-initiation and modification of the Mon/Fayette Expressway, PA Route 51 to I-376 project and obtain feedback on Wednesday August 17th 2016 at the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School Gymnasium. 6pm to 8pm.

Recruiting Seminar - Fri. Aug 12th 7:00pm Wolvarena

Attention high school athletes, on Aug 12th 7:00pm at the Wolvarena, WH will be hosting Super Bowl champion Darnell Dinkins for a recruiting seminar.  Click for more info

The Woodland Hills School District ADOPTS "Next Generation" Paperless Meeting Technology District Logo

The Woodland Hills School District is leveraging the power of the Internet to radically improve the governance process while saving time, taxpayer dollars and the environment.  This new eGovernance initiative will replace the old and costly method of compiling, printing, binding and distributing paper agenda packets by hand.

Please click here to read more information about the Woodland Hills School District's paperless meeting solution: "BoardDocs"

July 26, 2016 Special Board Meeting

There will be a Special Board Meeting held at 5 p.m. on July 26, 2016 in the Board Room of the Administrative Center at Fairless, located at 531 Jones Avenue, North Braddock, PA  15104

K-12 Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

 

Insurance up to $250,000 

You can help guard against certain unexpected events. These plans are designed to help supplement any insurance you have by satisfying deductibles or co-insurance requirements, or limiting the possible financial impacts of an injury if you have no other insurance.  Remember that the more active your child is, the more valuable this coverage can be. Click Here for Brochure and form.

Still time to join the WHHS Images

It is not to late to become a member of the WHHS Images Visual Ensemble.

Any student interested in becoming a member of the high school marching band's color guard should get in touch with Mr Crone at the high school as soon as possible.  You could also stop in a practice Wednesday evenings at 6pm during the first two weeks of July.    You can contact Mr Crone at cronth@whsd.net

June 20, 2016 Reconvened Legislative Meeting Agenda and Tabs
WHSD featured in May issue of School Library Journal

During the winter and spring sports season of 2015-2016,  the boys varsity tennis team, the boys 7th and 8th grade baseball team, and the boys and girls bowling teams utilized atheltic journaling to help student athletes develop reflective practices and improve sport performance.  Their work, based on the ideas of Dr. Richard Kent, author of Writing on the Bus, was recently featured in an article from the School Library Journal.  

Pittsburgh OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program - An Hour A Week Can Change A Child's Life - Help A Child Learn to Read

The OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program is seeking volunteers (age 50+) to tutor in the Pittsburgh and Woodland Hills School districts.  Students are in grades K-4.  A two day training class will be conducted on Tuesday, July 12th and Thursday, July 14th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Koppers Building, 9th floor, 436 Seventh Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh.  No teaching experience is required and all training, materials and clearances are provided free of charge.  For more information or to register, please contact John D. Spehar, Pittsburgh OASIS Tutoring Program Director at (412) 393-7648 or by email at jdspehar@oasisnet.org

This program is operated in partnership with Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

June 15, 2016 Legislative Board Meeting Agenda and Board Tabs
Summer Science Camp July 25-29, 2016

The Woodland Hills School District in conjunction with Interactive Science Programs will hold a SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP from July 25 to July 29, 2016 at the Intermediate School from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM each day. There is no cost for the camp. There are sixty spaces available for district students who are currently in grades 5 to 7. Please enroll only if you are certain that your child(ren) will attend each and every day. The district will establish a waiting list if enrollment goes beyond sixty students on a first come, first served basis.

If you are interested in finalizing your registration for the camp, please contact 412-731-1300 x0155.

June 8, 2016 Agenda Setting Meeting Agenda and Board Tabs
WHHS Class of 2016 Commencement

The Woodland Hills High School class of 2016 held their commencement exercise on Friday June 10th at 7:00 PM on the high school soccer field.   The event can be viewed anytime on the WHHS YouTube Channel.  CLICK HERE for the broadcast.

Edgewood Student Wins Poster Contest

Claudia Pierre, a 2nd grader in Ms. Fosnaught's class at Edgewood, was a winner in a poster contest she entered through the gifted program! It was through the PA Society for Biomedical Research, and the students researched animals and how they help with medical conditions.  Claudia focused on how guinea pigs help with asthma research.  She will receive a $25 prize, her artwork will be featured in an 18-month calendar, and she has been invited to an awards ceremony in Hershey, PA.   

 

Kindergarten Igloo in Local Newspaper

The Valley Mirror included an article about Mrs. Frederick's igloo in the newspaper on May 12, 2016.  Click the link to see the Igloo Article.

Mission of Mercy -- Free Dental Treatments

The Mission of Mercy (MOM-n-PA) is a large-scale dental clinic where dental treatment is provided at no cost to individuals who cannot afford dental care. Treatment is provided first-come, first-served and it is expected that several hundred individuals will be attending this year's event, so please come early! 

Click Here for more information

Woodland Hills Academy Wins Second Place in Fairchild Challenge Fairchild Challenge 2016

Congratulations to our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who participated in the Middle School Fairchild Challenge at Phipps. The competition included schools from all around the Pittsburgh area, with over 1,900 students participating. They completed six different environmental challenges over the course of the 2015-2016 school year.  

2016-17 Proposed Final General Fund Budget
Edgewood Primary Recongnized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Edgewood Primary as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School.

Click on Learn More for more information.

 

WHSD Students Excel at Duo Drama

Students from Woodland Hills Junior High School and Woodland Hills Academy earned many accolades at the Eastern Suburbs Special Program Association Duo Drama competition hosted by East Allegheny Junior/Senior High School on May 6, 2016. Duo Drama is a speaking and acting competition in which students deliver a piece of prose, poetry, or dialogue.

Coffee with the Superintendent

Join us for an early evening of "Coffee with the Superintendent" of the Woodland Hills School District.  Engage in an open disucssion about the District's budgetary situation in a relaxing environment.  Future "Coffees" will focus on other issues.

Please R.S.V.P. in advance by contacting: Teresa Hawthorne at 412.731.1300 extension 0183 or hawtte@whsd.net.

Please click here to view the "Coffee with the Superintendent" flyer.

 

 

WHSD Academy Book Fair at B&N

The WHSD Academy school library is sponsering a book fair at the Barnes & Noble at the Waterfront on Friday, May 20th from 5:30-8:30pm.  CLICK HERE for all the info!

Woodland Hills Academy 5th Graders Win Third Place at KNEX STEM Design Challenge State Championships

Congratulations to Mia Carter, Carson Hertrick, Tommy Kristian, and Jack Rattigan for winning third place at the KNEX STEM Design Challenge State Championships held in Harrisburg on May 13th.  The team qualified for the state championships by winning first place at the Allegheny County competition in April. 

Millionaire Book Club Family Night 2016

 

 

WHSD Summer Sports Camps

The Woodland Hills Summer Sports Camps begin on June 20th, 2016.  Click here for all the information!

Registration for week 1 of the Woodland Hills Athletic Camp is closed.   There are limited spots for week 2 available on a fist-come, first-serve basis.

May 18, 2016 Legislative Board Meeting Tabs and Agenda
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.

Woodland Hills C.A.R.E.S

Woodland Hills C.A.R.E.S.

(Connected And Resourceful Engagement with our Schools)

You are cordially invited

to the Open House Event for the C.A.R.E.S. Initiative

Help us form partnerships with our future families by enjoying a Meet and Greet Opportunity.

Click here for more information

Edgewood's Garden

Mrs. Frederick’s kindergarteners and Ms. Walter’s first graders have been busy this spring planting a native plant garden at Edgewood.  The classes learned about the importance of bees and butterflies as pollinators and got to meet a bee expert. Together we planted seeds and are currently hatching ladybugs and praying mantises to live in our garden!  

May 11, 2016 Agenda Setting Meeting Agenda and Board Tabs
An Igloo in Mrs. Frederick's kindergarten classroom

Mrs. Frederick's kindergarten class can now read in their special reading corner. Thanks to everyone for donating plastic milk jugs. Turner Dairy helped in donating the last 50 jugs bringing the total to 325. Keep reading kindergarten.

WHIS Welcomes EPA Director

The Woodland Hills Interaction Series (WHIS) recently welcomed Barnes Johnson from the Enviromental Protection Agency to interact with our students.  Johnson, the Director of the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery Office of Land and Emergency Management in Washington D.C., spoke on sustainable materials management as well as individual and community impacts.  

WHHS's Peter Pan Receives 9 Kelly Nominations

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Peter Pan on their 9 nominations for the 2016 Gene Kelly Awards including the coveted nomination for 'Best Musical'.  

The cast will perform on the stage of the Benedum Center as part of the 26th annual gala on May 28th.  Woodland Hills has now garnered a record 197 nominations and 97 awards in the 26 year history of the event.   

Click here to see all the nominations!

WHJSHS Artists Shine at Congressional Art Show

Last night a number of WHJSHS students were featured at the 14th Congressional Art Show entitled "An Artistic Discovery”.

Senior Miranda Miller took second place, giving her the distinction of achieving 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards throughout her high school career!  Congratulations also to Kobe Sanders on his honorable mention prize as well as finalists Dejon Young, Juliette Gough and Roni Taylor.

Coffee with the Superintendent

Join us for a morning of "Coffee with the Superintendent" of the Woodland Hills School District.  Engage in an open discussion about the District's budgetary situation in a relaxing environment. 

 

Please click here to view the invitation to attend the "Coffee with the Superintendent" event on April 26, 2016.

School District Getting High-Tech Emergency Response System

The School District is in the process of installing a new software system called Campus Response. It’s the first district in the country to install such a system.

 

Click Here to see the entire story and video from KDKA

Shape Training - East Pittsburgh Presents Free Bootcamp for the Woodland Hills Community (Must be 14 Years or older)
April 20, 2016 Legislative Meeting Agenda and Tabs
Woodland Hills Students win First, Second, Third, and Two Honorable Mentions at the K’Nex STEM Design Challenge

Woodland Hills 4th -8th grade students competed in the 2016 Allegheny County K’Nex STEM Design Competition on April 6, 2016.  The challenge was to design a building that was at least a meter tall, capable of holding weight, and environmentally friendly. We are proud to announce that the Woodland Hills Academy received five of the ten awards given at the competition. 

Wolverine Creed: Guns and Violence Will Not Define Us. Wolverine Creed Logo

Please come and join the Woodland Hills Academy 8th Grade class mission to help stop gun violence in the Woodland Hills Community.  Help them take a stand by participating in their march on April 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the "Wolvarena" in Turtle Creek.

CLICK HERE TO SEE ATTACHED FLYER.

WHSD All-District Art Show

The 2016 WHSD All-District Art Show will take place on April 29th and 30th.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Musical Cast Visits WHSD Kindergarten Classes

Characters from Woodland Hills High School's "Peter Pan" visited all of the kindergarten classes in WHSD this week! Hook, Peter Pan, Wendy and Tiger Lily had a wonderful time sharing their story!  They look forward to seeing everyone at the High School's performances of "Peter Pan" April 28-30 and May 5-7!

April 13, 2016 Board Agenda Setting Meeting Agenda and Tabs
Woodland Hills Students Receive Honorable Mention Awards in the Toshiba Exploravision Competition Toshiba Exploravision Competition 2016

We are pleased to announce that five teams in 4th-6th grade at the Academy received Honorable Mention Awards in the Toshiba Exploravision Competition.  Exploravision is an International contest for K-12 students that requires them to create a technology for the future. They conducted research, wrote a paper, developed the technology and created a web site.

Autism Awareness Month

Celebrate Autism Awareness Month with our Special Education Classroom Teachers as they work every day with our students to support and promote a deeper understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and how it may impact learning.                                               For more information on Autism,please see the                                                        Special Education page on the website.

Woodland Hills 6th and 7th Graders Take Top Honors in Fairchild Challenge 5 Shrinking Our Carbon Footprint

Congratulations to Woodland Hills Academy students for winning first place and Woodland Hills Intermediate students for winning third place in Fairchild Challenge number 5 at Phipps Conservatory.

Early Dismissal - Thursday April 7

The WHSD will have an early dismissal on Thursday April 7th.

Please click to read the letter from Superintendent Al Johnson.

Woodland Hills Named Finalist for PDE Innovation Award

We have received word that the Woodland Hills School District has been selected as one of two finalists for a Keystones to Opportunity Innovation Incentive Award for the category - “Living Your Literacy Vision and Mission!”

FOR MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE

Attention parents: Keystone info for WHJSHS

Attention Parents and Students:

 

Please note the change in our schedule due to Keystone Testing in May. During the dates in which we are testing, students who are participating in the test will show up to school at their normal times; students who are not participating in the test will be operating on a three hour delay.

 

During these delays, please note that the building schedule will be adjusted so that students are not missing the same classes during testing days. Click here for more information.

WHJSHS Hosts 2nd Annual Read-A-Thon Read-A-Thon Speaker

On March 23, 2016, the Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School Library held its 2nd Annual Read-a-Thon. During this event, teachers, administrators, and community members read excerpts from their favorite books aloud in the library continuously all day in order to promote reading. Readers also talked about why reading is important aspects of their lives. 

Celebrating Dr. Dorothy Height

Dr. Dorothy I. Height, the Godmother of the Civil Rights Era, so named by President Barack Obama, was celebrated at the Rankin Promise Program on March 23, 2016.  This event, the first of it's kind in our District, was held in honor of Dr. Height, who graduated from Rankin High School, class of 1929.  The well attended school district and community event celebrated in song, dance, and spoken word...a fitting tribute to our national treasure!  

Dr. Height Day at Rankin Promise
KDKA & Ford Brings Driver Safety to WHJSHS Ford Driver Safety Logo

KDKA-TV, in partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund, Westfield Insurance, Governors Highway Safety Association, and the Allegheny County Pretrial Services brought their "Taking the Lead: Ford Driving Skills for Life" assembly to Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School. KDKA-TV traffic reporter Sarah Arbogast hosted the very informative program that addressed the leading causes of teen crashes, tips and advice along with a panel of experts for a Q&A with the students.

The Woodland Hills School District Legislative Board Meeting

The Woodland Hills School District's Legislative Board Meeting will Reconvene on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administrative Center at Fairless, Located at 531 Jones Avenue, North Braddock, PA  15104.

Lesson Focuses on Braddock

The students in Jason McKee's social studies class finalized a unit on the Woodland Hills community of Braddock with an interdisciplinary art project.  The resulting "mosaic" was made as a tribute to the 15104 community.

Prestogeorge Selected to All-State Choir PA Music Educators Assc. logo

Congratulations to senior Leah Prestogeorge on being selected for Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Choir.  Leah will be attending the convention and performing in Hershey, Pennsylvania from March 30th-April 2nd.  Congratulations Leah.

March 16, 2016 Legislative Meeting Agenda and Tabs
Parent Survey
School in session on March 24, 2016

Because of the WHSD closing on February 16, 2016 due of incliment weather, school for the entire WHSD WILL BE IN SESSION on Thursday March 24, 2016.

Love the World Night a success

The High School Student Council hosted its annual Love the World Night on Thursday, March 10th. 

Love the World is a community event that celebrates different cultures around the world, and is a night where various clubs and organizations at Woodland Hills work together to produce a fun-filled event. 

March 9, 2016 Agenda Setting Meeting Tabs and Agenda
WHHS Students Are PG Kelly Critics

Woodland Hills High School students Addie Macioce and Maddie Hoban are participating in the Pittsburgh CLO Gene Kelly Critics Program and recently attended a workshop on journalism and writing reviews!  Look for their high school theater reviews on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website this spring!

Pittsburgh Celebs Help Wilkins Primary Honor Dr. Seuss!!

The students of Wilkins Primary were visited by two local celebrities who helped them celebrate the works (and birthday) of Dr. Seuss.  WTAE anchor Mike Clark read to 1st and 2nd grade classes.  Afterwards, he told them personal stories about the importance of reading at a young age.  Former Steeler Charlie Batch read to several kindergarten classes and then had the students take a "reading oath" to make the students promise to read at home.  Click "Learn more for pictures and videos from today's visits.  Thanks again to Mike and Charlie!!

Intermediate School Pool Closed

Due to various mechanical issues, the Intermediate School Pool has been closed.  The District will provide an update on the pool once more information becomes available.  

WH Junior High Musical: Once On This Island Jr.

The Woodland Hills Junior High School Department of Performing Arts proudly presents their 2016 musical production of Once on this Island Jr.

The show will be presented at the Woodland Hills Intermediate School (former junior high school) at 7600 Evans Street in Swissvale.

Show Dates:  3/3, 3/4 and 3/5 at 7:30 PM with a Saturday matinee on 3/5 at 2PM.

Family Fun Night

Edgewood's PTO will hold a Family Fun Night on March 16, 2016 from 6:30-8pm in the big gym and PTO room.  You can purchase books at the book fair, play games in the gym, participate in a uniform donation or swap, or dontate books for RIF. Come to Edgewood for a night of fun!

LIMITED NUMBER OF PRE-K SLOTS AVAILABLE

There are only 4 Pre-K slots left.  REGISTER TODAY! 

Woodland Hills School District will have one (1) FULL DAY – 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. PA Pre-K Counts classroom located at Edgewood Primary for the 2015-16 school year (75 days instruction) starting on March 1st.  This program is open to residents whose children are four (4) years old by September 1, 2015 AND income is within 300% of federal poverty level.  See attached chart.  Please keep in mind that parents must provide transportation to and from school.  Please contact Renee Englert for availability at (412) 731-1300 ext. 0155.

2016 Spring Musical: Peter Pan

The Woodland Hills High School Department of Performing Arts proudly presents their 2016 musical production of Peter Pan!

The box office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm - 8pm and Wednesdays 2:30pm - 4pm.

CLICK HERE for all the details.

Woodland Hills 2000 Graduate Paul Ohodnicki Jr. Honored by President Obama

Yesterday, the White House issued a press release announcing that Paul and 105 other scientists were named as recipients of the Presidential Early Career in Science and Engineering Award. It's the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. He will meet the President in the spring.

Read the full article:  CLICK HERE

Woodland Hills Intermediate School to host award-winning author, Jacqueline Woodson!
Live Well Allegheny School District
Woodland Hills Biophilic Designs Win Third Place in Fairchild Challenge #4!

Congratulations to Woodland Hills Academy and Woodland Hills High School students who earned third place in the Middle School and High School Fairchild #4 Challenges for their biophilic designs. Biophilia means "the love of living things".  

Resolution Adopted by the Woodland Hills Board of School Directors at the Legislative Meeting on February 17, 2016
Mrs. Frederick's and Ms. Walter's Classes at Edgewood Are Composting

Mrs. Frederick’s Kindergarten class and Ms. Walter’s first graders are cooking up a batch of compost stew!  Using a vermicomposter, the classes are exploring how worms create and maintain soil quality.  They are learning about all the different types of things that can be composted and helping to create a greener space by composting our fruit grant scraps.  Thanks so much to the Woodland Hills Foundation for this incredible opportunity!

 
February 17, 2016 Legislative Meeting Agenda and Tabs
WHHS Rifle Wins 3rd Straight WPIAL Title Rifle Team Group Photo

Congratulations to the Wolverine Rifle Team on shooting with PRIDE and capturing a third straight WPIAL Championship title.  Final score for the Wolverines was 800-59X to outshoot Hempfield with an 800-57X.  It is the Wolverines 6th WPIAL Rifle title and fourth in the past 5 years.  The entire team will advance to the state championships next week. 

WHEA Epic Food Drive

Please help us “kick-off” an epic food drive! 
The Woodland Hills Teachers are organizing a food drive to benefit our local community food banks.We are asking for donations of all kinds.  
The teachers thank you in advance for your generosity and support in making this event a huge success! Click Here for more info

February 10, 2016 Agenda Setting Meeting Board Agenda and Tabs
Wolverine Super Bowl Alums Honored Super Bowl Alums Honored

The Woodland Hills High School is proud to be a participant in the NFL’s 50th Super Bowl Celebration by recognizing former student-athletes who have participated in this storied tradition.  While we do not have a former Wolverine participating in this year’s game between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, we were recognized by the NFL with four golden footballs for past participants.

Fresh Water for Flint

Students from the Woodland Hills Rankin Promise are working in a partnership with 5A Elite community activitism to help send fresh drinking water to Flint, Michigan. Click for more info.

WHHS Grad Making Waves in Florida

WHHS graduate JoAnn McDaniel-Chinn was recently appointed corporate compliance manager at MDLIVE, Inc., in Sunrise, Fla. McDaniel-Chinn earned a B.S. in criminal justice and an M.S. in criminal justice administration from Point Park University.

WH Students Raise $10,000 for St. Jude Hospital Through Think Through Math Points

In December, students across the country completed 73 million math problems on Think Through Math and used their points to donate to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.  The top donators in Western PA came from The Woodland Hills Academy.  On January 22, these students were invited to visit the TTM office downtown in order to present a check to St. Jude's for $10,000.  While there, students toured the building, spoke to the engineers, and wrote their own problem that could be used on TTM.  They ended their celebration with a pizza party hosted by TTM.  Read the full press release here.  Click READ MORE to see the WPXI newclip.

Woodland Hills Students’ Art Work Selected to be Displayed at Phipps

We are pleased to announce that Phipps Conservatory will be displaying three pieces of artwork that Woodland Hills students created for the Fairchild Challenge. 

Woodland Hills Academy Student Wins Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest

Congratulations to Woodland Hills Academy student Simone Wilson who was selected as the third grade winner in the Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest!!  The poster was created to promote the Ohio River Sweep. 

Attention: WHJSHS 8th Grade Students/Parents

Attention 8th Grade Students at the JR/SR High School:

If you are interested in attending the 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C. from May 20-22, 2016 please see Mrs. Green or Mrs. Nyapas by Monday, January 25th
January 20, 2016 Board Tabs and Agenda
ALA WHSD Community Kickoff
Woodland Hills Academy Sixth Graders Take First Place in Fairchild Challenge 3 Fairchild Challenge 3 2016

Congratulations to Academy sixth graders Aaniyah Garner and Madeline Douglas for winning first place in Fairchild Challenge 3 at Phipps.  They had to create a cartoon that described the effects of climate change on a particular plant species.  

WHHS GRAD TO PLAY FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

James Kiley (WHHS c/o 2015) will be playing with the University of Alabama's Million Dollar Band at the College Football National Championship game in Glendale, Arizona on Monday night. 

WHJSHS REOPENED: UPDATE

The water main break that affected the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School has been fixed. School operations will resume on Wednesday, January 6th.  Grade 7 will operate on a normal schedule.  Due to Keystone testing, the 8th-12th grades will operate on the Keystone Testing delay.  Click here for information on the 8th-12th grade schedule.

Finally, the basketball games scheduled for Woodland Hills High School will take place as scheduled.

****IMPORTANT INFORMATION****

Please Note:  Due to a water main break on the Jr/Sr High School Campus, the building will be closed at 5pm.  This is for Monday January 4th, 2016.  All athletic practices and events scheduled for this evening have been canceled.  Prime Time Tutoring students will be released and sent home on the 5 o'clock activity bus.

At this time, school for Tuesday January 5th, 2016 is scheduled as normal.  If this were to change, the district will notify you as soon as that decision is made.

WHHS Marching Band in FLA

Happy New Year from the WHHS Marching Band and Visual Ensemble.  Our students are performing at the Jan 2 Taxslayer Bowl (Penn State vs. Georgia) in Jacksonville, FLA. 

 

Promise Holiday Read-In

The Rankin Promise students were treated to a very special event on December 21, 2015.  Our WHSD Board President Mrs. Tara Reis, Mrs. Gisele Barreto Fetterman, Wilkinsburg Councilwoman Maurita Garrertt, Ms. Cathy Turner, and student readers Stephon C., Will R., and Kaniyah M., read various holiday stories to our elementary students.  The students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day!  Principal Carter would like to express a warm thank you to the volunteers for sharing their holiday spirit! 

Introducing Woodland Hills C.A.R.E.S

On December 18, 2015, Santa and Mrs. Claus visited the WHSD to kick off the Woodland Hills C.A.R.E.S (Connected And Resourceful Engagement with our Schools) Early Childhood initiative.   Some of our baby Wolverines were introduced to our district and Santa arrived with a resource gift bag for each one. 

Dr. Cyril Wecht is latest guest of the WHIS  Cyril Wecht with students

On December 11th world-renowned forensic pathologist, attorney and medical-legal consultant Dr. Cyril Wecht joined over 150 Woodland Hills Jr/Sr High School students to present forensic science and details of some of his most famous cases.

The visit was part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series (WHIS) and presented with the support Dean Ken Gormley of the Duquesne University School of Law.

WHSD Students Receive Special Merit Awards in Fairchild Challenge 2 Fairchild Challenge logo

Congratulations to Woodland Hills Academy sixth grader Madeline Douglas and Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School seventh grader Emma Papriella and senior Shayna Soles for receiving special merit awards in Fairchild Challenge 2 at Phipps Conservatory.

This challenge, “Be The Change”, required students to engage in a personal environmental action at home for a month in an effort to reduce climate change. They were asked to write an essay to explain how their environmental action impacted their family and the planet.  

Woodland Hills Reorganization Meeting & Legislative Meeting Agendas and Tabs
Woodland Hills Intermediate Student Government Stuffs a Bus

Today, several members of Woodland Hills Intermediate's Student Government traveled to Robinson Town Center to drop off a sizable donation of toys for Stuff a Bus.  Stuff a Bus is run each year by 96.1 KISS FM and morning hosts Mikey and Big Bob.  Last year, Stuff a Bus was able to stuff 42 buses.  This year, Woodland Hills Intermediate stuffed on bus 48 and the program ended with 52 buses stuffed for the Toys for Tots program.  Our school collected toys over the past week and traveled in a Woodland Hills School District bus (generously donated by First Student) in order to show how we are giving back to our communities helping each other out.  And that's the Wolverine way!

WHHS Grad on tonight's "The Wiz LIVE!" on NBC

Best of luck to WHHS 1998 graduate Asmeret Ghebremichael who will be performing this evening as part of the cast “The Wiz LIVE!” tonight on NBC.  Ms. Ghebremichael will perform alongside such notable performers as Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier and Ne-Yo.

Information on the broadcast can be found here:  http://www.nbc.com/the-wiz-live

Woodland Hills Academy Students Appear on Saturday Light Brigade Radio Show Fairchild Challenge Winners 2015

Woodland Hills Academy Fairchild Challenge winners, Ella Conti and Madeline Douglas, appeared on the Saturday Light Brigade radio show on Saturday, November 28th. 

Hometown High-Q Team Defeats USC & FC  High-Q Team Logo

Congratulations as the Woodland Hills High School academic team DEFEATS teams from Fox Chapel and Upper Saint Clair on KDKA's Hometown High-Q Quiz show! WHHS is on to the playoff round! 

2015 WHHS Performing Arts Show

The Woodland Hills High School Department of Performing Arts will present All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten on Thursday, Dec. 10, Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased at the door, from a cast member, or from Mrs. Godfrey.

Winter Keystone Exams

The Winter Keystone Exams finish this week.  Please review the following information:  CLICK HERE

BUS SCHEDULE

Stuff the Bus 2015

Woodland Hills Intermediate Student Government is participating in Stuff a Bus this year. We would like to encourage everybody to bring in a new sealed toy to the drop off box at the Intermediate School. The toys collected will help some members of the communities in the Woodland Hills School District. Drop off will be starting immediately and run through Friday, December 4 in the morning. On Friday, December 4, Student Government will transport the toys to the Stuff a Bus central location at Robinson Town Center. Please help us to help kids and families who need it!

WHHS Defeats Fox Chapel and USC on Hometown High-Q

Woodland Hills High School defeated Fox Chapel and Upper Saint Clair in the first round of the 2015-2016 KDKA Hometown High-Q Academic Competition.  The team will now move on to the playoff round in the new year.  The Woodland Hills Hometown High-Q team members are senior, Max Klemmer (team captain), senior, Seamus McGuigan, and junior, Alex Havrilla. The team is coached by Mrs. Lesley McDonough.  Congratulations team!

 

DMC Training at Rankin

On Nov 13th, secondary students at the Rankin Promise Program participated in the Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) training program.  The goal of the DMC is to eliminate the over-representation of youth of color in the Pennsylvania juvenile justice system.
 

Public and Charter School Finance Basics

Open Letter to Parents of the WHSD from the Superintendent
WHIS Event Focuses on Braddock District Logo

On November 18th Dr. David Preston joined over 130 Woodland Hills Jr/Sr High School students to present on the Battle of the Monongahela and his newest book on the subject.  Dr. Preston’s visit was part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series and gave students a look into the shaping of what became Braddock and North Braddock, the City of Pittsburgh and the American West.

Forbes Road CTC Open House

Attention parents and students:  Forbes Road CTC is having an OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday, December 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE MEETING RESCHEDULED

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TECHNOLOGY MEETING ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH HAS BEEN CHANGED TO TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH @ 5:00 P.M.
 

Wolverines in WPIAL Playoff Action Friday at Fox Chapel

The Wolverines have advanced to the semi-final round of the WPIAL Football Playoffs and will play the Central Catholic Vikings on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.  The game will be played at Fox Chapel High School. This is a WPIAL event.  A portion of the ticket pre-sales benefits the Woodland Hills School District.

November 9, 2015 Special Meeting Agenda and Tabs
WHHS Senior Places First in Fairchild Challenge

Congratulations to senior, Max Klemmer, for winning first place in the Fairchild Challenge on “Your Brain on Nature” through Phipps Conservatory. Students from across the Pittsburgh area were asked to write an essay about the benefits of Shinrin Yoku (Japanese for Forest Bathing), along with their personal experiences with the practice. 

Woodland Hills Academy Wins First Place in Fairchild Challenge #1 at Phipps

Congratulations to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from the Woodland Hills Academy for winning first place in Fairchild Challenge #1 at Phipps Conservatory.  

Woodland Hills Intermediate Sixth Grade Gifted Students Place Second in Fairchild Challenge 1 at Phipps

Sixth grade gifted students at Woodland Hills Intermediate are participating in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps Conservatory this year.  The first challenge for Middle School students required them to create a book comprised of twenty haiku, with cover art and illustrations.  Students found inspiration for their “Nearby Nature Haiku” book during a nature walk around their school building, and used recycled materials for the cover art and all illustrations.  The judges of the Fairchild Challenge 1 awarded the Intermediate Center gifted students second place for their outstanding project.  Congratulations!

 

WHSD Teams Dominate History Bowl

Congratulations to 7th and 8th grade gifted students from both the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High and Academy for their first and third place wins at the AIU History Bowl.

November 4, 2015 Agenda Setting Meeting Tabs and Agenda
Prestogeorge and Hilf Represent WHHS at PMEA Honor Choir

Congratulations to senior Leah Prestogeorge and sophomore Madeline Hilf for representing Woodland Hills at the 2015 PMEA District 1 Honors Choir taking place at Seton Hill University. 

Woodland Hills School District Educators Recognized at Champions of Change Celebration

The Woodland Hills School District is pleased to announce that two district teachers and one district administrator have been named as “Champions of Change” by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s Center for Creativity and its partner, Common Sense Media.  Mrs. Christyn Coles, Mr. Kevin McGuire and Ms. Licia Lentz received the award that acknowledges those educators and leaders who use creative approaches to enhance learning and who serve as an example of what should occur in every classroom, for every student.  Champions of Change awardees embrace technology and seek new and effective ways to engage children in the learning process.

Click Learn More to read full article.

WHSD Grad Puts Talents on Ice

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Carnegie Mellon’s Sam Ventura.

He’s not a play-making forward, a hard-hitting defenseman or a lightning quick goaltender, but the 27-year-old junior faculty member (and WHSD Grad) in the Statistics Department is hoping to make a big impact nonetheless.

Click here to read the article

Center for Urban Education event at WHJSHS

Why are students of color more harshly disciplined than others? What can you do to help change the trend? Join the Center for Urban Education for a panel and group discussion as we develop new strategies for addressing racial disparities in the administration of school discipline in Southwestern Pennsylvania.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Transportation and Food Service Committee Meeting Canceled

The Transportation and Food Service Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, 2015 has been Canceled. 

 

2015 Annual Band Fruit Sale

We are at the time of year already for the WHHS Music Department’s Annual Florida Fresh Fruit Sale.  As you may or may not know, the Music Department depends upon this sale to be successful for the purpose helping students attend and participate in musical performances and/or trips.

The Executive Team Presents "Unity in Diversity"

 

The Woodland Hills Executive Team discussed the reconfiguration of the District at the Pennsylvania School Boards Association Leadership Conference.

WQED Remake Learning: Sisters eSTEAM

An afterschool program in Woodland Hills and in pop-up sites around Allegheny County teaches young women such cool things as the science in cosmetics and Newton's Laws of Motion through Dance. Designed primarily for African American young women in 7th and 8th grade, it's also aimed at kids in poverty, and offers a taste and introduction to the possibilities of pursuing a STEAM career in the future. Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRjUgLMP2Gw

Homecoming 2015

The Homecoming parade will take place at 6:00 pm following the traditional route in Turtle Creek on Friday, October 16th, followed by the football game against West Allegheny at 7:30 pm at the Wolvarena.  The Homecoming dance will be Saturday evening, October 17th at the High School.  

October 14, 2015 Legislative Board Meeting Agenda and Tabs
Attention Parents: PSAT Test on 10/14/2015

Please be advised that the PSAT Test will be administered at the JR/SR High School on Wednesday October 14, 2015.  This will cause a change in the daily schedule for some students:   DETAILS HERE

WHSD Working To Prevent Domestic Violence

WHSD Superintendent Alan Johnson knows that stopping violence against women begins with teaching young men about responsibility and respect. Every day, Al has a front row seat, witnessing the impact of violence in the lives of his students. He knows we can work together to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault. 

 

Free Flu Shots at Woodland Hills Intermediate

 

October 7, 2015 Agenda Setting Meeting Tabs and Agenda
Navy Commissioning Ceremony for WHHS Graduate

The Woodland Hills School District hosted the commisioning ceremony for Navy Lieutenant Commander Michael Mihaly.  The 1990 graduate of Woodland Hills High School chose Woodland Hills as the location of his commisioning due to his deep love and respect for the district.  Congratulations Commander Mihaly!

Honors for Wolverine Senior

Wolverine senior Miles Sanders received an honorary jersey as the Under Armour All-America Game Selection Tour  visited Woodland Hills on Wednesday.

Open House for Elementary Buildings and Academy

Parents and Guardians are welcomed to join the staff of Wilkins Primary, Edgewood Primary, and the Woodland Hills Academy for Open House on Wednesday September 30th from 6:30-8:30. We look forward to seeing you!!

STEM Instructors Needed

The Consortium for Public Education has partnered with the Woodland Hills School District to provide an after-school program for students in grades 7 and 8. The Prime Time Program provides tutoring and experiential learning opportunities for these students.  
 

The Consortium is seeking two STEM Technology Instructors.  CLICK HERE for more information. 

Support the Woodland Intermediate Maker Movement

 

Become an OASIS Tutor

OASIS INTERGENERATIONAL TUTORING:  An Hour A Week Can Change  A Child’s Life.  Become an OASIS tutor.  Help a child in your neighborhood learn to read! No teaching experience is necessary.   Tutor a student in Woodland Hills School District.  Free training will be given to mature adults 50 and over.  All materials, books, and supplies are provided by OASIS. Ongoing education is offered at no charge.

Click on "Learn More" for training sessions.

This program is operated in partnership with Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

Transportation/Food Service Committee Meeting Canceled

The Transportation/Food Service Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2015 is Canceled. 

Wolverine Soccer at Highmark Stadium

Woodland Hills School District Code of Conduct
September 9, 2015 Board Legislative Meeting Agenda
Woodland Hills vs Peters Township LIVE BROADCAST

***Attention Wolverine Football Fans***

***Attention Wolverine Football Fans***  Please read the following announcements about student ticket sales for all football home games.  

 

UPDATE:  The last day to purchase adult and student football season passes will be Thursday, September 10.  Season passes will not be sold at the gate.

 

September 2, 2015 Board Agenda Setting Meeting
ATTENTION WOLVERINE FANS!

The scrimmage schedule for 7pm tonight (Friday August 28, 2015) will be for adults (18 years or older) ONLY!  Any school aged student who wishes to attend the scrimmage tonight at the Wolvarena must be accompanied by an attending adult.  There will be no exceptions.  Thank you.

WHHS Grad Wins Penguins Foundation Scholarship

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, along with their partner Reed Smith, awarded 21 scholarships to local high school students for the 2014-2015 school year.  Woodland Hills High School 2015 graduate Samantha Edinger, who will attend Grove City College this Fall, was one of the recipients.  

WHSD on Tube City Online


Tube City Online

Guest: Licia Lentz, curriculum coordinator, Woodland Hills School District. Topic: Lentz and two other Woodland Hills school officials were recently invited to the White House to discuss strategies for improving discipline in public schools.  LISTEN NOW

August 12, 2015 Agenda Setting Board Meeting
PT Summer Camp

The Consortium For Public Education, (TCFPE) in conjunction with the Woodland Hills School District, (WHSD) hosted the six-week Prime Time Summer Camp Program at the Woodland Hills High School.  The Prime Time Summer Camp offered enriching curricula to area students which focused on science, the arts, multimedia, heritage, culture and positive social relationships.  

2015 Bookbag Giveway!! Woodland Hills Logo

CityReach Church will be giving away 750 bookbags filled with school supplies to students in the Mon-Valley Area.  Stop by their tent during Braddock Community Day to get your FREE bookbag!!!

**STUDENT MUST BE PRESENT AT EVENT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A BOOKBAG**

 

WHSD K-6 Dress Code & District-Wide Start Times

Please review the district-wide K-12 school start times and K-6 dress code which will be in place at Edgewood, Wilkins, Intermediate Center, Academy and Promise Program.  

You can view the building start times by CLICKING HERE.

You can view the dress code by CLICKING HERE.

Central Registration NOW Open!

Fairless Elementary

The NEW Central Registration Office is now open at the relocated Administration Building in the former Ben Fairless Elementary School. 

 



 

WHSD
531 Jones Ave.
North Braddock, PA 15104    CLICK HERE for directions.

Beat the rush and register your child NOW for the upcoming school year. Registration hours are from 8am-3pm. Registration forms are available online to fill out ahead of time.
CLICK HERE for a list of documents that you will need.
CLICK HERE for the K-3 attendance zones.

 

PLAN FOR EXCELLENCE STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

The WHSD "Plan for Excellence Steering Committee" Meeting will take place on Monday August 10, 2015, 6PM at the WHSD Administration Building located at 531 Jones Ave, North Braddock.

WHSD Comprehensive Plan

To review the WHSD Comprehensive Plan please CLICK HERE.  
(Updated 7/8/2015)

WHHS Football & Volleyball Information

Incoming 7,8,9 graders interested in football.  Conditioning will start Tuesday's and Thursday's July 7,2015 from 3-5 pm at the Wolvarena in Turtle Creek PA.  Incoming 9,10,11 and 12 graders varsity volleyball camp will be held on July 13-17 from 9am - 3pm at the high school in the auxiliary gym.

WHSD Board approved Final Budget

The WHSD Board approved Final Budget on 6/17/2015

Woodland Hills school board voted on June 17th to approve the budget for the 2015-16 school year.


Click here for budget information.

PrimeTime Summer Camp - IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER!

Rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade students in the Woodland Hills school district are invited to attend the PrimeTime Summer Camp beginning June 22nd and continuing through July 30th, every Monday through Thursday at Woodland Hills High School.

Click here for Bus Schedule 

Proposed CODE OF CONDUCT changes

To view the proposed code of conduct for WHSD please CLICK HERE.
(updated 7/2/2015)

We're Moving

The Administration team is moving this Monday and Tuesday!

We are moving from our Churchill location to Fairless Elementary, located in North Braddock.  There may be limited phone communication during this move. Voice mail will still function, and we will respond to all inquires as quickly as possible.

Thank You for your patience during this move!

 

JUNE 17, 2015 LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEETING
June 10, 2015 Agenda Setting Meeting

KENNYWOOD TICKET SALE JUNE 22, 2015

KENNYWOOD COMMUNITY TICKET SALE WILL BE HELD ON

MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015 FROM  10:00-2:00 

AT THE

 FORMER WOODLAND HILLS ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 

2430 GREENSBURG PIKE

PITTSBURGH, PA 15221

TICKETS ARE $26.00

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE AT  412.731.1300 X 0183.

 

WHHS's 'Drood' earns 6 Kelly Awards

The Woodland Hills High School production of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" brought home six Gene Kelly Awards for Excellance in high school musical theater including the coveted "Best Musical" award for a 10th time.  Woodland Hills has now garnered a record 188 nominations and 97 awards in the 25 year history of the event.  

Braddock Community Health Day

Allegheny Health Network is sponsoring the Braddock Community Health Day on Saturday May 30 from 11:00am -3:00 pm in the BORO Lot on the corner of Library Street and Braddock Ave.  

This free event for the community is for everyone! Attendees of all fitness levels will be encouraged to move, participate and have fun! Health and wellness screenings/information will be available. Come tour the new AHN Braddock Urgent Care Center.

Electrify Your Strings

On Thursday, May 21st, the Woodland Hills School District Department of Performing Arts presented Electrify Your Strings with the help of renowned electric violinist Bridgid Bibbens.  Approximately 250 WH string players in grades 4 through 12 from all schools in the WHSD participated in a two-day workshop with Bridgid and the awesome concert that followed.  

For information about purchasing a DVD of the concert, please contact Ms. Klicker at klicsa@whsd.net

Woodland Hills Alum Hired by Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have named Woodland Hills High School grad Steve Meyer as a coaching assistant.  Meyer will assist in the daily operations for the offense, defense and special teams units, which includes game preparation, video analysis and scouting of opponents.

Board Curriculum Committee Meeting

All are cordially invited to attend the monthly Curriculum Committee Meeting that will be held at the Junior High Auditorium directly after the Intermediate Schools' Preview Night Presentation that begins at 6:30 PM.  Click on Learn More for the agenda.

Wilkins Elementary 5th Graders Visited by Holocaust Survivor

Ms. Shulamit Bastacky, a Holocaust survivor, visited Wilkins Elementary on Monday, May 18. Ms. Bastacky was a "Hidden Jewish Child" from the Nazi party during World War II.  A Catholic nun saved her life when she was an infant and kept her safe from the Nazis for the first few years of her life.   Ms. Bastacky shared her incredible story and triumphs with the 5th Grade students and teachers.  

Click "Learn More" to see videos and pictures from this presentation.

Woodland Hills Sixth Graders Win Second Place in Fairchild Challenge

Congratulations to our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who participated in the Middle School Fairchild Challenge at Phipps. The competition included schools from all around the Pittsburgh area, with over 1,500 students participating. They completed five different environmental challenges over the course of the 2014-2015 school year.

Woodland Hills Students Participate in Scholars’ Decathlon at Penn State

Fifth and Sixth grade students from Shaffer, Dickson and The Academy participated in the second annual Scholars’ Decathlon at Penn State’s Greater Allegheny campus on May 1st.  The event included three sessions: Math and Music, Science and Technology and Visual Arts and Literature.  Students earned points for civility, courage, creativity and correctness. Congratulations to all of the students for an outstanding performance!

5th Annual Shaffer Elementary Science Olympiad

Shaffer's fifth annual Science Olympiad was held on May 20, 2015.  Congratulations to the Galactic Giraffes who were this year's first place team!

WHSD Preview Night Information

WHSD Preview Nights continue on June 2nd at the Secondary Campus in Churchill.  Preview begin at 6:30 pm.  Please join us!



Secondary Campus - BUS ROUTES & TIMES

WHHS Juniors Win the Fairchild Global Art Challenge

Congratulations to Miranda Miller and Jessica Burch, two juniors at Woodland Hills High School, for winning the Global Art Challenge for 2014-2015 "Plants and their Pollinators" with their artwork, entitled “Blue Flag Iris and the Mason Bee.” 

Academy's 'Cash for Companions' Campaign Raises over $900 for Wildlife Center

Madeline Hildebrand, a sixth grade student at the Woodland Hills Academy, wanted to conduct a service project as part of her gifted programming.  She organized and implemented the Cash for Companions Fundraiser to raise money for the Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center in Verona. 

May 13, 2015 LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEETING
2015 14th Congressional District Art Show

Woodland Hills High School Students, Faiza Amir, Miranda Miller, and Isis Duncan won awards at the 2015 14th Congressional District Art Show, An Artistic Endeavor.   

Faiza placed fourth, Miranda placed third, (last year Miranda took 1st. place) and Isis made an Honorable Mention.  All participants received recognition for participating.

WHHS Swimmers Sign to Colleges

WHHS Swimmers Justin Newman and Davon Saunders signed letter-of-intent this morning to continue their careers at local colleges.  Justin will be attending St. Vincent College and Davon at Chatham University.

Electrify Your Strings: Velocity Tour

May 21st 7:00pm

Woodland Hills High School Auditorium 

Tickets are $5.00 at the door or in advance from the school's orchestra teacher. 

Dickson Elementary Service Project

Students at Dickson Elementary completed a service project for the elderly in our community.  Using donated fabric from JoAnn Fabrics through The Education Partnership, they made blankets and distributed them to various personal care homes throughout the district. 

May 6, 2015 Agenda Setting Meeting
WHSD and Kelly Service Open House

Invite Substitute Teachers, Retired Teachers, New Educational Graduates or any PA Certified Teacher to tour the new state of the art facility and welcome those interested in becoming substitute teachers for Kelly Educational Staffing.

There are several open positions for Substitute Teachers for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year!

There will be several prize giveaways for attending including electronics, gift baskets, gift cards, Woodland Hills apparel and much more!

CLICK HERE for more information!

WHHS Track Shines at Penn Relays

It was a very successful weekend for Woodland Hills Track at the 121st Penn Relays at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Wilkins Elementary Raises Money for American Heart Association, Jump Rope for Heart

In February 2015, Wilkins Elementary students participated in Jump Rope for Heart, through the American Heart Association.  Wilkins students raised $400!!  The Wilkins teachers also participated in National Wear Red Day the beginning of February and raised $92.00.   With the help of many Wilkins students and staff, we were able to exceed last year's amount!  

Board Curriculum Committee Meeting

All are cordially invited to attend the monthly Curriculum Committee Meeting this coming Wednesday night at 7:00 PM in the High School Media Center. There will be only one agenda topic and that will be the discussion of the Curriculum budget for the upcoming year. We will also take a look at Federal Programs funding. Please plan to join us!

Welcome Video: Woodland Hills Intermediate School

 

 

Welcome Video: Woodland Hills Secondary Campus

 

 

 

 

Help WHHS Students Win Art Challenge

Two WHHS Juniors, Miranda Miller & Jessica Burch, are finalists in an online art competition for the Fairchild Challenge.  Help these young ladies out by visiting their Facebook page and "LIKING" their art piece.  CLICK HERE

Fairless Student's Essay Chosen

Deondre Boyd-Pollard, fifth grader at Fairless Elementary, has been awarded second place winner for the 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates Jackie Robinson Art, Essay & Poetry Contest for the 5th & 6th Grade Essay category from over 3,800 entries submitted.  

Vote for the JR High STEM Stars!

Check out our video and give a 'Thumbs-up" vote for our JR High STEM Stars.  Our video, "Pittsburgh Food Science", briefly looks at just one way science, technology, engineering and math play an important part in our everyday lives.  We feature bacon-cheddar pierogies because who doesn't like pierogies?  The i5 video competition voting for the 'Viewer's Choice' category ends this Sunday, April 12th.

APRIL 8, 2015 LEGISLATIVE MEETING
GO Parents! Workshop on April 18th

ATTENTION PARENTS...It's not too late to sign up for this great workshop!!  Deadline for registration is Friday, April 10th!!!

GO (Growth Opportunitities for) Parents! Workshop, a parent workshop presented by the Woodland Hills School District, is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015.  Click "Read More" for more information!

WHHS Spring Musical Teaser

 

 

2015 Art Show

The 2015 Art Show Opening Reception will be Friday, April 24, 2015 from 5:30-8:00 PM at the Woodland Hills High School in the lobby of the new gym.  The Art Show will also be open Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 & 6:30-8:00 PM. 

APRIL 1, 2015 AGENDA SETTING MEETING
Board Curriculum Committee Meeting Invitation

All are cordially invited to attend the next Curriculum Committee Meeting to be held at the Media Center in the High School at 7:00 PM on March 25, 2015.  To read the agenda click on learn more.

WHHS Alumni Win Ed Block Courage Awards

Congratulation to former Wolverines Rontez Miles and Rob Gronkowski who won the Ed Block Courage Award for the New York Jets and New England Patriots respectively.

FAIRLESS SELECTED SEED KEEPER HOME FARMER IN PA

The Seed Keeper Company's goal is to celebrate school gardens by awarding a Seed Keep Home Farmer to a school in every state.  Fairless Elementary School was selected to be the recipient for the state of Pennsylvania.  

Congratulations to Valerie Alchier for her creative use of the garden as a classroom and her students for maintaining the garden at Fairless Elementary!

SNOW MAKE-UP DAYS

SNOW MAKE UP DAYS ARE DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS:

Thursday, February 19, 2015 will be made up on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Friday, February 20, 2015 will be made up on Monday, April 6, 2015.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILDREN ARE IN ATTENDANCE ON THESE DAYS.

Please click on this link to view the revised 2014-2015 Calendar.

WHHS Swimmer at PIAA Championships

Congratulations to Senior swimmer Claudia Zido on her fourth consecutive trip to the PIAA Swimming Championships. She will be competing in the 100 yard Freestyle Saturday at Bucknell University.

7th and 8th Grade Chess Team Wins Big at ESSPA

Gifted students from the Junior High and the Academy had a strong showing at the annual ESSPA Chess Tournament.

Teams from Woodland Hills came in 1st and 3rd place overall.  

2014-2015 REVISED SCHOOL CALENDAR
Academy Update
MARCH 11, 2015 - LEGISLATIVE MEETING
2 Hour Delay on Friday, March 6, 2015

The Woodland Hills School District will have a 2 Hour Delay on Friday, March 6, 2015. 

Junior High Musical Patron's Performance will be held tonight at 7:00 PM as scheduled.

Junior High Musical Patron's Performance will be held tonight at 7:00 PM as scheduled.

School is Canceled on Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Woodland Hills School District has Canceled School on Thursday, March 5, 2015. 

NOTICE !!!

All district, afternoon activities are canceled today!

March 04th, 2015

 

The School Board Meeting will be held as scheduled.
 

 

 

2 Hour Delay on Monday, March 2, 2015

The Woodland Hills School District will have a 2 Hour Delay on Monday, March 2, 2015. 

MARCH 4, 2015 AGENDA SETTING MEETING
Millionaire Book Club Event Rescheduled for 3/2/15

The previously cancelled (due to weather) Millionaire Book Club event has been rescheduled for Monday, March 2nd.  The event will take place in the Wilkins Elementary cafetorium from 6:30-7:30pm.  Refreshments will be served.  We hope to see you there!! 

New York Times Best Selling Author Andrea Davis Pinkney Visits Dickson Elementary

 

 

Woodland Hills Kickoff to Kindergarten Event - TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE

The reorganized Woodland Hills School District cordially invites all future kindergarten age children and their parents to participate in the Woodland Hills Kickoff to Kindergarten Event on Saturday, March 7, 2015To view the bus schedule please click on "Learn More".

WHHS Swimmers at WPIAL's

Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Swim Teams for amazing performances at the WPIAL Championships.

Woodland Hills Kickoff to Kindergarten Event POSTPONED -

Woodland Hills Kickoff to Kindergarten Event Postponed until Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Wiklins Elementary School and Edgewood Elementary School.  

Athletics and Transportation/Food Service Committee Meetings Canceled

The Athletics and Transportation/Food Service Committee Meetings are Canceled this evening.  The Transportation/Food Service Committee Meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM.  

Millionaire Book Club Event Cancelled for 2/18/15

Due to inclement weather, the Millionaire Book Club event that was to be held at Wilkins Elementary from 6:30-7:30pm tonight, has been postponed.  

The event will be rescheduled.  Check back on the WHSD website or individual elementary building pages for the rescheduled date.

Mardi Gras dance cancelled!!!

The Mardi Gras dance at WHHS scheduled for tonight has been cancelled for tonight due to weather and will be rescheduled!

3 WHHS Rifle Team Members earn WPIAL Medals

Three WHHS shooters placed in the top ten at the WPIAL Rifle Individual Tournament on Thursday and have qualified for the State Individual Rifle Championships.  The trio was highlighted by Senior Mike Krivi who was WPIAL Champion.

FEBRUARY 11, 2015 LEGISLATIVE MEETING
Check out the JR High Musical FAME Blog
Junior High student artwork entered in Fairchild Global Challenge

Congratulations to 8th grade student Hailey Sanoske. Hailey and other students from the Junior High competed in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps. Her drawing is one of 10 from Western Pennsylvania chosen to be entered in the Global Challenge competition in April.

It's not too late to register for Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year!!

We've added additional dates for you to register your child for Kindergarten at our newly reorganized Primary Schools for next year.  Bring your child (who will be 5 years old by September 1st 2015) to the WH Primary School @ Wilkins on Tuesday, April 7th, between noon and 7pm, or the WH Primary School @ Edgewood on Thursday, April 9th, between noon and 7pm.  Click here for more information.

Woodland Hills Academy Student Takes Second Place In Fairchild Challenge #3 at Phipps Fairchild Challenge 2 2015 winning entry

Congratulations to Caden Ferita for winning second place in Fairchild Challenge #2 at Phipps.  The second challenge asked middle school students in grades 6-8 to create a colored pencil or graphite drawing of a Western Pennsylvania plant and its pollinator.  Caden created a stunning drawing of a Ruby Throated Hummingbird pollinating a Red Cardinal Flower.

FEBRUARY 4, 2015 AGENDA BOARD MEETING
AFTER SCHOOL MEALS

Please CLICK HERE for information on the 'After School Meals' for school-age children in the community for the 2014-2015 school year.

A Note From The Superintendent

Implementation of the Plan for Excellence has already begun.  District administrators have been hard at work securing proposals for the complex task of moving furniture and equipment over a very short summer of 2015.  Administrators and representative of the Woodland Hills Education Association have also been working very closely and cooperatively to assure that all of our buildings will be staffed by the best and brightest teachers we have.  By very early February we hope to have named a Plan for Excellence Steering Committee that will assist the Board of Directors in monitoring and overseeing the progress of the Plan’s implementation.  We will also hold periodic community forums to help keep the members of the Woodland Hills community as up to date as possible on the work being done to make this exciting new vision a reality.  The Plan for Excellence represents what is perhaps the biggest change in the history of the Woodland Hills School District going back almost to its inception.  It is a bold and sweeping change that we believe will make our District among the best and most attractive public school systems in Allegheny County.  Our residents, and above all our students, deserve nothing less. We welcome you to the start of a new Woodland Hills School District.   It is my sincere hope that you will join us in this effort and that, together, we can move from a Plan for Excellence to a reality of excellence!

All After School Activities Cancelled Monday, January 26, 2015

The Woodland Hills School District has cancelled all After School Activities on Monday, January 26, 2015.

CHOCOLATE AND DIAMOND AFFAIR

The Woodland Hills Foundation cordially invites you to our sixth annual

Chocolate & Diamonds Affair

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day!

6 pm

Edgewood Country Club

WHSD Faculty & Staff Tickets are $40/individual $80/couple

*Black Tie Optional*

(Tuxedos/Suits can be rented at Tuxedo Junction, 3463 William Penn Hwy, Monroeville)

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This year's Friend of the Foundation Award recipient is Ali Nespoli.

Dessert will be provided by ManneyCakes.

 

Attached please find this year's invitation and RSVP card.  RSVPs can be printed out and mailed to:

Woodland Hills Foundation

PO Box 321

Turtle Creek, PA 15145

 

Questions can be directed to general.info@woodlandhillsfoundation.org or rebecca.f.kurtz@gmail.com.

We'll see you on Valentine's Day!

 

Wolverine Wrestler Finishes 3rd at ACWC

Wolverine Wrestler Tyriq Thompson took 3rd place in the annual Allegheny County Wrestling Championships this past weekend. 

RECONVENIED LEGISLATIVE MEETING OF JANUARY 14, 2015 ON JANUARY 21, 2015 7:30 PM

PLEASE CLICK ON THS LINK TO VIEW THE AGENDA AND BOARD TABS FOR THE RECONVENIED LEGISLATIVE MEETING OF JANUARY 14, 2015 TO BE HELD ON JANUARY 21, 2015 AT 7:30 PM - ADMINISTRATION BUILDING.

IF YOU WISH TO REGISTER TO SPEAK --- YOU MUST REGISTER BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015 -  4:00 PM.  PLEASE CALL MS. PUHL TO REGISTER TO SPEAK  - 412.731.1300 X0178

PUBLIC MEETING - TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015 7:00 PM

the Board of School Directors will convene a Public Hearing to discuss the Alternatives to the Plan For Excellence and any other business that comes before the board on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Administrative Building, 2430 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA  15221. 

Sonya Martin Fundraiser

The Sonya Martin Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Rankin Croatian Home located at 236 4th Avenue Rankin, PA 15104. The Fundraiser will be held from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  

JANUARY 14, 2015 LEGISLATIVE MEETING
2 Hour Delay on Friday, January 9, 2015

The Woodland Hills School District will have a 2 Hour Delay on Friday, January 9, 2015.  

2 Hour Delay on Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Woodland Hills School District will have a 2 Hour Delay on Thursday, January 8, 2015.  

PUBLIC NOTICE
JANUARY 7, 2015 AGENDA SETTING MEETING
Dickson Says Happy Holidays

 

 

Shaffer Elementary Intergenerational Music Session
On Wednesday, Dec. 3, the Shaffer Intermediate Band hosted the New Horizons Band for a side by side rehearsal. The age of our group that day ranged from 10 to 92!! The New Horizons Band, formed by Paulette Gulakowski, is an adult beginning band that is based in Turtle Creek. That afternoon each band performed a few selections for each other and also played together. Percussionist AJ Davis  and Mrs Hertrick performed with the New Horizons band on Saturday, Dec 6 at Turtle Creek Light up Night. AJ was truly their "little" drummer boy!
 
Click "Learn More" to watch videos from the event!!
Shaffer Sixth Grade Students Take First Place In Fairchild Challenge #2 at Phipps

Congratulations to Bilquisu Abdullah, Syed Rizvi and Sean Bright for earning first place in Fairchild Challenge #2 at Phipps. The second challenge asked middle school students in grades 6-8 to create a photo essay about the relationship between people and edible plants. Over 265 entries were submitted for the second challenge.

Girls Night Out a Huge Success

For the second year, the WHSD Certified School Nurse’s planned and hosted an evening of fun and healthy activities for middle school girls in the district…Girl’s Night Out!

WHFBA Spaghetti Dinner & Bake Sale

Join the Wolverine Football Boosters for their "Spaghetti Dinner & Bake Sale Fundraiser" on Wednesday December 10th from 4PM to 7 PM at WHHS.

WHHS and the Churchill Police Department Help 'Stuff-a-Bus'

The Woodland Hills Wolverines are celebrating the holiday spirit by donating to the less fortunate through the KISS-FM 96.1 'Stuff-a-Bus' toy drive for Toys for Tots.  The fundraiser was organized by the Woodland Hills High School student leadership class in conjunction with the Churchill Police Department. 

DECEMBER 10, 2014 SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE MEETING
Polar Express Night at WHHS

Pack up the kids and join the WHHS Interact Club for their annual 'Polar Express Night' on Tuesday December 16th at 5:00 pm.

Caring for Asthma in Our Region’s Schoolchildren Program

The Spirit of Health Caring for Asthma in Our Region’s Schoolchildren program (CAReS) is a mobile asthma management program that brings free asthma care to children while they are at school.

The Spirit of Health van will visit all six Woodland Hills Elementary Schools during the 2014-2015 school year and provide ongoing asthma care. 

Click here for more info.

 

Tutors & Classroom Assistants Needed:

The Consortium for Public Education has partnered with the Woodland Hills School District to provide an after-school program for our students in grades 7 and 8. The Prime Time Program provides tutoring and experiential learning opportunities for these students.   The Consortium is seeking Prime Time Tutors and Classroom Assistants for the 2014-2015 school year. 

Click here for details

DECEMBER 1, 2014 LEGISLAIVE MEETING AGENDA AND BOARD TABS
WHHS Winter Concert

The High School Concert Band, 9th Grade Band, Advanced and Intermediate Choir will hold its winter concert on Monday January 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the HS auditorium.

WHHS Alum Brings Students Together Through Art

Artist, teacher and WHHS '93 Ramon Riley united his Pine-Richland High School students with students from his alma mater Woodland Hills High School to create art for a professional art exhibition.

WHHS '03 Grad Ryan Mundy Pro Bowl Nominee

Please vote for Woodland Hills Alum, Ryan Mundy who is the starting strong safety (SS) for the Chicago Bears.  Ryan has 54 tackles and 2 interceptions.  CLICK HERE to vote for your favorite NFL players and Woody High's very own Ryan Mundy.

WHHS Dept. of Performing Arts presents: Working!

The Woodland Hills High School Department of Performing Arts will present Working on December 11, 12, & 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  Working is a collection of songs and monologues based on the book by Studs Terkel titled, Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.

Holiday Shopping Event and Fundraiser

 

Tues. Nov. 18, 6-8 PM

Featuring holiday music performed by Dickson Band and Orchestra Students and Teachers

Profits from the Event will support Dickson's "Journey Around the World" Program

Barnes and Noble Book Fair -- NOV 22
 
Saturday Nov 22,  11:00---3:00 PM
Barnes & Noble @ The Waterfront
 
Start your holiday shopping and join us for an evening of fun to support the Junior High Library!
NOVEMBER 12, 2014 LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEETING AGENDA AND BOARD TABS
LIKE WHSD on Facebook!

School Director Application Process

The Woodland Hills School District is accepting applications for the position of School Director to serve a one-year term. Please click here for information on the application process.

WHHS vs. Central Catholic

NOVEMBER 5, 2014 AGENDA SETTING MEETING
WPIAL PLAYOFFS: WHHS vs. North Hills
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING

All are cordially invited to the Committee Meeting on Monday, November 3 from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the High School Media Center.

Agenda:

Maleficent - Nov 13

The Junior High Gifted Department is sponsoring a Family Movie Night on November 13th @ 6:00

Maleficent

Admission $2.00

Snacks and raffle tickets will be on sale

WHHS Students, WH Staff and Alumni Perform at Heinz Hall

Senior Alexander Berkley, freshman Riley O'Neil, WH music staff member and '00 alumni Katie Miller, and '98 alumni Dan Parasky performed at Heinz Hall on Sunday, Oct. 26 as part of a 140 piece flute orchestra.  The performance, which was part of the Pittsburgh Symphony's Divine Travel concert, featured two different world premiere pieces. 

WHHS vs. Penn Hills
SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEETING - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
WH Marching Band- New High Score!


Congratulations to the Marching Band and Images Visual Ensemble, who broke their all time high score (84.45 Spamalot) with a score of 84.95 at the Tournament of Band Chapter 8 Championships on Saturday! 

They also won first place in the General Effect Music category and our head flute section leader, Samantha Edinger, won the TOB Ch. 8 Senior Scholarship!

Great job, everyone!

WHHS at Mount Lebanon

Community Forum Meetings

Please join us for a question and answer session with District Administration on the 'Plan for Excellence'. 

WHHS at West Allegheny
PUBLIC RELATIONS BRAINSTORMING SESSION

Good PR Starts with You! 

Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:00pm

Please join school board members as we brainstorm for ideas to better promote the many success stories of our students and teachers.  If you are frustrated over the lack of positive news being shared about our District, please join us for an open forum of discussion and idea-sharing.  We will be meeting at the Administration Building on Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:00pm. 

Please join us!

 

Girls Night Out

WHSD School Nurses present 

Girls Night Out

Free-food, Raffle Prizes, Health Information

Who: 6th Grade Girls and their guardian

Where: Dickson Elementary Cafeteria

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6pm-to-8pm

Repond to your school nurse by Oct 21

Wilkins Elementary Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

The teachers and staff at Wilkins Elementary showed their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating money and wearing pink this week.  Through their efforts, the staff has raised $380.  Way to go Wilkins!!

Board Curriculum Committee Meeting

All are cordially invited to attend the Board Curriculum Meeting on Tuesday, October 7th at 7:00 PM in the High School Media Center.  Click "Learn More" for the tentative agenda.

OCTOBER 8, 2014 LEGISLATIVE MEETING BOARD TABS AND AGENDA
WHHS vs. Canon-McMillan (Homecoming)

PUBLIC HEARING: Plan of Excellence

All are invited to the WHSD PUBLIC HEARING on the "Plan for Educational Excellence"  announced recently by the Superintendent.  The meeting is on Monday 10/6/2014 at 7:00 pm in the WHHS auditorium.

Woodland Hills Teacher, Venneasha Davis, UNBOXED Teacher!

Congratulations!

Venneasha Davis, UNBOXED Teacher!

The Woodland Hills School District is pleased to announce, through the Allegheny County Intermediate Unit 3, that teacher,

Venneasha Davis, is one of seven 2014–2015 “UNBOXED” Teachers who were selected from thirty-three Allegheny County  teachers nominated by their superintendents. 

SCHOOL GARDEN TEACHES MANY LESSONS

A school garden created by learning-support teacher Valerie Alchier and her students at Fairless Elementary in North Braddock allows her to incorporate math, reading, science and nutrition into hands-on lessons for students in first through fourth grades. Each Friday, students are able to taste the fruits of their labor after a cooking class.CLICK HERE to view the article/video.  (Video by Doug Oster; 9/27/14).  Check out our Spring Garden Party by clicking on the video.

Seminar for Student-Athletes at WHHS

There is a FREE Dynamite Sports seminar for student-athletes and parents to learn about the college recruiting process. This program is for students in grades 8-12 who are interested in playing sports in college.

OCTOBER 1 2014 AGENDA SETTING MEETING
Woodland Hills vs. Upper Saint Clair
WHHS vs. Baldwin: 9/19/14 @ 7:30 pm
WHSD Reconsolidation Information

The Woodland Hills School District announces the plan for

The Pathway to Educational Excellence and Financial Stability:

Building the District of the Future to ensure that every student who passes through our door is Career and/or College ready.

Beginning Band/Orchestra Information Meeting September 17


If your child is in grade 4, 5 or 6 and is interested in finding out more about joining the band or orchestra, please attend the information meeting on Wednesday, September 17.  The meeting will be held in the Woodland Hills High School Auditorium at 7:00pm. Music teachers will be available to explain the program and answer any questions.

WHHS vs. Shaler: Watch LIVE tonight
Soccer Fundraiser For WHHS Alum

JOIN the Woodland Hills HS Girls’ Soccer Team as they take on Penn Hills on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 - 7:30PM at the WOLVARENA for Colleen Kennedy, 21, is a 2011 Woodland Hills graduate and former soccer player who is bravely fighting brain and spinal cancer.  Her father, Mike, coached the Woodland Hills Girls’ Soccer team for several years before retiring in 2011.

September 10 2014 Legislative Meeting Agenda and Board Tabs
Curriculum Committee Meeting

All are cordially invited to attend this month's Curriculum Committee Meeting to be held September 8th at 7:00 PM in the High School Media Center.  To find the agenda, click here.

Superintendent's Letter on Transportation
WHHS Grad Receives Fulbright Award

Timothy DeVita (WHHS '10) of Georgetown University has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Taiwan for an English Teaching Assistantship, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

WHSD Superintendent Johnson's Ice Bucket Challenge to Board
AUGUST 20 2014 LEGISLATIVE SETTING BOARD MEETING
WPSD Talent Show
First Day of School

The first day of school for students in grades 1-12 will be on Monday, August 25, 2014.  

Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for Friday, August 22, 2014 --- The first full  day for Kindergarten students will be on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  

Affordable Healthcare Act Information

Clink the link for information concerning the Affordable Healthcare Act.

An Evening With The Principal and Staff Of Wilkins Elementary School

Wilkins Elementary Principal Mrs. Bloch is hosting an Evening with the Principal and Staff of Wilkins Elementary School on Tuesday, August 19th from 6:00-7:30pm.  The purpose of this event is to meet the principal/staff, tour the building, and to have a discussion period.  The meeting will take place in the Wilkins Cafetorium.

We look forward to seeing our Wilkins families there!!

Not too late to register your child for Kindergarten

It's not too late to register your child for Kindergarten! All our school secretaries are back and taking registrations for the 2014-2015 School Year.

If your child will be 5 years old by September 1st 2014 and you reside in the Woodland Hills School District you can register your child by going to whichever school is closest to you to fill out the required paperwork. Save time by registering all your children at the same location. Call first for hours and availability. Change of addresses can also be handled by any of our schools. Be sure and have your residency proofs and any additional documents you may need. See our registration site for more information.

 

Woodland Hills Blended Learning Academy Enrollment Opportunities Grades 3-6 for 2013-2014 School Year

The Woodland Hills Blended Learning Academy provides an alternative to traditional schooling.  We employ technology to provide an educational option for the student who needs greater flexibility in his or her schedule.  This learning can happen in many differentiated settings…in the classroom, at home, on the road, or wherever an internet connection can be found.

At Woodland Hills Blended Learning Academy, we are creating a virtual classroom with a customized curriculum presented via the web and developed by our own Woodland Hills staff.   Our students are able to interact with state certified teachers, administrators, and other classmates through email, telephone, weekly meetings, and quarterly progress reviews.  On-site support classes are conducted every week with independent projects, discussion boards, video telecasts and web-based research assignments to complete on the days in which live classes are not held. 

Traffic Alert at High School

The main entrance to the High School will be closed to traffic August 4th, 2014 thru August 7th, 2014.  You will have access to the High School through the Braddock Road entrance.  Please park in the lot closest to the Athletic Wing and Main Entrance. Also, the parking lot just outside the cafeteria doors will be closed until August 13th, 2014 you must park in the top lot.   Thank You for your assistance!

Policy Committee Meeting Canceled

The Policy Committee Meeting scheduled for July 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM has been canceled.  

JULY 21, 2014 LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA AND BOARD TABS
Former Pittsburgh Steeler Reaches At-Risk Students at WHHS

See how a the WHHS program was recently highlighted across Pennsylvania:

CLICK HERE 

 

WHSD Pre-K Program

Woodland Hills School District will have two (2) Pre-K classrooms for the 2014-15 school year.  This program is open to residents whose children are four (4) years old by September 1, 2014 AND income is within 300% of federal poverty level.  Click here to see poverty chart.  No transportation is provided for Pre-K.  Please contact Renee Englert for availability at (412) 731-1300 x0155.

CCAC Open House

Join us for an exciting and informative open house taking place at all CCAC campuses and centers. Take care of all the details to enroll in one day while enjoying live entertainment, refreshments, prize giveaways and fun.

RECONVENED JUNE 25, 2014 SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014 AT 7:00 PM
JUNE 25, 2014 SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE MEETING

At the Legislative Meeting of Wednesday, June 18th,

the Woodland Hills Board of School Directors

will take action on filling the open seat that presently exists on the Board.

The candidates for this seat are:

Ava Johnson

John Osterle

Jeffrey Hanchett

If you are interested in speaking on behalf of any candidate, you must

register to speak with the Board Recording Secretary, Ms. Juli Puhl at

412-731-1300 extension 0178

JUNE 18, 2014 LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEETING JUNE 18, 2014 LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEETING
WHF’s 9th Annual Alumni Cabaret WHF’s 9th Annual Alumni Cabaret

The Woodland Hills Foundation is excited to welcome back Woodland Hills Alumni as they share their talents during the 9th Annual Alumni Cabaret.  Alumni from past Woodland Hills musicals will perform some of their favorite songs, and serenade us with songs from past Kelly award winning musicals.  Tickets for this year’s show can be purchased at www.showclix.com.  We hope to see you there!

WHSD Summer Job Opportunities

The WHSD is looking for summer substitute landscapers and custodians...

St. Jude Kick-A-Thon

Aacia, 12 of Rankin, a five-year cancer survivor, kicks during a Kick-A-Thon to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Tuesday at the USA Professional Karate Studio in Squirrel Hill.

Comparison of charter and traditional public school requirements Comparison of charter and traditional public school requirements
PSBA's new report shows that the exemptions
allowed to charters in the name of providing 
innovations has not led to a transparent,
accountable or high-performing system of education.
Read the report.
JUNE 11, 2014 SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE MEETING AND AGENDA SETTING MEETING
USS Constitution 'Sails' Into WHHS

The crew of the USS CONSTITUTION, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, and America’s Ship of State provided interactive events for WHHS students as part of the U.S. Navy's outreach program during Pittsburgh Navy Week.

"Rhode Island Sound" plays WHHS as part of "Pittsburgh Navy Week"

In celebration of Pittsburgh Navy Week 2014, the Navy Northeast Band's popular music group, Rhode Island Sound, performed a concert at Woodland Hills High School on Wednesday, June 4th. Under the direction of Lieutenant Commander Carl Gerhard, this group of active duty Navy sailors provides musical support for military ceremonies, recruiting, morale and retention programs, and community relations.  The group performed a wide variety of the latest top-40 hits.

FINAL COMMUNITY FORUM TONIGHT!

SUPERINTENDENT  ALAN JOHNSON WILL CONDUCT HIS FINAL 2014 COMMUNITY FORUM MEETING TONIGHT:

 

EDGEWOOD AND THE NORTH BRADDOCK COMMUNITY FORUM WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014 - 6:30 PM AT EDGEWOOD ELEMENTARY.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

If you should have any questions, please call Mr. Johnson's Office at 412.731.1300 x0183.

Wilkins Elementary School is closed on Friday, May 30, 2014

Wilkins Elementary School is closed on Friday, May 30, 2014.  Staff are to report to Wilkins Elementary School.  

Woodland Hills Students Take Top Honors in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps Woodland Hills Students Take Top Honors in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps

Congratulations to our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who participated in the Middle School Fairchild Challenge at Phipps. The competition included schools from all around the Pittsburgh area, with over 1,500 students participating. They completed six different environmental challenges over the course of the 2013-2014 school year. 

Olympic Gold Medalist Visits Wilkins Elementary Kindergarten

Dan McCoy, a member of the USA Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, brought his gold medal to the Wilkins Elementary Kindergarten students on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.  Students got to see and touch the gold medal that McCoy won in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.  

Click "Learn More" to read about his visit and see pictures!!

Board Curriculum Committee Meeting Invitation

The Curriculum Committee of the Board will meet on Monday, June 2 at 7:00 PM in the High School Media Center. All are cordially invited to join us. 

Click "READ MORE" for agenda.

EDGEWOOD CLOSED TODAY WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014 - POWER OUTAGE

EDGEWOOD ELEMENTARY IS CLOSED TODAY - WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014 DUE TO POWER OUTAGE.

ONLY EDGEWOOD ELEMENTARY IS AFFECTED.

SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEETING WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014 AT 7:00 pm SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEETING WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014 AT 7:00 pm
Boys Night Out

On Wednesday May 7th, the WHSD Certified School Nurses hosted a "Boys Night Out" at Dickson Elementary.  The event, which was open to all WHSD 6-7-8th grade boys, was part of the Pittsburgh Growing Healthy series and was an unequivocal success.

WHHS Shoots Out Cancer
The Woodland Hills High School Rifle Team teamed up with the Hempfield Area High School Rifle Team to lead a pediatric Cancer research fundraising campaign that was executed in a number other local school districts. This year our total amount raised was $5,303.
Woodland Hills Junior Receives American Legion Scholarship Award -- UPDATED

Woodland Hills Junior Keiton Kramer received a $3,250 Scholarship Award from the Pennsylvania  American Legion Essay Contest.  Keiton's entry, titled "What Is Our Nation's Responsibility to Our Wounded Veterans?" placed 1st in the Western Section of the state, and took 3rd place statewide.

WHHS Student Awarded 1st Place at Congressional Art Show

Congratulations to Miranda Miller for placing 1st at the 14th Congressional District's Art Show.  She is the grand prize winner and her work "City Built on Hope" will be displayed in our Nation's Capitol along with the other winners from across the United States. 

Woodland Hills Finishes First and Third in Fairchild Challenge #6 at Phipps Woodland Hills Finishes First and Third in Fairchild Challenge #6 at Phipps

The final project in the Fairchild Challenge for Middle School Students at Phipps asked them to engage in environmental actions at their school, their home or in their community.  Sixth grade students from Shaffer initiated an environmental action project at their school entitled “WWW@Shaffer.earth”. Their outstanding work earned them a first place finish in Challenge #6.

The Community Forum Meetings scheduled for Monday, May 5, 2014 and Tuesday, May 6, 2014 have been canceled.

The Community Forum Meetings scheduled for Monday, May 5, 2014  at Edgewood Elementary School  and Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Failrless Elementary School have been canceled.   

Board Curriculum Committee Meeting Invitation

The Board Curriculum Committee meeting will be held on Monday, May 5th at 7:00 PM until 8:15 PM in the Woodland Hills Library.  All are cordially invited to attend.  Click on "Learn More" for agenda.

BOARD TABS AND AGENDA FOR THE MAY 14, 2014 LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEETING
WHHS Grad Returns As 2014 Shaffer Fellow

Leigh Loman, a 2007 graduate of Woodland Hills High School, returns to Pittsburgh's Education Law Center as the 2014 Notre Dame Law School Shaffer Public Interest Fellow. 

Community Meeting at Jr. High for Tuesday, 29 April 2014 is postponed

The District Community Meeting at the Jr. High for Tuesday, 29 April 2014 has been postponed until a later date.

Community Forum Meeting scheduled for this evening at the Rankin Promise Program has been canceled.

Community Forum Meeting scheduled for this evening at the Rankin Promise Program has been canceled. The meeting will be rescheduled.  

COMMUNITY FORUM MEETINGS

Please join us at one of our community forums!

District administrators will be hosting a series of community meetings to discuss ideas for the future of the Woodland Hills School District. We would like to get your thoughts, opinions and feedback on these ideas and also to hear any other concerns you may have about our great school district. The dates, times and locations for each forum are listed below:

April 14th Woodland Hills Academy at 6:30 PM

April 22nd Woodland Hills High School at 6:30 PM

TBD Rankin Education Center at 6:30 PM

TBD Woodland Hills Junior High School at 6:30 PM

May 5th Edgewood Elementary at 6:30 PM

May 6th Fairless Elementary at 6:30 PM

Woodland Hills sophomore rising up baseball ranks Woodland Hills sophomore rising up baseball ranks

Woodland Hills High School has a player who is ranked among the top 50 in the country for his class, is getting rave reviews for his talent and has a definite future at a Division I college.  It sounds as if Woodland Hills football coach George Novak has another star player on the gridiron.  But wait. This star at Woodland Hills is -- get this -- a baseball player.

Read more: CLICK HERE
APRIL 9, 2014 LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA AND BOARD TABS APRIL 9, 2014 LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA AND BOARD TABS
GO Parents! Workshop at Shaffer Elementary on April 12th

ATTENTION PARENTS...It's not too late to sign up for this great workshop!!  Deadline for registration is Wednesday April 9th!!!

 

GO (Growth Opportunitities for) Parents! Workshop, a parent workshop presented by the Woodland Hills School District, is scheduled to be held on Saturday April 12th, 2014.  Click "Read More" for more information!

PITTSBURGH PIRATE FANS PITTSBURGH PIRATE FANS

Attention Pittsburgh Pirate Fans!  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to watch a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game from the comfort of a luxury suite at PNC Park?  Visit the Woodland Hills Foundation’s website to find out how you can watch the Pirates take on the Reds April 22, 23 and 24th. www.woodlandhillsfoundation.org.

WHHS Grad Finishes College Career as NCAA Champion

Alumna Sarah Rinsma (WHHS '10) recently finished her Johns Hopkins' swimming career as NCAA Chamipon in the 200, 400, 800 Free Relays.  Rinsma, who will graduate in May with a 3.6 GPA in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, finished with 22 All-American Honors during her time with the Blue Jays.

WHHS Musicians Attend All-State Band Festival

On March 29, Maria Brucker and Jeremy Pike participated in the 2014 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Concert Band Festival in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Board Curriculum Committee Meeting Invitation

All are invited to attend the April Board Curriculum Committee Meeting that will be held on Tuesday, April 1 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Board Room.  Click "Learn More" for agenda.

BOARD TABS AND AGENDA FOR THE APRIL 2, 2014 AGENDA SETTING BOARD MEETING BOARD TABS AND AGENDA FOR THE APRIL 2, 2014 AGENDA SETTING BOARD MEETING
Steeler Kelvin Beachum Speaks With WHHS Students

On March 26, students in "The Wolverine Pursuit" program spent time with Kelvin Beachum, Jr., an Offensive Lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Beachum shared his experiences and stressed the importance of education with this group of students.

Registration Now Open for Woodland Hills Summer Sports Camp

Our annual Summer Sports Camp is now open for registration.  This camp has become very popular so don't wait to register....we have a limited number of spots available and they fill quickly.

Follow this link for the registration materials or pick them up in the athletic office.

WHHS Video Production PSA a State Finalist - VOTE!

Attention Woodland Hills High School fans! The Video Production class is a top finalist in the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative PSA contest! Please CLICK HERE to view the all-student directed and produced 60 second video, which is titled 60 Second Video C!  Please CLICK HERE to vote.  You can vote as many times as you want, and voting ends on April 4 at noon. Thanks for your support!

WHHS Hosts The 'Big Read'

On March 19, Woodland Hills High School hosted a panel discussion with Vietnam War veterans in conjunction with CCAC's program "The Big Read." This event provided context for students who have studied the time period and read The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.

Rifle Team Officially Recognized in Harrisburg

The 2014 PIAA and WPIAL Champion rifle team was formally applauded for their historic season in both chambers of the state legislature this afternoon.  Sen. Costa and Rep. Costa introduced the team and head coach Matt Rodrigues as the House of Representatives presented the team with an official citation on the feat.

 

WATCH THE SENATE EVENT

WATCH THE HOUSE EVENT

MARCH 19, 2014 RECONVENED BOARD MEETING

The Legislative Meeting of March 12, 2014 has been reconvened to Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Only the following Action Items will be voted on: 

Action Item #4.5, #12.13, #12.15, #12.16, #12.17, #12.19, #12.20, #12.21

Please click on this link to view the Agenda for the Reconvened Legislative Meeting on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Please click on this link to view the Board Tabs for the Reconvened Legislative Meeting on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Movie Night at the JR High
The Woodland Hills Junior High Service Learning Class is sponsoring a Family Movie Night.
 
Movie: Disney's Frozen

Friday, March 21, 2014 @ 6pm in the Junior High Auditorium. 

National Book Award winner Colum McCann Speaks at WHHS

National Book Award winner Colum McCann spoke this morning as featured author for the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA)'s 2014 "One Book, One Community" program.

MARCH 12, 2014 LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA AND BOARD TABS MARCH 12, 2014 LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA AND BOARD TABS
Woodland Hills Academy and Shaffer Students Take Top Honors at the K’Nex STEM Design Challenge

Students in fifth through eighth grade from Fairless, Shaffer, the Junior High and the Academy competed in the K’Nex STEM Design Challenge at Duquesne University on March 5th. Four teams from Woodland Hills earned top honors. 

2014 Spring Musical: Sweeney Todd

The Woodland Hills High School Department of Performing Arts proudly presents their 2014 musical production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street!

CLICK HERE for all the details.

WHHS Junior Wins Indoor Long-Jump State Title WHHS Junior Wins Indoor Long-Jump State Title

On Saturday, March 1st, the Pennsylvania Indoor Track & Field season concluded at Penn State University with the Indoor State Championships.  Isaiah Brooks went into the championships as the #1 seed in the long jump and lived up to his seed by winning the event in impressive manner. 

March 5, 2014 Agenda Setting Meeting - Agenda and Board Tabs March 5, 2014 Agenda Setting Meeting - Agenda and Board Tabs
The Title 1 Parent Network

In our efforts to provide our parents with information they can use to improve their children's ability to succeed in the classroom, we are presenting a very relaxing Winter Wonders workshop for parents.  The workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 9:10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Centre in Pleasant Hills.

Charlie Batch Visits Wolverine Pursuit Students Charlie Batch Visits Wolverine Pursuit Students

Former Pittsburgh Steeler and founder of the Best of the Batch Foundation joined former Wolverine and Steeler Wes Lyons'  Wolverine Pursuit students to discuss responsibilty and the student's future.  A powerful speaker, Batch was able to easily reach his audience and provide a important message!

Junior Claudia Zido Medals at WPIAL Championships

Congratulations to junior swimmer Claudia Zido 
on placing in the finals of the WPIAL Class AAA
200-yard freestyle. Her time of 1:55.57 was 8th 
place overall! 

PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS RELOCATING STUDENTS DURING ACADEMY CONSTRUCTION - MARCH 3, 2014 AT 6:00 PM

The Woodland Hills School District will hold a public meeting to discuss relocating  the Academy students during the Academy renovations. Students impacted with this relocation will be: Shaffer, Wilkins and Academy.  The meeting will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the District Administration Office at 2430 Greensburg Pike.
 

WPIAL Swimmers Head To WPIAL's WPIAL Swimmers Head To WPIAL's

Congratulations and good luck to our swimmers who are representing WHHS at the WPIAL Championships this Thursday and Friday at the University of Pittsburgh. We know that they will do their best and compete with excellence!

 

PUBLIC MEETING - FEBRUARY 26, 2014 7:00 PM

The Woodland Hills School District will be holding a public meeting to discuss possible voting region realignment.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the District Administration Office - 2430 Greensburg Pike.

Project Prom 2014 Project Prom 2014

Project Prom is back for 2014!  Do you know any Woodland Hills High School student who would benefit from free or low cost prom attire? 

Woodland Hills Elementary Students Participate in the Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Competition Woodland Hills Elementary Students Participate in the Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Competition

Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from Fairless, Shaffer and the Woodland Hills Academy participated in the 20th Annual Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Competition at the O’Reilly Theater on Friday, February 7th.

RECONVENED LEGISLATIVE MEETING - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014 7:00 PM
Get Your WHSD Gear Now! Get Your WHSD Gear Now!

Get Your WHSD Gear Now!

If you didn't get what you wanted this past holiday season or you just want to treat yourself, take advantage of our District-wide apparel sale!  Choose from two logos, including a new logo that was inspired by one of our students!

Click here for the Student Store

Deadline to buy is Friday, February 28th and orders will be delivered the week of March 24th to your building.  If you have ANY questions, please call Tara Reis at 412.243.1021.

WHHS Rifle Wins Another WPIAL Championship

Congratulations to the WHHS Rifle team on another WPIAL Championship.  The team used a perfect score to dominate the competition and bring back the gold to Woody High!  It is the Wolverines 4th WPIAL Rifle title and second in the past 3 years.  

WHHS Juniors attend National College Fair WHHS Juniors attend National College Fair

The College and Career Readiness Center hosted 94 WHHS Juniors attended the National College Fair at the David L, Lawrence Convention center on Thursday, February 6th. 

FEBRUARY 12, 2014 LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEETING - AGENDA AND BOARD TABS
WH team wins 31st Annual ESSPA Equation Tournament

Congratulations to the Woodland Hills High School students who participated in the 31st annual ESSPA Equations Tournament held in the WHHS Media Center on Tuesday, February 4th.  

Shaffer Students Appear on the Saturday Light Brigade Radio Show

Sixth grade students from Shaffer won Fairchild Challenge Number Three at Phipps. They were invited to appear on the Saturday Light Brigade Radio Show on Saturday, February 1st to talk about their project entitled:  Shaffer Goes Green:  A Biophilic Design for Shaffer Elementary.  Click "Learn More" to hear their interview.

Woodland Hills Unity Day

Friday, February 7th is Woodland Hills School District Unity Day.  Students from secondary and elementary schools will interact via video conference and the theme of the day is:  How do you show your Woodland Hills pride?

All students and staff are encouraged to wear your turquoise and black Wolverine gear in this show of district pride!

Shaffer Sixth Grade Students Place First in Fairchild Challenge 3 at Phipps

Sixth grade students at Shaffer are participating in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps again this year. The third challenge for Middle School students required them to research the meaning of the term “biophilia” and to apply what they learned to the creation of a biophilic design for their school. 

Guys and Dolls - Junior High Musical

Woodland Hills Junior High Performing Arts presents: "Guys and Dolls, Jr."! Tickets are $7 and shows are Friday, February 7th at 8pm, and Saturday February 9th at 1pm and 8pm. The box office is now open and seating is reserved this year so get your tickets now! For information, email whjhmusical@gmail.com or visit our box office, right outside the auditorium!

The Woodland Hills School District has canceled school on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.

The Woodland Hills School District has canceled school on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  

School Canceled for January 28, 2014

The Woodland Hills School District has Canceled School on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.  

Allegheny County's 211 Center Is Operational During Cold Snap Allegheny County's 211 Center Is Operational During Cold Snap

The County's '211' system has been geared up to respond quickly to any county residents who are without  heat or who have problems with their furnaces over the next two days.  Any resident who calls 211 with that kind of problem will receive directions to a nearby warming centre or to another resource that may be able to assist them.  Also, PAT buses will be standing by if homes lose heat as well.  A call to 211 will have a PAT bus sent out to act as a temporary warming shelter until a solution can be found.

WHHS Hosts Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker

On Monday January 27, 2014 Woodland Hills High School hosted the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a conversation with Academy Award nominee and director, Robert Bilheimer, who made the documentary Not My Life to “depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale.”

SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE MEETING - MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 6:00 PM CANCELED THIS EVENING. SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE MEETING - MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 6:00 PM CANCELED THIS EVENING.

SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE MEETING CANCELED FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 AT 6:00 PM.

Special Legislative Meeting will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM at District Office is canceled due to weather conditions.

2 Hour Delay on Friday, January 24, 2014

The Woodland Hills School District has a  2 Hour Delay on Friday, January 24, 2014.  

2 Hour Delay on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Woodland Hills School District will have a 2 Hour Delay on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.  

Mock Trial Team Returns to Philadelphia Mock Trial Team Returns to Philadelphia

The Woodland Hills High School Mock Trial team returned to Philadelphia's University of Pennsylvania for the third annual Benjamin Franklin Invitational. Once again this year, the Woodland Hills High School Mock Trial team was the only school to represent Allegheny County in this tournament.

No School: January 20th No School: January 20th

There is no school on Monday January 20th due to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

2013-2014 SCHOOL SNOW DAYS HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 snow day WAS made up on President's Day - February 17, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 snow day will be made up on June 9, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 snow day will be made up on June 10, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 snow day will be made up on June 11, 2014 (LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 snow day will become an Act 80 In-Service Day ON APRIL 4, 2014 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

WHHS Graduation remains the same - Friday, June 6, 2014

Woodland Hills Graduate Has Film Chosen as 2014 Official Selection of Macon Film Festival

Jonathan Gribbin of Churchill, a 2007 graduate of Woodland Hills High School, is the director, writer and co-producer of the narrative short film “Exposures,” which has been named as an official selection of the 2014 Macon (Ga.) Film Festival.

Performing Arts Workshop CANCELED

The WHHS Performing Arts Workshop scheduled for 1/16/2014 has been canceled.

School is Canceled on Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Woodland Hills School District has Canceled School on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.  

Tuesday School Activities Canceled

All Tuesday, January 7, 2014 School District Activities are Canceled.

JANUARY 8, 2014 AGENDA MEETING - 7:30 PM JANUARY 8, 2014 AGENDA MEETING - 7:30 PM
Zumba Class at WHHS is cancelled today

The Zumba Class scheduled for today at WHHS has been cancelled.

2 Hour Delay

The Woodland Hills School District has a 2 Hour Delay Tuesday, December 10, 2013. 

The WHHS Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium field trip was also postponed.  Students should report on the 2-hour delay.

 

DECEMBER 2, 2013 REORGANIZATION AND LEGISLATIVE MEETING HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013 AT 7:00 PM.
Wilkins Elementary Students Receive Supplies From the Educational Partnership

Wilkins Elementary School students were the lucky recipients of a visit by the Educational Partnership. They received boxes of supplies including pencils, crayons, pens, markers, rulers, boxes of Kleenex, just to name a few. They were afforded these gifts through a grant obtained by Mrs. Bloch, Principal of Wilkins. The teachers are able to visit the warehouse of the Educatuional Partnership four times a year to gather at least $400 worth of supplies, books, and sometimes even furniture. We thank the Partnership for selecting our school and helping our teachers and children to partake in this generous endeavor.

WHSD Music Department Winter Concert Schedule

WHSD Department of Performing Arts 
Winter Concert and Show Schedule

Tues Dec 10 @ 7:00pm
Academy, Fairless & Shaffer -- Winter Concert
Held at WH Academy

Thursday December 12 @ 7:00pm
WH Junior High – Winter Concert

Monday December 16 @ 7:00pm
WH Academy – 7th and 8th Grade Winter Concert

Tuesday December 17 @ 7:00pm
Wilkins, Dickson, Edgewood -- Winter Concert
Held at WH Junior High

Wednesday December 18 @ 7:00pm
High School -- Winter Concert

Monday January 13 @ 7:00pm
High School – Winter Concert 

Wilkins Elementary Holiday Sing-A-Long

The Wilkins Elementary staff would like to invite parents and community members to our annual Holiday Sing-A-Long on Thursday December 19th at 2:00pm in the gymnasium of Wilkins Elementary.  

Highmark Mobile Health Van

The employees of Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield are teaming up with employees of the Woodland Hills School District to create a healthier population. 

Thanksgiving Break: No School 11/28-12/2 Thanksgiving Break: No School 11/28-12/2

Thanksgiving break in the WHSD is from Thursday November 28th through Monday December 2nd.   

WHHS SOPHOMORE To Play in All-World/All-American Classic

Jake Jessell, WHHS sophomore, has been invited to participate in the 8th Annual Power Showcase held in Miami Florida at Marlins Park, January 2-5, 2014. He will also participate in the program's Home Run Derby.

School Board Interviews School Board Interviews

The Board of School Directors will conduct applicant interviews for the open positions on the Woodland Hills Board of School Directors beginning at 6 PM on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. 


The interviews will take place at the Administration Building and are open to the public. 

'Girls Night Out' A Huge Success

On Tuesday November 19th, the WHSD Certified School Nurses hosted a "Girls Night Out" at Dickson Elementary.  The event, which was open to all WHSD 6-7th grade girls, was part of the Pittsburgh Growing Healthy series and was an unequivocal success.

 

WPIAL Championship Game @ Heinz Field WPIAL Championship Game @ Heinz Field

Congratulations to the Wolverine Football team for defeating Upper St Clair Friday and making it to the WPIAL Championship Game.  This is the fourth time in the last 5 seasons that the Wolverines have made it to Heinz Field.  The Wolverines will play Central Catholic at 2:00 pm SATURDAY for the WPIAL title. Tickets will be sold in the athletic office from 9:00am to 2:00 pm. Tuesday thru Friday.

Student tickets are $5.00 and Adult tickets are $10.00, all tickets at the gate will be $10.00.  Come out and cheer on your Wolverines!!!!

Reminder:  CLEAR BAGS ONLY at HEINZ FIELD - DETAILS HERE

Reminder:  HEINZ FIELD SECURITY POLICY - DETAILS HERE

There will be a student bus from the High School to Heinz Field the cost will be $7.00 this includes your game ticket and bus ticket.

HOMEMADE QUILT RAFFLE

The Woodland Hills Academy is Raffling off this Woodland Hills Handmade Quilt that values at $600.00 dollars. The winning ticket will receive this beautiful quilt plus $500.00 in cash. The winning ticket will be selected off of the Thursday December 5th lottery number. Please contact Jolene O’Leary at mannjo@whsd.net for ticket purchases and information.  Click HERE to view a flier with a picture of the quilt.

 

NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA AMAZED AT WHHS

The KDKA High School Tour continued November 14 with mid-day personality Mike Pintek broadcasting his 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM show live from Woodland Hills High School.  Mr. Pintek was thouroughly impressed with all aspects of the school and our students stole the show over and over again!

Do you follow us on Twitter: @WoodlandHillsHS 

Do you follow us on Facebook:  http://goo.gl/SkrzrE 

NOVEMBER 13, 2013 BOARD TABS AND AGENDA NOVEMBER 13, 2013 BOARD TABS AND AGENDA
WOODLAND HILLS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BARNES & NOBLE BOOKFAIR

WOODLAND HILLS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

BARNES & NOBLE BOOK FAIR

November 22, 2013 -  4:00 - 8:00 PM

 

School Board Application Process
 

The Woodland Hills School Board is accepting applications for open board seats. Please visit the this link for more details.

Title 1 Parent Advisory Committe

You are cordially invited to attend the next meeting for this committee which will be held Tuesday, November 26th from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM at the Dickson Elementary Library.  The agenda will include an overview of the Title 1 Waiver and a look at how parents can help their child with the reading processes.  A light lunch will be served.  To learn more please CLICK HERE.
Dangers of Distracted Driving Comes to WHHS Dangers of Distracted Driving Comes to WHHS
 

John Gordon brought his message of the dangers of distracted driving to students at Woodland Hills High School today.  Gordon presents “Rusty’s Story,” a 45-minute presentation dedicated to his son’s memory, a son that died because of a texting driver.  His goal is to raise awareness about distracted driving.
 

Patrick Clark Visits Shaffer Elementary

Patrick Clark, violinist and string clinician, visited Shaffer Elementary on Oct 26thMr. Clark has toured the world playing with country music artist Darius Rucker and has been featured on David Letterman, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Dancing With The Stars and The CMA Awards.

 

Mr Clark discussed and demonstrated various playing techniques with the Shaffer Elementary 4th, 5th, and 6th  grade orchestra students. 

The Woodland Hills High School Chamber Choir participated in "Pittsburgh Sings!"

The Woodland Hills High School Chamber Choir participated in "Pittsburgh Sings! The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale's Festival of Choirs" on Sunday, October 27 at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. 

NOVEMBER 6, 2013 BOARD AGENDA AND TABS NOVEMBER 6, 2013 BOARD AGENDA AND TABS
WHHS vs. Pine-Richland: WPIAL Playoffs WHHS vs. Pine-Richland: WPIAL Playoffs
The Wolverines will be hosting Pine Richland High School on Friday night at the Wolvarena in the 1st round of the WPIAL Class AAAA football playoffs. Game time is 7:30 P.M. on the Wooldand Hills Football Network!

 

 

 

 

 

Listen LIVE to the game above or CLICK HERE

Free Sports Physicals - Sat Oct 26
Free sports physicals will be given at WHHS on Saturday, October 26th from 8:15 am - 11:30 am on a first come, first serve basis. Please have all pages of the PIAA sports packet filled out.  You can print the packet from this link or they will be available at the high school.
WHHS vs. Penn Hills
"Woodland Hills Takes a Stand" Survey "Woodland Hills Takes a Stand" Survey
"WHSD Takes a Stand" is a bullying prevention initiative based on the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Woodland Hills is working with the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, to address the issue of school-based bullying.

Parent input is very important to the success of these efforts. This brief and confidential survey helps us learn about bullying at your child’s school.

 

Parents,    Click here to take the survey

 

 

 

POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING RE-SCHEDULED
THE POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TODAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013.
Pittsburgh Symphony Visits JR High
On Tues Oct 22, World renowned Pittsburgh Symphony Timpanist Edward Stephan conducted a class for the Woodland Hills Junior High Percussion students  as part of the PSO Ambassadors program.
1st Place for WHHS Marching Band and Images

The WHHS Marching Band and Images took first place in their class over Hempfield (78.45) at the McKeesport competition on Oct. 12 with a score of 82.8.  They also won Best Auxiliary and Best Percussion!  Congratulations, Band and Images!  Keep up the excellent work!

WHHS vs. Canon-Mac
Former Steeler Jerome Bettis Presents "My School, My Award" Check Former Steeler Jerome Bettis Presents "My School, My Award" Check

Former Steeler Jerome Bettis presented Woodland Hills High School with $5,000 during an assembly today. The money comes from S&T Bank selecting Woodland Hills as a winner of "My School, My Award" program. The money will be used to implement a new tutoring program.

'Love The World Night' at WHHS: THURSDAY 11/7/13 Love The World Night' at WHHS: THURSDAY 11/7/13

On Thursday, November 7th, WHHS Student Council will be hosting the 4th Annual “Love the World Night”.  The event will take place from 5:30-8:00 pm in the high school cafeteria. 

The Legacy STEM Project

The Legacy STEM Project works to increase STEM literacy by allowing African-American students to explore STEM through hands-on experiences.   CLICK HERE to find out more!

WWE Wrestler Delivers Anti-Bullying Message to Woodland Hills Junior High

On Monday Oct 7, WWE Wrestler Dolph Ziggler visited Woodland Hills Junior High to deliver an anti-bullying message to our 7th grade students.

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WHHS vs. Baldwin

OCTOBER 9, 2013 LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEETING AGENDA AND BOARD TABS OCTOBER 9, 2013 LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEETING AGENDA AND BOARD TABS
Applications for free and reduced price meals

If you family qualifies for Free or Reduced meals and you have not submitted your  Lunch Application, the deadline for submission is October 9th, 2013 .Click here for more info

 

Woodland Hills vs. Mt Lebanon


OCTOBER 2, 2013 BOARD AGENDA AND BOARD TABS OCTOBER 2, 2013 BOARD AGENDA AND BOARD TABS
Shine a Light on Bullying

Help the Junior High 'Shine a Light on Bullying'

Click on the picture to NOMINATE OUR SCHOOL

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC presents the 100.7 Star Shine A Light on Bullying program, which focuses on helping children and teens in spotting and addressing bullying in their schools
WHHS vs. Bethel Park: 9/13/13 @ 7:30 pm

 

In the Pittsburgh area, you listen to games on AM-1550W WZUM and watch on Monroeville Comcast channel 13, Penn Hills Comcast channel 98, & Pittsburgh Area Verizon FiOS channel 37.

 

WHHS Marching Band & Images Visual Ensemble - Sept 28

 

 

 

 

 

The WHHS Marching Band & Images Visual Ensemble will host their annual competition on Saturday, September 28 at 6pm at The Wolvarena.

 

WHSD Community Swim WHSD Community Swim

2013-2014 WHSD Community Swimming returns!  Click here for more information.

WHHS vs. McKeesport

The Wolverines take on McKeesport today @1:00 pm.  Follow on Twitter @WoodyHigh  or on Facebook  or you can LISTEN HERE.  Radio coverage on AM-1550 WZUM, MSA Sports, Monroeville Comcast Ch. 13, Penn Hills Comcast Ch. 98 and Verizon FiOS Ch. 37 begins at 12:40pm

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 LEGISLATIVE MEETING AGENDA AND BOARD TABS
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 BOARD MEETING - AGENDA AND BOARD TABS SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 BOARD MEETING - AGENDA AND BOARD TABS
Applications for free and reduced price meals

Parents of WHSD School students    wishing to apply for free and reduced-price meals, can complete and submit their application online at this Link.

 

 

A new application must be filled out each year. This application must be submitted by or before October 9th, 2013 or your students will be removed from the program.

Parents,you also have the option of completing the traditional paper application. It can be downloaded, filled out, and mailed to the Woodland Hills Administration Building.Here is the link to download the form.

LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEETING - August 21, 2013 AGENDA AND BOARD TABS
Woodland Hills Back-to-School Event for all

Please join us for the First Annual Woodland Hills Back-to-School Community Day!

Saturday, August 24th from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM on the High School Campus.

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BOARD AGENDA FOR AUGUST 14, 2013 BOARD MEETING