Attention Boys’ Varsity Basketball Fans!
The boys’ varsity basketball team has advanced to the quarter final round of the WPIAL playoffs and will play Canon McMillan on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. The game will be played at Baldwin High School. This is a WPIAL event. A portion of the ticket pre-sales benefits the Woodland Hills School District.
The final parent/teacher conference day of the 2017-2018 school year will take place for the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School on Thursday, 3/8/2018 from 11:30 am-7:00 pm. Staff will have scheduled lunch between 3:00-4:00 pm. There will be NO SCHOOL for WHSD on Thursday 3/8 or Friday 3/9. 7th and 8th grade students have a special set-up. CLICK HERE for all the info!
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.
Congratulations to the Woodland Hills Jr. High Science Bowl Team for a successful day at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s annual Science Bowl on January 25th. The team of Edmund Campbell, Madeline Douglas, Morgan Malecki, and Shayla Scuffle earned 2nd place.
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.
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.
Students from the Sports and Literature class recent went to Homestead and had an opportunity interview Woodland Hills Alumn Wes Lyons about his latest project, Cakery Square. The following video highlights some of the discussion Mr. Lyons had with our students.
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!
On Tuesday, December 12 the Holocaust Study Course at WHHS visited the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. Our students were given a tour of the facility and had the opportunity to hear a story from a Holocaust Survivor, Sam Gottesman.
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.
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.