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HUGS for the Holidays Santa

 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

9 a.m. to Noon
Woodland Hills JSHS

2550 Greensburg Pike

 

The Woodland Hills district-wide volunteer program, H.U.G.S., cordially
invites you to our first annual H.U.G.S. for the Holidays event! Join us for
a festive breakfast, photos with Santa, seasonal crafts, fun games, a bake
sale, and a very special Wolverine Christmas story!

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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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. 

Strong Showing at 2017 History Bowl Team

Congratulations to the 8th grade team of Ellie Ham, Shayla Scuffle, Madeline Douglas, and Morgan Malecki for placing 2nd overall at the 2017 History Bowl sponsored by the AIU.  There were over 60 teams that competed at this event which took place at the Heinz History Center. Woodland Hills JSH and Academy had a total of 5 teams competing and all finished very strong.

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.

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. 

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.

The 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?  
 
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 2017/2018 school year.    
School Pictures - Important Dates lifetouch

Attention Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School families! School pictures with Lifetouch Photography (www.lifetouch.com) are scheduled for the 2017-2018 school year.  Click for more info.

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.

WHJSHS Named Common Sense Certified School CSE

Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School has just been approved as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital literacy and citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion.  The WHJSHS Digital Citizenship curriculum, created by Library Media Specialist Kevin McGuire and Technology Coach Jason Coleman, was designed using Common Sense Media materials and resources.

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.

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.