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Wolverines in the WPIAL Basketball Playoffs Against Canon-Mac WPIAL

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.

Jr/Sr High School 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.
WHJSHS Parent/Teacher Conferences Parent-Teacher Conferences

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!

7th -12th Grade Stage Crew visit Pitt state crew

On Feb 9th, 7th - 12th grade stage crew students attended Technical Theater field trip hosted by Pittsburgh University. Here our students visit the set of “Little Shop of Horrors” with set designer and Woodland Hills Alumna, Laura Valenti.

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.

Congratulations Science Bowl Team Science Bowl

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.

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.

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!  

WHHS Students Meet Holocaust Survivor HCofPGH

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.

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.

Sports and Literature Class visits Cakery Square

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.

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. 

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.

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.