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First day of school at WHJSHS for 2018-2019 First Day Of School

The first day of school for students in the WHJSHS are as follows:

- GRADES 7-8-9:  Full day of school on Monday 8/27/2018  (GRADES 10-11-12  DO NOT REPORT)

- GRADES 10-11-12:  Full day of school on Tuesday 8/28/2018  (ALL GRADES REPORT ON THIS DAY GRADES 7-8-9-10-11-12)

Pre-K Counts Registration

Space is still available for Woodland Hills Pre-K Counts Program at Wilkins Primary.  This program is free to residents whose children are four (4) years old by September 1, 2018 and household income is within 300% of federal poverty level.  Please contact Renee Englert at 412-731-1300 ext. 0155 regarding registration procedures.

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.

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

 

WHJSHS Awarded Great Remake Grant Great remake

The Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School has been awarded a micro-grant from Remake Learning. The project, "Our Communities, Our History, Our Voices," will use multimedia to work with students to share stories from their neighbors. The grant is part of the Great Remake, which awarded 66 grants in the Pittsburgh area. Click here to read more about the Great Remake grants.

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.

Legendary Actress Carol Burnett Rehearses with WHHS Grad at Her Show in Pittsburgh Carol Burnett

Fourteen Point Park University sports, arts and entertainment management students met award-winning, renowned actress and comedian Carol Burnett while working as mic handlers at her Heinz Hall show May 6 in Pittsburgh.  

Keely Sapienza, a senior SAEM major from Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh, was one of the students who worked at the show.

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!

Pretty Little Liars Creator Rocks the WHIS Sara Shepard

On Friday, May 4, the Woodland Hills Interaction Series hosted New York Times bestselling author Sara Shepard. Ms. Shepard is the author of many books including the Pretty Little Liars series, which was adapted for television by ABC Family. In her interaction with our students, Ms. Shepard shared her writing process and advice for becoming a writer. "Be open to everything," she said. "Ideas are everywhere." Participation for this interaction was open to all students in grades 8-12. Their enthusiasm for Ms. Shepard and her work was palpable - she graciously signed autographs and posed for pictures with her adoring fans! 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.