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WTAE Mike Harvey & Carnegie Science Center visits Academy--3/7/18 Grade 5 Science Projects VR Fairchild Challenges 3 & 4 at Phipps Mr. Forgie's History Class using Virtual Reality Geography Bee 2018 Kindergarten play Door 24 Math App WTAE Mike Harvey Visit-3/7/18 Kindergarten & Grade 3 STEM activity-12/21/17 Grade 5 Music Class Kindness Tree-12/15/17 Grade 4 students using giant map Discovery Education Science on Chromebooks Kindergarten Coding with Kodable-12/5/17 Festive Friday-11/17/17 Kindness Tree - 12/15/17 Kindergarten election-11/7/17 Celebrating Hour of Code Week-12/4-12/10/17 Kindergarten using Kodable on the iPads Chuck Cooper presentation-11/3/17 eighth grade task Unity Day Assembly Woodland Hills Academy Kindergarten Coding with Kodable Library reading time Music class fun!


Scholastic Poster Contest Winners Scholastic Poster Contest Winners

A poster contest was held during the Scholastic Book Fair from 2/26 - 3/5/18.  The PAWSatively Hilarious Poster Contest fueled creativity and humor by students designing an original poster that integrates reading, our animal friends, and a lot of laughs!  Our Academy art teachers selected the winners.  A Bingo Reading Challenge was also held.  Click READ MORE link to see winners and photos.

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

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. 

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tech Tech for Tots

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

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

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):

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Mike Harvey Visit WTAE's Mike Harvey Visit

WTAE's meteorologist Mike Harvey and Carnegie Science Center visite Academy students from K-4 on Wednesday, March 7.  CLICK HERE to view the footage of the news Academy students appeared on that evening. 

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Kindergarten Parents of Incoming Kindergartners

If you would like your child entered in the Academy lottery, please follow the steps listed below:

  • Go to www.whsd.net
  • Schools > Academy
  • Quick Links (top left corner)
  • Kindergarten Lottery 2018-2019
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Easter eggs H.U.G.S 1st ANNUAL EGGstravaganza

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!

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Millionaire Book Club 2018

WHSD Elementary students celebrated reading at the first meeting of the 2018 Millionaire Book Club.  Kindergarten through sixth grade students are challenged to read a million words over the course of the next three months.  Parents and children enjoyed games, refreshments, and “make-it take-it”  activities.  Each participant also received a book courtesy of the Millionaire Book Club.


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Academy Wolverine Spirit Winners 2018 Congratulations Wolverine Spirit Award Winners!

Congratulations to Troy Akins and Lauren Huck, the Wolverine Spirit Award Winners from the Academy.  Troy is a fifth-grade student and was nominated by his teacher, Mrs. O'Leary.  Lauren is a seventh-grade student and was nominated by Mrs. Armstrong.  Congratulations on a job well done!  Click READ MORE to see additional pictures.

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Internet Safety Internet Safety Assemblies Rescheduled Again

The Internet Safety Assemblies have been postponed for Monday, February 26, 2018, and have been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 20.  Sixth grade and families will be at 9:00 AM and seventh grade and families will be at 10:00 AM.  Phillip Little, Educational Outreach Specialist from the PA Attorney General's Office, will be discussing the Internet and social media.

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Pens Woodland Hills Students Attend Pens Practice

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.

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Parents in the Know Training

Communities in Schools is partnering with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) to promote child safety and prevent child sexual abuse.  Members of the Districts PTO as well as parents and adults caring for children in the community are invited to the training to be held at the Woodland Hills Administration Building.  CLICK HERE to view additional information.

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