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Celebrating Dr. Dorothy Height - March 24th Dr. Height

March 24th is Dr. Dorothy Height Day at the Rankin Promise Program.  Join us LIVE from Rankin at 10:30 on Friday, March 24th as we celebrate one of our most famous residents and learn more about her many contributions as both a civil and women's rights activist.

WHHS Alum Dr. Stephen Esper Interacts With Students Esper

On March 17th, Woodland Hills High School alum and UPMC cardiothoracic anesthesiologist Dr. Stephen Esper interacted with students about his career & their futures as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series.  The 1999 graduate implemented, along with UPMC's Dr. Jennifer Holder-Murray, the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, or ERAS, approach in Pittsburgh.

WHJSHS PSSA Testing Information PSSA

Attention WHJSHS 7th and 8th grade parents and students:

Please note the change in our schedule due to PSSA Testing in April & May. During the dates in which we are testing, 8th grade students will arrive to school at their normal times while 7th grade students will be operating on a two-hour delay.

Testing will take place on the following days:

April 3, 4, 5, 6, 24, 25, 26 and May 1, 2

Millionaire Book Club Family Night Millionaire Book Club

The Woodland Hills Millionaire Book Club held their first Family Night of 2017.  This is the tenth year the Instructional Coaches have implemented this very popular Woodland Hills reading incentive program.  The program’s theme this year is “Growing a Reader.”  Over 100 families from across the district, enjoyed book reviews, genre bingo, developing reading goals, a Google Apps presentation, a book scavenger hunt, and of course, delicious refreshments. In addition to receiving a brand new book of their choice, each book club member also planted a sunflower seed to celebrate the first day of Spring and to symbolize their growth as readers.

 

 

Congratulations to the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team

The boys’ varsity basketball team had an outstanding season, they finished with an overall record of 16-10.  This is the first time since the 2011-2012 season that they qualified for the WPIAL playoffs.  In the playoffs they had impressive victories over perennial powers Mount Lebanon and Fox Chapel. 

School Vaccination Changes and Updates PDH

The PA Department of Health is changing school immunization regulations beginning August 2017.  The new vaccination requirements include 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine, the second given at age 16 or entry into 12th grade.

WHIS Read-a-Thon a Success Read a thon logo

Nearly 500 grade 7-12 students took part in the Woodland Hills Interaction Series' biannual Read-A-Thon on March 8th.  Nineteen WHSD teachers, administrators, school board members filled the school day with excerpts of favorite books along with sharing their love of reading.  In addition,  we had our first student reader and also welcomed WHHS alum Steve Breaston who shared some personal writings with the students.  The Read-A-Thon, now in its 3rd school year, promotes a life long love of reading as the students were introduced to a variety of new authors and writing styles. 

WHHS Students recognized by NTHS tech honor soc

Two WHHS students were honored with induction in the National Technical Honor Society.  Seniors Cameron Fennell and Lizbeth Romero-Ramirez were recognized at a ceremony today at Forbes Road Career and Technical Center in Monroeville.  

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EdCamp 2017

Special Thanks to everyone who made this years WH EdCamp a great success.

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.

Duquesne University President Leads Interaction at WHJSHS Ken Gormley

On Monday, February 27, 2017, Dr. Ken Gormley,  President of Duquesne University, addressed the historical significance and legacy of Thurgood Marshall, Charles Hamilton Houston, and the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954. This event was coordinated by Social Studies Department chair Brad Zolnak and produced by Jason Coleman and Kevin McGuire as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series.

Tech for Tots 2017 Tech for Tots 2017

Pre-Kindergarten students from across the Woodland Hills Community spent the morning at Wilkins Elementary trying out the latest in technology tools, sampling curriculum materials, and completing developmentally appropriate makerspace activities.

WHJSHS's Lion King Jr. Visits WHSD Elementary Schools Lion King Jr.

A representation of the Lion King Jr. cast took their show on the road on February 21st.  Nala, Young Nala, Young Simba, Scar, Mufasa, Rafiki, Shenzi, Timon and Pumbaa visited the Academy, Intermediate, Edgewood and Wilkins.  Each school saw a preview medley of the musical numbers in Lion King Jr.  

Woodland Hills Intermediate Technothon Dance-a-Thon Technothon

Woodland Hills Intermediate held a Technothon Dance-a-Thon on Thursday February 16th.  Friends and family members sponsored fourth through sixth grade dancers who danced continuously in shifts from 8:15 - 2:40.  The Technothon raised nearly $4000 for supplemental audio equipment to be used with a variety of individualized technology applications.  A special thank you to all who generously contributed especially the families of MacKenna Matthews, Divine Holland, and Andrew Bright.

 

WHJSHS Students Excel At PPT Shakespeare Contest PPT logo

Congratulations to Qasai Smalls and Paul Jetter on being selected as finalists in The Pittsburgh Public Theatre’s Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest.  Qasai and Paul, along with several other classmates, put on strong performances in the preliminary round of judging.  

2nd Woodland Hills School District 2017 Budget Workshop

The Woodland Hills School District will hold it's 2nd 2017 Budget Workshop at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in the Media Center of the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School.

3rd Woodland Hills School District 2017 Budget Workshop

The Woodland Hills School District will hold it's 3rd 2017 Budget Workshop at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in the Media Center of the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School.

Wolverine Swimming Having Record Season Swimmer Icon

Congratulations to 2016-2017 Swimming and Diving Team Seniors: Marian Brucker, Ellis Cannon, Kaitlyn Edinger, Arianna Esplen, Alex Havrilla, Joseph Hughes, Isaiah Moten, and Caroline Schauer on an excellent season!

Kindergarten Registration Dates & Times Hi5! Kindergarten, Here I Come

Kindergarten Registration dates set for 2017-2018 School Year.  Child MUST be 5 by September 1, 2017. Click here for more information.

 

Crone Receives Fiesta Bowl Invitation Fiesta Bowl Band Logo

Mr. Thomas Crone, WHHS Band Director has been invited to participate in this year’s Fiesta Bowl Band activities as an adjudicator.   Since 1995 the WHHS Marching Band has performed five times at the Fiesta Bowl Band Field Show and Parade in Phoenix, Arizona.

PA Senator Costa Visits WHJSHS costa3

On December 7th, Pennsylvania Senator Jay Costa stopped by Ms. Sisk's 7th grade math class to discuss sales tax.  After a previous math lesson on sales tax, the students wrote Senator Costa to inquire about how it is used in Pennsylvania.  After writing back with responses to all of the class questions, Costa wanted to meet and interact with the class that had contacted him. 

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.

 

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Holds Master Class PCT logo

In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Finding Neverland’s Connor McRory (swing), held a master class with some cast members of last year’s Peter Pan on Friday, October 21.  Students in attendance learned choreography from Finding Neverland and had the opportunity to ask Mr. McRory questions about acting, his education, and touring experiences.

Poet, Author, and Professor Jim Daniels Interacts With WHJSHS Students Photo of Jim Daniels

Poet, screenwriter, and CMU professor Jim Daniels visited the WHJSHS as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series.  Eighth grade and twelfth grade language arts students as well as creative writing students interacted, wrote, and presented for the world-class writer. 

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WHIS Welcomes Best Selling Author Jesse Andrews Author Jesse Andrews

On Wednesday, May 11, the Woodland Hill Interaction Series welcomed New York Timesbestselling author Jesse Andrews. Mr. Andrews is the author of The Haters and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which he adapted into a Sundance Film Festival award-winning feature film. Mr. Andrews spoke with over 100 Woodland Hills students about his educational path, his books, and his craft.

WHHS Again A Bronze Medalist by U.S. News & World Report Bronze Logo

Congratulations to Woodland Hills High School on earning their third 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 North Allegheny and Penn-Trafford.

WHJSHS Hosts 2nd Annual Read-A-Thon Read-A-Thon Speaker

On March 23, 2016, the Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School Library held its 2nd Annual Read-a-Thon. During this event, teachers, administrators, and community members read excerpts from their favorite books aloud in the library continuously all day in order to promote reading. Readers also talked about why reading is important aspects of their lives.