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District News

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The Woodland Hills School District Board of Directors is hereby giving notice of its intent to hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, August 23, 2018 for General Business Matters.  The meeting will be held at the Administration Building, 531 Jones Avenue, North Braddock, PA 15104 beginning at 5:00 p.m.

 

New Superintendent Superintendent

The Woodland Hills school board on Wednesday appointed James P. Harris Jr. as the district’s new Superintendent.  Click here for news story

New Visitor Management System Raptor Technologies

 

Woodland Hills is pleased to announce that we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our schools to strengthen our program of campus safety for students and faculty. 

Trunk-or-Treat 2018 Trunk-or-Treat

We are hosting our 2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 21st (October 28 rain date) in the Woodland Hills Jr./Sr. High School parking lot! This H.U.G.S. (Helping Unconditionally and Giving Support) event provides an opportunity for families in the Woodland Hills community to enjoy a safe and free trick-or-treating experience!  The parking lot will be transformed into candy stations where groups can decorate their cars and pass out candy from their trunks.  The day will end with the awarding of the highly coveted “Trunk-or-Treat” trophy.  Trunks will be judged on presentation & creativity by our special guest judges!

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.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL COMMUNITY DAY Back to School

 

 

 

 

Fun For The Whole Family!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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WOODLAND HILLS Jr./Sr. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER FIELD.

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.

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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

 

Wilkins Primary Student Places 1st in WQED Young Writers Contest

Congratulations to Wilkins Primary second grader Brycen Filus for taking first place in the WQED Kids Writer Contest!!  Brycen's story "Maximus: The Zombie Kid" was chosen from over 1000 entries.  To read his story and to see details on the contest, click "Read More".  Great job Brycen!!

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.

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!

Parent information on the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program

To learn more, please click on the link below:

Overview of the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program

2018-2019 Kindergarten Enrollment Hi5!, Kindergarten Here I Come

Do you know a child who will be 5 on or before September 1, 2018?  If so, this child is eligible for Kindergarten.  Register Now!  Please call Central Registration Office at 412-731-1300 ext. 0110 to schedule an appointment for enrollment.  Office hours for student registration is Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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.

Welcome Back Nights set in WHSD Welcome Back

Mark your calenders for the 2018-2019 'Welcome Back Nights' across the WHSD.  All events start at 6:00 pm unless noted.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 21st: Edgewood and Wilkins

Wednesday, August 22nd: Academy and Intermediate

Thursday, August 23rd: Junior/Senior High School and Rankin (7-12)