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WHHS's Peter Pan Receives 9 Kelly Nominations

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Peter Pan on their 9 nominations for the 2016 Gene Kelly Awards including the coveted nomination for 'Best Musical'.  

The cast will perform on the stage of the Benedum Center as part of the 26th annual gala on May 28th.  Woodland Hills has now garnered a record 197 nominations and 97 awards in the 26 year history of the event.   

Click here to see all the nominations!


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2016 Spring Musical: Peter Pan

The Woodland Hills High School Department of Performing Arts proudly presents their 2016 musical production of Peter Pan!

The box office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm - 8pm and Wednesdays 2:30pm - 4pm.

CLICK HERE for all the details.


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WHJSHS Artists Shine at Congressional Art Show

Last night a number of WHJSHS students were featured at the 14th Congressional Art Show entitled "An Artistic Discovery”.

Senior Miranda Miller took second place, giving her the distinction of achieving 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards throughout her high school career!  Congratulations also to Kobe Sanders on his honorable mention prize as well as finalists Dejon Young, Juliette Gough and Roni Taylor.


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Jr/Sr High School Technology 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.

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WHJSHS Parents & Students NEED your help!

This year we would like to show our appreciation to the staff at WHJSHS for all they do for our children every day. So the Parent Association is hosting a Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, May 12, 2016. In order to make the event a success - we need your help.


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WHSD Spring Concerts
 
Come join some of our finest students as they perform in their 2016 WHJSHS Spring Concerts.

 


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Woodland Hills School Picnic Date is Tuesday, June 28th

The Woodland Hills School District's 2016 Kennywood School Picnic is on Tuesday, June 28th

Tickets will be sold on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

Please click here for more information regarding the times and locations of the Kennywood ticket sales



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

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.


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Attention parents: PSSA & Keystone info for WHJSHS

Attention Parents and Students:

 

Please note the change in our schedule due to the PSSA and Keystone Testing in April and May. During the dates in which we are testing, students who are participating in the test will show up to school at their normal times; students who are not participating in the test will be operating on a three hour delay. Click here for more information.


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FBLA Craft & Vendor Show

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will be hosting a Spring Craft & Vendor Show on Saturday, May 7th from 9AM to 2PM in the Junior/Senior High School Old Gym.  There will be handmade crafts, local vendors, gourmet sweets, concessions, and a silent auction.  


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Musical Cast Visits WHSD Kindergarten Classes

Characters from Woodland Hills High School's "Peter Pan" visited all of the kindergarten classes in WHSD this week! Hook, Peter Pan, Wendy and Tiger Lily had a wonderful time sharing their story!  They look forward to seeing everyone at the High School's performances of "Peter Pan" April 28-30 and May 5-7!


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WHJSHS Hosts 2nd Annual Read-A-Thon

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. 


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KDKA & Ford Brings Driver Safety to WHJSHS

KDKA-TV, in partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund, Westfield Insurance, Governors Highway Safety Association, and the Allegheny County Pretrial Services brought their "Taking the Lead: Ford Driving Skills for Life" assembly to Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School. KDKA-TV traffic reporter Sarah Arbogast hosted the very informative program that addressed the leading causes of teen crashes, tips and advice along with a panel of experts for a Q&A with the students.


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Prestogeorge Selected to All-State Choir

Congratulations to senior Leah Prestogeorge on being selected for Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Choir.  Leah will be attending the convention and performing in Hershey, Pennsylvania from March 30th-April 2nd.  Congratulations Leah.


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Love the World Night a success

The High School Student Council hosted its annual Love the World Night on Thursday, March 10th. 

Love the World is a community event that celebrates different cultures around the world, and is a night where various clubs and organizations at Woodland Hills work together to produce a fun-filled event. 


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The 21st Century Prime Time After School Program
The 21st Century Prime Time After School Program now features Minecraft!  If you’re a student in the 7th or 8th grade, join us right after school in the Jr./Sr. High cafeteria and sign up for Minecraft competitions and challenges!  For more details click Learn More.
 
 

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WHHS Rifle Wins 3rd Straight WPIAL Title

Congratulations to the Wolverine Rifle Team on shooting with PRIDE and capturing a third straight WPIAL Championship title.  Final score for the Wolverines was 800-59X to outshoot Hempfield with an 800-57X.  It is the Wolverines 6th WPIAL Rifle title and fourth in the past 5 years.  The entire team will advance to the state championships next week. 


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WHHS 2016-2017 Cheerleader Tryout Information

Please find the informational packet by CLICKING HERE


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Wolverine Super Bowl Alums Honored

The Woodland Hills High School is proud to be a participant in the NFL’s 50th Super Bowl Celebration by recognizing former student-athletes who have participated in this storied tradition.  While we do not have a former Wolverine participating in this year’s game between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, we were recognized by the NFL with four golden footballs for past participants.


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Dr. Cyril Wecht is latest guest of the WHIS

On December 11th world-renowned forensic pathologist, attorney and medical-legal consultant Dr. Cyril Wecht joined over 150 Woodland Hills Jr/Sr High School students to present forensic science and details of some of his most famous cases.

The visit was part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series (WHIS) and presented with the support Dean Ken Gormley of the Duquesne University School of Law.


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Hometown High-Q Team Defeats USC & FC

Congratulations as the Woodland Hills High School academic team DEFEATS teams from Fox Chapel and Upper Saint Clair on KDKA's Hometown High-Q Quiz show! WHHS is on to the playoff round! 


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WHIS Event Focuses on Braddock

On November 18th Dr. David Preston joined over 130 Woodland Hills Jr/Sr High School students to present on the Battle of the Monongahela and his newest book on the subject.  Dr. Preston’s visit was part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series and gave students a look into the shaping of what became Braddock and North Braddock, the City of Pittsburgh and the American West.


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Kevin McGuire & Christyn Coles Named "Champions of Change"

In celebration of Connected Educator month, the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and the Center for Creativity recognized Mr. Kevin McGuire (media specialist) & Mrs. Christyn Coles (literacy coach), as "Champions of Change."

 


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Honors for Wolverine Senior

Wolverine senior Miles Sanders received an honorary jersey as the Under Armour All-America Game Selection Tour  visited Woodland Hills on Wednesday.


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WHHS Grad Wins Penguins Foundation Scholarship

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, along with their partner Reed Smith, awarded 21 scholarships to local high school students for the 2014-2015 school year.  Woodland Hills High School 2015 graduate Samantha Edinger, who will attend Grove City College this Fall, was one of the recipients.  


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WHSD K-6 Dress Code & District-Wide Start Times

Please review the district-wide K-12 school start times and K-6 dress code which will be in place at Edgewood, Wilkins, Intermediate Center, Academy and Promise Program.  

You can view the building start times by CLICKING HERE.

You can view the dress code by CLICKING HERE.


WHHS's 'Drood' earns 6 Kelly Awards

The Woodland Hills High School production of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" brought home six Gene Kelly Awards for Excellance in high school musical theater including the coveted "Best Musical" award for a 10th time.  Woodland Hills has now garnered a record 188 nominations and 97 awards in the 25 year history of the event.  


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