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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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Summer Food Program


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WHSD Summer Sports Camps

The Woodland Hills Summer Sports Camps begin on June 20th, 2016.  Click here for all the information!

Registration for week 1 of the Woodland Hills Athletic Camp is closed.   There are limited spots for week 2 available on a fist-come, first-serve basis.


WHHS Senior Named Positive Athlete

Congratulations to senior Taylor Fullwood who was named a C. Harper Western Pennsylvania Positive Athlete Awardee.  He was selected from over 1,000 nominees from over 150 Western Pennsylvania high schools.


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WHSD Students Excel at Duo Drama

Students from Woodland Hills Junior High School and Woodland Hills Academy earned many accolades at the Eastern Suburbs Special Program Association Duo Drama competition hosted by East Allegheny Junior/Senior High School on May 6, 2016. Duo Drama is a speaking and acting competition in which students deliver a piece of prose, poetry, or dialogue.


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WHIS Welcomes Best Selling 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.


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WHIS Welcomes EPA Director

The Woodland Hills Interaction Series (WHIS) recently welcomed Barnes Johnson from the Enviromental Protection Agency to interact with our students.  Johnson, the Director of the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery Office of Land and Emergency Management in Washington D.C., spoke on sustainable materials management as well as individual and community impacts.  


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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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Coffee with the Superintendent

Join us for an early evening of "Coffee with the Superintendent" of the Woodland Hills School District.  Engage in an open disucssion about the District's budgetary situation in a relaxing environment.  Future "Coffees" will focus on other issues.

Please R.S.V.P. in advance by contacting: Teresa Hawthorne at 412.731.1300 extension 0183 or hawtte@whsd.net.

Please click here to view the "Coffee with the Superintendent" flyer.

 

 


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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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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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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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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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.


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