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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.

"Selecting a College Night" college bound icon

"Selecting a College Night" presented by the WHJSHS Guidance Department will be on Thursday, October 27th, at 6:30 pm in the WHJSHS library.

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

Nearly 500 grade 8-12 students took part in the Woodland Hills Interaction Series' Read-A-Thon on October 14th.  Eighteen WHSD teachers and administrators filled the school day with exceprts of favorite books along with sharing their love of reading.  In addition to the traditional pieces such as To Kill a Mockingbird and  The Tell-Tale Heart,  students were introduced to a variety of new authors and writing styles. 

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. 

WHJSHS Parent/Teacher Conferences Parent Teacher Conferences

The first parent/teacher conference day of the 2016-2017 school year will take place for the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School on Thursday, 11/10/2016 from 8:00 am-3:30 pm.  Staff will have scheduled lunch between 11:30 am-12:30 pm. There will be NO SCHOOL for WHSD on Thursday 11/10 or Friday 11/11.

School Pictures WHJSHS Grades 7-11 Life Touch Logo

The 2016-2017 underclassmen school pictures are here! Next week, students in grades 7-11 will be getting an envelope of proofs for parents to review

FBLA Flea Market at WHJSHS flea market logo

Woodland Hills Future Business Leaders of America will be holding an indoor Flea Market on Saturday, October 29th, 9AM- 1PM in the High School Gym.  We will be selling:  clothing, household items, toys, books, baked goods, refreshments, and much more. All proceeds will benefit FBLA’s upcoming competitions. If you have any items you wish to donate, we will be accepting donations during the school day and Saturday, October 22nd from 11AM- 1PM. Vendors are welcome for a cost of $20 per table.  Please email Doreen Tabb at tabbdo@whsd.net with any questions. Please come out and support our efforts!

WHJSHS Preschool Information PreSchool Logo

The Woodland Hills High School offers a free preschool program through its Child Development Program.  Parents of children who are 3-5 years old and live within the Woodland Hills School District are invited to register their children.  The program is offered three days per week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, for six weeks for 2 separate sessions. 

Pittsburgh OASIS Intergenerational Tutor Program Oasis Tutor Program Image

The Pittsburgh OASIS Intergenerational Tutor Program is seeking volunteers (50+) to tutor in Pittsburgh and Woodland Hills School Districts in grade K-4. An hour a week can change a child’s life! For more information or to register, please click Read More.

Vote For WHHS Alum Mike Caprara

Woodland Hills alum and Pitt senior linebacker Mike Caprara has been named to the Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team, one of the most prestigious off-the-field honors in college football.  Fans are invited to VOTE ONLINE for Mike and show our support!

2016 Wolverine Football Tickets Wolvarena end zone

It is football season!  2016 Wolverine Football ticket information is available:  CLICK HERE

The Prime Time After School Program
Are you a parent of a 7th or 8th grade student?  Does your son or daughter enjoy art?  Crafts?  Science?  Drumming?  Cooking? Minecraft? Hands-on science projects?  
If so, the Prime Time STEAM Club (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) offers all of these activities and more!  We are currently registering students for the 2016/2017 school year.  
Click on Read More for more detials.
The Woodland Hills School District ADOPTS "Next Generation" Paperless Meeting Technology District Logo

The Woodland Hills School District is leveraging the power of the Internet to radically improve the governance process while saving time, taxpayer dollars and the environment.  This new eGovernance initiative will replace the old and costly method of compiling, printing, binding and distributing paper agenda packets by hand.

Please click here to read more information about the Woodland Hills School District's paperless meeting solution: "BoardDocs"

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. 

KDKA & Ford Brings Driver Safety to WHJSHS Ford Driver Safety Logo

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.

Prestogeorge Selected to All-State Choir PA Music Educators Assc. logo

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.

WHHS Rifle Wins 3rd Straight WPIAL Title Rifle Team Group Photo

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. 

Wolverine Super Bowl Alums Honored 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.

Dr. Cyril Wecht is latest guest of the WHIS  Cyril Wecht with students

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.

Hometown High-Q Team Defeats USC & FC  High-Q Team Logo

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! 

WHIS Event Focuses on Braddock District Logo

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.

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."