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Kennywood School Picnic Community Ticket Sales

The Woodland Hills School Disctrict's school picnic is on Tuesday, June 27th at Kennywood Park.  If you haven't already purchased your ticket, it's not too late.  Kennywood staff will be on site at the Administration Center at Fairless on Monday, June 26th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for community ticket sales.

Graduation Photos grad info

Attention graduates:

Here is the information on commencement photos:  CLICK HERE

Class of 2017 Graduation Commencement
Hometown Hoops Mini-Camp Hometown Hoops

 

 

 

Hosted by Allegheny County.

 

Learn basketball skills from local coaches and players with experience in the NBA, NCAA and WPIAL. Proper basketball attire is required. A free box lunch will be provided at 12:00 noon during each mini-camp by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services through its SummerFood Program. See Flyer
WHJSHS Teacher Named Big Sister of the Year for Pennsylvania BBBS

Woodland Hills Junior-Senior High School special education teacher Lauren Schieb has been selected as Big Sister of the Year for Pennsylvania. She was recognized in May at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh Recognition Dinner at the State Capitol in Harrisburg for her dedication to providing local youth with the support necessary to tackle the pressures of growing up. The award also acknowledges tireless efforts on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Spamalot Scores 3 Kelly Award; 9 Kelly Nominations! kelly awards

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Spamalot on 3 Kelly Awards and their 9 nominations for the 2017 Gene Kelly Awards.

2017 NHS AD

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Two WHJSHS Teachers Are Nominated For NSTOY-PA V image

Two of the outstanding educators at WHJSHS have been recognized by the National State Teachers of the Year - Pennsylvania Chapter for the Apple Award: Nathan Johnson and John Danchisko. This award is presented to educators in our state for exceptional efforts in teaching, coaching, and other efforts that support educational excellence. lt recognizes members of the educational community who make a positive difference in the lives of students, school districts, and community.

WOODLAND HILLS COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECT! NEW DATES!!!! mural

The power of the visual arts conveying a message of community and celebrating the growth of the Woodland Hills School District. Accomplish a shared art experience for students and community by painting a large outdoor mural on campus.  SEE DATES

Human Anatomy & Physiology Students Witness Open Heart Surgery AGH

On May 11th Woodland Hills Jr-Sr. High School Human Anatomy & Physiology students had the rare opportunity to apply their classroom learning and receive inspiration toward a variety of future careers in the health professions. The students took a field trip to the Cardiovascular Institute at Allegheny General Hospital to view an open-heart coronary artery bypass procedure from AGH’s glass enclosed surgical observation deck. 

WHJSHS Teachers Present at ECET2 Conference ecet2

WHJSHS 11th grade English teachers John Danchisko and Nathan Johnson facilitated and presented a session on Google Classroom at the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) Conference this past weekend. ECET2 offers teachers the opportunity to learn from one another and celebrate their profession through a series of national and regional convenings that are led by teachers, for teachers.

HS Students share in Vietnam War Symposium WH CV Vietnam

On April 27th, 11th and 12th grade students took part in a symposium on the Vietnam War at Chartiers Valley High School.  Woody High and CV students got to listen and interact with eight veterans from the Vietnam War.

WHHS Again A Bronze Medalist by U.S. News & World Report Bronze 17

Congratulations to Woodland Hills High School on earning their fourth 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 Gateway and Kiski Area.

Woodland Hills Summer 2017 Sports Camp Summer Camp

The 2017 Woodland Hills Summer Camps start June 12th.  Please click here for all the information.

Attention: Parents of 6th, 8th, or 10th Grade Students parent survey

Do you have a student in the 6th, 8th, or 10th grade? If so, you can help us to learn about how parents influence student engagement in Math! The University of Pittsburgh is offering a paid survey opportunity to eligible parents. 

WHJSHS 8th Grader named Carson Scholar Carson

Stefan Stratimirovic, an outstanding eighth grader at Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School was recently named a 2017 Carson Scholar.  This honor provides Stefan with a $1000 scholarship toward his post-secondary education, a medal and a certificate commemorating this distinguished recognition.

WHHS Students Participate in TFIM Annual Conference TFIM

On April 20 and 21, Woodland Hills High School students participated in the Consortium for Public Education's annual conference for The Future is Mine (TFIM). These students, Glorie Barnett, Avery Calloway, Dyminia King, and Malek King experienced exposure to unique college and career readiness opportunities that included job shadowing, the development of communication skills, and new approaches to problem solving. The TFIM team is led by advisor Mr. Kevin McGuire.

WHHS Senior Earns High Marks at PRSEF covestro

Congratulations to senior Alex Havrilla for earning 2nd place in the Mathematics and Computer Science Senior Division at the Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair on March 31 at Heinz Field.  Alex’s project was titled An Algebraic Approach to Analyzing Theta Curves.

WHJSHS Named Common Sense Certified School CSE

Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School has just been approved as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital literacy and citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion.  The WHJSHS Digital Citizenship curriculum, created by Library Media Specialist Kevin McGuire and Technology Coach Jason Coleman, was designed using Common Sense Media materials and resources.

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.

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.

Lady Wolverine Bowling Finishes Successful Season WHBowling

The Woodland Hills High School girls bowling team finished 7th at the Western Pennsylvania High School Bowling Regional Tournament, with a total pinfall of 3397, falling only 144 pins short of qualifying for the PA State Tournament. It was the best finish at the Western Regional event by a Lady Wolverine Bowling Team ever, and the best postseason performance since 2003 when the team finished 2nd at the WPIBL Championship. 

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.  

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.

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.  

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!

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.

 

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.