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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 2017/2018 school year.    
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Welcome Back Night for the Woodland Hills Jr. Sr. High School will be held on Tuesday, August 29th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. We hope to see you there!

 

 

School Pictures - Important Dates lifetouch

Attention Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School families! School pictures with Lifetouch Photography (www.lifetouch.com) are scheduled for the 2017-2018 school year.  Click for more info.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.