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The Wolverine Boys’ Varsity Basketball team will play the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils for the WPIAL Playoffs first round game on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. The game will be played at Baldwin High School, 4653 Clairton Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.  This is a WPIAL event....

Tune in to Hometown High-Q HTHQ

Please tune in to KDKA this Saturday, February 11th at 11:00 am to watch Woodland Hills JSHS take on Homer City and Waynesburg Central on Hometown High Q.  Team members are Alex Colaianne, Alex Havrilla, Mike McCallister and Bobby Carr.  Congratulations gentlemen!

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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!

The Woodland Hills H.U.G.S. (Helping Unconditionally by Giving Support) Volunteer Program HUGS flyer

Volunteers are actively being recruited for the H.U.G.S. (Helping Unconditionally by Giving Support) Volunteer Program!

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A sentimental gift makes a WHHS graduates holiday.  READ ALL ABOUT IT

 

FBLA Has Successful Regional Competition fbla logo

Future Business Leaders of America would like to congratulate our SIX winners at this year's Regional Competition at St. Vincent College on December 20, 2016.  

MLK Writing Award MLK writing awards

Congratulations to Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School student Anh Nguyen on winning best entry from Woodland Hills in Carnegie Mellon University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards! Anh's entry was chosen as an exemplary piece that reflected the legacy of Dr. King.

Crone Receives Fiesta Bowl Invitation Fiesta Bowl Band Logo

Mr. Thomas Crone, WHHS Band Director has been invited to participate in this year’s Fiesta Bowl Band activities as an adjudicator.   Since 1995 the WHHS Marching Band has performed five times at the Fiesta Bowl Band Field Show and Parade in Phoenix, Arizona.

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On December 7th, Pennsylvania Senator Jay Costa stopped by Ms. Sisk's 7th grade math class to discuss sales tax.  After a previous math lesson on sales tax, the students wrote Senator Costa to inquire about how it is used in Pennsylvania.  After writing back with responses to all of the class questions, Costa wanted to meet and interact with the class that had contacted him. 

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.

 

WHJSHS Yearbook Order Information Yearbook icon

Attention Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School Students! It's time to order yearbooks! 

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.

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. 

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.