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2017 Junior/Senior Prom prom logo

The Woodland Hills Junior/Senior Prom will be Friday, May 19th at Stratigos Banquet Centre in North Huntingdon. Hours will be from 6:00 to 10:30. Ticket sales will begin on Tuesday, May 2nd and conclude Thursday, May 4th. Tickets will be sold at the High School in room 103 before school only. Ticket price is $65 each or $130 per couple.

The Science Olympiad Team is Going to States! SO

Congratulations to the Woodland Hills Jr. Sr. High School Science Olympiad Teams.  The Senior High Team earned 6th place overall at the regional competition held at California University of Pennsylvania on March 22nd.  The team will now advance to the state competition at Juniata College on April 29th.

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.

WHJSHS PSSA Testing Information PSSA

Attention WHJSHS 7th and 8th grade parents and students:

Please note the change in our schedule due to PSSA Testing in April & May. During the dates in which we are testing, 8th grade students will arrive to school at their normal times while 7th grade students will be operating on a two-hour delay.

Testing will take place on the following days:

April 3, 4, 5, 6, 24, 25, 26 and May 1, 2

Congratulations to the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team

The boys’ varsity basketball team had an outstanding season, they finished with an overall record of 16-10.  This is the first time since the 2011-2012 season that they qualified for the WPIAL playoffs.  In the playoffs they had impressive victories over perennial powers Mount Lebanon and Fox Chapel. 

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. 

FBLA CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW crafts

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will be hosting a Spring Craft & Vendor Show on Saturday, May 6th from 9AM to 3PM in the Junior/Senior High School Gym.  There will be handmade crafts, local vendors, jewelry, gourmet sweets, concessions, and a silent auction.  Admission is Free! All are welcome! There is still space available for crafters and vendors. Contact Doreen Tabb at 412-244-1100 or tabbdo@whsd.net for more information. Come out and support FBLA.  Proceeds benefit Woodland Hills FBLA.

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's Lion King Jr. Visits WHSD Elementary Schools Lion King Jr.

A representation of the Lion King Jr. cast took their show on the road on February 21st.  Nala, Young Nala, Young Simba, Scar, Mufasa, Rafiki, Shenzi, Timon and Pumbaa visited the Academy, Intermediate, Edgewood and Wilkins.  Each school saw a preview medley of the musical numbers in Lion King Jr.  

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!

WHHS STUDENTS AND STAFF GIVE BACK TO FORMER STUDENT photo234

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

 

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.

PA Senator Costa Visits WHJSHS costa3

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.

 

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.

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.