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Woodland Hills Summer 2015 Sports Camp

The 2015 Woodland Hills Summer Camps start June 15th.  Please click here for all the information.


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Wilkins Elementary 5th Graders Visited by Holocaust Survivor

Ms. Shulamit Bastacky, a Holocaust survivor, visited Wilkins Elementary on Monday, May 18. Ms. Bastacky was a "Hidden Jewish Child" from the Nazi party during World War II.  A Catholic nun saved her life when she was an infant and kept her safe from the Nazis for the first few years of her life.   Ms. Bastacky shared her incredible story and triumphs with the 5th Grade students and teachers.  

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Woodland Hills Sixth Graders Win Second Place in Fairchild Challenge

Congratulations to our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who participated in the Middle School Fairchild Challenge at Phipps. The competition included schools from all around the Pittsburgh area, with over 1,500 students participating. They completed five different environmental challenges over the course of the 2014-2015 school year.


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Woodland Hills Students Participate in Scholars’ Decathlon at Penn State

Fifth and Sixth grade students from Shaffer, Dickson and The Academy participated in the second annual Scholars’ Decathlon at Penn State’s Greater Allegheny campus on May 1st.  The event included three sessions: Math and Music, Science and Technology and Visual Arts and Literature.  Students earned points for civility, courage, creativity and correctness. Congratulations to all of the students for an outstanding performance!


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5th Annual Shaffer Elementary Science Olympiad

Shaffer's fifth annual Science Olympiad was held on May 20, 2015.  Congratulations to the Galactic Giraffes who were this year's first place team!


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WHSD Preview Night Information

WHSD Preview Nights Begin on May 20th with Edgewood and Wilkins Primary.  Transportation will be provided (times and locations below).  If you are not sure which school your child will attend please click here.

Preview nights will continue on May 27th at the Intermediate Center in Swissvale and June 2nd at the Secondary Campus in Churchill.  All previews begin at 6:30 pm.  Please join us!


Wilkins - BUS ROUTES & TIMES
Edgewood - BUS ROUTES & TIMES
Intermediate Center -  BUS ROUTES & TIMES
Secondary Campus - BUS ROUTES & TIMES

Wilkins and Edgewood Attendance Feeder Zones - CLICK HERE



Wolverine Junior Nominated for U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Wolverine tailback and Penn State commit Miles Sanders was offically nominated to play in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January, 2016.  Sanders who is ranked as one of the top tailbacks in the nation will find out if he is chosen during the fall.  Best of luck Miles!


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Proposed Final 2015-2016 Budget

Click on this link to view the Proposed Final 2015-2016 Budget


WHHS Juniors Win the Fairchild Global Art Challenge

Congratulations to Miranda Miller and Jessica Burch, two juniors at Woodland Hills High School, for winning the Global Art Challenge for 2014-2015 "Plants and their Pollinators" with their artwork, entitled “Blue Flag Iris and the Mason Bee.” 


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2015 NHS Induction

The Woodland Hills High School chapter of the National Honor Society had their Induction Ceremony, for new and returning members, on May 12, 2015.


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WHHS is a Bronze Medalist by U.S. News & World Report

Congratulations to Woodland Hills High School on earning their second 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. 


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Academy's 'Cash for Companions' Campaign Raises over $900 for Wildlife Center

Madeline Hildebrand, a sixth grade student at the Woodland Hills Academy, wanted to conduct a service project as part of her gifted programming.  She organized and implemented the Cash for Companions Fundraiser to raise money for the Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center in Verona. 


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2015 14th Congressional District Art Show

Woodland Hills High School Students, Faiza Amir, Miranda Miller, and Isis Duncan won awards at the 2015 14th Congressional District Art Show, An Artistic Endeavor.   

Faiza placed fourth, Miranda placed third, (last year Miranda took 1st. place) and Isis made an Honorable Mention.  All participants received recognition for participating.


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District Technology Survey

Please take our Technology Survey

         
 
This survey is about four things:
1. The use of technology for learning.
2. The level of access to technology for staff and students.
3. The level of skills from all staff and students.
4. The overall environment within the district.
The data collection window will be open April 27th, until May 29th, 2015 and the survey can be accessed through smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops. The surveys are tailored to the responder, ie, students answer different questions than teachers, etc.

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WHHS' Drood Earns 10 Kelly Nominations

Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Mystery of Edwin Drood on 10 Kelly Award Nominations.  In the 25 years of the Gene Kelly Awards Woodland Hills has now earned 188 nominations and has won 91 awards.  Pittsburgh CLO’s 25th Annual Gene Kelly Awards will be held at the Benedum Center on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 7:30pm.  


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WHHS Swimmers Sign to Colleges

WHHS Swimmers Justin Newman and Davon Saunders signed letter-of-intent this morning to continue their careers at local colleges.  Justin will be attending St. Vincent College and Davon at Chatham University.


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WHHS Media Specialist a Keystone STAR

Congraulations to WHHS Media Specialist Kevin McGuire on being named a 2015 Keystone Technology Innovator.  In addition, Mr. McGuire is one of only 100 educators from across Pennsylvania chosen to attend the Keystone STAR technology education summit this summer at Shippensburg University.


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WHHS Track Shines at Penn Relays

It was a very successful weekend for Woodland Hills Track at the 121st Penn Relays at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.


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WHSD Well Represented at PMEA District Orchestra

Students from Woodland Hills High School, Junior High and Academy represented the Woodland Hills School District at PMEA District 1 Junior High Orchestra.  They participated with students from over 60 other surrounding schools in this festival on April 17-18.  

Please read this Op-Ed that Appeared in the Post Gazette regrading PMEA.


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Wilkins Elementary Raises Money for American Heart Association, Jump Rope for Heart

In February 2015, Wilkins Elementary students participated in Jump Rope for Heart, through the American Heart Association.  Wilkins students raised $400!!  The Wilkins teachers also participated in National Wear Red Day the beginning of February and raised $92.00.   With the help of many Wilkins students and staff, we were able to exceed last year's amount!  


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Welcome Video: Woodland Hills Intermediate School

 

 


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WHHS Science Bowl Has Successful Competition

Congratulations to the Woodland Hills Science Bowl Teams for a successful day at the Eastern Suburban Special Program Association’s annual Science Bowl on April 21st.  


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Fairless Student's Essay Chosen

Deondre Boyd-Pollard, fifth grader at Fairless Elementary, has been awarded second place winner for the 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates Jackie Robinson Art, Essay & Poetry Contest for the 5th & 6th Grade Essay category from over 3,800 entries submitted.  


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WHSD Director of Curriculum Honored

Woodland Hills Director of Curriculum and Federal Programs Norm Catalano won the Consortium For Public Educations’ 2015 Champions of Learning Award.  The award honors an individual, organization or business that creates, supports or expand learning opportunities in our region.


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WHIS Featured In New York Times Magazine Article

The December 17th, 2014 visit from Poet Terrance Hayes was a highlighted focal point of a New York Times Magazine feature of the McArthur Fellow. Hayes' visit was made possible to WHHS students through the Woodland Hills Interaction Series (WHIS).  In addition to the award-winning Hayes, the WHIS has welcomed national and regional guests to interact and inspire WHHS students.


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FAIRLESS SELECTED SEED KEEPER HOME FARMER IN PA

The Seed Keeper Company's goal is to celebrate school gardens by awarding a Seed Keep Home Farmer to a school in every state.  Fairless Elementary School was selected to be the recipient for the state of Pennsylvania.  

Congratulations to Valerie Alchier for her creative use of the garden as a classroom and her students for maintaining the garden at Fairless Elementary!


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SNOW MAKE-UP DAYS

SNOW MAKE UP DAYS ARE DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS:

Thursday, February 19, 2015 will be made up on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Friday, February 20, 2015 will be made up on Monday, April 6, 2015.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILDREN ARE IN ATTENDANCE ON THESE DAYS.

Please click on this link to view the revised 2014-2015 Calendar.


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7th and 8th Grade Chess Team Wins Big at ESSPA

Gifted students from the Junior High and the Academy had a strong showing at the annual ESSPA Chess Tournament.

Teams from Woodland Hills came in 1st and 3rd place overall.  


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Pulitzer Prize Winner Visits WHHS

On Monday, March 2, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink visited the Woodland Hills High School Library for the school event component of the "One Book, One Community" programming by the Allegheny County Library Association and the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. Dr. Fink was interviewed by 90.5 WESA's Josh Raulerson about her book Five Days at Memorial and her other writing.


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WHHS Alumni and Students Featured on WQED

Artist, teacher and WHHS '93 grad Ramon Riley's “Where I Am From” project and the collaboration with WHHS students and teachers Micci Hutterer and Craig Mehalik (WHHS '90) were highlighted recently on WQED's 'Pittsburgh 360'.   See the video below and read about the collaboration by clicking here.

 


 

 


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WHHS Rifle Team Wins Back-to-Back Pennsylvania State Smallbore Rifle Championships

Congratulations to Head Coach Matt Rodrigues and the WHHS Rifle squad on winning the 2015 Pennsylvania State Scholastic Team Smallbore Rifle Championship. The Wolverine Rifle Team successfully defended last years state title to earn back-to-back team championships.  This is the first time in Woody High history a team has earned two consecutive state titles!  In addition, senior Mike Krivi earned the 2nd place silver medal in the state individual competitions for the Wolverines, and Aleah Atkinson placed 4th overall. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SHOOTERS


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3 WHHS Rifle Team Members earn WPIAL Medals

Three WHHS shooters placed in the top ten at the WPIAL Rifle Individual Tournament on Thursday and have qualified for the State Individual Rifle Championships.  The trio was highlighted by Senior Mike Krivi who was WPIAL Champion.


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WHHS Rifle Wins Back-to-Back WPIAL Championships

Congratulations to the WHHS Rifle team on another WPIAL Championship.  The team used a 800 - 69x score to dominate the competition and bring back the gold to Woody High!  It is the Wolverines 5th WPIAL Rifle title and third in the past 4 years. 


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Comcast Internet Essentials: NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL DISTRICT FAMILIES

Bring the Internet home for just $9.95 a month.

We know that many students and their families would like to have Internet service at home so they can do homework, search for jobs, download music, communicate with others and much more.  We also believe the Internet can be an important part of your child's education.

That's why we want to make sure you know about a program provided by Comcast called Internet Essentials and the best part is it is available to all WHSD families regardless of income!

 


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AFTER SCHOOL MEALS

Please CLICK HERE for information on the 'After School Meals' for school-age children in the community for the 2014-2015 school year.


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National Book Award Poet Terrance Hayes Visits WHHS

National Book Award winner and McArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes visited WHHS on December 17, 2014 to share his poetry and discuss his literary influences to students as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series.


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Shaffer Elementary Intergenerational Music Session
On Wednesday, Dec. 3, the Shaffer Intermediate Band hosted the New Horizons Band for a side by side rehearsal. The age of our group that day ranged from 10 to 92!! The New Horizons Band, formed by Paulette Gulakowski, is an adult beginning band that is based in Turtle Creek. That afternoon each band performed a few selections for each other and also played together. Percussionist AJ Davis  and Mrs Hertrick performed with the New Horizons band on Saturday, Dec 6 at Turtle Creek Light up Night. AJ was truly their "little" drummer boy!
 
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WHHS and the Churchill Police Department Help 'Stuff-a-Bus'

The Woodland Hills Wolverines are celebrating the holiday spirit by donating to the less fortunate through the KISS-FM 96.1 'Stuff-a-Bus' toy drive for Toys for Tots.  The fundraiser was organized by the Woodland Hills High School student leadership class in conjunction with the Churchill Police Department. 


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WHSD Reconsolidation Information

The Woodland Hills School District announces the plan for

The Pathway to Educational Excellence and Financial Stability:

Building the District of the Future to ensure that every student who passes through our door is Career and/or College ready.


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WHHS Band Members Chosen to Perform in Philadelphia

WHHS seniors Justin McCord and J'Vonha Moore will be representing Woodland Hills in Temple University's Marching Band Day on Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Philadelphia. 


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WHHS Attend PLP Summit

On November 21, Woodland Hills High School students attended the first Pittsburgh Learning Pathways Summit at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

The students explored the concepts of digital badges, connected learning, and career pathways. 


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WHHS Senior Selected to Present at JA 75th Anniversary Ceremony

WHHS senior Seirra Anderson was selected to present at the Junior Achievement 75th Anniversary Spirit of Enterprise Dinner and Award Ceremony on November 19th.


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Wolverine Swimmer Signs National Letter-of-Intent

Senior swimmer Claudia Zido signed a National Letter of Intent this morning with Cleveland State University.  The soon-to-be CSU Viking has been a member of the Woodland Hills High School Varsity Swim Team since her freshman year. 


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WHHS Junior Has Strong Showing In Fairchild Challenge

Congratulations to Sydney Kaboly, a junior at Woodland Hills High School, for winning second place in an essay contest through the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps Conservatory.  


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WHHS INTERACT HELPS BUNDLE THEM UP!

On October 27th and 28th, the Woodland Hills High School Interact Club participated in the Salvation Army's Project Bundle-Up program. The students shopped with local children for coats, boots, hats, and gloves at the Monroeville JC Penney store. This is the WHHS Interact Club's sixth year helping with Project Bundle-Up. The shopping trip was sponsored by R:BASE Technologies in Murrysville.


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WHHS Well Represented at PMEA Honors Choir

Congratulations to Justin McCord (senior) and Leah Prestogeorge (junior) who represented Woodland Hills at PMEA Honors Choir on October 24 & 25 at Seton Hill University.


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WHHS students take part in worldwide video conference on Ebola

WHHS Anatomy & Physiology students along with students from the G.A.T.E. department participated with students across the globe today in a videoconference on Ebola.
 


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Diplomat, Businessman, Athlete Bryant Salter Visits WHHS

On Friday October 24th, approximetly 100 WHHS students along with students around Allgheny County had the oppurtunity to hear from and interact with Mr. Bryant Salter.  A joint activity of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series (WHIS) and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, the event was another example of the unmatched oppurtunities that students at Woodland Hills High School have.


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WHHS Read-a-Thon a Huge Success

On October 22, the Woodland Hills High School library held a Read-a-Thon to promote the 'Big Read'. The 'Big Read' is a program sponsored by CCAC that promotes a county wide reading and discussion of one book. 


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Wilkins Elementary Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

The teachers and staff at Wilkins Elementary showed their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating money and wearing pink this week.  Through their efforts, the staff has raised $380.  Way to go Wilkins!!


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C-Span Bus Continues National Tour at WHHS

The C-SPAN Bus continued its trip across America today with a stop at Woodland Hills High School. 

The C-SPAN Bus is an interactive, multi-media learning center that brings C-SPAN’s coverage of public affairs to communities nationwide and teaches students, teachers and the public how to follow Washington Your Way.


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USS Constitution 'Sails' Into WHHS

The crew of the USS CONSTITUTION, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, and America’s Ship of State provided interactive events for WHHS students as part of the U.S. Navy's outreach program during Pittsburgh Navy Week.


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"Rhode Island Sound" plays WHHS as part of "Pittsburgh Navy Week"

In celebration of Pittsburgh Navy Week 2014, the Navy Northeast Band's popular music group, Rhode Island Sound, performed a concert at Woodland Hills High School on Wednesday, June 4th. Under the direction of Lieutenant Commander Carl Gerhard, this group of active duty Navy sailors provides musical support for military ceremonies, recruiting, morale and retention programs, and community relations.  The group performed a wide variety of the latest top-40 hits.


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2014-2015 REVISED SCHOOL CALENDAR

Click on this link to view the REVISED 2014-2015 SCHOOL CALENDAR.


Internet Essentials from Comcast - Stay Connected

The world has gone digital. Internet service has become essential for success. That's why Comcast created Internet Essentials.

 

 

 


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