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COMMUNITY FORUM MEETINGS

Please join us at one of our community forums!

District administrators will be hosting a series of community meetings to discuss ideas for the future of the Woodland Hills School District. We would like to get your thoughts, opinions and feedback on these ideas and also to hear any other concerns you may have about our great school district. The dates, times and locations for each forum are listed below:

April 14th Woodland Hills Academy at 6:30 PM

April 22nd Woodland Hills High School at 6:30 PM

April 28th Rankin Education Center at 6:30 PM

April 29th Woodland Hills Junior High School at 6:30 PM

May 5th Edgewood Elementary at 6:30 PM

May 6th Fairless Elementary at 6:30 PM


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WHHS Parents & Students Need Your Help

This year we would like to show our appreciation to the staff at WHHS for all they do for our children every day. So the Parent Association is hosting a Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. In order to make the event a success - we need your help.


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Woodland Hills sophomore rising up baseball ranks

Woodland Hills High School has a player who is ranked among the top 50 in the country for his class, is getting rave reviews for his talent and has a definite future at a Division I college.  It sounds as if Woodland Hills football coach George Novak has another star player on the gridiron.  But wait. This star at Woodland Hills is -- get this -- a baseball player.

Read more: CLICK HERE

PITTSBURGH PIRATE FANS

Attention Pittsburgh Pirate Fans!  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to watch a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game from the comfort of a luxury suite at PNC Park?  Visit the Woodland Hills Foundation’s website to find out how you can watch the Pirates take on the Reds April 22, 23 and 24th. www.woodlandhillsfoundation.org.


WHHS Grad Finishes College Career as NCAA Champion

Alumna Sarah Rinsma (WHHS '10) recently finished her Johns Hopkins' swimming career as NCAA Chamipon in the 200, 400, 800 Free Relays.  Rinsma, who will graduate in May with a 3.6 GPA in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, finished with 22 All-American Honors during her time with the Blue Jays.


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WHHS Musicians Attend All-State Band Festival

On March 29, Maria Brucker and Jeremy Pike participated in the 2014 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Concert Band Festival in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


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2014 Spring Musical: Sweeney Todd

The Woodland Hills High School Department of Performing Arts proudly presents their 2014 musical production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street!

CLICK HERE for all the details.


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2013-2014 SCHOOL SNOW DAYS HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 snow day WAS made up on President's Day - February 17, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 snow day will be made up on June 9, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 snow day will be made up on June 10, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 snow day will be made up on June 11, 2014 (LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 snow day will become an Act 80 In-Service Day ON APRIL 4, 2014 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

WHHS Graduation remains the same - Friday, June 6, 2014


Steeler Kelvin Beachum Speaks With WHHS Students

On March 26, students in "The Wolverine Pursuit" program spent time with Kelvin Beachum, Jr., an Offensive Lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Beachum shared his experiences and stressed the importance of education with this group of students.


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WHHS Video Production PSA a State Finalist - VOTE!

Attention Woodland Hills High School fans! The Video Production class is a top finalist in the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative PSA contest! Please CLICK HERE to view the all-student directed and produced 60 second video, which is titled 60 Second Video C!  Please CLICK HERE to vote.  You can vote as many times as you want, and voting ends on April 4 at noon. Thanks for your support!


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Registration Now Open for Woodland Hills Summer Sports Camp

Our annual Summer Sports Camp is now open for registration.  This camp has become very popular so don't wait to register....we have a limited number of spots available and they fill quickly.

Follow this link for the registration materials or pick them up in the athletic office.


WHHS Hosts The 'Big Read'

On March 19, Woodland Hills High School hosted a panel discussion with Vietnam War veterans in conjunction with CCAC's program "The Big Read." This event provided context for students who have studied the time period and read The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.


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Rifle Team Officially Recognized in Harrisburg

The 2014 PIAA and WPIAL Champion rifle team was formally applauded for their historic season in both chambers of the state legislature this afternoon.  Sen. Costa and Rep. Costa introduced the team and head coach Matt Rodrigues as the House of Representatives presented the team with an official citation on the feat.

 

WATCH THE SENATE EVENT

WATCH THE HOUSE EVENT


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National Book Award winner Colum McCann Speaks at WHHS

National Book Award winner Colum McCann spoke this morning as featured author for the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA)'s 2014 "One Book, One Community" program.


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2014 Art Show

The 2014 Art Show Opening Reception will be Friday, April 25, 2014 from 5:30-8:00 PM at the Woodland Hills High School in the lobby of the new gym.  The Art Show will also be open Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 & 6:30-8:00 PM. 


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WHHS Rifle Wins 2014 Pennsylvania State Team and Individual Championships

Congratulations to Head Coach Matt Rodrigues and the WHHS Rifle squad on winning the 2014 Pennsylvania State Scholastic Team and Individual Smallbore Rifle Championships. It is the first state title for the program and also the first state team championship in Woody High history!  In addition, junior Mike Krivi won the Pennsylvania State Individual title for the Wolverines!


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WHHS Rifle Wins Another WPIAL Championship

Congratulations to the WHHS Rifle team on another WPIAL Championship.  The team used a perfect score to dominate the competition and bring back the gold to Woody High!  It is the Wolverines 4th WPIAL Rifle title and second in the past 3 years.  


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WH team wins 31st Annual ESSPA Equation Tournament

Congratulations to the Woodland Hills High School students who participated in the 31st annual ESSPA Equations Tournament held in the WHHS Media Center on Tuesday, February 4th.  


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Shaffer Students Appear on the Saturday Light Brigade Radio Show

Sixth grade students from Shaffer won Fairchild Challenge Number Three at Phipps. They were invited to appear on the Saturday Light Brigade Radio Show on Saturday, February 1st to talk about their project entitled:  Shaffer Goes Green:  A Biophilic Design for Shaffer Elementary.  Click "Learn More" to hear their interview.


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WHHS Hosts Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker

On Monday January 27, 2014 Woodland Hills High School hosted the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a conversation with Academy Award nominee and director, Robert Bilheimer, who made the documentary Not My Life to “depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale.”


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Wilkins Elementary Students Receive Supplies From the Educational Partnership

Wilkins Elementary School students were the lucky recipients of a visit by the Educational Partnership. They received boxes of supplies including pencils, crayons, pens, markers, rulers, boxes of Kleenex, just to name a few. They were afforded these gifts through a grant obtained by Mrs. Bloch, Principal of Wilkins. The teachers are able to visit the warehouse of the Educatuional Partnership four times a year to gather at least $400 worth of supplies, books, and sometimes even furniture. We thank the Partnership for selecting our school and helping our teachers and children to partake in this generous endeavor.


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WHHS SOPHOMORE To Play in All-World/All-American Classic

Jake Jessell, WHHS sophomore, has been invited to participate in the 8th Annual Power Showcase held in Miami Florida at Marlins Park, January 2-5, 2014. He will also participate in the program's Home Run Derby.


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'Girls Night Out' A Huge Success

On Tuesday November 19th, the WHSD Certified School Nurses hosted a "Girls Night Out" at Dickson Elementary.  The event, which was open to all WHSD 6-7th grade girls, was part of the Pittsburgh Growing Healthy series and was an unequivocal success.

 


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NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA AMAZED AT WHHS

The KDKA High School Tour continued November 14 with mid-day personality Mike Pintek broadcasting his 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM show live from Woodland Hills High School.  Mr. Pintek was thouroughly impressed with all aspects of the school and our students stole the show over and over again!

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The Woodland Hills High School Chamber Choir participated in "Pittsburgh Sings!"

The Woodland Hills High School Chamber Choir participated in "Pittsburgh Sings! The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale's Festival of Choirs" on Sunday, October 27 at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. 


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The Legacy STEM Project

The Legacy STEM Project works to increase STEM literacy by allowing African-American students to explore STEM through hands-on experiences.   CLICK HERE to find out more!


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2013-2014 REVISED (3.26.14) SCHOOL CALENDAR

Click on this link to view the revised 2013-2014 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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WHSD Cafeteria Accounts Are Now Online My School Bucks

WHHS cafeteria accounts are now available online through the MySchoolBucks.com® website.  This is a secure, family friendly system for online school meal prepayments and nutrition education.  Please note: Nutrikids has changed over to MySchoolBucks. Click Here for More Info


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