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WHSD Summer Sports Camps

The Woodland Hills Summer Sports Camps begin on June 20th, 2016.  Click here for all the information!

Registration for week 1 of the Woodland Hills Athletic Camp is closed.   There are limited spots for week 2 available on a fist-come, first-serve basis.

PA Pre-K Counts Program

Woodland Hills School District will have one (1) FULL DAY – 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.  PA Pre-K Counts classroom located at Edgewood Primary for the 2016-17 school year.  This program is free to residents whose children are four (4) years old by September 1, 2016 AND income is within 300% of federal poverty level.  Click here for chart.  Please keep in mind that parents must provide transportation to and from school.  Space is limited.  Please contact Renee Englert for enrollment information at (412) 731-1300 ext. 0155.

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Edgewood Student Wins Poster Contest

Claudia Pierre, a 2nd grader in Ms. Fosnaught's class at Edgewood, was a winner in a poster contest she entered through the gifted program! It was through the PA Society for Biomedical Research, and the students researched animals and how they help with medical conditions.  Claudia focused on how guinea pigs help with asthma research.  She will receive a $25 prize, her artwork will be featured in an 18-month calendar, and she has been invited to an awards ceremony in Hershey, PA.   


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Kindergarten Igloo in Local Newspaper

The Valley Mirror included an article about Mrs. Frederick's igloo in the newspaper on May 12, 2016.  Click the link to see the Igloo Article.

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2016-17 Proposed Final General Fund Budget

Click on this link to view the 2016-17 Proposed Final General Fund Budget

Woodland Hills Academy Wins 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 1,900 students participating. They completed six different environmental challenges over the course of the 2015-2016 school year.  

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Mission of Mercy -- Free Dental Treatments

The Mission of Mercy (MOM-n-PA) is a large-scale dental clinic where dental treatment is provided at no cost to individuals who cannot afford dental care. Treatment is provided first-come, first-served and it is expected that several hundred individuals will be attending this year's event, so please come early! 

Click Here for more information

Coffee with the Superintendent

Join us for an early evening of "Coffee with the Superintendent" of the Woodland Hills School District.  Engage in an open disucssion about the District's budgetary situation in a relaxing environment.  Future "Coffees" will focus on other issues.

Please R.S.V.P. in advance by contacting: Teresa Hawthorne at 412.731.1300 extension 0183 or

Please click here to view the "Coffee with the Superintendent" flyer.



Edgewood Primary Recongnized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Edgewood Primary as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School.

Click on Learn More for more information.


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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 May 2nd, until June 3rd, 2016 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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WHSD Students Excel at Duo Drama

Students from Woodland Hills Junior High School and Woodland Hills Academy earned many accolades at the Eastern Suburbs Special Program Association Duo Drama competition hosted by East Allegheny Junior/Senior High School on May 6, 2016. Duo Drama is a speaking and acting competition in which students deliver a piece of prose, poetry, or dialogue.

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Millionaire Book Club Family Night 2016



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Woodland Hills Academy 5th Graders Win Third Place at KNEX STEM Design Challenge State Championships

Congratulations to Mia Carter, Carson Hertrick, Tommy Kristian, and Jack Rattigan for winning third place at the KNEX STEM Design Challenge State Championships held in Harrisburg on May 13th.  The team qualified for the state championships by winning first place at the Allegheny County competition in April. 

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WHIS Welcomes Best Selling 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.

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Edgewood's Garden

Mrs. Frederick’s kindergarteners and Ms. Walter’s first graders have been busy this spring planting a native plant garden at Edgewood.  The classes learned about the importance of bees and butterflies as pollinators and got to meet a bee expert. Together we planted seeds and are currently hatching ladybugs and praying mantises to live in our garden!  

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An Igloo in Mrs. Frederick's kindergarten classroom

Mrs. Frederick's kindergarten class can now read in their special reading corner. Thanks to everyone for donating plastic milk jugs. Turner Dairy helped in donating the last 50 jugs bringing the total to 325. Keep reading kindergarten.

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WHIS Welcomes EPA Director

The Woodland Hills Interaction Series (WHIS) recently welcomed Barnes Johnson from the Enviromental Protection Agency to interact with our students.  Johnson, the Director of the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery Office of Land and Emergency Management in Washington D.C., spoke on sustainable materials management as well as individual and community impacts.  

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WHHS's Peter Pan Receives 9 Kelly Nominations

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Peter Pan on their 9 nominations for the 2016 Gene Kelly Awards including the coveted nomination for 'Best Musical'.  

The cast will perform on the stage of the Benedum Center as part of the 26th annual gala on May 28th.  Woodland Hills has now garnered a record 197 nominations and 97 awards in the 26 year history of the event.   

Click here to see all the nominations!

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WHJSHS Artists Shine at Congressional Art Show

Last night a number of WHJSHS students were featured at the 14th Congressional Art Show entitled "An Artistic Discovery”.

Senior Miranda Miller took second place, giving her the distinction of achieving 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards throughout her high school career!  Congratulations also to Kobe Sanders on his honorable mention prize as well as finalists Dejon Young, Juliette Gough and Roni Taylor.

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WHHS Again A Bronze Medalist by U.S. News & World Report

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.

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WHJSHS Hosts 2nd Annual Read-A-Thon

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. 

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Celebrating Dr. Dorothy Height

Dr. Dorothy I. Height, the Godmother of the Civil Rights Era, so named by President Barack Obama, was celebrated at the Rankin Promise Program on March 23, 2016.  This event, the first of it's kind in our District, was held in honor of Dr. Height, who graduated from Rankin High School, class of 1929.  The well attended school district and community event celebrated in song, dance, and spoken word...a fitting tribute to our national treasure!  

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KDKA & Ford Brings Driver Safety to WHJSHS

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.

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Prestogeorge Selected to All-State Choir

Congratulations to senior Leah Prestogeorge on being selected for Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Choir.  Leah will be attending the convention and performing in Hershey, Pennsylvania from March 30th-April 2nd.  Congratulations Leah.

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Love the World Night a success

The High School Student Council hosted its annual Love the World Night on Thursday, March 10th. 

Love the World is a community event that celebrates different cultures around the world, and is a night where various clubs and organizations at Woodland Hills work together to produce a fun-filled event. 

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The 21st Century Prime Time After School Program
The 21st Century Prime Time After School Program now features Minecraft!  If you’re a student in the 7th or 8th grade, join us right after school in the Jr./Sr. High cafeteria and sign up for Minecraft competitions and challenges!  For more details click Learn More.

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Pittsburgh Celebs Help Wilkins Primary Honor Dr. Seuss!!

The students of Wilkins Primary were visited by two local celebrities who helped them celebrate the works (and birthday) of Dr. Seuss.  WTAE anchor Mike Clark read to 1st and 2nd grade classes.  Afterwards, he told them personal stories about the importance of reading at a young age.  Former Steeler Charlie Batch read to several kindergarten classes and then had the students take a "reading oath" to make the students promise to read at home.  Click "Learn more for pictures and videos from today's visits.  Thanks again to Mike and Charlie!!

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Live Well Allegheny School District

Please click here to view the letter regarding Live Well Allegheny School District

Resolution Adopted by the Woodland Hills Board of School Directors at the Legislative Meeting on February 17, 2016

Please click here to view the Resolution Supporting School Districts Serving as Plaintiffs in School Funding Lawsuits, which was adopted by the Woodland Hills School District Board of School Directors on February 17, 2016

WHHS Rifle Wins 3rd Straight WPIAL Title

Congratulations to the Wolverine Rifle Team on shooting with PRIDE and capturing a third straight WPIAL Championship title.  Final score for the Wolverines was 800-59X to outshoot Hempfield with an 800-57X.  It is the Wolverines 6th WPIAL Rifle title and fourth in the past 5 years.  The entire team will advance to the state championships next week. 

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Wolverine Super Bowl Alums Honored

The Woodland Hills High School is proud to be a participant in the NFL’s 50th Super Bowl Celebration by recognizing former student-athletes who have participated in this storied tradition.  While we do not have a former Wolverine participating in this year’s game between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, we were recognized by the NFL with four golden footballs for past participants.

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Public and Charter School Finance Basics

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Introducing Woodland Hills C.A.R.E.S

On December 18, 2015, Santa and Mrs. Claus visited the WHSD to kick off the Woodland Hills C.A.R.E.S (Connected And Resourceful Engagement with our Schools) Early Childhood initiative.   Some of our baby Wolverines were introduced to our district and Santa arrived with a resource gift bag for each one. 

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Dr. Cyril Wecht is latest guest of the WHIS

On December 11th world-renowned forensic pathologist, attorney and medical-legal consultant Dr. Cyril Wecht joined over 150 Woodland Hills Jr/Sr High School students to present forensic science and details of some of his most famous cases.

The visit was part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series (WHIS) and presented with the support Dean Ken Gormley of the Duquesne University School of Law.

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Hometown High-Q Team Defeats USC & FC

Congratulations as the Woodland Hills High School academic team DEFEATS teams from Fox Chapel and Upper Saint Clair on KDKA's Hometown High-Q Quiz show! WHHS is on to the playoff round! 

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WHIS Event Focuses on Braddock

On November 18th Dr. David Preston joined over 130 Woodland Hills Jr/Sr High School students to present on the Battle of the Monongahela and his newest book on the subject.  Dr. Preston’s visit was part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series and gave students a look into the shaping of what became Braddock and North Braddock, the City of Pittsburgh and the American West.

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Open Letter to Parents of the WHSD from the Superintendent

Please click here to view the Open Letter to Parents from the Superintendent of the Woodland Hills School District

WHSD Working To Prevent Domestic Violence

WHSD Superintendent Alan Johnson knows that stopping violence against women begins with teaching young men about responsibility and respect. Every day, Al has a front row seat, witnessing the impact of violence in the lives of his students. He knows we can work together to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault. 


Honors for Wolverine Senior

Wolverine senior Miles Sanders received an honorary jersey as the Under Armour All-America Game Selection Tour  visited Woodland Hills on Wednesday.

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Woodland Hills School District Code of Conduct

Please click here to view the Woodland Hills School District's Code of Conduct



WHSD K-6 Dress Code & District-Wide Start Times

Please review the district-wide K-12 school start times and K-6 dress code which will be in place at Edgewood, Wilkins, Intermediate Center, Academy and Promise Program.  

You can view the building start times by CLICKING HERE.

You can view the dress code by CLICKING HERE.

WHHS Grad Wins Penguins Foundation Scholarship

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, along with their partner Reed Smith, awarded 21 scholarships to local high school students for the 2014-2015 school year.  Woodland Hills High School 2015 graduate Samantha Edinger, who will attend Grove City College this Fall, was one of the recipients.  

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