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Wolverines in the WPIAL Basketball Playoffs Against Canon-Mac WPIAL

Attention Boys’ Varsity Basketball Fans!

The boys’ varsity basketball team has advanced to the quarter final round of the WPIAL playoffs and will play Canon McMillan on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. The game will be played at Baldwin High School. This is a WPIAL event. A portion of the ticket pre-sales benefits the Woodland Hills School District.

Chipotle Fundraiser Chipotle

Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support HUGS - Woodland Hills Foundation. Come in to the Chipotle at 4137 William Penn Highway in Monroeville on Sunday, February 25th between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to HUGS - Woodland Hills Foundation.

 

WHSD EDCamp 2018

The 3rd annual WHSD EDCamp took place on Feb 16, 2018. Watch some highlights from this day of professional learning.  Special Thanks to everyone who made this day a success.

 

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Title 1 Winter Wonders: Workshop for Parents

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Georgetown Centre in Pleasant Hills. To learn more please CLICK HERE

Pre-K Transition Event "Tech for Tots" Hands Holding Technology Devices

To all Pre-K children that will be attending Kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year.  *Parent/Guardian must accompany child.  If you wish to attend this activity, please contact Renee Englert at (412) 731-1300 x0155 or englre@whsd.net. 

Woodland Hills Students Attend Pens Practice Pens

On Monday, February 5, Woodland Hills students from thoughout the district attended the Pittsburgh Penguins Open Practice. This event was a reward for students based on their good behavior and grades. Students in 7th grade also wrote an essay about why they wanted to experience the Open Practice.

Woodland Hills Academy Students Win Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest RiverSweep Winners

Two Woodland Hills Academy students were selected as grade-level winners in the Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest!!  Luke DeVore was the second-grade winner, and Charlise Cooper was the third the third-grade winner.  The poster contest was created to promote the Ohio River Sweep.  The Ohio River Sweep is an event that will take place on June 16, 2018, to remove litter from the banks of the Ohio River and its tributaries.  Charlise and Luke will receive $50 from the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission.  We are very proud of them and the other Woodland Hills students who submitted posters to the competition.  Check "Read more" to see the winning drawings.

Best Selling Author Nicola Yoon Interacts With WHHS Students N Yoon

Nicola Yoon, best-selling author of The Sun Is Also a Star and Everything, Everything took part in a video conference with students of Ms. Margie Rehm's literature class.  After reading the author's writings the students were able to interact for nearly an hour with the National Book Award finalist.  

WHHS Senior Awarded for Poetry King Award 2018

Senior Creative Writing student Andre Hilliard was awarded “Best in School” for his poem, “From Birth” by the Carnegie Mellon University Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards. Andre attended the awards ceremony at CMU with his Creative Writing teacher Mr. John Danchisko, and Andre was honored alongside high school and university writers from around the region.

Pitt Conflict Resolution Taught at WHI Pitt C.M.

The University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work is training a new crop of fifth- and sixth-graders to become leaders in their school by helping their peers to resolve conflicts.

Pitt staff social worker Shawn Thomas, based at the Woodland Hills Intermediate School in the east end of Pittsburgh, recently worked with students from that school who were assembled on the 20th floor of the Cathedral of Learning.

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Kindergarten Registration Dates & Times Kindergarten, Here I Come Hi5! Button

Kindergarten registration for 2018-2019 school year.  Child MUST be 5 years old by September 1, 2018.  Click here for more information.

WHHS FBLA Wins Big at St. Vincent College FBLA logo

Future Business Leaders of America participated in the 2017 FBLA Regional Competition at St. Vincent College on December 19th. Six members brought home trophies. Kyle Fogarty took second place in Help Desk, Meghan Reichert placed second and Romera Powell placed third in Intro to FBLA,  Brianna McDonald placed second in Intro to Health Care Administration,  Alaina Fawcett placed second in Intro to Business Communications, and Jerome Hall took first in Economics. All six winners are now qualified to represent Woodland Hills at the FBLA State Competition in Hershey in April.  Congratulations to all!  

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Egan at WHHS JE

On December 4, New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan visited the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School and spoke with students as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series. Ms. Egan is the author of A Visit From The Goon Squad, for which she received the Pulitzer Prize in 2011. She is also the author of The Keep and The Invisible Circus.

Read-A-Thon a Success WHIS

Nearly 500 grade 7-12 students took part in the Woodland Hills Interaction Series' biannual Read-A-Thon on November 2nd.  Sixteen WHSD teachers, administrators, school board members filled the school day with excerpts of favorite books along with sharing their love of reading.  The Read-A-Thon, now in its 4th school year, promotes a life long love of reading as the students were introduced to a variety of new authors and writing styles. 

WHHS Again A Bronze Medalist by U.S. News & World Report Bronze 17

Congratulations to Woodland Hills High School on earning their fourth 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 Gateway and Kiski Area.

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.

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.