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February 17, 2016 Legislative Meeting Agenda and Tabs

Please click here to view the February 17, 2016 Legislative Meeting Agenda

Please click here to view the February 17, 2016 Legislative Meeting Tabs


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 2015-16 school year (75 days instruction) starting on February 23rd.  This program is open to residents whose children are four (4) years old by September 1, 2015 AND income is within 300% of federal poverty level.  See attached chart.  Please keep in mind that parents must provide transportation to and from school.  There are only a few spots left.  Please contact Renee Englert for availability at (412) 731-1300 ext. 0155.

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WHJSHS Preschool Information

The Woodland Hills High School offers a free preschool program through its Child Development Program.  Parents of children who are 3-5 years old and live within the Woodland Hills School District are invited to register their children.  

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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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Prestogeorge Selected to Regional Choir

Congratulations to Leah Prestogeorge for her selection to Pa. Music Educations Association's Region Choir at Western Beaver March 16-19.  Leah was selected for District Choir where she auditioned as a 1st Soprano and won selection to Region Choir which covers the Western part of the State.  Leah will once again audition to see if she achieves selection to All-State Choir in April.  Good Luck Leah!

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WHEA Epic Food Drive

Please help us “kick-off” an epic food drive! 
The Woodland Hills Teachers are organizing a food drive to benefit our local community food banks.We are asking for donations of all kinds.  
The teachers thank you in advance for your generosity and support in making this event a huge success! Click Here for more info

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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WHHS Grad Making Waves in Florida

WHHS graduate JoAnn McDaniel-Chinn was recently appointed corporate compliance manager at MDLIVE, Inc., in Sunrise, Fla. McDaniel-Chinn earned a B.S. in criminal justice and an M.S. in criminal justice administration from Point Park University.

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WH Students Raise $10,000 for St. Jude Hospital Through Think Through Math Points

In December, students across the country completed 73 million math problems on Think Through Math and used their points to donate to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.  The top donators in Western PA came from The Woodland Hills Academy.  On January 22, these students were invited to visit the TTM office downtown in order to present a check to St. Jude's for $10,000.  While there, students toured the building, spoke to the engineers, and wrote their own problem that could be used on TTM.  They ended their celebration with a pizza party hosted by TTM.  Read the full press release here

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Woodland Hills Academy Student Wins Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest

Congratulations to Woodland Hills Academy student Simone Wilson who was selected as the third grade winner in the Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest!!  The poster was created to promote the Ohio River Sweep. 

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Woodland Hills Students’ Art Work Selected to be Displayed at Phipps

We are pleased to announce that Phipps Conservatory will be displaying three pieces of artwork that Woodland Hills students created for the Fairchild Challenge. 

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Preliminary 2016-2017 Budget

Click on this link to view the Preliminary 2016-2017 Budget

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. 


Navy Commissioning Ceremony for WHHS Graduate

The Woodland Hills School District hosted the commisioning ceremony for Navy Lieutenant Commander Michael Mihaly.  The 1990 graduate of Woodland Hills High School chose Woodland Hills as the location of his commisioning due to his deep love and respect for the district.  Congratulations Commander Mihaly!

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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

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Title 1 Winter Wonders: Workshop for Parents

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the Georgetown Centre in Pleasant Hills. To learn more please CLICK HERE

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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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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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WHHS's 'Drood' earns 6 Kelly Awards

The Woodland Hills High School production of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" brought home six Gene Kelly Awards for Excellance in high school musical theater including the coveted "Best Musical" award for a 10th time.  Woodland Hills has now garnered a record 188 nominations and 97 awards in the 25 year history of the event.  

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