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Healthy Together is committed to enrolling all Pittsburgh children and teens in quality, free to low-cost healthcare programs, like Medicaid and CHIP.

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The Wolverine Boys’ Varsity Basketball team will play the Fox Chapel Foxes for the WPIAL playoffs quarterfinal game on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 3 p.m. The game will be played at Plum Senior High School, 900 Elicker Road, Plum, PA 15239.  This is a WPIAL event. 

Meet the cast of the 2017 Junior High Musical: The Lion King Jr. Lion King Jr

The 2017 Junior High musical production of The Lion King Jr. will take place on March 2-4 at the Woodland Hills Intermediate School auditorium.  Click here for ticket information and meet the cast here:

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ACT 1 REFERENDUM EXCEPTION NOTICE

Pursuant to Act 1, the Pennsylvania Department of Education publishes an index 3.3% applicable to the School District.  The school district real estate tax increase for the next fiscal year is limited to the index 3.3% unless the proposed tax rate is approved by voters pursuant to a referendum or the School District qualifies for an Act 1 exception. 

WHJSHS's Lion King Jr. Visits WHSD Elementary Schools Lion King Jr.

A representation of the Lion King Jr. cast took their show on the road on February 21st.  Nala, Young Nala, Young Simba, Scar, Mufasa, Rafiki, Shenzi, Timon and Pumbaa visited the Academy, Intermediate, Edgewood and Wilkins.  Each school saw a preview medley of the musical numbers in Lion King Jr.  

Woodland Hills Intermediate Technothon Dance-a-Thon Technothon

Woodland Hills Intermediate held a Technothon Dance-a-Thon on Thursday February 16th.  Friends and family members sponsored fourth through sixth grade dancers who danced continuously in shifts from 8:15 - 2:40.  The Technothon raised nearly $4000 for supplemental audio equipment to be used with a variety of individualized technology applications.  A special thank you to all who generously contributed especially the families of MacKenna Matthews, Divine Holland, and Andrew Bright.

 

WHJSHS Students Excel At PPT Shakespeare Contest PPT logo

Congratulations to Qasai Smalls and Paul Jetter on being selected as finalists in The Pittsburgh Public Theatre’s Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest.  Qasai and Paul, along with several other classmates, put on strong performances in the preliminary round of judging.  

1st Woodland Hills School District 2017 Budget Workshop

The Woodland Hills School District will hold it's first 2017 Budget Workshop on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center of the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School.

2nd Woodland Hills School District 2017 Budget Workshop

The Woodland Hills School District will hold it's 2nd 2017 Budget Workshop at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in the Media Center of the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School.

3rd Woodland Hills School District 2017 Budget Workshop

The Woodland Hills School District will hold it's 3rd 2017 Budget Workshop at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in the Media Center of the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School.

Wolverine Swimming Having Record Season Swimmer Icon

Congratulations to 2016-2017 Swimming and Diving Team Seniors: Marian Brucker, Ellis Cannon, Kaitlyn Edinger, Arianna Esplen, Alex Havrilla, Joseph Hughes, Isaiah Moten, and Caroline Schauer on an excellent season!

Title 1 Winter Wonders: Workshop for Parents

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Georgetown Centre in Pleasant Hills. To learn more please CLICK HERE

Congratulations Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School! CSM_Certified Schoo

Edgewood has been certified as a Digital Citizenship Certified School for the 2016-17 school year!! Congratulation to Mrs. Luczak!  She has been formally awarded the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator distinction for the 2016-2017 school year!

Congratulation to Mrs. Luczak!  She has been formally awarded the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator distinction for the 2016-2017 school year! - See more at: http://www.whsd.net/6/News/56852#sthash.W1nfVANd.dpuf
Mrs. Heffley Celebrates with the Students of the Month Edgewood Students of the Month
The Woodland Hills H.U.G.S. (Helping Unconditionally by Giving Support) Volunteer Program HUGS flyer

Volunteers are actively being recruited for the H.U.G.S. (Helping Unconditionally by Giving Support) Volunteer Program!

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

Kindergarten Registration dates set for 2017-2018 School Year.  Child MUST be 5 by September 1, 2017. Click here for more information.

 

Crone Receives Fiesta Bowl Invitation Fiesta Bowl Band Logo

Mr. Thomas Crone, WHHS Band Director has been invited to participate in this year’s Fiesta Bowl Band activities as an adjudicator.   Since 1995 the WHHS Marching Band has performed five times at the Fiesta Bowl Band Field Show and Parade in Phoenix, Arizona.

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On December 7th, Pennsylvania Senator Jay Costa stopped by Ms. Sisk's 7th grade math class to discuss sales tax.  After a previous math lesson on sales tax, the students wrote Senator Costa to inquire about how it is used in Pennsylvania.  After writing back with responses to all of the class questions, Costa wanted to meet and interact with the class that had contacted him. 

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.

 

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Holds Master Class PCT logo

In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Finding Neverland’s Connor McRory (swing), held a master class with some cast members of last year’s Peter Pan on Friday, October 21.  Students in attendance learned choreography from Finding Neverland and had the opportunity to ask Mr. McRory questions about acting, his education, and touring experiences.

WHIS Read-a-Thon a Success Read a thon logo

Nearly 500 grade 8-12 students took part in the Woodland Hills Interaction Series' Read-A-Thon on October 14th.  Eighteen WHSD teachers and administrators filled the school day with exceprts of favorite books along with sharing their love of reading.  In addition to the traditional pieces such as To Kill a Mockingbird and  The Tell-Tale Heart,  students were introduced to a variety of new authors and writing styles. 

Poet, Author, and Professor Jim Daniels Interacts With WHJSHS Students Photo of Jim Daniels

Poet, screenwriter, and CMU professor Jim Daniels visited the WHJSHS as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series.  Eighth grade and twelfth grade language arts students as well as creative writing students interacted, wrote, and presented for the world-class writer. 

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WHIS Welcomes Best Selling Author Jesse Andrews 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.

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

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.

WHJSHS Hosts 2nd Annual Read-A-Thon Read-A-Thon Speaker

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. 

KDKA & Ford Brings Driver Safety to WHJSHS Ford Driver Safety Logo

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.