District News

BACK-TO-SCHOOL COMMUNITY DAY

 

Fun For The Whole Family!!!

Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

at the

WOODLAND HILLS Jr./Sr. HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS.

K-12 Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

 

Insurance up to $250,000 

You can help guard against certain unexpected events. These plans are designed to help supplement any insurance you have by satisfying deductibles or co-insurance requirements, or limiting the possible financial impacts of an injury if you have no other insurance.  Remember that the more active your child is, the more valuable this coverage can be. Click Here for Brochure and form.

WHSD featured in May issue of School Library Journal

During the winter and spring sports season of 2015-2016,  the boys varsity tennis team, the boys 7th and 8th grade baseball team, and the boys and girls bowling teams utilized atheltic journaling to help student athletes develop reflective practices and improve sport performance.  Their work, based on the ideas of Dr. Richard Kent, author of Writing on the Bus, was recently featured in an article from the School Library Journal.  

WHHS Class of 2016 Commencement

The Woodland Hills High School class of 2016 held their commencement exercise on Friday June 10th at 7:00 PM on the high school soccer field.   The event can be viewed anytime on the WHHS YouTube Channel.  CLICK HERE for the broadcast.

Registration Now Open for Woodland Hills 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.

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.

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!  

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.  

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.

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. 

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!  

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.

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.

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. 

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!!

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. 

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.

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.

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! 

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.

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.

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.