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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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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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 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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