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Woodland Hills School Picnic Date is Tuesday, June 28th

The Woodland Hills School District's 2016 Kennywood School Picnic is on Tuesday, June 28th

Tickets will be sold on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

Please click here for more information regarding the times and locations of the Kennywood ticket sales


2016 Spring Musical: Peter Pan

The Woodland Hills High School Department of Performing Arts proudly presents their 2016 musical production of Peter Pan!

The box office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm - 8pm and Wednesdays 2:30pm - 4pm.

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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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Woodland Hills Students win First, Second, Third, and Two Honorable Mentions at the K’Nex STEM Design Challenge

Woodland Hills 4th -8th grade students competed in the 2016 Allegheny County K’Nex STEM Design Competition on April 6, 2016.  The challenge was to design a building that was at least a meter tall, capable of holding weight, and environmentally friendly. We are proud to announce that the Woodland Hills Academy received five of the ten awards given at the competition. 


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Musical Cast Visits WHSD Kindergarten Classes

Characters from Woodland Hills High School's "Peter Pan" visited all of the kindergarten classes in WHSD this week! Hook, Peter Pan, Wendy and Tiger Lily had a wonderful time sharing their story!  They look forward to seeing everyone at the High School's performances of "Peter Pan" April 28-30 and May 5-7!


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Attention parents: PSSA & Keystone info for WHJSHS

Attention Parents and Students:

 

Please note the change in our schedule due to the PSSA and Keystone Testing in April and May. During the dates in which we are testing, students who are participating in the test will show up to school at their normal times; students who are not participating in the test will be operating on a three hour delay. Click here for more information.


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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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Lesson Focuses on Braddock

The students in Jason McKee's social studies class finalized a unit on the Woodland Hills community of Braddock with an interdisciplinary art project.  The resulting "mosaic" was made as a tribute to the 15104 community.


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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.


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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. 


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The 21st Century Prime Time After School Program
The 21st Century Prime Time After School Program now features Minecraft!  If you’re a student in the 7th or 8th grade, join us right after school in the Jr./Sr. High cafeteria and sign up for Minecraft competitions and challenges!  For more details click Learn More.
 
 

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WHHS Students Are PG Kelly Critics

Woodland Hills High School students Addie Macioce and Maddie Hoban are participating in the Pittsburgh CLO Gene Kelly Critics Program and recently attended a workshop on journalism and writing reviews!  Look for their high school theater reviews on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website this spring!


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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!!


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Live Well Allegheny School District

Please click here to view the letter regarding Live Well Allegheny School District


Resolution Adopted by the Woodland Hills Board of School Directors at the Legislative Meeting on February 17, 2016

Please click here to view the Resolution Supporting School Districts Serving as Plaintiffs in School Funding Lawsuits, which was adopted by the Woodland Hills School District Board of School Directors on February 17, 2016


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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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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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. 

 


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

Please click here to view the Woodland Hills School District's Code of Conduct

 

 


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'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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