Congratulations to our 2013-2014 Award Winners!
During the 2013-2014 school year, students from Fairless, Shaffer and the Woodland Hills Academy participated in several academic competitions in Allegheny County. Their determination and dedication in prepartion for the competitions was unparalleled and their successes made their schools and the Woodland Hills School District proud. Highlights from the competitions are pictured below.
Calcusolve-Duquesne University November 2013
Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Competition-O'Reilly Theater February 2014
Special congratulations to Madeline Douglas who qualified for the showcase of finalists!!
Pennsylvania Math League Competition
Third Place-Allegheny County
Jeremy Creamer, Donnell Favors, Meghan Gawn, Adrian Nanji, Olivia Vixman
K'Nex STEM Design Challenge- Duquesne University March 2014
State Championships-Harrisburg University May 2014
(The first and second place finishers in grade 4 and 5 qualified for the state competition)
4th-5th Grade Competition
First Place-Woodland Hills Academy
Daniel Anderson, Rhys Laubscher, Gianna Pasqualino, Laura Powers
Second Place-Woodland Hills Academy
Quinn Fogarty, Madeline Hildebrand, Thomas Joyce, Blake Thomas
Honorable Mention-Shaffer Elementary
Sean Bright, Joi Burleigh, Aiden Meininger, Jocelyn O'Neill
Honorable Mention-Woodland Hills Academy
Jeremy Creamer, Donnell Favors, Adrian Nanji, Olivia Vixman
K'Nex STEM Design Challenge State Championships-Harrisburg University
Scholars' Decathlon-Penn State University May 2014
First Place-Shaffer Elementary
River Beam, Amaya Berkley, Sean Bright, AJ Davis, Aiden Meininger
Shaffer Sixth Grade Students Place Second in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps!!
Congratulations to our 6th grade students who participated in the Middle School Fairchild Challenge at Phipps. The competition included schools from all around the Pittsburgh area. Over 1,600 students in grades six-eight competed in the Challenge this year. They completed six different environmental challenges over the course of the 2013-2014 school year. At the Fairchild Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 28th, sixth grade students from Shaffer learned that they won first place in the Fairchild Challenge! They earned $500 to promote environmental education in their schools. We are very proud of their dedication to these challenges and their efforts to help the environment!