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WHISlogo Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Interacts With WHHS Students

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.

This visit was the culminating event for a project in junior English classes. The students read, discussed, and analyzed Ms. Strout's books in preparation for this event. During the event, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Executive Director Stephanie Flom conducted an interview based on questions that the students developed in their English classes. Ms. Strout thoughtfully engaged with our students as she discussed her work and her life as a writer.

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1776 logo WHHS Department of Performing Arts Presents: 1776

The winner of three Tony Awards (including Best Musical), 1776 dramatizes the struggle of convincing a room full of men to commit treason and declare independence from the most powerful nation in the world.  

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Yearbook icon WHJSHS Yearbook Order Information

Attention Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School Students! It's time to order yearbooks! 

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Music Logo WHSJHS Winter Concert Schedule

Here is the WHJSHS Department of Performing Arts winter concerts:

  • 12/15/2016 - WHJHS 7th and 8th Grade Ensembles:  7th and 8th Grade Band, 7th and 8th Grade Choir, and 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra
  • 12/21/2016 - WHHS Holiday Concert:  Jazz Band, Intermediate Choir, Advanced Choir, and Chamber Choir
  • 1/11/2016 - WHHS Concert Band, 9th Grade Band, Intermediate Choir and Advanced Choir winter concert

The event starts at 7:00 PM and will take place at the WHJSHS Auditorium.

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Produce to People logo Produce to People

Produce to People is the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank’s large-scale produce distribution program. Each family receives 30-50 pounds of food, mostly fresh produce. Produce to People is an additional resource to your local pantry – you can come to as many distributions as you need to, and still attend your local pantry.

 

 

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PCT logo Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Holds Master Class

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.

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

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. 

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

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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District Logo The Woodland Hills School District ADOPTS "Next Generation" Paperless Meeting Technology

The Woodland Hills School District is leveraging the power of the Internet to radically improve the governance process while saving time, taxpayer dollars and the environment.  This new eGovernance initiative will replace the old and costly method of compiling, printing, binding and distributing paper agenda packets by hand.

Please click here to read more information about the Woodland Hills School District's paperless meeting solution: "BoardDocs"

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Author Jesse Andrews 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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Bronze Logo 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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Read-A-Thon Speaker 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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