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Shaffer Elementary Intergenerational Music Session
On Wednesday, Dec. 3, the Shaffer Intermediate Band hosted the New Horizons Band for a side by side rehearsal. The age of our group that day ranged from 10 to 92!! The New Horizons Band, formed by Paulette Gulakowski, is an adult beginning band that is based in Turtle Creek. That afternoon each band performed a few selections for each other and also played together. Percussionist AJ Davis  and Mrs Hertrick performed with the New Horizons band on Saturday, Dec 6 at Turtle Creek Light up Night. AJ was truly their "little" drummer boy!
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Shaffer Sixth Grade Students Take First Place In Fairchild Challenge #2 at Phipps

Congratulations to Bilquisu Abdullah, Syed Rizvi and Sean Bright for earning first place in Fairchild Challenge #2 at Phipps. The second challenge asked middle school students in grades 6-8 to create a photo essay about the relationship between people and edible plants. Over 265 entries were submitted for the second challenge.

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WHSD Winter Break

There will be no school in the WHSD from Monday 12/22/2014 - Friday 1/2/2015.  All WHSD schools will resume on Monday 1/5/2015.  Have a safe and restful break.

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WHSD Winter Concerts

The WHSD Performing Arts Department will present its traditional winter concerts this December and January.  Please mark your calenders to join us for an evening or two of great music.

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Shaffer Students Earn Wolverine Spirit Award

Congratulations to Syed Rizvi and Mia Carter who were both honored at the recent School Board meeting with the Wolverine Spirit Award.  We at Shaffer are very proud of your commitments to learning and achieving!!  

Shaffer Elementary Annual Holiday Food Drive

Shaffer Elementary, partnered with Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, is holding its annual Holiday Food drive which began on November 3rd and runs until December 12th.  


Click "Read more" to see the food drive flyer and details about what students can donate!!

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