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St. Patrick's Day Celebrating Dr. Seuss's Birthday! Gifted students prepare for K'Nex competition. Letters to Sala performance - 2/21/17 Lion King Jr. Preview - 2/21/17 National Geographic Bee - 1/27/17 Steeler Fans! Student/Staff Basketball Game


Dr. Height Celebrating Dr. Dorothy Height - March 24th

March 24th is Dr. Dorothy Height Day at the Rankin Promise Program.  Join us LIVE from Rankin at 10:30 on Friday, March 24th as we celebrate one of our most famous residents and learn more about her many contributions as both a civil and women's rights activist.

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Take Survey Academy Technology Survey
This survey is about four things:
1. The use of technology for learning.
2. The level of access to technology for staff and students.
3. The level of skills from all staff and students.
4. The overall environment within the district.
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Zanic Winner The Water Project Fundraiser was a Huge Success!

During the Contributions for Clean Water Fundraiser, kindergarten, first, and second grade students contributed $869.71 to The Water Project.  Mrs. Zanic's class had the most donations and won the field trip to Phipp's Conservatory.  The World Water Day contributions on Wednesday, March 22, raised the Academy's donation to $1,000!  We would like to thank the Academy families for their generous support of the project.

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PSSA testing icon PSSA Testing Schedule

PSSA testing will begin at the Academy on Monday, April 3, 2017. Students are encouraged to be present and on time during testing.  Please see the READ MORE page for dates and times.

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Millionaire Book Club Millionaire Book Club Family Night

The Woodland Hills Millionaire Book Club held their first Family Night of 2017.  This is the tenth year the Instructional Coaches have implemented this very popular Woodland Hills reading incentive program.  The program’s theme this year is “Growing a Reader.”  Over 100 families from across the district, enjoyed book reviews, genre bingo, developing reading goals, a Google Apps presentation, a book scavenger hunt, and of course, delicious refreshments. In addition to receiving a brand new book of their choice, each book club member also planted a sunflower seed to celebrate the first day of Spring and to symbolize their growth as readers.



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St. Patrick's Day 2017 St. Patrick's Day Celebration

The Academy celebrated St. Patrick's Day with the wearing of the green and the student activities fundraiser of shaving the beard of our favorite leprechaun, Mr. O'Leary.  For the price of $1, students had the opportunity to enter the lottery to shave Mr. O'Leary.  We raised $130.  Please watch our video to see what fun we had!

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PDH School Vaccination Changes and Updates

The PA Department of Health is changing school immunization regulations beginning August 2017.  The new vaccination requirements include 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine, the second given at age 16 or entry into 12th grade.

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PenniesForPatientsThen Pennies for Patients Results

The Academy is proud to annouce that we shattered our 3-week goal!!!!  This year we raised $3,110.49 (goal was $2,017).  We had 9 BRONZE classrooms that raised between $100 - $199, 1 SILVER classroom that raised between $200-$299, and 2 GOLD classrooms that raised over $300.  Congratulations everyone!

Our top 5 classrooms were:
5th place - Mrs. Forgie         $171.66
4th place - Mrs. Ritson        $174.07
3rd place - Mrs. Seigfreid   $296.18
2nd place - Mrs. Zanic         $350.68
1st place - Mrs. Then           $467.00

Click HERE to see the thank you letter from the Leukemia Society.


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SeigfreidTTM Think Through Math 2017 Keystone Math Cup Challenge

Congratulation to Mrs. Seigfreid's fourth grade class got being a top classroom in the 2017 Keystone Math Cup.

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Tech for Tots 2017 Tech for Tots 2017

Pre-Kindergarten students from across the Woodland Hills Community spent the morning at Wilkins Elementary trying out the latest in technology tools, sampling curriculum materials, and completing developmentally appropriate makerspace activities.

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Academy Wolverine Spirit Award 2017 Wolverine Spirit Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to Aniyah Garner, seventh grader, and An Le, eighth grader at the Academy for receiving the Wolverine Spirit Award at the February board meeting.  

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Lion King Jr. WHJSHS's Lion King Jr. Visits WHSD Elementary Schools

A representation of the Lion King Jr. cast took their show on the road on February 21st.  Nala, Young Nala, Young Simba, Scar, Mufasa, Rafiki, Shenzi, Timon and Pumbaa visited the Academy, Intermediate, Edgewood and Wilkins.  Each school saw a preview medley of the musical numbers in Lion King Jr.  

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