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SAFETY IN THE STREETS:   LATEST TRENDS IN ADOLESCENT DRUG USE

SAFETY IN THE STREETS:   LATEST TRENDS IN ADOLESCENT DRUG USE

WOODLAND HILLS JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY 

APRIL 24 I 6:30PM - 8:00PM 

Light refreshments will be served. 

Presented by: Woodland Hills Jr/Sr High School Pupil Personnel Services: Certified School Nurses, Guidance Counselors and School Social Workers

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Students, teachers, administrators and parents please take a few minutes to complete the BrightBytes technology survey.  Your answers will help us improve the use of technology for teaching and learning

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Registration Now Open for Woodland Hills Pre-K Counts Program

Woodland Hills School District is accepting registration applications for the Pre-K Counts Program for 2019-2020 school year.  This program is open to residents who live within the boundaries of Woodland Hills SD whose children are three (3) or four (4) years old by September 1, 2019 AND household income is within 300% of federal poverty level.  See Chart. Registration is in-person and by appointment.  Please contact Central Registration Office at 412-731-1300 x0110 to schedule an appointment.  Central Registration office is located at the Woodland Hills Administration Center at Fairless:  531 Jones Avenue, North Braddock, PA 15104

Central Registration office hours are:   Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE for additional details.

All WH Schools are on Facebook FB

Check out what is happening at each of our schools. Like our schools on Facebook.

WH Jr/Sr High School CLICK HERE

WH Intermediate CLICK HERE

WH Academy CLICK HERE

Edgewood CLICK HERE

Wilkins CLICK HERE

21st Century College & Career Pathways Meeting UPDATE CCRP

On Wednesday, March 6th,  WHSD Superintendent James Harris and the new administrative team discussed the Woodland Hills College & Career Pathways which will prepare students for 21st Century careers and workforce readiness.  If you were unable to attend please review the following documents:

WHSD Pathways handout:  CLICK HERE

WHSD Pathways presentation:  CLICK HERE

WHF Scholarships Now Available WHF

The Woodland Hills Foundation Scholarship applications are now available.  Information and applications can be found on the Woodland Hills Foundation website:  https://www.woodlandhillsfoundation.com/scholarships

WHHS presents Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia Box Office opens Tuesday, March 5. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm - 8pm and Wednesdays 3pm - 4pm. 

412.256.3335 or ShowClix.com

WHHS Alum Returns To Perform DS

Donovan Smith, a 2010 WHHS graduate, met with and performed for current students on February 19, 2019. Donovan is currently based in Switzerland where he sings as a freelance tenor in the opera chorus at Opernhaus Zürich (Zurich Opera House). He recently received his artist diploma in the summer of 2018 from Hochschule der Künste Bern (Bern University of the Arts) where he also completed his master’s studies.

ECET2 Comes to Woodland Hills ECET2

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching, ECET2, was hosted in Woodland Hills on Friday, February 15th.  This was made possible thanks to a generous grant from the New Venture Fund.  Staff members facilitated over forty sessions of professional learning for their peers, shared ideas in colleague circles, and celebrated our staff members with twenty or more years of service to the Woodland Hills School District. 

2019-2020 Kindergarten Enrollment Hi5!, Kindergarten Here I Come

Do you know a child who will be 5 on or before September 1, 2019?  If so, this child is eligible for Kindergarten.  Register Now!  Please call Central Registration Office at 412-731-1300 ext. 0110 to schedule an appointment for enrollment.  Office hours for student registration is Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Parent information on the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program

To learn more, please click on the link below:

Overview of the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program

Winter Weather Make-Up Days Winter Make Ups

Winter weather cancellation make-up days:

January 30 cancellation - school in session February 18

January 31 cancellation -  school in session April 17 (early dismissal) - full day of school on April 16

February 1 cancellation - school in session April 23

WHIS Welcomes Maxwell King M King

The Woodland Hills Interaction Series will be hosting author Maxwell King on Friday, March 8 at 1PM in our Library Media Center. He will be speaking to WHHS child development classes.  Mr. King is the author of The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers and was featured in the 2018 documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? Currently, Mr. King is the president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Foundation.

WHHS Students Take Part in Hamilton Education Program HamEd

On Friday January 25th, 58 WHHS students enjoyed a day at the Benedum Center that culminated with a viewing of Lin Manuel Miranda's Hamilton.  The students participated in six after-school classes and completed a research project and performance to be eligible for special tickets sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. 

WHIS Welcomes Acclaimed Poet Yona Harvey Y Harvey

On Wednesday, January 23, poet Yona Harvey spoke with our students as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series. Ms. Harvey is the author of the poetry collection Hemming the Water and she has written for several issues of Marvel Comics' Black Panther series spin-offs. She has also written for the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh's Chutz-Pow! Superheroes of the Holocaust comic book series.

Oprah's Book Club Author Interacts with Woodland Hills Students Tayari Jones

On November 19, New York Times bestselling author Tayari Jones visited Woodland Hills to discuss her books and career with our students as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series. Ms. Jones is the author of four books and her latest novel, An American Marriage, was selected for Oprah's Book Club.

Acclaimed Author Visits Woodland Hills anjali

On Wednesday, October 24, author Anjali Sachdeva visited the Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series. Ms. Sacheva is the author of the short story collection All the Names They Used for God. This collection has been called “strange and wonderful” by a reviewer for The New York Times. Her stories bend genres and open her readers to worlds both known and unknown. Ms. Sachdeva currently teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh.

WH Students Recognized at Voter Registration Rally Vote!

On Tuesday, September 25, Woodland Hills students were recognized during the National Voter Registration Day Rally at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. This national event, called When We All Vote, featured speakers including Tom Hanks, Josh Dobbs, Jim Rooney, James Conner, and Kiya Tomlin. Additionally, a student speaker from the University of Pittsburgh acknowledged Woodland Hills' students success with pop-up voter registration events held at the high school.

2018-2019 WHSD Building Start Times Start Times

The start time for the Jr/SR High School is 20 minutes later to ensure the safety and welfare of our students traveling to school at such an early hour.  The other buildings will be 15 minutes later to accommodate the bus schedules.  The Rankin Promise School will remain on their current schedule.  CLICK HERE to see the details.

The Drowsy Chaperone Receives 6 Gene Kelly Awards; 13 Nominations! gka

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of the Drowsy Chaperone on 6 Gene Kelly Awards including the coveted BEST MUSICAL!

This brings our total to 219 nominations and 110 awards!

The Gene Kelly Awards show took place on May 26th at the Benedum Center.

Congratulations to all students, Mr. Crone and his crew!

Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Egan at WHHS JE

On December 4, New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan visited the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School and spoke with students as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series. Ms. Egan is the author of A Visit From The Goon Squad, for which she received the Pulitzer Prize in 2011. She is also the author of The Keep and The Invisible Circus.