District News

Seniors: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS **Updated 5/22/2020** Important Info

Seniors:  Please CLICK HERE to get IMPORTANT updates on commencement dress code, final exams, book and Chromebook returns, graduation watch options, and locker clean-out!

Woodland Hills Budget Meeting/Workshop

Woodland Hills School District will be having a Budget Meeting/Workshop

5:30 p.m. - Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Public is welcome to Zoom in.

New Parent Alert System Messenger

The School District is moving to a new platform to share important information from your child’s school and the district. SchoolMessenger Communicate enables us to send you emergency broadcasts, attendance alerts and event reminders.

SchoolMessenger Communicate replaces our system currently known as Parentlink, but works very much the same way.

To sign up for your free account and download the app, visit Go.SchoolMessenger.com. Once you have an account, you can set your communication preferences for school calls, emails, texts and more. We have also placed more information on our website.
Click here for more details.

The Caileigh Lynn McDowell Foundation and Woodland Hills High School Leadership Partner to Surprise Seniors with Delivery of Yard Signs

The Caileigh Lynn McDowell Foundation, an organization working to transform political, social and economic systems and institutions to create a kinder, more equitable and just society for all, has donated celebratory yard signs for all seniors at Woodland Hills High School. A dedicated group of more than 40 Woodland Hills High School administrators, teachers and staff have volunteered to deliver a sign to every senior’s home on May 20, 2020.

Pre-K Counts Registration

Woodland Hills School District is accepting registration applications for the PA Pre-K Counts Program FULL DAY (Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 180 days) for the 2020-21 school year.  This program is free to residents whose children are three (3) or four (4) years old by September 1, 2020 AND household income is within 300% of federal poverty level, see income chart.  Please contact Renee at 412-731-1300 ext. 0155 or englre@whsd.net regarding registration procedures.

Pandemic-EBT snap

P-EBT will provide SNAP benefits to students who are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program. Click here for more information.

Human Services Center Corporation hscc

Click to find out more information about these important human services and opportunities for students and families.

KOOL Summer Program-for students entering 1st-5th grade in the fall of 2020

Counselor In Training (CIT) Internship-for students entering 9th-12h grade in the fall of 2020

Supports for Success Program-A case management program for adults who need assistance with an employment or education goal.

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WHSD NAMED A 2020 BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION DISTRICT BCME

The Woodland Hills School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 21st year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. 

Mikey and Bob's Spectacular Super Special Stand Out Student Award Emma

Congratulations to Emma Papariella of Woodland Hills High School. She is the latest recipient of the Mikey and Bob's Spectacular Super Special Stand Out Student Award presented by UPMC.  Emma was nominated by Mr. Bob Ralston,  the Transition Coordinator at Woodland Hills HS. 

CLICK HERE to see more!

Dickson Preparatory STEAM Academy Dickson

As we prepare for the opening of the Woodland Hills School District's newest building, Dickson Preparatory STEAM Academy, take a look inside this fully refurbished facility. Opening for the 2020-2021 school year, this building will serve students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Students will have access to several media and multimedia spaces, a dedicated STEAM area, and updated classrooms.  CLICK HERE for a virtual look at the new building!

Woodland Hills Receives PASmart Grant PASmart

Woodland Hills School District is proud to announce that we have been awarded one of the targeted PA Smart grants for 2020-2021. The grant will assist us in our goals to increase and improve Computer Science education in the district. We know that the fields of Computer Science and Technology are currently in high-demand across the state and we believe that this grant will help us to prepare WHSD students for careers after graduation. The $35,000 will specifically be used to bolster our K-8 Computer Science curriculum, while also providing resources to be used in the new Dickson Intermediate School and our three elementary STEAM academies. Six of our WHSD educators are also receiving seven days of additional professional development from the PA Department of Education at no cost.

WHIS Welcomes Rachael Lippincott as 25th Guest Rachel Lippincott

On Wednesday, October 23, the Woodland Hills Interaction Series hosted #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachael Lippincott - our 25th guest and 10th New York Times bestselling author in six years. Her book, Five Feet Apart, tells the story of teens with cystic fibrous. The book's film adaptation was released earlier this year. Ms. Lippincott shared insights about her life as a writer and advice for students pursuing careers in the humanities. 

New York Times Bestselling Author Visits Woodland Hills WHIS

New York Times bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes spoke with students from the Woodland Hills Intermediate School and Woodland Hills High School.   The joint venture was produced as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series and provided by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures.

Dr. Rhodes is a New York Times bestselling author. She has been awarded the American Book Award and the Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award. She is the author of Ghost Boys, Towers Falling, and the Louisiana Girls children’s book trilogy, which includes Ninth Ward, Sugar, and Bayou Magic. Dr. Rhodes is also the author of the memoir Porch Stories: A Grandmother’s Guide to Happiness.

Pittsburgh's Best Authors Visit Woodland Hills High School WHIS Logo

Recently NEXTPittsburgh published the "13 Pittsburgh authors you really should be reading this summer" and three of the top authors visited Woodland Hills High School as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series' 2018-2019 season.  Yona Harvey, Anjali Sachdeva, and Damon Young all visited WHHS and allowed our students to extend the classroom to these events.

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.