Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The talent show will be held on Thursday, May 23.
Fairless Elementary School students will be showing off their talents and raising money for a good cause this week. This year's year-end talent show—with a Candyland theme—will be held on Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but students will be collecting donations for the Animal Rescue League. The school is located at 531 Jones Ave. in North Braddock. Break a leg, kids! Parents, take your cameras and share photos/videos with Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch by uploading them into our gallery. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Did you go to the prom? We want to see how lovely you all looked!
Woodland Hills High School students enjoyed the prom on Friday evening. Did you go to the prom? If so, share your photos with Patch! Click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to show us how great you all looked. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tell us which candidates you're backing in the May 21 primary.
Nine candidates are vying for seats on the Woodland Hills School District Board of Education during the May 21 primary election, while two candidates from Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS)' District 1 are looking for spots on the PPS Board of Directors. District 1 includes Pittsburgh's Regent Square neighborhood, while Woodland Hills includes Forest Hills Borough, Edgewood Borough and Swissvale Borough, among other municipalities. The names of the candidates are listed below, and Patch wants to know: Who are you voting for? And why? Tell your neighbors in the comments section below who the most qualified people are. School director at large, one four-year term—Incumbents Colleen Filiak and Fred Kuhn as well as Jon Coulter, Michael Belmonte …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
School board members agreed to proceed with renovations at the Woodland Hills Academy.
Woodland Hills School District officials are considering plans to partially renovate the Woodland Hills Academy building in Turtle Creek. On Wednesday, the school board voted 6-2 to proceed with plans to renovate the school. The project is estimated to cost $12 to $15 million. Board members Tara Reis and Robert Tomasic dissented. Fred Kuhn was absent. Officials have been discussing upgrading the 96-year-old building, which is located on Monroeville Avenue. The building—formerly the Turtle Creek High School—houses the K-6 Woodland Hills Academy and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. School board members said the renovations are needed to make the school safe enough for students, as well as handicap accessible. "We are …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Students will be taking Keystone Exams throughout the month.
Woodland Hills High School students are taking Keystone Exams for several days throughout the month, and many students' school schedules are changing because of that. The district has released the testing scheduled, which can be found by clicking here. Students who are not taking the tests will be operating on a three-hour delay. A copy of the bus schedule for those students has been uploaded to the media section of this article. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
The program will be offered at the CCAC–Boyce campus in Monroeville.
Students interested in becoming paramedics will be able to do so this fall at the Community College of Allegheny County. CCAC is offering a new paramedic program with both certificate and degree options beginning Aug. 19 for the fall 2013 semester. The program, which has received initial accreditation, will be offered at the CCAC–Boyce campus in Monroeville. The paramedic program will provide a state-of-the-art science laboratory with equipment for instruction and student hands-on learning. Instruction equipment will include a new, fully-equipped ambulance, simulated interactive human-body models and all of the equipment that paramedics commonly use in the field. The lab equipment was made possible through benefactors such as the Richard …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The festival is on Saturday, May 11.
The public is invited to attend a free band festival featuring area schools this weekend. The concert is set to begin at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 11 at Propel Braddock Hills High School. There will be approximately 40 students involved, grades 7-12 (and one 6th grader), from Propel Braddock Hills High School, Propel East, Propel Homestead, Propel McKeesport, Propel Montour, Woodland Hills High School, Plum Senior High School and Campus School of Carlow University. The band will be conducted by Dennis Glocke, the director of bands at Penn State University.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Congratulations to Woodland Hills!
Woodland Hills High School's "Young Frankenstein" cast and crew is headed to the Benedum once more this year. The production has been nominated for several Gene Kelly Awards. The Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater recognize and encourage musical theater and arts education, according to the CLO website. The organization gives out the annual awards in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh. Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards and held at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh, the award ceremony features live performances from the best actor and best actress nominees, as well as those up for best musical. Nominees are from schools in Allegheny County. About 30 schools—including Woodland Hills—…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Check out these photos and videos from the school's play.
Students at East Catholic School in Forest Hills showed off their acting skills for the community and their classmates last weekend. This year's Shakespeare production of "Much Ado About Nothing" featured the school's sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. In an Italian setting, singing and dancing add to the excitement of the interactions of heroes, villains, and quarreling lovers. Words and actions are misinterpreted as new groups of people meet. A funeral is held for someone who has not really died, and weddings end this play in true Shakespearean form. ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
You can vote for Keller Dorgan, a third-grader from Edgewood, to win the writing contest.
A Woodland Hills School District third-grader is being recognized for his storytelling, and you can help him win a contest. Keller Dorgan, a third-grader from Edgewood,has been selected as a finalist for the PBS Kids Go! Writing Contest. The contest is held by many local PBS member stations for kids in kindgergarten through third grade who want to write and illustrate their own stories. Students who were interested, submitted their stories. Keller, 9, wrote a story called "Soccer Sleuth and the Missing Playbook." His story revolves around the search for a missing playbook before an important soccer championship game. The 2013 Kids' Choice Award winner will be announced at the winners' event at WQED, and the talented author of the most …