Tuesday, April 16, 2013
In honor of Americans with Disabilities Month, the Steel Wheelers will play against the WHHS Wolverines on Friday.
Students in the Woodland Hills School District are celebrating Americans with Disabilites Month with a special event this week. Shaffer Elementary School's sixth-graders are sponsoring a wheelchair rugby game between the Steelwheelers, a local organization that offers athletic opportunities for people with physical disabilities, and the Woodland Hills High School Wolverines on Friday, April 19. The game will be held at the high school at 7 p.m. The cost to attend is one can of food per person, which will benefit the school's can food drive. Shaffer received a grant through the Woodland Hills Foundation that provided them the opportunity to listen to guest speakers, attend field trips and the opportunity to work with people who have …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Part 2 of a four-part series on Woodland Hills' 'Long-Range Plan for Excellence.'
When Woodland Hills School District's ad hoc committee came up with a list of long-range planning recommendations, one was to find a way to replicate the success of the Woodland Hills Academy in the district's other schools. As the district looks at consolidating from six to four elementary schools for the 2014-15 school year, Substitute Superintendent Alan Johnson said that the plan would be to create themed academies at each of the remaining buildings. "I believe students will start coming back to us if we do this," Johnson said. The district proposes closing Fairless Elementary next school year and then turning it into a "Family Service Centre" to provide a one-stop shop for social services for families of infants, todders and …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Deputy Supt. Alan Johnson unveiled the district's proposed long-range plans to officials from the 12 member municipalities.
Woodland Hills School District is considering major changes over the next two school years to save money, woo students back to the public schools and potentially save itself from financial ruin. At a special community meeting Tuesday night at the high school, Substitute Superintendent Alan Johnson shared those plans with about 40 elected and appointed officials who came from the 12 municipalities that make up the district. The district projects that it could save $2-3 million a year by closing three elementary schools, moving seventh-graders to a separate building close to the high school and bringing eighth-graders into the high school building. (See a four-part Patch series beginning today that discusses these plans in depth.) The …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Annie Li was the first-grade winner in six-state contest.
Annie Li, a first-grade student at Shaffer Elementary School in Churchill, was the first-grade winner in the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission's River Sweep Poster Contest. Her poster was one of 2,000 entered into the contest where students in the six states that border the Ohio River and its tributaries compete. She will receive a check for $50. For the full story, click here. ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter . | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Find out what school your child will attend and when the district is holding signups.
Woodland Hills School District has scheduled the times and dates for kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year. Registration will take place from noon to 7 p.m. as indicated at the following schools (community attendance areas are in parentheses): Please bring your child and the following documents: The registration staff will make copies for district records and return your originals. *Kindergarten slots at the Academy are chosen by a lottery. Academy lottery postcards are available at each kindergarten registration. The lottery is tentatively scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Academy auditorium. For more information, contact the Academy at 412-824-2450. ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Deborah Vereen, principal of the school in Churchill Borough, said in a memo that students were never in danger.
Students from Shaffer Elementary School in Churchill posted nonspecific threats Monday night on Facebook, prompting an immediate investigation by Woodland Hills School District and Churchill police. In a memo to parents, Principal Deborah Vereen said she and the school district were alerted to the threats on Monday night. "An immediate investigation was conducted by the school district and the Churchill Police Department," Vereen wrote. "The students who made the threats were not in the building and the Woodland Hills School District and I will be working with the police to investigate the incident." Consequences for the students reponsible will be given according to the district's Code of Student Conduct. "At no time was your child in any…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Building permit, class size and property assessment among other items discussed by Woodland Hills School Board.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
- Bob Pajich
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Tammy Warfield thought everything was in place for the first day of school last week when she put her daughter on the Woodland Hills school bus and watched her ride off to pre-kindergarten. She registered her daughter for transportation last month, noting on her registration form that her 5-year-old wasn’t going to kindergarten, but to pre-kindergarten. The district transportation secretary accepted her registration form and Warfield thought she was good. At around 11:20 a.m. on the first day of school, the district called Warfield at her workplace in Moon Township to let her know her daughter would not be able to ride the bus this year. Pre-kindergarten students aren’t allowed to ride the bus. “Yep, there was an error,” said Jerry …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Are you interested in sharing your career with local children?
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Shaffer Elementary in Churchill is looking for speakers for Career Day which is held April 25. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. "We are looking for presenters of all kinds," said teacher Katie Twitchell. The school is kindergarten through sixth grade and those interested are welcome to participate in all or any part of the day that they are able. "We also have the ability to Video Chat via Skype if you want to participate, but are unable to leave your office or do not live in the Pittsburgh area," she said. "Please consider participating!" For more information, contact email@example.com.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Local students came together to help those in need.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Friday, December 23, 2011
Led by 11-year-old Vicie Simpson, Shaffer Elementary's holiday food and tote drive brought in 39 tote bags and 1,120 items of food. Congratulations to all who participated in this drive at the Churchill school!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Bring the whole family to this school district event!
This Friday night, elementary students will take center stage at Woodland Hills High School for the fourth annual “Shaffer Idol” variety show. Organized and originated by Tara Reis of Churchill, newly appointed school board member and Shaffer Elementary Parent Teacher Organization president, the event raises money for field trips, activities and more for students at Shaffer throughout the year. Shaffer Idol kicks off at 7 p.m. this Friday at the high school auditorium and costs $2 per person. If a family comes together, the maximum they will pay for the show is $10. Reis said there are 58 performers this year and a total of 38 acts, all of whom will either present singing or dancing. Three high school students involved in the performing …