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.
Friday, April 26, 2013
U.S. News and World Report's annual high school rankings are out and Woodland Hills High School didn't make the list.
Woodland Hills High School is unranked in U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings of America's best high schools released this week. The number one high school in Pennsylvania is Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia. The highest ranked school in the Pittsburgh area was Upper St. Clair High School, which was ranked No. 7. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on state tests, Advanced Placement tests and International Baccalaureate exams; rankings also take into account how well students educate black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, according to a release from U.S. News. The rankings are designed to capture how well high schools educate all of their students and…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Woodland Hills musical brings the scariest comedy to the stage.
Woodland Hills High School's spring musical "Young Frankenstein" is coming alive beginning this weekend! The school's department of performing arts presents the show on April 26 and 27, and May 2 to May 4 at 8 p.m. Saturday matinees will be at 1. Tickets cost $12. The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Brooks and Gene Wilder. A parody of the horror film genre, this monster new musical is comedy in which Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, a young neurosurgeon, inherits the Transylvanian castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. Senior Marika Countouris is playing the role of Elizabeth Benning, Frederick Frankenstein's fiancee. "She only likes …
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, April 11, 2013
The non-contact game is for players from kindergarten to eighth grade.
Powerhouse Sports' 2013 spring season of NFL flag football will soon begin and registration is this Saturday, April 13. The season runs from May 5 to July 7 and the league is open to boys and girls in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Games are played Sunday at the Wovarena in Turtle Creek and Boyce Park in Plum. Registration is $125, with a family discount of $10 for each additional player. Go to the Woodland Hills High School athletic office between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on April 13. Players wil receive an NFL team jersey, flags and a mouth piece. Click here for additional information.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Local hip-hop artist Palermo Stone, a Woodland Hills grad, is releasing an album next week.
Hip-hop recording artist Palermo Stone will release his third national album, R.A.R.E. [Deluxe], next week—and he's making his music as accessible to fans as possible. Stone, a Woodland Hills High School grad whose album drops on March 24, will be selling R.A.R.E for $1. In addition to a full-length album, R.A.R.E., which stands for “Revitalizing Art; Reinventing Emotion,” will come with an electronic book that depicts original artwork from around the nation and tells the story of the album’s creation. “These days, fans aren’t connected to the music and they need to be. I want to change the way they receive the music,” Stone commented about his decision to release his album in such a manner. “I want to take their involvement to the next…
Stacey Simon shares advice about landing the job.
Stacey Simon credits her internship with landing the role as UPMC's first full-time social media manager. The Woodland Hills High School and Point Park University graduate said in an interview on the university's website that one of her professor's encouraged her to apply for an internship with UPMC's media relations department. One internship led to another internship, and soon Simon was hired full time in the media relations department. She found herself tweeting press releases from her personal Twitter account, which soon developed into something bigger—launching UPMC's corporate Facebook page and several supporting channels, according to the Point Park article. She gives other students advice on how to land a job after college: "…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Jonathan Gribbin, a Woodland Hills High School alum, will be shooting a short film in Pittsburgh this spring—now, he and his team need your help to make it happen.
Five years ago, Jonathan Gribbin, Robert Louis Love III and Zachary Lyons were studying at The Los Angeles Film School and working on projects late into the night. These days, they're back in that same routine as they work on their latest short film, a psychological thriller entitled "Exposures." The movie tells the story of Harper, a former award-winning photojournalist, who has been reduced to blackmailing his neighbors. The lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur when Harper goes too far with his extortion, causing the ghosts of past subjects to come back to haunt him. The crew has been working on the film's script since October, and now they're ready to get into the production stages. Gribbin, 23, a Churchill resident and …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Now a free agent, the former Wolverine sponsored an essay contest and donated iPads for 10 students.
Steve Breaston, who went from the Wolvarena to play with the Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs, visited his alma mater, Woodland Hills High School, on Tuesday to give back to the community. The students wrote essays telling Breaston why they needed an iPad. The entries were judged by Woodland Hills staff members. To see photos of the event on WTAE-TV, click here. ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The April 12 event benefits the Gene Kelly Awards, in which the Woodland Hills High School musical participates, and other CLO programs.
The third annual Pittsburgh CLO Academy Taste for Talent fundraiser showcasing talented students and local restaurants serving their mouth-watering specialties will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 12. In addition to delectable food and entertainment, the evening will include live performances, magic shows, games, the opportunity to learn a Broadway musical number and more. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets can be obtained by calling the CLO Academy at 412-281-3973, ext. 234. Student performances will feature selections from Pittsburgh CLO's Summer Season. Proceeds from the Taste for Talent benefit a variety of Pittsburgh CLO education and scholarship programs that reach more than 50,000 local students each …