Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Mike Belmonte and Fred Kuhn earned both party's nominations for two seats each. See who else is in the running.
Two candidates for Woodland Hills School Board each have won both parties' nomination for two seats. During Tuesday's primary election, Mike Belmonte won the Republican and Democratic nominations for a four-year at-large term and a four-year term in Region 3. He beat out several candidates, including incumbents Colleen Filiak and Jeff Hanchett. Incumbent Fred Kuhn also won the Democratic and Republican nominations for an two-year at-large term and a two-year term in Region 2. Kuhn also will appear on the ballot as a Republican for a chance at a four-year Region 2 term. He will be facing Jon Coulter, who won the Democratic nomination. Click here for results. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The school board is expected to vote on conducting a superintendent search.
Woodland Hills School District officials are considering beginning an official search for a superintendent. On Wednesday, the Woodland Hills School Board discussed possibly approving a search at the April 17 legislative meeting. The new superintendent's three or five-year term would most likely begin July 31. But some board members aren't in favor of conducting a search at all. The board didn't extend former superintendent Walter Calinger's contract at the end of 2012—he had been on medical leave since April 2012. Assistant Superintendent Alan Johnson has been acting as deputy superintendent since. School board member Jeff Hanchett said going out for a search would be "very unfair" to Johnson. "He's worked very hard during this period of …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The Pittsburgh Business Times list the top schools in western Pennsylvania.
Woodland Hills School District remains No. 98 this year out of 104 schools on the Pittsburgh Business Times' annual western Pennsylvania school rankings. The newspaper released its list of western Pennsylvania school district rankings Friday. The rankings are based on three years of PSSA test scores in math, reading and science, according to the newspaper. Districts ranked below Woodland Hills include McKeesport Area, Sto-Rox, Aliquippa, Clairton City, Wilkinsburg and Duquesne City. Below are the top 10 districts in western PA:
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
This year's primary election will be May 21. Take a look at who filed to be on the ballot.
There are several government seats—council, school board, mayoral—up for grabs this year in Forest Hills, Regent Square, Edgewood, Swissvale and the Woodland Hills School District. This year's primary election is on May 21. Republicans and Democrats are seeking their party's nomination to appear in the general election ballot in November. Here's a look at who filed to run in local races. Mayor—Incumbent Marty B. O’Malley, a Democrat, is running unopposed. Tax Collector—Incumbent Janet Yuros Sullivan, a Democrat, is running unopposed. Council, four four-year terms—Incumbents William Tomasic and Markus Erbeldinger, as well as James Kiley are running on the Democratic ticket. No Republicans are running. Mayor—Incumbent J. Edward Cook, a …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Winter storm warning has been cancelled.
After a heavy overnight snowfall, the Woodland Hills School District issued a two-hour delay for Monday, March 25. The National Weather Service has cancelled the winter storm warning. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 2 p.m. as snowfall will diminish.
Registration begins at the end of April.
The Woodland Hills School District has released its kindergarten registration schedule for the 2013-14 school year. Eligible students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2013. Parents should bring their children to their designated schools between noon adn 7 p.m. on the following dates: Please bring the following documents: Registration staff will make copies for our records and return your originals. Where you live determines which school your child will attend: Braddock - Wilkins Elementary Braddock Hills - Edgewood Elementary Chalfant - Wilkins Elementary Churchill - Shaffer Elementary East Pittsburgh - Wilkins Elementary Edgewood - Edgewood Elementary Forest Hills - Edgewood Elementary North Braddock - Fairless Elementary Rankin - Edgewood…