Highlander Highlights

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Highlander Highlights - Baldwin-Whitehall School District
Baldwin-Whitehall School District Highlander Highlights April 2017
District News

Registration is Now Open for the 2017 Highlander Summer Camps!

The camps offer students opportunities to explore various aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) in a fun and engaging environment while also providing them with opportunities to learn about leading a healthy life.
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Alumni Spotlight

Making Space for Science: Alberto Cangahuala

The 1983 BHS alumnus works as Mission System Manager on NASA's Europa Clipper Project at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Athletic Spotlight

New Football Coach Calls Baldwin “Dream Job”

The District announces Loran Cooley has been hired to serve as Baldwin High School’s next varsity football coach. Read more in the Purbalite.
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Arts / Music

Zorro Left His Mark

A warm congratulations to the cast and crew of Zorro: The Musical for completing a successful run of the Pittsburgh Premiere of the production on April 5–8.
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Baldwin High School

Baldwin National Honor Society Inducts 100 New Members

The Baldwin High School National Honor Society inducted 100 new members at its banquet on April 19th, 2017.
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Harrison Middle School

Field Trip to the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

On Tuesday, April 4th, a group of 31 eighth-grade students attended a field trip to the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh.
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McAnnulty Elementary School

Discovery Station Enables Hands-on Learning

The discovery station in Mrs. O'Hare's class has become a favorite of students.
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Paynter Elementary School

Students Practice Scientific Process with Help from Alcosan Scholastic Outreach

Miss Maria from Alcosan Scholastic Outreach Program came to visit Paynter Elementary second-grade students on March 15th.
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Whitehall Elementary School

Army Captain Shares Lessons with Students

Mrs. Rusnica and Mrs. Neyman's fourth-grade students at Whitehall Elementary were honored to be visited by Captain Chase Burnett of the United States Army.
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MORE FROM WES

All School May/June District Calendar | PDF

All School Lunch Menus

Athletic Schedule

COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • May 1–5 PSSA Testing Science: PES, WES, HMS
  • May 1 HMS 6th & 7th Grade Band Concert, BHS Auditorium
  • May 2 HMS 8th Grade Band and BHS Band Concert, BHS Auditorium
  • May 2 Symphonic Band Concert, BHS Auditorium, 7:00–9:00 PM
  • May 3 School Board Meeting, Administration Building, 7:30–8:30 PM
  • May 4 Kennywood Ticket Sale
  • May 4 HMS 8th Grade Academic Excellence Awards
  • May 4 Piano Recital at BHS
  • May 5 Early dismissal: BHS
  • May 5 PES PTA Morning with Moms, PES Cafeteria, 7:45–8:35 AM
  • May 5 Baldwin Invitational Track & Field Event, BHS Stadium, 12:00–10:00 PM
  • May 5 BHS/HMS Jazz Night, HMS, 7:00–9:00 PM
  • May 6 BHS SAT Exams
  • May 8–12 Cheers for Ears
  • May 8 8th Grade Chorus & HMS Orchestra, HMS, 7:30–8:30 PM
  • May 9 2017 6th & 7th Grade Chorus Concert, HMS, 7:30–8:30 PM
  • May 10 BWSD Board of Education–Work Session/Business Meeting, Administration Building, 7:30–8:30 PM
  • May 11 Battle of the Books, WES Library, 6:00–8:00 PM
  • May 11 HMS 7th Grade Academic Excellence Awards, 7:00–8:00 PM
  • May 11 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Strings Concert, BHS, 7:30–9:30 PM
  • May 12 Special Olympics Pre–Game Extravaganza, 5:00–8:00 PM
  • May 13 Special Olympics Alleg. Cty. (SOAC) Summer Games, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • May 15–23 BHS & HMS Keystone Exams
  • May 15 HMS 8th Grade Dance at HMS all day
  • May 16 BHS Senior Project & Exit Interviews
  • May 16–20 HMS 8th Grade History Trip
  • May 16 No School: In–Service Day
  • May 17 BHS Strings/Winds Ensemble Concert, BHS Auditorium, 7:00–9:30 PM
  • May 17 HMS 6th Grade Academic Excellence Awards, 7:00–8:00 PM
  • May 19 5th Grade Activity Night, HMS, 6:30–8:30 PM
  • May 24 PES Choir Concert, 7:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • May 25 PES Kindergarten Wedding
  • May 25 Remake Learning Events
  • May 25 WES Choir Concert, 7:00–8:00 PM
  • May 25 WPIAL Volleyball Championship, 8:00–11:00 PM
  • May 26 HMS 8th Grade Adjudication, CMU/Kennywood
  • May 26 MES McMay Day
  • May 26 PES Field Day
  • May 29 Memorial Day: No School
  • May 30–31 HMS Camp Soles Session 1
  • May 30 Baldwinaires Spring Concert, BHS Auditorium, 7:00–9:30 PM
  • May 31 MES Community Heroes Day
  • May 31 Senior Recognition Night, BHS Auditorium, 7:00–10:00 PM

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Highlander Highlights
Baldwin-Whitehall School District
4900 Curry Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Phone: 412-884-6300
Fax: 412-885-7802

The Vault

April 2017

Highlander Highlights - Baldwin-Whitehall School District
Baldwin-Whitehall School District Highlander Highlights February/March 2017
District News

The District has a fresh face!

Visit our new website.
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Alumni Spotlight

Justin Fortunato Shines on Stage

Fortunato is a Baldwin High School graduate and accomplished actor and director.
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Athletic Spotlight

Student Athletes Commit to Colleges on Signing Day

Student athletes secure scholarships to schools and look forward to continuing their careers.
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Arts / Music

Baldwin High School Students Perform Disney World

The marching band, led by Mr. Greg Steele, performed in the Festival of Fantasy Parade in the Magic Kingdom.
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MORE IN ARTS

Baldwin High School

Students Compete in Mock Trial

The competition is sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and students compete both state- and county-wide.
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Harrison Middle School

Students Compete in Carnegie Science Center’s Science Bowl Competition

The students worked in teams and were tasked with a series of scientific challenges.
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McAnnulty Elementary School

MES Awarded Grant to Further Education through Creation Station

The Carnegie Science Center, through the Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway is awarding McAnnulty Elementary School a $3,000 grant to be used for a Creation Station.
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Paynter Elementary School

August Wilson Center Performance Makes Book Come Alive

In December, students attended the EQT Theaterworks Series performance of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief at the August Wilson Center.
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MORE FROM PES

Whitehall Elementary School

Students Celebrate the Hundredth Day of School

On February 3, second-graders at Whitehall celebrated the 100th day of school with many exciting activities.
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MORE FROM WES

All School April District Calendar | PDF

All School Lunch Menus

Athletic Schedule

COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • March 24 PES PTA Family Bingo, PES, 6:30–8:30 pm
  • March 24 HMS Highlander Pride Ceremony, HMS Auditorium,8:30 am
  • March 25 Craft & Vendor Show at PES 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • March 27 Camp Soles Parent Meeting at HMS Auditorium Rear 6:30 p.m.
  • March 28 End of Third Nine Weeks
  • March 29 MES Science Fair & Inspirations, 6:30–8:30 pm
  • March 31 No School, Professional Development
  • March 31 - April 1 PMEA Junior High District Orchestra at Norwin High School
  • April 2 BHS Presents Zorro! The Musical, Free Performance for Senior Citizens, Regis V. Shalley Performing Arts Center at Baldwin High School, 1:00 p.m.
  • April 3-21 CDT Testing, Algebra I, Biology, Literature, Grades 9–11
  • April 3-7 PSSA Testing, Language Arts, PES, WES, HMS
  • April 3-7 BHS Autism Awareness Week
  • April 5 BWSD Board of Education Meeting, Administration Building, 7:30 p.m.
  • April 5-8 BHS Presents Zorro! The Musical, Regis V. Shalley Performing Arts Center at Baldwin High School, 7:00 p.m.
  • April 5-6 BHS Blood Drive
  • April 6 Report Cards Issued
  • April 11 PES Kindergarten Screening
  • April 12 PES Life Touch Pictures
  • April 12 BWSD Board of Education Meeting, Administration Building, 7:30 p.m.
  • April 12th Family Bingo, HMS, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • April 13-17 Spring Break, No School
  • April 18 Evening of Jazz, PES Auditorium, 7–9 p.m.
  • April 20 MES Kindergarten Screening
  • April 20 TEDx at Baldwin High School, Noon and 7:00 p.m.
  • April 21 BHS Junior Prom, Valleybrook Country Club, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
  • April 24-28 PSSA Testing Mathematics PES, WES, HMS
  • April 29 Tournament Indoor Association (TIA) Chapter Championships, BHS, Noon

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Highlander Highlights
Baldwin-Whitehall School District
4900 Curry Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Phone: 412-884-6300
Fax: 412-885-7802