Highlander Highlights

Each month, the district produces a monthly newsletter called Highlander Highlights in order to celebrate the great happenings that occur within our buildings and school community. All district parents who have their email address updated in the Skyward student information system and are registered to receive Skylert messages will automatically receive the monthly electronic newsletter.

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2018-2019

March 2019

Highlander Highlights - Baldwin-Whitehall School District
Baldwin-Whitehall School District Highlander Highlights March 2019
District News

Baldwin-Whitehall School District Receives Amazon Future Engineer Grant

Baldwin High School was selected as one of 1,000 high schools nationwide to receive a grant from Amazon to fund computer-science classes for students.
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Parent to Parent
With Dr. Lutz

Where Is Your Cell Phone Right Now?

The data from multiple studies proves that we all struggle with self-control when it comes to how we use our smartphones. Instead, we feel obligated to always be connected, afraid that we'll miss the latest text or comment.
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Alumni Spotlight

Sterling Jenkins Blends a Passion for Writing with the Power of Perseverance

Jenkins earned his B.A. in English from Penn State last year and is now pursuing a Master's degree in Leadership at Duquesne University.
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Athletic Spotlight

Baldwin High School Junior Wins Back-to-Back Gold in WPIAL Gymnastics

Alaina Wodarek, a junior at Baldwin High School, has won gold for the second year at the WPIAL championships in gymnastics.
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Arts / Music

All the World’s a Stage

Seven Harrison Middle School students participated in the 2019 Shakespeare Scenes and Monologue Contest with Pittsburgh Public Theater.
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MORE IN ARTS

Raising Highlanders: Tech Tips for Parents

Viral Challenges

From the Tide Pod Challenge to the Mannequin Challenge, viral challenges hit the national and local news every year as well as find their way onto the screens of our children.
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Baldwin-Whitehall Education Foundation

Spring Sale at Definitely You Benefits BWEF

For the second year in a row, BWEF is partnering with Definitely You in Brentwood Towne Square for a Spring Cleaning clearance event!
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MORE FROM BWEF

Baldwin High School

Designer Bag Bingo

Baldwin Girls’ Basketball will host Designer Bag Bingo on Sunday, March 31st at the Harrison Middle School Cafeteria. Doors will open at 10:30. Tickets cost $30 and include 15 games of bingo and lunch. Additional game sheets can be purchased at the door.
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MORE FROM BHS

Harrison Middle School

Debbie Reynolds Receives 2019 Carnegie Science Award

As the STEM specialist educator at J.E. Harrison Middle School, Debbie Reynolds works with her fellow teachers to integrate STEM into every classroom.
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McAnnulty Elementary School

McAnnulty Masterminds Shape it Up

Through the generosity of WQED and the PBS Ready to Learn Grant, McAnnulty is hosting spring sessions of the Masterminds afterschool program for first-grade students.
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MORE FROM MES

Paynter Elementary School

LEGO Table Newest Addition to Library Media Center

The Lego Table seats up to 25 students and can be signed out by teachers to use at their discretion.
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MORE FROM PES

Whitehall Elementary School

​Whitehall's Works of HeART

McAnnulty and Whitehall Elementary held another successful art fair and inspirations contest, with participation from every grade level K–5!
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MORE FROM WES

From Our Community Libraries

​Back by Popular Demand: Whitehall Public Library Edible Book Festival

Join the Whitehall Library for a deliciously literary time where food for thought becomes thoughtful food!
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​Come See the New Baldwin Library Open House

Join the Baldwin Public Library for a first-hand look at the brand new library!
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COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • Mar 21 Purim
  • Mar 21 PES PTA Meeting
  • Mar 29 End of Third Nine Weeks
  • Mar 29 Early Dismissal for Students K–11: Clerical Day (full day for BHS seniors)
  • Apr 1 MES/WES PTO Meeting, MES Cafeteria
  • Apr 3 Isra & Mi'raj
  • Apr 3 BWSD Board of Directors Meeting
  • Apr 4 K-8 Family STEAM Night at HMS
  • Apr 5 Report Cards Issued
  • Apr 7 BHS Presents Mame: Spring Musical Senior Citizen Show
  • Apr 8 BHS PTSA Meeting
  • Apr 9–11 Grades 3–5 PSSA Testing, ELA
  • Apr 11–13 BHS Presents Mame: Spring Musical

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

February 2019

Baldwin-Whitehall School District Highlander Highlights February 2019
District News

District Students Participate in PAsmart Initiative with Governor Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman

Students of the Baldwin-Whitehall School District were on hand last week as Governor Tom Wolf announced nearly $10 million in PAsmart advancing grants to enhance science and technology education in schools statewide.
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Parent to Parent
With Dr. Lutz

Training All Stars

Last weekend, the NBA held its annual All-Star Game, a showcase for the most talented basketball players in the world to show off their skills. While the game itself is basically a 2-hour highlight reel of playground dunks (and zero defense), one part of All-Star Weekend rises above the rest for me: the 3-Point Shootout.
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Alumni Spotlight

Meghan Schiller Is Making News

The Baldwin High School alumna serves as a General Assignment Reporter and Fill-in Anchor for KDKA TV News.
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MORE FROM ALUMNI

Athletic Spotlight

Competitive Cheerleading Places Third in Nation

The Baldwin competitive cheerleading mat team placed third in the nation at Disney over the weekend, the highest-ever finish for any Baldwin cheer team.
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Arts / Music

Baldwin High School Students Honored with Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

BHS students garnered 5 Gold Key awards, 2 Silver Key awards, and 7 honorable mentions in this year's awards.
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MORE IN ARTS

Raising Highlanders: Tech Tips for Parents

Dating in a Digital World-What Parents Need to Know

While dating apps have become very popular over the past decade for adults, teens are also using apps to make connections with individuals beyond the walls of their schools. Our friends at Common Sense Media provide a brief overview of some of the popular apps that teens might be using.
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Baldwin-Whitehall Education Foundation

Spring Sale at Definitely You Benefits BWEF

For the second year in a row, BWEF is partnering with Definitely You in Brentwood Towne Square for a Spring Cleaning clearance event!
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MORE FROM BWEF

Baldwin High School

Angela Miller Performs at Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition

Baldwin High School student Angela Miller was selected to attend from among 26 BHS students who performed at Baldwin Bean in December.
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Harrison Middle School

The Little Mermaid Coming This Spring

Mark your calendar for Harrison Middle School's spring musical.
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MORE FROM HMS

McAnnulty Elementary School

Students Celebrate 100 Days of School

On Tuesday, February 5th, McAnnulty celebrated the 100th day of School!
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Paynter Elementary School

Students Think Outside The Box and Engage with Shapes

Erin Cantwell and her class, room 109, created a "Think Outside The Box Thursday" interactive bulletin board.
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Whitehall Elementary School

Singing Loud, PBIS Proud

Through their ongoing PBIS initiative, students of Whitehall Elementary work each and every day to earn tickets that acknowledge and reward their positive behavior and smart choices when it comes to school expectations.
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MORE FROM WES

From Our Community Libraries

Ready, Set, STEM Program Prepares Children for Kindergarten

Ready, Set, STEM is a new program for pre-K children that is designed to help them get ready for kindergarten through stories and interactive play using STEM principles.
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Popular Buy-A-Brick Program is Back!

Members of the community can support the library through the Buy-A-Brick program.
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COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • Feb 21 BHS Preschool Registration
  • Feb 21 WES/MES Art Fair
  • Feb 21 PES PTA Meeting
  • Feb 23 BHS Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Heinz Field
  • Feb 25 4C Your Future Event
  • Mar 1 Read Across America Day
  • Mar 3 HMS Musical: The Little Mermaid, Jr.
  • Mar 4-8 Spread The Word to End The Word Week
  • Mar 4 MES/WES PTO Meeting
  • Mar 6 BWSD School Board of Directors Meeting
  • Mar 7-9 HMS Musical: The Little Mermaid, Jr.
  • Mar 10 Daylight Saving Time Begins
  • Mar 11 BHS PTSA Meeting
  • Mar 15-16 BHS Mini-Thon
  • Mar 18 HMS PTSA Meeting

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

January 2019

Baldwin-Whitehall School District Highlander Highlights January 2019
District News

District Holiday Cookie Extravaganza for Senior Citizens Brings the Community Together

Students, employees, and volunteers from the community baked dozens of cookies that were shared with local seniors as an expression of gratitude for their important roles in our communities and our lives.
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MORE FROM BWSD

Parent to Parent
With Dr. Lutz

Do You Know What’s Even Better Than a Fresh Start?

New beginnings are brimming with possibilities. Many of us get excited at the turn of the calendar by the chance to begin anew.
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Alumni Spotlight

Tim Hindes Reminds Us That We Are Stronger Than Hate

Tim Hindes has charted a creative course in Pittsburgh—a city he loves and seeks to give back to. Hindes’ background uniquely qualified him to respond to the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue.
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Athletic Spotlight

Cheerleaders Qualify for States

The cheerleading team will once again represent Baldwin in Hershey.
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Arts / Music

Save The Date for the BHS Musical

The BHS Musical as been announced and the cast has been chosen. It is time to write it on the calendar so you get the tickets and seats you want.
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MORE IN ARTS

Raising Highlanders: Tech Tips for Parents

5 Media Resolutions Every Family Should Make in 2019

To start the new year on the right foot, our friends at Common Sense Media are suggesting that we all find ways to be more mindful of our media and tech use.
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MORE FROM TECH TIPS

Baldwin-Whitehall Education Foundation

BWEF Gives Faculty and Staff a Sweet Holiday Surprise

The Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Foundation placed Sarris Candies in faculty and staff mailboxes throughout the District before winter recess in December.
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Baldwin High School

High School Students Compete in Poetry Competition

BHS students closed out classes before the holiday break with a poetry competition. On December 21st, Ms. Schulte and her senior English students hosted a Poetry Out Loud competition in Baldwin Bean.
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Harrison Middle School

Students Make Donations to Troops

Students sent holiday packages to support the armed services overseas.
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McAnnulty Elementary School

Holiday Activities Help Students Practice Skills

Students get into the holiday spirit and get their thinking caps on with fun holiday activities.
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Paynter Elementary School

Paynter Elementary Instrumental Music Students Delight with Holiday Performances

The orchestra program at PES begins in third grade and the band program begins in fourth grade and currently boasts over 200 students.
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Whitehall Elementary School

Holiday Market Raises Funds for the PTO

The ME and WE PTO’s Second Annual Holiday Market was held in December and was a fun evening for the families of McAnnulty and Whitehall Elementary schools.
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MORE FROM WES

From Our Community Libraries

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, toddler, or preschooler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your little one starts kindergarten.
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Learning a New Skill is as Close as Your Library

Did you resolve to learn a new skill in 2019? The Whitehall Public Library has just the service to help you!
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COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • January 17 End of Second Nine Weeks
  • January 17 Mid-term Make-up Exams
  • January 17 HMS Highlander Pride Ceremony
  • January 18 Beginning of Third Nine Weeks
  • January 18 Early Dismissal/PM Flexibly Clerical
  • January 18 WES/MES Family Bingo at HMS
  • January 21 MLK Day: No School/Professional Development Day
  • January 21 PES Ice Skating Party
  • January 25 Report Cards Issued
  • January 25 HMS Winter Fest Dance
  • January 31 100th Day of School Celebrations MES, WES, and PES
  • February 1 BHS Snowball Dance
  • February 4 WES/MES PTO Meeting, MES Cafeteria
  • February 5 BHS/HMS Jazz Concert at BHS
  • February 8 BHS Choir: Baldwin Idol
  • February 14 MES, WES, and PES Valentines Parties
  • February 15 PES Sweetheart Dance

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

December 2018

Baldwin-Whitehall School District Highlander Highlights December 2018
District News

Board Members Unanimously Reappointed to Serve Another Term

School board directors also voted unanimously to reappoint David Soleday, Anthony DiCesaro, and Karen Brown to their roles on the board.
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MORE FROM BWSD

Parent to Parent
With Dr. Lutz

Happy Holidays from Dr. Lutz

If you listen to the radio after Thanksgiving, it's nearly impossible to make it through the month of December without hearing some version of the classic carol The 12 Days of Christmas.
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Alumni Spotlight

Ron McMahon Reflects on a Winning Career in Education

In 1974 the The Highlanders boys basketball team had a strong season under coach George Mazur, finishing 16-6. The experience inspired one of the players, point guard Ron McMahon, to pursue a career in education and coaching.
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Athletic Spotlight

Cross Country Team Has Winning Season

The 2018 Harrison Co-Ed Cross Country season finished with a winning record.
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Arts / Music

Middle School Students Create Art Installation to Honor Tree of Life Victims

A group of eighth-grade students at Harrison Middle School created a project to serve as a tribute to the victims of the Tree of Life shooting as well as the international Butterfly Project honoring children who were lost in the Holocaust.
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Raising Highlanders: Tech Tips for Parents

Movie Lists for Kids and Families

Need some fresh ideas for your next family movie night? The editors of Common Sense Media can help you choose the best movies for kids—movies the whole family will love.
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Baldwin-Whitehall Education Foundation

Distinguished Highlander Hall of Fame Gala Celebrates The District's 80th Anniversary

The Baldwin-Whitehall Education Foundation will host the next Distinguished Highlander Hall of Fame Gala in March 2020, coinciding with the District's 80th anniversary.
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Baldwin High School

NHS Sock Drive

'Tis the season to help those in need and NHS member Cynthia Hayhurst headed the 2018 #BHSSockDrive to be a resounding success!
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Harrison Middle School

Students Honor Veterans through Assembly

Harrison Middle School proudly participated in honoring local veterans during a breakfast, a grade-level assembly, and a POW table ceremony.
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MORE FROM HMS

McAnnulty Elementary School

Nonfiction Fun!

First-grade students at McAnnulty were challenged to learn how nonfiction books are organized in the library.
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MORE FROM MES

Paynter Elementary School

Paynter Elementary Fourth-grade Art Wins First Place in PPG Place Gingerbread House Display and Competition

Paynter Elementary’s 2018 entry took first place in the elementary school category.
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MORE FROM PES

Whitehall Elementary School

Something to SQUONK About

SQUONK Opera gave a presentation called A Big Hand for Science that gave students a glimpse into the complex tools that they each are equipped with each and every day.
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MORE FROM WES

From Our Community Libraries

Hockey Team Volunteers at Library Holiday Event

The students in the Baldwin High School Preschool class are constantly working outside of the classroom, doing volunteer work in the community.
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Everything You Need to Know about The Baldwin Borough Library’s Move

A round up of dates and locations for the upcoming move.
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MORE FROM OUR LIBRARIES

COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • Dec 20 BHS Choir Concert, 6:30–8:30 PM
  • Dec 21 PES, WES, MES Holiday Parties
  • Dec 24–Jan 1 No School: Winter Break
  • Jan 2 Classes Resume
  • Jan 2 BWSD School Board of Directors Meeting (Combined Agenda & Business)
  • Jan 3–5 Mikayla Davic's Make-A-Wish Musical "Lost & Found" at BHS
  • Jan 7 MES/WES PTO Meeting in MES Cafeteria
  • Jan 8–9 Keystone Exams, Biology, Winter Wave 2
  • Jan 10–14 BHS Midterm Exams

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

November 2018

Highlander Highlights - Baldwin-Whitehall School District
Baldwin-Whitehall School District Highlander Highlights November 2018

Baldwin Stands with Tree of Life Synagogue

After the tragic shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue, BHS student Julia Gaetano reached out to Principal Graves to ask if she could coordinate a banner of support. Read More
District News

Cookie-bakers Needed

The Baldwin-Whitehall School District will host its second-annual Holiday Cookie Extravaganza for Senior Citizens on Friday, December 14th.
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MORE FROM BWSD

Parent to Parent
With Dr. Lutz

Thanksgiving Wishes from Dr. Lutz

While we may think of Thanksgiving as our chance to enjoy a fantastic meal, the holiday also provides each of us with a moment to come together in shared gratitude, joy, and reflection.
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Alumni Spotlight

Sean Brady Helps to Develop Free Speech in the Information Age

Brady recently moved to Silicon Valley to work for Facebook in their content policy team.
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Athletic Spotlight

Cheerleaders Remain Undefeated after Sunday Competition

The Baldwin competitive cheer teams maintained their undefeated records with wins at South Park on Sunday.
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Arts / Music

Fall Play Blended Mystery, Comedy, and Music

This fall, Baldwin High School presented the musical comedy The Murders of 1940 from November 8–10th.
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MORE IN ARTS

Raising Highlanders: Tech Tips for Parents

Where Kids Find Hate Online

Hate speech can be found all over the internet. This article by our friends from Common Sense Media helps kids recognize and reject racist, sexist, homophobic, and religion-based hate content.
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MORE FROM TECH TIPS

Baldwin-Whitehall Education Foundation

BWEF Halloween Party Raises $4,000 for Education

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the BWEF ‘80s Halloween Party presented by Substitute Teacher Service, Inc.!
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MORE FROM BWEF

Baldwin High School

Grand Opening of the Baldwin Bean: Student-run Café Teaches Students Real-world Skills

Baldwin High School’s new student-run café, Baldwin Bean, opened for business November 2nd.
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MORE FROM BHS

Harrison Middle School

Keystone Young Marines Get Quality Survival Training

The Keystone Young Marines attacked Raccoon Creek State Park for some quality survival training.
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MORE FROM HMS

McAnnulty Elementary School

MES Celebrates Halloween

The students of McAnnulty Elementary School walked in a parade outside for family and friends to see all of the fun costumes.
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Paynter Elementary School

Students Build Outlandish Rube Goldberg Machines

During the newly integrated Genius Time, each fourth-grade class competed in the Children’s Museum Matt’s Maker Challenge, which required students to create a Rube Goldberg machine that could pop a balloon.
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Whitehall Elementary School

Whitehall Students Win Pittsburgh Penguins Holiday Card Contest

Rhinanna Lavelle (fifth grade) and Rhorie Cancilla (fourth grade) have been chosen as two of twelve winners in the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Holiday Card Art Contest.
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MORE FROM WES

From Our Community Libraries

Hard Hat Tours of the New Baldwin Library

Join Jenny Worley, Library Director, on a behind-the-scenes tour of the new library.
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Calling All Artists!

The Whitehall Library features a community art wall to showcase local art and artists.
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COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • Nov 22–26 No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov 29 Financial Aid Night
  • Dec 1 BHS Choirs Gifts of Dance
  • Dec 3 Chanukah/Hanukkah First Day
  • Dec 3 BHS Wind Ensemble with 6th & 7th Grade Band
  • Dec 3 WES/MES PTO Meeting in MES Cafeteria
  • Dec 3–7 Hour of Code Week
  • Dec 3–7 WES Book Fair
  • Dec 4–5 Keystone Exams, Algebra, Winter Wave I
  • Dec 5 Combined Agenda and Business School Board Meeting
  • Dec 6 8th Grade/ BHS Band Concert
  • Dec 7 HMS/BHS Strings Concert
  • Dec 7 MES/WES Holiday Market @ WES
  • Dec 10 8th Grade Chorus Concert
  • Dec 10 BHS PTSA Meeting~ Christmas Social
  • Dec 11 6th & 7th Grade Chorus Concert
  • Dec 11–12 Keystone Exams, Literature, Winter Wave I
  • Dec 12 Baldwinaires perform at Board Meeting
  • Dec 13 WES Holiday Concert, 5th Grade Band, Choir, and Orchestra
  • Dec 14 District Holiday Cookie Extravaganza for Senior Citizens
  • Dec 14 Choir Caroling at Caste Village Hallmark Store
  • Dec 17–18 HMS Musical Theater Try Outs

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

October 2018

Baldwin-Whitehall School District Highlander Highlights October 2018
District News

Paynter Elementary School Brings Instructional Support Teachers into Regular Classrooms to Better Serve Students

Rather than pulling students out of classrooms for assistance, instructional support teachers come into classrooms to support teachers in instruction in English and special education.
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Parent to Parent
With Dr. Lutz

Let’s Talk

There is no silver bullet for keeping your child safe from harm, but there are healthy practices you can engage in as a family.
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Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Sharon Cowden Helps Breast Cancer Survivors to Recover their Strength

In 2002, Dr. Cowden went from doctor to patient when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After her successful treatment she decided to use her own experience to help others.
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Athletic Spotlight

HMS Girls' Soccer Picks up First Win

The HMS Girls' Soccer Team picked up their first win of the season by defeating Elizabeth Forward 2-1.
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Arts / Music

NOTEworthy News!

The fifth-grade choir has 56 students already rehearsing for their concerts in December.
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Raising Highlanders: Tech Tips for Parents

What Android's Family Link App and New Digital Well-Being Features Mean for You

When you can see and control how much time you spend on your devices, it helps the whole family make mindful choices.
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MORE FROM TECH TIPS

Baldwin-Whitehall Education Foundation

'80s Halloween Party Benefits BWEF

Join the Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Foundation for an '80s Halloween Party this Saturday!
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MORE FROM BWEF

Baldwin High School

Homecoming 2018 Continues a Tradition

Homecoming is a week that celebrates school spirit and everything that makes a Highlander.
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MORE FROM BHS

Harrison Middle School

The Students are Blooming at HMS

Raccoon Creek State Park Wildflower Reserve came alive in Mr. Reffert’s classroom with a visit from Environmental Educator, Shane Miller.
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MORE FROM HMS

McAnnulty Elementary School

STEAM Skills Shine on Johnny Appleseed's Birthday

On September 26th, McAnnulty first-grade students participated in celebrating Johnny Appleseed’s birthday by utilizing their STEAM skills in apple-themed stations.
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MORE FROM MES

Paynter Elementary School

Rachel’s Challenge Spreads Kindness through the Halls of Paynter

Paynter students participated in classroom activities based around the five challenges outlined by the program.
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Whitehall Elementary School

Kids on The Right Track!

The Physical Education Department continues to challenge students through each of their units to create healthy habits for a lifetime!
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MORE FROM WES

From Our Community Libraries

Community Libraries and BWSD Host Multicultural Potluck Dinner

The Whitehall Library is partnering with the Baldwin Borough Library and Baldwin-Whitehall School District for a unique evening of connecting over cuisine.
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Did You Know You Can Get Items from the Library without Leaving Home?

A number of resources are available to anyone who holds a public library card.
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COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • Oct 22–26 Red Ribbon Week
  • Oct 22–26 MES Book Fair
  • Oct 24 Our Children, Our Community, Our Future Community Program, BHS Auditorium, 6:30–8:00
  • Oct 26 HMS Halloween Dance
  • Oct 31 PES, MES, and WES Halloween Parade and Parties
  • Oct 31 End of First Nine Weeks
  • Nov 1 Act 80 Day (2-hour delay)
  • Nov 6 No School, Students
  • Nov 7 School Board Meeting
  • Nov 8–10 BHS Fall Play
  • Nov 9 PES Family BINGO
  • Nov 10 PES PTA Craft Show & Sale
  • Nov 12–16 Be The Kind Kid Week
  • Nov 13 Report Cards Issued
  • Nov 15 EARLY DISMISSAL, K-8 Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Nov 15 Transitions Employment Fair

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

September 2018

Baldwin-Whitehall School District Highlander Highlights September 2018
District News

District Transitioning to Web-based Emergency Response Plan

A web-based Emergency Response Plan would allow staff to access information and communicate from their phones or computers in the event of an emergency.
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MORE FROM BWSD

Parent-to-Parent
With Dr. Lutz

My Favorite Team Sport

Fall is a busy time in Pittsburgh sports. For a brief period, all three professional sports teams are playing as the Pirates season winds down, the Steelers season warms up, and the Penguins take to the ice in preseason games.
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Alumni Spotlight

Craig Gottschalk Shines with Light at The Children’s Theatre Company

Gottschalk is the Lighting and Video Director at the award-winning Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In this role, he supervises the lighting for all productions at the theatre—a role that combines technical skill with creativity.
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Athletic Spotlight

Whitehall Fourth Grader to Compete at Augusta National Golf Course

Michael Quallich has excelled at local and regional tournaments and is now headed to the national Putt, Chip, and Drive tournament.
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Arts / Music

Students Have a Smashing Time Revealing the Fall Play and Spring Musical

BHS students learned the fall play and spring musical through a creative reveal. Students had to smash open a piñata containing 1,600 slips of paper with various fake show names and random words.
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MORE IN ARTS

Raising Highlanders: Tech Tips for Parents

How to Raise a Good Human in a Digital World

Our friends at Common Sense Media provide some helpful tips for teaching character to kids of all ages using media and tech.
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Baldwin-Whitehall Education Foundation

BWEF Golf Outing Raises $8,000 for Education

The Baldwin-Whitehall Education Foundation hosted the third-annual BWEF Golf Outing at Westwood Golf Club on August 11th.
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MORE FROM BWEF

Baldwin High School

9/11 Survivor Shares with Students

Mrs. Katy Phillips, a high school mathematics teacher at Brentwood and a survivor of ground zero on 9/11, shared her personal experience with Mrs. Grattan's Leadership through Historical Example course at Baldwin High School.
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Harrison Middle School

Mr. Shaner Goes to Poland with Classrooms Without Borders

Between July 2–July 9, 2018, Harrison Middle School teacher Daniel T. Shaner was able to attend a trip to study Holocaust sites in Poland with a group of other educators and students.
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MORE FROM HMS

McAnnulty Elementary School

Students Learn Math Skills through Activities

Mrs. O’Hare’s Superheroes are busy learning about math manipulatives. Students are given the chance to explore geoboards, color tiles, pattern blocks number puzzles, and sorting bears.
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Paynter Elementary School

PES Welcomes Two New ESL Teachers

Mrs. Jamey Pryber (K–2) and Mrs. Kathleen Rock (3–5) are part of the pilot co-teaching model. This model collaborates and works with classroom teachers to meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs), allowing ELL students in grades 1–5 to stay in the classroom for support.
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MORE FROM PES

Whitehall Elementary School

​Book Bonanza Starts the Year with Enthusiasm for Reading

Mrs. Delon and Mrs. Hoffman’s ELA classes are hitting the books, literally, with a 30 Book Challenge!
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MORE FROM WES

From Our Community Libraries

​The Library is Growing!

Members of the community can support the building program through the Buy-A-Brick program.
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​The Best Thing You Can Do to Encourage Your Child to Read

Did you know that having books in the home is twice as important as a parent’s education level, and that creating a steady stream of new, age-appropriate books has been shown to nearly triple interest in reading within months?
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COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • October 3 School Board of Directors Meeting
  • October 4 Homecoming Carnival (hosted at Paynter Elementary)
  • October 5 Homecoming Game
  • October 6 BHS Homecoming Dance
  • October 8 First Quarter Interims Posted
  • October 8 No School/Professional Development Day
  • October 10 PSAT Testing at BHS
  • October 12 PES Donuts with Dads
  • October 19 Senior Recognition Night Football Game
  • October 20 BWEF 80s Halloween Party at the Steel Cactus
  • October 22–26 Red Ribbon Week
  • October 24 Our Children, Our Community, Our Future Program at BHS Auditorium
  • October 25 MES Fall Festival
  • October 26 HMS Halloween Dance
  • October 31 MES, PES, WES Halloween Parades and Parties

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

2017-2018

September 2017

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

District Summer Camps Provide Fun and Discovery

This year’s District summer camps were a resounding success, with over 300 participants attending 23 camp sessions.
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Alumni Spotlight

Jim Parinella Achieves Ultimate Goals

Jim Parinella is an accomplished Ultimate player who was inducted into the Ultimate Hall of Fame in 2014.
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Athletic Spotlight

Emma Brandwene Preps to Kick for the Football Team

An offhand comment has led to the addition of a female player to the BHS football team.
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Arts / Music

Harrison Holds Auditions for This Year's Musical: Aladdin Jr.

Musical Theater is an extracurricular activity that is open to all students in grades 6–8.
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Baldwin High School

Chrome Concepts

The District’s 1:1 initiative opens up new avenues of learning for students.
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Harrison Middle School

BWSD Eclipse Viewing Party

On August 21, 2017 all eyes were to the sky as Baldwin-Whitehall hosted a great American solar eclipse viewing party at Whitehall Elementary.
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McAnnulty Elementary School

MES Students Show Highlander Pride

Students love to show their Highlander pride as they work as a TEAM to learn about their new McAnnulty Minion friends!
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Paynter Elementary School

Paynter Elementary Welcomes the Class of 2030!

The school year kicked off with many activities for the new students.
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Whitehall Elementary School

Students Remember 9/11 by Learning about a Heroic Boat

The John J. Harvey fireboat came out of retirement to battle the flames from 9/11.
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MORE FROM WES

All School District Calendar

All School Lunch Menus

Athletic Schedule

COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • October 5 Homecoming Bonfire and Carnvial
  • October 6 BHS Homecoming and Band Alumni Night
  • October 7 BHS SAT Testing
  • October 7 BHS Homecoming Dance
  • October 9 No School
  • October 10 Two-hour Delay
  • October 11 School Board Meeting
  • October 11 BHS PSAT Testing
  • October 18 School Board Meeting
  • October 19 MES Fall Festival
  • October 20 HMS Halloween Dance
  • October 23-31 Red Ribbon Week
  • October 24 PES Flu Clinic
  • October 26 WES Fall Festival
  • October 27 Senior Recognition Night
  • October 31 PES, MES, WES Halloween Parades and Parties

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

October 2017

Baldwin-Whitehall School District Highlander Highlights October 2017
District News

Baldwin-Whitehall School District Accepted into National Network of Innovative School Districts

The Baldwin-Whitehall School District has been accepted into the League of Innovative Schools, a prestigious distinction shared by 93 districts in 33 states.
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Alumni Spotlight

Jennifer Honick Blends Her Passions into a Successful Career

Baldwin Alumna Jennifer Honick was able to blend her love of people and writing into a successful career in Human Resources.
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Athletic Spotlight

New Highlander Announced as Junior Tommy Meyers

After traveling to Scotland, purchasing a kilt, and meeting an actual Highlander, junior Tommy Meyers was inspired to become the Baldwin Fighting Highlander’s mascot.
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Arts / Music

Honeymoon in Vegas Announced as 2018 Spring Musical

At a “reveal” meeting Thursday after school, Director Jason Coll announced that the spring musical will be “Honeymoon in Vegas.”
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Baldwin High School

"Fuerte con Naples Park"

The BHS Spanish Club and Key Club will began their district-wide fundraiser, #FuerteConNaplesPark, on October 16th.
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Harrison Middle School

The Plant Kingdom Is Growing at HMS

Environmental Educational Specialist Mr. Shane Miller brought Raccoon Creek State Park to the sixth-grade science classes.
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McAnnulty Elementary School

Fall Fun with Apple-themed STEAM Stations

First-grade students participated in apple-themed STEAM stations to celebrate Johnny Appleseed
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Paynter Elementary School

Students Say Thank You on Patriots Day

Students read about the importance of this day in our country’s history and discussed the heroism displayed that day and every day by first responders.
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Whitehall Elementary School

Third-Graders Make a Difference through Student-led Buddy Bench Club

Four third-grade students in the District are making a difference at recess.
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MORE FROM WES

All School District Calendar

All School Lunch Menus

Athletic Schedule

COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • November 2 Beginning of Second Nine Weeks
  • November 5 Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • November 5 HMS Autumn Bowl
  • November 6 BHS Senior Rec Dance
  • November 7 Election Day, No School, Professional Development
  • November 8 School Board of Directors Meeting
  • November 9 BHS 7th Annual Transition Job Fair
  • November 10 Veterans Day
  • November 11 PES PTA Craft & Vendor Show
  • November 13–17 Anti-Bullying Week
  • November 15 School Board of Directors Meeting
  • November 16–17 BHS Fall Play
  • November 22 HMS Turkey Trot
  • November 22 Early Dismissal: All Students
  • November 23–27 Thanksgiving Break: No School

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

November 2017

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

Veterans’ Day Recognition at Harrison Middle School

Harrison Middle School hosted a Veterans' Day celebration on Friday, November 10th. Each grade participated in honoring our veterans through different planned activities.
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MORE FROM BWSD

Alumni Spotlight

Heather Tomko Is a Tireless Health Advocate

Heather Tomko serves as a Research Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health in the Health Policy and Management department.
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Athletic Spotlight

Physical Education Can’t be Beat: Fitness Drumming at HMS

Fitness Drumming is a full-body workout that includes dance, cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness.
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Arts / Music

High School Choir off to a Singing Start

It has been a full fall already in the choir rooms of the District!
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Raising Highlanders: Tech Tips for Parents

Explaining the News to Our Kids

As adults, watching the morning or nightly news can leave us all feeling speechless and uncertain about our world. Imagine how images of disturbing news events can impact our children. In this article, adults will learn how to talk and listen to kids about the news with age appropriate strategies.
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Baldwin High School

BHS Episode of Hometown High Q Coming Soon to KDKA

BHS Students recently competed in the KDKA Hometown High Q competition. Baldwin competed against Fox Chapel High School and Deer Lakes High School. Baldwin was represented by students Tommy Ahlin, Chad Kelley, Tony Mendez, and Brendan Shaneman. The segment will air on KDKA on Saturday, December 23rd at 11:00am.
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Harrison Middle School

Mrs. Reynolds Receives Chevron Leaders in the Classroom Award, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Steelers

Debbie Reynolds was recently honored for her work by Chevron, a program sponsored by the Steelers and the Grable Foundation.
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McAnnulty Elementary School

McAnnulty Masterminds After-school Program Sponsored by WQED & PBS

Through the generosity of WQED and the PBS Ready to Learn Grant, the McAnnulty Masterminds program was developed as an opportunity for students and their families to participate in a variety of STEAM activities and projects.
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Paynter Elementary School

Students Imaginations Thrive in Sensory Room

The students in room 118 have been using sensory tools to gain all types of sensory input.
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Whitehall Elementary School

Students Have Fun with Soccer

All Whitehall Physical Education classes have begun their soccer skills unit and are progressing through soccer games, including numbers soccer, sideline soccer, and kickball soccer.
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MORE FROM WES

COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • December 1 Baldwinaires Perform at Light Up Night
  • December 2 Gifts of Dance at BHS
  • December 2 BHS Barnes & Noble Fundraiser at South Hills Village Barnes & Noble (10–4)
  • December 4–15 Keystone Testing Winter Wave I
  • December 4–9 HMS Hour of Code Week
  • December 5 HMS 6th 7 7th Grade Band Concert
  • December 6 School Board of Directors Meeting
  • December 7 HMS 8th Grade Band and BHS Band Concert
  • December 8 BWSD Strings Concert
  • December 9 BHS Wind Ensemble Performance at PPG Wintergarten
  • December 11 HMS 8th Grade Chorus Concert
  • December 11 BWSD Holiday Cookie Extravaganza for Senior Citizens
  • December 12 HMS 6th & 7th Grade Chorus Concert
  • December 13 School Board of Directors Meeting
  • December 14 BHS Winter Choir Concert
  • December 15 PES Holiday Concert
  • December 19 WES Holiday Concert
  • December 22 PES, WES, and MES Student Holiday Parties
  • December 25–January 1 No School, Winter Break
  • January 2 School Resumes

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

December 2017

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

Holiday Cookie Extravaganza a Sweet Time for the Community

This was a wonderful chance for members of the community who don’t always cross paths to come together and celebrate a season of giving.
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Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Karen Hjerpe Advances in Athletics

Baldwin High School boasts a strong athletic program, one that instills character in students and prepares many for their future careers.
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Athletic Spotlight

Larkin signs to Mercyhurst University

Another Baldwin student athlete has signed a letter of intent to continue her athletic career in college.
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Arts / Music

Aladdin Jr. Coming Soon to the Stage of Harrison Middle School

Mark your calendars now for a magic carpet ride through Agrabah March 4th, 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2018!
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MORE IN ARTS

Raising Highlanders: Tech Tips for Parents

FOMO?!

For those of us who know a young person who has his or her own smart phone—or perhaps even an adult—you know that fear of missing out (FOMO) is a real phenomenon. Read more to learn about this social-media specific anxiety and how to help your child (or another loved one) manage the habit of checking his or her social-media accounts constantly.
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Baldwin High School

Activities Council Says Thank You to Bus Drivers

Lacee Resto of BHS Activities Council proposed Bus Driver Appreciation Day to thank the drivers who serve the District’s students day-in and day-out.
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Harrison Middle School

Sled Dog Adventure

Students are currently reading The Call of the Wild, a story that partly focuses on dog sledding, Alaska, and the history of this time period and region.
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McAnnulty Elementary School

MES Class Wins Burlington Adopt-A-Classroom

Miss Anderson’s first-grade Allstars are the proud winners of the Burlington Adopt-A-Classroom program sponsored by the Burlington company.
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Paynter Elementary School

Life Skills Students Make Custom Wrapping Paper

Students made and sold wrapping paper to support the Special Olympics.
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MORE FROM PES

Whitehall Elementary School

Students Gain Skills during Computer Science Week 2017!

Computer science enhances computational thinking skills which include critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving.
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MORE FROM WES

COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • January 1 No School, New Year’s Day
  • January 2 School Resumes
  • January 4-6 Mikayla Davic’s Make-A-Wish Musical: Misfits
  • January 9-10 Keystone Testing: Biology
  • January 10 School Board of Directors Meeting
  • January 12 Teachers Got Talent Show
  • January 15 No School: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • January 17 School Board of Directors Meeting
  • January 19 End of Second Nine Weeks
  • January 22 No School, Professional Development
  • January 23 Beginning of Third Nine Weeks
  • January 25 WES Science Fair
  • January 29-30 Special Olympics Club Winter Games at Seven Springs
  • January 30 BHS/HMS Jazz Concert at BHS

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

January 2018

Highlander Highlights - Baldwin-Whitehall School District
Baldwin-Whitehall School District Highlander Highlights January 2018
District News

BWEF Receives $10,000 Donation from Day Automotive Group

The gift marks the single largest donation the foundation has received to date.
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Alumni Spotlight

Jack Knee Brings Classmates Together

The BHS class of '51 gathers every year to connect.
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Athletic Spotlight

Cheer Team Rules The Mat at States

The girls varsity competitive cheerleading team turned in a dominant performance at the state championships in Hershey.
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Arts / Music

Misfits Raises over $13,000 for Make-A-Wish*

January 4–6th junior Mikayla Davic held her fourth-annual self-produced musical, Misfits.
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Raising Highlanders: Tech Tips for Parents

Navigating the Wild West of the Internet

Clickbait, hyperpartisan opinion, and completely false information are running wild across the internet.
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Baldwin High School

BHS Mock Trial Team to Compete

Under the advisement of teacher Mr. Adam Foote, the Mock Trial Team provides students with a great experience to learn about the law, compete against other schools, and collaborate to work together to build a case.
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Harrison Middle School

Holocaust Survivor Speaks to 8th Graders

Ms. Bastacky, a survivor of the Holocaust from Poland, shared her life story and the lessons that she has learned as a result of her experiences.
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McAnnulty Elementary School

Community Comes Together to Fight Hunger

Food 4 Kids is an idea that was formed last spring to combat childhood hunger.
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Paynter Elementary School

Students Carol at Personal Care Home

Second-grade students from Paynter Elementary visited Oakleaf Personal Care home just in time for the holidays to spread some cheer and laughter.
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Whitehall Elementary School

Kindness Counts: Lessons from Mr. Bielewicz

Mr. Bielewicz, Assistant Principal, met with each class to conduct a character lesson focusing on kindness.
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COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • January 25 WES Science Fair 6:30–8:30pm
  • January 29–30 BHS Special Olympics Winter Games, Seven Springs
  • January 30 BHS/HMS Jazz Concert, BHS 7–8:30pm
  • February 3 BHS Snowball Dance, 7–10pm
  • February 7 BHS College Admissions Night, 6:30–8:30pm
  • February 7 BWSD School Board of Directors Meeting, 7:30–8:30pm
  • February 9 HMS Red, White, & Pink Dance 7–9pm
  • February 14 WES, MES, & PES Valentine's Day Parties 2:30–3:30pm
  • February 14 BWSD School Board of Directors Meeting, 7:30–8:30pm
  • February 16–18 BHS Band Spring Trip to New York City
  • February 19 No school: professional development
  • February 20 Two-Hour Delay (Act 80 Day)

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

February 2018

Highlander Highlights - Baldwin-Whitehall School District
Baldwin-Whitehall School District Highlander Highlights February 2018
District News

High-school Students Teach Entrepreneurship to Elementary Students

JA Day is a partnership with Baldwin-Whitehall School District elementary schools, Junior Achievement of Western PA, and Baldwin High School students interested in exploring careers in education while gaining hands-on experience teaching in a classroom.
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Alumni Spotlight

For Lee Terbosic Success is No Illusion

Lee Terbosic is a magician who performs for corporate events, college campuses, and headlining a one man show called 52 Up Close at Hotel Monaco in downtown Pittsburgh.
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Athletic Spotlight

Taylor Dadig Named KDKA Extra Effort Award Winner

KDKA's Bob Pompeani presented the award at an assembly on January 30th.
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Arts / Music

District Students Win Top Honors in Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition

Two Harrison Middle School students were selected as first- and second-place winners from over 200 entries from 17 area schools.
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Raising Highlanders: Tech Tips for Parents

Earbuds Made My Teens Tune Me Out, So I Changed How We Listen to Music

Turn the tables on your teens and get them to unplug and open up about their favorite musical artists.
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Baldwin-Whitehall Education Foundation

Spring Cleaning at Definitely You Benefits BWEF

New from the Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Foundation, Definitely You in Brentwood Town Center will host a sale on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018. A portion of all sales will benefit the BWEF.
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Baldwin High School

4-C Your Future Event Connects Students with Resources

4-C Your Future will take place on Thursday, February 22nd, from 6:00–9:00 p.m. at Baldwin High School.
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Harrison Middle School

Debbie Reynolds Chosen as Honeywell Space Educator

Reynolds is one of 200 educators selected from around the world for this innovative program.
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McAnnulty Elementary School

One Book, Every Young Child Early Literacy Program Comes to McAnnulty Elementary

McAnnulty Elementary School and the Whitehall Elementary School Library will be hosting the early literacy program One Book, Every Young Child at McAnnulty on April 11th.
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Paynter Elementary School

Fifth-Grade Students Create Education Tools for Special Education Classrooms

Fifth-grade students at Paynter used their MakerSpace and Creation Station to serve the community.
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Whitehall Elementary School

Students Participate in Fitness Activities for Healthy Heart Month

All Whitehall PE classes started their fitness-center unit on February 1st to commence Healthy Heart Month.
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MORE FROM WES

COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • February 22 BHS 4-C Your Future, 6:30–8:30pm
  • February 23 BWEF’s Friday Night Out, Crafthouse Stage & Grill, 4–7:00pm
  • February 24 BHS Special Olympics Polar Plunge, Stage AE, Heinz Field
  • March 1 Music in Our Schools Month, Outside the Box Concert at BHS
  • March 2 WES WES 5th-Grade Basketball Game, BHS, 6:30 pm
  • March 3 Kids Kount Extravaganza, BHS, 10:00am–12:00pm
  • March 4 HMS Musical: Aladdin, Jr., HMS Auditorium, 2–4:00pm
  • March 5–9 Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign
  • March 6 Music in Our Schools Concert, BHS Auditorium, 7:00pm
  • March 7 BWSD School Board of Directors Meeting, Administration Building, 7:30–8:30pm March 8 Saltworks Theater Presentation, BHS
  • March 8–10 HMS Musical: Aladdin, Jr., HMS Auditorium, 7:30–9:30pm
  • March 11 Daylight Savings Time Begins
  • March 14 BWSD School Board of Directors Meeting, Administration Building, 7:30–8:30pm
  • March 20 K–8 Family STEAM Night, 6:30–8:30pm
  • March 23 PES PTA Family Bingo, Paynter Elementary School Cafeteria, 6:00–9:00pm
  • March 27–28 BHS Blood Drive
  • March 27 Early Dismissal, All Students
  • March 27 MES/WES Family Bingo, Harrison Middle School, 6:30–8:30pm
  • March 28–April 2 No School - Spring Break

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

March 2018

Baldwin-Whitehall School District Highlander Highlights March 2018
District News

Baldwin-Whitehall School District Employees Host Community Caring Day

If you know someone in the community who would like to benefit from this unique opportunity, please share with them about this wonderful event.
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MORE FROM BWSD

Alumni Spotlight

Constance Mulbah Helps Refugees Transition and Thrive

Mulbah works as a Case Manager at Acculturation for Justice, Access, and Peace Outreach (AJAPO).
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Athletic Spotlight

Baldwin Takes Second Place in State Gymnastics Finals

The athletes boasted strong team and individual performances.
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Arts / Music

World High-school Premiere of Honeymoon in Vegas at Baldwin High School

Buy your tickets now for the April 11–14th run of the Spring musical.
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Raising Highlanders: Tech Tips for Parents

STEM: Apps, TV, and More for Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math

Do you know a budding scientist, programmer, mathematician, or engineer? These apps, TV shows, websites, games, and books are perfect for a kid who loves to tinker, experiment, and build.
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Baldwin-Whitehall Education Foundation

Friday Night Out Raises Funds for Education

The event raised funds to support tech innovation in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District.
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Baldwin High School

Competition Heats up for Culinary Arts Students in Cupcake Wars

Students in Beth Fochtman and Michelle Malone’s Advanced Culinary course recently learned that victory is sweet, as they participated in a bake-off modeled after the Food Network show Cupcake Wars.
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Harrison Middle School

Students See a Piece of Space through NASA Rocks

As a tie-in to the Rocks and Minerals unit, Mrs. Reynolds borrowed lunar and meteorite samples from the department of Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) from NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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McAnnulty Elementary School

McAnnulty Masterminds Scratch Jr Program

Through the Masterminds program, children and their family members enjoy valuable time eating, making, exploring, and sharing together.
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Paynter Elementary School

Technology in Action around Paynter

First graders at Paynter Elementary School are showing innovation through various modes of technology!
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Whitehall Elementary School

Whitehall Celebrates Read Across America Week!

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd, Whitehall Elementary School incorporated reading and fun activities into the whole week!
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COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • March 29 Early Dismissal, All Schools
  • March 30–April 2 No School, Spring Break
  • April 3 Beginning of Fourth Nine Weeks
  • April 4 School Board of Directors Meeting
  • April 5 HMS Glow Out Dance
  • April 5 BWSD Choirs sing the national anthem at Pirates game
  • April 8 Matinee Performance of BHS Musical, Honeymoon in Vegas
  • April 9–13 PSSA Testing Grades 3–9, English/Language Arts
  • April 9 Report Cards Issued
  • April 11–14 BHS Musical, Honeymoon in Vegas
  • April 11 School Board of Directors Meeting
  • April 16–20 PSSA Testing Grades 3–9, Mathematics
  • April 20 BHS Junior Prom
  • April 20 PES Science Fair
  • April 21 BHS Battle of the Bands
  • April 23-27 PSSA Testing Grades 4 and 8, Science
  • April 25 Kennywood Ticket Sales, BWSD School Picnic

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

April 2018

Highlander Highlights - Baldwin-Whitehall School District
Baldwin-Whitehall School District Highlander Highlights April 2018
District News

District Hosts Community Town Hall Meeting on Opioid Epidemic

BHS alumnus Jason Pinkston (class of '06), former offensive guard with the Cleveland Browns, will be emceeing the event, which features Dr. Thomas Brophy as the Keynote Speaker, along with comments from community first-responders, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Alumni Brianna Stanick.
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PARENT TO PARENT
WITH DR. LUTZ

Lutz v Lebron

Have you ever seen something that shocked you out of your day-to-day complacency and made you question how the world works?
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Alumni Spotlight

Lauren Sherman and The Making of a Fashionable Career

Baldwin High School alumna Lauren Sherman is on the front-lines of fashion and publishing, serving as the Chief New York Correspondent of Business of Fashion.
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Athletic Spotlight

Veteran Coaches Return to Baldwin Tennis

Boys tennis coach Thomas Kirk and junior varsity coach Dave Shenefelt are back at BHS.
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Arts / Music

Baldwin Stages World High-school Premiere of Honeymoon in Vegas

The largest production yet, it featured a cast of 70 students. The hard work, passion, and talent of all was evident to audiences.
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Raising Highlanders: Tech Tips for Parents

I'm Bored!

The creative crew at Kidsburgh share an idea for a low to no cost project every Monday sure to keep your little ones busy.
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Baldwin-Whitehall Education Foundation

Now Accepting Applications for Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Foundation Scholarships

Applications are currently being accepted for a number of scholarships. The deadline to apply is April 30th.
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Baldwin High School

Preschool STEM Family Night Encourages Young Minds to Explore Science

Preschool STEM Family Night allowed children and their parents to explore science activities together.
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Harrison Middle School

Students Compete at Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Engineering and Science Fair

Six Harrison Middle School students competed in the 79th Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science Fair that was held at Heinz Field and Carnegie Science Center.
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McAnnulty Elementary School

Award-winning Author Zachariah OHora Visits MES

The McAnnulty students and staff were excited to visit and share with the Pennsylvania Author of the Year, Mr. Zachariah OHora!
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Paynter Elementary School

Students Participate in PBS Kids Writers Contest through SHIM After-school Program

The PBS Kids Writers Contest encourages children in grades K–5 to submit their own original illustrated story.
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Whitehall Elementary School

Students JUMP Into Action!

Throughout the month of February, students at Whitehall Elementary jumped all over heart disease and stroke by participating in Jump Rope For Heart.
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COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • April 20 BHS Junior Prom
  • April 20 PES PTA Science Fair
  • April 23 School Board Special Meeting
  • April 25 Kennywood Ticket Sales
  • April 27 MES Community Heroes Day
  • April 5 BWSD Choirs sing the national anthem at Pirates game
  • May 1 MES Kindergarten Screening
  • May 2 School Board of Directors Meeting
  • May 2–3 BHS Blood Drive
  • May 3 PES Kindergarten Screening
  • May 4 Early Dismissal: All Students
  • May 4 BWSD Community Day of Caring
  • May 7 MES/WES PTO Meeting
  • May 9 School Board Special Meeting
  • May 12 BHS Special Olympics Summer Games
  • May 14 HMS Eighth Grade Dance

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

May/June 2018

Highlander Highlights - Baldwin-Whitehall School District
Baldwin-Whitehall School District Highlander Highlights May/June 2018
District News

Elementary School Hosts Painting with Pizzazz Event for Senior Citizens: RSVP Today!

Seniors from the community are invited to join students on June 5th for a vibrant and fun afternoon of painting hosted by Paynter Elementary School art teachers.
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Parent to Parent
With Dr. Lutz

Day of Caring Serves Senior Citizens’ Requests for Household Repairs and Chores

This spring I instituted a new program, the Day of Caring, in which I and all of my teachers and professional staff took a day to care for senior citizens who live in the three communities that the District serves.
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Alumni Spotlight

Jack Knee Honored for Decades of Hospice Service

BHS alumna Jack Knee (class of 1951) was recently honored for 25 years of service as a volunteer for Community Hospice Of Northeast Florida.
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Athletic Spotlight

HMS Student Makes It to the State Wrestling Tournament

Andrew Sharp will represented Baldwin-Whitehall School District at State.
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Arts / Music

Students Create Three-dimensional Paintings

Fourth grade students at Paynter Elementary School are working on three-dimensional paintings inspired by the change of seasons as well as the work of artist Georgia O'Keeffe, who is known for her highly detailed and close-up paintings of objects from nature such as flowers and seashells.
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Raising Highlanders: Tech Tips for Parents

Highlander Summer Camps are Back!

Highlander Camps offer students opportunities to explore various aspects of STEAM in a fun and engaging environment while also providing them with opportunities to learn about leading a healthy life. Camps are open to both resident and nonresident students! Registration closes May 31st.
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Baldwin-Whitehall Education Foundation

BWEF Brings Teachers Smiles for Teacher Appreciation Week

For Teacher Appreciation Week, the BWEF put Eat'n Park cookies in all faculty mailboxes as a celebratory surprise.
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Baldwin High School

Refugee Youth Employment Program Helps Students Succeed

Program participants visited six colleges, two technical schools, worked on job-readiness skills and résumés, connected students to volunteer opportunities, and more.
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Harrison Middle School

Mrs. Reynolds heads to Colorado Springs for 34th Space Symposium

Mrs. Reynolds, Science and STEM teacher, traveled to Colorado Springs in April for the ceremony to be officially recognized and introduced as a new Teacher Liaison Flight 15–18 for the Space Foundation.
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McAnnulty Elementary School

Successful First Year of the McAnnulty Mastermind Afterschool Program

Each session has been filled with small group discovery opportunities and innovative learning adventures!
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Paynter Elementary School

Baldwin High School Special Olympics Club Presents Gift to Adapted PE Class

An adapted tricycle affords students the opportunity to experience the freedom of riding a bike, while providing support for their varying physical needs.
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Whitehall Elementary School

Students Compete in the World Series of Math at PNC Park

All students in fifth grade at Whitehall participated in the Action Math Baseball Program, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Pirates Charities.
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From Our Community Libraries

Registration Opens June 1st for the Summer Reading Program at Whitehall Public Library

Readers of all ages will explore all things musical this summer as Whitehall Public Library presents “Libraries Rock” during their summer library program.
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Summer Events for Kids and Teens Abound at Baldwin Borough Public Library

Parents should remember that the Baldwin Borough Public Library is here for free activities all summer long—activities that are educational, fun, and get kids out of the house!
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COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • May 28 Memorial Day: No School
  • May 29 BHS Spring Choir Concert
  • May 30 BHS Senior Recognition & Awards Night
  • June 1 BHS Senior Prom
  • June 1 WES Wild & Wacky Day
  • June 1 6th-Grade Multicultural Fair
  • June 4 BHS Commencement Ceremony, Last Day for Seniors
  • June 4 PES & WES 5th-Grade Pool Party
  • June 5 MES Camp McAnnulty, Grade 1
  • June 5 PES Hosts Painting with Pizzazz
  • June 6 MES Kindergarten Recognition
  • June 7 Early Dismissal: Last Day of School
  • June 16 BWSD Kennywood School Picnic
  • June 18 Final Report Cards Mailed

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

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February/March 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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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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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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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

April 2017

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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