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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2020-2021

March 2021

Highlander Highlights - Baldwin-Whitehall School District
Highlander Highlights March 2021
District News

Dr. Lutz Sworn in for Third Term as Superintendent

On March 3, 2021, Dr. Randal Lutz was sworn in for another 5-year term as Superintendent of the Baldwin-Whitehall School District.
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Parent-to-Parent
with Dr. Lutz

How to Create Your Own Luck

When you start seeing good luck signs like four-leaf clovers and leprechauns, you know it must be St. Patrick’s Day. But did you ever wonder where the term “the luck of the Irish” came from?
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Alumni Spotlight

Jeff Peretin: Building Productivity and Community through Relationships

Peretin thrives on understanding how processes work and helping them work better. He serves as President and CEO of Connors Group, a management consulting firm that enables clients to improve productivity and efficiency.
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Athletic Spotlight

Stokes Sets School Swim Record at WPIAL Championship

Senior BHS swimmer Dylan Stokes made school history when he competed in the WPIAL swim championship and broke a Baldwin record. Read more in The Purbalite’s coverage by Grace Hampton.
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MORE IN ATHLETICS

Arts / Music

Mark Your Calendars for Legally Blonde, Jr.

An outstanding cast is rehearsing the production and it promises to be an incredible show. Legally Blonde, sponsored by Baldwin-Whitehall Friends of the Theater Arts, will run May 13–16.
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MORE IN ARTS

Raising Highlanders: Tech Tips for Parents

When You Wonder, You're Learning

With insights and practical advice from thinkers, scientists, and teachers—many of whom worked with Mister Rogers himself—the book When You Wonder, You're Learning explores how kids and their parents can excel at what Rogers taught best: being human.
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Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Foundation

Spring Cleaning at Definitely You

Visit Definitely You in Brentwood Towne Square for a store-wide weekend sales event!

20% of all sales benefit the Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Foundation
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MORE FROM BWEF

Baldwin High School

Freezin for A Reason: Students Raise Over $7,000 for Special Olympics

Cold temperatures didn't phase BHS students with warm hearts who wanted to raise funds for the Special Olympics. The event was a creative recasting of the annual polar plunge.
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MORE FROM BHS

J.E. Harrison Education Center

From There to Here, from Here to There, Reading Fun Is Everywhere!

J.E. Harrison Education Center celebrated Read Across America Week March 1–5. This annual event focuses on literacy and the fun it brings to our lives.
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MORE FROM HEC

McAnnulty Elementary School

Students Explore the Seasons

Mr. Priano's kindergarten class explored the four seasons through literature during Read Across America week.
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MORE FROM MES

Whitehall Elementary School

Kindness Week Showcases Student Generosity

Whitehall celebrated Kindness Week with fun activities and theme days, including dressing like superheroes and rock stars, but WES students were the real stars of the week.
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MORE FROM WES

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Sharing Gratitude

Being Grateful

Dr. Lutz took time on Friday, March 12, 2021 to consider the significance of the day one year ago—Friday, March 13, 2020—when things changed with our collective global response to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. In the midst of recognizing the profound challenges and losses, we are also aware of the many individuals we are grateful for. Read More
From Our Community Libraries

​The Baldwin Borough Public Library Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary with Virtual Cocktail Party

The Baldwin Borough Public Library is celebrating two full years in our current location, and adults 21 and over are invited to celebrate virtually with us!
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COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • Mar 26 Stall Day (MiniThon Fundraiser)
  • Mar 26 NHS Induction Ceremony
  • Mar 26–27 Vigil to Honor the Victims of Identity-Based Violence in conjunction with TogetherWeRemember.org and the LIGHT Education Initiative.
  • Mar 31 Early Dismissal: Spring Break
  • Apr 1–5 No School: Spring Break
  • Apr 6 Beginning of Fourth Nine Weeks
  • Apr 7 BWSD School Board of Directors Meeting
  • Apr 12 Report Cards Issued
  • •All dates subject to change based on current conditions. Check for updates for events at https://www.bwschools.net/our-district/calendars

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February 2021

Highlander Highlights - Baldwin-Whitehall School District
Highlander Highlights February 2021
District News

Dr. Janeen Peretin Recognized as Technology Administrator of the Year

This year Dr. Janeen Peretin, Director of Communication, Innovation, and Advancement for the District, has been selected as the Technology Administrator of the Year by The Pennsylvania Education Technology Expo and Conference.
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MORE FROM BWSD

Parent-to-Parent
with Dr. Lutz

An Important Reminder About the “Domino Effect” of Responsibility

Lately, We’ve been asked the same question by families and administrators from other school districts:

“How is Baldwin doing it?”

What they mean is: how has Baldwin–Whitehall safely transitioned back to a four-day in-person learning schedule in the middle of a pandemic without experiencing a spike in COVID-19 infections?

The answer is simple: vigilance.

However, the actual truth is more complicated.
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Alumni Spotlight

Jeff Eiben Helps Others Implement Technology Success

Pittsburgh has emerged as a key technology hub. One of the individuals in the midst of the thriving technology sector is 1988 Baldwin High School alumnus Jeff Eiben. Eiben is the owner of River Point Technology, an IT consulting firm serving businesses in the region and beyond.
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Athletic Spotlight

Nowicki Helps Ice Hockey Team Remain Undefeated

BHS Hockey Team Goalie Eddie Nowicki stopped all 46 shots of the game to enable the team to beat Montour and maintain its undefeated season. Check out The Purbalite’s coverage by Ethan Spozarski.
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Arts / Music

Baldwin Idol Concert Supports Charity

The vocal charity event, Baldwin Idol was held on Friday, February 12th. This year’s all-virtual concert featured 12 groups who sang for the vote of audience members.
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MORE IN ARTS

Raising Highlanders: Tech Tips for Parents

A Family's Guide to TikTok

Is TikTok safe? How does it work? And can I do a duet with my kid? Common Sense Meida outlines everything you need to know about this popular app.
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Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Foundation

Spring Cleaning at Definitely You

Visit Definitely You in Brentwood Towne Square for a store-wide weekend sales event!

20% of all sales benefit the Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Foundation
Read More

MORE FROM BWEF

Baldwin High School

A Game Winning Drive

Over the past year, BHS students at Steel Center helped to transform community resident Bob Collet’s conversion van with a black and gold coat of paint fit for a tailgate! KDKA’s Fan N'ation recently featured the story.
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MORE FROM BHS

J.E. Harrison Education Center

Celebrating Black History Month at HEC with Freedom Quilts

Sixth-grade Visual Arts students at HEC are in the process of creating Freedom Quilt Squares, in the artistic style of textile artist Faith Ringgold.
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MORE FROM HEC

McAnnulty Elementary School

Did Anyone Happen to See a Snowman Anywhere?

Students learned valuable lessons about good choices, consequences, kindness, and generosity, through the story of Sneezy the snowman.
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MORE FROM MES

Whitehall Elementary School

ActivPanel Boards Provide Teachers New Tools for Instruction

In February, 40 classrooms at Whitehall received Promethean ActivPanel Boards to enhance their teaching through the use of technology. These interactive boards have allowed the teachers to connect with remote and in-person learners in a whole new engaging way.
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Sharing Gratitude

Being Grateful

We have so much to be grateful for. Here are just a few of the individuals and groups we are thankful for everyday. Read More
From Our Community Libraries

​Database Tool for Those Preparing for the GED, SAT, GRE, TOEFL, U.S. Citizenship, and More

The Whitehall Library subscribes to a database that is a great tool for students and many others in the community called Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep
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COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • Mar 1 Auditions for the District's Middle School Musical: Legally Blonde, Jr.
  • Mar 2 Read Across America Day
  • Mar 3 BWSD School Board of Directors Meeting
  • Mar 14 Daylight Savings Time Begins
  • Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day
  • Mar 31 End of Third Nine Weeks
  • •All dates subject to change based on current conditions. Check for updates for events at https://www.bwschools.net/our-district/calendars

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