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.

If you do not have a child enrolled in one of the district schools and would like to be included on the distribution list, please click here and enter your contact information.

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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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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Highlander Highlights
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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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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Highlander Highlights
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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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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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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Highlander Highlights
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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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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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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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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Highlander Highlights
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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Highlander Highlights
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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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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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

The Vault

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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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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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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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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4900 Curry Road
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Phone: 412-884-6300
Fax: 412-885-7802

May/June 2017

Highlander Highlights - Baldwin-Whitehall School District
Baldwin-Whitehall School District Highlander Highlights May/June 2017
District News

44th Annual Special Olympics Allegheny County Summer Games Huge Success

Over 400 athletes from around the county participated in the 44th annual Special Olympics Allegheny County Summer Games hosted by BHS.
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Alumni Spotlight

Donald Huang Codes with Confidence

Baldwin High School Alumnus Donald Huang is applying the science foundation he established while in the District to the burgeoning industry of software development.
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Athletic Spotlight

Girls Softball Team in WPIAL Playoffs

Follow all the action on the Purbalite and at MSAsports.net
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Arts / Music

Baldwin High School Announces 12 Nominations for the 2017 Gene Kelly Awards

BHS’s production of Zorro: The Musical received 12 Gene Kelly nominations, including Best Musical.
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Baldwin High School

Austrian Invasion

This year, BHS had the honor of again hosting 17 students from Spittal an der Drau, Austria. BHS has maintained a partnership with two Austrian schools since 1996.
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Harrison Middle School

HMS Welcomes the Young Marines Program

Harrison Middle School is proud to announce that the Young Marines program, which is the official youth leadership club of the U.S. Marine Corps, is now available for all students ages 8–18.
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McAnnulty Elementary School

Second-Annual KIds Kount Early Education Extravaganza Serves Community

Kids Kount is a consortium of agencies, schools, and individuals interested in helping families with young children make use of the resources available to them in and around the Baldwin-Whitehall community.
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Paynter Elementary School

America Is Like a Weaving

Students discussed how many different aspects of immigrants’ culture are woven into everyday life in America—from eating kabobs and tacos to using foreign words.
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Whitehall Elementary School

Students Compete in PNC Park’s World Series of Math

On Saturday, April 29th, 12 students from Mrs. Pryor’s and Mrs. Bonacorso’s fifth-grade Math classes had the opportunity to compete in the World Series of Math held at PNC Park.
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All School May District Calendar | PDF

All School Lunch Menus

Athletic Schedule

COMING SOON TO BWSD
  • MAY 25 Remake Learning Days—Blast Off with the IKS Highlander! 6:00–8:00 PM
  • MAY 25 WES Choir Concert 7:00–8:00 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 BHS Baldwinaires Spring Concert 7:00–9:30 PM
  • MAY 30-31 HMS Camp Soles Session 1
  • MAY 31 BHS Senior Recognition Night 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • MAY 31 MES Community Heroes Day
  • JUNE 1-2 HMS Camp Soles Session 2
  • JUNE 1 PES 5th Grade Recognition 1:30–3:00 PM
  • JUNE 2 BHS Senior Prom, Doubletree Hotel, Greentree 6:30–11:30 PM
  • JUNE 5 BHS Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • JUNE 5 PES PTA 5th Grade Pool Party
  • JUNE 6 MES Camp McAnnulty (Grade 1)
  • JUNE 6 PES Kindergarten Celebration
  • JUNE 7 School Board of Directors Agenda Meeting 7:30–8:30 PM
  • JUNE 7 MES - Kindergarten Recognition 10:00–11:00 AM
  • JUNE 8 Last Day of School for Students, Early Dismissal
  • JUNE 8 BWSD Choirs Perform National Anthem for The Pittsburgh Pirates, PNC Park
  • JUNE 16 Final Report Cards Mailed
  • JUNE 17 BWSD Kennywood School Picnic

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