Student School Board Rep. Application

ATTENTION! Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors!!!

Do you aspire to have a career in politics? Do you want to be a voice for our student body?

If you answered yes to either question, then this announcement may be for you.

The Baldwin-Whitehall School District is looking for Student School Board Representatives from Grades 10, 11, and 12 to serve during the 2015-2016 school year.

What are the responsibilities of a Student School Board Rep?
• Attend School Board meetings on the first and second Wednesday of each month.
• Report to the Board Room by 7:00 pm on the night of each School Board meeting and remain until the conclusion of the public session (typically 2-3 hours).
• Meet with Dr. Graves during a school day prior to each School Board meeting to review student-related presentation topics.
• Represent students in our district K-12 and prepare an oral report for the School Board meetings.
Student School Board Representatives must maintain the same eligibility requirements as our athletic and extra-curricular programs.

If you are in grade 10, 11, or 12, and interested in being a Student School Board Representative for the 2015 2016 school year, then stop by the high school office to pick up an application.

The deadline to submit an application is the end of the school day on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

More specific details regarding Baldwin-Whitehall Student School Board Representatives may be found in School Board Policy #004.1 located on the district web site.


Dress Code Policy 221

Dress Code Policy 221

There has been some rumbling about the Dress Code policy at Baldwin High School. Hopefully, this message will help clear up any misunderstanding.

Class meetings were held last week to inform our students about the expectations regarding school rules, policies, and procedures including the Dress Code School Board Policy 221. Descriptions of inappropriate garments listed in BP 221 include, “Tank tops, halter tops, half shirts, tops that exposed midriffs, short shorts, skorts, hats, hoods, and headwear, etc.”

Sleeveless tops are permitted to be worn in the building as long as the garments align with the descriptions of the policy.

A meeting was held today with the High School Administration, Class Officers and Student School Board Representatives to discuss the Dress Code concerns. It was a terrific face-to-face conversation. In the end, everyone agreed to use common sense as it pertains to the Dress Code guidelines, and also to initiate verbal communication as a first step regarding any future issues that may arise.

To read the entire School Board Policy 221, please visit the Baldwin-Whitehall School District website at The complete list of policies can be found on the left side of the page.

We have terrific students!

PTSA Meeting – Tonight at 7:00 at BHS

All parents of BHS students are invited to attend the first PTSA meeting of the year this evening at 7:00 PM in the North Atrium of the high school.

Dr. Graves will be present to share information regarding the high school and answer any questions related to Baldwin High School.

It has been a terrific start to the school year. Why not plan to come tonight to hear some of the specifics about the new school year and show your support for your high school student? This is a terrific opportunity to interact with parents who may be working through similar experiences, and who could also provide a parent’s perspective about high school topics and post-secondary preparation.

We would love to have you join us.

See you there!

Student Picture Days

The following dates are set for our student picture days:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 – 9th Grade

Thursday, September 3, 2015 – 10th Grade

Friday, September 4, 2015 – 11th Grade

Throughout the day student groups will be called to the Large Group Instruction (LGI) room #1 for their sitting.

Make-up picture day dates will be advertised once they have been established.

Welcome Students!

Welcome to Baldwin High School, Students! We are excited to see you and to begin the 2015-2016 school year.

It is going to be terrific and we look forward to another year of working with the best students in the WORLD!

Get plenty of rest tonight and eat a good breakfast tomorrow. You will need the energy to learn at your highest level. We’re ready for the challenges – are you? :)

The 2015-2016 school year is going to be terrific and we know our students will take advantage of the opportunities presented in each course.

Stop in the office any time if you have any questions and know that we’re always here to help you.

Go Fighting Highlanders!!!

BHS General Information

The high school administrators will be overseeing the following groups of students during the 2015-2016 school year:
Mrs. Hibner – All 9th grade students
Mr. Wetmiller – All 10th grade students
Mr. Saras – All 11th grade students
Dr. Graves – all 12th grade students (non-disciplinary topics)

Back to School Information
All BHS students should have received a mailing that included the details of the bus stop location and time of pick-up/drop-off. Information regarding the student’s first period class was also included on the green “Transportation” card that was part of the mailing packet so he/she knows where to report on the first day of school. Students will receive a copy of his/her full schedule on the first day of school in first period.

Please contact the high school office if you have any questions. 412-885-7500 Ext. 8022

New Caseloads of BHS Counselors

The counselors at BHS have had some adjustments made to their caseload of students as a result of staffing changes that occurred throughout the Baldwin-Whitehall School District.

The counselors will oversee our students with last names beginning with:

Ms. Caroline Babik – A, D-H
Ms. Reita Melvin – B
Ms. Sima Misquitta – I-M
Mr. Gerry Hall – N-R
Mr. Kyle DeGregorio – C, S-Z

Our Counseling Department Secretaries, Ms. Patty Joy and Ms. Linda Thompson, have remained the same and will assist all students and parents.

Please contact our Counseling Office if you have any questions or need any assistance 412-885-7500 Ext. 8062, 8061

Go Fighting Highlanders!

Welcome New Fighting Highlander Students

This morning we will welcome our new Fighting Highlander students to BHS for the annual New Student Orientation Program.

Students and parents will assemble in the BHS Auditorium at 10:00 for a short presentation then the students will be dismissed to the gym where to meet some of our upperclassmen, Bridge Builders. Parents will remain in the auditorium for more details regarding BHS.

Bridge Builders are our student mentors who take the time to introduce themselves to new students throughout the year. We have found new students who see a familiar face during the first few days school have reduced anxiety while becoming acclimated to new surroundings.

We are looking forward to another terrific school year. The New Student Orientation Program is one of the first signs that school is about to open with our new Fighting Highlanders joining us!!!!

First Day of School for All BHS Students Including Steel Center

All students in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District will begin school on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

This includes our BHS students who attend Steel Center. Although Steel Center will open a day prior, BHS students will begin on August 26, 2015.

Details regarding bus stops, times, and bus numbers will be included in the annual postcard mailing that is sent from our Transportation Department.

Please contact the high school office with any questions 412-885-7500 Ext. 8021

Go Fighting Highlanders!

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