BHS Jazz Musicians ROCK!!

Last night, jazz musicians from across a five county area came to Duquesne University to compete for spots in PMEA’s Honors Jazz Bands.

Baldwin’s Jacob Lombardi was placed in Band 2 on the lead trombone part, meaning his score was the second highest out of all trombone applicants.

Jacob will participate in the PMEA Honors Jazz Festival in December under the direction of Jeff Bush, adjunct jazz trombone instructor at Duquesne University and lead trombonist in the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra.

Congratulations Jake!

Balmore Classic Bagpipe Championships

Since the BWSD has a long history and tradition with bagpipes, we have had the distinct honor to be invited to the Balmore Classic – Bagpipe and Drumming Championship. Here are the details:

The Balmoral School of Highland Piping and Drumming is sponsoring the Ninth Annual Balmoral Classic on Nov 20-21.The main features of the event are the US Junior Solo Bagpiping and Drumming Championships during the day on Saturday, Nov 21, at the 900 seat McGonigle Theater in Central Catholic High School in Oakland, followed by an evening concert with the internationally renowned duo of Alasdair Fraser (Scottish Fiddle) and Natalie Haas (cello). (

Entry to watch the Saturday contests is free and open to the public. Twelve of the best pipers from five states and Ontario who are 21 years of age and under will be competing for prize bagpipes, snare drum, trophies, medals and other prizes.

The Saturday evening concert is a ticketed event. However, because the BWSD community has a long history of using bagpipes for events, we have been offered free admission to Baldwin Whitehall students upon presentation of a student ID at the box office.

The link above is a press release about the event and a poster of Alasdair and Natalie.

We are honored to have been selected to attend.

Go Highlanders!!

School Attendance Program

All Baldwin-Whitehall School District parents are invited to join us for an informative program on School Attendance. Some of the topics included in the presentation are:

How a student’s attendance affects his or her grades
The impact attendance has on students’ participation in extracurricular activities
Athletic eligibility requirements associated with attendance
Attendance and high school graduation (including looking from the elementary and middle school levels)

Members of our district Social Worker team will be sharing this information and are prepared to answer any questions related to our district attendance policies.

Join us at Whitehall Elementary School this Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

We would love to see you there!

Winter Wave Keystone Exam Preparation

Here is a link to the high school web site where information is located regarding the Keystone Exams and material that is available to help students prepare for the exams.

Resources are available to help students review test topics and brush-up on the latest skills that will be assessed through this state mandated exams.

Our BHS students who are scheduled to take the exams will be notified through our guidance office.

Questions? Please call 412-885-7500 Ext. 8061

Follow-ups from Weekend Events

You Can’t Take It With You
Congratulations to the cast and crew of, “You Can’t Take It With You.” The shows over the weekend were terrific and the increased number of audience members was noticed throughout our 3-night performances.

BHS Marching Highlanders!
Congratulations to our Marching Highlanders who performed extremely well at Heinze Field yesterday during the Steeler Game. It was an exciting football game for our students to watch after their performance! The weather was nice and warm, too.
Way to go, Marching Highlanders. You made us proud!

Girl’s Volleyball – Movin’ Up!
Congratulations to our Girl’s Volleyball Team who won on Saturday, beating Upper Saint Claire High School in a 3 game match at Bethel Park HS. It was another exciting game!

The next playoff game is Tuesday, November 17, in Somerset, PA where our girls will go up against Hempfield HS (from Lancaster). The game will be held at Eagle View Elementary in the Somerset School District. The address is: 105 New Centerville Road, Somerset, PA 15501. The School sits on 281 South, ½ mile out of town.

Arrangements for a fan bus are being established. Stay tuned for details.

All tickets are sold at the door. There are no, “Pre-sale” tickets available.

Go Fighting Highlanders!!!!!

Pre-School Students Cheer on BHS Hockey Team!

On Thursday Nov 12th, a group of our preschoolers, their families, and several students from the preschool class attended the Baldwin vs Quaker Valley hockey game at Ice Castle. We went to support one of teachers , Tyler Rush. We had a great turn out with seven families and their siblings. Though it was a tough loss for Baldwin that night, we all had a great time. The preschoolers got to high five the players as they headed out onto the ice and were glued to the walls of the rink all night!

Partners Volleyball Tournament

Today, Baldwin High School is hosting the annual Partners Volleyball Tournament. Students from Elizabeth Forward, Chartiers Valley, Canon Mcmillan, South Allegheny, Upper Saint Clair,and BHS are competing in volleyball games throughout the morning.

Good luck to all players!

Cross Country State Championships

Congratulations to Junior, Casey Conboy, who represented Baldwin High School over the weekend at the Cross Country State Championships in Hershey.

It has been five years since BHS has had a student athlete participate in the cross country state championships and Casey represented us extremely well.

Congratulations, Casey!

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