Meet the Musical Director

“Baldwin High Schools students will have the opportunity to meet the director of this year’s musical, Jason Coll, this coming Tuesday, September 23, at the Baldwin High School auditorium. Students who are interested in participating in the musical are encouraged to attend so that the director and choreographer can learn more about them. This will help the director select a show for our 2015 production. Students can bring their own sheet music if they’d like to sing. The choreographer will also teach a short dance combination. This is NOT an audition, merely an informal way to get to know the talent up at the high school. Even if you’ve never participated in the musical before, this is a great way to learn more about it.

There will be two sessions on Tuesday, September 23: Session One: 3pm-5pm and Session Two: 5pm-7pm. We look forward to seeing you there!”


Open House September 18, 6:30 PM

BHS Families are reminded that Open House is this Thursday, September 18, from 6:30 – 9:00 PM.
• 6:30 – 7:00 Please report to the Auditorium for a meeting with the principals
• 7:00 – 9:00 Follow your child’s schedule and hear important course information from teachers
• Activities Fair – discover more about the exciting opportunities we offer our students
• PTSA – renew your membership or join the high school PTSA – table will be set up near the gym
Please have your child write his/her schedule for you to follow. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!


New Guidance Weebly Website!!

New! Guidance Website that provides important information from our Guidance Office.


Make this a place you check on a regular basis for all of the latest information pertaining to our Guidance Office including testing dates, counseling services, and post-secondary information – just to name a few. Follow the tabs at the top of the page for the complete directory of details.

You may access the Guidance Weebly from this blog, too! Look to the right of the page for the listing, Guidance Weebly

Please know you may call the guidance office any time you have questions. 412-885-7500 Ext. 8062


PTSA Meetings

Would you like to be, “In the know?” Then please plan to join us each month for the high school PTSA meetings that provide a wonderful opportunity for parents to interact with other parents of BHS students, members of the PTSA, and the high school administration.

This is your chance to “have the ear” of the principal and to learn first-hand some of the “happenings” of BHS.

The meetings are scheduled monthly and are held in the South Atrium beginning at 7:00 PM (there is a misprint of the start time in the district calendar).

Our first meeting is set for this coming Monday, September 22, beginning at 7:00 PM.

See you there!


PSAT Testing – Attention Sophomores and Juniors

• The PSAT will be on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. It will be at BHS during the school day. Students will report to the assigned testing room at 7:45 am.
• Registration for the PSAT is currently in progress. Please bring the completed bottom section of the letter that was mailed home, along with cash or check for $15, to the Guidance office.
• Any student who receives free/reduced lunch or has a financial need for a waiver, please contact your guidance counselor.
• Method Test Prep offers online classes to students to help prepare for the PSAT. Click the image below for more information on classes, and visit their blog at http://info.methodtestprep.com/blog.


ACT Testing – Attention Seniors

• The next ACT will be on October 25th 2014, registration is due by September 19th (late registration by October 3rd).
• Please note that the ACTs are not given at Baldwin High School, ask your counselor for test dates and locations.
• Students should register online via www.actstudent.org.
• If the student has free/reduced lunch or a financial need for a waiver, please contact your guidance counselor.


Early Dismissal Time on September 18

The early dismissal time for BHS students on Thursday, September 18, 2014 in preparation for our Open House is 11:15.

There is a misprint on the district calendar that displays an incorrect time.

Again – dismissal is 11:15 AM on September 18.

Thank you.


Open House -September 18, 2014

We look forward to seeing our students’ parents/guardians on Thursday, September 18, 2014 for our annual Open House. We will also conduct our, “Activities Fair” throughout the evening. This is when the student officers and members of our clubs present information so our parents know the details and “mission” of each club.

Open House is an opportunity to learn more about Baldwin High School and also the specific courses in which their child is enrolled for the 2014-2015 school year.

The evening begins at 6:30 PM in the auditorium where the high school administration will present information on topics such as School Safety, the PA Core Standards, Student Achievement, and School Policies, just to name a few.

At 6:55 the presentation will end and parents may proceed to follow their child’s daily schedule. Parents are encouraged to ask their child to write the names of the courses and the room numbers on a piece of paper prior to arriving so they know the proper route and order of classes. We will operate on an abbreviated schedule that evening so parents can visit each of their child’s classroom.

We encourage parents to use this evening to learn more about BHS. Individual conferences may be scheduled at a later date.

Light refreshments will be served in the high school South Cafeteria during the evening.

See you here next Thursday!

Go Fighting Highlanders!


Financial Aid Night Information

Here is a letter that provides information on our upcoming Financial Aid Night.

Please contact our Guidance Office if you have any questions.

Financial Aid Night Letter 2014


13 students exited from the BHS ESL program

As if high school Biology, Algebra, and Literature classes are not difficult enough, try learning these subjects for the first time in another language. For English Language Learners at Baldwin High School, delineating the stages of meiosis, solving equations, and reading a Shakespearian sonnet, all in a second language, is routine. It is also a colossal challenge.

Despite these barriers to learning, the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at BHS is proud to exit 13 students this year. Exited students move from active ESL status, which involves two hours of direct, daily language instruction in ESL classes, to monitored status, where students independently navigate regular high school curricula. In Pennsylvania, exited students are monitored for two years by ESL teachers after meeting certain state criteria including Keystone/PSSA test scores, grades, and language proficiency stores.

Meeting all three criteria is rare, and these 13 students are a testament to the gains of hard work, fortitude, and resiliency; truly, they are “Fighting Highlanders.”

ESL Exited Program Students

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