Indoor Guard Competition Results

Students in the Baldwin High School Indoor Colorguard and Indoor Percussion groups took home championships at Saturday’s TIA chapter championships held at Baldwin High School.

The Baldwin Indoor Colorguard took home first place in their class with a score of 82.75. They also were presented a special award for “Most Improved Guard” and are in contention to have the highest chapter championship score in all of TIA, which includes high schools throughout the eastern United States.

Baldwin Indoor Percussion also won their class with a score of 85.9, an improvement of over six points from their previous performances.

Congratulations to all involved!


Outstanding Young Citizens Award Program

Last Thursday April 23, 2015, Trib Total Media’s Outstanding Young Citizen Program took place at the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh-International Airport in Moon.

WPXI-TV reporter Gordon Loesch was the guest speaker. The banquet was held in honor of students from Pittsburgh’s southern neighborhoods and suburbs. Each year, the Outstanding Young Citizen program recognizes 50 exceptional high school students from each of the Pittsburgh area’s four regions, with a senior in each region receiving a $5,000 scholarship.

These high-achieving juniors and seniors received certificates as Outstanding Young Citizens based on academics, school activities, leadership roles and volunteerism.

Baldwin High School had several students recognized in the top 50 and invited to the dinner:
Juniors: Luke Gezovich, Anastasia Hale, Daria Och and Morgan Schaming
Seniors: Luke Barone, Dennis Doyle, Evan Isaacs, Jacqueline Lewis, Lauren Margliotti, and Samantha Scherrer
Additionally, Senior Dennis Doyle was one of 10 students awarded a gold medal at the evening’s culminating event.

Dennis, who is the recipient of University of Pittsburgh Stamps Leadership Scholarship, which covers full tuition, room and board for four years of study at Pitt, is also involved with National Honor Society, Westinghouse Science Honors Institute, Cross Country and Track Varsity teams, Student Council President and BWSD School board representative.

Dennis plans a double major at Pitt in chemistry and art.

Congratulations to all of our Outstanding Young Citizens!

Dennis and Gordon

Dennis Top 10


Attention Students who Drive to and From BHS

There are two days in the next two weeks when parking will be extremely limited at BHS because of activities planned on our campus.

The first date is this Friday, May 1, 2015 when we will be hosting the annual Baldwin Invitational Track and Field event.

The second date is next Monday, May 4, 2015 when we will conduct and outside assembly for our Juniors and Seniors.

Students are strongly encouraged to ride the bus to school on these days since the student parking lots will be closed. Be aware that Whitehall Police have been included in the planning of these events. They will be monitoring the local neighborhoods and ticketing illegally parked vehicles. Riding the bus is a good, inexpensive way to get to and from school on these days.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.


Annual PTA Founder’s Day

“Together We Have Student Success” was the theme of the 47th Annual PTA Founders’ Day Dinner that was held on March 13 in the South Atrium of Baldwin High School. It was an event to honor the founding of PTA, and to recognize the 2015 recipients of the Pennsylvania PTA Honorary Life Membership award (PLM). The recipients have all shown outstanding qualities in leadership in the PTA, service to children and/or leadership in fields closely allied with the PTA mission. The recipients have all come from a different place in the education system, but what they have in common is that they have made children a priority in their lives. They truly are a special group of individuals. This year’s recipients will be added to a long list of PLM recipients dating back to 1968, when the first B-W Council of PTA held their first Founders’ Day Dinner also at the Baldwin High School. This year’s dinner event has now become a valuable memory, but the commitment and service for continued success for all children continues throughout the year.

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2015 PLM

The Baldwin High School PTSA presents to Adam Foote and Chris Reilsono

The Harrison Middle School PTSA presents to Rie Lauver

The Paynter Elementary PTA presents to Tracy Fox, Heatherlyn Wessel, & Diane Kennard

The B-W Council of PTA presents to Joyce Weber


Audience of the Future Concert 4-28-15 @ 7:00 PM

Today several of our BHS music students will participate in their final “Pittsburgh Symphony Audience of the Future” meeting/practice at Heinz Hall in preparation of the concert tomorrow evening.

The “Pittsburgh Symphony Audience of the Future” concert is tomorrow evening (April 28) at 7:00 pm at Heinz Hall…tickets are available at the door. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids and $20 for a family of four.

It’s a tremendous opportunity to see the fruits of our kids’ hard work while enjoying a very affordable performance by one of our nation’s greatest symphony orchestras.

Our Audience of the Future BHS students include:
Rachael Lane
Stephen Tsambarlis
Corina Pittman
Haley Kerr
Jill Weida
Harrison Solenday
Michael Bower
Gareth Allegrucci
Destiny McLemore
Jacob Lombardi
Stevie Kisty



National Latin Exam & BHS Student Results

The following students received awards for their performance on the 2015 National Latin Exam.

Duncan Ruefle – Latin 4 – magna cum laude
Paul Karell – Latin 4 – magna cum laude
Julia DeGregorio – Latin 3 – magna cum laude
Brenna Green – Latin 2 – maxima cum laude
Zach Zovko – Latin 2 – cum laude

The National Latin Exam is an annual exam administered to Latin students both nationally and internationally.

Only a small percentage of students who take the exam receive awards.

Congratulations, and well done!!!


Purbalite Formally Recognized by Allegheny Council!

Thanks to Allegheny County Council member John Palmiere, the Purbalite staff was recognized by the county at the April 21 council meeting downtown.

Mr. Palmiere, a former Baldwin-Whitehall school board member, praised the students for their hard work, dedication, and achievements in high school journalism.

Staffers introduced themselves, received certificates of appreciation, and had their photo taken. A video of the meeting, including the recognition, soon will be posted on the county council website, http://allegheny.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2.

The Purbalite recently earned top honors for the third straight year in judging by the American Scholastic Press Association. The paper’s website, www.purbalite.net, had 40,000 page views and 8,000 visitors from 73 different countries in 2014.


Boy’s Volleyball – Game this Thursday!

Come & support our BOY’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM as they play at home vs. Canon Mac this Thursday!

(JV @ 6pm & Varsity @ 7:30pm) #HighlanderPride!

Go Fighting Highlanders!!!


Baldwin High School End-of-Year Calendar

Here is the end of year calendar for the activities at BHS. It is not all inclusive, but presents the majority of events and activities that occur at the end of the year.

It is an exciting time!

Go Fighting Highlanders!!!

BHS Calendar-End of Year 2015


Senior Prom Information

Ticket sales for the Senior Prom began last week and again are currently on sale outside the of North Cafeteria during lunch periods.

Tickets sales will end this Friday 4/24. After this date, students will need to see Mrs. Kilburn or Dr. Harrold.

Tickets are $90 a piece.

To purchase a ticket, students need to have all necessary paperwork filled out.

Seniors are not able to purchase a ticket if they are on social probation, owe a fine to the cafeteria, library or for books/materials.

Seniors receiving a letter that they were on social probation should have made an appointment to see their assistant principal.

Students who are not sure if they fall into any of these fine categories are asked to please see Mrs. Kilburn in room 111.

Thank you.

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