After School Snacks

The Snack Room in the South Cafeteria will open Wednesday, September 30th.

Students will be able to make purchases of snacks, beverages and hot entrees at the snack room at the end of the school day until 3:00pm Mondays through Thursdays each week.

Students and staff who must stay after school are encouraged to stop by for a healthy snack, beverage or quick meal to keep them Fueled with Energy and feeling their best.

FREE SAT Practice Session

Students who are interested in taking an SAT practice test for FREE on October 11, at the Mt Lebanon Recreation Center.

Taking the practice test is a good idea since the structure of the SAT’s are new. This will give students a chance to have a better idea what to expect on an actual test.

Details are in the document below.

SAT Practice Session

Extra-Effort Award Assembly – Shane Eckels

Yesterday was a terrific day to celebrate senior, Shane Eckels, who received the KDKA Extra-Effort Award from Sports Caster, Bob Pompeani, for his accomplishments in and out of the classroom and on and off the field.

We are very proud of Shane!

The broadcast of Shane receiving his award and giving his speech thanking his family and friends will air on Thursday, October 15, 2015 during the KDKA newscast.

Congratulations, Shane!!!!

BWSD Students 7-12 invited to View a movie Premier

The District has received the opportunity to have all students in grades 7-12 to attend the Pittsburgh region theatrical premiere of He Named Me Malala, the intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot. Participant Media along with the Malala Fund will sponsor the transportation and movie cost for this private showing on Friday, October 9th. Please read the attached letter from Dr. Lutz’s office detailing the event.

Malala Premiere Event.pdf

Per District policy, all children who attend must have a permission slip. Please open the following link to complete the form electronically. The form will be tracked to your child’s teacher so there is nothing more for you to complete!
The link to the permission slip:
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school principal.

Students who attend Steel Center may also attend the movie premier and must submit a permission slip and stop in the office to indicate their interest in participating.

Homecoming Week – 2015

Homecoming 2015 can be logged as a HUGE success because of the time and effort of our students and staff who made it happen.

The Kick-off assembly, Snacks for Saras, Graves Taped to the Wall, Bonfire & Carnival, Homecoming Football Game and Court Presentation, and Homecoming Dance will be remembered fondly for many years.

Thanks to everyone who addressed all of the details before – during – and after the events, and for helping BHS celebrate the pride in being a Fighting Highlander!

Here are a few pictures from the week including several from our professional photographer, Prints Charming!

BW homecoming vs wood hills folder
Homecoming Festivities folder
Homecoming Dance folder

BHS students featured through NFL

A video segment covering the Football Camp of Champions “featuring students from BHS” held earlier this week at Elizabeth Forward High School will air nationally. More specifically, the camp was originally designed by the late Tom Alper whose vision was to include children with disabilities in the game of football. Tom’s wife, WES teacher Joyce Alper and son were present at the camp to continue the tradition on the grid iron. The segment will air within the following national broadcasts:

Tonight 9/25 Friday “NFL Total Access” from 7-8pm ET on NFL Network
Next Thursday 10/1 “Around the NFL” from 3-5pm ET on

In addition, on local TV, it will air a feature as part of the Youth Football in Steelers Country Show, which airs this Saturday 9/26 on Root Sports at 10am.

This was the kickoff event for the Schools Together with Athletes Reaching Success (S.T.A.R.S.) which is a coalition of WPIAL schools who meet for a series of events throughout the school year. As the first of many events, this was a terrific way to start off on the right foot.

Check it out if you have the chance.

Shane Eckels – KDKA’s Extra Effort Winner!

Shane Eckels is the winner of the KDKA Extra Effort Award.

KDKA sports announcer, Bob Pompeani, will be at Baldwin High School next Wednesday, September 30th at 2:00pm to officially present Shane with his award.

Shane is a 12th grade student at BHS and through his hard work and dedication he participates in several sports and extracurricular activities in school and our community, while maintaining a 4.72 QPA.

Please plan to tune in to KDKA next Wednesday evening to see the presentation for Shane.

Congratulations Shane!

Camp of Champions!

Yesterday our secondary Life Skills Students took part in their first community based instruction outing of the school year. We had the pleasure of joining 12 other school districts at Elizabeth Forward High School. The children were able to participate in the Camp of Champions football clinic. The clinic was an extension of our Partners Physical Education Class, the students were able to practice football & cheerleader skills while interacting with children of all abilities. To say it was a great day would be an understatement.

This was the third year for the annual event and it had over 200 participants. Along with the 13 school districts & 200 student athletes, various football coaches from local high schools, colleges, and universities volunteered their time to instruct the children at each activity and station. Furthermore, the Pittsburgh Steelers had sent a video and photography crew to cover the event. Additionally, there were three current Pittsburgh Steelers who participated and coached as well.

Below is a link to the Pittsburgh Steelers website which has pictures from the days event.

Highlander Happenings