Attention Student Athletes and Parents

The Baldwin High School, in partnership with the Baldwin Borough Public Library and Whitehall Public Library will be presenting “Preparing for College Athletics – What Every Parent Should Know” on Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 PM in the High School LGI.

Parents of students aspiring toward involvement in intercollegiate athletics should not miss this informative evening. The presentation will be provided by an NCAA compliance officer along with supporting information from the Baldwin-Whitehall Athletic Director and Guidance Department.

The eligibility process and requirements will be discussed in detail as well as recommendations for success.

This program is recommended for parents of student athletes in grades 9 – 12.

Please contact the BHS Athletic Office if you have any questions 412-885-7500 ext. 98420


Attention Potential Wrestlers!!!!!!

Any student in grades 9-12 who has an interest in joining the wrestling team this year is asked to attend an important meeting on Wednesday, September 3rd at 7:00 pm in the High School South Cafeteria.

Anyone who has questions, is encouraged to contact the athletic office at 412-885-7515.


Golf Team Recognition

Here is a nice article on the Fighting Highlander Golf Team that appears in the Tribune Review.


Go Fighting Highlanders!!!


Preparing for the new school year!

Hello Fighting Highlanders!

Here is some important information to help with the transition into the 2014-2015 school year.

  1. In light of the recent school violence that occurred in our area last year and as another step to maintain a safe learning environment, we are making some adjustments regarding the use of backpacks.  Students who desire to carry a backpack throughout the school day may use the clear see-through or mesh styles; otherwise, all other backpacks and large bags (big enough to hold textbooks) must be stored in the students’ lockers.  We appreciate our students’ cooperation with this change.
  2. All students should have received a packet of information in the mail last week that contained a paper with a room number printed on it.  The room number indicates the student’s first period class.  Students are to report to their first period class on the first day of school where they will receive their schedule, student handbook, and additional opening day materials.

We are getting excited to see our students’ smiling faces next Monday, August 25, for the first day of school!

Go Fighting Highlanders!


New Student Orientation Program

Just a reminder that our New Student Orientation Program will be held tomorrow, Monday August 18, 2014 at 10:00 in the high school auditorium.  All new students and parents are encouraged to attend this important program to help our new Fighting Highlanders become familiar with their new learning environment.

New students will learn about BHS, be introduced to some staff members, see familiar faces, and meet new friends.  They will also participate in some fun activities with the upperclassmen Bridge Builders and have the opportunity to walk around the building to learn their schedule.

The program will conclude at 1:00 PM.

We look forward to seeing our new Fighting Highlanders tomorrow!



Free and Reduced Lunch Application Process

The BWSD district is proud to announce that we have been accepted into phase one of PDE’s roll-out of the new online meal application system, Student Eligibility System (SES).  Last week our online system was turned on and it is now ready to accept application data.  The system is designed to make it easier for parents to apply for meal benefits, receive eligibility determination immediately for free and reduced lunch programs, and to receive benefits faster with just a click of the mouse!

How does it work?

Parents will be able to go to your school’s website, or the district website, and click on the link to apply for meal benefits.  In addition to the website, parents will soon be receiving the household letter and the PDE flyer that announces the new online meal benefits available at BWSD.

Will there be letters and applications in different languages available in the future?

We are looking to have the letter translated into the five dominate languages in our district.  The application is currently in the English language only; however, social workers and translators can assist parents with the meal application process online.

Will there be any paper applications sent home to parents with the back to school mail packet?

No.  We are encouraging parents to use the new online meal application.

Hopefully, this new system will provide a faster process for our students to receive services from our cafeterias.

If you have any questions or concerns on the new SES system, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Joyce Weber, our Food Services Director.  Her phone number is 412-885-7500 ext. 97441


BHS Performing Arts Center Dedication

After several years of fundraising efforts, the moment is finally here.  The Baldwin Whitehall School District along with the Friends of the Theater Arts proudly annouce the dedication of the high school auditorium as the Dr. Regis V. Shalley Performing Arts Center.

A dedication ceremony and alumni concert will be held on August 30th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Baldwin High School.

All are welcome as we celebrate this wonderful occasion and recognize the contributions of Dr. Shalley as an educator and person.

See you there!


Purbalite Writers attend Urban Journalism Workshop

Three staff writers from The Purbalite participated in the week-long Urban Journalism Workshop at Point Park University in early August — and one of them earned special recognition.

In one workshop activity, all participants wrote stories about a Pittsburgh ice cream store that helps support the community. Rising senior Vaishali Tourani’s story was chosen by workshop leaders as the best one: http://pbmfworkshop.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/dreamcream-ice-cream-the-community-center-that-just-happens-to-serve-ice-cream/

Tourani also wrote a story about the issues associated with natural hairstyles for African Americans: http://pbmfworkshop.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/natural-hair-not-another-trend/

Rising senior Dillon Hawrylak wrote about gentrification in Pittsburgh neighborhoods: http://pbmfworkshop.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/gentrification-unwelcome-in-pittsburgh/

David Shoemaker, Purbalite Class of 2014, wrote about Pittsburgh’s hip-hop scene: http://pbmfworkshop.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/pittsburgh-is-a-hip-hop-heavyweight/

The goal of the urban journalism workshop is to encourage young adults from diverse backgrounds to further develop their skills in journalism.

Way to go Highlanders!  Well done!


New Student Orientation

All new students (grades 9-12) who are planning to attend Baldwin High School this year are encouraged to join us for the New Student Orientation Program on Monday, August 18, 2014.  Parents are also strongly encouraged to attend.

The program will begin at 10:00 AM in the high school auditorium with a general information-sharing session.  Topics to be covered include an overview of our building and district goals, academic expectations, attendance guidelines, and information that is specific to our guidance department, just to name a few.  We will also present an overview of our extra-curricular activities and clubs that are available to students for the upcoming year.  Around 11:00 AM, the students will be introduced to our student leaders/welcoming group – Bridge Builders – who will then escort our new students to the gymnasium for some fun activities while our new parents remain behind in the auditorium to learn more about BHS.  At 12:00 PM our new students will walk around the building to become acclimated to their schedule and the school floor plan before returning to the auditorium for concluding remarks at 1:00 PM.

We look forward to seeing our new students on August 18, at 10:00 AM in the high school auditorium.

The first day of school is on Monday, August 25, 2014.

It is going to be a terrific year!

Go Highlanders!


2014-2015 All Season Sports Passes Now Available

The 2014-2015 all season sports pass is now available for you to purchase.  You can download an application from this post, at the www.bwschools.net  web site, or pick one up in any of the high school offices.

Gearing up for another terrific year!!!

Go Highlanders!


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