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District News and Events: 

School Calendar Amended

The WASD School Board took action at the March 10th meeting to amend the school calendar as follows:

Friday, April 18th Half-day of school
Buses leave the High School at noon
Monday, April 21st Full day of school
Thursday, June 12th Full day of school

Important Information Regarding PSSA and Keystone Testing

Parents and Guardians: Please review the following documents:

On Sunday, April 6th, 26 members of the WAHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter headed to Hershey, PA to compete on the State Level. The students had the opportunity to stay at The Hotel Hershey, and compete, present, attend workshops and network with fellow FBLA members from around the state of PA, at the Hershey Lodge Convention Center. The group was extremely successful, placing in the Top 10 in 7 events.

Award winners were:

  • 10th in Database Design and Applications - Irene Gendleman
  • 7th in Future Business Leader - Gianni Iona
  • 7th in Management Information Systems - The team of Jamel Blanding, John Pillar and Rocco Scartelli
  • 7th in Business Communications - Ben Gendleman
  • 6th in Community Service Project - The Team of Katlyn Carr, Jess Kellstrom, and Jaylee Lundberg
  • 3rd in Business Financial Plan - The Team of Logan Curnal, Peter Gilroy and Isaac Syre
  • 2nd in Increased Percentage of Membership with an increase of 177%.

2014-2015 Preliminary Budget Available for Review

The 2014-2015 Wallenpaupack Area School District Preliminary Budget is available for public viewing. It can be accessed by clicking here.

Pennsylvania School Performance Profile Overview

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has made significant changes in how student achievement is being reported and calculated for schools and districts in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PDE has released what is known as the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile. The public site (http://www.paschoolperformance.org) provides an academic performance score for public schools in the state. The performance score is designed with several purposes in mind:

  • To inform the public of school performance;
  • To provide a building level score for educators as part of their evaluation system;
  • To allow the public to compare schools across the state;
  • To give schools a methodology to analyze their strengths and needs.

While public schools across the states have previously received designations under No Child Left Behind, schools will now receive a performance score based upon many data points. Test scores, progress in closing achievement gaps, and degree of student growth over time are factored into the scoring while other identifiers of high achieving schools are also considered: graduation, promotion, and attendance rates as well as evidence of offering rigorous courses factor into the calculation. Schools may also earn extra points beyond the 100 point scoring system for those students who have earned advanced scores of the state, industry, and Advanced Placement exams.

In addition to the scoring aspect of the site, the public can compare schools across the state. For schools, the site also offers supports for schools to consider as they identify needs in their academic profile. Administrators and staff in our district have begun to review the data.

Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System Overview

All public school districts across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania receive web-based reporting through the Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System (PVAAS). PVAAS is a statistical analysis of Pennsylvania (PA) state assessment data and it provides Pennsylvania districts and school with growth data to add to achievement data. This way of measuring student learning provides educators with valuable information to ensure they are meeting the academic needs of groups of students, as well as individual students.

PVAAS is one of the tools provided to districts from by PDE. Districts and schools use PVAAS (growth data), in conjunction with achievement data, to make sure students are on the path to proficiency. Using all the data available (growth and achievement), educators are able to make data-informed instructional decisions to ensure the academic growth and achievement of all students.

Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities Disclosure Report Available for Public Viewing

In accordance with Act 82, which requires reporting by school entities of athletic opportunities afforded to male and female secondary school students, the 2012-2013 Interscholastic Athletic Opportunites Disclosure Report is available for public viewing at this link.

Wallenpaupack Gifted Parents Association

The Wallenpaupack Gifted Parents Association offers supplemental academic programs which are open to all students in the Wallenpaupack Area School District at either no charge or at minimal cost. If your child is interested in participating in Science Olympiad, Odyssey of the Mind, Chess Club and/or math and writing competitions for the 2014-2015 school year, please contact Lana Tamam at email: lana93@aol.com.

Note: This is a collaborative parent group. The meetings and activities are planned and coordinated by the parents facilitating the group, not the Wallenpaupack Area School District.

Notice Regarding Student Insurance

Please be advised that it is the responsibility of the parents/guardians, in the event of a student accident, to provide for accidental injury expenses either through insurance or cash payment to health care providers. For this reason, the School District would like to make you aware of the availability of a low cost, standard school approved insurance policy.

The School District does not provide insurance coverage for students. If you do not have insurance or the financial ability to cover potential injury expenses, we encourage you to review this Student Accident Insurance document.

If you choose to purchase insurance through this program, please have your child return the completed insurance form with your payment to their school and it will be forwarded to the insurance company to process.

We hope this program can be a valuable service for you and your family.

Online Lunch Account Service Information

This online service will allow parents to monitor your children's lunchtime purchases, make deposits into their meal accounts and have e-mail reminders sent when the account balance gets low.  More information and directions

2013-2014 School Calendar

2012-2013 District Report Cards

Wallenpaupack Area School District
2552 Route 6
Hawley, PA 18428-7045
(570) 226-4557 ext. 3000
Fax:  (570) 226-0638

The Wallenpaupack Area School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activites and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination polices: Michael Silsby, Superintendent, 2552 Rt 6, Hawley, PA 18428. Telephone (570)226-4557 ext. 3000. All material and content on this site (c) 2006-2014 Wallenpaupack Area School District, except where noted.