2016-2017 School Calendar Amendment - REVISED 04/12/2017
The District has received an attendance waiver of one student day from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This emergency declaration was instituted through Governor Wolf's office as a result of the severe weather event in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The final day of school for all students will be Friday, June 16, 2017. Seniors will not have to make up school on Saturday, June 10, 2017.
The amended school calendar for the remainder of the year is as follows:
|Thursday, June 15, 2017||Full Day of School|
|Friday, June 16, 2017|| Last Day of School - Early Dismissal|
School Board Recognizes Three Seniors at May Meeting
It is said that April showers bring May flowers, but we all know that May Board Meetings bring three more outstanding Wallenpaupack Seniors to be recognized.
Nasri Jamil Alvarado is a Silver Award and Gold Award winning member of the National Honor Society. He has also earned his athletic letters as a member of the Swim Team and the Cross-Country team, and has competed in Track & Field. After graduation, he plans to major in Spanish and Secondary Eduation at Marywood University.
Brianna Denniston is also a Silver Award winning member of the National Honor Society, and has been a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). She has served as Captain of both the Soccer team and the Basketball team, lettering in both, and won the Rookie of the Year Award as well as making 2nd Team All-Star in soccer. In basketball, she won the Lady Buckhorn Award. Brianna also earned her athletic letter in Track & Field. She plans to attend Bloomsburg University to major in Secondary Education Mathematics and minor in Special Education.
Emma Hamer is a National Honor Society Gold Award winner and a State Qualifier in FBLA. She has also been a member of SADD and the Friends of Rachel Club. Emma's athletic endeavors include competing on the Cross Country and Track & Field teams, and the soccer team. Emma plans to attend Penn State University to major in Pre-Medicine.
The School Board, faculty, and staff of Wallenpaupack all wish these students the best of luck in their future studies and careers.
WASD Poster Contest Winners for Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month
As you may be aware, April is recognized as Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month throughout the country. Pike Autism Support Services (PASS) has been supporting the Autism Community in Pike County for over 20 years. One of our events for the month is our annual Poster Contest. Every year the students are given a theme, this year was "Growing Acceptance". This has been a successful tool in opening dialog among teachers, students, peers and siblings to learn about this lifelong disorder. We strongly believe that awareness is key to opening doors to acceptance for this often misunderstood disability that effects 1 in 68 births. We think this is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the amazing talent of the students while spreading awareness & acceptance. PASS would like to thank all the students and Autism Ambassadors at the Wallenpaupack Area School District for their support.
Two WAHS Seniors Finish 9th at National Automotive Technology Competition
Logan Carney and Hunter Moser competed on April 17th - 19th in the National Automotive Technology Competition at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The students put their knowledge of the automotive industry up against the best in the United States and Canada and came away with a 9th place finish. The students put in countless after-school hours to practice their skills. The 10-workstation part of the contest tested their skills in diagnostics, steering and suspension, wheel balancing and alignment, heating and air conditioning, applied science, computerized components, performance diagnostics, information retrieval, interviewing, and safety.
The hands-on portion of the contest required the students to interpret a repair order for a 2017 Subaru and perform the 3 C's: verify the CONCERN, find the CAUSE and CORRECT the problem. The students were given 3 hours to return their vehicle to perfect condition.
All competitors were given merchandise such as jackets, shirts, hats, and tools, from vehicle manufacturers and participating schools. For their 9th place finish the students were awarded: an all-expense paid trip to New York City and entrance to the International Car Show provided by the Pennsylvania Automotive Association; Half Tuition Scholarship to Lincoln Technical Institute; $10,000 Ohio Technical College Scholarship; $6,500 University of Northwestern Ohio Scholarship; $2,000 Universal Technical Institute Scholarship; a Snap-on Tool Bag; a Snap-on 7-piece Screwdriver Set; and additional apparel and gifts from automotive dealers.
WAHS Automotive Instructor Dr. Mark Watson would like to send a special "Thank you" to Minooka Subaru for providing the Subaru Legacy that his students were able to practice on before going to Nationals. Their staff was very willing to offer assistance with any questions that the students had and went out of their way to assist with the vehicle. Thanks also go to local businesses, the Wallenpaupack School Board, Administration, and faculty for helping our students achieve success. This is Wallenpaupack's 7th trip to Nationals, placing 9th in 2004, 6th in 2008, 11th in 2010, 5th in 2014, 1st in 2015, 6th in 2016 and 9th this year.
WAHS Students See the Wayne County Courthouse in Action
On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, nine Wallenpaupack students had the privilege to meet with Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards and listen to Honorable Judge Hamill preside over a criminal trial. District Attorney Edwards greeted the students and took time to explain the court proceedings and her position as district attorney. During her half hour discussion with the students, District Attorney Edwards stressed the vital need for people to dedicate themselves to serving their communities. She also indicated that professionals must be informed and possess excellent communication skills. Phoebe Cykosky commented, "I admire District Attorney Edwards for her commitment, hard work, and service." The students had the opportunity to hear prosecution and defense testimony. Tyler Stevens noted that the defense and prosecuting attorneys used different questioning techniques.
Additionally, students met with County Chief Clerk Vicky Botjer and Wayne County Commissioners Joe Adams, Brian Smith, and Wendell Kay. The students listened as the commissioners explained their positions, career paths and experiences; all emphasized service, working hard, and the importance of communication and writing skills. Career Coordinator Mrs. Colleen Edwards and the students thank District Attorney Edwards, Honorable Judge Raymond L. Hamill, and the Wayne County Commissioners for providing this career experience.
2017 ARC 5k Color Run / Walk Event
PLEASE NOTE: The Color Run originally scheduled for Saturday, May 13th has been postponed to Saturday, June 10th due to inclement weather. Registration will begin at 8:00 am on Saturday, June 10th. Sorry for the inconvenience!
This year, WASD is hosting the 3rd Annual Color Run / Walk event to raise money for the ARC of Wayne County.
Date & Location
Saturday, May 13, 2017 POSTPONED until Saturday June 10th
Wallenpaupack Area Middle School Complex, Atlantic Avenue, Hawley, PA
8:00 am - Packet pick up / Race day registration
9:00 am - Run / walk begins
You can register for the race or donate online by visiting http://WallenpaupackMSCR.eventbrite.com. WAMS and WNIS students can pick up paper registration forms in the WAMS Café or WNIS Room 210. Cash or check payable to ARC, Wayne County.
The Color Run is a fun, noncompetitive, event where runners will be doused in colored powered at stations throughout the race. Following the race, participants will enjoy DJ ZIP T, free food, and vendors!!!!!!!!
WANTED: Runners for Kids
Summer camp is always a special thing for kids, but it might be even more important for children with special needs. However, one place in our area may struggle this season to make all of those smiles happen. The reason? One of Dyberry Day Camp's biggest fundraisers, that helps send kids to camp in July, is struggling for participants.
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New Vaccination Requirements for 2017-2018 School Year
In the 2017-2018 school year, there are new requirements that students in 7th and 12th grade must adhere to. On the First Day of School in the fall of 2017, unless the child has a medical or religious/philosophical exemption, a child must have had the vaccinations as described in this pamphlet, or risk exclusion from school.
Students at any grade, Kindergarten through 12th, including all public, private, parochial or nonpublic school in this Commonwealth of Pennsylvania must show proof of immunization before they can attend school. This pertains to vocational schools, alternative education programs, intermediate units, special education, home education programs, charter and cyber charter schools.
For more information, please refer to this pamphlet.
Notice Regarding Student Insurance - Updated for 2016-2017!
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.
For updated information about the Cafeteria for the 2016-2017 school year, including the new online payment program, please read this document.
Fine Arts Schedule
North Intermediate Cultural Evening
Disney's "Aladdin Kids"
Wednesday, May 24th - 6:00 pm
at the WNIS Gymnasium
High School Spring Band Concert
Thursday, May 25th - 7:00 pm
at the WAHS Auditorium
Feat. the High School Wind Ensemble,
Concert Band, and Symphonic Band
WAMS/WAHS Spring Jazz Concert
Wednesday, May 31st - 7:00 pm
at the WAHS Auditorium
Feat. the WAMS Show Choir,
WAHS Show Choir, WAMS Jazz Band,
WAHS Jazz Band, and the
Moonlight on the Poconos Big Band
Middle School Spring Choral Concert
Thursday, June 1st - 7:00 pm
at the WAHS Auditorium
Feat. the Middle School Treble Choir
Concert Choir, and Show Choir
High School Spring Choral Concert
Wednesday, June 7th - 7:00 pm
at the WAHS Auditorium
Feat. the High School Chamber Choir
Freshman Choir, and Concert Choir
Admission is Free