The staff and students of the Wallenpaupack Area North Intermediate School, along with local veterans and community members, came together for the 2018 Veterans Day Program to honor those who have served our country and those who are still serving. If you were unable to attend that program, please enjoy the above recording of the event. Video is best viewed in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
School Board Honors Three at November Meeting
As is tradition, three members of the Class of 2019 where recognized at the November School Board Meeting.
Christopher Higgins is a Gold Award winning member of the National Honor Society, a member of the Scholastics Club, and has served as President and Secretary of the Engineering Club. He has also earned his athletic letter as a member of the Cross Country team. Christopher plans to attend Penn State University and major in Computer Engineering.
Annarose McLaughlin is a Gold Award and Silver Award winning member of the National Honor Society and has served on its Executive Council. She was named Fine Arts Student of the Month for August, 2018, and has been a member of the WAHS Players, the Marching, Concert, Jazz, and Symphonic Bands, the Wind Ensemble and the Concert Choir. She is a Tradition Holder for the WAHS Players, and has served on their Council. In Band, she has been Trumpet Section Leader. Annarose has also been a member of the Cross Country Team. After graduation, she plans to attend college to major in Nursing - Emergency Medicine, and minor in Foreign Language.
Fatima Whaley, another Gold Award Winning member of the National Honor Society, has also been a member of the WAHS Players, the Show Choir, the Chamber Choir, and the Color Guard. She has served on the WAHS Players Council, and as an Officer for the Choir. Fatima plans to attend college on a Pre-Law and Criminal Justice track.
The Wallenpaupack School Board, Administration, Faculty, and Staff wishes these outstanding seniors the best of luck in their future endeavors.
North Intermediate School Welcomes a New Occupant
Four of WNIS's 5th grade students donated a homemade dinosaur (made through cub scouts) to our 3rd grade hallway. The students in 3rd grade have a reading unit themed around dinosaurs, so they thought this was a perfect place for the dinosaur to make his new home. The boys proudly represent Cub Scout Pack 229 of Lake Wallenpaupack.
Pictured from left to right: Ben Scholl, Logan Petroski, Arthur Schmidt and Joe Pettinato.
The 2018 Holiday Toy Drive is Under Way
Once again, The Holiday Toy Drive, brought to you by The Zipper Junction Project, will be sponsoring gifts for children in need in Pike and Wayne County this year. If you are a family in need of help for the holidays, please contact The Holiday Toy Drive at www.zipperjunction.org and click the big toy truck on the right-hand side to register your child for the program. If you are a family with children that qualify for a free or reduced lunch and are not signed up for any other Christmas outreach program in Pike or Wayne County, you are eligible to participate in The Holiday Toy Drive for your children. If you are not a family in need but would like to help, please place an item in The Holiday Toy Drive bins in the District Office, the lobby of the South Elementary School or any other bin in Pike or Wayne County or go to the website at www.zipperjunction.org and click donate. They are also looking for volunteers to help with the program.
Over 100 students and faculty members from Abington Heights, Honesdale, Lakeland, North Pocono, Pocono Mountain, Wallenpaupack, Western Wayne, and Wyoming Valley West converged at Wallenpaupack Area High School on October 26th for the 2nd Annual Wallenpaupack Area Engineering Competition.
Sponsored by Kiley Associates, this year's competition required the teams of students to build a device with the ability to carry a payload while being fired from a spring-loaded catapult. Every team experienced success and the designs reflected many different approaches to this complex problem. Honesdale High School walked away with this year's top award for their vehicle's performance and design.
Special thanks go out to Justin Hoffmann and Mitch Jacobs from Kiley Associates for designing the problem and for serving as judges. Thanks also to Vince Griffin from E.D. Pons Engineering and to Nick Spinelli from the Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District for serving as judges. We look forward to seeing everyone again at next year's competition.
Patrick Travis Named Fine Arts Student of the Month for November
Patrick Travis, of White Mills, has been selected as the WAHS Fine Arts Student of the Month for November. Patrick has been involved in the fine arts disciplines of drawing, sculpture, and painting, and has served as the Art Club vice president. He has also won the Scholastic Art Award (Silver Key), and the Wayne County Arts Alliance Gold achievement award. Patrick has also been chosen as Wallenpaupack's visual art representative for the WVIA Artist of the Week program. Whatever his future holds, he plans to continue to produce and sell his art work.
WNIS Fourth Graders Prepare for Veterans Day Program
The Fourth Grade Students of the Wallenpaupack North Intermediate School will be participating in a Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Wallenpaupack Area High School Gym. The boys and girls will be singing patriotic songs as well as songs of the five branches of the Armed Forces. They have created a beautiful art display called Veterans, We Salute You, which focuses on our appreciation for Veterans. All students at WNIS are involved in an essay writing contest on the same theme. The winners will read their essays during the program. Area veterans will also be participating in the program, along with community officials, and school administration.
William Theobald, US Army and the Assistant Principal of the Wallenpaupack North Intermediate School, is the guest speaker on this special evening. The entire community is invited to attend and admission is free.
Rachael Tirjan Named National Merit Semifinalist
The 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program has recognized Wallenpaupack Area High School senior Rachael Tirjan as one of the 16,000 Semifinalists nationwide and she will compete for the National Merit Scholarship.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships that began in 1955. More than 1.6 million students entered the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Congratulations to Rachael on this outstanding accomplishment!
Cafeteria Information - Updated for 2018-2019
For updated information about the Cafeteria for the 2018-2019 school year, including the online payment program, please read this document.
Notice Regarding Student Insurance - Revised for 2018-2019 School Year
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.
Vaccination Requirements for 2018-2019 School Year
In the 2018-2019 school year, there are requirements that students in 7th and 12th grade must adhere to. On the First Day of School in the fall of 2018, 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.