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Wallenpaupack Area Middle School

Home of the Buckhorns  Middle School News



Dr. Christopher Caruso

Mr. Brett Buselli
Assistant Principal

Mr. Eric Halas
School Police Officer

139 Atlantic Ave
Hawley, PA  18428-9047
(570) 226-4557

Fax (570) 251-3165

Contact the Middle School
Today's Announcements

Lunch Menus


WAMS Parent/Student Handbook

CHIP Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program Information

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WAMS Yearbook Code: 11369618

Dear 8th Graders:

It is hard to believe that your time with us at the Middle School has come to an end. We are especially saddened by the fact that we could not have our traditional end-of-year field trip and ceremonies to give you a proper send-off. Although we could not meet face-to-face, your teachers wanted you to know how much they are going to miss you. The Middle School staff put together a video to offer you all well-wishes as you pursue your future education at the high school level.

As your principal, I want you all to know how proud I am of all of you. This will definitely be a year to remember. Please know I am always accessible if there is ever anything you need from me. Feel free to send me an email if I can help in any way. Good luck in high school!

Best wishes,

Dr. Caruso

Dear Current 5th Grade Families:

Each Spring, WAMS hosts a brief orientation to provide you with an overview of the Middle School as your child prepares to transition into 6th grade. Unfortunately, our current circumstances do not allow us to meet in person to conduct the presentation this evening. Because this information is valuable, we have put together a video with the pertinent information. Please note that an official decision regarding the opening of school for the 2020-2021 school year has not been made at this time. Therefore, information discussed in this presentation, especially the Fall Open House dates and format, is subject to change.

We hope you are well and find this video helpful. A separate video pertaining to 6th grade band is also available below. Please review the video and this document if your child is interested in participating in 6th grade band.


2020 Middle School Yearbook

Attention Parents/Guardians: Peanut Allergies

This year we welcome several students to our school with allergies to peanuts and/or other nuts. We invite your help and cooperation to help them stay safe.

Reactions range from mild to life threatening. Any exposure to peanuts or nuts may cause an allergic reaction that requires emergency medical treatment. To reduce the chance of this occurring, we are asking that you do not send any peanut- or nut-containing products to school with your child that will be eaten in the classroom.

Children may eat what they like in the cafeteria, where a table is available for students with food allergies.

We look forward to working together with you to have a wonderful year. If you have any questions, please call Mary Ellen Olsheski, School Nurse, at (570) 226‑4557 ext. 3060.


Mary Ellen Olsheski

Christopher Caruso

Dress Code Information - Updated for 2019-2020
The Wallenpaupack Area School District has a dress code for our students.  Students and parents should become familiar with the guidelines before shopping for school clothes.  The guidelines can be found here.

To report a student absent, between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.

Phone:  (570) 226-4557 | press 9 | extension 3057
Fax:  (570) 251-3165

Please include:  your name, student's name, date and reason for absence. If you have children in more than one building, each building must be contacted.  For more information, please see the Parent/Student Handbook

Important:  Please be aware that the official opening of school is 7:50 am. Also, please be aware that children arriving after 8:00 am are marked tardy.        

If you are going to pick up a student from school at dismissal time, you must send a note with your child. If someone else is picking up your child, please state so in note. If we do not have a note, the student will be placed on their bus home.

Breakfast Program
Hot breakfasts are served every morning in the MS Cafeteria from 7:30 am to 8:10 am. The price is $1.95. Students who receive free/reduced lunch also receive free/reduced breakfast ($.30).