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Wallenpaupack’s Path to Lifelong Wellness

Overview

On June 30, 2004, the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act, P.L. 108-265, was signed into law. P.L. 108-265 includes a mandate for all public and private school sponsors of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to have local wellness policies in place by July 1, 2006. These policies must include:

  1. nutrition guidelines for all foods available on every school campus during the school day;
  2. goals for nutrition education;
  3. goals for physical activity; and
  4. goals to promote student wellness in other school based activities.

In response to this mandate, the Wallenpaupack Area School District organized district and building level wellness committees with members representing the Board, the administration, school nurses, health and physical education teachers, the director of food services, Wayne Memorial Hospital, the American Red Cross, the community, parents, and students. The district wellness policy was completed in 2006 and reviewed and revised in 2015.  Nutritional guidelines for the food services department, vending machines, classroom parties and snacks, and fund raisers were phased in over a three year period.

The district provides a K-12 health and physical education program and daily recess is provided at the elementary level. Parents are provided with students BMI reports annually. A community education program is offered three times a year, fall, winter, and summer. This program offers many opportunities for the community and students to participate in wellness activities. One of the wellness opportunities unique to our district is the "Walking Program" coordinated with Wayne Memorial Hospital. Our buildings are accessible after school hours for the community to exercise on a regular basis.

If you have any questions, etc., regarding the district wellness activities, you may contact Mrs. Brenda Zeiler, Director Food Services, or Mr. Keith Gunuskey, at the District Office.

Wallenpaupack Area is committed to making good nutrition and physical activity a part of our learning environment.

Goals

The Wellness Goals of the Wallenpaupack Area School District, intended to promote a healthy lifestyle, include the following:

  1. To promote a healthy environment;
  2. To facilitate student learning of lifelong healthy habits; and
  3. To increase student achievement through a commitment to physical activity, health education, and proper nutrition.

Wellness Policy

Please refer to this document for the WASD Board Policy on Wellness

Student Assistance Programs

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) provides a means of identifying and helping students who have challenges that may interfere with their success at school. There are many possible reasons for referral to a student support team.  The Middle School and High School teams are known as "FAME" (Faculty Advisors Maintaining Effectiveness). The elementary teams are known as "SAP Teams". Parental permission is required for a student to receive SAP/FAME services, which are voluntary and confidential.

Information about student assistance programs can be located at http://www.sap.state.pa.us/

Wallenpaupack Are High School FAME Team
James Kane-Principal
Kevin Kromko - Assistant Principal
Jennifer David - Psychologist
Erin M'Liss Bonagura
Michael Guy
David Hamill
Stephen Krushnowski
Denise Morgan
Kristen Nalesnik
Kelly Obermiller
Kevin Pfohl
Katie Schkolenko
Wallenpaupack Area Middle School FAME Team
Christopher Caruso - Principal
Brett Buselli - Assistant Principal
Cara Dougherty
Thomas Hannon
Ann Marie Igoe
Erica McCue
Mark McHugh
David Miller
Mary Ellen Olsheski
George Pittsman
Frank Williams

 

Wallenpaupack Area North Interm. SAP Team
Amanda Cykosky-Principal
Melissa Jones-Psychologist
Margot Clauss
Mary Ellen Holbert
Deborah Katz
Elizabeth Kromko
Susan Morgan
Wallenpaupack Area North Primary SAP Team
Anthony Cavallaro-Principal
Melissa Jones-Psychologist
Tonia Carmody
Denise Genello
Karllina Schmidt
Lisa Theobald
Wallenpaupack Area South Elementary SAP Team
Mark Kirsten-Principal
Jennifer David-Psychologist
Mary Farley-Mell
Jennifer Gatens
Andrea Nakielny
Janet Nolan

Parent Resources

Counseling/Community Services

NHS/BHRS (BSC/MT/TSS)253-0321
Pike County MH/MR (BSC/MT/TSS)296-6484
NHS (Outpatient Counseling)253-0321
Honesdale Behavioral Health Clinic
     Dr. Michael Campbell, MD
253-8219
Family Enrichment Center342-4665
Friendship House253-6913
Northeast Counseling Associates253-9323
Northwestern Human Services (NHS)253-0321
Scranton Counseling Center348-6100
Youth Advocate Program296-5690
Providence Community Services296-6915
Devereux Foundation676-4118
Pocono Center for Psychological Services226-1963
Kathryn Vennie, MS226-4022
Dr. John Reinhardt470-4174
Suzanne Grierson, LCSW226-4444
Kelly S. Magee, L.P.C647-9277

*If in a crisis situation during regular business hours please contact NHS, 840 Main St. Honesdale, PA at (570) 253-0321. If in a crisis situation after regular business hours, please contact Mid Valley Hospital, 1400 S. Main St. Peckville, PA at (570)383-5500.

Food Pantries

Wayne County 253-4262
Lakewood 798-2335
Hawley United Methodist 226-3875
Damascus 224-4410
Newfoundland 676-3624
Lakeville 226-3116

Nutrition

Please refer to the following pdf documents for nutrition information and guidelines: