Wallenpaupack’s Path to Lifelong Wellness
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:
- nutrition guidelines for all foods available on every school campus during the school day;
- goals for nutrition education;
- goals for physical activity; and
- 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.
The Wellness Goals of the Wallenpaupack Area School District, intended to promote a healthy lifestyle, include the following:
- To promote a healthy environment;
- To facilitate student learning of lifelong healthy habits; and
- To increase student achievement through a commitment to physical activity, health education, and proper nutrition.
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
Kevin Kromko - Assistant Principal
Jennifer David - Psychologist
Erin M'Liss Bonagura
Wallenpaupack Area Middle School FAME Team|
Christopher Caruso - Principal
Brett Buselli - Assistant Principal
Ann Marie Igoe
Mary Ellen Olsheski
|Wallenpaupack Area North Interm. SAP Team
Mary Ellen Holbert
|Wallenpaupack Area North Primary SAP Team
|Wallenpaupack Area South Elementary SAP Team|
|Pike County MH/MR (BSC/MT/TSS)||296-6484|
|NHS (Outpatient Counseling)||253-0321|
|Honesdale Behavioral Health Clinic|
Dr. Michael Campbell, MD
|Family Enrichment Center||342-4665|
|Northeast Counseling Associates||253-9323|
|Northwestern Human Services (NHS)||253-0321|
|Scranton Counseling Center||348-6100|
|Youth Advocate Program||296-5690|
|Providence Community Services||296-6915|
|Pocono Center for Psychological Services||226-1963|
|Kathryn Vennie, MS||226-4022|
|Dr. John Reinhardt||470-4174|
|Suzanne Grierson, LCSW||226-4444|
|Kelly S. Magee, L.P.C||647-9277|
*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.
|Hawley United Methodist||226-3875|
Please refer to the following pdf documents for nutrition information and guidelines: