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Wallenpaupack Area High School

Home of the Buckhorns

High School News

Dr. Christopher Caruso

Mr. Travis Ey
   Asst. Principal

Mrs. Delia Peppiatt
   Asst. Principal

Mr. John Clader
   Director of School Security
   Chief of School Police

2552 Rt. 6
Hawley, PA 18428
(570) 226-4557

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Attn: Parents and Guardians - Important Notice from Principal Caruso

Please read this letter from Dr. Caruso regarding recent events in the High School.

Attn: Parents and Guardians - Phys. Ed. Kayaking - Permission Slip Required

The HS Physical Education classes will be demonstrating the sport of kayaking to students during the week of May 15th. A signed permission slip is required for your child to participate. Please read this letter for more information and the permission slip. Please note that the permission slip cannot be completed online, but must be printed out, completed, and signed before returning it to your child's teacher.

Attention Seniors - Spring Schedule Information

With the end of your senior year rapidly approaching, many important events will be occurring. In an effort to avoid confusion and help you schedule your spring, these events are summarized in this document. Please become familiar with the important dates and information described within.

Pre-Order Your Graduation Video!

Commencement is right around the corner, and you don't want to forget to reserve your copy of the Graduation Video. The cost is $25 for the first copy, and $10 for each additional copy. Fill out and print this form, and return it to Mrs. Monaghan by June 9th.

Commencement Tickets and Handicap Access Passes

All graduating seniors will be given EIGHT tickets for commencement. If you would like to request more than eight tickets, or will need passes for Handicap Access seating, please fill out and print this form, and return it to Mrs. Monaghan no later than June 9th.

Science Department Welcomes Phoenix

Mr. McConnell's classes would like to greatly thank Evlyns' Exotic Bird Rescue ( for the generous donation of Phoenix. Phoenix is a 5-year-old Sun/Jenday Conure Hybrid (known as a Sun'Day). We would also like to thank Dr. Caruso for the nice letter he wrote to accept Phoenix as well as the rest of the High School administration.

Part of the expectations with the donation of Phoenix is that students are educated about conures and the importance of conservation. We have yet to officially learn about this in any classes, but the students are already asking questions and doing self-research. Phoenix is already making herself at home and dancing with the students and staff. She likes sitting on the shoulders (and head) of the variety of people that visit her daily. She brings a smile to everyone who meets her

Attention: Seniors - Commencement Speakers

Commencement Speaker Information

Please read this letter from Dr. Caruso and Class President Grace Steffen regarding the selection of Commencement speakers for 2023.

Attention Parents and Guardians of Current WAHS Seniors!

Yearbook ads are currently open!

Ads for the yearbook are currently OPEN! You can make the yearbook even more special for your child by personalizing an ad as a loving tribute with your own sentimental message and cherished photo or photo collage. It's quick, it's easy, and it will last forever. Please visit the following link to make yours today!

Wallenpaupack Class of 2025 Class Rings

The Online Yearbook Store is Available Now!!

Buy Yearbook

Your WAHS Yearbook staff is hard at work making this year's great photos, stories, and memories come to life in an amazing yearbook just for you. So now is your chance to own your history, see your life, your friends, your school, and your community - all beautifully captured in Wallenpaupack's 2023 yearbook. It's sure to last a lifetime. Why are you waiting? The regular price for a Yearbook is $55. You can order online by clicking the button above!

Act 158 Information

Act 158 of 2018 (Act 158), signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on October 24, 2018, provides alternatives to Pennsylvania's statewide requirement of attaining proficiency on the three end-of-course Keystone Exams (Algebra I, Literature, and Biology) for a student to achieve statewide graduation requirements. Effective with the graduating class of 2023, students have the option to demonstrate postsecondary preparedness through one of four additional pathways that more fully illustrate college, career, and community readiness.

In July, Act 55 added the following:

Act 55 of 2022 amends the Pennsylvania School Code to further assist students in meeting statewide high school graduation requirements. Effective immediately, any student may graduate via the Keystone Composite Pathway provided the student:

  • Earned a non-numeric Proficient in a Keystone Exam pursuant to Act 136 of 2020;
  • Successfully completes locally established, grade-based requirements for academic content associated with each Keystone Exam in which the student does not have a numeric or non-numeric score of Proficient/Advanced; and
  • Achieves a Keystone Composite score of 2939 or greater for two of the three Keystone Exams (calculated using the highest numerical scores attained by the student, neither of which may be Below Basic and at least one of which must be Proficient or better).

For more information, click here.

Wallenpaupack Area High School Hosts Financial Aid Night

WAHS hosted a Financial Aid Night on Thursday, September 29, 2022 in the High School Library. Over 90 parents, guardians, and students were in attendance.

William Lindsey, PA School Services Manager for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency presented a workshop for students and families titled "Financial Aid 101". The slides from that presentation are available here.  Mr. Lindsey touched upon the following topics: Federal Grants; Pennsylvania State Grants; opportunities for scholarships; and how to prepare for completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) which opens up on October 1st.

As a follow up to this evenings workshop, a FAFSA Completion Night is scheduled for Monday, November 7th from 6 pm to 7 pm in the High School Library to assist students and families while they complete the FAFSA. The Financial Aid Night was coordinated by the WAHS College & Career Counselors.

Parents and Guardians of 12th Grade Students:

All 12th grade students are required to have a second MCV vaccine (for prevention of Meningitis) on record with the High School. If you have been contacted by the school that means we do not have the information required. Please review this letter and return it to the school nurse as soon as possible.

HOPE Program at the Children's Service Center

We are excited to share information with you about a new program at the Children's Service Center. The HOPE program is designed to provide support and assistance to students and young adults who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis for the first time. Please see this brochure for more information.

Students and families can also reach out to our administration or counselors for assistance with any mental health questions or concerns.

Important Information from the Counseling Office:

Important information from the Guidance Office

Kids Food Pantry Available in High School

Hello Wallenpaupack,

I proudly announce our "Kids Food Pantry" here in our high school.

Kids Pantry began last November with the idea that we could make the holidays a little special for our students in need. We are still going strong thanks to the extraordinary generosity of private individuals, our amazing staff and teachers, students, our community churches and businesses.

Your donations are always welcome to keep this much needed pantry going.

Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or at (570) 226-4557 x5242.

The Kids and I Thank You,

Rosemary Musoleno Martynuk

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Dress Code Information

The Wallenpaupack Area School District has revised the dress code for the High School and Middle School.  Students and parents should become familiar with the guidelines before shopping for school clothes.  The guidelines can be found here.

Working Papers

Click on the Student Information link and follow the instructions for obtaining the  Application for Working Papers.


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

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (570) 226-4557
Fax: (570) 251-3156

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.