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WASD Students Will Perform for Music In Our Schools Month

The District 9 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association is proud to present its Music In Our Schools Month Concert Series. Concerts will be taking place at the Viewmont Mall in Scranton and at the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, March 2nd, Tuesday, March 3rd and Wednesday, March 4th. There are 22 various performing groups from many area school districts participating this year in both venues, with 3 of them being from Wallenpaupack Area!

At the Viewmont Mall, the South School Choir, under the direction of Miss Jean Shields will perform on Monday evening at 5:30 pm. The North Intermediate Show Choir, led by Mrs. Loriann Kerber, will perform on Tuesday evening at 5:30 pm. The North Primary Second Grade Ensemble, conducted by Mrs. Lisa Holden, will perform on Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm. Please see this press release for other schools and groups performing.

If you are in the area, please stop by and support music education and our fantastic music students!


Little League Continues Challenger Division
for Children with Disabilities

Has your son or daughter expressed interest in playing organized baseball only to be prevented from doing so by a physical or mental disability? Do you want him or her to give our national pastime a try? Then Little League's Challenger Division might just be for you. Established in 1989, Challenger Division gives mentally and physically challenged boys and girls the opportunity to enjoy the full benefits of participation in a Little League program structured to their abilities. Playing with the same uniforms and equipment on the same fields, participants have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, earning awards for their achievements, and learning about the game of baseball, maybe even become a fan.

Challenger Division accommodates girls and boys ages 5-18 or anyone still enrolled in high school, and is designed for those who would otherwise not have the opportunity to play in an organized baseball league. Students from any school district are equally welcome.

Sign-ups are on-line at http://www.eteamz.com/wallenpaupacklittleleague. The costs for this program are being underwritten by the Pike County Bar Association Community Outreach Program, as well as Hawley, Honesdale and Newfoundland Rotary Clubs and through its sponsorship registration fees will be waived.

Practices and games will take place Saturday mornings from April 18 through June 27. The team has also been extended an invitation to play at PNC Field, home of the Scranton Rail Riders, on May 9 immediately following a Rail Riders game.

For more information you can log onto www.littleleaguechallenger.org, or you can go on YouTube and search "little league challenger division". You can also call Alan Cooper at (570)296-7726 for more details.


WSES Teacher Earns the Spotlight on Education Blog


Congratulations to Mrs. Lizabeth Conklin, Kindergarten teacher at the South Elementary School, for being featured on Anthony Salcito's "Heroes in Education" blog this week. Mrs. Conklin has been doing some exciting things in her classroom utilizing technology.

The entire article can be read at this link.


FBLA Members Advance to State Conference

The Wallenpaupack High School Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is proud to announce that a school record of 41 students will be advancing to the 2015 Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference, April 12th-15th at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.

The following students and their chapter advisers, Mrs. Melissa Monte and Mrs. Sarah Smith, will compete for top honors in their events:

  • Business Communication - Deirdre Schmidt
  • Business Financial Plan - Katie Schoenagel, Ryan Strong, Matt Vosburg
  • Business Law - Jazmyne Barto
  • Business Plan - Katlyn Carr, Dan Mele, Billy Rotella
  • Business Presentation - Jess Kellstrom, Jaylee Lundberg
  • Business Presentation - Devin Distilli, Eric Kolvek
  • Business Procedures - Dakota Sopko
  • Client Service - Nicole Pesce
  • Community Service - Katlyn Carr, Alicia Brindle, Anne Monte
  • Computer Problem Solving - Max Turner
  • Database Design - Alex Kryzan
  • Desktop Publishing - Cassidi Cooper, Trevor Reilly, Kristen Denniston, Molly Mowatt
  • Digital Video - Irene Gendelmen, Gianni Iona, Dan Mele
  • Economics - Quinn Williams
  • Electronic Career Portfolio - Anne Monte
  • Future Business Leader - Nicole Crugnale
  • Health Care - Haley Miller, Anna Toppi
  • Help Desk - Zack Kiesendahl, Adam Sands
  • Insurance Risk and Management - Rebecca Fohl
  • Introduction to Business - Jamie Brunette
  • Introduction to Business Communication - Nicole Holzapfel
  • Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure - Laura Carr
  • Management Decision Making - Gianni Iona, John Sloane
  • Marketing - Corine Peifer, Stephanie Roa
  • Partnership in Business - Steve Sura, Ryan Erhardt, Nick McConnell
  • Region 22 Secretary Elect - Dan Mele
  • Sales Presentation - Zoe Cykosky
  • Social Media - Maram Abdallah and Valarie Berryman
  • Spreadsheet - Irene Gendelman

Good Luck Everyone!



Notice Regarding Student Insurance - Updated for 2014-2015!

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.


Online Lunch Account Service Information


This online service will allow parents to monitor your children's lunchtime purchases, make deposits into their meal accounts and have e-mail reminders sent when the account balance gets low.  More information and directions


Pennsylvania School Performance Profile Overview

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has made significant changes in how student achievement is being reported and calculated for schools and districts in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PDE has released what is known as the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile. The public site (http://www.paschoolperformance.org) provides an academic performance score for public schools in the state. The performance score is designed with several purposes in mind:

  • To inform the public of school performance;
  • To provide a building level score for educators as part of their evaluation system;
  • To allow the public to compare schools across the state;
  • To give schools a methodology to analyze their strengths and needs.

While public schools across the states have previously received designations under No Child Left Behind, schools will now receive a performance score based upon many data points. Test scores, progress in closing achievement gaps, and degree of student growth over time are factored into the scoring while other identifiers of high achieving schools are also considered: graduation, promotion, and attendance rates as well as evidence of offering rigorous courses factor into the calculation. Schools may also earn extra points beyond the 100 point scoring system for those students who have earned advanced scores of the state, industry, and Advanced Placement exams.

In addition to the scoring aspect of the site, the public can compare schools across the state. For schools, the site also offers supports for schools to consider as they identify needs in their academic profile. Administrators and staff in our district have begun to review the data.


Wallenpaupack Gifted Parents Association

The Wallenpaupack Gifted Parents Association offers supplemental academic programs which are open to all students in the Wallenpaupack Area School District at either no charge or at minimal cost. If your child is interested in participating in Science Olympiad, Odyssey of the Mind, Chess Club and/or math and writing competitions for the 2014-2015 school year, please contact Lana Tamam at email: lana93@aol.com.

Note: This is a collaborative parent group. The meetings and activities are planned and coordinated by the parents facilitating the group, not the Wallenpaupack Area School District.

Guiding Good Choices 2015
Community Education - Spring 2015
The Sci-Q project at PEEC
Summer 2015 Programs at Lacawac Sanctuary
District Information

2013-2014 District Report Cards

Wallenpaupack Area School District
2552 Route 6
Hawley, PA 18428-7045
(570) 226-4557 ext. 3000
Fax:  (570) 226-0638

The Wallenpaupack Area School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination polices: Michael Silsby, Superintendent, 2552 Rt 6, Hawley, PA 18428. Telephone (570)226-4557 ext. 3000. All material and content on this site (c) 2006-2015 Wallenpaupack Area School District, except where noted.