WAHS Students Participate in Wayne County Manufacturing Day
On Friday October 6th, four students from WAHS participated in Wayne County Manufacturing Day. To celebrate the day, the Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance, the Wayne Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO), the Chamber of the Northern Poconos and the county's Wayne Tomorrow initiative collaborated to present an all-day bus tour to display some of the county's manufacturing centers. The students toured several manufacturing facilities including Boyce Products, Quality Printing and Design, and Sutphen East. The students observed STEM related jobs and technologies during their trip and were able to make connections with the county's workforce.
October Board Meeting Brings Recognition to Three Seniors
With the 2017-2018 school year well under way, the Wallenpaupack School Board took the opportunity to honor three current seniors at their October meeting.
Laura Carr has been President of the Class of 2018 for four years. She is a Gold Award-winning member of the National Honor Society, as well as a member of the Local History Club. She has served as Treasurer of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and has participated in both State and Regional Competitions. Athletically, Laura has lettered in Field Hockey. Laura plans to attend college to major in Education.
Aidan Cunningham is also a Gold Award-winning member of the National Honor Society, and has served as Captain of the Science Olympiad Team and the Scholastics Team, which competed at the National Level, and took 2nd Place in the Regional Stock Market Game. He has been a member of the Marching Band, serving as Drum Major, and a member of the Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, and Chamber Choir, as well as participating in the District versions of each. He also played with the Regional Wind Ensemble. Aiden plans to study Aeorospace or Mechanical Engineering in college.
Emily Mansfield, also a Gold Award-winning member of the National Honor Society, is a member of the Foreign Language Club, earning a Certificate of Honor on the National French Exam. She has been a Section Leader in the Marching Band, and has played in the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Pit Orchestra, District Band, and County Band. She has participated in the Marywood Junior Wind Festival and Senior Wind Festival, been a member of the Stage Crew, and lent her vocal talents to the Chorus. Emily plans to major in English with a minor in French.
The School Board, faculty, and staff of Wallenpaupack wish these students continued success in their future studies and careers.
Rachel's Challenge Rises as Challenge Accepted
Community Wide Go Orange Day Set for October 24
The entire community is invited to participate in the 5th annual Go Orange Day on Tuesday, October 24, by publicly showing their embrace of "a culture of kindness and acceptance of others" first introduced to the area by Rachel's Challenge. The Rachel's Challenge program, which has reached more than 10,000 people in Wayne County and the Greater Forest City area through rallies, projects and "chain reactions", has evolved. Its new name is Challenge Accepted, and it's already thriving in area schools.
"We are excited to take Rachel's Challenge to a new level," said Donna Decker, RN, manager of Wayne Memorial Hospital's Community Health Department. "This year, we're encouraging people to 'go orange' by wearing a Challenge Accepted t-shirt or any article of orange clothing. Keep the flame alive!"
Organizers say Challenge Accepted will remain rooted in the same basic principles as the original Rachel's Challenge initiative: Look for the Best in Others; Dream Big; Choose Positive Influences; Speak with Kindness and Start Your Own Chain Reaction.
Wallenpaupack Area, Wayne Highlands, Western Wayne and Forest City school districts have already launched programs in keeping with the Challenge Accepted message.
Wallenpaupack has scheduled monthly activities such as a bulletin board that is covered in sticky notes with supportive comments/words. Students can take a note and share it with another student, teacher or staff member. In November, their theme will be Pay it Forward...service to those in need. They have also planned a Paupack Rocks! rock garden with inspiring messages.
Wayne Highlands Middle School's What's Your Word campaign challenges faculty, staff and students to choose words that foster a kinder, gentler, more positive environment. The High School has launched a What You Do Matters campaign - a bulletin board with post-it notes, acknowledging students' acts of kindness.
Western Wayne is using "school pride" to advance supportive messages, and Forest City is employing its Forester Television Station to highlight positive messages. Forest City is also assigning students to a teacher who will meet with them to discuss topics such as respect, kindness and anti-bullying.
Rachel's Challenge is a Colorado-based program started by the family of Rachel Joy Scott, one of the victims of the Columbine shooting incident, in the hope that her message of love and kindness would start a chain reaction.
Will you accept the challenge? "Join us on October 24 in any way you can," says Decker, "the Challenge Accepted message is meant to be shared and in a way, shouted from rooftops - it's all positive and hopefully can make a difference in our lives."
Challenge Accepted t-shirts are available in bulk from Platform Industries, (570)499-3902 or individually by calling Sarah at (570)253-9200 or Jean at (570)253-8990. The deadline for ordering is October 10th. For smaller orders, the t-shirts are $5 each.
Challenge Accepted committee members, which also include Wayne County departments such as Behavioral & Developmental Programs & Early Intervention, are collecting stories of how people show their embrace of the program. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your story!
Wallenpaupack is Looking for YOU!
The Wallenpaupack Area School District is seeking Day-to-Day Substitutes for the following positions:
Guest Teachers (Bachelor's degree in any discipline)
Licensed Practical Nurses
An information session for interested parties was held on September 13th at 6:00 pm in the High School Library.
If you were unable to attend the information session, please visit http://www.wallenpaupack.org/employment.asp for instructions on how to apply.
For updated information about the Cafeteria for the 2017-2018 school year, including the online payment program, please read this document.
Information and an application for Free or Reduced Price Meals can be found here.
New Vaccination Requirements for 2017-2018 School Year
In the 2017-2018 school year, there are new requirements that students in 7th and 12th grade must adhere to. On the First Day of School in the fall of 2017, unless the child has a medical or religious/philosophical exemption, a child must have had the vaccinations as described in this pamphlet, or risk exclusion from school.
Students at any grade, Kindergarten through 12th, including all public, private, parochial or nonpublic school in this Commonwealth of Pennsylvania must show proof of immunization before they can attend school. This pertains to vocational schools, alternative education programs, intermediate units, special education, home education programs, charter and cyber charter schools.
For more information, please refer to this pamphlet.
Wallenpaupack Immunization / Exemption Form
Notice Regarding Student Insurance - Updated for 2017-2018!
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.
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