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Wallenpaupack Area Middle School

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Mr. Christopher Caruso

Mr. Brett Buselli
Assistant Principal

Mr. Frank Williams

139 Atlantic Ave
Hawley, PA  18428-9047
(570) 226-4557

Fax (570) 251-3165

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Attention 8th Grade Parents and Guardians

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Currently, the Wallenpaupack Area High School and Middle School administrators and counselors are beginning to work with students on next year’s selection of courses. All parents of eighth-grade students are invited to a scheduling presentation on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the High School auditorium. The snow date will be Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm.

Wallenpaupack Area High School Principal, Mr. Jim Kane, will discuss the transition to the High School. WAHS counselors will speak on the various high school programs and answer questions about course selection and planning for post-secondary education. Wallenpaupack Area Middle School Principal, Mr. Christopher Caruso, and WAMS eighth-grade counselor, Mrs. Cara Dougherty, will be present to assist in explaining the scheduling process.

Your child will be attending a similar program on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 8:30 am in the Middle School cafeteria. In addition, the eighth-grade students will be taking a tour of the Career and Technical Education Programs offered in the High School on Monday, February 4, 2019 or Tuesday, February 5, 2019. A copy of the High School Course Selection Guide will be provided online on the High School website. Please review this information prior to the evening program, as it provides extensive information about the High School’s programs of study. Your child is welcome to attend the evening program.


Christopher Caruso
Middle School Principal

Jim Kane
High School Principal


Attention Parents/Guardians: Peanut Allergies

This year we welcome several students to our school with allergies to peanuts and/or other nuts. We invite your help and cooperation to help them stay safe.

Reactions range from mild to life threatening. Any exposure to peanuts or nuts may cause an allergic reaction that requires emergency medical treatment. To reduce the chance of this occurring, we are asking that you do not send any peanut- or nut-containing products to school with your child that will be eaten in the classroom.

Children may eat what they like in the cafeteria, where a table is available for students with food allergies.

We look forward to working together with you to have a wonderful year. If you have any questions, please call Mary Ellen Olsheski, School Nurse, at (570) 226‑4557 ext. 3060.


Mary Ellen Olsheski

Christopher Caruso

Dress Code Information - Updated for 2018-2019
The Wallenpaupack Area School District has a dress code for our students.  Students and parents should become familiar with the guidelines before shopping for school clothes.  The guidelines can be found here.

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

Phone:  (570) 226-4557 | press 9 | extension 3057
Fax:  (570) 251-3165

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

Important:  Please be aware that the official opening of school is 7:50 am. Also, please be aware that children arriving after 8:00 am are marked tardy.        

If you are going to pick up a student from school at dismissal time, you must send a note with your child. If someone else is picking up your child, please state so in note. If we do not have a note, the student will be placed on their bus home.

Breakfast Program
Hot breakfasts are served every morning in the MS Cafeteria from 7:30 am to 8:10 am. The price is $1.95. Students who receive free/reduced lunch also receive free/reduced breakfast ($.30).