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Important Information Regarding Keystone Testing

Parents and Guardians - Please review the following document:


Attention: Parents / Guardians of High School Students

Please read this letter from Principal Kane regarding opportunities for student improvement.


North Intermediate Receives ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Grant

The North Intermediate School is the proud recipient of the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Grant for 2018 in the amount of $500. This grant is designated for use by the Math and/or Science department.

WNIS was nominated for this grant by Liberty Petroleum Distributors of Scranton. The school would like to thank Dana West and Tabitha Fea of Liberty, both of whom presented the check, as well as the rest of Liberty! and ExxonMobil for their interest and support of Math and Science in our schools.


Senior Kinzey Brice Job Shadows at Sprout Pediatric Dentistry

On Tuesday, December 11, WASD Career Coordinator Mrs. Colleen Edwards arranged for senior Kinzey Brice to job shadow Dr. Kady Schloesser, Pediatric Dentist and owner of Sprout Pediatric Dentistry. Kinzey observed Dr. Kady for two hours as she examined and cleaned teeth or sedated patients. Kinzey commented, "This time with Dr. Kady made me even more aware of the hard work involved both educationally and in the practice."

Dr. Kady shared her career path, graduating from the University of Scranton with a B. S. in Biology, receiving her D.M.D. at Temple University's Kornberg School of Dentistry, and completing her Pediatric Dental Residency at Temple University's Episcopal Hospital. She received her Pediatric Dental Association Board Certification in November 2016. Kinzey appreciated the opportunity to observe a pediatric dentist in a practical setting.

Mrs. Edwards and Kinzey are grateful for the opportunity to gain real-life perspective about pediatric dentistry practices.


Three Seniors Recognized at December School Board Meeting

December's School Board meeting brought forth three more members of the Senior Class to be recognized for their achievements.

All three honorees are Gold Award-winning members of the National Honor Society. In addition, Jack Mowatt has served as Treasurer of the Class of 2019 and has earned his athletic letter as a member of the Golf Team, of which he has also been Captain. He has been a member of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), the Concert Choir, the Chamber Choir, the District Chorus, and has been a Special Olympics Ski Volunteer and a Football Concession Volunteer. Jack plans to attend Virginia Wesleyan University after graduation.

Rietta Steffen participated in the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Conference, and has been a Student Ambassador, and a member of the Prom Committee, Mini-THON Committee, Environmental Club, and the Foreign Language Club. In September, Rietta was named the WAHS Fine Arts Student of the Month for her participation in the Marching Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra, County Band, Concert Choir, and Marywood Junior Wind Band Celebration. She also lettered as a member of the Basketball team. Rietta plans to attend college to major in English, and to proceed to law school to become a child's advocate.

Mackenzie Turner has served as Secretary and Vice-President of the Student Council, and Vice-President of Membership for the FBLA. She has been a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and the Friends of Rachel Club, and has participated in the Junior Leadership of NE Poconos. Athletically, Mackenzie has lettered in both Soccer and Track and Field and made the Lackawanna 1st and 2nd Team All-Stars in Soccer, and the Lackawanna League All-Stars in Track, as well as All-Region in Track. Mackenzie plans to attend Bucknell University to major in Mathematics and Secondary Education, and to keep running!

The Wallenpaupack School Board, Administration, Faculty, and Staff wishes these outstanding seniors the best of luck in all their future endeavors.


Taylor Davies is December's Fine Arts Student of the Month

Taylor Davies, of Greentown, has been selected as the WAHS Fine Arts Student of the Month for December. Taylor has been involved in the WAHS Marching Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir, as well as the National Honor Society, SADD, Friends of Rachel, and the Golf Team. She has also performed with the Penn State University Clarinet Choir, the Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble, the Keystone College Jazz Band, and the PMEA District Jazz Band, District Band, District Orchestra, District Choir, and Region Band. She has also participated in the COTA Camp Jazz program, and the University of the Arts Jazz Institute. Taylor has also been chosen as Wallenpaupack's performing arts representative for the WVIA Artist of the Week program. She plans to attend college to major in piano performance, with a focus in jazz studies.


WAMS Volunteer Club


On Tuesday, November 13th, members of the WAMS Volunteer Club went on a field trip to help area seniors. The students visited the Hawley Senior Center, where they shared a Thanksgiving gift and well wishes with local senior citizens. They then went to the Wayne County Food Pantry where they packed 250 Thanksgiving meal bags.

Thank you to these students for capturing the spirit of the season!


North Intermediate School Welcomes a New Occupant

Four of WNIS's 5th grade students donated a homemade dinosaur (made through cub scouts) to our 3rd grade hallway. The students in 3rd grade have a reading unit themed around dinosaurs, so they thought this was a perfect place for the dinosaur to make his new home. The boys proudly represent Cub Scout Pack 229 of Lake Wallenpaupack.

Pictured from left to right: Ben Scholl, Logan Petroski, Arthur Schmidt and Joe Pettinato.


The 2018 Holiday Toy Drive is Under Way

Once again, The Holiday Toy Drive, brought to you by The Zipper Junction Project, will be sponsoring gifts for children in need in Pike and Wayne County this year. If you are a family in need of help for the holidays, please contact The Holiday Toy Drive at www.zipperjunction.org and click the big toy truck on the right-hand side to register your child for the program. If you are a family with children that qualify for a free or reduced lunch and are not signed up for any other Christmas outreach program in Pike or Wayne County, you are eligible to participate in The Holiday Toy Drive for your children. If you are not a family in need but would like to help, please place an item in The Holiday Toy Drive bins in the District Office, the lobby of the South Elementary School or any other bin in Pike or Wayne County or go to the website at www.zipperjunction.org and click donate. They are also looking for volunteers to help with the program.


Cafeteria Information - Updated for 2018-2019

For updated information about the Cafeteria for the 2018-2019 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.


Notice Regarding Student Insurance - Revised for 2018-2019 School Year

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.


Vaccination Requirements for 2018-2019 School Year

In the 2018-2019 school year, there are requirements that students in 7th and 12th grade must adhere to. On the First Day of School in the fall of 2018, 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

2018 Winter Fine Arts Schedule

Admission is free

WSES Choral Concert

Tuesday, December 18th - 6:00 pm
WSES Cafeteria

WAMS Choral Concert
Rescheduled

Monday, January 7th - 7:00 pm
WAHS Auditorium

Substitutes Wanted

District Information

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 ©2006-2018 Wallenpaupack Area School District, except where noted.