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Wallenpaupack Area Middle School

Home of the Buckhorns  Middle School News



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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WAMS Parent/Student Handbook

CHIP Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program Information

Important Information Regarding Keystone Testing

Dear Parents and Guardians:

The Keystone Exam will be administered to students who are enrolled in Algebra I. The Keystone Exam is a two-part assessment. The first assessment date is scheduled for Monday, May 20th, while the second assessment will be given on Tuesday, May 21st. Although we hope that all students are present for the two-day exam, make-up assessments will be given on May 22nd and May 23rd for extenuating circumstances. Unlike the PSSAs, the Keystone Exam will be administered online. Before the assessment dates, students will complete an online tutoring program to help them become familiar with tools and resources they will have available during the test.

Please review the following state-issued documents at your leisure. If, after reviewing the documents, you have additional questions, please call the office of the Middle School counselors at (570)226-4557 ext. 3055.


Christopher Caruso

Information for Students & Parents Regarding the Dorney Park Trip

The Eighth-Grade trip to Dorney Park is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18th, 2019. Please read this important letter with instructions and details about the trip. Also, be sure to print, fill out, and return this permission slip by Friday, June 7th.

Attention 8th Grade Parents

The annual Eighth Grade Awards Assembly will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Please open and read this announcement for guidelines regarding the procedures for that day.  We hope you will attend, and these guidelines will help reduce the traffic, thereby creating a pleasant experience for all.

If you plan to attend and take your child/children with you when you leave, please fill out and return this permission slip no later than Friday, June 14th, 2019.


8th Grade Scheduling Presentation Available

The presentation slides from the 8th Grade to 9th Grade scheduling meeting held on February 6th are available here, and also on the High School Scheduling page.

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).