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Job Shadowing at Elm Tree Wellness & Physical Therapy

Franklyn Paul and Matthew Waz-Fullum, Seniors at Wallenpaupack Area High School, participated in a job shadowing experience with Sue Pasquini, Owner of ElmTree Wellness & Physical Therapy in Hawley. Both students received one-on-one guidance regarding the role and training of physical therapists. They were able to interact with patients at the Physical Therapy Center to get a better understanding of the importance of establishing a good rapport with clients to help motivate them in their treatment.

Inaugural Instant Decision Day at Wallenpaupack

On Tuesday, October 2nd, 11 Wallenpaupack Area High School Seniors participated in the inaugural "Instant Decision Day" with Misericordia University. Misericordia is a private Catholic liberal arts college located in Dallas, Pennsylvania. To prepare for the day, students completed Misericordia's application and had transcript release forms signed. Additionally, they practiced possible interview questions so they would be ready to discuss their academic journey and future plans. During their scheduled interview slot, they came down to the High School Guidance Office and met with Joy Mack, Misericordia's Admission Representative. At the end of roughly a 10-minute interview, students were either offered acceptance to the university or made aware of what component of the application process needed completion (such as taking the SAT). Those who were accepted were also apprised of what scholarships they would be eligible for based on grades, SAT scores and extracurricular involvement. Official acceptance materials will be mailed to each student's home in the next week.

Wallenpaupack Area High School Senior Barbara Gonzalez said the experience was "nerve wracking yet exciting." David Kelly enjoyed the atmosphere of the interview because it was in the school he attends - a place he feels very comfortable. Since this was a new experience for the students, interviewing in a place they have called home for the last four years allowed them to feel at ease and more confident. For most of the students, this was their first acceptance into a college. This was also a very appealing feature of the process - having an answer at the end of the process, instead of having to wait for weeks or months. Seth Brown believes "Instant Decision Day will definitely gain popularity as word of mouth gets out and more students are able to participate.". The next one is already being planned.

Huge Turnout for Women in STEM Symposium

Story by BRCTV13.com

Professionals in the STEM World are inspiring future female innovators in Pike and Wayne County.

Stem technology can be found in every classroom teaching students the possibility of a successful career in the field.

September 17th was the 5th annual Women in Science Symposium hosted by Lackawac Sanctuary and Workforce Alliance.

There was a whole lot of girl power packed inside Woodloch Pines resort that afternoon.

“This is the best turnout I have ever seen and I am so inspired to see how it’s grown.” said organizer, Dr. Katie Leonard of Johnson college. -- Story with video continues at BRCTV13.Com.

WAHS Choir Performs in Europe During the Summer Break

This past June, members of the Wallenpaupack Area High School Choral Program traveled to Austria and The Czech Republic. They visited Salzburg, Hallstatt, Eisenstadt, Vienna, Cesky Krumlov, and Prague. The students had the opportunity to perform three concerts in local churches and cathedrals. They performed a variety of music ranging from classical to gospel. The students had an amazing time exploring new places, experiencing different cultures and sharing their music with the people of Austria and The Czech Republic.

Safe2Say Something (S2SS) Program Under Way

In 2018, the General Assembly passed Act 44 mandating the establishment and use of the "Safe2Say Something" (S2SS) anonymous reporting system by every Pennsylvania school entity by January 14, 2019.

S2SS is a life-saving and life-changing school safety program that teaches students, educators, and administrators how: (1) to recognize the signs and signals of individuals who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others, and (2) to anonymously report this information through the S2SS app, website, or 24/7 Crisis Center Hotline.

For further information, please refer to the following documents:

Cafeteria Information - Updated for 2019-2020

For updated information about the Cafeteria for the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 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

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 ©2006-2019 Wallenpaupack Area School District, except where noted.