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September Board Meeting Showcases Three Senior Honorees

The first School Board meeting of the 2018-2019 school year highlighted the accomplishments of three members of the Class of 2019.

Cailin Campbell is the Senior Class President and a Gold Award winning member of the National Honor Society, of which she served on the Executive Council. She is also VP of Competitive Events for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and has been a National Qualifier and a State Intern. Cailin is a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), the Friends of Rachel Club, Volunteers in Paupack, and the Local History Club. She has served as Captain of both the Field Hockey team and the Swim team, earning her athletic letters in both. She is also District Champion in the 500m Free Swim and the 200m Medley, a State Qualifier, and a member of the Scranton Times All-Region Swim Team. Cailin plans to major in Biology in college becoming a physician's assistant specializing in pediatrics, and to continue her swimming.

Jack Monte is also a Gold Award winning member of the National Honor Society, and has served on its Executive Committee. He has been the State Secretary, as well as a Local and Regional Officer for FBLA, and has been a State and National Qualifier for the group. Jack was chosen as the 'Kindness King' for Rachel's Challenge, and the Best Editor at the Fine arts Festival. He has also served on the Guidance Advisory Committe. He has won the Buckhorn Award in Track & Field, and the Pack Award in Cross-Country. Jack's post-graduation plans are as yet undecided.

Tyler Wirth, Gold Award winning member of the National Honor Society, has also served as President, Vice-President at Large, and Vice-President of Events for FBLA. He took a Third Place in the FBLA State Competion, and was a National Qualifier. Tyler has served as a Student Ambassador, and as a member of the Tech Club, taking a First Place in the Delaware Valley Engineering Competition, and First Place in the Hayes Physics Competition. He has lettered in Cross Country, Track and Field, and Soccer, and took a 5th Place in the Cross-Country State Championship. His other athletic accomplisments include being named Esmark All-American, Scranton Times-Tribune Athlete of the Week, 1st Team Lackawanna League All-Star, 1st Team All State, Lackawanna League Runner of the Year, Track Team Captain, Fourth Place in the PTFCA Mile Indoor State Championship, Blue Ridge Cable Athlete of the Week, All-Region Selection, Lackawanna League All-Star for Distance, Outdoor State Championship Qualifier, 9th Place in the 1600m State Championship, as well as breaking the Wallenpaupack 1600m School Record. Tyler plans to study Energy Engineering in college and continue his running career.

The School Board, Administration, Faculty, and Staff of Wallenpaupack congratulate these seniors on their accomplishments and wish them continued success in the future.

We Have Found Balance

A new, locally produced video series titled We Have Found Balance has been released to highlight the many issues facing young adults today and open a dialogue between students and adults. The purpose of the series is to help young adults know their voices are being heard and there are resources available to them.

Sponsored by AMSkier Insurance, the six-part series features panel discussions from a wide range of experts in the Western Wayne, Wayne Highlands, Forest City Regional and Wallenpaupack school districts, as well as from members of the Chamber of North Poconos Leadership. The experts included teachers, counselors and community organization leaders from these districts.

The video series focuses on several issues central to young adults today. These issues include time management, stress and anxiety, social media, drugs and alcohol and planning for the future beyond high school. The project concludes with a segment dedicated to specific programs that young adults can access to receive counseling and support, such as the Student Assistance Program (SAP).

Each chapter features interviews with different students discussing these topics, each sharing their experiences and concerns, and followed by a panel of experts analyzing the interviews and providing advice and recommendations for ways students can cope with their issues and resources they can access to get help.

The We Have Found Balance project was inspired by the AM Skier Insurance Eat, Sleep, Play webinar. Wayne Memorial Hospital's long-time Community Health Manager Donna Decker and Wayne Highlands School District Superintendent, Greg Frigoletto and Wayne County D&A Prevention Specialist Mary Paladino, combined their experiences and passion to gather a team of experts to produce this project. This diverse group of community stakeholders got together with one goal in mind; to make something that would resonate with our community's students and their parents.

The videos can be viewed at amskier.co/FoundBalance in any order or watched as one video. The webinar that inspired We Have Found Balance as well as links to other informative talk segments can also be found here

About AMSkier Insurance

AMSkier Insurance, based in Hawley, Pa., is the nation's leading direct insurer of children's summer camps and a resource for personal and business insurance throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. Founded in 1920 by Abe Skier, the company is now in its third generation of Skier family leadership.

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

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.