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.
Teachers Dress Down to Support 2019 ARC Color Run/Walk
On Friday, June 7th Faculty and Staff Members of Wallenpaupack Area North Primary, North Intermediate, Middle School, High School and South Elementary schools dressed down in support of the 2019 ARC 5k Color Run/ Walk Event. Over 238 faculty and staff members participated in this fundraiser.
The Color Run is one of the biggest fundraisers that helps send students with different ability levels to camp for the month of July at no cost.The funds raised from the 2019 ARC Color Run/Walk race will stay in our local community and will benefit those who attend the camp from Wayne and Pike counties. The 20-day camp will serve 59 individuals this year, ranging in ages from 3 to 21. The 2019 ARC 5K Color Run/walk event was held at The Wallenpaupack Area High School on Saturday, June 8th. Proceeds totaled over $16,223.10 and went directly to support The ARC of Wayne County.
Fifth Grade Career Day at the North Intermediate School
On Thursday, June 13, Wallenpaupack Area Career Coordinator Mrs. Colleen Edwards and North Intermediate Guidance counselor Mrs. Mary Ellen Holbert organized a District Fifth Grade Career Day at the North Intermediate School. High school students who are enrolled in four Career and Technology programs - Allied Health, Child Care, Culinary Arts, Engineering Technology, and Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Robotics - presented information about those programs and their post-secondary plans. Additionally, they discussed the job shadowing opportunities, clinical rotations, food service, and The World of Wonders child care program.
As the fifth graders arrived at different stations, the high school students also demonstrated some of the skills they had acquired through these high school programs. Allied Health students took the fifth graders radial and apical pulses, and used the pulse oximeter, which is placed on the finger, to read oxygen saturation and pulse rate. They also had the students listen to each other's heartbeats.
The Child Care program discussed Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and how their involvement could lead to additional education and career opportunities. They also used the RealCare Babies to show the fifth graders how these simulators monitor caregivers' actions as the students learn about early childhood, parenting, and infant health. Importantly, the Child Care students used the RealCare Baby to increase the fifth graders' awareness about Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Exercise Science, Sports Medicine students explained the job descriptions and requirements for Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists. During a demonstration in the gym, the high school students and asked the fifth graders to perform a few balance exercises that target specific muscles. For instance, as one fifth grader attempted to maintain his balance on a Bosu ball, another fifth grader tossed a ball to him.
The Robotics students used the custom-designed robots to play Swept Away. The game challenged the fifth graders to maneuver the robots to move small balls from their side to their opponents' side. Additionally, they interacted with students by asking for names or design ideas and then giving them a chance to control the robots. Tristan Gladys commented, "The presentation was a great experience. It was fun to see how many younger students are interested in the same things I am and interesting to see that many want to participate in this program."
Lastly, the Engineering Technology students highlighted Aerospace and Civil engineering, Engineering Competitions, and 3D printing. Furthermore, they shared their experiences, showed models, projects, and a video showcase of their work.
The culminating activity was an informative culinary presentation by Chef Lewis followed by a refreshing dessert of strawberry shortcake prepared and served by the culinary students. Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Holbert thank all the teachers and students for their informative career and technology presentations and their passion for their programs.
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
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.