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Three Seniors Recognized at February School Board Meeting

The Wallenpaupack Board of Education continued their tradition of recognizing three outstanding Seniors at the February meeting.

All three honorees are Gold Award-winning members of the National Honor Society. In addition, Natalie Bartkow has participated in Chorus, Chamber Choir, District Chorus, Regional Chorus, WAHS Band, and Marching Band. She was also a Gold Key Award winner in the Scholastic Art & Writing Contest. Natalie plans to attend Eastern University and major in secondary English Education with a minor in teaching ESL.

Jessica Cardone has served on the Executive Council of the National Honor Society, has been Vice-President of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and has been a member of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team that took 3rd Place in the State Competition and went on to the National Competition. She has served as a Student Ambassador, been a member of the Prom Committee, and participated in Junior Leadership Northern Poconos. She earned her athletic letter as a member of the Cross-Country team, and has also competed in Track & Field and Field Hockey. After graduation, Jessica would love to incorporate travelling the world into a medical career.

Adam Haupt has served as a Student Ambassador, and earned his athletic letter in Basketball and Football. In addition, his Football honors include being named NPF Lackawanna League All-Star, Lackawanna League Coaches All-Star, and being a member of the Eastern PA All-Academic Gold Team. Adam's future plans include majoring in International Relations.

The School Board, Faculty, and Staff of the Wallenpaupack School District wish these students great success with their future plans.


Little League Continues Challenger Division for Children with Disabilities

Has your son or daughter expressed interest in playing organized baseball only to be prevented from doing so by a physical or mental disability? Do you want him or her to give our national pastime a try? Then Little League's Challenger Division might just be for you. Established in 1989, Challenger Division gives mentally and physically challenged boys and girls the opportunity to enjoy the full benefits of participation in a Little League program structured to their abilities. Playing with the same uniforms and equipment on the same fields, participants have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, earning awards for their achievements, and learning about the game of baseball, maybe even becoming a fan.

Challenger Division accommodates girls and boys ages 5-22 (if still enrolled in high school) and is designed for those who would otherwise not have the opportunity to play in an organized baseball league. Students from any school district are equally welcome.

Sign-up by logging onto http://www.wallenpaupacklittleleague.com/. The costs for this program are being underwritten by the Pike County Bar Association Community Outreach Program, as well as Wallenpaupack Area Little League. Through their sponsorship registration fees will be waived. Practices and games will take place in Hawley Saturday mornings from mid April through the end of June.

For more information, or if you have any questions, you can log onto www.littleleaguechallenger.org, or you may call Alan Cooper at (570)296-7726.


WASD Students Participate in Special Olympics Ski Program

Students from Mrs. Albion's, Mrs. Jansco's, Ms. Skinner's, and Ms. Simon's classrooms participated in the 2019 Special Olympics Area P race day held at Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain. The athletes from Wallenpaupack High and Middle Schools have been practicing every Monday during the month of January. The athletes competed on various levels earning gold, silver, and bronze medals. Congratulations to all athletes that participated!


Dear Parents and Guardians:


As you may be aware, The Wallenpaupack Area School District has adopted the CareDox Electronic Health Records System to serve as a tool for parents and guardians to interact online with healthcare personnel at their child's school in consultation with their healthcare needs. Unfortunately, only 10% of the students are currently enrolled in the system.

There are many benefits of the Caredox system, including:

  • Providing medical information electronically between parents/guardians, healthcare personnel and school staff.

  • Providing timely notifications when your child visits the nurse’s office (This does not eliminate the nurse phone call to parents)

  • Providing updated health information that is readily available to your child's school

All parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to take part in the enrollment process to help establish optimum communication in relation to your child's health care needs. To start the enrollment process, please visit this page: secure.caredox.com/enroll/wallenpaupack-area-school-district.

For more information on how CareDox helps schools and for parent's frequently asked questions, please visit www.caredox.com/schools and www.caredox.com/category-faq/parents.

Please contact your child's school nurse if you have any additional questions or concerns.


Fatima Whaley Named Fine Arts Student of the Month for February

Fatima Whaley, of Lake Ariel, has been selected as the WAHS Fine Arts Student of the Month for February. Fatima has been a member of the WAHS Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Color Guard, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Show Choir, WAHS Players, and WAHS Players Council, as well as the National Honor Society. She also serves as a Junior Fire Fighter at the Lakeville Fire Company. Fatima plans to attend college to major in Criminal Justice.


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:


2018-19 Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners

  • <em>Go Ask Alice</em> by Natalie Barkow - Gold Key Winner - Ceramics

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation's youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of our community - young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists and science fiction writers - along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process. We are pleased to present this year's winning students and their work from Wallenpaupack Area High School.
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Penn State Scranton Offers SAT Exam Test Preparation Course

Increase your skills in mathematics, critical reading and writing. Penn State Scranton's SAT Review Course offers high school students the opportunity to prepare for these exams in a number of ways.

By utilizing SAT-produced materials and practicing with retired test questions, students become familiar with the time issues and flow of the test; also, they review subject matter with instructors and develop strategies to successfully take the test. This review helps students find a level of confidence and attitude that will take them to their highest potential on the exam.

Dates:Wednesdays, January 16 - February 27, 2019
Times:5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fee:$299 - Materials are included

For more information, and to register, please visit scranton.psu.edu/youth-programs
(Please register for both Math and Verbal to get the complete Test Prep program)

Please call 570-963-2600 or email scrantonoutreach@psu.edu with any questions.


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