School Calendar Amended
At their March 12th meeting, the Wallenpaupack Area School Board voted to amend the 2017‑2018 school calendar to help make up days lost due to weather conditions. The following changes have been approved:
- Friday, March 30, 2018 - 3-hour early dismissal for students and staff
- Monday, April 2, 2018 - Full day of school for students and staff
- Thursday, June 14, 2018 - Full day of school for students and staff
The WAHS Mini-THON originally scheduled for Friday, March 2, 2018 has been postponed until Friday, March 23, 2018 at noon. There will be a community hour from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm if members of the public would like to attend.
If you are interested in donating to the WAHS Mini-THON, please click on this link.
Important Information Regarding PSSA Testing
Parents, Guardians, and Students - Please review the following documents:
WAMS 8th Graders Need Your Vote for Video Contest
A group of 8th grade students is participating in the "What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" video contest. This group has worked hard to create a video for New Wave Furniture, a local company that makes a variety of furniture. Students had the opportunity to tour the facility, located in White Mills, video the tour, and interview the owner and staff. Students used this footage to create a short video about the company. These dedicated students have spent hours editing the video and are very excited about the finished result. The contest is set up as a Viewer's Choice award, so we need your votes! Please go to this link to cast your vote and support our students:
Four Seniors Honored at March School Board Meeting
Despite the ongoing weather-related scheduling issues, the Wallenpaupack Area School Board held its monthly meeting on Monday, March 12th. At this meeting, four members of the Class of 2018 were recognized for their outstanding school careers.
This month, all four honorees are Gold-Award winning members of the National Honor Society. In addition,Kyle Landolfi served as Co-captain of the Science Olympiad, going to the State Competition, and Co-captain of the Scholastics Team, going to the National Competition. He has Served as Producer of the Morning News Show, been a member of the WAHS Players, Astronomy Club and Video Club, and has competed on the Track and Field team. Kyle plans to study Aerospace Engineering after graduation.
Jennifer Langan has served on the Executive Council of the National Honor Society, been Vice-President of the Volunteers in Paupack (VIP) group, and was a state qualifier as a member of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). She was 4th in the state in the Skills USA Health Bowl, and earned her athletic letters as a member of the Field Hockey and Swim teams. She also was a member of the Track and Field team. Jennifer plans to study nursing at the University of Pennsylvania.
Melanie Muehlbauer also went to the State Competition as a member of FBLA, and placed 5th in the state in the Skills USA Health Bowl. She has been a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and has competed on the Track and Field team, and as a member of the Cross-Country team, where she earned her athletic letter. Melanie plans to study Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Carter Schmalzle has served as President of the Technology Club, and also was in the FBLA State Competition. He has lettered in Track and Field and Soccer. He also served as Captain of the Soccer Team. Carter plans to study Computer Science and Business at Lehigh, and to continue his Track and Field career.
As we (hopefully) head into Spring, the School Board, Administration, Faculty and Staff of Wallenpaupack wish these four seniors continued success in there future endeavors.
WAMS 6th Grader Lauren Mercereau Has Her Day in Court
Twelve-year old WAMS student Lauren Mercereau was invited by Wayne County Assistant District Attorney Kathy Martin to shadow her in the DA's office and the court room. Although it ended up being a snow day for the school district, Lauren decided that on February 22nd she would still keep her commitment to spend the day at the courthouse. She was able to sit in on several cases in court, watching the proceedings concerning several first-time offenders and some more detailed and complicated cases.
Lauren aspires to be an attorney, and ADA Martin invited her so that she could see what a day in court was like. The entire staff was very helpful and kind, making it a wonderful experience for her. Lauren is looking forward to spending another day with them some time in the near future. Thanks to ADA Martin and the staff at the Wayne County Courthouse for making this happen.
Wallenpaupack Duo Take First Place at PAA Competition
On February 15, the WAHS Power Technology team of Evan Sennefelder and Andrew Stuart placed first overall at the Pennsylvania Automotive Association (PAA) hands-on competition.
Stage one of the contest consisted of fixing a customer complaint and performing a pre-delivery inspection on a 2018 Ford Fusion. Stage two involved working at five different automotive work stations covering the skills of vehicle suspension and alignment, electrical testing, braking systems, electrical waveforms and precision measuring.
For their effort each student earned a $2,000 scholarship to the school of their choice, tools totaling over $1,000 and automotive apparel and gifts from the sponsoring industry representatives, as well as their first place trophies and medals for being the top team in the state.
Special thanks go out to Wayne County Ford for allowing Wallenpaupack to keep a brand new 2018 Ford Fusion at the school for the students to practice on for the competition. Also, a special thank you to Chaz Breedveld and Roger Kowalski from Wayne County Ford for their assistance in preparing our students. Additional thanks go out to Wayne County Ford employees Joe Ross and Scott Olver (former Wallenpaupack Area High School students) for providing the students with the technical knowledge to work on the 2018 Fusion. The cooperation with local dealerships is a big help in preparing our students for entry into post-secondary education and the workforce.
Evan and Andrew will now move on to the National Competition, which will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City from Monday April 2nd through Wednesday April 4th. The PAA will be sponsoring the duo against the best teams in the country. Last year, students each won numerous scholarships and prizes in the State and National Competition. Wallenpaupack’s Automotive Technology Program has been to the National competition in 2004 (9th place), 2008 (6th place), 2010 (11th place), 2014 (5th place), 2015 (1st in the nation), 2016 (6th place) and 2017 (9th in the nation). Good luck, guys!
Wallenpaupack is Looking for YOU!
The Wallenpaupack Area School District is seeking Day-to-Day Substitutes for the following positions:
Guest Teachers (Bachelor's degree in any discipline)
Licensed Practical Nurses
An information session for interested parties was held on September 13th at 6:00 pm in the High School Library.
If you were unable to attend the information session, please visit http://www.wallenpaupack.org/employment.asp for instructions on how to apply.
For updated information about the Cafeteria for the 2017-2018 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.
New Vaccination Requirements for 2017-2018 School Year
In the 2017-2018 school year, there are new requirements that students in 7th and 12th grade must adhere to. On the First Day of School in the fall of 2017, 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
Notice Regarding Student Insurance - Updated for 2017-2018!
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.
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.