Mr. Christopher Caruso
Mr. Brett Buselli
Mr. Frank Williams
139 Atlantic Ave
Hawley, PA 18428-9047
Fax (570) 251-3165
WAMS National Junior Honor Society Chapter Has a Great Year
The Wallenpaupack Area National Junior Honor Society wrapped a busy year of service and community involvement. Chapter members collectively provided more than 1,000 individual service hours since the summer of 2018. Members volunteered at food pantries, fire companies, animal shelters, senior centers, the Holiday Toy Drive, churches, community sporting events, and Scouts to name a few. Within the school community they served as peer tutors, mentors, library assistants, Reading Buddies, and service project organizers.
The NJHS Induction ceremony was held on Thursday, May 31, with the addition of 68 new members:
|7th Grade:||Erika Badner||Zachary Jantzi||Daniel Sarro|
| ||Adam Basile||Alexa Kapschull||Alexander Seretis|
| ||Marcia Bem||Elizabeth Karpiak||Sara Shook|
| ||Mackenzie Billbe||Leila Katz||Julia Simon|
| ||Derek Burckes||Abigail Kimler||Michael Soskil|
| ||Savannah Burke||Angelina Krug||Jaime Stella|
| ||Landon Calabrese||Joshua Lake||Emily Sterner|
| ||Kyle Carrubba||Ty Mazzga||Kyla Story|
| ||Emma Cykosky||Kevin McCue||Sydney Sura|
| ||Aidan Davy||Lauren Mercereau||Jillian Tait|
| ||Sydnie Day||Caitlyn Mulcahy||Olivia Tighe|
| ||Ciara Dennis||Delaney Murphy||Nicholas Tighe|
| ||Tiffani Dixon||Katie O'Brien||Mackenzie Tufaro|
| ||Jack Duggan||Garett Olsen||Christian Vargo|
| ||Callie Gelderman||Juliana Olver||Molly Vennie|
| ||Amelia Gordon||Benjamin Ostroski||Holly Walton|
| ||Autumn Gordon||Evan Peppiatt||Mia Waters|
| ||Madison Haberstumpf||Dakota Preziosi||Karleigh Weist|
| ||Leah Haney||Hawkeye Rollison||Tyler Yakaboski|
| ||Ayla Healey||Daniel Salvati||Sadie Zagwoski|
| ||Jake Holbert|| || |
|8th Grade:||Nevaeh Garrett||Gabriella Mancino||Tatiyana Simpson|
| ||Abigail Lopez||Zachary Murray|| |
| ||Emma Mahone||Lily Robert|| |
This was Ms. Lauren Tenbus's first year as NJHS chapter adviser. It has been an exciting year with many great ideas, such as, extending Reading Buddies (a cooperative program with the North Primary school to assist young children with their developing reading skills), to the North Intermediate School, and adding Homework Helpers there as well. NJHS also formed many more committees such as Operation Gratitude which collected over 800 pieces of donations for troops overseas. They also Pied Teachers in the Face to help the California Wildfire Victims. They started up a fundraiser for families harmed by hurricanes Michael and Florence, collected three large boxes of donations for the Dessin Animal Shelter, and assisted with creating two boxes for the Box of Balloons Program, which helps underprivileged families create birthday parties in a box for their children.
8th Grade Scheduling Presentation Available
The presentation slides from the 8th Grade to 9th Grade scheduling meeting held on February 6th are available here, and also on the High School Scheduling page.
Attention Parents/Guardians: Peanut Allergies
This year we welcome several students to our school with allergies to peanuts and/or other nuts. We invite your help and cooperation to help them stay safe.
Reactions range from mild to life threatening. Any exposure to peanuts or nuts may cause an allergic reaction that requires emergency medical treatment. To reduce the chance of this occurring, we are asking that you do not send any peanut- or nut-containing products to school with your child that will be eaten in the classroom.
Children may eat what they like in the cafeteria, where a table is available for students with food allergies.
We look forward to working together with you to have a wonderful year. If you have any questions, please call Mary Ellen Olsheski, School Nurse, at (570) 226‑4557 ext. 3060.
Mary Ellen Olsheski
Music Department Website Now Open
The WAMS Music Department is building a new website to provide information on all things music in the Middle School. It's a work-in-progress, but check it out at http://musicwams.weebly.com!
Wallenpaupack Youth Sports Equipment Exchange
Do you have sports equipment you've outgrown? Would you like to pick up some 'slightly used' equipment at low prices? If you answered 'Yes' to either of those questions, then check out the information on the Wallenpaupack Youth Sports Equipment Exchange.
Dress Code Information - Updated for 2018-2019
The Wallenpaupack Area School District has a dress code for our students. Students and parents should become familiar with the guidelines before shopping for school clothes. The guidelines can be found here.
To report a student absent, between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.
Phone: (570) 226-4557 | press 9 | extension 3057
Fax: (570) 251-3165
Please include: your name, student's name, date and reason for absence. If you have children in more than one building, each building must be contacted. For more information, please see the Parent/Student Handbook
Important: Please be aware that the official opening of school is 7:50 am. Also, please be aware that children arriving after 8:00 am are marked tardy.
If you are going to pick up a student from school at dismissal time, you must send a note with your child. If someone else is picking up your child, please state so in note. If we do not have a note, the student will be placed on their bus home.
Hot breakfasts are served every morning in the MS Cafeteria from 7:30 am to 8:10 am. The price is $1.95. Students who receive free/reduced lunch also receive free/reduced breakfast ($.30).