Wallenpaupack Area High School Academic Achievement Awards
In lieu of our traditional Scholar Night, WAHS would like to recognize the academic achievements of our students through the following videos.
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School Board Honors Senior Catherine Slate at January Meeting
Senior Catherine Slate was recognized for her outstanding high school career by the Wallenpaupack Area School Board at their January 11th meeting.
Catherine has been a Gold-Award winning member of the National Honor Society, and has served on its Executive Council. She has competed at the state level as a member of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and been a member of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Catherine has also been a Student Ambassador, and attended the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference. She earned her athletic letter as a member of the Tennis team, and also served as Captain. After graduation, Catherine plans to major in Economics or Computer Science in college.
The School Board, faculty, and staff of Wallenpaupack congratulate Catherine on her accomplishments, and wish her continued success in the future.
WNIS Receives $500 Education Grant from Onvo
Wallenpaupack North Intermediate School is the proud recipient of a $500.00 Onvo Educational Alliance Grant for 2021. Use of the grant funds will support students' education and stimulate their growth within WNIS's Math and Science Instruction.
WNIS and the District would like to thank Onvo for their generous award.
Alllison Brown is Fine Arts Student of the Month for January
Allison Brown, of Tafton, is being recognized for her achievements in the areas of Band, Choir, and Theatre. Allison has been a member of the Marching Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Concert Choir, WAHS Players, WAHS Players Council, National Honor Society, and the Local History Club. She has received High Honors and the Gold Scholar award. Allison plans to attend a 4-year university to major in Elementary Education.
6th Grader Connor Mosher Takes Second Place in Stock Market Challenge
The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL) is proud to announce that
Connor Mosher, educator Argyro Paspalas’s student from Wallenpaupack School District, has finished the
Statewide Elementary School division of the Stock Market Challenge in second place. This
program is generously sponsored by The Dime Bank. PennCFL provides to all students in
grades 3-12 in Pennsylvania a world-class, web-based stock simulation platform and
curriculum. Students can learn how to invest all year long by using the whole curriculum,
courses, and more, including two ten-week competitions. The competitions are held in
the classroom, by county and state-wide.
PennCFL’s mission is to provide Pennsylvania’s K-12 students with economics, personal
finance, and entrepreneurship skills that elevate their standard of living, quality of life, and
FREE Breakfasts and Lunches for ALL WASD Students Continues
The Wallenpaupack Area School District will continue offering a free grab-and-go
breakfast and lunch program FOR ALL STUDENTS on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am - 10:30
am at the Wallenpaupack Area South Elementary and the Wallenpaupack Area High School. On Tuesdays
students will receive two breakfast meals and two lunch meals. On Thursdays students will receive three
breakfast meals and three lunch meals. Please note that the grab and go breakfast and lunch program will
not be offered over the Holiday Break (December 24, 29, 31).
New On-line Library Resource Available for All WAHS/WAMS Students
To expand our digital library, we have subscribed to OverDrive/SORA, which may be used on any device and is available on all iPads. This will allow students and staff to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from the middle school and high school libraries.
To access the collection, patrons may go to Destiny,
select their building, select the Home tab, and click on the 'SORA, The student reading app' button. Patrons may also go to Destiny’s catalog, using their computer log-on
information, and search Destiny and Destiny Discover (also an iPad app) for books, eBooks, and audiobooks. Student UserIds and Passwords for SORA and Destiny
are the same as their computer log-on information. Staff members should use their computer log-on information for Destiny; Staff SORA log-on information was
sent via email. If patrons are unable to log-on, they should contact Mr. Walutes or Mrs. Saylor.
Please be sure to Select Sample under the book title prior to borrowing the title because some titles have a limited number of checkouts.
All middle and high school library books will be due when students return to school. Any student who wishes to return a book may return these to their
building’s Main Office. Students may send Mr. Walutes of Mrs. Saylor an email to make arrangements to borrow books. As always, if you need any assistance
with resources (books, databases, or digital platforms), please send us an email or call (570) 226-4557, ext. 4224 (for Mr. Walutes) or ext. 5700 (for Mrs. Saylor).
Parents Picking Up or Dropping Off Students at WAMS, WNIS, or WNPS
Parent pickup and dropoff procedures for the Wallenpaupack North Primary, North Intermediate, and Middle School have changed. This video details those changes. All parents driving their children to or picking their children up from these schools should watch this video.
Information Regarding School Notification System - SwiftK12
Wallenpaupack Area SD has recently expanded the use of its notification system to include SMS/Text messages as well as automated phone calls. Additional information regarding setting up and configuring your account through the Parent Portal can be found in this document.
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:
Notice Regarding Student Insurance - Revised for 2020-2021 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 Onward
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.