The Wallenpaupack Area School District Board of Education will meet in executive session, Monday, April 12, 2021 at 4:30 pm in the High School Library. This session is scheduled to discuss personnel and contracts.
The public work session of the Board will be held at 5:30 pm, Monday, April 12, 2021 in the High School Library, followed by the regular monthly meeting of the Board at 6:00 pm.
Visitors are invited to attend via Zoom Video Conferencing beginning at 5:30 pm and must register prior to the start of the meeting.
To register in advance for this webinar, please go to:
Gabriella Kovalchick - April Fine Arts Student of the Month
Gabriella Kovalchick, of Greentown, is being recognized for her achievements in Band and Choir. Gabriella has been a member of the Marching Band (including 2 years as trombone section leader), as well as the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Pit Orchestra, WAHS Players, and the Local History Club. She has also performed with the PMEA District and Region Bands, and the PMEA District Orchestra. Gabriella is also a Scholar Night Gold Award recipient. She plans to attend a 4-year college or university.
Dieter Burckes and David Chapman Named CTE Students of the Month for February and March
Dieter Burckes and David Chapman have been named the CTE Students of the Month for February and March. Dieter and David
are both seniors in the Automotive Technology Program and have been in the program for all three years. They have recently earned accolades for themselves
and for Wallenpaupack in the SkillsUSA and the Pennsylvania Automotive Association Competitions.
In SkillsUSA David earned 2nd place in Automotive Service Technology and Dieter earned 1st place in Maintenance and Light Repair. Dieter will advance to the State
Competition this April.
The Wallenpaupack Automotive Technology duo also competed in the Pennsylvania Automotive Association State Competition. They scored the highest amongst their
peers at Wallenpaupack and earned the right to put their combined test score up against the top 10 teams in the state. Dieter and David’s combined score was
the top score in the state, earning them 1st place in the 2021 PAA Automotive Competition.
Dieter tied for the highest score in the state on the written test (100+ test takers from 15 schools statewide). For his high test score,
Dieter earned a plaque and an Icon 250 ft/lb torque wrench.
For placing first each student earned a $5,000 Scholarship to the school of their choice, in addition to tools, tool boxes, gift certificates,
automotive apparel and multiple gifts from the sponsoring industry representatives worth over $5,000, totaling over $10,000 in prizes. The scholarship money
will be very valuable to both students as Dieter has already enrolled at Penn College of Technology and David at Northhampton Community College.
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic the 2021 National Automotive competition will not be held, so the seniors' competitive journey is over. However, they did
earn recognition as the top automotive student team for 2021 in Pennsylvania. The Wallenpaupack Area High School Automotive Technology Program is
still the reigning National Champion, having earned the top award in 2019 (the 2020 competition was also cancelled due to the pandemic).
Polar Pop 2021
Wallenpaupack Spirit Team Advances to State Championship
Congratulations to the Varsity Coed Competitive Spirit team for placing 1st in the Coed Division and 2nd overall in the District II Competitive Spirit Championship. The team will move on to the PIAA State Championships to be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 in Hershey. Best of luck at States!
Arts in Education Northeastern PA to Host Free instaARTS Classes
Arts in Education Northeastern PA will host another round of instaARTS classes for students in grades 3-12 this spring! All information regarding the program can be found at aienepa.org. The grades 3-5 classes are a mix of all the arts, while the grades 6-12 classes are organized under arts content areas.
The spring courses run from February 16 to April 17, 2021. Students may take any series of master classes they wish. All classes are FREE.
Elementary (Grades 3-5) Tuesday Class - 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Thursday Class - 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Saturday Class - 10:00 am - 10:40 am
Secondary (Grades 6-12) Wednesday Class / Visual Arts- 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Friday Class / Dance and Music - 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Saturday Class / Theatre and Writing - 11:00 am - 11:40 am
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.