2017-2018 School Calendar Amended
At its February meeting, the Wallenpaupack School Board voted to amend the 2017-2018 calendar. Monday, February 19th is now a full day of school for students and staff.
Weather-Related Closings and Delays
Please read this important letter from Superintendent Michael Silsby regarding weather-related closings and delays.
Emma Winagle is the January Fine Arts Student of the Month
Emma Winagle has been named the Fine Arts Student of the Month for January.
Emma is from Tafton and is working in the Fine Art discipline of Visual Art. She is currently working on an AP portfolio in Illustration, with a concentration in "Collections". In addition, she lends her talents to the WAHS Band, the WAHS Players, and the Swim Team.
She has earned the following awards and recognition:
- Gold Key Scholastic Art Award
- Silver Key Scholastic Art Award
- Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Award
- District Band, WAHS Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Pit Orchestra
Emma plans on furthering her education at a four-year college/university to major in Illustration or Graphic Design.
School Board Honors Seniors at February Meeting
Due to the cancellation of school on the day of the January Board Meeting, no Seniors were recognized then. Consequently, four Seniors were honored Monday at the February meeting.
Lauren Higgins is a Gold and Silver Award winning member of the National Honor Society. She has also served on its Executive Council. She has been a member of the Foreign Language Club and Future Business Leaders of America(FBLA) and has served on the Executive Council for Mini-THON. After graduation, Lauren plans to double-major in French and Women's Studies, and minor in International Relations.
Samantha Killiany is a Gold Award winning member of the National Honor Society, and has been a member of the Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Local History Club, and Astronomy Club. She has earned her athletic letters in Soccer, Cross-Country, and Track and Field, as well as making All-District in Cross-Country, All-Star teams in both Soccer and Track, and Regionals in Track. She also served as Captain of the Soccer team and the Track team. Samantha plans to major in Geology at Bucknell University and continue her athletic pursuits.
Robert Opalecky, also a Gold and Silver Award winning member of the National Honor Society, has served as a Student Ambassador, made the Regional Competition as a member of the Environmental Club, and made the State Competition as a member of FBLA. He has also participated in Students Against Destructive Decisions(SADD), Science Olympiad, Video Club, WHS News, and Cross Country, where he earned his athletic letter. Robert plans to continue his studies after graduation, majoring in Wildlife Science.
Jenna Schoenagel, Gold Award-winning member of the National Honor Society, has also participated in Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Pit Orchestra, County Band, Marywood Wind Band, and Marywood Honors Band. She has earned her athletic letter in Cross Country and has also been a member of the JV Softball team and Track and Field team. Jenna plans to attend the Culinary Institute of America after graduation.
The School Board, administration, faculty, and staff of Wallenpaupack wish these seniors good luck in their future endeavors.
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 ©2006-2017 Wallenpaupack Area School District, except where noted.