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Wallenpaupack Area School District is proud to announce free grab and go meals for the summer. These meals are for anyone that is 18 years of age and under. Pick up times are between 4 pm and 6 pm on Monday and Wednesday each week starting June 17, 2024 through August 14, 2024 at our High School and South Elementary School. Monday's bags will have breakfast and lunch for 3 days, Wednesday will have 4 meals. Parents or children can pick up the bags. Someone must be present to sign off that they received the meals and that they will not go to another Sun Meals location to get additional meals.

Please note pick up will be Tuesday, June 18, 2024 instead of Wednesday, June 19, 2024 due to the holiday.


Kindergarten Registration Has Begun!

Kindergarten Registration

Attention parents of all Wallenpaupack Area School District children who will be five years of age on or before August 31, 2024 and will be attending Kindergarten during the 2024-2025 school year: Please refer to this page for registration instructions and to download the registration forms or request a registration packet from the Central Registrar's office by calling (570) 226-4557 ext. 3000.


Middle Schoolers Build Barn Owl Boxes for Restoration Project

Eighth graders from Mr. Ron Ezzo's second block class built 10 barn owl boxes in cooperation with The University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School (Penn Vet) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC). This was part of the Barn Owl Restoration Project. Students learned and practiced valuable concepts involving measurement, reading instructions, and use of numerous tools. The boxes were placed in predetermined locations in Northeastern Pennsylvania by the PGC. Special thanks to Mr. Dan Gumble for his help and use of the Middle School Woodshop.


School Board Honors Three Seniors at June Meeting

As the 2023-2024 school year draws to a close, the Wallenpaupack School Board took the opportunity to recognize the achievements of three Seniors at their June 10th meeting.

Nicholas Bajadek has been a member of the National Honor Society, a Museum Docent at Masker Museum, a Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, a WAHS News Camera Operator and Anchor, a Paupack Hills Grouns Worker, a member of the Local History Club, and a member of the Dunkin' Crew. He has also been a Silver Award recipient for Academic Honors. After graduation, Nicholas plans to attend the University of Scranton to pursue a degree in Secondary Education in order to become an English Teacher.

Emma Cykosky has been a member of the National Honor Society and its Executive Council, Historian for and member of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), a member of the Protective Services CTE and a student member of its Occupational Advisory Committee (OAC), WASA Vice President and Program Developer, a member of the Hawley Hub Advisory Board, and a member of the Basketball team. She has also served as a Firefighter, EMT, and Dive Rescue Member with the Tafton Fire Company. Emma has been a Gold Award recipient for Academic Honors, received a WAI Flight Training Scholarship, and earned her Pilot Student Helicopter certification and her Interior Fire 1 Certification. Emma plans to attend Millersville University to major in Emergency Management and minor in Military Science, Army ROTC, active duty to become a helicopter pilot volunteer firefighter and EMT.

Elijah Peifer has been both a Gold and Silver Award recipient for Academic Honors, a member of the National Honor Society, the Baseball Team, the Football Team, and the Athletic Council. He has also volunteered for the Hawley Library and the Lackawanna Challenger League. Elijah plans to attend the University of Scranton to major in Political Science with a minor in Business and to continue his baseball career there.

The School Board, Administration, Faculty, and Staff of the Wallenpaupack Area School District wish these Seniors continued success in the future.


WAHS Juniors and Sophomores Receive Awards

Seven Sophomores were awarded the Assessment of Civic Knowledge Award. The recipients include Rylan Downey, Liana Lucchese, Sean McGarry, Genevieve Neenan, Joseph Pettinato, Logan Petroski, and Samuel Urevich.

Immanuel Caufield is the 2024 recipient of the Rensselaer Medal. The Medal is awarded to Juniors who have distinguished themselves in math and science. If Immanuel applies and chooses to attend Rensselaer, he will receive $40,000 per year in scholarships, guaranteed for four years.

Alexis Blaszczyk is the 2024 recipient of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Women in STEM scholarship. This scholarship waives the application fee and is in the amount of $76,000 if Alexis chooses to attend RIT.

Five students received the Junior Awards from Wilkes University. The Award is for $8,000. The recipients include Alexis Blasczyk, Immanuel Caufield, Loralie Love, Xaiden Schock, and Owen Wolff.

Sophomores Joseph Pettinato, Sara Kovacs, and Samual Urevich all received a certificate for participating in the 'Senator for a Day' program. Also appearing in the picture are State Senator Rosemary Brown, and Mrs. Melissa Monte, College & Career Counselor.


WAHS Students Participate in Poster Presentation at Geisinger CSOM

Several WAHS students participated in a Poster Presentation for the Biomedical Science Program at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton on May 23rd. Students shared their research on specific types of cancers including Colorectal Cancer, Kidney Cancer, and Medulloblastomas. During the presentations, students highlighted symptoms, risk factors, prevalence, treatments, and survival rates for each type of cancer.

In addition, students presented their research findings to Dr. Caruso and Dr. LaCoe at the High School to demonstrate their enhanced skills gained from the poster presentation process including improved research, documentation, and presentation skills.


NHS Collects Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

The WAHS National Honor Society chapter launched their group service project in early 2024. Having decided to collect aluminum pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, the Chapter Group Service Project Committee involved the entire school district in the drive. According to the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton (RMHS) Web site, "RMHS keeps families with sick children together and close to the medical care their child needs at leading local hospitals." Donating collected aluminum tabs for recycling is a great way for everyone to support this worthy charity. In the brief time the chapter has been collecting, they have stockpiled approximately two hundred pounds of tabs. Pictured (left to right) are the committee members: Olivia Karp, Michael Paltzer, Ehren Keller, Xaiden Schock, Drew Kiesendahl, and Payton McCue. "We welcome the community and area businesses to collect tabs, which may be dropped off at any school district building main office."


WASD Group Travels to Fort Drum

On Tuesday, June 4th, WASD Superintendent Keith Gunuskey, WAHS Teacher Sara Rosencrance, and Operation MOUNTAIN MENTOR student team members traveled to the home of the United States Army's 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) in Fort Drum, Watertown, NY, as guests of Lieutenant Colonel Keith R. Benoit. The WASD team proudly represented the Wallenpaupack Area School District at LTC Benoit's Change of Command Ceremony. Daniel Marcus, Class of 2024, designed and fabricated the plaque, which was generously donated by Valley Glass and Copper Works, and presented to LTC Benoit. The 6-6 Air Cavalry Squadron and its Soldiers have been terrific community partners for the past three years. We welcome LTC Keller as the incoming commander and look forward to our continued partnership.


Fine Arts Department Names Students of the Month for June


WAHS FCCLA Spreads Kindness

WAHS FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) sponsored Kindness Week from May 6th -May 10th. Daily Kindness Challenges encouraged students to positively interact with peers and school staff. Activities included: writing positive affirmations to themselves or others, completing kindness tasks (share a kind word or deed), and writing appreciation cards for friends and staff. In addition, students signed a Kindness Banner and committed to spreading kindness around the building. At the end of the week, FCCLA worked with the WAHS Cafeteria Staff to treat the entire student body to Ice Cream Sundaes.


WAHS FCCLA Sponsors "Let's Glow" Dance Party

On May 10th, WAHS FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) sponsored "Let's Glow" an inclusive Spring Dance. FCCLA members planned the party, so students from a variety of backgrounds could interact and have an opportunity to participate in a spring celebration. Mr. Knisely, WAHS School Counselor, kept the tunes playing while students danced the day away. In addition, Cove Haven Resort generously catered the event and served an amazing meal featuring a taco bar and ice cream sundaes. FCCLA members scheduled the Spring Dance Party during Kindness Week to highlight the importance of inclusion.

A special "Thank You" goes out to Mrs. Rosencrance's 2nd Block Human Growth and Development Class for all of their hard work with decorations and set up! As evidenced by all of the photos of this event, a good time was had by all!!!


WAHS Lifters Make Good Showing at Abington Heights Powerlifting Meet

Three Wallenpaupack athletes traveled to Clarks Summit for the 36th Annual Abington Heights Bench Press and Deadlift Championships. The Buckhorn lifters did not disappoint as they were tested in the following events: Bench Press - bringing the bar down to their chest, waiting for a press call, then pressing it until their arms locked; and Dead Lift -  picking the bar off the ground and straightening their back and legs.

Although only 3 Buckhorn lifters attended this year, they all competed well against very good competition. Each competitor put up personal best numbers during the event.Ben Ostroski, competing in the 220 lb class, completed a 270 lb bench and a 410 lb deadlift. Tyler Gallo, competing in the 242 lb class, completed a 265 lb bench and a 415 lb deadlift. Jamie Stiner, competing in the Heavy Weight class, completed a 300 lb bench and a 440 lb deadlift.


WAHS Auto Tech CTE Students Compete at UTI Top Tech Challenge

On Saturday, April 27th, Dr. Mark Watson, Automotive Technology Instructor, and 3 teams of two students each headed to Exton, Pa. to compete in Universal Technical Institutes' Top Tech Challenge. Wallenpaupack has sent students to this competition 6 times, placing in the top 6 every time and enjoying 4 first place wins.

A written exam narrowed the field of teams from 45 to 20, with all 3 Wallenpaupack teams earning the right to proceed to the hands-on phase of the competition. The exam topics included Automotive Electrical Systems, Braking Systems, Steering & Suspension Systems, and Engine Performance.  The hands-on competition involved workstations in naming automotive gas and diesel parts, braking systems, computer diagnostics, electrical systems, and precision measuring.

Scholarship awards were given to the top 6 teams qualifying for the hands-on portion of the competition. In addition, scholarships were given to the top 6 finishers, with 4th through 6th place getting a 25% scholarship, 3rd place getting a 50% scholarship, 2nd place getting a 75% scholarship, and 1st place getting a 100% scholarship.

The Senior team of Jimmy Kellogg and Damien Riedermade it to the top 20 competition, but did not place in the top 6. Seniors Austin Earl and Lukas McConnell took 3rd place, earning a 60% scholarship to attend UTI, while Seniors Jack Duggan and Clayton DeFebo placed 2nd and earned an 85% scholarship. In addition, the winning teams were awarded tools and tool boxes for the automotive shop.  Our students earned an extra 10% in their scholarship prizes because Wallenpaupack is a National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)-approved program.

All the students enjoyed the experience of competing against teams from the best Career Technology Centers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia, and were very happy to be the only school to have more than two teams make it into the final 20.


School Board Newsletter for the May 6th 8th Meeting

Please click here for information from the May 6th School Board meeting.


WAHS Group Explores the Education Department at ESU

Over 40 WAHS students from the Child Care CTE and the Education Pathway Program visited the Education Department at East Stroudsburg University in February. Students visited with preschoolers at the Mekeel Childcare Center on campus and learned about the methods utilized in the program. They also visited the CREATE Lab and engaged in hands-on activities that promote creativity with children. Finally, students sat in on an Education Class and participated in discussions with ESU students regarding ways to accommodate the special needs of economically disadvantaged students in the classroom.


WAHS Students Explore Healthcare Training Programs at Lackawanna College

WAHS students visited Lackawanna College in Scranton and learned about the many Healthcare Training Programs at the college. Students followed a simulated case study with a patient who received treatment at the following programs: Medical Sonography Lab; Surgical Technology Simulation Lab; Physical Therapy Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant Labs; and Medical Assisting Program. The students were able to gain hands-on experience in the Physical Therapy Lab and were able to assist each other with simulated rehabilitation activities.


Dr. Katie Schkolenko Named Special Olympics North America Outstanding Coach of the Year!

Wallenpaupack has been participating in Unified Sports for the past 6 years. Unified Sports bring Special Education students and Regular Education students together to compete athletically in an inclusive way. Currently, we have Unified Track and Field and Unified Bocce Ball. We also have intramural bocce in the Intermediate and the Middle School.

Coach Katie Schkolenko has been coaching with our Unified Teams since the start of our program. We are honored to announce that she has been named the Special Olympics North America Outstanding (SONA) Coach of the Year! The SONA Outstanding Coach of the Year Award recognizes the coach who best demonstrates the true ideas of the coaching profession in a local program or school. The person leads by example and expects athletes to set and strive to reach goals. During this selection process the nominated coach will be judged on 4 things:  Contribution to Sport in Special Olympics, Coaching Effectiveness, Personal Development, and Leadership.

We are proud to have Coach Schkolenko as our Unified coach here at Wallenpaupack!


HOSA Students Attend Workshop at Lehigh Valley Health Network Center

Over 25 WAHS HOSA Members (Health Occupations Students of America) attended a workshop at the Lehigh Valley Health Network Center for Healthcare Education near Bethlehem, PA on May 2nd. Students were able to tour the high-tech education and training facility which includes a state-of-the-art medical simulation center, an actual size training operating room, and educational opportunities for medical students, residents, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.


WAHS Students Visit OT, PT, and Biomechanics Labs at University of Scranton

  • Nick Tigue is using the Motion Analysis System. The system studies an individual's posture, gait, and movement control.
  • Josephine Leighton, Michael Passenti, Cameron Troch, and Ehren Keller are using Platform Swings in the Pediatric Occupational Therapy Lab which assists children with gross motor skills, balance, and coordination.
  • Olivia Karp, Alexa Kapschull, and Aubrey Folk are enjoying the ball pit which is used to improve sensory integration, coordination, imagination, balance, and social skills.
  • Aubrey Folk is taking in the benefits of relaxation and improved motor coordination on the Platform Swing.
  • Sarah Niemec is displaying a Dynamometer which she used to measure her hand strength.
  • Olivia Karp is utilizing the Vertical Jump Tester to assess how high an individual can jump, as well as leg strength.
  • Lauren Peterman is practicing leg lifts to improve strength in joints and quads.
  • Cameron Troch and Nick Tigue are operating the Automotive Simulator in the Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation Lab.
  • Michael Passenti was fitted for a finger splint during a demonstration in the Hand Therapy Lab.
  • Alyssa DeEsch and Julianna Lofberg are using a Dynamometer to measure each others' hand strength.

 

    Over 20 WAHS students from the Exercise Science Sports Medicine Career and Technical Education Program visited the University of Scranton on April 16th. Students utilized equipment in the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Biomechanics Labs on campus. They learned about the function of the equipment utilized in the clinical labs and were also able to explore specialties in OT and PT.


    WAMS Students Excel in American Scholastic Achievement League Challenge

    Each year the gifted Middle School students participate in the American Scholastic Achievement League Challenge. It is a 100-question online contest where students demonstrate a variety of problem-solving skills and knowledge in the following academic areas: general knowledge, language, literature, geography, science, and mathematics. The students compete as individuals and as members of their school's team in a unique, interesting, and educational program.

    This year approximately 3800 sixth grade students and 9000 seventh/eighth grade students in various school districts competed in the contest. We had eight sixth-grade students, eight seventh-grade students, and five eighth-grade students who participated from the Wallenpaupack Area Middle School. Our WAMS champions this year with the highest scores are Alexa Ezzo from sixth grade and Reilly Buselli from eighth grade. Reilly won the school's champion medal for the second time; she achieved the highest score in 2022 during her sixth-grade year.


    WAHS Students Attend Health Science Day at King's College

    Over 40 WAHS students attended a Health Science Day at King's College in Wilkes-Barre on April 3rd. Students rotated among the following Health Science Programs at the College: Nursing (Visit to the Cadaver Lab); Physician Assistant; Athletic Training; and Occupational Therapy.

    WAHS students are featured engaging in hands-on activities at each station to help them improve their understanding of clinical skills.


    WAHS Student Council Raises Money for PA Breast Cancer Coalition

    The Wallenpaupack Area High School Student Council raised $1500 from the Pretty in Pink basketball game in February to be donated to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. Pictured are Student Council members giving the check to Kelly Kyzer, representative of the coalition. From left to right, they are: Lauren Peterman, Nina Duprey, Kelly Kyzer, Erika Badner, Kyle Carrubba, and Joe Pettinato.


    WAHS Students Attend Psychology Fair at Marywood University

    Over 20 WAHS students attended the Psychology Fair at Marywood University on April 5th. Many of the students attending the Psychology Fair are enrolled in the Intro to Psychology Class at the High School and signed up to further explore all aspects of the field of Psychology. Students participated in hands-on activities involving perceptual, cognitive, social, and sensory skills. Interactive projects revolved around all different aspects of Psychology including the following: Industrial-Organizational; Counseling; Behavioral; Educational; Clinical; Health; and Forensic Psychology.


    Northampton Automotive Skills Contest

    In January, nine Wallenpaupack Automotive Technology students traveled to Bethlehem to take the written qualifier exam at Northampton Community College for their Automotive Skills competition. The top two scores were entered against other Career Technical Programs from throughout the state to determine the six teams that will compete in the hands-on competition. The WASD duo of Lukas McConnell and Austin Earl scored high enough to progress to the next part of the competition.

    The competition is made up of 6 workstations consisting of: Engine Repair, Electrical, Brakes, Engine Performance Diagnostics, No-Start Diagnostics and State Inspection. These six stations combined with the written exam determined the winner.

    Lukas and Austin dominated the competition, earning the first-place medals, $2,500 in scholarships and over $2,500 in tools and merchandise for each guy. The school was awarded a 2015 Chevy Truck to use for training purposes, which will be very useful to allow the Automotive Technology Students to gain experience on newer technology.


    Celebrating Creativity: The NAHS Little Art Gallery

    The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) has unveiled its latest endeavor - a charming little art gallery housed in the High School library. This innovative project aims to foster creativity, collaboration, and a sense of wonder among our students.

    The idea was simple: create a space where students could share their artistic talents, exchange materials, and appreciate each other's work. Inspired by the concept of "little free libraries," the NAHS set out to create a gallery for WAHS. NAHS member Nicole Kuzin-Ilan applied for a Wayne County Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee grant, which the Alice Welker Memorial Fund generously provided.

    Once they received funding, Wallenpaupack's Building Trades students - Derek Burkes, Colin Hertz, Christopher Keene, Garett Olsen, Ethan Sacher-Roslund, John Sasscer, and Nicholas Simpson began constructing the art gallery. With their skilled hands and dedication, they assembled a sturdy wooden structure that now stands proudly near the high school library entrance. The NAHS students then stepped in to add their artistic touch. Sydney Sura painted it in vibrant colors and adorned it with a whimsical design, then members added the first art to be exchanged as well as free art supplies.

    The next time you pass by the high school library, take a moment to visit the NAHS Little Art Gallery. Admire the craftsmanship, leave a piece of your art, and appreciate the talents of WAHS. The NAHS students are very excited to share what they have created.


    ESSM CTE Students Attend Workshops at Misericordia University

    Students enrolled in the WAHS Exercise Science Sports Medicine Career and Technical Education Program (ESSM CTE) visited Misericordia University on February 28th. Faculty from the Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Programs provided an overview of the curriculum and guided students on a tour of each clinical lab. Students learned about the requirements for admission, pre-requisite coursework needed, and clinical opportunities for field placements in the area.


    2024 RYLA District 7410 Conference - June 23rd to 27th

    The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Conference is held each year at Keystone College in Northeastern PA. It is a 5 day, 4 night leadership program for high school sophomores who have shown leadership potential in their home, school, and community. The conference is designed to introduce participants to thoughts and ideas which will strengthen and develop their leadership skills. It also provides an environment where participants may discuss and exchange their ideas with other students from NEPA.

    For local contact information, refer to this document.

    For more information and the on-line application, click this link.


    WAHS Chapter Attends FCCLA Leadership Conference

    WAHS Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members learned leadership skills, presented projects, and participated in state competitions while attending the 2024 FCCLA State Leadership Conference on Monday, March 18th-Wednesday, March 20th. Chapter members returned from the conference with a determination to focus their energies on strengthening families and working on essential career skills.

    The state conference also gave members the opportunity to compete in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition). The following students received awards:

    • Gold Medalist & National Qualifier Interpersonal Communications - Leila Katz
    • Gold Medalist & National Qualifier Professional Presentation - Jill Tait* & Kaelin DeSanti*
    • Gold Medalist National Qualifier Teach and Train - Nina Dupree*
    • Silver Medalists National Qualifiers - Chapter Service Project Portfolio - Mackenzie Tufaro* & Petrina Urso*
    • Silver Medalist & National Qualifier Professional Presentation - Jewel Dickerman*
    • Silver Medalist - Teach and Train - Vivian Yetter
    • Bronze Medalists Chapter Service Project Display - Tati Algermon & Soleil Wright**
    • Bronze Medalists Event Management - Mackenzie Razny** & Thomas Preston**
    • Bronze Medalist Public Policy Advocate - Genesis Perez

    *Childcare CTE     **Culinary CTE

    Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national career and technical student organization (CTSO) that helps young men and women become leaders and addresses important issues in personal and family life, and skills in several career pathways, through Family & Consumer Sciences and related Career and Technical Education programs. The organization has involved over ten million youth since its founding in 1945. FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because it is the only national in-school organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.


    Wallenpaupack Makes Strong Showing at PAA Competition

    Out of eight Wallenpaupack students who took the qualifying exam in December, two students, Jack Duggan and Scott Tavoline, earned the right to proceed to the hands-on portion of the 2024 Pennsylvania Automotive Association (PAA) Skip Wagner Automotive Technology Competition in Hershey and compete against the top ten teams in the state.

    The Wallenpaupack team completed the long day as the 2024 PAA Skip Wagner Automotive Technology champions, walking away with all the hardware and prizes. Scott earned an award, as well as a ½" drive torque wrench valued at over $200, for the highest written test score in the state. The team's combined test scores earned them top honors in the state as well.

    The contest consisted of two parts of 90 minutes each:  (1) fixing a customer complaint and performing a pre-delivery inspection on a 2024 Buick Encore; and (2) working in 5 different automotive workstations consisting of vehicle suspension and alignment, electrical testing, braking systems, electrical waveform diagnosis and precision measuring. The team each earned a Dewalt grinder for compiling the highest score in the workstations and were given a plaque signifying their accomplishment.

    For their overall first-place effort, each student earned a $10,000 Scholarship to the school of their choice, tools, automotive apparel and multiple gifts from the sponsoring industry representatives worth over $3,000, plus a first place trophy and medals for being the top team in the state.

    Special thanks go out to Edw. J. Schwarz Buick GMC for allowing Wallenpaupack to keep a 2024 Buick Encore at the school for the students to practice for the competition. We would like to thank the staff who set everything up and gave our students the scan tool to communicate with the vehicle's computer systems. A special thank you goes to Derek Murray and Jim Corcoran for helping set everything up with the Buick and showing the students how to use the computerized tools from General Motors. The cooperation with local dealerships is a big help in preparing our students at Wallenpaupack for entry into post-secondary education and the workforce.

    Unfortunately, the National Competition is still not being held, but the PAA team from Wallenpaupack still holds the National Champion title, having won first place at the National Automotive Competition in 2019, bringing home over $200,000 for each student and multiple gifts for the automotive program. Wallenpaupack's Automotive Technology Program has been to the National competition 9 times (winning 3 National Titles). The PAA Automotive Competition has been taking place for 23 years and Wallenpaupack Automotive Technology Students have placed first fourteen times.


    WAHS  HOSA Students Excel at State Leadership Conference

    On March 13-15 2024, the Paupack Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Chapter travelled to Lancaster, PA for the 45th anniversary of the State Leadership Conference (SLC). There were 25 competitors and 2 delegates who attended. They competed in various categories including: Veterinary Science, Forensic Science, Public Service Announcement, Medical Spelling, Mental Health Awareness, Pharmacy Science, Human Growth & Development, Dental Terminology, Public Health, Medical Innovation, Pathophysiology, Job Seeking Skills, Nutrition, Behavioral Health, CPR/Frist Aid, and Medical Terminology. The 2 delegates participated in multiple parliamentary meetings including electing next year's state officers. In addition to the competitive events, the students participated in educational symposiums, grand sessions, keynote speaker presentations, bingo bash, dance party and networking with almost 1800 future healthcare leaders.

    Paupack HOSA is proud to announce that 5 students placed in the top three in the state of PA. Caitlyn Mulcahy placed 1st in Veterinary Science, Kelly Hotaling placed 1st in Job Seeking Skills, and the team of Ciara Dennis, Isabella Coyle, Carmella Coyle placed 3rd in Public Health. These students will be attending the International Leadership Conference(ILC) in June in Houston Texas to compete against other competitors from across the globe.


    Our Kids Food Pantry on BRC-TV13


    Arrival and Departure Procedures for the North Campus - 2023-24


    Information Regarding Robo-Calls and Robo-Texts

    Important!

    As inclement weather approaches, Wallenpaupack will continue to utilize the SwiftK12 messaging system to notify families of school delays and cancellations. Please note that as parents/guardians, you can maintain the contact phone numbers used by the system by using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. These phone numbers are maintained separately from the student database by design and are not automatically updated when you inform the school of a changed phone number.  Information regarding setting up and configuring your account through the Parent Portal can be found in this document.

    It is our intent to begin sending SMS text messages regarding delays and cancellations to families in addition to our normal communication avenues of TV, radio, website, Facebook, etc. We will not robo-call families in the morning except in unusual or unexpected circumstances.  We ask that you maintain accurate contact numbers in the SwiftK12 system to facilitate this.

    If clicking on the SwiftReach SwiftK12 link causes a 'Log in.  Your session may have expired.' message, please follow these instructions.


    Information Regarding Flexible Instruction Days (FIDs)

    Please read this letter from Superintendent Keith Gunuskey regarding the use of Flexible Instruction Days.


    Notice Regarding Student Insurance - Revised for 2023-2024 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.


    On-line Learning Resources and Information for Students and Parents


    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:


    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.

    Wallenpaupack Immunization / Exemption Form


    Highmark Insurance - Transparency in Coverage Compliance

    The Transparency in Coverage Rule issued by the federal government requires health insurers and group health plans to provide detailed pricing data for all covered items and services to the public in the form of Machine Readable Files (MRFs).

    Highmark Insurance has provided the following documents to explain and comply with this rule.

    ACA Compliance Bulletin

    Transparancy Mandates Presentation

    School Bus Drivers Needed

    Click on this link for school bus licensing steps:
    https://www.dmv.pa.gov/Driver-Services/School-Bus-Drivers/Pages/default.aspx

    Substitutes Wanted
    District Information

    Wallenpaupack Area School District
    2552 Route 6
    Hawley, PA 18428-7045
    (570) 226-4557 ext. 3000
    Fax:  (570) 226-0638

    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: Mr. Keith E. Gunuskey, Superintendent, 2552 Rt 6, Hawley, PA 18428. Telephone (570)226-4557 ext. 3000. All material and content on this site ©2006-2024 Wallenpaupack Area School District, except where noted.