Universal Publishing Donates to EverGreen Hurricane Relief Effort

Universal Publishing, a company based out of Waymart, donated boxes of school supplies (pencils, books, writing journals) to help Western Wayne’s EverGreen Elementary School in their efforts to aide hurricane victims.  EverGreen and other buildings in the Western Wayne School District conducted a hurricane drive from September 25 through October 13. From left: Justin Pidgeon, EverGreen Elementary School principal and Josh Wasylyk (CEO).


EverGreen Elementary Participates in Red Cross Project

Western Wayne’s EverGreen Elementary School’s fifth graders recently took part in “The Pillowcase Project” presented by The American Red Cross. Through “The Pillowcase Project”, the children learned how to prepare for emergencies, practice what they have learned, and shared their knowledge with family and friends. Each student was given a pillowcase to take home. In the event of an evacuation, students could put their personal belongings in the pillowcase. The school thanks Mr. Jamie Collins for a wonderful presentation. From left: Lily Kieva, Madison Stiffler, Mr. Jamie Collins, Daniel Lodini, and Lance Maiocco.

Governor Commends Western Wayne Business Student

Allison Mattern, a junior at Western Wayne High School, has been recognized by Governor Tom Wolf for placing second in the nation in the Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure event at the FBLA National Leadership Conference held this past summer in Anaheim, CA. Mattern recently received a certificate from Governor Wolf commending her for this accomplishment. From left: Theresa Lubash, business department chair and FBLA advisor at Western Wayne and Region 22 FBLA co-advisor; Mattern; and Paul Gregorski, high school principal.

Western Wayne Hosts 11th Bi-Annual Cavalcade of Bands

A sense of camaraderie over a shared love of music and performance filled Western Wayne’s football stadium on Wednesday, October 11, for the 11th Bi-Annual Cavalcade of Bands.

                Nine local schools presented their field shows for a packed stadium of spectators. Featured schools included: Honesdale, West Scranton, Greater Nanticoke Area, Valley View, Carbondale Area, North Pocono, Northwest Area, and Mid Valley. Western Wayne, as the host school, had the honor of performing last with the audience on their feet watching.

                All of the local bands were awarded participation trophies at the conclusion of the event. The districts involved in these creative and entertaining marching band field shows come to a cavalcade to show their hard work to each other and enjoy a fun-filled evening of music with friends and family.

From left: Kate Hirsch, Rachael Harsch, Alex Filkovsky, and Brit Trutt pose before their performance at Western Wayne’s Cavalcade of Bands.


Western Wayne Band Director Elaine Ort conducted the Western Wayne Marching Band as they played the “Star- Spangled Banner” at the 11th Bi-Annual Cavalcade of Bands.


Meet and Remember Wildcat Night

On Saturday, November 22nd, FRIENDS of WESTERN WAYNE BOYS’ BASKETBALL will sponsor a “MEET AND REMEMBER THE WILDCATS NIGHT”.  Beginning at 7pm the 2017-18 members of this year’s basketball program, including grades 7th thru 12th will be introduced. Immediately following,  the WILDCAT ALUMNI GAME WILL BE PLAYED when those players from the 20th Century challenge players from the 21st Century.

There will be a $3.00 admission to the event, raffles, and fine food at the concession stand.  All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Boys Basketball Program.

Any past basketball players wishing to play must download and complete the application below under “Athletic Documents” or pick one up in the Athletic Office by November 7th.

Fundraiser to benefit new PROSPER program!


There will be a multi-vendor fundraiser to help benefit Western Wayne School District’s new PROSPER program.

This new initiative, Promoting School-Community-university Partnership to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER), utilizes evidence based drug and alcohol prevention programs in the school to reduce adolescent substance abuse as well as other problematic behaviors. It also sponsors Strengthening Families a seven week program for youth ages 10-14 years and their parents or caregivers which improves parenting skills, builds life skills in youth and strengthens family bonds.
Each participating vendor has promised to gift at least 10% of their profit in support of Western Wayne’s PROSPER project. As a society, we all can do our part in strengthening our communities, local families and especially our youth.

Fundraiser dates and times are:

October 11, 2017 at Robert D. Wilson Elementary School from 3 P.M.-6 P.M.
October 25, 2017 at EverGreen School from 3 P.M.-6 P.M.
November 8, 2017 at Western Wayne Middle School from     3 P.M.-6 P.M.

RDW Kindness Club Receives Donation

The Kindness Club at R.D. Wilson Elementary is up and running again for the fourth consecutive year. The club, which was starting as part of Rachael’s Challenge, includes a rotation of fifth grade students who develop projects to spread kindness in the school and community. Last year’s students decided to post kind messages on the new electronic sign at the school’s entrance. A community member saw the sign and called the school to ask about the club. Ms. Booth, the club’s advisor, gave examples of the projects that students had developed over the past few years. The community member (who wishes to remain anonymous) was so inspired that she offered to donate $100 to the cause.

Students (Grace Langendoerfer, Zoe Albitz, Mason Rush, Samantha Linn, Annaliese Dickison, and Madison Weist) will use the funds to buy art supplies, props, and other small necessities to carry out their wonderful projects. Thank you again to our generous donor!


Congratulations Coach Justin Collins

Western Wayne’s Track and Field Coach Justin Collins was recently nominated to the  Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

At Western Wayne High School, Justin was a 3x District II Champion in the Long Jump; a 2x Champion in the Triple Jump; a 3x League All-Star; and 3x Scranton Times All-Regional selection. Justin was a 3x PIAA State Medalist’ twice in the Long Jump and once in the Triple Jump. He was also a 1000 point scorer in basketball, and a 2x League All-Star and Scranton Times All-Regional selection. He was selected as the Wayne Country Player of the Year in 1999.  Just was a 4x NCAA Div II Track & Field All-American in the Long Jump while at Kutzstown   University. He was also a multiple time All-Conference/All-PSAC selection and a 7x Individual PSAC/ECAC Conference Champion.  In 2004 Justin was named Outstanding Field Athlete at the PSAC’s Indoor Conference Championships; the Indoor PSAC’s Track & Field Athlete of the Year; US Track Coaches Associations Regional Athlete of the Year; Men’s Track & Field captain and MVP. He was also named Kutztown’s Male Athlete of the Year. Justin holds many Kutztown and PSAC Track & Field records and led his team  to 3 Outdoor and 2 Indoor PSAC/ECAS championships.

Western Wayne to Host Cavalcade of Bands on Wednesday, October 11

The Western Wayne School District will host a Cavalcade of Bands event on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at their football stadium starting at 6:30 p.m.  Many local schools will present their field shows with Western Wayne set to perform their disco-themed show as the final performance. There will be food and other merchandise available for sale at the event.  The public is invited to come out and support local marching bands. Pictured are members of the Western Wayne Color Guard wearing their YMCA costumes.  From left, sitting:  Ellen Dwyer, Gabby Velez, Kate Hirsch, Bri Trutt, Rachael Harsch, Hudson Malinowski, and Logan Smith.  From left, standing:  Sydney Ely, Carleigh Galliford, Addie Treibley, Becca Boots, April Bresee, and Kayla Peirce.