FBLA State Leadership Workshop

The students all gathered for an opening general session to kick off the event and then had their choice of a variety of workshop sessions and presentations. These sessions covered a variety of essential information that FBLA students looking forward to continued academic and professional success could benefit from. Pictured are Western Wayne students who attended the event.

Row 1, from left: Julia Sennefelder, Cosette Talarico, and Abby Gogoloski.
Row 2, from left: Claudia Kovaleski, Jillian Dudley, and Grace Hollister.
Row 3, from left: Laura Booths, Skye Smith, Laurel Frable, and Allison Mattern.
Row 4, from left: Gracie Guarino, Paige Barillo, Journey Sosa, and Melissa Petrilak.
Row 5, from left: AJ Merone, Brandon Garnett, Gianna DeBastiani, and Samantha Atcavage.
Row 6, from left: Bailey Walck, Jake Ortola, Dylan Walck, Evan Coons, and Ezra Tetreault.

WW Invites Community to Dec. 15 Holiday Concert

The Western Wayne School District cordially invites the community to the High School Chorus and Band Concert for an evening of holiday music and good cheer at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15 in the newly dedicated Veterans Memorial Auditorium at the Western Wayne High School, 1970 Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436.  Admission is free!  Come out and enjoy our newly renovated facility featuring brand new seats, stage floor, curtains, lights, and sound system.

7th grade STEM Day

On Nov. 20th there was a 7th grade STEM Day carried our by Mrs. Collins and her senior lab techs. Mrs. Collins and her techs invaded the 7th grade physical science classrooms and performed a variety of STEM-related activities with students. Special guest, Sarah Stapleton, from Wilkes University’s Science in Motion program “SIM”, spent the day with our 7th graders as well, showcasing some of the great laboratory equipment SIM loans out to local school districts. The day was a success, and all students gave their best efforts, and behavior.

Seniors featured were: Dakotah Sopko, Alexandra Buckman, Mason Coccodrilli, and Danny Boots


Scranton Times Coaches Fall All-Stars

The following athletes have been names to the Scranton Times Coaches All-Star teams.


First Team – Cole Fuller (Defense Team, DL) and Dylan Walck (Offense, WR)

Honorable Mention– Cole Fuller (FB), Baily Walck (WR and DE), Dylan Walck and Kobe Sauter (Secondary).

Cross Country:

First Team – Jacob Pasake and Second Team – Annie Skirpan

Girls Volleyball:

All Regional and First Team – Laura Booths

Second Team – Rebecca Klemovitch

Boys Soccer:

Second Team – Alex Amorine (Def)

Girls Soccer:

First Team – Emily Christina (Def)

Congratulations to them all!

Western Wayne Student Wins Local NCW Poetry Contest

Reciting original limericks was always a fun activity in Ezra Tetreault’s family.  Little did he know that this skill would help him in winning a local section of the most recent National Chemistry Week Poetry Contest.

“My dad has always been really good at limericks,” Ezra, a sophomore at Western Wayne High School, said.  “I ran my poem by him before bringing it to school.”

Ezra’s chemistry teacher Maria Masankay challenged her students to enter the American Chemical Society’s 2017 National Chemistry Week Poetry Contest.  Much to his surprise, Ezra won the Susquehanna Valley Section of the contest.

“I had no expectations for winning,” he said. “The idea came to me quickly.”

Ezra explained that once he knew the topic for the poem was “rocks” he immediately started to think about writing a limerick because of his experiences with them in his family.  He then started to think of a rhyme scheme and realized that just about all types of rocks end in the suffix “ite”.

After doing some quick research, he found that only three types of rocks do not end in that suffix.  Therefore, he gave Basalt, Gabbro and Pumice a featured line in his poem.  He accented his entry by including a drawing of a volcano and some of the rocks.

His poem has now made it to the national level of the contest.  Ezra’s family and Masankay are invited to attend the ACS Awards Banquet in May where Ezra will be presented with a $50 check for being section winner.

This isn’t the first time Ezra has made it to a national level competition. Last year, he competed at FBLA nationals in public speaking as a freshman.

This year Ezra and a team of two other Western Wayne students Noelle Orehek and Trina Barcarola are working on a presentation to enter into the FBLA introduction to business event, which is a state-level competition. Ezra serves as the sophomore representative for FBLA.  Also, he is sophomore class president.

When he is not writing poetry and FBLA presentations, Ezra plays football and track for Western Wayne.

Ezra loves all of the academic and extra-curricular experiences he is having at school so far and looks forward to participating in more activities.  He also is greatly interested in politics and aspires to join the Coast Guard Academy and possibly work for NASA in the future.

“We are all very proud of Ezra’s efforts in all areas at Western Wayne,” Paul Gregorski, high school principal said.  “We look forward to seeing if he advances in the NCW contest.”


From left: Ezra Tetreault, 2017 NCW Poetry Contest Section Winer for the Susquehanna Valley Section of the ACS, and Paul Gregorski, Western Wayne High School principal.

Administrators Serve Thanksgiving Dinner to Students


As a long-standing Thanksgiving tradition administrators throughout the Western Wayne School District served lunch to students on the Thursday before Thanksgiving.  Both teachers and administrators enjoyed this festive event before the holiday.

Pictured is EverGreen Principal Justin Pidgeon serving students.

Pictured is EverGreen Elementary Assistant Principal Kerrie Fitzsimmons serving students.