Western Wayne Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Dates

Welcome to the WESTERN WAYNE SCHOOL DISTRICT!

We hope that your child’s educational experience will be wonderful in every sense.
We are pleased to have you as partners in this educational experience. One of our goals is to see that the parents – like the students themselves – feel at home at Western Wayne. Should you ever have any questions or concerns about your child’s education, we encourage you to call the school and talk with those who might be of help.
We are glad to have you with us and we want to assure you that we will do our best to help your child experience academic, social and emotional growth. With your help and cooperation, this will be an excellent experience.

 

REGISTRATION DATES:

1. Lake, Salem, and Sterling Townships – EverGreen Elementary – Week of March 26, 2018
2. Canaan, Clinton, South Canaan Townships and Waymart Borough – Robert D. Wilson Elementary School – Week of March 26, 2018

 

For more information, please visit http://ww3.westernwayne.org/student-registration/

 

Western Wayne Receives 7,000 Grant for Word Generation Program

Debates about banning rap music in school, using animals in cosmetics testing, and deciding who should pay for damage from a natural disaster are all topics that sixth grade students are discussing on a weekly basis as a part of a new cross-curricular program called Word Generation.

Last school year, Western Wayne Middle School Principal Kristen Donohue applied for a grant for Word Generation from the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) and got it. Donohue first heard of the program from Mary Lou Heron from the local NEIU 19 unit.

Word Generation is a cross-curricular program that has elements that are building wide. Each week, teachers introduce their students to five new words that relate to a specific debatable topic like the use of dress codes in schools. Students study these terms in their English language arts, science, and history classes.

The ELA teacher introduces the students to the words and then students apply them in their other courses throughout the week. As a culminating activity at the end of the week, students write a brief open-ended response piece where they have to use the new vocabulary correctly in the context of their writing.

“This program seemed to fall in line with things we were already talking about wanting to do to improve learning at our Middle School,” Donohue said. “We had already been in discussions about finding ways to do more cross-curricular activities. Word Generation has lent itself to be the avenue in which we are able to have even more of those conversations.”

Recently Mary Lou Heron from NEIU 19 and Mary Ann Dudak from PaTTAN came to observe Western Wayne’s use of Word Generation.

After seeing Western Wayne’s commitment to the program in their classrooms, morning announcements, and hallway displays, PaTTAN awarded Western Wayne a $7,000 grant to use toward their continuing work with Word Generation.

Donohue explained how the money will go towards the purchase of materials for the program and to pay for more training for Word Generation teachers.

This past December Donohue, Burke, and ELA teachers Grace Piconi and Jennifer Baldassari gave a presentation about their efforts in Word Generation at a training session at PaTTAN.

The Western Wayne team discussed how they are tailoring Word Generation lessons to their individual student needs and how they are working to make the lessons as high interest as possible to lead to meaningful classroom debates with the new words.

“I am proud of how our teachers presented at the session and of all of the work they are doing with Word Generation in their classrooms,” Donohue said. “I am also proud of the work our students are doing with this program.”

 

From left: Western Wayne Middle School Principal Kristen Donohue, Seth Dedonis, Ayden Connolly, Peyton Cook, Isis Christian, Gino Alcantara, and Dylan Davitt.

Western Wayne FBLA Members Attend Regional Leadership Conference

Over 80 members of Western Wayne FBLA attended the Regional Leadership Conference on December 19, 2017 at the University of Scranton.  Over 400 students and advisers from 10 area school districts that make up Region 22 were in attendance at the conference.

Members running for regional office gave their campaign speeches during the opening session.  Ezra Tetreault was elected Vice President of Region 22 FBLA for the 2018-2019 school year.

The top 5 winners in each event were announced during the award ceremony.  Western Wayne FBLA had the following members place in the top 5:

In Accounting I, Ben Burkhart, 1st place, Claudia Kovaleski, 2nd place and Kaitlyn Juhasz, 3rd place, Accounting II, Dakotah Sopko, 1st place, Mia Giordano, 2nd place, Advertising, Drew Harsche, 4th place, Agribusiness, Jake Brodowsky, 5th place, Business Communications, Lucas Scott, 5th place, Business Law, Samantha Pritzlaff, 3rd place, Computer Applications, Cheyenne Stenlake, 1st place, Computer Problem Solving, Emily Barone, 1st place, Business Ethics, Alexandra Buckman, Taylor Burdick, and Summer Franklin, 3rd place, Client Service, Gianna DeBastiani, 2nd place, Entrepreneurship, Austin Boguski, Evan Coons, and Jake Kunz, 1st place, Hospitality Management, Gracie Guarino, Melissa Petrilak, and Journey Sosa, 4th place, Impromptu Speaking, Kirstin Metschulat, 2nd place, Introduction to Business Procedures, Kendra Franklin, 3rd place, and Cassidy Asinski, 4th place, Introduction to FBLA, Sydney Peet, 1st place and Caleb Hoch, 2nd place, Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures, Darlene Black, 1st place, Kate Mattern, 2nd place, and Brendan Fitzsimmons, 4th place, Introduction to Public Speaking, Lenny Maiocco, 1st place, Job Interview, Danny Boots, 4th place, Management Decision Making, Laura Booths, Ashley Kline, and Sky Smith, 1st place, Marketing, Abby Burke, Lilli Millon, and Krystal Tregaskis, 4th place, Parliamentary Procedures, Morgan Amorine, Caitlin Falloon, Mallory Jablon, Allison Mattern, and Hannah Roedel, 1st place, Public Speaking, Samantha Atcavage, 2nd place, Spreadsheet Applications, Julia Sennefelder, 2nd place, and Word Processing, Jillian Dudley, 1st place.

Western Wayne FBLA was also awarded 2nd place for Outstanding Chapter.

Members of Western Wayne FBLA also had submissions in state-only events.  Students complete a project and submit it to Pennsylvania FBLA to be judged.  The top 10 submissions are then notified if they will perform in their given event at the State Leadership Conference.

The following members have been notified that they are eligible to compete at the State Leadership Conference in Hershey:

The Digital Video team of James Sommers, Jason Telese, and Skyler Skold, the Introduction to Business Presentation team of Trina Barcarola, Noelle Orehek and Ezra Tetreault and Laurel Frable in Sales Presentation.

Thirty-eight members of Western Wayne FBLA are eligible to attend the State Leadership Conference at Hershey in April.