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).

 

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.

 

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.

WBRE – Fifth grade student’s idea spurs hurricane collection at school

SALEM TOWNSHIP, WAYNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – What started as an idea to help hurricane victims from a fifth grade student in Wayne County has turned into a community-wide collection effort.

When you walk into the EverGreen Elementary School this week, you will see a large table filled with donations.

Students are now collecting food, cleaning supplies and more to help hurricane victims.

“They see it on the news, everything that is going on, they’re talking about it in school, talking about those real-life events,” EverGreen Elementary principal Justin Pidgeon said. “It’s great to see the students want to do something.”

The collection idea started because of fifth grader Austin Kenyon.  To read more click visit: http://www.pahomepage.com/news/fifth-grade-students-idea-spurs-hurricane-collection-at-school/819752177

Masankay Receives Outstanding Chemistry Teacher Award

Mrs. Maria Masankay, chemistry teacher at Western Wayne High School has been unanimously selected by the executive council of the Susquehanna Valley Section of the American Chemical Society as the recipient of the 2017 Ronald C. Blatchley Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher Award.

This award recognizes a high school chemistry teacher in the section who is passionate about chemistry as a science and works diligently to pass that passion on to their students. The award winner is also someone who consistently supports and encourages student participation in annual ACS events such as ACS high school exams and National Chemistry Week programming. The award consists of a plaque, a $100 check and the offer of reimbursement for up to $500 for registration and travel to a national conference related to chemistry education.

The plaque is usually presented during National Chemistry Week in October. The $100 check is presented at the section’s annual awards banquet in May of the following year.

Mr. Bill Dougherty, chair of the Susquehanna Valley Section of the American Chemical Society, will visit Mrs. Masankay’s chemistry class in late October and present her with the award plaque.  From left: Jennifer Bradley, assistant high school principal; Masankay; and Paul Gregorski, high school principal.

EverGreen Elementary Hosts Drive for Hurricane Victims from Sept 25 – Oct 13

Administration, faculty, staff and students at Western Wayne’s EverGreen Elementary School are working as a team to collect items for hurricane victims and would like members of the community to help in their efforts. Principal Justin Pidgeon credits fifth grader Austin Kenyon for this wonderful idea.  Items for the drive can be dropped off at the EverGreen Elementary School.  Suggested items include: nonperishable food, water, paper products, cleaning supplies, school supplies, and baby items such as diapers and formula.  The drive will run from September 25 through October 13. Mike Biondi; owner of Team Biondi LLC, Lake Ariel; has donated a truck to be used to hold all of the goods and will then transport it to where it needs to go to help those in need at the conclusion of the drive.

 

Western Wayne Can’t Hide Their Wildcat Pride

A focus for the 2017-18 school year at the Western Wayne School District is school pride. Some of the efforts for this initiative at the district include involvement in the PROSPER Program, the re-opening of the school store at the high school, the promotion of Wildcat Wednesdays district wide, and the use of the motto: We can’t hide Our Wildcat Pride!

PROSPER is a seven week program to be held at the Western Wayne Middle School to help parents and caregivers and their 6th grade children transition to middle school successfully. The program begins on Wednesday, September 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Interested families can obtain a registration form by contacting the middle school office at 1-800-321-9973 option 2.

The new high school store features a line of Wildcat apparel by the local business, talk Shirty to me. Students in Western Wayne’s special education program will work in the school store to learn transitional skills.   Anyone in the community can buy apparel through the school store online at wetalkshirty.com/WWSD .   Items can be sent to a home address or students can order and pick up items in the store. All proceeds will benefit the Western Wayne School district.

Another way that teachers and students at all buildings in the district will show their Wildcat pride is through wearing black and gold to school on Wildcat Wednesdays.

A final effort to promote pride at the district involves the use of the motto: We can’t hide Our Wildcat Pride! Administration and faculty hope their students say this more and show it in their actions. There are posters throughout the schools promoting pride. Many of them have the motto along with what the letters of the word pride mean for Western Wayne students: prepared, respect, integrity, dedicated, and extraordinary.

Staff and students are working together in all of these efforts to promote school pride at Western Wayne. From left: Jennifer DeNike, assistant director of special education; Cindy LaRosa, director of special education; Becca Tomczyk, cheerleading captain; Eddie Sledzinski, football player; Paul Gregorski, high school principal; and Jennifer Bradley, assistant high school principal.

Vaccination Requirements for 2017

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 the pamphlet below, 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 the refer to the pamphlet below.

Grade Book Parent Portal

In preparation for the 2017-18 school year, the Western Wayne School District will be collecting demographic information, emergency card information, and signature forms online through the Parent Portal on Grade Book. The following information will be available for your review and edit through this Parent Portal on Grade Book:

  • Student Demographic Information
  • Emergency Card Information
  • Medical Information
  • Handbook Forms
  • Lunch Account Balance
  • Class Assignment and Grades (MS/HS only)
  • Emergency Release Information
  • Attendance

To access the Parent Portal

  1. Visit http://www.westernwayne.org.
  2. Click the link: “Students/Parents”.
  3. Select “GradeBook Parent”
  4. Enter your unique login. (You will be prompted to change your password and enter a valid email address).

 

Download a copy of our frequently asked questions:

 

If you need assistance with Grade Book’s Parent Portal, please contact the building secretary at your student’s school:

  • EverGreen: 800-321-9973 (x 3)
  • Robert D. Wilson: 800-321-9973 (x 4)
  • Middle School: 800-321-9973 (x 2)
  • High School: 800-321-9973 (x 1)

 

We are excited to offer this opportunity to complete these forms online. As a convenience to you, there will be computers available at each of the school buildings for your use to complete these forms during Orientations and Open House.

Sincerely,

WWSD Administrative Team

 

 

2017 Late Bus Routes

 

The northbound late buses will travel the following routes:

Late bus #46 will leave R.D. Wilson at 5:00 pm, will leave the middle school at 5:15 pm and the high school at 5:30 pm. From middle and high school north on Rt. 296, stop at Country Trails, right onto St. Tikons Rd. to left onto Tuthill Rd. to left onto Owego Turnpike then right onto Belmont St. (Rt. 296). Pulls into R.D. Wilson then continues north on Rt. 296 to Elk Lake Dr. to Cole Rd. Turns around on Cole Rd., back to Stanton Dr. Turn left on Stanton Dr., back to Rt. 296 to Rt. 247 turning around. Going back to Rt. 247, Creamton Dr. to Rt. 170. Left onto Rt. 170 to Yarrns Rd. Turning around and going back down Rt. 170 to Rt. 6 to Cavage bus garage. The bus will stop along route as needed.
Late bus #5 will leave R.D. Wilson at 5:30 pm, will leave the middle school at 5:45 pm, the high school at 6:00 pm. From the middle and high school north on Rt. 296. Pulls into R.D. Wilson, then continues north on Rt. 296 to Elk Lake Dr., then to Cole Rd. Turns around on Cole Rd., back to Stanton Dr. Turn left on Stanton Dr., back to Rt. 296, to Rt. 247 turning around. Going back to Rt. 247 Creamton Dr. to Rt. 170. Left onto Rt. 170 to Yarrns Rd. Turning around going back down Rt. 170 to Rt. 6 to Cavage bus garage. The bus will stop along the route as needed.

 

The southbound late buses will travel the following routes:

Bus #84 leaves the middle school at 5:15 pm and the high school at 5:30 pm and goes down Rt. 296. It takes a left on Tresslarville Rd. toward Lake Ariel corners and then a right on Rt. 191 toward Hamlin. It stops at every house along the way if there is a drop off. Once to Hamlin corners, it takes a left and goes to the Hideout main gate. After departing the Main Lodge, the bus will also proceed to the North Rec Hideout Station if necessary. It then leaves the Hideout and takes a left toward Hawley, it takes a right on Ledgedale Rd., crosses over Goose Pond Rd. and continues on Ledgedale Rd. to Sledzinski Rd., where it turns around and goes back out to Rt. 590 exactly the way it came in. It then takes a right on Rt. 590 and continues on until reaching Everly Rd. across from Pranzo’s Service Station. It takes a right on Everly Rd. and follows that to the intersection of Goose Pond Rd. at the Totem Pole Inn. It crosses straight across this intersection onto St. Mary’s Church Rd. and follows this to the end, then takes a left on Ledgedale Rd. toward Indian Rocks. It follows Ledgedale Rd. out to Rt. 191, takes a left on Rt. 1915 and then a right onto Moon Rd. and then a left up Callapoose to the garage.

Bus #3 leaves the middle school at 5:15 pm and the high school at 5:30 pm and heads down Rt. 296 and takes the left toward Gravity. It gets to the top of the hill then takes a right toward Lake Ariel corners. It stops at St. Thomas Moore Church and then goes up Tresslarville Rd. and then takes a left on Rt. 296 again toward Morgan Hill. This late bus will pass the Evergreen School and can make a drop there in the rear if necessary. Once to Hamlin corners it takes a right on Rt. 590, bear right on Rt. 348 and then a right on Maplewood Rd. It will bear right on Fernwood Rd, then make a left at the Ryan Hill/Freighthouse Rd. intersection. It then comes back down to Maplewood Rd., takes a left and comes back out to Rt. 348. It then makes a right on Trace Rd., then a right on Lake Henry Rd. and proceeds to the Maplewood Fire Hall where it will turn around and come back out Lake Henry Rd. to Rt. 348 near Aurel’s. It takes a left on Rt. 348 and then a right on Parry Rd., crosses over Rt. 590 and then a left on Neville Rd. Follows Neville to the end and then takes a right onto Spring Hill Rd. The bus goes only as far as Sterling Gardens Rd. and then turns around and comes back Spring Hill Rd. and follows it all the way to Sterling corners and then takes a right onto Rt. 196 and goes to Pocono Springs where it turns around and then comes home past Pradon Rd which is the last designated stop. The bus then returns to the garage via Moon Rd and Callapoose Rd.

Bus #60 will leave the middle school at 5:55 pm and the high school at 6:00 pm and take anyone living in the south end of the district who could not fit on buses 3 & 84 or finishing activities later than 5:30. This late bus will cover all roads and intersections noted above for buses 3 & 84 except for the Hideout North Recreation station. The Route 60 bus will only stop at the Main Lodge within the Hideout.