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2017 – 2018 ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION

Scheduling for 2017-18 School Year:

The Online Scheduling window will be open from Friday, January 20th to Wednesday, February 1st at 10:00 PM. Student were given instructions on how to schedule their classes for the 2017-18 school year.  Please reference the curriculum guide when making course selections.  If there are questions, please feel free to contact the Guidance Department.

Scholarships & Career Opportunities:

Be sure to check back often! These change monthly!

March 2017 – UPDATED (3/23/17)

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October 2016

LIFELINE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE $9.25/MONTH BROADBAND/INTERNET SERVICES TO LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

The Federal Communications Commission today modernized and reformed its Lifeline program to help low income consumers afford access to the 21st Century’s vital communications network: the Internet.

 

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

SUICIDE AWARENESS, PREVENTION AND RESPONSE

The following is the board approved policy regarding suicide awareness, prevention and response.

 

Tips for Parents

8 Skills all 18 Year Olds Should Have:

 

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MATTHEW FITZSIMMONS
HIGH SCHOOL PUPIL SERVICE COORDINATOR

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KASEY GRIBBLE
COUNSELOR GRADES 9-12 (M-Z)

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RENEE CHERNIN
COUNSELOR GRADES 9 – 12
(IEP AND 504)

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JOSEPH TOTSKY
MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELOR 504S,
7TH & 8TH GRADE

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Lisa Jacques
MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Wildcats Acting Kindly

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Scholarship Criteria Application Online Due Date
R.E.S.C.U.E. Benjamin B. Stone Memorial Scholarship Provides two post-secondary scholarships to high school graduates who, write a winning essay addressing his or her past environmental interests and accomplishments and describing future plans to protect the environment. The delegated selection committee is responsible for selecting the recipient in consultation with The Community Foundation. Award for 2017 is $500.00. https://community-foundation.org/scholarships

 

March 27, 2017
PA Elk State Association Open to students who are a child or grandchild of a living Elk member. Accepting students who are furthering their education. http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy/rules.cfm

 

March 31, 2017
Mike Munchak Community Service Scholarship The United Way of Lackawanna & Wayne Counties has established a scholarship to assist high school students from Lackawanna & Wayne Counties, who plan to pursue a post-secondary education.  Students must be involved in community service activities in programs funded by this United Way, full time resident of Lackawanna or Wayne County and be accepted by and accredited university, college, or trade school, in a 2 or 4-year degree program for 2016-17. See guidance for application/information March 31, 2017
National Federation of the Blind Open to seniors who are blind and are considering continuing their education at a college or university. http://www.nfb.org/scholarships March 31, 2017
Albert S. Liperini Scholarship for Social Workers Candidates for graduate and undergraduate programs who demonstrate a commitment to the field of social work. Preference will be given to those who will likely serve in Wayne County. Request an application from the Wayne County Community Foundation website April 1, 2017
Cinderella’s Closet of NEPA Scholarship Award Open to one female or female-identified senior student per year currently attending a high school program within the NEPA counties of Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, or Wyoming. The amount of the award shall be a one-time gift of $500.00.

The student shall have demonstrated characteristics of:

25 or more volunteer hours documented for a non-profit organization in

Northeast Pennsylvania, Grade point average of 3.0 or greater, Plans to pursue a post-secondary school education.

See guidance for application/information April 1, 2017
Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Open to seniors who have their acceptance letter into a nursing program. Then you have to write a one-page paper on why you are pursuing a career in nursing. See guidance for application/information April 1, 2017
The Wayne County Community Foundation Scholarships Open to all seniors, each scholarship has certain career path. Please look at all the scholarships listed on the following link to the right. You must submit your high school transcript with it. http://waynefoundation.org/scholarships/

 

April 1, 2017
WWEA ACE Applications (Western Wayne Education Association Aid for Continuing Education) Open to seniors who will be pursuing their education. See guidance for application/information April 3, 2017

by 2:30 PM

Pennsylvania Land Surveyors Scholarship PA Land Surveyors Foundation is offering scholarships to students who are pursuing a bachelor’s or associates degree in land surveying. See guidance for application/information

 

Or

 

http://www.psls.org/scholarship

 

April 5, 2017
Wayne County Conservation Scholarship Open to seniors entering a two to four-year college under an agricultural, conservation, or environmentally oriented college curriculum. See guidance for application/information April 7, 2017
Experimental Aircraft Association Scholarship Open to seniors who are planning to attend a two or four-year college or technical school and pursue a major in a major in general aviation, mechanical aviation training, aerospace design, aeronautical engineering, or pilot training towards commercial flying. See guidance for application/information April 7, 2027
Albert O. Miller, Dorothy Tozer Miller, and Savona Commandery #89 Scholarship Open to graduating seniors anticipating attending four year colleges or universities in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. All recipients must be of good moral character and of good report within his/her community and school. https://www.hnbbank.bank/about/scholarships/

Print the application from this site

– Visit any HNB branch during normal business hours

– Call us at 570-253-3355 or 800-HNB-9515

– Send an email to trust@hnbbank.com

April 7, 2017 by 4:00 PM
Lackawaxen River Conservancy Scholarship Open to seniors who intend to pursue a career supporting environmental conservation and a major to support this goal in college. Applicants must also submit an essay discussing an environmental issue of concern to them and why, a school report completed by guidance, a transcript including GPA, and a letter of recommendation from a science teacher. See guidance for application/information April 8, 2017
Wayne County Business and Professional Women Open to seniors pursuing a career in Business, Education, Medical and Trade. See guidance for application/information April 10, 2017
Kids’ Chance Scholarship Open to seniors who have at least one custodial parent or step-parent who has been seriously injured or killed in a work-related accident that has been documented by the parent’s employer.

 

 

http://kidschanceofpa.org/scholarships/scholarship_applications.php April 14, 2017
Fraternal Oder of Police Northeast Lodge #63 Memorial Scholarship Two $500.00 annual Scholarships open to two eligible high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in the criminal justice field. This scholarship is open to any eligible high school senior who intends to pursue a career in Law Enforcement, either by majoring in criminal justice in college or entering the Act 120 municipal police academy. See guidance for application/information April 15, 2017
Jeremy J. Hiller Scholarship We generally give out $500 per scholarship (up to $2000 per year) to any graduating senior attending a technical school or college. See guidance for application/information April 15, 2017
Western Wayne Corner Kicks Scholarship Open to any senior member of the Girls Soccer team who has been playing for at least two years and is continuing her education. See Guidance for Application April 15, 2017
Betty Phillips Nursing Open to seniors who will be pursuing a degree in nursing. See guidance for application/information April 21, 2017
Collins Memorial Scholarship Open to seniors with an emphasis on community service. See guidance for application/information April 21, 2017
The Jennifer Killam Memorial Scholarship Open to seniors furthering their education. See guidance for application/information April 21, 2017
Kelly Sledzinski Memorial Scholarship Open to seniors who will be pursuing their education. See guidance for application/information April 21, 2017
Lake Ariel Lions Club Scholarship Open to seniors who will be pursuing their education. See guidance for application/information April 21, 2017
LHTC Broadband Scholarship (formerly South Canaan Telephone) Scholarship for student looking to continue their education at a post-secondary school. See guidance for application/information April 21, 2017
Robert D. Wilson PTA Scholarship The Robert D. Wilson PTA will be offering two $250 scholarships for seniors who attended Robert D. Wilson in elementary school for at least 2 years. See guidance for application/information April 21, 2017
Sydney Fahrenbach Memorial Scholarship A scholarship awarded by Sydney’s family to a senior female athlete of good academic standing, and who upon high school graduation will continue her education. See guidance for application/information April 21, 2017
Waymart Lions Club Scholarship Open to seniors who will be pursuing their education. See guidance for application/information April 21, 2017
Western Wayne Wildcats Scholarship Open to Western Wayne football players and cheerleaders with certain requirements (see applications) See Guidance for application/information April 21, 2017
2017 Student Insights Scholarship Open to all seniors who are attending a four-year college, community/junior college, or career school. Up to $11,000 in scholarships www.student-view.com April 22, 2017
Laurel Chapter Order Of The Eastern Star Educational Scholarship Awards three $500 scholarships to high school seniors in the local communities who exemplify good citizenship and high moral character; one to a student at Forest City, Wayne Highlands and Western Wayne. See guidance for application/information April 26, 2017
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1600 words on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. The three topic choices are listed on the sponsor’s website and essays will be judged on style and content. https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#overview April 28, 2017
Pleasant Valley Grange Scholarship Open to seniors who live in Wayne county, going to any type of college. Preference is students who are pursuing a career in agriculture. See guidance for application/information April 30, 2017
Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society Open to seniors interested in Forestry, Natural resources, Environmental planning, environmental science, environmental engineering, fish, game, or wildlife management, ecology at a two or four-year college or university. http://www.nepaaudubon.org/about/scholarships/ April 30, 2017
The Great Scholarship Program Aims to promote careers in cosmetology and at Great Clips salons to high school and cosmetology school students by providing tuition assistance or cosmetology tools to get them started. Scholarship values are determined by local Great Clips salon owners, who evaluate and select winners. https://www.applytracking.com/optin.aspx?c=WkoQv7VNTfL6VFjhCMs56u5VVrtDkMFf

 

April 30, 2017
Dr. Almo Sebastianelli Drum Corps Scholarship (PA American Legion) Open to any senior who is a child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire living or deceased. The student must be a member of high school band and going on to higher education with a major in music. http://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/scolarships/

 

May 1, 2017
John P. & Elizabeth Knash Memorial Scholarship Open to any graduating senior who is a resident of Wayne County and interested in pursuing a field in horticulture/floral design or a related field such as agriculture, agribusiness, etc. See guidance for application/information May 1,, 2017
Bill & Caye von Ahnen Memorial                Scholarship One non‐renewable one‐year scholarship for $2,000 for attendance at PSU‐Worthington

Scranton.

-Completion of the application. Return to your Guidance.

‐Completion of the FAFSA. Attach a copy of your SAR (Student Aid Report) to confirm EFC

(Estimated Family Contribution). Black out any sensitive information (SSN, etc.).

‐Minimum senior‐year GPA of 2.0

‐Demonstrated financial need (as reflected on your SAR). Scholarships/grants are not to exceed

the amount of tuition/books.

‐Enrollment at PSU‐Worthington Scranton as a full‐time student.

See guidance for application/information May 1, 2017
Kenneth & Ethel Wilson Scholarship Open to seniors who will be pursuing their post-secondary education. See guidance for application/information May 1, 2017
Rotary Club of Hamlin $1,000 Rotary Club of Hamlin Scholarship 2017

Eligibility List:

· Open to a senior that resides in the Western Wayne School District

· Will attend a post- secondary institution in the fall of 2017

· Demonstrates commitment to community services

· Minimum GPA 2.0

 

See guidance for application/information May 1, 2017
Disabled American Veteran Scholarship To be eligible for this scholarship, seniors must have either a parent or grandparent who is a disabled veteran of the Armed Services. Simple as filling out an index card! See guidance for application/information May 4, 2017
Road to Safety Scholarship Contest (Metzger Wickersham) Submit a creative project about the dangers of drunk and/or distracted driving for your chance to win scholarship money. See Guidance

 

or

 

www.arrivealivepa.com

 

May 5, 2017
Jake Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship For this $500 scholarship, construct a photo essay consisting of 3 or more pictures depicting the aspects of your life that mean the most to you. Include a physical copy of each picture and at least 250 words per picture explaining why you chose it. See guidance for application/information May 12, 2017

 

Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarship (PA American Legion) Open to any high school senior who is a child/grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire. The student needs to be seeking a four-year degree in a PA college or university. http://pa-legion.com/quick-links/forms/

 

May 30, 2017
Robert W. Valimont Endowment (PA American Legion) Open to any senior who is a child/grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire. The student needs to be seeking a two-year career-oriented education or training in a less-than-four-year program in a PA school. http://pa-legion.com/quick-links/forms/

 

May 30, 2017
Robert Trace Essay Contest (PA American Legion) Open to students 15-18 years of age who is a child/grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire living or deceased or child of PA soldier killed because of war on terrorism. Essay must be on the topic “Patriotism and Citizenship – What America Means to

Me”.

http://pa-legion.com/quick-links/forms/

 

May 31, 2017
Christian College Edge Scholarship The scholarship recipient must have plans to enroll for the first time as a full-time student at a Christ-centered Christian college or Bible college within 16 months of being notified by The Christian Connector, Inc. that he/she has won the drawing. http://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/1000-christian-college-edge-scholarship/2026661/

 

May 31, 2017
Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarships Eligibility extends to any high school junior residing anywhere in the U.S. and playing for a high school team or in club sports! http://positivecoach.org/awards-programs/triple-impact-competitor-scholarships/?utm_source=h5m&utm_medium=e&utm_campaign=mom

 

May 31, 2017
Aspiring Business Professional This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. http://www.onlinembareport.com/ June 1, 2017
Community Forests Scholarship Offered to all high school seniors in the nine-county area of Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. Applicants must be accepted to a Community/Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, or related field of study, be accepted to a Technical School, College or University, provide 3 references, provide proof of acceptance. See guidance for application/information June 1, 2017
Aspiring Animation Professional This is for high school seniors who can win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ June 1, 2017
Got a Spine Scholarship Be attending college or university in any field of study on a full-time basis no later than October of 2017. Applicants must have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year. Applicants must also be attending a school in the U.S. or Canada by October of 2017. Answers must be submitted to the essay questions no later than 11:59 PM EST on June 2, 2017. https://www.studentscholarships.org/2017_college_scholarships.php

 

June 2, 2017
Firemen’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania Open to seniors furthering their academic education through college level courses in the Fire Sciences or related academic programs. Two annual scholarships will be offered in each of the sic sections of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as prescribed by the F.A.S.P. as follows: One $1,000.00 Scholarship Toward a Bachelor Degree; One $500.00 Scholarship Toward an Associate Degree. http://pafirefighters.org/scholarships/

 

June 15, 2017
Global Lift Equipment Scholarship Be planning to attend a post-secondary institution in Canada or the US no later than the Fall of 2017. Applicants must also have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and submit a short story. Detailed instructions can be found on the application page. https://www.studentscholarships.org/college_scholarship_applications.php

 

June 15, 2017
BigSun Scholarship All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Please send us a short essay (500 – 1,000 words) answering the following questions: How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you? Has your participation influenced your career goals? Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family? http://www.bigsunathletics.com/ June 19, 2016
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship Open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com June 30, 2017
Lift Parts Express Scholarship Open to any current senior in high school expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2017 at any college/university in the US or Canada. Applicants must submit a completed online application form prior to the deadline. https://www.studentscholarships.org/letter.php

 

June 30, 2017
Console & Hollawell’s Legal Scholarship Students must have a high school diploma or GED and currently pursuing a law degree. Or be a senior and intend on pursuing a law degree. http://www.consoleandhollawell.com/law-scholarship-2015/

 

July 15, 2017
Cooke College Scholarship Applicants must plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2017 and intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2017. Applicants must also earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above, and have a SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 (based on the old SAT scores) or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above. Applicants must also demonstrate significant unmet financial need and a rigorous application review includes analysis of grades, standardized test scores, participation in available advanced courses, student essays, letters of recommendation, and family finances. http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/?ep_mid=11293867&ep_rid=151039265

 

Check website for deadlines.
Discover Nursing Open to seniors pursuing the field of nursing. Will help you find scholarships. http://www.discovernursing.com/scholarships#levels=high-school

 

Check website for deadlines.
PA New Economy Tech. Scholarship Program Pennsylvania offers two scholarships; the SciTech Scholarship which provides up to $3,000 per year for a maximum of 3 years to students enrolled in a bachelor degree program as a full-time student in an approved science or technology program. Both scholarships require the student to begin employment in the state within one year for each year that they scholarship was received. www.pheaa.org Check website for deadline.
American Legion Scholarships Offers a variety of scholarships to seniors offering up to $7,500 in scholarship money. http://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/

 

Varies on scholarship
SAE Engineering Scholarship Open to seniors pursuing their education in engineering, or related area. (Computer Science is included) www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm Varies
Student Scholarships A variety of scholarships are open to different grade levels. www.studentscholarships.org

 

Varies

 

 

Collegeweeklive.com Scholarship Applicants must use collegeweeklive.com to visit the pages of 5 college of their choice to be entered. http://www.collegeweeklive.com/sign-up/partners?refcode=PAR_CARNEGIE_SPRING2016_EMAILSCHOLARSHIPSAT

 

Monthly deadlines
CaptainU Student-Athlete Scholarship Open to student-athletes planning to attend a four-year university with a complete CaptainU profile. Application will be judged on profile completeness, recruiting activity on & promotion of CaptainU. Winner will be announced on Facebook page. http://www.captainu.com/scholarship?tag=carnegie&campaign=carnegie&utm_campaign=carnegie

 

Quarterly deadlines
Wayne Memorial Educational Reimbursement Program This program is designed to encourage enrollment in education programs for positions that are difficult and/or considered career shortage areas (example nursing). Some educational costs can be forgiven in return for full time employment. Call the Wayne memorial Hospital Resources Department at 570-253-8989 for details.
Oral Roberts University Quest Whole Person Scholarship Scholarship recipients will demonstrate the following: Christian Worldview, Lifestyle of Service, Academic Achievement, Leadership Ability, Vision to Make a Life-Changing Impact on Others, and a Healthy Lifestyle. To qualify, you must be a high school senior, recent high school graduate or transfer student with plans to attend ORU and be nominated by a non-family member, such as a school official, church official, community leader or a member of the ORU alumni, faculty, or staff. See http://questscholarship.org/index.php for more information and to send a request to be nominated.