Special Education

UPCOMING EVENTS

NOTICE OF INTENT

To Destroy Former Student Special Education Records

Be advised that the Western Wayne School District intends to destroy the Special Education files of those students who graduated or would have graduated from the District on or before June 30, 2011. The records will be destroyed in accordance with state law. Destruction of old files will begin on August 1, 2016. Parents/guardians or adult students may request these records in writing or via phone at 1-800-321-9973 opt. 6. Your request for the file must be received by July 25, 2016.

After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district but they may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible adult student may contact the Special Education office at 1-800-321-9973 option 6 to make arrangements to pick up their records or you may contact us in writing at the following address:

Attn: Instructional Services Western Wayne Middle School
1970B Easton Turnpike
Lake Ariel, Pa. 18436

Your request for the original file must be received by August 1, 2016.

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Western Wayne School District is a member of the Wayne County Consortium for Special Education.

The Consortium encompasses Western Wayne School District, Wayne Highlands School District and Wallenpaupack Area School District. We are dedicated to providing a continuum of services in the least restrictive environment. The consortium shares low incidence classrooms and related services staff. While we strive to keep our children within their neighborhood schools, each district maintains specialized services with highly trained staff for our children in need of temporary intensive instruction. Western Wayne School District participates in the Pa. Verbal Behavior (VB) Project, with three VB classrooms. Western Wayne maintains a continuum of options for all special needs students.

DEPARTMENT CONTACTS

  • Cynthia LaRosa
    Director
  • Mary Jo Price
    Assistant Director/Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Gregory
    Early Intervention Supervisor
  • Patricia Jennings
    Early Intervention Coordinator
  • Kristin Johnson
    School Psychologist
  • Kathleen Shemanski
    School Psychologist
  • Alene Olsommer
    Secretary
  • Jennifer Erb
    Secretary
  • Carmella Kelly
    Secretary

1970A EASTON TURNPIKE
LAKE ARIEL, PENNSYLVANIA 18436

TEL: (800) 321-9973 OPTION 6
FAX: (570) 341-1226

Office Hours: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
School Hours: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Chapter 15/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

is a civil rights law that is intended to give all individuals the same advantages and opportunities, so that individuals with disabilities have an equal chance for success.” (PA Department of Education)

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Other Resources

SECTION 504 CONTACTS

  • Cynthia LaRosa
    Director/Coordinator
  • Anna Culkin
    EverGreen Elementary
  • Rachel Palko
    EverGreen Elementary
  • Erica Booth
    RD Wilson Elementary
  • Joseph Totsky
    Middle School
  • Renee Chernin
    High School

The Western Wayne Gifted curriculum focuses on complex and in-depth study of major ideas, key concepts and themes that integrate knowledge within and across disciplines.

Curricula for the gifted students are an extension of core learning, using both acceleration and enrichment strategies. Academic needs, identified annually through the review of standardized test data, drive each child’s individualized education plan. The Western Wayne School District demands high quality student work and performance demonstration through high-level thinking, creativity, and problem solving skills as set forth in the Pennsylvania Academic Standards. Rubrics based on the PA State Standards are employed to assess goal achievement in the GIEP.

GIFTED OPPORTUNITIES

ARTS IN EDUCATION
SPRING SPORTS PHYSICALS
Below is a link to the Arts in Education in Northeastern Pennsylvania program offered through the NEIU. Check out the website below for more information. If you have questions, please feel free to contact AiE using the link on the webpage or contact Dr. Catherine Richmond-Cullen directly at:

ccullen@iu19.org
http://www.aienepa.org/

 



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What is ECO Camp?
ECO Camp, Exploring Careers Outdoors, is a week-long residential camp for high school students focusing on outdoor careers in recreation, conservation and natural resources. Professional staff from DCNR including state parks, geology and forestry, act as counselors and educators, exposing students to a variety of careers and outdoor recreation activities while interacting with students on a daily basis.

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GIFTED CONTACTS

  • Cynthia LaRosa
    Director/Coordinator
  • Anna Culkin
    EverGreen Elementary
  • Rachel Palko
    EverGreen Elementary
  • Erica Booth
    RD Wilson Elementary
  • Lisa Jacques
    Middle School
  • Renee Chernin
    High School