Girls on the Run Summer – Fall Opportunities Volunteer Coaches

Western Wayne’s Girls on the Run coaches are excited to announce that our program is expanding to serve more students. Girls on the Run combines life skills lessons, games and discussions with physical activity. The focus is on having fun while moving and learning. 

Firstly, there will be a GOTR summer camp for our Elementary students at the EverGreen campus this June! This will be followed by a Fall season of Girls on the Run for grades 3 – 5 (location TBA) and at the Middle School for grades 6 – 8. The Fall season starts in September and runs for 10 weeks. It ends with a celebratory (non-competitive) 5k at Keystone College in November.

Summer Camp will be held at EverGreen Elementary school from Monday, June 17, to Friday, June 21, 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Registration opens May 6. Flyers will be sent home with students on that date with sign-up info! For more information email rfitzmorris@westernwayne.org.

The coaches would like to thank our principals, Mr. Pidgeon, Mrs. Miller, and Mrs. Bradley for their support for this program which has such a positive influence on our students!

RDW DISCOVERY DAY 2024

“It was an out of this world experience for our students at RDW! SPACE was the theme of this years Discovery Day. With all the hard work and dedication from the RDW PTA they were able to give our kids an amazing experience. From learning about the Moon, Star Constellations, the Sun, and Rockets – This years Discovery

Day was surely a BLAST!”

Western Wayne FBLA Excels at Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference

Row 1 (l to r):   Olivia Gries,  Audrey Agnello, Phoebe Schmitt, Taylor Maiocco, Rhayni Carroll, Emily Romanowski,  and Madelyn McClure.
 
Row 2 (l to r):  Avery Ulner, Isabella Kolp, Clare Coccodrilli, Connor Bryant, David Elias, Khole Mistishin, Maggie Kotchessa, and  Allie Pauler.

The 73rd annual Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference was held this past week in Hershey.  Western Wayne FBLA had 32 members competing at the conference this year.  Sixteen of those 32 members placed in the top 10 at the state level and were recognized at the Awards of Excellence Program.  Eight members have qualified to compete at the FBLA National Leadership Conference this June in Orlando. 

The Business Ethics team of Rhayni Carroll, Taylor Maiocco, and Emily Romanowski placed 3rd.  Olivia Gries placed 2nd in Introduction to Business Communications.  The team of Audrey Agnello and Phoebe Schmitt placed 4th in Introduction to Business Presentation.  Maggie Kotchessa placed 5th and Khole Mistishin placed 7th in Introduction to FBLA.  Madelyn McClure placed 3rd and Madelyn Vinton placed 6th in Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure.  The team of Clare Coccodrilli, Isabella Kolp, and Avery Ullner placed 9th in Introduction to Social Media Strategies.  The team of Connor Bryant and David Elias placed 10th in Sports and Entertainment Management.  Allie Pauler placed 4th in Word Processing. 

In addition, Rhayni Carroll placed 4th, Emily Romanowski placed 7th, and Adrian Agnello placed 8th in Who’s Who in Pennsylvania FBLA and were recipients of the William Seldon Scholarship.  Adrian and Emily each received a $1000 scholarship and Rhayni received a scholarship of $1250. 

RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRO-JUNK

Join the Y, Honesdale National Bank, Wayne County Fair Association, Advanced Disaster Recovery llnc. & Advanced Recycling in being environmentally active & recycling your broken & unwanted household or business electronic junk. Funds raised for YMCA Financial Assistance, Special thanks to The Fair Association for allowing us to use their location.

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FREE: Mental Health First Aid Virtual Trainings

Mental Health First Aid training is an 8-hour evidence-based curriculum
created by the National Council for Mental Well-being. This course helps
adults working with youth ages 12-18 to identify, understand, and respond to
the early signs of mental health and substance use challenges using the
ALGEE action plan

Please see the following download for details:

FRC Robotics Team 4285 Camobots competing at Regional Championships

The team has won a District Champion at a District Event along with Innovation in Automation and Creativity Award for Robot Design and Gameplay

See link information below:

April 4, 2024

FIRST FMA Regional Championship Day 1 video feed: Lehigh University Stabler Goodman Stadium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLcQibPeSck
EST Qualification Matches start 1:30PM-6PM (8AM – noon is inspection / practice matches / calibration)

April 5, 2024
FIRST FMA Regional Championship Day 2 video feed: Lehigh University Stabler Goodman Stadium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0o5SW-QV8U
EST Qualification Matches start 8AM-6PM

April 6, 2024
FISRT FMA Regional Championship Day 3 video feed: Lehigh University Stabler Goodman Stadium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCDUeduIIeQ
EST Qualification Matches start 8AM-12 noon then Finals selection matches start 1PM est – 6PM

EverGreen Elementary makes the ‘Best Elementary Schools’ list

EverGreen Elementary has made the ‘Best Elementary Schools’ list from U.S. News for 2024. U.S. News evaluated more than 37,000 public elementary schools across the country on various indicators of academic quality. EverGreen Elementary was ranked in the top 40% in the Pennsylvania. This ranking and recognition is indicative of the hard work by all faculty and staff members at EverGreen Elementary.

Western Wayne Drama Club presents The Addams Family School Edition A New Musical the Weekend of April 12

From left: Owen Obloshny, Fester Addams; Colette Schmitt, Pugsley Addams; Lillian Maros, Wednesday Addams; Charlotte Skelton, Cousin It; Nathan Conway, Gomez Addams; Jade Wetherington, Morticia Addams; Mackenzie Kennedy, Grandma Addams; and Caden Wilson as Lurch; pose by their family car.

Western Wayne Drama Club’s production this year is The Addams Family School Edition A New Musical. The cast, crew, and pit band are excited to perform the show for the community. Performances of Western Wayne Drama Club’s The Addam Family are at Western Wayne High School’s Veterans Memorial Auditorium on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students, and Western Wayne students are free with a student ID.  Follow us on instagram at ww_drama_club
All tickets are sold at the door. We will also have basket raffles and refreshments available at the show for purchase.
The Addams Family School Edition is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com THE ADDAMS FAMILY School Edition A NEW MUSICAL Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA Orchestrations by Larry Hochman Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/Mary LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals; By Special Arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical.
All involved with the show are grateful to have the opportunity to perform for an audience and cordially invite you to their show.
“We have been working on some of the scenes since November and can’t wait to bring this iconically hysterical story to life,” senior Drama Club President Nathan Conway, who plays Gomez Addams, and serves as a student director, said.
Fellow senior Caden Wilson, who plays Lurch, and serves as a student director, agrees, “There are so many scenes that I think the audience will connect because they know the Addams family characters. They’ll get to see some of them in a new light since the musical centers around the story of an older Wednesday who has recently become engaged to a boy the complete opposite of her from Ohio. ”
Senior Mackenzie Kennedy is also excited for the performance. She will play the role of Grandma Addams and serves as stage manager. “I’m so excited to have my first named lead role this year,” Kenzie said. “She is such a fun character to play; she really tells it like it is.”
Cast members include: Nathan Conway, Gomez Addams, club president, student director; Jade Wetherington, Morticia Addams; club PR officer; Lillian Maros, Wednesday Addams; club historian, assistant student director; Colette Schmitt, Pugsley Addams, club secretary; Owen Obloshny, Fester Addams; club vice president; Mackenzie Kennedy, Grandma Addams, stage manager; Caden Wilson, Lurch, student director; Robert Scramuzza, Conquistador Ancestor, club vice president; assistant student director; Scott Kurent, Caveman Ancestor; Zachary Jordan, Soldier Ancestor; Brenna McGlone, Saloon Girl Ancestor; Emma DeNunzio, Flight Attendant Ancestor, assistant stage manager; Stephanie Maxwell, Bride Ancestor, student costume assistant; Madison Trapanese, Pirate Ancestor; prop mistress; Molly French, School Girl Ancestor; Zachary Wilbur, Grim Reaper, student music director assistant; Hayley Cordero, Thing; Charlotte Skelton, Cousin It; Joseph Regalbuto, Mal Beineke, club treasurer; Emily Lescinski, Alice Beineke; Jason Vass, Lucas Beineke; and Madison Forgione, the Moon.
Ensemble Cast Members include: Dakota Douglas, Aveah Drelich, Hannah Dockemeyer, Kendall Murray, Melinda Kopzca, Abigayle Pavlicek, Olivia Swingle, Avery Ullner, Allen Ratchford, Isabella Hayden, Britney Wertman, Mikayla Fullone, Jesse Mitchell, Mackenzie Warnock, Chloe Jewett, Alex Bernardi, Laila Rainford, Ian Forney, Johnathon Maxwell. Stage crew members: Tash Amberg, Luckus Balmer, Claire Cowley, Nathan Day, Madison Vinton, Sonora Dockemeyer, Ireland Swingle, Roslyn Knecht, Anthony Martin, Kallie Wehrmann, Leo West, Audrey Capozzi, Margaret Norris, Lola Vertalics, Tori Walton, Kaitlin Wargo, Milo MacCollum, Charlotte Skelton, Joseph Regalbuto, Jameson Balmer, Michael Olivo, Summer Paugh, Mikayla Fullone. Student pit orchestra members: Xavier Graham, Lia Hartman, Will Dwyer, Kalob Franko, Makayla Moser, Kayla Walton, Brad Miehle, Antonio Fisichella, Nicholas Fisichella, and Anthony Redmond.

Picture One:  The full cast of Western Wayne Drama Club’s The Addams Family School Edition A New Musical.

Picture Two: Stage Crew for Western Wayne Drama Club’s Production of The Addams Family

Picture Three:  Pit Band for Western Wayne Drama Club’s Production of The Addams Family

Picture Four:  From left: Owen Obloshny, Fester Addams; Colette Schmitt, Pugsley Addams; Lillian Maros, Wednesday Addams; Charlotte Skelton, Cousin It; Nathan Conway, Gomez Addams; Jade Wetherington, Morticia Addams; Mackenzie Kennedy, Grandma Addams; and Caden Wilson as Lurch; pose by their family car.

Picture Five: From left (seated): Nathan Conway, Gomez Addams; Jade Wetherington, Morticia Addams. From left (standing): Lillian Maros, Wednesday Addams; Caden Wilson, Lurch; Owen Obloshny, Fester Addams; Colette Schmitt, Pugsley Addams; Charlotte Skelton, Cousin It; and Mackenzie Kennedy as Grandma Addams pose for an Addams Family portrait.

Picture Six: From left: Allen Ratchford, Molly French, Madison Forgione, Zachary Jordan, Stephanie Maxwell, Scott Kurent, Nathan Conway, Gomez Addams; Jade Wetherington, Morticia Addams; Brenna McGlone, Melinda Kopcza, Madison Trapanese, and Zachary Wilbur, Grim Reaper, tango together.

Picture Seven: Grandma Addams, played by Mackenzie Kennedy, warns her grandson Pugsley Addams, played by Colette Schmitt, to stay away from her acrimonium potion or else.

Picture Eight: Alice Beineke, played by Emily Lescinski; Mal Beineke, played by Joseph Regalbuto; and Lucas Beineke, played by Jason Vass; search for the Addams Family home so that Lucas can introduce his parents to his fiancee Wednesday Addams.  Cousin It, played by Charlotte Skelton, gives the family a not-so-subtle hint.

Picture Nine:  Gomez Addams, played by Nathan Conway, talks to the worst hotel in Paris to try to mend his relationship with Moricia after he keeps a secret from her. Cousin It, played by Charlotte Skelton, and Lurch, played by Caden Wilson, do their best to help the forlorn Gomez.

Picture Ten: Gomez Addams, played by Nathan Conway, sings the song “Trapped” about his conflicted feelings over trying to keep his daughter’s secret and lying to his wife along with practicing his fencing skills with the help of Lurch, played by Caden Wilson; and Thing, played by Hayley Cordero.

Picture Eleven: Gomez Addams, played by Nathan Conway; gives the future father-in-law of his daughter, Mal Beineke, played by Joseph Regalbuto, an overly enthusiastic tour of the Addams mansion.

Picture Twelve: Alice Beineke, played by Emily Lescinski, brings a gift to Morticia Addams, played by Jade Wetherington, that is much too bright for the Addams Family’s usual style. From left (kneeling): Madison Forgione, Brenna McGlone, Madison Trapanese, and Molly French.  From left (standing, row two): Lillian Maros, Wednesday Addams; Jason Vass, Lucas Beineke; Emily Lescinski, Alice Beineke; Nathan Conway, Gomez Addams; Jade Wethertington, Morticia Addams; Colette Schmitt, Pugsley Addams; Mackenzie Addams, Grandma Addams; Charlotte Skelton, Cousin It; Stephanie Maxwell. From left (standing, row three): Owen Obloshny, Fester Addams; Scott Kurent, Joseph Regalbuto, Mal Beineke; Zachary Wilbur, Grim Reaper; Caden Wilson, Lurch; and Zachary Jordan.

EverGreen Spelling Bee Results!

Pictured above are all the EverGreen First and Second Grade Spelling Bee Participants

Below are the Evergreen First and Second Grade Spelling Bee winners, from left to right:  First Place, Frank Padula, Grade 2, Second Place, Olivia Allen, Grade 2, and Third Place, Rofina Pickett, Grade 2

EverGreen Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Spelling Bee Participants

Evergreen Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Spelling Bee Winners, from right to left, Anthony Mozda, Grade 5, First Place, Aria Takacs, Grade 4, Second Place, David Mozda, Grade 3, Third Place.