Third Annual Cat Pack Games held at Sharkey Rosetti Stadium

The Third Annual Cat Pack Games were held on Wednesday, May 24 at Sharkey Rosetti Stadium. After a musical welcome from the Western Wayne Marching Band, student CAThletes from EverGreen, RDW, and the Middle and High Schools spent the day running, jumping, throwing, and playing! Student volunteers from the High School assisted in setting up and running the games and activities, taking photographs, and face painting. The day was a perfect highlight of some of the many talents of our students. Thank you to everyone who helped make it a great day!

EverGreen Elementary’s First Grade welcomed Dr. Tickner!

EverGreen Elementary’s First Grade welcomed Dr. Tickner to share his knowledge about bees. After learning and writing about bees this past month, students got to see firsthand what all the buzz is about.
He even brought in one of his active hives for the students to check out. Lots of curiosity was in the air and questions were asked and answered! Thank you Dr. Tickner!!!

EverGreen First Graders visit Wilkes Barre/Scranton Airport

EverGreen First Graders had the opportunity to explore the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Airport for their field trip. They visited and learned about the parts of the airport and were even able to visit the airport firehouse. They were guided through their day by a retired pilot. He showed them all the many airport job opportunities that are available and challenged everyone to dream BIG!

2023 Ag Literacy Week at EverGreen Elementary

The PA Friends of Agriculture Foundation’s 2023 Ag Literacy Week kicked off this week at EverGreen Elementary. A special thank you to our guest reader, Mr. Peifer, for reading The Day the Farmers Quit to the K-2 graders. This book helped the students see that we all depend on the hard work of farmers.

Winter 2023 Magazine Released!

Winter - Magazine WW50

We are honored to present this publication in celebration of 50 years of Western Wayne High School! As a
tribute to a half-century of black and gold pride, this magazine showcases the memorable milestones and
moments of our beloved school from the years that led to its opening in 1973 up to today. To commemorate our roots, we have made it our mission to uncover artifacts that date back decades. History is written by its victors, who tirelessly worked to lay the foundation that has created the honorable structure in which Wildcats have learned and grown for generations. From the one-room schoolhouses to the sprawling campus of Western Wayne High School, all ages of students share the memories and traditions of being a Wildcat. Students—past and present—have demonstrated PRIDE within our school by exhibiting Preparedness, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, and by being Extraordinary. As Nelson Mandela famously quoted, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” This year, we appreciate and observe the great traditions that have had a longstanding place in our Alma Mater, and we also look to the future as Wildcats carry their PRIDE from these hallowed halls to the world that awaits them.

GETTING KIDS COVERED – We help enroll uninsured children in CHIP, Medicaid & WMCHC’s Sliding Fee Scale!

Contact WMCHC’s Outreach and Enrollment office at 570-251-6569 or 570-251-6554 to discuss options for your child’s healthcare coverage. Convenient appointments between 7 am and 6 pm at 630 Park Street, Honesdale, PA.


EverGreen Fifth Graders Elects Class Representatives

Top row, from left: Matthew Carlson, Mayson Aleckna, and Gavin Chapman.
Bottom row, from left: Lilly Horton, Harlie Schneider, Machaela McGrady, and Keira Hauenstein.

Gavin Chapman, Lilly Horton, Mayson Aleckna, Harlie Schneider, Keira Hauenstein, Matthew Carlson and Machaela McGrady were elected class representatives for their 5th grade classrooms at EverGreen Elementary. These students were voted in based on their exemplary leadership skills, both academically and socially. EverGreen Elementary is thankful to have such wonderful Wildcats leading our pack!

Middle School Students Collaborate on Monster Project with Kindergarteners for Halloween

This fall semester Western Wayne 8th grade Family Consumer Science students worked on a sewing project called a  “Monster Project” to be collaboratively created in a fun and creative way with Western Wayne students in Kindergarten classes at Evergreen Elementary School.

The Kindergarten students actually drew designs of a “monster” they wanted to see come to life, and the middle school students in Mrs. Jessica Gregorski’s Family Consumer Science classes recreated these designs in the form of a soft sculpture (stuffed animal).  

Through this process, the middle school students learned how to do a running stitch, backstitch, overstitch, and blanket stitch to create a 3-D model of the elementary students’ monster questionnaire responses along with their own creativity and decorative elements such as favorite foods, colors, and facial features!  Each monster even had a unique name, some of which included: Sparkle, Scary Larry, Shimmer, Happy Bestie, Snowflake, Kitty Monster, and Twinkle, among many others.

On Friday, Oct. 28, the middle schoolers presented their finished products to their kindergartners to keep and enjoy!

“We were so excited to create these special projects for elementary students,” Mrs. Gregorski said.  “We hope the children and families enjoyed this collaborative project.”

Eighth grader MaKenzie Chearney really enjoyed making her monster called Spot for her kindergartner.  Spot is half red and half black. Its eyes and tongue are pink.  The mouth is black. The shape of the monster is a rectangle with arms, legs, and little ears on top.  

“I used the back stitch for the red in the front and the eyes,” MaKenzie explained.  “I then did the running stitch for the mouth and tongue.  Lastly, I used the blanket stitch for the mouth and tongue.  I changed the eyes and tongue to pink because it is my monster’s favorite color.”

MaKenzie was so happy to make a project to brighten the day of a younger student.

“When I look at my completed monster it makes me smile, when I know that I made a Kindergartner’s monster drawing into a stuffed animal that they get to have.”

Fellow eighth grade classmate Raegan Fox also had an enjoyable experience with this project.

“When I look at my completed monster, I am happy when I see it, because I didn’t expect for it to turn out better than expected.”

Raegan’s monster named Dinosaur is light blue and has bright neon orange pants, a red necklace, and four red eyes. 

“His teeth remind me of a vampire, because they are sharp and red,” Raegan explained.  

Raegan’s monster and the ones created by her middle school classmates were the perfect treat for the elementary students for the Halloween season.

A wonderful time was had by all involved when the middle schoolers and elementary students met and got to experience their collaborative projects together for the first time.  

Picture One: Mrs. Tickner’s Kindergarten class

Front Row from Left to Right:

Celia Cawley, Skylar Davis, Emma Dennis, Lillian Dougherty, Case Carlson, Dennis Smith, Lincoln Salak, Anabella Rodas

Second Row from Left to Right:

Emma DeNunzio, Makenzie Chearney, Molly French, Wyatt Weist, Khale Black, Eleri Strocchia.

Third Row from Left to Right:

Matthew Patuto, Calista Gregorski, Dominick Esposito, Piper Fontana, Nolan Rock, Liana Proppe, Zara Levano, Arabella Propes, Amelia Kolodzieski

Back Row from Left to Right:

Aliyah Gregory, Mia Bentler, Lauren Geisheimer, Aubrey Bersch, Raegan Fox, Abby Bell

Picture Two: Mrs. Yedinak’s Kindergarten class

 Front Row from Left to Right:

Rayanne Worzel, Alexis Freeman, Quinn Robeson, Gage Puckett, Brady Bozym, Dane Clowers, Kylie Hardwick, Daisy VanGorden, Mia Mahnke.

Middle / 2nd Row from Left to Right:

Owen Ackerman, Teagan Kraszewski, Thomas Cappozi, Kendall Natskakula, Madison Dalessandro, Katie Hertzog, Harley Pifcho.

Back Row from Left to Right:

Michael Kaminsky, Noah Hennessy, Michael Barna, Damian Glackin, Elisa Gallinot, Carl McCane, Corey Deitz, Jordyn Goebel

Bus Safety Week AT Evergreen Elementary

On Tuesday, October 18th, Officer Palmer from the Western Wayne School Police and Mr. Peet discussed school bus safety with kindergarten through fifth grade students. Mr. Peet and Officer Palmer discussed rules of the bus, flashing light functions/meanings, proper behavior while riding a bus, and correct procedures when boarding and exiting a bus safely. Thank you to Henwood Bussing for providing the bus for this presentation along with Mr. Peet and Officer Palmer for their time and expertise on bus safety during National School Bus Safety Week. It’s important to note the critical role that school bus transportation plays in education and the link between schools, classrooms, and neighborhoods.