Western Wayne Crowns Homecoming King and Queen

It was a beautiful night on Friday, Sept. 30, when the Homecoming Court took to the field before the home football game against West Scranton at Western Wayne’s Sharkey-Rossetti Stadium. The court crossed the field prior to the game escorted by their parents to be honored in front of their family and friends before hearing the winners. Seniors Luke Janiszewski and Cyrah Bihler were crowned Homecoming King and Queen respectively. Congratulations to all the members of our court this year! From left, Homecoming Court members: Lucas Putman, Faith Cavage, Kourtney Franklin, Kyle Guarino, Skylar Long, Luke Janiszewski, Homecoming King; Cyrah Bihler, Homecoming Queen; Dustin Ferraro, Niya Acosta, and Marshall Davis.

Mike Minor to speak at Varsity Club Sports Banquet on May 29th

Western Wayne alumni Mike Minor will be the guest speaker at this year’s Varsity Club 18th Annual Sports Banquet on Tuesday evening, May 29th at Ladore Conference Center in Waymart.  Mike is a 2x Paralympian medalist, representing the United Stated this year in Pyeongchang, South Korea, including a gold medal. Mike graduated from Western Wayne in 2008 and participated in Wrestling and Soccer while in high school.

NBC & MTV Studios Tour

On Friday, June 2, 2017, Western Wayne High School students took a trip to NBC and MTV Studios in New York City.  The students were able to tour NBC Nightly News, Saturday Night Live and the workings of an NBC production room.  At MTV, the students were on the floor of where many shows are shot at the Times Square location, toured production rooms, green rooms and event areas.  This trip highlights all the diverse aspects of the TV/Film industry and shows the students how many different parts there are to a television station.  Students are able to really get a feel if this field of work is something they might be interested in when it comes to their future.  Chaperones, Mr. Fitzsimmons and Mr. O’Hora, would like to thank Jackie Amador and Marcy Dyno for providing such a wonderful experience.


NBC Studios
NBC Studios


Students outside of NBC Studios.
Students outside of NBC Studios


MTV Studios


Production Room at MTV Studios
Production Room at MTV Studios


Jackie Amador (left) and Marcy Dyno (right) with Mr. Fitzsimmons
Jackie Amador (left) and Marcy Dyno (right) with Mr. Fitzsimmons

Western Wayne School Board Vacancy Notice


The Western Wayne Board of Education is filling a vacancy for Region I (Clinton Township, Canaan Township, Waymart Boro, and South Canaan Township) for the remainder of the unexpired term of office ending December 4, 2017.

Please send a letter of interest by Tuesday, June 20, 2017 to:

Western Wayne Board of Education
1970C Easton Turnpike
Lake Ariel, PA 18436

Donald Olsommer Jr.
Board President


sportsOur Varsity Club will be holding its Seventeenth Annual Sports Banquet on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. It will be held at the Ladore Pavilion, Waymart. Dinner will be served at 6:00. Letters will be awarded to those who have met the criteria in his/her sport and special award trophies will be given out in each sport. Letterman’s jackets will be awarded to those Western Wayne athletes who are in their second consecutive year of participation in a sport, have lettered in that sport and have fulfilled the requirement of working at a concession stand. Also, one Male Athlete of the Year and one Female Athlete of the Year nominated and voted upon by the head coaches, will be named. The dinner is free to all athletes in 9th through 12th grades. Adults who would like to attend can purchase a ticket for $22, children under 12 for $15.
Please return the portion below with payment to request your tickets. Please make checks payable to Western Wayne High School. Option 1: You can mail the ticket request to: Western Wayne High School; Cindy Rizzi, Varsity Club Advisor, 1970B Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel PA 18436 and the tickets will be mailed back to you. Option 2: Your son/daughter can bring the form and payment to Mrs. Rizzi, in the high school office- DURING LUNCHES ONLY. The tickets will then be given to him/her.
NOTE: Even if you are not purchasing tickets, and the athlete is attending, the athlete needs
to request their ticket so that he/she is included in the final count. Everyone must have a ticket; they will be collected at the door.

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Western Wayne School District to Present Bye Bye Birdie April 28, 29, 30


Western Wayne School District will present Bye Bye Birdie this weekend: Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. at the newly renovated Western Wayne High School Auditorium located at 1970A Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Students and senior citizens $3 dollars for tickets and adults $5 for tickets. Pictured are lead cast members. From left: Maggie Podunajec, who plays Mrs. Mae Peterson and serves as student director; R.J. Clemens, who plays Albert Peterson; Ty Alpaugh, who plays Rose Alvarez; Honour Shaffer, who plays Conrad Birdie; Calla Shaffer, who plays Kim MacAfee; Marty Spewak, who plays Hugo Peabody; Brady McElheny, who plays Mr. Harry MacAfee; and Lindsey Karwacki, who plays Mrs. Doris MacAfee. Musical director is Jessica Grizzanti McLaughlin. Additional student director is Alivia DeLeon.

Administrators Meet Pennsylvania Secretary of Education


Members of the Western Wayne School District Administration recently attended the 2017 Pennsylvania Department of Education Data Summit held in Hershey, PA, from March 12 through March 15. From left: Kristen Donohue, Middle School Principal/ Director of Curriculum; Pedro Rivera, Pennsylvania Secretary of Education; and Ellen Faliskie, Assistant Superintendent.