WW participates at the NEPA Girls STEM Competition at Valley View High School

One Robert D. Wilson team achieved a 1st Place Award in the Computer Programming Event as pictured.

On Saturday, April 27, 65 Western Wayne School District 4th and 5th grade girls, from both Robert D. Wilson and EverGreen Elementary, traveled to the NEPA Girls STEM Competition at Valley View High School.  The girls participated in the following four events:  Computer Programming, Mathematics, Science, and Engineering.  The entire event was sponsored by the Lackawanna, Wayne, and Pike County United Way. 

1st Place Computer Programming in grades 4-6.  From left, Rachel Enslin (grade 5), Michaela Lopatofsky (grade 4), and Hailey Wiseman (grade 4).         

RDW PTA provides carnation to every student!

Mother’s Day is fast approaching! The RDW PTA provided a carnation to every student to take home for that special someone. With generous donations from our RDW families they were also able to donate 340 flowers to the residents of Wayne Woodlands! Happy Mother’s Day!


“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!”

Robert D. Wilson Elementary Kindness Club contributes through food drive

The Kindness Club played a pivotal role in organizing a significant event at Robert D. Wilson Elementary. From March 11th through the 15th, we conducted a food drive aimed at supporting those in need within our community. The Kindness Club took charge of collecting the donated items, and we are incredibly fortunate to have received an outstanding assortment of nonperishable foods. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who contributed to this impactful initiative. Your generosity and support truly make a difference in the lives of others. Thank you.

RDW 1st Annual Spelling Bee Results!

Two divisions:  Grades 1 and 2; Grades 3, 4, and 5.

First pic:  3-5 winners from left to right:  1st place, Theodore Wood, 3rd place, Benjamin Vinton, 2nd place, Henry Barna

Second pic:  1-2 winners from left to right:  2nd place, Cally Non, 1st place, Spencer Cherinchak, 3rd place, Elizabeth Wood

Third Place:  All winners from left to right:  Henry Barna, Cally Non, Theodore Wood, Spencer Cherinchak, Benjamin Vinton, Elizabeth Wood

RDW to Host Annual Read Across America Night Thursday, Feb. 29

Members of the community who come out to enjoy the annual Read Across America Night at Western Wayne’s RDW Elementary School on Thursday, February 29, will surely leave thinking about all of their favorite creepy, kooky, and mysteriously spooky Addams Family members because the Western Wayne Drama Club will treat people in attendance to a sneak peak of their spring musical The Addams Family School Edition, a new musical comedy.
Western Wayne Middle and High School musical students will put on a performance from their upcoming spring production of The Addams Family School Edition as a part of the entertainment. 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

The event will kick-off at 4:45 p.m. and is free to the public. Kids of all ages can enjoy a variety of activities in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
There will also be a Book Fair at the event hosted by the PTA, and attendees can meet The Cat and Hat along with Thing One and Thing Two.
From 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. guests can tour the RDW building and stop in classrooms to hear stories read by RDW staff and friends. Starting at 5:30 through 6:30 p.m., there will be a concession stand open.
Then at 6:30 p.m. The Addams Family cast members will put on a performance. Senior Drama Club President Nate Conway is excited to welcome the audience playing the role of Gomez Addams.
“This is a role I never imagined having when I started out in the Drama Club in 8th grade,” Nate, who also serves as a student director, said. “I have always wanted to play a really humorous and dark lead role and now for my senior year I have that chance.”
The entire cast of The Addams Family are excited to entertain the audience at RDW.
“I love going out into the community and sharing what we have been working to create,” Colette Schmitt, who is the secretary of the Drama Club, and plays Pugsley this year, said. “ I can’t wait to see all of the students in attendance enjoy it.”
The Western Wayne community cordially invites the public to come and enjoy Read Across America Night on Thursday, February 29, at the RDW Elementary School, a free evening of entertainment and events perfect for kids of all ages.
In addition, you can also mark your calendar with the dates for our performances of The Addams Family School Edition 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.
Pictured are some of the cast of Western Wayne Drama Club’s production of The Addams Family School edition with Owen Obloshny who plays Uncle Fester center dancing with Madison Forgione who plays the moon.

Local Community Asked to Vote for WW Students Online

Western Wayne High School has six students who are state finalists in a Prevent Suicide Contest. We are asking the local community to help make them winners!

Please vote using the following link: https://psa.preventsuicidepa.org/2024-public-voting-posters/.

There are four contests to vote on (poster, 30 second video, 60 second video and audio)

To vote for Izzy Azzato, Brooke Kellogg, and Cayden Rose’s 30 second video— vote Video #2  in the 30 second videos

To Vote for Connor Bryant, Jamie Chapman and Evan Dean’s 60 second video- vote Video #3 in the 60 second videos

Votes can be made daily until February 16.

The district appreciates your help in support of our talented students.

Wayne County Arts Alliance Student Art Exhibition!

During the month of February, Art students from all four Western Wayne schools are participating in the 1st Wayne County Arts Alliance Student Art Exhibition!  The opening for the show was well attended on Friday February 2nd, where students, their teachers and families enjoyed light refreshments and viewing the art from other participating Wayne County School Districts. Student work was selected based on a variety of criteria. Hopefully this show will become an annual event in the future! The show will be on display at the Wayne County Arts Alliance Gallery at 959 Main Street Honesdale through February 24, 2024. Congratulations to the participating artists; From Robert D. Wilson Elementary: Reaghan Sheehan, Nathan Klimczak, Felix Klimczak, Andie Trapper, Billie Joe Burnham, Orson Farley, Alice O’hora, Jameson Constantine, Luca Ferraro, Keira Marcel, Paige Weist, Zoe Borzek, and Caleb Tedesco. From the High School: Peyton Cook, Lila Rusin, Carly Schott, Kiersten McDonald, Aurora Morris, Cassidy Zeiler, Leo West and from the Middle School Teena Zotynia, Mackenzie Warnock, Abigail Wasman, Ava Borzek, Jailah McRae, Isabella Jason, Kenna Steinmetz, Jasmine Yamamoto, Makayla Franckowiak. EverGreen: Brooklyn Gill, Rayven Ford-Hetzel, Leiana Vetrano, Jereni Strocchia, Khloe Elias Lucy Olszyk, Mia Padula Emma Dougher, Nathanial Huff, Tucker Bell , Lillian Elders, Aria Takacs.

RDW Club Models Kindness

The Kindness Club at RDW recently performed a play for students in grades K-2. The play was called A Day in the Life of an RDW Student and included five different scenarios that a typical student might encounter. In each scene, one or more of the characters chose to demonstrate kindness in a challenging situation. The club members had questions for students to discuss between acts. At the conclusion of the play, Kindness Club members encouraged students to practice acts of kindness throughout their day and to consider joining the Kindness Club when they are in fifth grade.

Members, left to right from first photo: Ryan Nixon, Paxton Shiner-Lewis, Caden Reeger, Saga Bryden, Lillian Sorrentino, and Kelly Talarico