Guiding Good Choices

Guiding Good Choices for 4th-6th grade parents and caregivers. Attend this
FREE VIRTUAL five-session program to help your youth navigate the
pressures and expectations of life during their teen years to succeed and
achieve a brighter future.

Parents and caregivers can enhance their parenting skills by learning how to:

  • Promote health and well-being during the teen years.
  • Develop health beliefs and clear standards for behavior.
  • Deal with anger in a positive way and manage family conflict to strengthen
    bonds with youth.
  • Protect their children from substance abuse and other problematic behaviors.
  • Strengthen family bonds and increase youth’s involvement in the family through
    the teen years.

Youth attend session 4 with their parents and caregivers.
The program will be held on five Tuesdays: February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6
from 6 to 8 PM via Zoom.
For more information or to register, e-mail or call Karen Thomas at
or 570-878-2385

Autumn Art at RDW

The students at RDW have been working hard to make Autumn inspired artwork! Students across grade level have used the changing seasons and weather,  as inspiration for paintings, drawings, and collages! They have observed the environment around them and utilized a variety of techniques to create beautiful seasonal art!

Elementary Students Enjoy Homecoming Festivities

Members of the Western Wayne Marching Band, Homecoming Court, some varsity athletes, and beloved school mascot Westie visited both EverGreen Elementary and RDW Elementary  on Oct. 3 to perform songs, do meet and greets, and invite the students and their families to the Homecoming Game and ceremony on Friday, October 6, starting at 6:30 p.m.  A fun time was had by students of all ages during the elementary school visits!

Picture Two, from left: Amelia Kosciuk, Avery Orloski, and Ariana Marsan.

Picture Three , from left, the 2023 Homecoming Court:  Carter Mistishin, Brooke Kellogg, Frankie Leyshon, Lexi DeSiato, Rhayni Carroll, Allie Pauler, Vinny Tomasetti, Taylor Maiocco, and Ethan Grodack (absent from photo Gunnar Minor).

RDW Buddy Bench Gets a Facelift

Nationwide, buddy benches are used at playgrounds as a place where students can go when they have no one to play with. When other students notice someone sitting on the buddy bench, they are encouraged to ask that student to join them. The RDW buddy bench was established by a group of kindness club students years ago. The bench has since been worn down, and the current group of kindness club students decided that it needed a facelift. Their goal was for it to represent Wildcat PRIDE and inclusion. We are very proud of their work, and they certainly captured what it means to be a student here at Western Wayne.

Guiding Good Choices

4th-6th grade parents and caregivers. Attend this FREE VIRTUAL five-session program to help your youth navigate the pressures and expectations of life during their teen years to succeed and achieve a brighter future.

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GGC Virtual Summer 2023

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!

Happy Mother’s Day from the RDW PTA!

The RDW PTA bought one flower for each student to take home to a parent for Mother’s Day weekend!
(children had the option to purchase additional flowers if they wanted)

Teacher Appreciation courtesy of RDW PTA

The RDW PTA made a buffet style “brunch for lunch” for all faculty and staff. As well as helped stock their classrooms with more snacks, cleaning supplies, and writing utensils! 

PRIDE on Your Ride

R.D. Wilson’s Student Council recently created a fun and informational video for students to enjoy. Their goal is to remind students about the important PRIDE expectations on the bus/van so that they can have a safe and pleasant ride to and from school. They asked teachers to play the video for their students and use the discussion questions to further drive home the message.

The Student Council hopes everyone enjoys the video. Have a great rest of the year!

Western Wayne Students Place at NEPA Girls STEM Competition

Western Wayne elementary students placed well in their respective competitions at the 2023 Girls STEM Competition held at Valley View High School on Saturday, April 15. RDW 5th graders, Maria Shemanski (5), Skylar Horst (5), Hailey McCollum-Fitzpatrick (5):  placed 3rdoverall in the 4-6th grade age group. In addition, for our RDW students,  Rachel Enslin (4) and Makayla Franckowiak (5):  placed 5th overall in the 4-6th grade age group. Also, Evergreen Elementary 4th graders, Mia Padula (4), Taylor Brown (4), and Molly Gifford (4):  placed 1st overall in the 4-6th grade age group in the Computer Programming  event.

The fourth grade students competed in four total events:  Programming using Scratch; Mathematics solving problems and puzzle;, Science where they made their own lip-gloss with a Makeup Chemist; and engineering where they had to design, build, and test a vehicle, device and ramp to achieve a common goal.  There were 1st place prizes in each of the four categories awarded, and there were overall places 1st through 5th for combined scores from all four events.

Finally, WWMS current 6th grader Reyna Weaver has been selected to attend the Appalachian STEM Academy at Oak Ridge this summer before her 7th grade year.  She participated in this event when she was in fifth grade and really enjoyed applying her knowledge of science.

Established in 1990, the Appalachian STEM Academy at Oak Ridge is a residential, hands-on learning experience for Appalachia’s middle and high school students, as well as high school teachers in STEM-related fields. Hosted by Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, this program is a gateway to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the Appalachian Region. 

All participants work with award-winning scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the largest U.S. Department of Energy research facilities in the United States. High school and middle school students conduct guided group science, math, and computer science technology research projects, while high school teachers work with science practitioners to develop STEM-related curriculum. The program culminates in a graduation ceremony where participants showcase their work.

Western Wayne Middle Schooler Reyna Weaver is very excited to be offered the opportunity to participate in this experience.

“I really enjoy working on STEM related projects and am excited to be offered the chance to participate in this event,” Reyna said.