Public Invited to WW Cavalcade of Bands Wednesday, Sept. 27September 25, 2023 Pictured are Lia Hartman, junior, drum major; and Caden Wilson, senior, drum major, leading the band on the field at a home football game earlier in September, along with the Western Wayne Marching Band and Color Guard entering the field behind them for their performance.
The Western Wayne School District will host a cavalcade of bands on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 27, at our football stadium. A total of eight schools will participate including: Abington Heights, GNA, Carbondale Area, Delaware Valley, North Pocono, North-West Area, Honesdale, and, of course, Western Wayne will close out the show.
“It is exciting to perform for a home cavalcade crowd,” senior, drum major Caden Wilson said. “I hope everyone comes out to enjoy our show!”
The public may start arriving at the stadium as early as 5:45 p.m. Abington Heights will be the first school to perform starting at 6:30 p.m. with the National Anthem being played shortly beforehand.
Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and senior citizens, a portion of this cost will be donated to a local charity.
In addition, concessions will be sold with all proceeds benefiting Western Wayne band and color guard students.
Western Wayne’s field show this season is a Spy-Themed Show with the selections of “Men in Black,” “Soul Bossa Nova,” “Skyfall,” and “Mission Impossible,” Come out and enjoy the hard work of all of the local school bands participating in this event. [...]
Girls on the Run program is now ‘up and running’ on our campus!September 22, 2023Western Wayne Middle School is excited to announce that the popular national Girls on the Run program is now ‘up and running’ on our campus!Girls on the Run is a non Profit organization which offers a running based after school program to Elementary and Middle School students. The 6th to 8th grade program is called Heart and Sole. Each week our students play team building games, followed by a strength workout AND a running workout…phew!Our Fall season is underway, and there will be a Spring season too…both lasting 10 weeks. At the end of each season, students will take part in a celebratory, non-competitive 5k with hundreds of other GOTR members. Girls on the Run has awarded Western Wayne 15 full scholarships, so there is no charge for our students.The program is coached by Rachel Fitzmorris, who is a Paraprofessional at the MS and by Rachel Dennis, MS secretary. They are assisted by Amanda Steinmetz from our District Office and parent coach Bernadette Metschalut. Mrs Fitzmorris said “This program offers students who may not be in organized sports a chance to participate and discover the joy of movement. It also helps them build connections and self confidence.”Mrs Jennifer Bradley, Principal, said “I am very excited about the opportunities that the Girls on the Run will provide for our Middle School students. GOTR empowers Middle School girls to lace up their sneakers, chase their dreams, and build resilience, proving that the journey to self -confidence and success begins every step they take together😊”Any parents or staff interested in volunteering with Girls on the Run, or helping as ‘Running Buddies’ for our students in the 5k on November 18th are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org [...]
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!! – GUIDING GOOD CHOICESSeptember 21, 20235th and 6th grade parents – Attend this FREE program to help your youth navigate the pressuresand expectations of life during their teen years to succeed and achieve a brighter future
Five sessions will be held on Tuesdays,October 3– November 7, 2023, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.(No program on October 31.)
Parents and caregivers can enhance their parenting skills by learning how to:➢Promote health and well-being during the teen years.➢Develop healthy beliefs and clear standards for behavior.➢Deal with anger in a positive way and manage familyconflict to strengthen bonds with youth.➢Protect their children from substance abuse and otherproblematic behaviors.➢Strengthen family bonds and increase youth’s involvement inthe family through the teen years.Youth attend session 4 with parents and caregivers and will learn skills theycan use to avoid peer pressure.The program is open to all parents and caregivers and their 5th and 6th gradechildren in the Western Wayne and Lake Ariel community. It includes a FREE dinnerfor the entire family and childcare for younger family members
For more information or to register, contact by September 25: E-mail: email@example.com;Call: (570)878-2385; Or return registration form below to your principal. [...]
Drama Club Students Attend Hamlin Open Mic Poetry NightSeptember 21, 2023From left, standing: Dr. Pat Engle, Lynn Scramuzza, Hamlin Community Library director; Jason Vass, Drama Club freshman member; Joseph Regalbuto, Drama Club, treasurer; Robert Scramuzza, Drama Club vice president; Kaori Koike, and Tomoo Koike, missionaries from Japan. From left, kneeling: Lillian Maros, Drama Club historian; and McKenzie Kennedy, Drama Club stage manager.
Changing seasons in life, the outdoors, leaving stress behind, and the act of writing itself were some of the many topics Western Wayne Drama Club students wrote about at the Hamlin Community Library’s Haiku Poetry Night on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The night was open to the public and hosted by Lynn Scramuzza, library director. The group was led in the art of writing Haiku by Dr. Pat Engle, a college professor of 18 years.
Engle explained that Haiku dates back to the 12th century with the actual name of Haiku poetry being coined in the 19th century. This art of writing poetry with a prescription for the number of syllables in each line can be linked to a tradition called Renga. Renga is an exercise when a party guest gets the first few lines of a poem and then adds on to it as they see fit to create a story.
“Haiku usually involves discussing nature,” Engle said. “It is about marking a moment that is important to you.”
One student in attendance, Lillian Maros, Drama Club historian, shared a poem with a nature theme, “trees wave in the wind/ mountains stand unwavering /emotions can’t choose.”
All of the guests discussed many memorable moments in their lives. Also in attendance along with the Western Wayne students were community members Tomoo and Kaori Koike, who are from Japan and in the local area doing missionary work. They both said they learned a lot from poetry night.
Kaori even gave everyone an origami swan she made as a token of appreciation. It was the perfect way to end a night where everyone was immersed in Japanese culture.
The library plans to have a variety of events open to the public in the coming months and especially hopes that Western Wayne students will join in the fun! [...]
FBLA Participates in National Leadership ConferenceSeptember 14, 2023From left: Maddie Vinton, Khole Mistishin, Emily Romanowski, Rhayni Carroll, Taylor Maiocco, Alex Chapman, Adrian Agnello, and Weston Nugent.
From left: Khloe Mistishin, Rhayni Carroll, Emily Romanowski, Taylor Maiocco, Alex Chapman, Adrian Agnello, Weston Nugent, and Maddie Vinton.
Eight members of Western Wayne High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter (FBLA) were among the 13,000 members and advisers who traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, for the organization’s annual National Leadership Conference. The students were accompanied by their local adviser, Theresa Lubash, and former adviser, Fran Vitovsky.
During the Awards of Excellence program, the students captured two important awards: The team of Adrian Agnello and Weston Nugent placed fifth nationally in Business Ethics. Also placing fifth were the members of the Parliamentary Procedure team comprised of Alex Chapman, Rhayni Carroll, Taylor Maiocco, and Emily Romanowski.
Khloe Mistishin competed in Introduction to FBLA and Maddie Vinton competed in Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure.
While in Atlanta, the students had the opportunity to see some of the sights including the College Football Hall of Fame, the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, the Mercedes-Benz Football Stadium, and an evening at the Atlanta Braves baseball game.
Besides competing, a variety of workshops were offered to develop the students’ leadership qualities. [...]
Western Wayne to Host Annual Car Show Saturday, Sept. 9 September 7, 2023The Western Wayne Hot Rod Club and Drama Club will host their 2023 Car Show on Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the high school parking lot, 1970A Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA, near the football stadium. Food to be sold at the concession stand. Registration fee is $10. Spectators are free. The Hot Rod Club will give prizes for best car, truck, tractor, motorcycle, and best in show. New category for juding this year is vintage snowmobiles!
In addition, the Drama group will sell a variety of concessions. There will also be a raffle of baskets and gift certificates generously donated by businesses and families in the local community.
Drama Club president Nate Conway is excited to partner with the Hot Rod Club for the fourth time for the Car Show. He explained how the Drama Club students will be dressed in 50s attire for the event.
“We wanted our presence at the event to go along with the variety of cars from the past that surely will be there,” Nate said. “We hope that the public comes out to enjoy the cars and to have some good food and purchase some chances to win baskets and gift certificates.”
Members of the Drama Parents Club are working to gather a variety of items for the raffle at the Car Show from many very generous businesses and families in our Wildcat community. The students involved in the Hot Rod Club and Drama Club can use the funds raised from this event for their club activities.
The Hot Rod Club meets on a regular basis to work on a variety of automotive projects after school and can use the funds for their projects among other activities.
The Drama Club meets on a regular basis after school to work on a variety of projects and activities.
“Drama Club gives students a place where they can express themselves,” senior member Robert Scramuzza, club co-vice president, explained. “We are like one big family in our club and really enjoy coming together to work as a team on events such as the Car Show.”
All of the members of the Hot Rod Club, Drama Club, and Drama Parents Club cordially invite the public to attend this fun-filled event on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the High School parking lot near the stadium. Come out and see some great vehicles, take some chances on our basket raffle, enjoy some food, and enjoy some time socializing. Rain date is Sunday, September 10. [...]
MaiaLearning – New for 9th -12th Grade StudentsAugust 30, 2023MaiaLearning is a college and career readiness platform that engages students in planning your future. It lets you develop profiles, explore careers that fit those profiles, and build academic, college, and career plans. It helps you manage college applications, and build portfolios.
Students will use their Google Sign-in to get into the program. They will be able to link their Common App accounts to get transcripts, teacher and counselor recommendations, and build data.
Log in at www.maialearning.com
Watch this brief video for more information on MaiaLearning. [...]
Wayne County Food Pantry Aging Case AidAugust 24, 2023In August 2023, Colleen Carmody, FCS Department Chair and Fashion teacher, made a monetary donation to Ann Siebecker, Wayne County Food Pantry Aging Case Aid. Monies for this donation were generated during our WW CAT WALK, and annual Spring Fashion Show, showcasing students’ yearly work and senior collections. [...]
GUIDING GOOD CHOICESAugust 15, 20235th and 6th grade parents – Attend this FREE program to helpyour youth navigate the pressures and expectations of life duringtheir 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 healthy beliefs and clear standards for behavior.
-Deal with anger in a positive way and manage familyconflict to strengthen bonds with youth.
-Protect their children from substance abuse and otherproblematic behaviors.
-Strengthen family bonds and increase youth’s involvement inthe family through the teen years.
See the full flyer below. [...]
Freshman OrientationAugust 10, 2023Join us to see what the high school has to offer!August 24, 20236:00-7:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Information on the high school/ 9th Grade Transition– High School Survival Guide– Student’s class schedule– Tours– Refreshments [...]
Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” BEFORE it is too late.