NOVEMBER 20, 2015 — This fall, the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation helped celebrate the 161 students in grades K-6 who completed the James V. Brown Library's 2015 Summer Reading Program. To further recognize their achievement, the foundation annually provides $2,000 to WASD to purchase library books in their honor.
NOVEMBER 19, 2015 — Congratulations to WAHS baseball player Evan Steele, who signed on to play for East Stroudsburg University today. The student-athlete is receiving a full scholarship to the university, beginning in the fall of 2017.
NOVEMBER 16, 2015 — The WASD Education Foundation was selected to receive $10,000 through Williams' Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant Program in support of a franchise development program at WAHS. In partnership with Alabaster Coffee Roaster and Tea Co., the franchise development program will provide a real-world, hands-on opportunity in the instruction of small business ownership and operation.
NOVEMBER 16, 2015 — The WASD Education Foundation approved the distribution of $13,885 to fund 10 projects and programs as part of its annual Teacher Mini-Grant Program. Included in the distribution of funds is a planned allocation of $3,000 to two programs funded through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program through the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania.
NOVEMBER 2, 2015 — Congratulations to the Williamsport Area High School Marching Millionaires for their Gold Medal Finalist Award at the Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championships over the weekend. The band scored a 95.15, was fourth overall and was the highest scoring band in Pennsylvania. Way to go, Marching Millionaires!
OCTOBER 29, 2015 — Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) selected Jackson Primary School as a recipient of a $2,500 Champion Creatively Alive Children grant to expand and enhance its Tinker Town program that began last year. The school also received $1,000 in Crayola products.
OCTOBER 29, 2015 — Ryan Miller was named as the new head baseball coach for Williamsport Area High School during the Oct. 20 school board meeting. Miller said he is excited to get settled into the position and looks forward to working with the team.
OCTOBER 26, 2015 — The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation's alumni committee presented the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award to the family of late Jonathan "Jon" Smith, a 1986 graduate of Williamsport Area High School.
OCTOBER 21, 2015 — Williamsport Area School District athletics has a new and much more comprehensive online presence, thank to the WASD Education Foundation, which provided funding to create a new, enhanced website through SIDEARM Sport Properties, LLC.
OCTOBER 20, 2015 — Williamsport Area High School students Conner Pardoe and Madeline Mahonski for represented the district at last week's Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) annual conference in Hershey as part of the Student Delegate Program.
OCTOBER 2, 2015 — Jackson Primary School students celebrated more than their annual Walk-a-Thon on Oct. 2 when they donated a combined $2,564.90 to the Ronald McDonald House, complete with an on-site visit by Ronald McDonald himself. The students raised the money on their own over a couple of weeks, and presented the organization with the check outside the school as one.