The WASD Education Foundation recently selected its Top 25 winners in its 2013 Holiday Essay Contest. Students in first through sixth grade were asked to write, in 200 words or less, what they were most thankful for during the holiday season and why.
The Harlem Wizards are coming to the Williamsport Area High School Magic Dome. The Wizards are scheduled to take the court at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, in a fundraiser benefit for the WASD Education Foundation. Tickets go on sale Monday, Dec. 9, and will be $5/students $8/general admission in advance; $6/students and $10/general admission at the gate.
The spirit of philanthropy made its way into Jackson Primary School in a month-long observance of Veteran's Day. Students collected items to send to soldiers overseas over the last few weeks. From books to food to toiletries, students helped support our troops by collecting half a dozen boxes' worth of items.
Lycoming Valley Intermediate School students helped to "can" hunger this week, collecting a large amount of canned goods to donate to the Salvation Army. Additionally, students who donated had their names entered into a drawing to win a prize from Little Caesars.
Williamsport Area High School is one of 123 schools nationwide to have been named a GRAMMY Signature School semifinalist for 2014 this week by the GRAMMY Foundation.
Attention faraway friends and family! Live streaming of WAHS music concerts and video of past WAHS music programs can be found here: http://vc.iu17.org/videos/. Click on the headline to view a list of upcoming shows!
WASD has partnered with Parchment Exchange, the national leader in electronic transcript processing, to enable high school transcripts to be sent to post-secondary educational institutions electronically, speeding and simplifying their delivery.
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation will award $9,427 to fund eight projects as part of its annual Teacher Mini-Grant Program. It also plans to award $2,999 for one Educator-in-Residence project and a literacy program by seeking funds from the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania through Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donations.
Throughout the Williamsport Area School District, students have been asked to "be the change." In continuing the push to reach its $3.5 million goal, the WASD Education Foundation launched the "Return to Glory Change Challenge" this week in each of the district's schools.
Former Round Hills Elementary School students received the official Guinness World Record certificate this week, in recognition of breaking the world record for the most people playing hopscotch at one time. The matted certificate will hang in the Williamsport Area Middle School library for past Round Hills students to see as they rise up through the grade levels.
Dr. Samuel B. Hoff, a 1975 graduate of Williamsport Area High School and now a Delaware State University professor, will return to the campus he credits for laying the foundation for the success and achievements he's garnered in his professional life to claim the second Distinguished Alumni Award.
Three Williamsport Area High School students were recently recognized as part of the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program, two of whom have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring.
Seventeen students at Williamsport Area High School have earned AP Scholar awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement (AP) Exams.
Jackson Primary School celebrated and toasted the new year to the "magic" of good behavior as part of its School-wide Positive Behavior Program. Today, students gathered in the gym to learn about the power of good behavior by reviewing the pillars of the program: Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be Responsible and Be Present. The presentation ended with a magic show by Frederick the Amazing.
Millionaire Proud? Show it! WASD magnetic bumper stickers (or for use as a standard magnetic display) are available for $3 each, with proceeds benefiting the WASD Education Foundation! The magnet is 11 inches by 2 3/4 inches. Click on the headline for more information!
To find the latest WASD news and events, check out our News and Events site. There you'll find archived news items from throughout the year, as well as a collection of articles written on aspects of our district in the Sun-Gazette and other local and regional media. We hope you visit frequently for updates!
7:30 PM WAMS - 7th grade Choir Concert
7:00 PM Curtin - Band Concert
7:00 PM LV - Orchestra Concert
7:30 PM WAMS - 8th grade Choir Concert
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Odyssey of the Mind - Coaches Training @ HS