APRIL 18, 2017 — The Williamsport Area School Board continued its annual Outstanding Student presentations tonight, during which it honors students who exemplify academic excellence and school citizenship from the top grade at each building.
APRIL 18, 2017 — WASD named Dr. Susan L. Bigger as assistant superintendent Tuesday night. Bigger, who is currently the district's federal programs director, will replace Peter Chapla, who will leave the district this summer after serving three years in the role.
APRIL 11, 2017 — Precision Machining students at WAHS were able to get a hands-on learning experience in blacksmithing today, thanks to the PABA PA Artist Blacksmiths' Association, which visited the school to provide a lesson to students straight from the field.
APRIL 11, 2017 — Kindergarten students at Stevens Primary School presented "How Does Your Garden Groove?" to their classmates and family members today.
APRIL 10, 2017 — Kindergarten students at Stevens Primary School answered the call to help bring a smile to the faces of children facing chronic or life-threatening illnesses. The students collected 168 cans of Play-Doh to donate to Catilin's Smiles.
APRIL 7, 2017 — Thirty-nine Williamsport Area High School students represented 15 countries in today's Model UN event at Lycoming College. The group went home with two trophies and 18 certificates signifying their success.
APRIL 4, 2017 — WAHS students Cam Dickey and Andrew Schnars were honored recently for placing third and fifth, respectively, in the American Welding Society competition at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
APRIL 4, 2017 — Following her father's terrifying, life-threatening medical episode several years ago, a 10-year-old Cecilia Fink conceived a charitable business plan to create and sell earrings to help families going through similar situations.
APRIL 3, 2017 — Two Williamsport Area School District Odyssey of the Mind teams are set to move on to the World Finals after competing at the state level on Saturday in Moon, Pa.
MARCH 31, 2017 — PPL Electric Utilities brought "Safety Detectives in Hot Pursuit" to students at Cochran Primary School today. The high-energy, interactive performance by the National Theatre for Children (NTC) educates students about electrical safety.
MARCH 31, 2017 — WAHS Computer Information Technology students Victor Marino, Brett Segraves and Chase Weber have earned CompTIA industry certifications.
MARCH 28, 2017 — Faculty members from Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Woodwind Quintet held a master class for members of the Williamsport Area High School Wind Ensemble today. Students were exposed to the magic of chamber music — collaboration without a conductor at the highest level.
MARCH 26, 2017 — Three Williamsport Area High School students will move on as members of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's All-State Band. The three selected to move on — Ben Byham, Ethan Fisher and Kyle Miller — were among the six attended this week's PMEA Region 4 Band Festival.
MARCH 21, 2017 — Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding stopped by Jackson Primary School today. Secretary Redding read the book "Before We Eat: Farm to Table," by Pat Brisson and Mary Azarian, which also was donated to the school's library.
MARCH 18, 2017 — The WAHS music department presented Broadway's "Hairspray" in two performances on March 17 and 18. Starring WAHS's Lindsey Taylor as Tracy Turnblad, the play is set in 1962 Baltimore and follows "the lovable plus-size teen ... (as she pursues her) only one desire — to dance on the popular 'Corny Collins Show.'
MARCH 16, 2017 — The state Department of Health has released new school immunization requirements for kindergarten through 12th-grade students, beginning with the 2017-18 academic year.