Over the last few months, the Williamsport Area High School choirs have been preparing three holiday songs from the movie Home Alone to perform on December 12 at the Community Arts Center with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra. On December 2, some of the choir students who are also part of the a cappella ensembles at Williamsport, GQ and Les Chanteuse, had the opportunity to perform at the White House for guests walking through on tours.
In 1972, Williamsport Area High School was built fully equipped with a state-of-the art planetarium. However, technology has evolved over the past 43 years, and now the once state-of-the-art planetarium is in need of renovations. This school year, two seniors involved in the CTE Engineering and Robotics program at the High School, LJ Boone and Cameron Crossley, have decided to take on the task.
As a 9th grader, Cecilia Fink has had more experience fundraising for charities than some people will in a lifetime. In her fourth year of raising money for charitable causes, Cece decided to organize the Thanksgiving Day Fun Run. “This was a big event for me. I came up with the idea, but obviously my parents were a huge help in getting everything together. The last few days leading up to the event were crazy. We had to get food for the runner’s stations, prizes for raffle tickets, get the course set up; it was a lot.”
Congratulations to the 558 students who earned Honor Roll for marking period #1 at WAHS.
Several groups of students from the high school’s service clubs formed teams for the PCT Out of Darkness Suicide Awareness walk. This event occurred Saturday October 21, 2017 at the PCT Field House where the Pennsylvania College of Technology invited its local community to participate in raising awareness and funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
In partnership with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, the high school will return the BackPack Program in September. This provides a bag of nonperishable food at the end of each week for participating students to take home and eat when school meal programs are unavailable.
A small number of Varicella (chicken pox) cases have occurred in the Williamsport Area School District. Chicken pox poses a risk to those who are not immunized, those whose immune system is compromised, and individuals who are pregnant. If your child develops a blister-like rash, please contact your family doctor and do not send your child to school.