Community

Our community family

Williamsport provides the perfect backdrop for our students and their families. The area is rich in history, from its beginnings as lumber capital of the world to being the home of Little League Baseball for children throughout the world.

The Williamsport area offers something for everyone:

Outdoor activities—from hiking in the mountains to kayaking in the Susquehanna River

Culture—performing and visual arts—Community Theatre League, Community Arts Center, Williamsport Symphony Orchestra and Youth Orchestra, various art galleries, public art classes and studios, the Pajama Factory (a collaborative and educational environment for artists, artisans, and small businesses), museum

Education—Williamsport is home to 2 colleges: Pennsylvania College of Technology and Lycoming College

Sports—from fishing and hunting to Little League and minor league baseball (Williamsport Crosscutters); and high school and college sporting events

Teens enjoying hot dogs
But above all that one can do in Williamsport, the one thing that really makes us shine is our people. We come together as a community to support one another, celebrate in our wins, and support and console one another during times of loss.

We impart this community spirit in our students from the primary grades through high school. Students are afforded many opportunities to participate in civic events, perform community service, and show their Williamsport pride in parades, performances, outreach, and various activities they participate in such as Odyssey of the Mind.

We are rewarded through the gracious gererosity of our community through their continuing support of our schools and our students with their time and funding.

For more information, or to make a contribution, please visit our WASD Education Foundation page. 
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BackPack Program

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank's BackPack Program, or variations of it, is available at every school in the district. Thanks to a $200,000 grant the Food Bank received on behalf of the district in 2018 from the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania.

The food bank partnered with the district to expand the program beyond its a volunteer- and student-led operation at WAHS and Lycoming Valley Intermediate School, which served, on average, more than 120 students a week between the two buildings.

Each backpack is filled weekly with nonperishable food items that students can prepare themselves or are already prepared to help increase the accessibility of food and nutrition on weekends and during extended breaks.

In addition to the grant, a volunteer coordinator from the food bank and a managed network of volunteers from area churches help meet the demand and delivery of the program across WASD.

BackPack Program Registration Form

Interested in having your child benefit from the program? Download the registration form and return to your child's main office.

Download BackPack Program Registration Form

Backpacks hang on a rack

Gold Card Club

The district's Gold Card Club provides some benefit to WASD residents aged 62 years or older.  Cardholders are permanently granted free admission to district-sponsored sporting and musical events (excluding playoff games and PIAA functions). 

Club cards can be obtained by bringing proof of age and residency to the District Service Center at 2780 West Fourth St. between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A hand grasps an example of WASD's Gold Card.

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