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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Food donations for our BackPack Program

A hands-on opportunity in school citizenship and service for Williamsport Area High School life skills students is helping to alleviate hunger and improve the educational experience for some of their peers. In partnership with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, the high school launched a BackPack Program which 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.

The high school is actively searching for additional funding and donations to make sure the program can continue throughout this school year and in future years.

Food donations can be dropped off at the Main Office of the Williamsport Area High School, between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:00 pm. Donation checks can be made payable to Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation and directed to Mr. Greg Hayes, 2780 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. For further questions please contact Justin Ross at Work Phone: 570-323-8411 ext. 60511, Cell Phone:  570-441-4473 or email: jross@wasd.org.


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