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Image for WASD Expands on Safety Measures with 'Stop the Bleed' Training, Kits
Category Community
In partnership with UPMC Susquehanna, WASD continues to train all district employees this year in the national Stop the Bleed initiative. Today, 16 Stop the Bleed kits, each containing eight individual kits, were delivered to the district for installation at each of its school buildings for public accessibility.
December 10, 2018
Image for 25 Winners Selected in WASD Education Foundation Holiday Essay Contest
Category WASD Education Foundation
The WASD Education Foundation recently concluded its annual Holiday Essay Contest, during which students in kindergarten through sixth grade were asked to answer, in 200 words or less: “What does the holiday season mean to you and why?”
December 03, 2018
Image for WASD Education Foundation Grants $24,000 to Programs, Initiatives
Category WASD Education Foundation
The WASD Education Foundation announced it recently awarded $24,009 in grants to support six programs and initiatives across the district. Those awarded were among the foundation’s first this school year that have the potential to impact thousands of student now and into the future.
November 29, 2018
Image for WAHS Senior Kyle Caringi Signs with St. Bonaventure University
Category Athletics
WAHS senior Kyle Caringi signed with St. Bonaventure University today to continue his baseball and academic career there next fall. Joining Caringi for the signing were members of the Millionaire baseball team, his family, friends, teachers and coaches.
November 14, 2018
Image for 1st Marking Period Honor Roll Listing Released
Category Awards & Celebrations
WAHS released the year's first honor roll listing. Four hundred and thirty-seven students from grades nine through 12 are named as having earned their status on the distinguished high honor roll, high honor roll or honor roll roster.
November 13, 2018
Image for WAMS Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences
Category Community
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Nov. 19 and 20. The middle school encourages parents and guardians to visit your child's teachers for a one-on-one discussion about your child's academic progress so far this school year.
November 12, 2018
Image for Review Pennsylvania's Laws for Stopping for School Buses
Category Community
In light of the heartbreaking news stories coming from around the nation on school bus tragedies, please take a moment to review Pennsylvania's laws on stopping for school busses.
November 06, 2018
Image for WAHS Fall Parent-Teacher Conference Registration
Category Community
Williamsport Area High School Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Nov. 19 and 20. The high school encourages parents and guardians to visit your child's teachers for a one-on-one discussion about your child's academic progress so far this school year.
November 05, 2018
Image for Dodge Drugs Dodgeball Event Brings Red Ribbon Week to a Close at WAMS
Category Community
A weeklong campaign on drug awareness and prevention ended today with the third annual Dodge Drugs Dodgeball event, a culminating activity that brought Red Ribbon Week to a close at Williamsport Area Middle School.
November 02, 2018
Image for Class of 1954 Donates $1,267 to Strolling Strings
Category Fine & Performing Arts
"Sixty-four ... then no more!" reads the banner across the top of the Williamsport High School Class of 1954's latest — and last — reunion program. The class donated $1,267 to WAHS's Strolling Strings program, a combination of its own fundraising and settling of its class account.
November 02, 2018
Image for WAHS Marching Millionaires Score Big at Atlantic Coast Championships
Category Awards & Celebrations
The WAHS Marching Millionaires won the bronze medal at Atlantic Coast Championships on Oct. 28 with a score of 96.1 and earned the highest score in Music Ensemble and overall from the bands representing the Pennsylvania.
October 29, 2018
Image for Operation Warm Donates Coats to Stevens Students
Category Community
The entire student body of Stevens Primary School received a free, brand-new coat today, thanks to the work of Operation Warm and a donation of both time and money from Unique Industries, Inc., that made it happen.
October 25, 2018
Image for FutureLabs Bring Hubs of Innovation to WASD Schools
Category Community
Sixty-five percent of tomorrow's workers will have jobs that don't exist today. Last month, we introduced to our community WASD's new FutureLabs now in place at Curtin and Lycoming Valley Intermediate schools and Williamsport Area Middle School. Take a closer look at these innovative spaces — our district's hubs of STEM education — in action as students actively dream, discover, explore and inspire their futures.
October 25, 2018
Image for WAHS Senior Named Commended Student in 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program
Category Awards & Celebrations
WAHS senior Liam Ferry has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by Head Principal Dr. Brandon Pardoe principal to this scholastically talented senior.
October 18, 2018
Image for 2016 Grad Returns to Speak to Students About Finding Their Future
Category Community
Unsure of his own future beyond high school not long ago, 2016 grad Terrance Massey-Porter returned to Williamsport Area High School today while on leave to share with some students how he's found success in the United States Air Force.
October 17, 2018
Image for WASD Education Foundation Awards 152 Books to Summer Readers, Elementary Libraries
Category WASD Education Foundation
The WASD Education Foundation announced today its distribution of 152 brand-new books to the elementary library system as part of its annual Building Libraries Through Literacy Program.
October 15, 2018
Image for New Career & Technical Education Promo Trailer Released
Category Career & Technical Education
Williamsport Area High School works to prepare students for a 21st-century workforce through its Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program. See the program — and each of its 14 courses — as you've never seen it before in this extended promotional spot.
October 12, 2018
Image for State Sen. Gene Yaw, NMSI Officials Formally Announce $1.2M Grant Program at WAHS
Category Community
State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) joined Williamsport Area School District students, teachers and administration to formally announce the district's participation in implementing the National Math and Science Institute's (NMSI) College Readiness Program through a $1.2 million state grant.
October 11, 2018
Image for WASD School Board Appoints New Member
Category Community
The Williamsport Area School Board appointed Barbara Reeves as its newest member at tonight's meeting. Reeves replaces Spencer Sweeting, who resigned from the board in August.
October 09, 2018
Image for Jackson Primary Walk-a-Thon Raises Record $2,845 for WASDEF, PTO
Category Community
Congrats to the Jackson Primary School community for raising a record $2,845 as part of its annual Walk-a-Thon! A portion of the money raised will support the WASD Education Foundation in this month's collaborative Over the Edge: Williamsport fundraising event and its own PTO.
October 05, 2018
Image for 5 New Members Join WASD Education Foundation Board of Directors
Category WASD Education Foundation
The WASD Education Foundation announced this year’s appointment of five new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are Brooke Beiter, Lisa Cramer, Wanda Erb, Carol Fausnaught and Allison Staiman.
October 03, 2018
Image for WASD 2018 Fall Newsletter Now Available
Category Community
The district's fall newsletter is now available! Now nearly a month into the school year, check out what's been happening, what's new, and read about what's in store for students in the year ahead: Career & College Readiness, FutureLabs and Teachers in the Workplace.
September 26, 2018
Image for Alumni, Donors Honored at Inaugural WASD Education Foundation Event
Category WASD Education Foundation
Last evening marked the first WASD Education Foundation Donor & Alumni Appreciation Event. The event recognized this year's cohort of distinguished alumni, while also provided an experience to better engage the education foundation's donor base.
September 21, 2018
Image for Discovery and Exploration: 'FutureLabs' Provide New Learning Opportunity at Intermediate, Middle Schools
Category Community
Students in the intermediate and middle schools found a new learning experience waiting for them when they returned from summer vacation this year. That’s because the three buildings have each added specially-designed classrooms to support innovation: FutureLabs.
September 12, 2018
Image for 'SOCKTOBERFEST' to Return to Curtin Intermediate
Category Community
Curtin Intermediate School invites the community back to help “kick it to poverty” from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, for its third SOCKTOBERFEST. The kickoff event once again will help launch the school’s month-long sock drive to benefit Lycoming County’s homeless.
September 12, 2018
Image for WASD Gives Community Gold Card Club a 'Reboot'
Category Community
WASD is giving its Gold Card Club a bit of a reboot. The district is working to more strongly advertise and promote the club card that provides some benefit to WASD residents aged 62 years or older.
September 06, 2018
Image for New Business Administrator Begins New Year at WASD
Category Community
Wanda M. Erb is beginning a new year as WASD’s new business administrator. Erb comes to the district from Northern Tioga School District (NTSD), where she served as its business manager since 1994.
September 05, 2018
Image for 'Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow': WASD Joins National Campaign to Promote School Attendance
Category Community
A recent amendment to the Pennsylvania School Code on student attendance has Williamsport Area School District answering the call to join in on a national campaign to raise awareness against chronic absenteeism.
August 30, 2018
Image for Teacher in the Workplace Grant to More Strongly Prepare Students for 21st-Century Workforce
Category Faculty News
A new venture in career education launched this summer, thanks to a $24,000 grant that paired Williamsport Area School District teachers with 16 places of business and industry in the area in an effort to more strongly prepare students for a 21st-century workforce.
August 29, 2018
Image for WAMS Fall Newsletter
Category Community
As the school year approaches, please stay up to date with all of our important dates. The first quarter newsletter will help parents and students plan for all upcoming dates at the middle school.
August 22, 2018
Image for 4 Selected to Receive 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards
Category WASD Education Foundation
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) has named four Williamsport Area High School alumni who will receive its 2018 Distinguished Alumni awards.
August 01, 2018
Image for WASD Honors, Bids Farewell to 33 Retirees
Category Faculty News
The Williamsport Area School District bid farewell to its 34 retirees tonight during a reception honoring the more than 689 years of collective experience departing the district.
June 05, 2018

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