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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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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
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Category Community
As promised in previous communications with the public, the district is pleased to provide the official report from Compliance Management International deeming district buildings safe for re-occupancy following remediation efforts against the district's moisture and mold-related issues.
September 10, 2018
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Category Community
WASD seeks qualified candidates to fill a vacancy on its school board. The district is accepting applications now through Tuesday, Oct. 2. Appointment of a new school director is anticipated to occur on or before Tuesday, Oct. 9.
September 07, 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
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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
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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
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Category Community
The district is pleased to report that all of its buildings have been cleared for occupancy as of Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, by Compliance Management International Inc. (CMI), an independent air quality testing company.
August 29, 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 Jackson Primary to Celebrate 25th Anniversary
Category Community
Jackson Primary School is inviting the community to journey back to 1993 later this fall when it plans to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
August 28, 2018
Image for WASDEF Accepts Grant to Support 'Mindful' Workshops on Mental Health for Students
Category WASD Education Foundation
The WASD Education Foundation recently accepted a $7,640 grant on behalf of the Williamsport Area High School art department from the Tree House Fund at the First Community FoundationPartnership of Pennsylvania.
August 24, 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
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Category Community
A revised 2018-2019 School Year Calendar is now available. The Williamsport Area School Board approved a revised district calendar last evening as a result of the district's delayed start to the new school year.
August 22, 2018
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Category Community
The district has put together a listing of frequently asked questions regarding the delayed start to the school year as a result of mold-related issues in the district.
August 22, 2018
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Category Community
The Williamsport Area Middle School will host an Open House on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. The doors will open at 5:20.
August 20, 2018
Image for WASDEF Announces Keynote Speaker for Inaugural Donor, Alumni Appreciation Event
Category WASD Education Foundation
The WASD Education Foundation will celebrate its donors and Distinguished Alumni next month during an inaugural appreciation event, and it is pleased to announce its keynote speaker.
August 20, 2018
Image for High School Construction Students Build, Donate Shed to Library
Category Community
The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., recently received the gift of an outdoor shed from Williamsport Area High School.
August 14, 2018
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Category Community
WASD announced the launch of its new website tonight. Using Watsontown-based marketing firm MoJoActive, the website was built using the latest design features with a more responsive interface, is sleeker and more intuitive to provide an improved online experience.
August 07, 2018
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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 to Receive Up to $1M for College and Career Readiness Program
Category Community
WASD it will receive upwards of $1 million in grant funding over a three-year period to implement the National Math and Science Initiative’s College Readiness Program at WAHS.
June 19, 2018
Image for Jackson Students Honored for Raising $2,100 in Change Drive
Category Community
In just five weeks, Jackson Primary School students raised more than $2,100 in a change drive to benefit their building’s PTO.
June 15, 2018
Image for Results: WASD Education Foundation Golf Tournament Winners
Category WASD Education Foundation
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) held its 13th annual golf outing at The Williamsport Country Club (WCC) on Monday to benefit its newly established Athletic Program Endowment Fund.
June 12, 2018
Image for Congratulations to the WAHS Class of 2018!
Category Awards & Celebrations
Williamsport Area High School's 2017-2018 academic year has just ended, and what a year it was.
June 07, 2018
Image for WAHS Seniors Featured on Billboards Honor Their Influential Teachers
Category Awards & Celebrations
Four WAHS seniors represented their classmates on a series of billboards each week since May 14 on the digital display along Market Street just off the Carl E. Stotz Little League Memorial Bridge.
June 06, 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
Image for WAMS Builders Club Donates $700 to Area Organizations
Category Community
The Williamsport Area Middle School Builders Club donated $700 to four community agencies this morning.
June 01, 2018

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The Office of Public Relations is responsible for public relations, news, media contacts, marketing and information relating to Williamsport Area School District's programs, services and activities. Contact Public Relations Director Greg Hayes at 570-327-5500, ext. 40602, or at ghayes@wasd.org.