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Image for #TechTuesdays: Educational Technology in the Elementary Classroom
Category Community
In five weekly installments, the Williamsport Area School District will take you inside our elementary classrooms to show our community how technology is being used to help enhance learning and instruction.
February 19, 2019
Image for 8 WAMS Students Earn Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Category Awards & Celebrations
Eight eighth-grade students at Williamsport Area Middle School recently were recognized for earning Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. “The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12,” according to the contest’s website.
February 19, 2019
Image for WASD Education Foundation Seeks Nominations for 2019 Distinguished Alumni
Category Alumni
The WASD Education Foundation is seeking nominations for the district’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni. The 2019 recipients will be inducted into the WAHS Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame and invited to attend an award presentation at the foundation’s second Donor Appreciation Event and Awards Ceremony in September.
February 18, 2019
Image for WAHS Students Raises, Donates $10,500 to Local Causes
Category Community
WAHS sophomore Cecilia Fink recently donated $10,500 to support two local causes: the Livestrong program at the YMCA and 6-year-old Declan Bower, who is battling leukemia. This is Fink’s fifth year supporting local programs and individuals in need through her charity, Be You Boldly.
February 18, 2019
Image for WASD Maintenance Department Puts Items Up for Bid Online
Category Community
The WASD maintenance department has 18 items up for public bid through the online auction service Municibid.com. From alignment machines to pavement cutters, items are up for public purchase through a bidding process for up to the next two weeks.
February 18, 2019
Image for Curtin, Lycoming Valley Announce 'YAM JAM' Events
Category Community
Curtin and Lycoming Valley Intermediate schools will host their annual YAM-JAM events in March. Together, the events will celebrate National Youth Art and Music in Our Schools month, but honor it separately through different themes.
February 12, 2019
Image for WAHS Wins 2019 Governor's STEM Competition
Category Awards & Celebrations
Congratulations to a team of seven WAHS students for taking the win today at the regional level of the 2019 Governor's STEM Competition at Pennsylvania College of Technology!
February 06, 2019
Image for WASD Students Honor School Board Members in Annual Recognition Ceremony
Category Awards & Celebrations
In recognition of Williamsport Area School Board members, students from across the district honored them for their service by presenting them with a brand-new book for installation in their respective school libraries. Each of the books is dedicated to the individual board member with a nameplate on the inside cover.
February 06, 2019
Image for 2nd Marking Period Honor Roll Listing Released
Category Awards & Celebrations
WAHS released the year's first honor roll listing. Three-hundred and thirty-six 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.
January 29, 2019
Image for 11 WAHS Students Perform with PMEA District 8 Honors Band
Category Fine & Performing Arts
Eleven WAHS music students performed on Jan. 25 with the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 8 Honors Band.
January 28, 2019
Image for Kindergarten, New Student Registration Week Scheduled for March 18-22
Category Community
WASD's kindergarten and new student enrollment week for the 2019-2020 school year is scheduled for March 18 through March 22 at the District Service Center. Registrations will be handled alphabetically by last name from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
January 25, 2019
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Category Community
Many choose to start off a new year with a resolution to be more active or plan to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Take a look inside our health and physical education department and learn how our team of educators work to teach and encourage that behavior to all our students all year round.
January 23, 2019
Image for WAHS Drama Department to Bring 'Clue' to the Stage
Category CALENDAR OF EVENTS
There’s a mystery to be solved at WAHS, as the drama department is hard at work to bring “Clue” to the stage the first weekend in February. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2. A matinée show will begin at 2 p.m. on Feb. 3.
January 18, 2019
Image for YMCA Donates Holiday Gift Items for Students
Category Community
Thanks to the generosity of River Valley Regional YMCA and its Executive Director Sonja Davy, some students in need will receive gifts this holiday season. Through its Angel Tree, the YMCA asked its members to purchase coats, backpacks, pants, socks, scarves and hats for students of all ages in the district.
December 21, 2018
Image for WAHS Senior Treyson Potts Signs with University of Minnesota
Category Athletics
WAHS senior Treyson Potts signed his letter of intent this morning to continue his football career at the collegiate level at the University of Minnesota next fall.
December 19, 2018
Image for WAHS Teacher Clark Sarge Earns FANUC Certification
Category Faculty News
An additional opportunity for students to earn industry certification is now available through Clark Sarge’s engineering and robotics class at Williamsport Area High School.
December 18, 2018
Image for WASD's 2018 Year in Review
Category Community
From advancing academic programs to district championships to celebrating alumni, WASD invites you to take a look back at its journey through 2018.
December 17, 2018
Image for Jackson Primary Sends Care Packages to Soldiers Overseas
Category Community
Continuing its annual tradition, the Jackson Primary School community donated items for members of our soldiers overseas in Afghanistan. The care boxes were picked up this morning by Marine Corps League members Keith Miller and Mike Dunlap to begin their journey abroad.
December 10, 2018
Image for WASD Expands 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

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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.