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Image for WAHS Students Honored for Placement in Recent Welding Competition
Category Awards & Celebrations
WAHS senior Zackery Gates and junior Adam Roush were honored at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently for placing sixth and third, respectively, in the American Welding Society’s Welding Competition.
April 17, 2019
Image for WASD School Board Recognizes Outstanding Students
Category Awards & Celebrations
The Williamsport Area School Board continued its annual Outstanding Student presentations tonight. The presentations honor students who exemplify academic excellence and school citizenship from the top grade at each building.
April 16, 2019
Image for WASD Once Again Among Nation's 'Best Communities for Music Education'
Category Awards & Celebrations
WASD has once again been recognized as one of the Best Communities for Music Education from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This is the 17th time in 18 years that WASD has received the designation
April 09, 2019
Image for 46 WAHS Students Attend Model UN, Earn Several Awards
Category Awards & Celebrations
Among the 150 area high school students who attended this year’s Model United Nations event at Lycoming College on April 5 were 46 WAHS students, who collectively or individually brought home a number of awards and recognitions
April 09, 2019
Image for 2 WASD OM Teams Advance to 2019 World Finals
Category Awards & Celebrations
Two Williamsport Area School District Odyssey of the Mind teams will head to the 2019 World Finals after securing first- and second-place wins at the state round Saturday at Pocono Mountain East Campus.
April 08, 2019
Image for WASD Teacher Named Penn State School of Music's Outstanding Alumni Music Educator
Category Faculty News
Anna Radspinner has been named Penn State School of Music’s 2018-2019 Outstanding Alumni Music Educator. According to the music school, the award recognizes “outstanding Penn State alumni for distinguished service to K-12 music programs.”
April 04, 2019
Image for WAHS 2019 Summer School Enrollment Opens
Category Community
Registration is open to enroll in summer courses at WAHS. The high school will offer two forms of summer courses: credit acceleration and credit recovery to all high school students. Registration deadline is June 6. Classes begin June 11.
April 04, 2019
Image for New Elementary Special Education Supervisor Begins at WASD
Category Community
Coleen Genovese began as WASD's new elementary special education supervisor this week. Genovese comes to the district from the Benton Area School District, where she most recently served as its K-12 director of curriculum and instruction and director of grant writing and federal programs.
April 03, 2019
Image for 3rd Marking Period Honor Roll Listing Released
Category Awards & Celebrations
WAHS released the year's first honor roll listing. Three-hundred and twenty-two 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.
April 01, 2019
Image for Brandon Coleman Named WASD's New Supervisor of Pupil Transportation, School Safety
Category Community
Mr. Brandon Coleman was recently named Supervisor of Pupil Transportation and School Safety at WASD. Coleman, who begins April 1, comes to WASD from Keystone Central School District, where he’s held the position of the district’s supervisor of police and transportation since 2009.
March 27, 2019
Image for Extensive Roadwork to Begin in Newberry on April 1
Category Community
Please be advised that extensive roadwork will begin in the Newberry section of Williamsport beginning Monday, April 1, and is expected to last through the end of August. The construction work will have significant impact on travel.
March 26, 2019
Image for 'Wounds You Cannot See': Author Rodney Walker Returns to WAHS
Category WASD Education Foundation
Author and youth advocate Rodney Walker returned to WAHS to work with about 70 students who have been through adverse experiences. He led students through a workshop called "Wounds You Cannot See," offering them strategies on how to work toward healing and positive growth.
March 20, 2019
Image for WASD Education Foundation Grants $12,304 to 2 District Programs
Category WASD Education Foundation
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) has announced it has awarded $12,304 through its 2018-2019 Challenge Grant Program to benefit two district programs.
March 15, 2019
Image for Students Explore Post-Secondary Opportunities at WAHS's 2nd Career Fair
Category Faculty News
WAHS hosted its second Career Fair on March 14 during which 55 business, organizations, agencies, colleges and universities, and military branches were present. Students were able to interact with those from many industries and explore the post-secondary opportunities available to them.
March 14, 2019
Image for Imagine Your Impact: Raise the Region
Category WASD Education Foundation
For a 30-hour period beginning at 6 p.m. on March 13, the community will have the chance to support the WASD Education Foundation by participating in the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania’s Raise the Region online fundraising event.
March 13, 2019
Image for WASD Spring Newsletter Now Available
Category Community
The district's spring newsletter is now available! Check out what's been happening, what's new, and read about what's in store for the season ahead!
March 11, 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.
March 11, 2019
Image for All 8 WASD Odyssey of the Mind Teams Advance to State Finals
Category Awards & Celebrations
All eight WASD Odyssey of the Mind teams that competed at the Regional Tournament in Berwick on Saturday are headed to the State Finals. Contending teams from WASD represented Cochran Primary School, Curtin Intermediate School, WAMS and WAHS.
March 04, 2019
Image for WAHS Sophomore Selected to Perform With National Youth Orchestra of the U.S.
Category Fine & Performing Arts
At just 15 years old, WAHS sophomore Michael Fisher is already a veteran to the music scene. Now, this summer, he’ll unleash his talent across Europe alongside his peers as a member of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States.
March 01, 2019
Image for Over the Edge: Williamsport to Return This Fall
Category WASD Education Foundation
In collaboration with River Valley Regional YMCA and YWCA Northcentral PA, the WASD Education Foundation is pleased to announce the return of Over the Edge: Williamsport this fall. The event, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, is a fundraising partnership between the three nonprofits.
February 28, 2019
Image for #TechTuesdays: Educational Technology in the Elementary Classroom
Category Community
In five weekly installments, we've taken you inside our elementary classrooms to show our community how technology is being used to help enhance learning and instruction.
February 26, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Health & Wellness at WASD
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 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 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 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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