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Category Awards & Celebrations
Check out Cochran's Virtual End of the Year Award Ceremony to celebrate our students, staff and retirements!
June 03, 2020
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Category Community
WASD has updated is kindergarten registration process for the 2020-2021 school year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the headline above to view updates on how to complete the registration process.
May 15, 2020
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Five Williamsport Area School District Odyssey of the Mind teams that competed at the Regional Tournament in Berwick on Saturday are headed to the State Finals.
March 09, 2020
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Cochran Primary has been named a 2019-2020 Title 1 Distinguished School by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Cochran is one of 93 across the Commonwealth selected for ranking among the top 5 percent of Title 1 schools that exhibited academic growth during the two most recently completed school years.
January 29, 2020
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Welcome to the Class of 2033! The Williamsport Area School District’s kindergarten and new student enrollment week for the 2020-2021 school year is scheduled for March 23 through March 27 at the District Service Center, 2780 West Fourth St.
January 28, 2020
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Winners of the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation's Holiday Essay Contest enjoyed a night of celebration on Wednesday night.
December 19, 2019
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The WASD Education Foundation recently concluded its annual Holiday Essay Contest, during which students in kindergarten through third grade were asked to answer, in 200 words or less: “What are you most thankful for during the holiday season and why?”
December 12, 2019
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WASD named James DeSantis as its new Elementary Special Education Supervisor, effective date to be determined. DeSantis comes to the district from the Harris County School District in Hamilton, Ga., where he served as its special education director.
November 14, 2019
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Category WASD Education Foundation
The WASD Education Foundation announced today its distribution of 122 brand-new books to the elementary library system as part of its annual Building Libraries Through Literacy Program.
October 24, 2019
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Third-grade students from Mrs. Stacy Holt's classroom at Cochran Primary School are hoping to bring a little bit of comfort to pediatric cancer patients.
September 25, 2019
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Category Awards & Celebrations
Two WASD Odyssey of the Mind teams each ranked among the top 15 at the 2019 World Finals. WAMS secured a division two, third-place win for “Leonardo’s Workshop” and Cochran Primary earned a division one, 12th-place spot for “Opposites Distract.”
May 30, 2019
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Category WASD Education Foundation
The WASD Education Foundation granted $8,227 to the district’s Odyssey of the Mind teams headed to the World Finals this week at Michigan State University.
May 21, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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