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Image for 'Hour of Code,' Title 1 Nights Showcase Innovative Educational Practices
Category Community
Lycoming Valley and Curtin Intermediate schools hosted a combined "Hour of Code" and Title 1 at each of their locations on Jan. 28 and Feb. 5, respectively. The events celebrated not only literacy, but also provided an opportunity for families to experience all the innovative ways students are learning in the classroom.
February 06, 2020
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.
January 28, 2020
Image for WASD Names New Elementary Special Education Supervisor
Category Community
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
Image for Curtin Intermediate's #socktober Campaign Sets New Record, Collecting 5,398 Socks for Area's Homeless
Category Community
Curtin Intermediate set a new school record during its #socktober campaign last month, having collected 5,398 pairs of socks, shattering last year’s record-setting number of 5,001.
November 05, 2019
Image for WASD Education Foundation Awards 122 Books to Summer Readers, Elementary Libraries
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
Image for 'SOCKTOBERFEST' to Return to Curtin Intermediate on Sept. 27
Category Community
Curtin Intermediate invites the community back to help “kick it to poverty” from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, for its fourth SOCKTOBERFEST. The kickoff event once again will help launch the school’s month-long sock drive to benefit Lycoming County’s homeless.
September 20, 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 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 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 #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 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