Williamsport Area High School

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Upcoming Events

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No school for students. District offices closed.
The School Board meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. Click "Learn More" to see additional upcoming meeting dates.
Start: 6:00 PM
Last day of school and a half day for all students. Click on the event title above to see dismissal times by building level.
Start: 8:00 AM
Commencement for the WAHS Class of 2022. Graduation will be conducted at STA Stadium (weather permitting).
Start: 7:00 PM

Recent News

Stories and achievements about our students and staff doing amazing things in the classroom and community.

Image for 10 WAHS Student-Athletes Commit to College Athletics
Nine WAHS student-athletes signed their letters of intent this week to play their respective sports at the collegiate level next fall.
Image for Construction Trades Students Restore Brandon Park Dugouts
Construction trades students from WAHS put in the work today at Brandon Park to begin restoring the dugouts at one of the baseball fields.
Image for WAHS Senior Headed to National SkillsUSA Competition
Among the 11 WAHS students who competed in the 2022 SkillsUSA State Championships in Hershey last month, one is set to compete at the national level.
Image for 4 WAHS Construction Trades Students Receive Awards
Four seniors in WAHS's construction trades program were recognized this morning by industry professionals for their work ethic and future commitment to the field.
Image for 3 WAHS Commercial Art Students Win Top 3 Spots in Regional Competition
Three WAHS commercial arts students landed in the top three places in the graphic design category in this year's regional PA Media & Design competition.
Image for WAHS Sophomore Among Winners Recognized at Law Day Celebration
WAHS sophomore Ella Wilson was recognized for being one of 10 student winners in this year's Law Day Art & Essay Contest, hosted by the Lycoming Law Association at the Lycoming County Courthouse on Friday.
Image for SADD Club Members Receive On-Field Recognition at PNC Park
Members of the WAHS SADD Club received on-field recognition Friday night for a recently produced video during a pre-game ceremony at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
Image for WAHS Model UN Students Win 3 Delegations at Bloomsburg University Competition
Congratulations to the 32 WAHS Model UN delegates who competed Thursday at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Although they didn’t walk away with the giant gavel this year, three delegations still won plaques.
Image for EQT Partners with WASD Education Foundation to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week
EQT is partnering with the WASD Education Foundation in a week-long effort to pay tribute to district teachers and raise funds to support classroom innovation during Teacher Appreciation Week from May 2-6.
Image for WASD Secures 'Best Communities for Music Education' Designation for 20th Year
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.
Image for 26 WAHS Students Attend Model UN, Earn Several Awards
Among the 130 area high school students who attended this year’s Model United Nations event at Pennsylvania College of Technology on April 8, 26 were from WAHS, representing 10 countries.
Image for WASD Schools Launch 'Find Your Anchor' Initiative
Last week, with the help of the district's team of counselors and social workers, schools across the district launched the Find Your Anchor initiative, a grassroots movement aimed at suicide prevention, awareness and education.
Image for WAHS 3rd Marking Period Honor Roll Listing Released
WAHS released the year's second marking period honor roll listing. Three-hundred and thirty-five students in grades nine through 12 are named as having earned their status on the distinguished honor roll, high honor roll or honor roll roster.
Image for WASD Education Foundation's 2022 Employee Giving Campaign Raises $9,822
With a matching contribution from Larson Design Group, the WASD Education Foundation was able to raise $9,822 through its third employee giving campaign this winter. This year’s total marks a 40-percent increase over last year’s results.
Image for The GIANT Co. Donates $8,249 to WASD's Food Service Program
The Giant Co. presented WASD with $8,248.84 to benefit the district’s food service program. The contribution was made with money raised through the company’s Feeding School Kids initiative
Image for WAHS 2022 Summer School Enrollment Opens
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 10. Classes begin June 13.
Image for WAHS SADD Club Wins 1st Place in Statewide Suicide Prevention Video Contest
A WAHS video produced to help raise awareness on mental health stigmas and suicide prevention received first place in a recent statewide PSA contest conducted by Prevent Suicide PA.
Image for A Banner Season in Millionaire Wrestling Comes to an End
A banner wrestling season for the Millionaires came to an end during the Class AAA tournament at the GIANT Center in Hershey on Saturday, with three earning spots on the podium.
Image for 7 WAHS Students Selected to Perform in PMEA's All-State Ensembles
Seven WAHS students earned their seats through competitive auditions to perform with the 2022 PMEA All-State Ensembles. ​The slate of WAHS winners will play during this year’s All-State Conference and Festival from April 6-9 at Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in the Poconos.
Image for 'Into the Woods' Coming to the WAHS Stage
The WAHS music department is preparing to open its first musical production in two years. “Into the Woods” is set to hit the stage beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, March 18, with a matinee performance scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, March 19.
Image for WASD Names Dr. Richard Poole as Its New Assistant Superintendent
WASD hired Dr. Richard Poole as its new assistant superintendent Tuesday night. Poole, who is currently the district’s student services director, will take on his new post beginning July 1.
Image for Class of '85 Member Receives High School Diploma After 37 Years
It's taken nearly four decades, but Williamsport resident David Keene has finally received his high school diploma. Keene, a member of the Class of '85, left for Parris Island, S.C., as United States Marine Corps recruit just seven days before he was scheduled to graduate from WAHS.
Image for 11 WAHS Students Earn Top 3 Placements in Regional SkillsUSA Competition
Twenty WAHS students competed in the regional SkillsUSA competition at Pennsylvania College of Technology last week. Four seniors earned first-place finishes and now move on to the state competition in April.
Image for WASD Names New Varsity Head Coaches for Football, Girls Soccer
WASD hired two new head coaches for its athletic program Tuesday night. Michael Pearson and Beckham Sibiski will take over as head coaches for varsity football and varsity girls soccer, respectively.
Image for 3 WAHS Student-Athletes Commit to College Athletics
Joined by friends, teammates, family and coaches, three WAHS student-athletes signed to play their respective sport at the collegiate level in the fall.
Image for WASD Education Foundation Releases 2020-2021 Annual Report
The WASD Education Foundation released its 2020-2021 Annual Report today, which highlights the organization’s key activities between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.
Image for WAHS 32nd Annual Holiday Concert
The WAHS music department recently held its 32nd annual Holiday Concert. The concert, which has become known as the department’s “gift to the community,” brings together the combined talents of the high school’s band, choral and orchestra groups.
Image for WASD Education Foundation's Fall Grant Cycle Ends With $111,249 Granted to District Projects, Programs
The WASD Education Foundation recently brought its 2021-2022 fall grant cycle to a close. Over the course of the last several months, contributions made to district projects and programs have totaled $111,249.
Image for Marching Millionaires Place 4th Overall in Atlantic Coast Championships
The WAHS Marching Millionaires placed fourth overall at the Atlantic Coast Championships this past weekend at Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg.
Image for Fall 2021 Parent-Teacher Conferences Online Scheduling
Parent teacher conferences will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23. All conferences will be by Zoom or phone.
Image for Purchase Tickets for Nov. 5 Millionaire Football Playoff Game
We're wishing our Millionaires good luck this Friday, Nov. 5, when they go up against the Altoona Mt. Lions in the first round of playoffs beginning at 7 p.m. at STA Stadium.
Image for 2021-22 Winter Sports Registration Now Open
The athletic department's online registration platform for athletic forms is ready for the 2021-22 school winter sports season. Student-athletes and parents may log back into their own accounts and re-use their current forms to register for sports for next school year.
Image for WAHS Celebrates Homecoming, Crowns This Year's King and Queen
WAHS celebrated Homecoming on Oct. 1. The Millionaires faced off against the Dallas Mountaineers, and, while it couldn't quite take the glory of a win (a 27-20 loss), it was at least able to celebrate those seniors on this year's Homecoming Court.
Image for Subaru 'Adopts' 5 WAHS Classrooms to Help Support Supply Needs
Five teachers at WAHS have been able to knock off a few items on their wish list this fall, thanks to Subaru and its partnership with AdoptaClassroom.org.
Image for WASD Names New Supervisor of Instructional Technology
WASD named Dustin Brouse as its new Supervisor of Instructional Technology. Brouse, an 11-year employee of the district, comes to the newly created position most recently from serving as the district’s Instructional Technology Specialist.
Image for WASD Education Foundation Opens 2021-2022 Grant Opportunities for Teachers
The WASD Education Foundation is accepting applications for its annual Teacher Mini-Grant Program and the first round of general grant funding for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications must be submitted to the foundation’s office on or by Friday, Oct. 22.
Image for WASD's 2021 Fall Newsletter Now Available
Our 2021 fall newsletter is now available! Check out what's been happening and what's new and in store for the year ahead.
Image for 2021-2022 School Open House Schedule
The Williamsport Area School District has announced the dates for its annual round of open houses to kick off the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
Image for Introducing New Roles, Faces of Leadership Across WASD for 2021-2022
WASD's new school year is just weeks away! The new year will bring with it many new faces and positions, especially for those serving in building or department leadership roles. Meet them here.
Image for WAHS Athletic Department Receives 2020-2021 District IV Sportsmanship Award
The WAHS athletic department was the recent recipient of the 2020-2021 District IV Sportsmanship Award from PIAA. The award is presented each year to a District IV high school based on overall program sportsmanship of student-athletes, coaches and spectators during the course of its most recent athletic seasons.
Image for WASD Education Foundation Welcomes 3 New Board Members
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s recent appointment of three new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are Jon Mackey, Marwin Reeves and Loriann Rose.
Image for Over the Edge: Williamsport to Return This Fall
River Valley Regional YMCA, YWCA Northcentral PA and the WASD Education Foundation are pleased to announce the return of Over the Edge (OTE) this fall. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.
Image for Bidding Now Open for Curtin Intermediate School Renovations
WASD is currently accepting bids for renovations to Curtin Intermediate School. Bids must be received by the business office at 2780 West Fourth St. no later than 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27.
Image for WASD Bids Farewell to 30 Retirees in Tribute Video
As the WASD eyes the end of another school term, it pledged its farewell to 30 retirees. In a video tribute, administrators and supervisors said goodbye to this year's class of retirees, who, together, represent more than 740 years of experience.
Image for Find Locations of Free Summer Meals for Children, Teens
Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at several locations throughout Williamsport during the summer while school is out of session. Click on the headline to find a link to a mapping tool to find a site near you.
Image for 297 Receive Diplomas at 150th Commencement Ceremony
WAHS's 2020-2021 academic year has just ended, and what a year it was. ​On Thursday night, 297 graduates proudly celebrated their achievements and received their diplomas.
Image for WAHS Choral Teacher Kent Weaver Honored by PMEA with '2021 Citation of Excellence'
The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) recently honored Williamsport Area High School teacher Kent Weaver with its 2021 Citation of Excellence for District 8. The citation was presented to Weaver by Head Principal Dr. Brandon Pardoe during the high school’s annual “Poptastik!” concert on June 2.
Image for 91 Students Celebrated, 48 Inducted at WAHS National Honor Society Ceremony
Ninety-one WAHS students were celebrated Monday night during the National Honor Society Ceremony, and, from among them, 48 were inducted as new members from the junior and senior classes.
Image for 19 WAHS Student-Athletes Commit to College Athletics
Joined by friends, teammates, family and coaches, 19 WAHS students signed to play their respective sport at the collegiate level in the fall.
Image for WAHS Senior Wins State Award for Construction Trades
WAHS senior Tommy Harper won the Pennsylvania Foundation for Housing and Endorsed Trade Program Student Recognition Award. Harper, a Construction Trades student, was selected because of his "dedication and hard work displayed in learning the trade."
Image for The Giant Co. Donates $21,486 to WASD's Food Service Program
The Giant Co. presented WASD with $21,486.75 this morning to benefit its food service program. The contribution was made through the company's Feeding School Kids initiative, an effort focused on supporting food programs at local public schools.
Image for WAHS Top Hat Dinner Honors Class of 2021's Top 5 Percent
The Class of 2021’s top 5 percent were recognized tonight during the eighth annual Top Hat Dinner held at the Genetti Hotel. Seventeen seniors were celebrated for their academic excellence, as well as their selected faculty honorees who influenced and inspired that success.
Image for 36 WAHS School-to-Work Students Recognized at Annual Appreciation Breakfast
Thirty-six students involved in WAHS's School-to-Work Program were honored during its annual Community Partners Appreciation Breakfast today. In partnership with local employers, the program places students in job positions around the community.
Image for McDonald's, Larson Design Group Partner with WASDEF to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week
Larson Design Group and McDonald’s are partnering with the WASD Education Foundation in a week-long effort to pay tribute to teachers and raise funds to support classrooms during Teacher Appreciation Week from May 3-7.
Image for Watch: "Share the (Millionaire) Love" Sends Unifying Message
On the heels of 2020's "One in a Million(aire)" effort, schools across WASD entered into a month-long “Share the (Millionaire) Love” campaign in February. Here's a look at some of the results.
Image for School Board Seeks Candidates to Fill Vacancy
The Williamsport Area School Board is accepting applications until 12 p.m. on April 29, 2021, to fill a vacancy on the board. Appointment of a new school director is anticipated to occur on May 4.
Image for WASD Once Again Among Nation's 'Best Communities for Music Education'
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.
Image for Transfers Between In-Person, Remote Learning Models No Longer Granted
As we enter the last nine weeks of the school year, the district must ensure the integrity of our students’ learning remains uninterrupted as much as possible. Therefore, movement and transfers between our in-person and remote learning models will no longer be granted.
Image for Winter Sports Season Was Exceptional for Millionaire Athletes
Despite the obstacles winter sports faced in a season laced with pandemic restrictions and guidelines, the Millionaires held the line and persevered with exceptional outcomes.
Image for WASD Education Foundation's 2020-2021 Employee Giving Campaign Raises $6,926
With a matching contribution from Larson Design Group (LDG), the WASD Education Foundation was able to raise $6,926 through its second Employee Giving Campaign this winter.
Image for WASD Education Foundation to Participate in Raise the Region
The WASD Education Foundation is participating in Raise the Region, the 30-hour online fundraising event hosted by the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, from 6 p.m. March 10 until 11:59 p.m. March 11.
Image for WAHS Senior Raises, Donates $16,616 to Local Charities
WAHS senior Cecilia Fink’s charity Be You Boldly granted a combined $16,616.17 to K’s for Cancer and the River Valley Regional YMCA’s Livestrong Program on Friday.
Image for 'Share the (Millionaire) Love' Campaign Launched at WASD
Schools across WASD have entered into a month-long and aptly named “Share the (Millionaire) Love” campaign in an effort to promote the impact of daily small acts of kindness and compassion.
Image for WAHS Senior Nassir Jones Signs with Bloomsburg University
Williamsport Area High School senior Nassir Jones signed his letter of intent today to continue his football career at the collegiate level at Bloomsburg University.
Image for WAHS Senior Wins Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition
WAHS senior Oam Patel won the regional round in this year's Poetry Out Loud competition. Patel secured the first-place win on Jan. 29 by reciting "Charles Sumner" by Charlotte L. Forten Grimke, "Hysteria" by Dionisio D. Martinez and "Harold and the Purple Crayon" by D. Gilson.
Image for WAHS Music Department Conducts Virtual Holiday Concert
The WAHS Music Department conducted the 31st annual Holiday Concert via the 2020 way: virtually. Below are the series of videos released on the department's Facebook page throughout the week of Dec. 14.
Image for WASD Education Foundation Releases 2019-2020 Annual Report
The WASD Education Foundation released its 2019-2020 Annual Report today, which highlights the organization’s key activities and financial statements between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.
Image for Free Student Meals to be Available for Pick-Up Dec. 11-21, Jan.4-7
Free student meals will be available weekdays beginning Friday, Dec. 11, through Monday, Dec. 21, and Monday, Jan. 4, through Thursday, Jan. 7, during the district's extension of full remote instruction.
Image for WASD K-12 Students to Remain Fully Remote Through Jan. 8
In a continued effort to help slow the community spread of COVID-19, the Williamsport Area School District will remain in full remote learning through Jan. 8.
Image for With Matching Sponsor, #GivingTuesday Donations to WASDEF Will Go Twice as Far
This #GivingTuesday, with the help of matching sponsor, Evergreen Wealth Solutions, donations to the WASD Education Foundation will have twice the impact.This year if the foundation raises $1,000, Evergreen Wealth Solutions will provide a matching donation.
Image for WAHS Senior to Compete as Division Finalist in MTNA Senior String Performance Competition
WAHS senior Michael Fisher will virtually compete as a division finalist in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Eastern Division Senior String Performance. Fisher secured his spot after his recent win in the Pennsylvania State Senior String Competition.
Image for WASD Education Foundation Awards $4,379 to Support WAMS, WAHS Program Enhancements
The WASD Education Foundation recently awarded two grants totaling $4,379 to support programs at both Williamsport Area Middle School and Williamsport Area High School.
Image for WASD's Insurance Firm Donates Coats for Students in Need
Thanks to a donation made by the district's insurance firm, a group of students in need will receive a free coat to wear this winter. The coats, donated as part of the firm's Coats 4 Kids Drive, will be given to identified high school students in need.
Image for 2 New Members Join WASD Education Foundation Board of Directors
The WASD Education Foundation approved the appointments of two new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are Stan Carey and Dr. Sue Kelley.
Image for Dr. Bowers' Oct. 27 Presentation to the School Board
Superintendent Dr. Bowers opened the special meeting of the Williamsport Area School District Board of Directors with a presentation on the hybrid model and moving forward. Included here is a link to access the PowerPoint slides Dr. Bowers referenced.
Image for WASD Approves Resuming 5-Day, In-Person Instruction for Hybrid Students
The Williamsport Area School District Board of Directors voted to have all students, K-12, in the hybrid model return to five days a week for full-time, in-person instruction.
Image for Virtual Evening Assistance to Be Available for Remote Learners Beginning Oct. 19
Remote learners in the WASD who need additional assistance from teachers will have the opportunity to get live online help in the evenings beginning Monday, Oct. 19.
Image for Have Overdue School Library Books? Return to Any WASD School
In an effort to collect outstanding overdue library books, WASD asks students and families to please return them to any WASD main office/entrance.
Image for WASD Education Foundation Opens Grant Opportunities for WASD Teachers
The WASD Education Foundation is accepting applications for its annual Teacher Mini-Grant Program and the first round of general grant funding for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications must be submitted to the foundation’s office on or by Friday, Oct. 30.
Image for WASD Named a '2020 Outstanding Visual Arts Community' for 2nd Consecutive Year
The WASD art department has been recognized as a 2020 Outstanding Visual Arts Community from the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) for its commitment to visual arts education. This is the second consecutive year the department has received the designation.
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WASD's Student Help Desk is available to all K-12 hybrid and remote students through the district's Dashboard portal.
Image for Video: A Look at WASD's Hybrid Model
It's been one month since the start of the school year. With health restrictions in place, take a look at how the hybrid model functions from inside our schools from the perspective of some of our students across the district.

Preparing your child for his or her future

No matter if your child has been in our district since day one in kindergarten, or has transferred from another school district, Williamsport Area School District helps your child discover his or her interests and hone his or her skills. We also help prepare him or her for the next journey toward a career upon graduation.

Willliamsport Area High School continues to build upon a strong curricular foundation of math, English, science, and social studies and affords students opportunities to become involved in many activities. This exposure to various interest areas helps to create a well-rounded individual. Furthermore, WAHS presents your child with many options to try, including adademic, skills/technical, artistic and musical pursuits as your student discovers his or her own career path.

WAHS graduates throwing caps in air
Students in Career & Technology Education courses
Students participating in Penn College NOW dual enrollment courses

The Road to Self-Discovery

High school is a twisting, turning road that has its share of both smooth riding and rough roads. Students, parents and the school work together to help students navigate the path that’s right for them. Students grow as they go forward in their pursuit of learning—no matter what it is that they learn—or how they learn it. From traditional curriculum coursework, to music, the arts, or hands-on skills training, Williamsport Area High School has it all.

A Supportive Journey

Our teachers and administration have a vested interest in our students, and we will do all that we can to help them succeed. Academic support for children of all aptitudes is readily available. Our guidance department welcomes opportunities to talk with students and parents about planning and preparing for life after graduation, available options, and so much more. We also offer support services for families even if the issue isn’t school related to help children focus on school. If you ever have a question about your child’s school performance, or if you need some advice, a phone call can help you find the answers you need. See our faculty and staff directory.