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Upcoming Events

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July
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
July
WASD once again will offer its four-day Summer String Camp to students of the district from July 29 to Aug. 1 at Williamsport Area High School. The camp will run each day from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Start: 9:00 AM

Recent News

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

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Image for 4th Marking Period Honor Roll Listing Released
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.
Image for Summer String Camp to Return to WAHS July 29-Aug. 1
WASD once again will offer its four-day Summer String Camp to students of the district from July 29 to Aug. 1 at WAHS. The camp will run each day from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Deadline to register is July 15.
Image for WAHS Student-Constructed Items to Go Up for Bid Online
The WAHS CTE department has seven items scheduled to go up for public bid through the online auction service Municibid.com. From hunting blinds to children's playhouses, the items are up for public purchase through a bidding process beginning Thursday, June 27
Image for Entrance to WAHS from West Fourth Street to Close for Construction Monday
WAHS's Millionaires Lane will close for construction beginning Monday, June 17, from the West Fourth Street entrance up to (but not including) the high school bus loop. The closure is expected to last several weeks.
Image for WASD Looks Back at 2018-2019 Year; Bids Farewell to Retirees
Today WASD celebrated the work accomplished together this school year by taking a look back at the 2018-2019 highlights. The ceremony also included a farewell and a tribute to the more than 30 retirees this year, who leave behind more than 743 years of combined experience.
Image for 'WASD Gives Back': 530+ District Employees Serve Community
In a show of community 530+ strong, Williamsport Area School District employees were out in the community this morning at more than 20 locations.
Image for 311 Receive Diplomas at 148th Commencement Ceremony
WAHS's 2018-2019 academic year has just ended, and what a year it was. Tonight, 311 graduates proudly celebrated their achievements and received their diplomas.
Image for WASD Announces Temporary Road Closure Beginning June 11
WAHS's Millionaires Lane will close temporarily for construction beginning Tuesday, June 11, from the Fox Hollow Road entrance to the high school bus loop. The closure is expected to last through Friday, June 21.
Image for WASD to Conduct Evacuation Drill on June 7
Please be advised WASD will conduct an emergency evacuation drill from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7. Any police or emergency service activity heard or seen at any of the district campuses are part of the planned drill.
Image for 69 Students Celebrated, 38 Inducted at WAHS National Honor Society Ceremony
Sixty-nine WAHS students were celebrated tonight during the National Honor Society Ceremony, and, from among them, 38 were inducted as new members from the junior and senior classes.
Image for 35 WAHS Students, Employers Recognized at Annual Appreciation Breakfast
Thirty-five students involved in WAHS’s School-to-Work Program were honored during its annual Community Partners Appreciation Breakfast at the Genetti Hotel today.
Image for 6 WAHS Student-Athletes Sign to Play at College
Joined by friends, teammates, family and coaches, six WAHS students signed to play their respective sport at the collegiate level in the fall.
Image for WAHS Top Hat Dinner Honors Class of 2019's Top 5 Percent
The Class of 2019’s top 5 percent were recognized tonight during the sixth annual Top Hat Dinner held at the Genetti Hotel. Eighteen seniors were celebrated for their academic excellence, as well as their selected faculty honorees who influenced and inspired that success.
Image for WASDEF Announces 14th Annual Golf Tournament Event Details
The WASD Education Foundation will host its 14th annual Golf Tournament on Monday, June 24, at the Williamsport Country Club. Registration begins 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The tournament, presented by returning platinum sponsor Aramark, will benefit the Athletic Program Endowment Fund at WASDEF.
Image for WAHS Junior Snags World Championship Title in Swimming
WAHS junior Lydia Smith has claimed a world championship title. Smith competed in the 2019 Pontevedra ITU Aquathlon World Championships, winning the competition over other female athletes in the 16-19 age group in Pontevedra, Spain, on May 2.
Image for 22 Students Honored During 12th Annual WASD Awards Exhibition
Congratulations to the 22 WASD art students who received awards for their work during the 12th annual WASD Awards Exhibition at the June Baskin Gallery in the District Service Center.
Image for WAHS Students, Teacher Recognize Local Car Dealership for State Competition Training
Two WAHS students recently took fifth place at the Pennsylvania Automotive Association Technology Competition. Seniors Alan Cortright and Weston Koser were the two WAHS contenders from among the 10 participating Pennsylvania high schools.
Image for WAHS Team Ranks Among Top 3 at Recent Envirothon
A group WAHS students ranked among the top three at the 33rd annual Envirothon held recently at the Consolidated Sportsmen of Lycoming County along Route 87. Of the 21 contending teams, the WAHS group took second place for Lycoming County and third place overall.
Image for WAHS Students Produce "Infinite Inspiration" Arts Publication
After months in the making, WAHS artists and writers received their very own copy of "Infinite Inspiration" today. The publication is compilation of visual and written works created during a free, four-day summer workshop for students interested in further developing their artistic talent.
Image for WAHS Mock Crash Program Delivers Heavy Message
Last Friday, WAHS students received a heavy lesson on the dangers of impaired driving and substance abuse during its mock crash program, an event held for the entire student body every three years.
Image for WAHS Students Honored for Placement in Recent Welding Competition
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.
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. This is the 17th time in 18 years that WASD has received the designation
Image for 46 WAHS Students Attend Model UN, Earn Several Awards
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
Image for 2 WASD OM Teams Advance to 2019 World Finals
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.
Image for WAHS 2019 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 6. Classes begin June 11.
Image for Brandon Coleman Named WASD's New Supervisor of Pupil Transportation, School Safety
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.
Image for Extensive Roadwork to Begin in Newberry on April 1
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.
Image for 'Wounds You Cannot See': Author Rodney Walker Returns to WAHS
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.
Image for Students Explore Post-Secondary Opportunities at WAHS's 2nd Career Fair
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.
Image for Imagine Your Impact: Raise the Region
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.
Image for WASD Spring Newsletter Now Available
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!
Image for All 8 WASD Odyssey of the Mind Teams Advance to State Finals
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.
Image for WAHS Sophomore Selected to Perform With National Youth Orchestra of the U.S.
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.
Image for Over the Edge: Williamsport to Return This Fall
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.
Image for WASD Education Foundation Seeks Nominations for 2019 Distinguished 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.
Image for WAHS Students Raises, Donates $10,500 to Local Causes
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.
Image for WAHS Wins 2019 Governor's STEM Competition
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!
Image for WASD Students Honor School Board Members in Annual Recognition Ceremony
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.
Image for 11 WAHS Students Perform with PMEA District 8 Honors Band
Eleven WAHS music students performed on Jan. 25 with the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 8 Honors Band.
Image for Health & Wellness at WASD
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.
Image for WAHS Drama Department to Bring 'Clue' to the Stage
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.
Image for YMCA Donates Holiday Gift Items for Students
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.
Image for WAHS Senior Treyson Potts Signs with University of Minnesota
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.
Image for WAHS Teacher Clark Sarge Earns FANUC Certification
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.
Image for WASD's 2018 Year in Review
From advancing academic programs to district championships to celebrating alumni, WASD invites you to take a look back at its journey through 2018.
Image for WASD Expands Safety Measures with 'Stop the Bleed' Training, Kits
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.
Image for WASD Education Foundation Grants $24,000 to Programs, Initiatives
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.

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.

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1421
Students
115
Faculty
585
Students in Career & Technology Education courses
102
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.