Williamsport Area Middle School

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Upcoming Events

Stay in the know about what’s going on with our calendar of events. Join us and share our Millionaire pride!

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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
September
Over the Edge is a fundraising partnership between the WASD Education Foundation, YWCA Northcentral PA and the River Valley Regional YMCA that, since 2018, has collectively raised more than $275,000!
Start: 3:00 PM

Recent News

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

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Image for WASD Bids Farewell to 35 Retirees in Tribute Video
As the WASD eyes the end of another school term, it pledged its farewell to 35 retirees. In a video tribute, administrators and supervisors said goodbye to this year's class of retirees.
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 2022-2023 Fall Sports Registration Now Open; Deadline June 1
Middle and high school students wishing to play during the 2022-2023 fall sports season (football, soccer, cross country, girls tennis, girls volleyball, golf and cheerleading) will need to register on or by Wednesday, June 1.
Image for 106 Students Celebrated, 59 Inducted at WAMS National Junior Honor Society Ceremony
One hundred and six WAMS students were celebrated Sunday during the National Junior Honor Society Ceremony, and, from among them, 59 were inducted as new members from grades seven and eight.
Image for WAMS Builders Club Donates $200 to JVB to 'Adopt' Summer Readers
The WAMS Builders Club had a busy morning today. After learning a little bit about leadership and the James V. Brown Library from its executive director, the group donated $200 to "adopt" 20 summer readers through its summer reading program.
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 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 WAMS 3rd Marking Period Honor Roll Listing Released
WAMS released the year's third marking period honor roll listing. Two-hundred and seventeen students in grades seven and eight are named as having earned their status on the distinguished high 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 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 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 Fall 2021 Parent-Teacher Conference Online Scheduling
Parent teacher conferences will be held virtually 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 by phone.
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 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 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 78 WAMS Students Inducted into National Junior Honor Society
Seventy-nine WAMS students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on Thursday morning. The ceremony, held in the middle school auditorium, honored each of the inductees who represent what are known as The Four Pillars — or backbone — of NJHS: scholarship, service, leadership and character.
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 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 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 '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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Image for Need Tech Support? Student Help Desk is Just a Click Away
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.
Image for WAMS 2nd Quarter Honor Roll
WAMS released the year's second marking period honor roll listing. Two-hundred and thirty-three 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.

 

 

The bridge to their futures

Williamsport Area Middle School takes students from the 4th-6th grade intermediate years to the next step in their academic and social transformation. Advanced course options and introduction to Career and Technical Education will get children thinking about their futures. Furthermore, introduction to competitive sports, enhanced music education and performance arts will help your child become well-rounded, blossom, and flourish.

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School Wide Positive Behavior

The Williamsport Area Middle School implements school wide positive behavior (SWPB) which  recognizes and reinforces the school district’s behavioral expectations for all students. Student expectations are the 4 Bs:

  • Be Present
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Safe