Williamsport Area Middle School

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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 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 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 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 WASD OM Teams Earn 3rd, 12th Place at 2019 World Finals
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.”
Image for WASD Education Foundation Grants $8,227 to 2 OM Teams Headed to World Finals
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.
Image for WASD School Board Recognizes Outstanding Students
The Williamsport Area School Board continued its annual Outstanding Student presentations tonight. The presentations honor students who exemplify academic excellence and school citizenship from the top grade at each building.
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 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 37 WAMS Students Inducted into National Junior Honor Society
Thirty-seven middle school students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. The ceremony, held in the middle school auditorium, honored each of the inductees who represent what are known as The Four Pillars of NJHS: scholarship, service, leadership and character.
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 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 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 Vote for WAMS in 'What's So Cool About Manufacturing?'
What's so cool about manufacturing? Let our students tell you! Check and vote (between now and 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 27) for Williamsport Area Middle School students. The contest features schools from Lycoming and Sullivan counties.
Image for WASD Education Foundation Grants $12,304 to 2 District Programs
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) has announced it has awarded $12,304 through its 2018-2019 Challenge Grant Program to benefit two district programs.
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 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 8 WAMS Students Earn Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Eight eighth-grade students at Williamsport Area Middle School recently were recognized for earning Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. “The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12,” according to the contest’s website.
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 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 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 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.

 

 

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