WASD Music Dept Fundraiser

6 days ago

The Weatherly Music Department is currently selling Premium Gold Discount Cards for $20. 


You can use any of the 18 deals an unlimited number of times through April 1st, 2018. Deals include 50% off an oil change; Buy one, get one free from restaurants like Arby's, Burger King, and Sonic; $10 of $50+ at Bob's Sporting Goods; and 10-15% off your total purchase at Portanova's Music Center. 


Contact Mr. Derflinger (derflingerd@weatherlysd.org) or any member of the Weatherly Music Department to purchase your card or for more information.

Here are the deals:


1-800-FLOWERS.COM 20% OFF WITH PROMO. CODE: WINNERS

ALPINE BAKERY & DELI - FREE LG. COFFEE W/ PUR. OF A DONUT (Jim Thorpe)

ARBY’S - FREE REG. ROAST BEEF W/PUR. OF THE SAME (White Haven)

BOOTY'S PLACE - 10% OFF A LG. PIZZA (Hazleton)

CHARLES X BLOCK - BUY ANY SUIT, VALUE UP TO $250 FOR $169 (Tamaqua)

FRANKIE'S PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT - $17.50 FOR 2 LG. PIZZAS (Hazleton)

KFC - 10% OFF TOTAL PURCHASE (Hazleton)

SONIC DRIVE-IN - GET A FREE FT. LONG CHILI CHEESE DOG W/PURCHASE OF THE SAME (Hazle Township; Scranton; Wilkes Barre)

TACO BELL - FREE CRUNCHY TACO W/ PURCHASE OF A LG. DRINK (Hazleton)

VALVOLINE INSTANT OIL CHANGE - $5 OFF AN OIL CHANGE (Hazleton)

Even more Deals! 


BOB'S SPORTING GOODS INC - $10 OFF PURCHASE OF $50 OR MORE *EXCL. LICENSES & SALE ITEMS* (Hazleton)

BONANZA FAMILY RESTAURANT$3 OFF PURCHASE OF $15 OR MORE *REG. PRICED ITEMS ONLY* (Hazleton)

BURGER KING - FREE WHOPPER W/ PURCHASE OF A WHOPPER (Hazleton)

FIRESTONE COMPLETE AUTO CARE - 50% OFF AN OIL CHANGE (Hazleton)

MONRO MUFFLER BREAK & SERVICE - 15% OFF TOTAL PURCHASE (Hazleton)

SISTERS CANTINA - 10% OFF TOTAL PURCHASE *EXCLUDES TAKEOUT & ALCOHOL* (Tamaqua)

SUBWAY - FREE 6" W/ PUR. OF THE SAME & DRINK (Laural Mall)

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS - 10% OFF TOTAL PURCHASE (Jim Thorpe)



2017 Computer Fair Winners

24 days ago

Students from Weatherly Area High School won awards at the 2017 PA High School Regional Computer Fair held on March 27, 2017 at the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21. 

Kailyn Jones and Morgan Gonzalez won 3rd Place in Graphic Design.  Owen Stewart and Jacob White won 2nd Place in Computer Programming. At left in Mr. James Pino, Computer Teacher.

L to R:  Mr. James Pino, Kailyn Jones, Morgan Gonzalez, Owen Stewart, and Jacob White.

By Nicole Gordon

Read Across America at WASD

29 days ago

Students, teachers, and administrators from the Weatherly Area School District joined schools from across the nation in celebrating Read Across America, a celebration of reading that commemorates the birthday of the beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss.


As part of the celebration, members of the community visited classrooms and shared their favorite Dr. Seuss stories with the students.  There was a great deal of activity as Mayor Tom Connors dressed as the Cat in the Hat, and volunteers, Jess Jones and Jaide Halechko,  entertained everyone as Thing One and Thing Two.

To join in the fun, students dressed as their favorite Seuss characters, donned a special Read Across America tee shirt, or wore red.  Title I sponsored two contests for students. The writing contest invited students in 3rd through 10th grades to create a unique Dr. Seuss character and write a short story utilizing it. The second contest for grades Kindergarten through 5th encouraged students to express their artistic creativity by making a poster of a Dr. Seuss character.  Through the generosity of the Weatherly Area High School Alumni Association, the Weatherly Area PTA, and Sargent Arts, students were awarded books and other prizes.

The school cafeteria prepared a special Seuss lunch for students, and guest readers enjoyed a luncheon together following the activities.

Now in its 20th year, Read Across America, initiated by the National Education Association, focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.

This year’s activities were coordinated by Barbara Sipler, Title I Coordinator and reading specialist, along with Title I teaching assistants, Debra Spaide, Rachael Markovchick, and Sharlene Strauss.

Article Poster By Girard Fewins

Alexis Wilkinson's Photo of a Waterfall is now in WNEP's "Beauty of Winter Album" Photo

about 1 month ago

Alexis Wilkinson's photo of a waterfall at Francis Walter Dam is now in WNEP's "Beauty of Winter Album" photo link library!  The picture has been shown on TV and can be found in the album at this link:  http://wnep.com/2016/12/29/beauty-of-winter-photo-gallery/. Congratulations Alexis!

By Nicole Gordon and Girard Fewins


Weatherly Captures Second Place at PA Governor’s Regional STEM Competition

about 1 month ago

Weatherly Area High School Juniors took the challenge to research, present and design a device that is capable of making the quality of life better for citizens of Pennsylvania in the Governor’s STEM  Regional Competition held at Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit! Jesse Gehman, Marie Gunderman, Joel Hinkle and Samantha Knepper won second place with a device made in the 3D printer to help braid grocery store plastic bags! The rope made by the students was able to hold 400 pounds.  The students listed 64 uses for the rope they created.  

The team placed first in the “Project in a Box” phase of the competition by creating a boat to float in water, while holding 93 pennies, with just 2 paper cups, foil and duct tape.  Information about the competition can be found at:  http://www.pastemcompetition.com/rules.html

By Nicole Gordon

Performance at the State Capital in Harrisburg

24 days ago

The Weatherly High School Band and Elementary Chorus performed at the State Capitol in Harrisburg on Thursday, March 2nd. This performance was part of a month long celebration of Music in Our Schools Month put together by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.

By Nicole Gordon

WVIA honors WASD Students

about 1 month ago

WVIA to honor Weatherly Area School District students as upcoming Artists of the Week

Weatherly Pa. – Weatherly Area High School is proud to announce that Hayli Heister and Morgan Kipikasa have been honored by being named “WVIA Artists of the Week”.

Hayli Heister has been named the WVIA Performing Artist of the Week and Morgan Kipikasa has been named the WVIA Visual Artist of the Week for the week of Sunday, March 5th through Saturday, March 11th.

This campaign is designed to call attention to high school students who have excelled in the study of the arts. The partnering high school selects two students, one visual artist and one performing artist, who are then interviewed at the WVIA Public Media studios for a digital video vignette. The “Artist of the Week” vignette showcases the student, high school, and school district and salutes them for their artistic achievement. The students will be featured across all WVIA television, radio and digital platforms for one week and the accompanying vignette will be available to watch on wvia.org and pbs.org for one year. Selected artists will then be in the running to compete for “WVIA Artist of the Year”, which is announced in May.

WVIA Public Media is a catalyst, convener and educator, using media, partnerships, powerful ideas and programs to improve lives and advance the best attributes of an enlightened society.

Hatyli Heister

Morgan Kipikasa

Parents and Guardians, You're Invited

about 1 month ago

Attention Parents and guardians...


You are invited to the Middle School LGI room on Friday March 3rd from 2:30pm to 3:15pm, to view a mock bedroom display. Jacqui Verhauz, a prevention specialist  from the Carbon, Monroe, Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission, will be taking you through a simulation where drugs and paraphernalia could be hidden in a normal looking teenager's bedroom. This presentation is NOT for students, but for parents who would like to educate themselves regarding potential drug and alcohol hazards in their own environment. If you have any questions, please contact school nurse Becky McFadden"

Be a Hero, Help a Hero fundraiser

3 months ago

By WASD Webmaster


The 2nd Annual, Be a Hero, Help a Hero fundraiser was a success. Thanks to the generosity of the entire school, Miss Kufro’s high school Family and Consumer Science class raised $285 for a Move In Kit to assist a local, previously homeless veteran move into a home of his own.  Several students helped Miss Kufro shop for the items.  Pictured above are members of the class with the items purchased/donated.We made a difference, so can you!  Be amazing, help others!

Aiden Boerner named Champion of Weatherly's Geography Bee

3 months ago

By WASD Webmaster

Aiden Boerner claimed the title of this year’s Champion at Weatherly Area School District’s Geography Bee!  Although five seventh graders and five eighth graders competed for the top spot, the seventh graders prevailed. The top three students in the Bee were all seventh graders!   Frank Willis finished the Bee in second place and Angelina Davis finished in third place.  The other seven top finalists were Gavin Bradley, Gianna Lowman, Alyssa Heister, Luke Derr, Kelly Royer, Ethan Broskoskie, and Antonio Rivera.

The school champions, including Aiden, will take
a qualifying test; up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state Bee on March 31, 2017.

The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state winners to participate in the Bee national championship rounds May 15-17, 2017. The first- place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and a trip to the Galápagos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.

The national finals will air on television on May 19 at 8 p.m. EST on the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD, and later on public television stations. Check local listings for dates and times.

Everyone can test their geography knowledge by downloading the “National Geographic GeoBee Challenge” app, with more than 1,000 questions culled from past Bees, available on the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad; from the Android Market; or for NOOK Color.

National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world. We fund hundreds of research and conservation projects around the globe each year. With the support of our members and donors, we work to inspire, illuminate and teach through scientific expeditions, award-winning journalism, education initiatives and more. For more information, visit www. nationalgeographic.org.

Hour of Code 2016 at Weatherly Area School District

3 months ago


The Hour of Code, a one-hour tutorial on computer coding, was a great success again at Weatherly Area School District!  Students in Mr. Pino’s class, at the high school, were coding throughout the day with a variety of activities on the Hour of Code website (https://hourofcode.com/us)!  Mr. Pino’s students have participated in the Hour of Code in the last few years, and as high school students, they were more familiar with computer coding, but most of the 3rd grade students  in Mr. McGee's class  were learning to code for the first time! Mr. McGee’s 3rd grade classroom learned to code with characters from Disney’s “Moana”.  His class was “live” on Facebook for parents to enjoy watching their child’s new experience learning to code!

Mr. Boock will be hosting over 140 middle and high school students on the  Hour of Code website in the next few weeks.   He had great success introducing students to the world of computer coding last year, and this year he believes it will be even better! His classes will be coding with Moana: Wayfinding with Code, Minecraft Hour of Code, Make Music with Scratch, and Gumballs coding adventure!  For more information about the Hour of Code, or to try learning to code, please visit the Hour of Code website listed above!

Weatherly Area John Hopkins Award Winners

3 months ago

The following students were John Hopkins qualifiers for the testing year 2015/2016. Students scored advanced in both Language arts and math.

First row:

Lindsay Adams, Juliette Bartel, Nathaniel Hamm, Jack James, Leland Kunkle, Jonathan Miller

Second row:

Nathaniel Neildlinger, Abilgail Sparich, Sun Wang, Jash Khatwala, Rhianne Markovchick


A Special Thanks!

3 months ago


A special "Thank You" to the Weatherly Area High School Alumni Association for their monetary donations to the district.  The Alumni Association is donating $1,700.00 toward various activities within the district.  The $200 dollar check being presented will go towards a Middle School Word Wall.  In the photo are (L to R) Girard Fewins, WASD School Board President, Susie Gerhard, Treasurer of the WHS Alumni Association, Todd Gimbi, President of the WHS Alumni Association, and Thomas McLaughlin, Superintendent.


WASD Parent Portal

3 months ago

We would like to remind all parents and guardians to make use of the Parent Portal for the 2016-2017 school year. 

After you're registered and approved by the Parent Portal Administrator you can:

  • View your child's student Profile
  • Check student's Attendance record
  • view student's class schedules
  • View student's Discipline Record(s)
  • Check their Report Cards
  • View student's transportation plan (bus route to and from school)
  • View their Gradebooks and Progress Reports

 

This a great tool to stay informed and up-to-date with their academic achievements

Best of all, it is provided to you by the Weatherly Area School District, so there are no costs!

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If you haven't done so already, please feel free to register in the CSIU Parent Portal today!

If you have already created an account, please do not create an additional one.

(by clicking on the link Below)

https://parentsis.csiu-technology.org/Register.aspx

If you have already Registered, you can login here:

https://parentsis.csiu-technology.org/Login.aspx


Identifying Homeless Youth

3 months ago

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERY EMPLOYEE OF THE WEATHERLY AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT TO IDENTIFY CHILDREN WHO MAY BE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS AND TO REPORT THIS INFORMATION TO THE DISTRICT HOMELESS LIAISON.

RESPONSIBILITY IN IDENTIFYING & SERVING HOMELESS YOUTH

It is the responsibility of every employee of the Weatherly Area School District to identify children who may be experiencing homelessness and to report this information to the District Homeless Liaison.

As indicated by the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, these children have the right to immediate enrollment, school stability, access and support for academic success.  Following is a summary of the definition(s) of those children who may be considered homeless,  and the responsibilities of the Weatherly Area School District as a whole, to remove any barriers in relation to school enrollment, education, nutrition, transportation, and involvement in extra-curricular activities.  Each homeless situation should  be handled individually.


DEFINITION(S) OF HOMELESS

  • Families and children who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence including:
    • Sharing housing (doubled-up) due to loss of housing or other event
    • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or
    • camp grounds
    • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
    • Awaiting foster care placement
    • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, bus or train stations, etc.
    • Migratory children living in similar circumstances (above)
    • Unaccompanied youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian


SCHOOL DISTRICT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Immediately enrollment by removing barriers such as:
    • proof of residency
    • birth certificate
    • immunization records
    • former school records.
    • Provide transportation (if needed) based upon district walking/busing guidelines.
    • Provide free meal benefits.
    • Respect the sensitivity and confidentiality of the situation(s) ie. do not bring special attention to homeless children in front of classmates.
    • Provide services comparable to those received by other students including;
      • special education
      • vocational programs
      • gifted programs, etc.
      • Ensure participation in field trips, activities and class projects even if they don’t have transportation or necessary fees.

 

Please contact the Homeless Children Liaison at 570-427-8886 or the Weatherly Area School District Superintendent if you have any questions or concerns.

PSSA/ Keystone Testing Dates

3 months ago

April 11-14-  PSSA Language Arts (Grades 3-8)

April 18-20- PSSA Math (Grades 3-8)

April 25, 26- PSSA Science (Grades 4 and 8)

May 20-23- 8th grade Algebra I Keystones

May 16- 27- High School Keystone Exams (Literature, Biology, and Algebra I)

Veterans Day

3 months ago

Veterans Day Activities

Weatherly Area School District held a Veterans Day Assembly on Wednesday.  The elementary chorus sang “Hero’s Song”.  The middle school chorus sang “Song for the Unsung Hero”.  The high school chorus sang “The Star Spangled Banner” and “Armed Forces – The Pride of America”.  The high school band performed “The Unknown Soldier”.  The school nurse, Mrs. Rebecca McFadden, sang “”So Small”.  

American Legion Post 360 Commander, Joseph Thomas spoke on “What is a Veteran”.  The main speaker was Master Sgt. Chris Blackwell.   At the conclusion of the program, trumpet players, Kim Ray and Joel Hinkle, performed “Taps”.

Sgt. Blackwell is a member of the 201st REDHORSE unit of the Air National Guard and is stationed in Fort Indiantown Gap.  He is a heavy equipment and crane instructor at the Air Force Regional Training site at the Gap.  He has served in the Air National Guard for 30 years.  The WASD presented Sgt. Blackwell with a plaque honoring his 30 years of service

Pictured from left to right: Mrs. Rebecca McFadden, Mrs Sandra Slavick, Mason Stewart, Ricky Ray, Jordan Mitchell, Master Sgt. Chris Blackwell, Timothy Maguschak, Frank Willis, Brady Walters and Mr Thomas McLaughlin.

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