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Girls Lead Dedicated to the Community

December 6, 2019

The Girls Lead Club, under the direction of adviser Mrs. Marianne Morgan, once again came to the aid of women and families in need in both Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. The group fundraisied more than $500 and collected donations as well in order to create gift bags and purchase supplies for women and families at New Baby Pantry in Dunmore, PA and Victims Intervention in Honesdale.

Caleb’s Pennies Raises Funds for Families with Sick Child

Caleb’s Pennies Raises Funds for Families with Sick Child

Nicholas Kassen, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

Caleb's Pennies is a Foundation that has been providing financial assistance to families with a critically child since May 2010. The Foundation has supported more than 650 families by paying mortgage, rent, electric, medical bills and more, so parents can concentrate on their child's recovery.  Annually, Caleb's Pennies holds an event entitled Caleb's Pennies Tricky Tray Fundraiser, which raffles over 175 themed baskets. Caleb's legacy lives on through this foundation and the effort to honor his name. Caleb's Pennies was started in the loving memory of Nicole Granville's son, Caleb. Twelve...

Western Wayne High School Hosts Second Annual College Fair

Western Wayne High School Hosts Second Annual College Fair

October 23, 2019

Representatives for twenty-four colleges and universities in Pennsylvania were available to Western Wayne High School students in grades nine through twelve on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the high school gym. High School guidance counselor Mrs. Rachael Palko coordinated this second annual event that so many high school students benefited from. “The event has grown from last year,” Palko explained.  “We have schools from further out like Villanova University and Slippery Rock University.  We tried to expand our reach.” Palko believes that students in different grades took away information...

Senior Katherine Moore Wins First Chair

Senior Katherine Moore Wins First Chair

January 22, 2019

Senior Katherine Moore has earned first chair at the PMEA District 9 Orchestra Festival held on Thursday, Jan. 10 and Friday, Jan. 11 at Marywood University. Katherine performs under the direction of Mrs. Elaine Ort.  

Western Wayne High School Math Students Share Knowledge and Cheer at Julia Ribaudo

Western Wayne High School Math Students Share Knowledge and Cheer at Julia Ribaudo

January 22, 2019

     Geometry students learn about many precise elements that comprise shapes and figures in their classroom studies like points, line segments, and angles.  This holiday season Western Wayne High School geometry students had the opportunity to extend their education by sharing their knowledge of math with senior citizens and in return learned a lesson about elements that make the holiday season special like compassion, friendship, and the joy of giving to others.        Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, in Ann Sledzinkski and Laura Wojnar’s geometry classes had the opportunity to ...

Western Wayne High School Receives 2018 ExxonMobil Grant

Western Wayne High School Receives 2018 ExxonMobil Grant

January 22, 2019

The Western Wayne High School received a 500 dollar 2018 ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Grant for their math and science departments.  ExxonMobil and Liberty Petroleum present these grants to various area schools each year.  The check was presented to Western Wayne on Thursday, Dec. 13.  Western Wayne Administration and staff are excited to use these funds to better the educational experiences of their students.  From left:  Mr. Paul Gregorski, high school principal; Mrs. Christine McClure, co-science department chairperson; Mr. Leo Kerylovicz, general manager of Liberty Petroleum; and Mr....

Hamlin/ Lake Ariel Rotary Donates Coats for Western Wayne Students

Hamlin/ Lake Ariel Rotary Donates Coats for Western Wayne Students

January 22, 2019

All four Western Wayne Schools (EverGreen Elementary, R.D. Wilson Elementary, the High School, and Middle School) benefited from a coat drive done by the Hamlin/ Lake Ariel Rotary.  The Rotary donated several cases of coats to the schools.  All of the schools received a variety of coats in different colors and sizes.  The district is so grateful for this donation and knows its students will greatly benefit from these much needed coats.   From left, Sue Schlasta, EverGreen Elementary social worker; and Tatiana Black, from the Rotary.

Art Students Recognized for Fine Work

Art Students Recognized for Fine Work

January 22, 2019

Several talented students were recognized as artists of the month.  From left, top row: September: Dayla Jones, “Bi-Polar Leopard” mixed media; September: Melody Gershey, “Southward Bound” oil.  From left, middle row: October: Abby Burke, “The Other Abby” colored pencil; October: Teree Hopson, “Me, Myself, & I” colored pencil.  From left, bottom row: November: Anya Wayda, “Primary Girl” chalk pastel; and November: Sarah Gerstenmaier, “Finny” ceramics.

District Food Drive Now Underway

District Food Drive Now Underway

October 28, 2018

The Western Wayne Educational Foundation and the Pride committee put together a fun and pride-filled celebration during the week of Homecoming, September 24-28th. Students at all the Western Wayne schools participated in a week-long showing of spirit. Students across the district showed pride and respect for their schools by participating in many activities such as spirit week dress -up days, a food drive, and attending the Homecoming Football game on Friday night. Middle School Student Council President Kailey Tickner, 8th grade, felt proud to have helped with the middle school’s eff...

Entrepreneurship Week Prompts Event for FBLA Students

Entrepreneurship Week Prompts Event for FBLA Students

June 7, 2018

Western Wayne students from Theresa Lubash’s Entrepreneurship class and other Western Wayne FBLA members recently attended an Entrepreneurship Week Celebration sponsored by the Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance & the Stourbridge Project.  At the event, students were given a tour of the Stourbridge Project and local entrepreneurs spoke with students from Western Wayne, Forest City, and Wayne Highlands. First row, from left:  Braden McIntosh, Serenity Murphy, Brianna Neales, Kate Myers, Abby Gogoloski, Brady Olsommer, Kaitlyn Juhasz, and Ryan Cavage.  Second row, from left: Cheyenne Stenlake,...

Culinary Students Create Holiday Projects

Culinary Students Create Holiday Projects

February 13, 2018

Creating delicious sweet treats isn’t only a job best suited for Santa’s elves.  At the Western Wayne High School, students in Mrs. Stephanie Zoppi’s Basic Foods class along with her other culinary classes have worked throughout the month of December to create a variety of decadent holiday cookies and treats. Cappuccino cookies, craisin cookies, gingerbread cookies, and lemon butter cookies are all endeavors they have taken on this holiday season just to name a few. The students say they enjoy learning new recipes and baking techniques from Zoppi.  Many of them chose to take Basic...

Western Wayne Students Enrich Spanish Curriculum with Dance

Western Wayne Students Enrich Spanish Curriculum with Dance

Jessica McLaughlin, Public Relations

November 17, 2017

Whip, nae nae, and dab are all moves that most teenagers have mastered in today’s culture.  However, it is not often that teenagers have an opportunity to learn traditional couples dancing.  At the Western Wayne High School, it is a yearly tradition that students in the Spanish course take Spanish dancing as a part of their curriculum during the fall. Local dance instructor and studio owner Vince Brust works with the Western Wayne students to teach a variety of traditional Spanish dances such as tango, merengue, mambo, and salsa among others. The students had about nine sessions with...

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