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Senior Katherine Moore Wins First Chair

Senior Katherine Moore Wins First Chair

January 22, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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...

R.D. Wilson Elementary and Middle Schools Host Benjamin Franklin Assembly

R.D. Wilson Elementary and Middle Schools Host Benjamin Franklin Assembly

November 17, 2017

Western Wayne elementary and middle school students were treated to an educational and extremely entertaining presentation about and “given by” Benjamin Franklin himself on Wednesday, Nov. 1.  Elementary students at R.D. Wilson were treated to the presentation in the morning while students in the middle school enjoyed it in the afternoon in the newly renovated and recently dedicated Western Wayne Veterans Memorial Auditorium.  The Wayne County Community Foundation made this presentation possible through a grant. The Foundation has many programs and seeks proposals from organizations to secure...

Fashion Students Redesign Wedding Dresses

Jessica McLaughlin, Public Relations

November 17, 2017

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Spending hours working to create the perfect wedding dress sounds like the kind of challenge famous designers featured at Kleinfeld Bridal take on to please their brides.  Students in Western Wayne’s Fashion II Class worked for about three weeks on a Wedding Gown Remake Project in which they took gowns donated to the school and redesigned them based on the style of professional wedding dress designers. Seniors Kayla Fitzpatrick and Cailin Brown worked on this very challenging project. Kayla’s original dress had a lot of length to it in both the front and back.  She decided to turn her dress into what she described as a “Modern Victorian” style.  She kept much of the train length but shortened the front of the dress to about knee length. “The biggest challenge I faced in my redesign was working...

AP Biology Classes Host Guest Speaker

AP Biology Classes Host Guest Speaker

November 17, 2017

Recently Western Wayne High School's  AP Biology classes had the opportunity to learn from guest speaker Miss Danielle Swingle.  Danielle is a 2014 graduate of Western Wayne and currently a senior at East Stroudsburg University.  Danielle majors in Biochemistry with a minor in Chemical Biotechnology.  Danielle researches through the ESU Wildlife DNA Lab as well as holding an internship at a local chemical company and maintaining academic excellence. During her visit Danielle shared her research on the Characterization of the Microbiome of American Dog Tick Mouthparts.  Her study used first...

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