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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...

Fire Prevention Week at EverGreen Elementary

Fire Prevention Week at EverGreen Elementary

November 17, 2017

Chief Koch and his firefighters from Hamlin Fire & Rescue were at Western Wayne’s EverGreen Elementary on Friday, October 6, to discuss fire prevention and safety with all students. Students were able to see fire fighters in their turn-out gear, different tools used to fight fires, different pieces of equipment used at fire scenes, and they were able to walk through the smoke house set up at the school as a simulation. Through this presentation, students learned valuable lessons that they will be able use to in their lives. In preparation of this event, teachers asked their students to...

Senior Spencer Smith Named Commended Student in 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

Senior Spencer Smith Named Commended Student in 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

November 17, 2017

Spencer Smith, Western Wayne senior, has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Paul Gregorski, high school principal, has presented Spencer with a Letter of Commendation from the school and National  Merit Scholarship Corporation.  About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition...

Third Annual Women in Science Symposium

Third Annual Women in Science Symposium

November 17, 2017

Courage, fearlessness and determination are not just qualities that professionals in careers like law enforcement need.  These are just some of the attributes Western Wayne students, who attended the Women in Science Symposium, learned are necessary when taking on a career in the ever-expanding science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields that are predominantly male. Female students from Western Wayne High and Middle Schools had the opportunity to attend this event which was hosted by the Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance and the Lacawac Sanctuary& Biological Field Station.  Students...

High School Teacher Recognized for Award

High School Teacher Recognized for Award

November 17, 2017

Mrs. Maria Masankay, chemistry teacher at Western Wayne High School has been unanimously selected by the executive council of the Susquehanna Valley Section of the American Chemical Society as the recipient of the 2017 Ronald C. Blatchley Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher Award. This award recognizes a high school chemistry teacher in the section who is passionate about chemistry as a science and works diligently to pass that passion on to their students. The award winner is also someone who consistently supports and encourages student participation in annual ACS events such as ACS high...

Exceptional Senior Project

Exceptional Senior Project

November 17, 2017

The Western Wayne School District requires students to complete a meaningful senior project that in some way enables them to give back to others.  Evan Coons is an 11th grade student and he completed his senior project with the Early Intervention program this past summer at Western Wayne’s Robert D. Wilson Elementary School. Evan was an Early Intervention student in Mrs. Michelle Mistishin’s classroom at RDW when he was three years old.  Evan wanted to do his senior project with EI as he wanted others to know that EI gave him the school readiness skills to be a successful student at Western...

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