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Yearly Tradition of Spanish Dancing Fun for Students

Mrs. Jessica McLaughlin, Public Relations Officer

October 31, 2018

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  Learning rhythms, beats, steps, and choreography isn’t just  work for celebrity guests on Dancing with the Stars, students at Western Wayne High School have a yearly tradition of learning Spanish dancing as a part of their curriculum each 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 a few weeks of sessions with Mr.  Brust before debuting their new dance skills for other students during the day on Friday, Oct. 12, in Western Wayne’s newly renovated high school auditorium. Students performed a variety of the dances they learned for their classmates. They did a choreographed dance with multiple partners and a cha-cha among other ...

Seniors Recognized as WVIA Artists

Mrs. Jessica McLaughlin, Public Relations Officer

October 28, 2018

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Creating surreal art and performing with renowned foreign composers are just two of the accomplishments of the Western Wayne seniors chosen to be one group of WVIA artists of the week for fall 2018. Both Melody Gershey and Katherine Moore have been named artists of the week. Melody for her visual art work and Kat for her work with performance art. Melody’s interest in art stemmed from time spent with family members like her grandmother sharing the same talent. Inspiration for one of Melody’s oil paintings “Autumn Impressionism” came from a piece her grandmother had created. “I just picked up painting from a young age,” Melody explained.  “I enjoyed seeing my family’s art and found it came naturally to me as well.” Melody said that five of her pieces will be featured for WVIA in the...

Western Wayne Fashion Students Develop Creative Projects

Mrs. Jessica McLaughlin, Public Relations Officer

October 28, 2018

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Repurposing men’s blazers, designing long skirts, and creating entire themed fashion collections are just some of the tasks that Western Wayne fashion teacher Mrs. Colleen Carmody has her design students working on this year in the high school. The students recently took a field trip to Joann Fabrics to get materials for some of their upcoming fashion projects.  Carmody explained that one such project involves students repurposing men’s blazers. “The students basically recycle the men’s blazers by making them into something more fashionable,” Carmody explained.  “They create women’s jackets out of the blazers that feature brocades, satin, chain belts, and/ or other elements.  They also dart the jackets on the inseam to make them more form fitting.” Senior fashion student Erin Murphy explained...

Senior RJ Clemens Earns Recognition as Outstanding Student

Senior RJ Clemens Earns Recognition as Outstanding Student

October 28, 2018

Western Wayne Administration has recognized Robert Joseph Clemens as an outstanding student.  RJ is a senior who has been highly involved in Western Wayne’s academic clubs and music programs all four years of high school. RJ is a member of National Honor Society, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, Technology Student Association, Political Science Club, Scholastic Team, Spanish Club, Envirothon, Band, Drama Club, musical theater, and the Reading Team. RJ greatly enjoys his science classes at Western Wayne and plans to pursue a science major at either Temple University, Rutgers University...

Homecoming, Long Awaited Tradition and Exciting Time for Court

Homecoming, Long Awaited Tradition and Exciting Time for Court

October 27, 2018

Following in a tradition that has been established over the past few years, the Western Wayne School District invites the community to attend to its annual homecoming game this Friday, September 28 and accept the challenge of helping others.  Along with coming to cheer on the students, they ask that spectators bring donations of canned goods and other nonperishable food items for a drive that will benefit those in need in Wayne County. The Western Wayne Homecoming Game against Lakeland will begin at 7 p.m. with the presentation of the Homecoming Court about a half hour before kick-off. The...

District to Focus on Pride in Differentiation for 2018-19 School Year

District to Focus on Pride in Differentiation for 2018-19 School Year

October 27, 2018

“On the outside, always looking in/ Will I ever be more than I’ve always been?/ ‘Cause I’m tap, tap, tapping on the glass/ Waving through a window,” are the lyrics Western Wayne Senior R.J. Clemens sang at the first day of teacher in-service for Western Wayne faculty, staff, and administration on Wednesday, August 22. R.J. sang “Waving Through a Window” from the 2017 Tony Award Winning musical Dear Evan Hansen at the request of administration as a closing piece of a presentation on Pride in Differentiation which is the district’s focus for the 2018-19 school year.  The song...

Lindsey Karwacki Recognized by WW Administration

Lindsey Karwacki Recognized by WW Administration

October 27, 2018

Western Wayne Administration has recognized Lindsey Karwacki as an outstanding student.  Lindsey is a senior who is greatly interested in environmental science and has been highly involved in Western Wayne’s music programs throughout her high school career.  She also was a member of the Mock Trial team her sophomore year and will join the group again for her senior year. Lindsey is currently participating in the PiER Program through Lacawac Sanctuary.  PiER, pathways in ecological research, is an academic program focused on providing high-achieving high school female students with rigorous...

Senior Ty Alpaugh Named Scholastic Superstar

Senior Ty Alpaugh Named Scholastic Superstar

Mrs. Jessica McLaughlin, PR

June 7, 2018

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Senior Ty Alpaugh, who has been named as a Scholastic Superstar by the Scranton Times, will be attending the prestigious Vassar College located in Poughkeepsie, New York. Ty, a two-year National Honor Society member, is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist who scored a 1500 out of 1600 on her SAT with her score evenly split between Reading and Math. She greatly looks forward to studying liberal arts at Vassar next year with a focus on drama and film. Ty has been interested in these areas of study throughout her high school career.  She dedicated herself to four musical productions at Weste...

Junior Paige Barillo Recognized for Giving to Community

Junior Paige Barillo Recognized for Giving to Community

Mrs. Jessica McLaughlin, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018

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Western Wayne High School Administration has recognized junior Paige Barillo as an outstanding student. Paige recently completed an excellent senior project this spring in which she held a food collection drive for the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen in Scranton.  She worked with Western Wayne Administration in the high school, middle school, and both elementary schools to gather food in the district. Paige said she gathered more than a truckload of food and estimated that to be over 1,000 pounds of items.  She feels extremely grateful to the Western Wayne Community for giving so generously...

Hershey Makes for a Sweet Conference for FBLA Competitors

Hershey Makes for a Sweet Conference for FBLA Competitors

June 7, 2018

This year, around forty Western Wayne High School students participated in the FBLA State Conference held at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA. FBLA stands for Future Business Leaders of America and exemplifies the range of activities and focus of Future Business Leaders. The students who qualified for states conveyed their excellence at Regionals and were capable of moving forward in the competition. The FBLA State Conference was held from April eighth to the eleventh. The state conference consisted of workshops, presentations, and time to meet new people. The student workshops consisted of various...

Public Invited to Western Wayne Catwalk for Hunger Event

Public Invited to Western Wayne Catwalk for Hunger Event

June 7, 2018

The bright lights of Times Square, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Central Park among other iconic parts of New York City will be the inspiration for fashion collections created by Western Wayne High School students for their yearly fashion design competition.  These designs will be a featured part of the Catwalk for Hunger fashion show event to take place Wednesday, June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Western Wayne High School Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1970A Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA. The event that is open to the public is called Catwalk for Hunger because along with the evening...

Twelve Qualify for District Band

Twelve Qualify for District Band

February 13, 2018

Everyone knows about the “Pride of Western Wayne” at all of the football games, parades, and graduation. They bring joy and sound to each of our events, but when all of that is over near the end of November and the marching band is put on rest, concert season rolls around. For the majority of the band that means learning a few new songs and focusing on schoolwork, but for a few band kids it is the prime time for not only learning the songs to perform for the spring concert but also for learning and perfecting a selection of songs for a district wide concert. District band is an ensemble...

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