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News and Announcements
Transportation Letter to Parents and Students

From Kim Marie Alfano, Transportation Director:

Welcome to another school year.  The Wyoming Valley West School District is working to ensure all students have a safe ride to and from their schools.  Parent, guardians and students are asked to work in cooperation with our school administrators and bus drivers to make this happen.  Please download the below letter for some of the rules students and parents/guardians will need to follow. 

Transportation Letter (PDF)

 
Bus Schedule 2015-2016
Orientation for KG, 6th, and 9th Grade

A Kindergarten Parent-Child Orientation will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 for all children entering kindergarten and their parents. The orientation program will begin at 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the child’s school. No district bus transportation will be available.     
 
Sixth and ninth grade Student Orientations will take place on Monday, August  31, 2015 at the Middle School and High School respectively beginning at  9:00 a.m. with a 10:30 a.m. dismissal.  Limited busing will be available for these orientations.

Orientation Schedule (PDF)


 
The Strengthening Families Program

After successfully graduating 29 families last school year, our overall total is 787 SFP families! Join the growing SFP community this September 2015! 
 
The Wyoming Valley West PROSPER team invites you and your 5th or 6th grader to participate in The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14.  It's a FREE program designed to enhance parenting skills, build life skills in youth, strengthen family bonds and communication and have fun together.  Plus, the program offers a FREE family meal, childcare and prizes.
 
If your child is in 5th or 6th grade at the Wyoming Valley West School District and you would like to join the fun, register today! Contact Shawn Kelly, the 6th grade guidance counselor at (570) 287-2131 or Melissa Tomascik, the PROSPER Team Leader, Penn State Extension at (570) 825-1701 The program begins September 29 and October 1, 2015.
 
Click here for a Strengthening Families Program registration.

 
Junior High Field Hockey

Practice for the 2015 W.V.W. Jr. High Field Hockey will begin on Monday, August 24th at Dana Street Elementary from 3:30 PM to 6:30 P.M.  Each candidate is required to bring all 6 pages of the PIAA CIPPE PHYSICAL FORM completed and signed by a parent or guardian.  It is also suggested to bring shin guards and a bottle of water / sports drink.
WVW Class of 2016 Senior Photos

Attention Class of 2016!
You  must call Photography by JAY, Swoyersville, to schedule your Senior yearbook headshot. Appointments are available starting June 17th. The cost is only $10 for the session and includes complimentary retouching for the yearbook image. Photography deadline is September 30th, so call today 570-288-1706.
 
If you choose to not have a studio session, JAY will photograph you on the underclassmen picture day. Yearbook images are allowed ONLY from Photography by JAY. Call Photography by JAY with any questions or to schedule your appointment. 570-288-1706

Summer Meals

The U.S. Dept of Food and Nutrition asks that all School Districts post the availability of receiving summer meals. Since the Wyoming Valley West School District does not provide Outreach for Breakfast or advertise summer meals , you may visit the following link for more information: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
2015-2016 District Calendar
Graduation 2015
Best of Luck to the Wyoming Valley West Class of 2015!
Girls Basketball - Open Gym

WVW Girls Basketball will hold open gym throughout the summer at the following times:

Grades 7 & 8 - Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm - Middle School Gym

Grades 9 - 12 - Mondays and Fridays from 5pm to 7pm - High School Gym
WVW Graduation 2015 LIVE
The Wyoming Valley West School District 2015 Commencement will be live streamed using the link below.  The stream will begin at 5:45 PM, and conclude 30 minutes after the completion of the ceremony.  The broadcast is also available through the Wyoming Valley West School  District Cube page on High School Cube.  If you do not already have a free Cube account, you can register with your e-mail address when prompted.
 
The ceremony can also be viewed on most smart phones or tablets by downloading the free High School Cube app from either the iTunes Store or Google Play.

 
2015 Commencement Link:
 http://thecube.com/event/wyoming-valley-west-2015-commencement-515827

 
Wyoming Valley West Cube Page:  
http://thecube.com/cube/wvwhs

 
WVW Varsity Baseball Team heads to State Finals
WVW plays in State Finals
June 12, 2015  
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, PSU
Baseball Championships to be held at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, PSU.
 

Photo Credit : Photography by JAY.
 
First row, seated from the left, Mike Pollick, David Gavlick, Tyler Norton, Brady Straussman, Ryan Bird, Matthew Evans, Richard Sott. Second row, from left, Damian Davies, Dominick Bayo, Dillon Yuhas, Juston Montalvo, Josh Hospodar, Mark Popsin, Christopher Lupole, Chad Romanowski, Justin Vought. Third row, from left, Charles Whited, David McCue, Grant Powell, Billy Gregory, Logan Zavada, Tyler Yankosky, Jamie Lapidus, Eric Raitter, Brandon Techmanski, Mark Baron, Ryan Hogan, and Coach John Milus

 
Sarah and Anthony F. Kane Achievement Award given by the United Way

Joseph Luksa, a State Street Elementary Music Teacher, was the recipient of the Sarah and Anthony F. Kane Achievement award from the United Way of Wyoming Valley.  Each year Wyoming Valley West tops the list among all local schools in pledge dollars and Labor Leadership giving.  This year, the district also topped the list in the number of books donated to United Way's first annual book drive for kids.

Mr. Luksa stated to his colleagues, "I accept this honor on your behalf.  It is your hard work and dedication, as well as your contributions of time, money, books, and effort, that make WVW and the WVWEA the absolute finest."

Pictured from left Amy Scibek, Polly Delaney, Joseph Luksa, Linda Houck and David Tosh.


 
Student Council Donation Day for MDA
Fourth Annual Max Fine 5K

Members of Wyoming Valley West High School Student Council sponsored a Donation Day for MDA and assisted racers at the Fourth Annual Max Fine 5K. The event is headed by Mike and Jeff Fine, Wyoming Valley West Alumni. From left: Laura Thompson, Jackie Lindsey, Sophie Rittenhouse, and Sweta Patel. Middle Row: Julie Green, Tyler McNulty, Young Eun Park, and James Dal Santo. Back Row: Christina Sickler, Bethany Lindsey, and Brent Wilbur.
"Do It for the Kids" Walk-a-Thon
WVW High School Student Council Supports WVCA


Wyoming Valley West High School Student Council recently held a donation day  and volunteered at the WVCA 'Do It for the Kids' Annual Walk-a-Thon. From left: Sweta Patel, Christina Sickler, adviser; Turkey Hilda, and Young Eun Park,  recording secretary.
April Students of the Month



Wyoming Valley West High School recently chose their April Senior Students of the Month. Pictured from left, Dave Novrocki, principal; Brady Davison, Collin Hanson, Megan Kane, Ashlee Harry, Chris Barnic, assistant principal; Dave Robbins, assistant principal.

 
Future Business Leaders of America
FBLA members recently attended the 2015 PA FBLA State Leadership Conference in Hershey.  The conference stands as the culmination of the qualifying members hard work throughout the school year.


Photo credit: Caitlin Hargrave and Stephen Via

Congratulations to our team! Seniors Dan Taren, Brian Grodzki, and Keefe McDougal placed second in their team performance event "Hospitality Management."  Due to their tremendous success they have qualified to compete at the National Leadership Conference to be held at Chicago, Illinois from June 27th to July 3rd.
Juniors Helia Hosseinpour, Bill Stone, and Karen Pickering who placed sixth in their team performance event "Network Design."

FBLA members who represented Wyoming Valley West at the PA FBLA State Leadership Conference​: Standing first row, from left ,Karen Pickering, Melinda Holena, Lauren Greenwald, Mackenzie Rood, Stephanie Krasson, Bethany Lindsey, Caitlin Hargrave, Julia Crossin, Abigail Carr, Carly Thomas, Yivonne Laurito, Olivia Winters. Second row from left, Josh Hospodar, Jacob McDonnell, Daylen Kasper, Timothy Reams, Andrew Kerrigan, Keefe McDougal, Daniel Taren, Helia Hosseipour, Mitchel Forgash. Third row, from left, Joseph Burridge, Nathan Williams, Brian Grodski, William Stone, Jaime Lupidus, L.J. Wesneski, Jonathan Gruver, Jason Wall, Hunter McGrane, Nikolas Lecce, Collin Hanson.

 
Student of the Month for March


Photo Credit: Sydney Fry
Wyoming Valley West High School recently announced their Senior Students of the month for March 2015. Pictured from left Dave Robbins, assistant principal; Hollis Langley, ​Sophie Rittenhouse, Lauren Hannagan, and Keefe McDougal. 

 
Science Olympiad
Wyoming Valley West Students participated in the 2015 Science Olympiad.
 
Science Olympiad is an American elementary school, middle school and high school team competition in which students compete in 'events' pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Over 6,700 teams from 50 U.S. states compete each year. There are multiple levels of competition; invitational, regional, state, and national. In addition, some states or private groups offer 'invitational' tournaments which serve as practice for regional and state competitions. Teams which excel at regional competitions advance to the state, and then to the national level. Winners later receive several kinds of awards from ribbons to trophies.
 
Wyoming Valley West has entered two teams in the competition. The ‘B’ team is comprised of 6th through 9th grade students and the ‘C’ teams members are in 10th through 12th grade. WVW faculty assists the team members with instructions and questions regarding their events but the students do the majority of work on their own.


Science Olympiad ‘B’ Team members
First Row: Nikolas Slivinski, Isabelle Polgar, Megan Dennis, Stone Magagna, Brendan Woods
Second Row: Olivia Langley, Mollie McFarland, Emily Matthews, Alec Ryncavage, Cody Ramos, Brandon Lantz, Carolyn Antall
Third Row: Sebastian Allen, Coach Karen Wills, Eric, Lawson, Gabe Gillespie, Mitch Forgash, Elizabeth Trojan, Coach Sandra Labashosky



Sciene Olympiad ‘C’ Team members
First row: Young Eun Park, Katie Meighan, Megan Menzel, Roshan Patel, Alex Brandreth
Second row: Coach Tom Tasco, Madison Yoh, Samantha Pritchard, Helia Hosseipour, Kara Romanowksi, Lauren Hannagan, Julie Green, Elizabeth Wood, Davis Weaver, Jon Derhammer
Third row; Bill Stone, Eric Acosta, Connor Gaffney, Coach Diane Gordon, Keefe McDougal, Ryan Bird
Leann Mahalick missing from photo.

 
Community Events

Please check our new Community page, located in the top menu bar, for announcements and information from  local organizations.
AP Honor Roll
   AP 5th Annual Honor Roll - Recipient Wyoming Valley West is part of the
  5th Annual AP Honor Roll!
  We want to spread the good word
  about our school’s success.

 
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High School Spartan Food Drive

Student Council is collecting non-perishable food items for the Holy Family Food Pantry and for Spartan Food Baskets which will be distributed to fellow Spartans in November and December.

November pick-up: Monday, November 24 (beginning of period 8)
December pick-up: Monday, December 15 (beginning of period 8)

Please send an email if you require food pick-up on November 24 or December 15. Special arrangements can also be made, if food pick-up needs to take place beforehand. Please call x12202 or email studentcouncil@wvwsd.org
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