The School Board meeting planned for Tuesday, the 27th, will be held virtually. Instructions and links to join are available on the Board of Education page within our website (https://www.wasd.school/board-of-education--173)
Message from the Superintendent to WASD Community: I am alerting all of you that a District staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, the staff member was aware of possible exposure and initiated self-quarantine in advance of the diagnosis. The staff member will continue to follow all necessary health protocols as required by the District and the Department of Health. The PA Dept. of Health will contact anyone who may have been exposed for a length of time to be considered a contact. Deep cleaning of any and all areas has been completed. Thank you, Jeffrey Matty Ed.D.
Please help keep our community safe and our school doors open by using the "COVID Alert PA" app. Together we can raise awareness and #StopTheSpread. Receive real-time alerts of #COVID19 in our community. 🏡 #PAagainstCOVID https://www.pa.gov/covid/covid-alert-pa/
Middle School and High School (BLUE group) picture day is scheduled for Thursday, October 22nd.
The School Board workshop meeting tomorrow (20th) has been cancelled. The meeting on the 27th will be a combined workshop and voting session.
Message from the Superintendent to WASD Community: I am alerting all of you that one of our students has tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, the District believes that students and staff were not directly exposed to the individual while symptomatic. The student initiated self-quarantine prior to the diagnosis. The PA Dept. of Health will contact anyone who may have been exposed. Thank you, Jeffrey Matty Ed.D. October 16th, 2020
Attention Greyhound Learning at Home and Wilmington Academy students and families: If you are intending to switch your child's learning pathway from Greyhound Learning at Home or Wilmington Academy to another pathway at the end of this nine weeks, please notify Ali Ciavarino (email@example.com or 724 656 8866 ext 6545) as soon as possible. She will contact you regarding your plans.
A makeup picture day will be scheduled sometime after the New Year for @home and Academy students. Details are being worked out and will be shared when known.
The USDA has announced that through June 30, 2021, all District students will be eligible for free meals. This is an extension of the program we are currently running. All District children up to the age of 18 are eligible. If you would like to pick up your free meals use this link to fill out the form:http://wilmingtonpa.apptegy.us/meal-pick-up-for-virtual-students
Did you miss our Homecoming events during Saturday's half-time show? We recorded it! Watch here: https://youtu.be/keGIVbT4soc
Middle School and High School picture day is scheduled for Thursday, October 15th.
Help keep our community safe and our school doors open by using the "COVID Alert PA" app. Together we can raise awareness and #StopTheSpread. Receive real-time alerts of #COVID19 in our community. 🏡 #PAagainstCOVID https://www.pa.gov/covid/covid-alert-pa/
Message from the Superintendent to WASD Community: I am alerting all of you that a District staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, the staff member was aware of possible exposure and initiated self-quarantine in advance of the diagnosis. The staff member will continue to follow all necessary health protocols as required by the District and the Department of Health. At this time, the District believes that students and staff were not directly exposed to the individual while symptomatic. The PA Dept. of Health will contact anyone who may have been exposed. Thank you, Jeffrey Matty Ed.D.
Saturday's Varsity Football game is a closed event. Only spectators with an assigned ticket will be permitted entry. All others are encouraged to watch LIVE on WKBN TV or Web @7PM. Go Hounds!
Blue & Gold Greyhound Learners in grades 3-5 will return to in-person instruction together starting Monday, Sept. 28th. This does not apply to Greyhound Learners @Home nor Wilmington Academy.
Starting on Monday, Sept. 21st, both Blue and Gold Greyhound Learners in grades K, 1, & 2 will report to school in-person. This does not apply to Wilmington Academy nor "Greyhound Learners @ Home. Again, this is only for Blue and Gold students in grades K-2.
We have been made aware of 3rd parties claiming to be streaming tonight's game. WASD is not affiliated with any such organization. The only live stream of tonight's events is managed directly by WASD on our HoundsMedia YouTube page. We suggest extreme caution when clicking links to view any other live stream.
The Greyhounds host the Trojans today! Timeline of events: 6:00 - Live Stream Starts |-| 6:05 - Football and Cheer Senior recognition ceremony |-| 6:35 - Pre-game show - Greyhound Marching Band |-| 7:00 - Kick-off |-| Reminder that this is a closed event. Watch it from home at this link: https://youtu.be/MVbnifHO4fc
We're going LIVE in less than 10 minutes! Support the Band and tune in! Lets get that viewer count HIGH! https://youtu.be/oA3XiJH7n5g
Congrats to senior Nadia Merz for being named a National Merit Scholarship semi finalist! Over 1.5M students enter this program, only 50,000 qualify for recognition, only 8,700 will receive actual scholarships. We're overjoyed to celebrate and congrat Nadia on her achievements!
Tomorrow's Varsity Football game is a closed event. Only spectators with an assigned ticket will be permitted entry. The event will be live streamed! https://youtu.be/MVbnifHO4fc We thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Go Hounds!
CORRECTION: "Meet the Band Night" is a closed event. Only spectators with a ticket will be allowed entry. Band members will receive tickets for family tomorrow. All others are encouraged to watch the live stream. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we navigate social distancing guidelines and restrictions.
Tomorrow's Girls Soccer scrimmage is a closed event. Only spectators with an assigned ticket will be permitted entry. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
There has been a change to the meal pick-up schedule for students learning virtually. There will still be a pick up on Thursday 9/9 from 12-1 p.m. Starting the week of 9/14, pick up days will now be Mondays & Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. We apologize for any confusion.
The WASD will be providing free meals (brkfst & lunch) to all students up to the age of 18 starting on 9/9/20. Students attending virtually can pick up their meals at the school starting on 9/10/20. More info on meal pick-up can be found here: https://www.wasd.school/meal-pick-up-for-virtual-students.
Tomorrow's football scrimmage is a closed event. Only spectators with an assigned ticket will be permitted entry. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
The Wilmington Area School District has the following positions available: Security Guards, Custodians, & Maintenance workers. Here is the link to the District's website where you can find out more information: https://www.wasd.school/employment--323.
We are pleased to announce our new "Parent Dashboard!" A website with the most commonly and frequently needed resources and links specifically for parents/guardians! It's brand-new! "Pardon our dust" as we continue to add resources. https://bit.ly/3b6va2Z
HS Homerooms are posted! Check them out here: https://5il.co/kbau Students will report to homeroom to receive their schedule.
Any "@ Home" learner in grades 5 - 12 can pick up materials for the year on Monday, August 31st, from 3:30 - 6:30 at the HS Gym entrance. This will be a curbside pickup.
The 5th grade virtual "Meet and Greet" (orientation) will be this Friday morning August 28 from 9:00-9:30. Parents and students should have received an email this past Tuesday that includes the link for the meet. If you are a 5th grade parent or student and you did not receive this email, please contact the Wilmington Middle School Office.
Friendly reminder about 1:1 device pickup! Two opportunities: Today 5-7 and Tomorrow 12-2. Most students already have their device. These events are primarily for elementary students who didn't get theirs in the Spring. More info here: https://www.wasd.school/article/291990
The School Board will meet virtually on Thursday, the 27th at 6PM. This is a public non-regular meeting focusing on personnel matters. It can be attended virtually via Google Meet (meet.google.com/ezw-cttv-eje)
Principal Endrizzi will host an elementary focused virtual town hall on Thursday, the 27th @ 5PM. Questions must be submitted electronically via this form: https://bit.ly/328CRlc Link to view the live stream will be posted nearer the event.
Principals Wright & Kwiat will host a live streamed town hall focusing on HS and MS education and operations on Thursday, Aug.27th @ 6PM. Questions must be submitted here: https://bit.ly/2YhqqCj before 9PM Tuesday. Links to watch will be posted nearer the event.
The Board will meet tonight for a regular scheduled meeting in the HS Gym. Details on attending in-person or virtually are on the Board of Education page within our website (https://www.wasd.school/board-of-education--173)
The Board will meet in-person on Tuesday for its regularly scheduled meeting. It will also be streamed live. Details on attending or participating are on the Board of Education page within our website. https://www.wasd.school/board-of-education--173
Final reminder for parents/guardians to please take the short survey regarding your preferred learning pathway if not already submitted. One response per student. https://forms.gle/jJUG93wLNm5wBMBQ8 Deadline is today @ 5 PM.
We created a brief video showing the student perspective of "Greyhound Learning" and "Greyhound Learning @ Home" check it out! https://youtu.be/ZSRS_U2mdCY
Friendly reminder for parents/guardians to please take the short survey regarding your preferred learning pathway. https://forms.gle/jJUG93wLNm5wBMBQ8 Deadline is Monday, the 10th, @ 5 PM.
HS schedules are available! Please log into Alma to update contact info and view schedules. Students wishing to change their schedule MUST email Ms. Powell (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Aug. 12th. No schedule changes will be made after that date. MS+ES schedules are coming soon!
All parents/guardians are asked to complete a survey regarding the desired learning pathway for their student for the upcoming school year. Take the short survey here: https://forms.gle/jJUG93wLNm5wBMBQ8 Deadline is Monday, the 10th, @ 5 PM.
All WASD offices will open tomorrow, Monday, August 3rd. All activities are permitted.
WASD will resume outside activities beginning Monday, August 3rd.
The District has delayed the start of school to Sept. 1st. Due to nationwide shutdowns, our window replacement project is severely behind schedule. View the newly approved calendar here: https://5il.co/iqlx
Reminder that the Board will meet tomorrow at 7PM for a regularly scheduled meeting. This meeting will be held virtually. Instructions and links to watch are available on the Board of Education page within our website: http://bit.ly/2KwhvbW
The Board will meet tonight at 6PM for an informational meeting reviewing the plans and template from the PA Dept. of Education. Watch it live at 6PM! https://youtu.be/eqTd1vVzRvw
Thank you to all who participated in the re-opening survey recently! We are happy to share some of the results. https://bit.ly/2BjaoQd Your opinions continue to be valuable as we look forward to the next school year.
Board Meeting tonight @ 7PM! Dr. Matty will present the administration's re-opening plan to the Board. This meeting is virtual and will be streamed live (and recorded) here: https://youtu.be/-WPXmajQZ9s
Did you miss "Coffee Online with the Superintendent" this morning? We recorded it! An audio-only version is available here: https://youtu.be/AhajDSIo8Uc
Reminder that Dr. Matty will host another "Coffee Online, with the Superintendent" tomorrow (July 20th), 9-10AM. This time, with a focus on HS + MS education and operations. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/nPdgoAnH4tDGwMvE6 Cant make it? it will be recorded!
The video Commencement of the Class of 2020 premiers tonight at 7PM on YouTube! Set your phone reminder now! We hope everyone can tune in "together!" https://youtu.be/Nw_JnUtF1GM
Video Commencement of the Class of 2020 premiers tomorrow at 7PM on YouTube! We hope that everyone can tune in and watch it together virtually! https://youtu.be/Nw_JnUtF1GM
Dr. Matty will host another "Coffee Online, with the Superintendent" on July 20th, 9-10AM. This time, with a focus on HS + MS education and operations. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/nPdgoAnH4tDGwMvE6
We're excited to announce that our pre-recorded commencement video is almost ready! We will "premier" it this Friday @ 7PM on Youtube (Link will be posted nearer the event) We encourage everyone to tune in and watch it "together" at 7PM - SAVE THE DATE!
Congrats to Michael Hoffman for receiving scholarships from SRU! (He was omitted from the Senior Awards Video by mistake) Check out the corrected Senior Awards video here: https://youtu.be/bDkD6MnhUcE
We can't congratulate our graduates enough! Check out all the awards and scholarships our Greyhounds have earned! https://youtu.be/mPjkZ-8oC7s
Check out this awesome video by our HS Band performing "Procession of Heroes" saluting all of the doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, and first responders helping to keep us safe and healthy during these difficult times. Go Hounds! https://youtu.be/9zkLOZ7rYkk
We hope everyone has a happy and safe July 4th weekend! Please take note that all school facilities are CLOSED on the 3rd and 4th.
We are seeking your opinion on the best way to begin the 2020-2021 school year. Please take a few moments before Friday, June 26th to fill out the survey at the link provided: https://forms.gle/1YvTssXvsfvKsy2EA
Announcing "Coffee Online with the Superintendent" June 23rd @ 9AM Dr. Matty will host a virtual public meeting for casual open-discussion with a focus on Elementary Education/Operations. You can RSVP here: https://forms.gle/Se7sV6DUtAqLyaXf8
Plans and Guidelines for resuming Athletic activities are available on our website (Explore>Documents>Athletics) https://www.wasd.school/o/district/browse/12930
Graduating seniors and family members: Check out this short video on what to expect this week for commencement: https://bit.ly/3dn7uYh Also, please review the emails from Mr. Wright for more detailed instructions.
WAES continues our End of the Year Carnival - Remote Learning Style! Click here https://5il.co/gtvw for fun games and activities created by Mrs. Perrine's 5th and 6th grade students. These are geared toward 3rd/4th grade students but can easily be adapted for younger learners.
Attention Middle School Students! Drop-off and pick-up of school-issued and personal belongings are this week. Tuesday 9-12:30 - 5th and 6th grade. Wednesday 9-12:30 - 7th and 8th grade On these dates you must drop off school textbooks, library books, and/or other school materials. Chromebooks are NOT being collected. If you have more than one middle school student, you need only come one of the two days. Please indicate on a sign on your passenger side window the names of your children and their grade levels. Please click this link for further instructions: https://5il.co/gtfj
This is a reminder that we will be collecting all school-issued items and distributing personal items to grades 9 - 11 this week. Students A-M are Thursday 3-5PM and students N-Z are Friday 3-5PM. Further details have been emailed.
The virtual informational meeting for incoming kindergarten students/families on June 1st has been changed to 3-4PM (previously 7-8PM). Links to join will be posted nearer the event date.
The 2020/2021 proposed budget for the Wilmington Area School District can be viewed using this link: https://5il.co/gbd6. Final adoption of the budget will take place at the June 16, 2020 Board meeting.
For your convenience, all the links to watch Virtual School Board Meetings are listed here: https://www.wasd.school/board-of-education--173 Our next meeting is tomorrow @ 7PM
Watch here for the final 5 specific suggestions on improving motivation and engagement. This is part 5 of our 5-video series. https://bit.ly/2yVrK4p
Here are 5 more suggestions on improving motivation and engagement: https://bit.ly/2T8jJA6 This is part 4 of our 5-video series on promoting motivation and engagement with remote learning.
Presenting the HS Spring Art Show! Check out the amazing art our students have created (from home!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF2mDcTM_YY
Part 3 of our 5 video series is here: https://bit.ly/2WZUAZg Watch for 5 specific suggestions on improving motivation and engagement.
What is motivation & engagement? What influences each and what are the benefits? Watch part #2 of our 5-video series here: https://bit.ly/2WwSkKk
Seniors! Important details on commencement have been emailed to you. Please be sure to review them!
Are you having trouble keeping your child or adolescent motivated and engaged during distance learning? We have a 5-part series for you! Video #1 is here: https://bit.ly/2WvarQt The other videos will be released each day @ noon.
A reminder that the 2020 Census in currently underway. WASD is directly impacted by federal funding associated with the Census figures. To date, our District is at a 65% completion rate. Let's make it 85% by the end of the month! Click here to complete: https://my2020census.gov/
Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and wellbeing, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. #mhm20 #MentalHealthMonth
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and wellbeing, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. Please view this video for information on mental health: https://bit.ly/2YUIZgD
Tomorrow and on June 5th, we will turn on our stadium lights in solidarity for our graduating class of 2020 @ 20:20 (8:20PM). Congrats to our Seniors!
Monday, May 11 will be the LAST day to order a 2019-2020 WAHS yearbook. To order, please visit yearbookordercenter.com Use school code: 4477
This week, we celebrate our Teachers! Thank you for your dedication and hard work! We understand, more than ever, that it's the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom. https://youtu.be/54sn02iVnVU
Tuesday's Board Meeting will be a virtual meeting. Public is always welcome to join! For information on how to join, visit the Board of Education page on our website (https://www.wasd.school/board-of-education--173)
Please click on the following link to find out if you qualify for benefits from SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). https://5il.co/fj87
Please view the following link for important changes to our Grab n' Go meal service beginning immediately: http://wilmingtonpa.apptegy.us/food-service-during-covid-19-closure. Please adhere to these new changes for the safety of our staff & our community.
Dr. Matty and School Administrators will host a virtual town-hall style meeting on Thursday April 30th, 6:30-7:30. Details on how to watch or submit questions will be posted nearer the event. All are welcome!
Reminder: Grab n Go meal service will still take place on Friday, April 17 for any child age 18 & younger even though students will not be attending online classes that day. More information can be found at: https://www.wasd.school/food-service-during-covid-19-closure
Anyone needing wireless internet access is welcome to use ours from the safety of their vehicles. The best spot for a great connection is in the Elem. parking lot. Student devices will connect automatically; and all others can connect the "WASD-Community" network
It is with great regret that this year's Prom (scheduled for May 8th) has been cancelled.
This is a reminder that school is in session April 8th, 9th, and 13th. (Previously marked otherwise) Additionally, April 17th will be an Act 80 day (no school for students)
The 10th Grade Daffin's fundraiser has been canceled. Refunds will be issued when possible. Thank you for understanding.
Interested in participating in the cheer-leading program? More information, including tryout details, are here: https://5il.co/eja1
Parents/Guardians: Is your child frustrated or overwhelmed with the distance learning format. Please see the following link for some encouraging words. https://bit.ly/2WZnuKO
Having a structured routine can help improve emotional well-being and increase productivity. Please view the following link for some helpful tips. https://bit.ly/2UuOzUA
Today, Gov. Wolf extended the closure "indefinitely." Although our campus is closed and our hallways empty; our teachers & staff are committed to providing an education for our students through online learning & take-home materials. "Education is our #1 priority" - now & always.
This is a reminder that school resumes on Monday. If not already done, students in 5-12 should log into all of their Google Classrooms and respond to the prompts posted by teachers. High school students and guardians: please read your email from Mr. Wright.
A special message from the Superintendent is available on our website or via this link: https://5il.co/e78p. We encourage all parents, guardians, and students to review the information within. Thank You.
The Kindergarten Informational Meeting is cancelled for this evening.
Tonight's Board Meeting will be held via video conference. Public is always welcome to join! For information on how to join, visit the Board of Education page on our website (https://www.wasd.school/board-of-education--173)
Families affected financially due to COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for the Free & Reduced meal program. You can apply at www.schoolcafe.com
We would like to take a moment to thank all the employees and volunteers who have been helping distribute food during this closure. Your kindness and selflessness is beyond measure and an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for all that you do!
March 13, 2020 3:25 PM **IMPORTANT MESSAGE **In reference to the Governor’s press release on Friday afternoon, all schools in the state are mandated to close for ten school days. At this time, the Wilmington Area School District will be closed at 5:00 pm Friday, March 13 and will re-open Monday, March 30th. All school-related events and activities on or off-campus, including athletic practices and the school musical are postponed until further notice. Please check the website and social media periodically for further notices.
Beginning March 13th, WASD will be providing chromebooks for home-use to students in grades 3 + 4. The purpose of this distribution is to allow students to work from home pending any possible days missed from school. Also, students in K-2 will be receiving materials for academic instruction. If your student is absent on Friday, please make arrangements to pick up the chromebook or K-2 packet in the Elementary Office. For more information in regard to 3rd and 4th grade chromebooks, please click here: https://5il.co/dmz6
The New Wilmington Pancake Day has been cancelled. Students planning to volunteer for the event take note!
The Wilmington Area School Board is cancelling the pre-board meeting on Tuesday March 17, 2020, and the pre-board meeting on Tuesday April 21, 2020.
Need more information about COVID-19 before talking to your child? Review this flyer from the National Association of School Nurses on "Talking to Children About COVID-19 -- A Parent Resource" https://5il.co/dj0o
The Duquesne University, Robert Morris University, and Pittsburgh Technical College tours are postponed. They will be rescheduled at a later date.
Haven’t ordered a 2019-2020 high school yearbook yet? Visit yearbookordercenter.com and enter the school code 4477.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!! We are celebrating all week at WAES. Click the link for our fun theme days...https://5il.co/ddgb
March's Paw Print for WAES is published! Check out the latest happenings in our elementary school... https://5il.co/ddfi
The Wilmington Area High School Interscholastic Unified Bocce team won the Regional Championships and are headed to the state finals in Hershey, PA on March 18. The team had an undefeated season and was the top seed heading into the Regional Championships. Go Hounds!
Next week is FFA! Help us celebrate by following the daily themes! Marvel Monday Twin Tuesday Western Wednesday Camo Thursday Flashback Friday
Good morning, Greyhounds! Due to weather conditions, Wilmington Schools will be operating on a 2-hour delay today - Friday, February 7th.
Congratulations Jr. High District Chorus participants-Maddie DiMuccio, Afton Camlin, Micah Shelenberger, Mitchell Tokar, Mckenna Black, Liam Camlin. Great concert!
Report Cards for the 2nd nine weeks are published and available to view in Alma. They have also been emailed to registered parent/guardian email addresses. If you did not receive the email, please contact a school secretary to update your contact information.
January's Paw Print for WAES is now available. Please click on the link to read about our school's latest happenings....https://5il.co/cdh8
Please click on the following link to view the instructions to purchase and design your child's senior ad for the 2020 yearbook. The deadline is Friday, January 10. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Emily Mortimer email@example.com or Mrs. Melissa Marsh firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance for your support and participation! https://5il.co/c4pb
The girls basketball game tonight vs Shenango has been cancelled.
From everyone here at Wilmington: Have a very happy holiday break! May it be full of love, laughter, and joy.
For information purposes, the WASD football team’s classification is currently under review by the PIAA. We should receive a response to our inquiry by mid-January.
The following message is for informational purposes. Today, we found a student with a blue, green, and orange toy pistol. This situation was handled by the administration. At no time was any student or staff member in any type of danger or compromising situation. Please direct any questions to the Superintendent’s office.
HS+MS Progress Reports (mid-way Quarter 2) have been published and are available to view in Alma. They have also been emailed to registered parent/guardian email addresses. If you did not receive the email, please contact a school secretary to update your contact information.
12 Days of Kindness at WAES kicks off tomorrow. Please see link for further details.... https://5il.co/bnk4. Help us celebrate this special season!
WAES is inviting all 3rd grade students and families to the "December Around the World Concert" on Thursday, December 5 at 6:15 pm at the High School Auditorium. 3rd grade students who will be performing need to arrive at 5:50 pm. Hope to see you there!
Help support the Basketball Team by purchasing team apparel. Big selection of items available! Great Gifts! Fundraiser runs until 12/20. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/WHSBBall19
Tickets for the football game on Friday will only be on sale from 2:00- 6:00 Wednesday November 27th. Then again Thursday from 8:30-11:30AM
Tickets for the football playoff game (which will take place at Slippery Rock HIGH SCHOOL on Friday, Nov. 29th at 6:00 PM) will be on sale Monday and Tuesday in the high school office from 8:00AM to 2:00 PM, Wednesday from 9:00AM- 11:00AM and 3:00PM- 5:00PM from the Athletic Director in the Fitness Center entrance area, and Thursday morning from 8:30AM to 10:00AM. Adult tickets are $8.00 Students tickets are $4.00. All tickets at the gate are $8.00.
Friendly reminder about our Epic Build Showcase at Wilmington Area Elementary School this Thursday, Nov 21. Please see link for further details. https://5il.co/b5cq Doors will open at 9:45 AM. Guests are permitted to park in the lots in front of the school. See you there!
Due to anticipated weather conditions, the Edinboro University tour is canceled.
Any high school student going on the Edinboro University tour tomorrow, please dress warm.
Tickets for the football game this Friday against Chestnut Ridge at Somerset High School are on sale now in the high school office. Adult tickets are $8.00 and student tickets are $4.00 (there are no senior citizens rates). Tickets will be sold from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM daily, M-TH, and Friday from 8:00 AM to noon.
A fan bus to Friday's game in Somerset is being planned. Tickets are $10. Sold in the District Office. Must purchase by 3PM Wed. (We need a minimum of 30 people to make this happen) Bus will leave @ 4:30 Fri. from HS Gym.
Friendly reminder that make-up pictures for 5-12 are tomorrow, Nov. 6th.
WAES is inviting friends and family members of 1st through 4th grade students to our Epic Build Showcase event. Please see link for further details. https://5il.co/b5cq
Congratulations to Grace Mason and the Girls Cross Country Team. Grace finished as the state runner-up. The team placed 4th overall. Great job girls!
Report Cards for the first nine week have been published and are available to view in Alma. They have also been emailed to registered parent/guardian email addresses. If you did not receive the email, please contact a school secretary to update your contact information.
Friday, October 25, all LCCTC students will need to meet the LCCTC bus at WAHS no later than 7:30 a.m. to get a ride to the Lawrence County Career and Tech. The afternoon schedule will remain the same. Wilmington has an Act 80 inservice day.
Fall Festival will be held tomorrow, Thursday, Oct 24. The parade will start at the stadium at approximately 1:40 pm. Reminders: no masks or face paint, must be elementary school appropriate, & no hand-held accessories. Please do not send edible treats to school.
The Junior High Football Game will kickoff at 7:00 Wednesday evening.
Parents/Guardians: AP invoices have been mailed. Please remit payment to the Guidance Office by November 12.
Parents/Guardians: Does your child play Minecraft? Are you concerned about him/her playing with strangers online? Consider allowing him/her to play on Wilmington's Minecraft Server - A students only server! Click here for full details: http://www.wasd.school/o/activities/page/minecraft
We all agree that communication is important! At WASD, we utilize a lot of different communication tools/methods to spread news, announcements, alerts, etc. Check out this page on our website to review some of them: http://www.wasd.school/parent-guardian-communications
Tonight's College and Career Night has been cancelled. It will be postponed until the Spring semester.
October's Paw Print is now available. Click on this link to read about our school's latest happenings. https://5il.co/autq
You asked for it, and here it is! Starting today, parents/guardians of students in 5-12 can sign up to receive weekly summaries of their student's internet activity/chromebook usage. Parents can sign up via the "Weekly Student Internet Activity Form" on our website under "Parent Resources".
Happy National Techies Day! A National Day encouraging students to consider a career in technology. Students of today should be skilled, tech-savvy employees or entrepreneurs of tomorrow! Inspire a future techie or thank a techie you know, today! #NationalTechiesDay
Today, at appr. 1:30PM we tested our mass communications system. (MS+HS:Progress Reports, Elem: General Test). If you were not contacted, please call a school secretary to update your contact information. If you received the message, no action is needed. Thank you!
Tonight's Homecoming will be live streamed! Will the Hounds defeat the Trojans? Who will be crowned Queen? Should be a great show! Links to watch will be posted near game time.
The Elementary school completed a lockdown drill today. This completes all lockdown drills for our K12 Campus. We thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding.
Today, our HS+MS Building completed a lockdown drill. We thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding. The Elementary building will also have a drill at another undisclosed time this week.
Our campus (K-12) will be practicing a lockdown drill at an undisclosed time this week. Thank you for your understanding. If you have questions, please contact a school principal @ 724-656-8866
The Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab has landed at Wilmington Area Elementary School. Our students in grades K-4 are performing hands-on science experiencements that teach a lesson in agriculture. Children work cooperatively to solve a problem as they form a hypothesis, collect data and draw conclusions. The science curriculum taught meets Pennsylvania Department of Education Science & Technology and Environment & Ecology Standards and is endorsed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. This Mobile Ag Lab is sponsored by our PTO. Thank you for this opportunity, PTO!
The Wilmington Area School Board seeks a candidate to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Joe Goodge. The successful candidate will be announced at the Board meeting on Sept. 24, 2019. Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest to Debra Crum, Board Secretary:email@example.com. For questions, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Matty, Superintendent(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Debra Crum, Board Secretary (email@example.com).
Bus drivers needed. If you or someone you know is interested in driving a bus, contact Krise Transportation at (724) 901-7126.
Employment opportunities - 2 part-time afternoon custodial positions are available. If interested, send a letter to Dr. Jeffrey A. Matty, Superintendent. More information is available on the district website.
Want to be more involved with Middle School activities?Check out this flyer to learn more about PRIDE - The Middle School equivalent of PTO. https://5il.co/a45x
Picture Day for grades 5-12 is Thursday, Sept 12th! Forms are being sent home today.
Open Houses are this week! Grades K-2 - Sept.10th 6-7:30PM, Grades 5-12 - Sept.11th 5:30-7PM, Grades 3-4 - Sept. 12th 6-7:30PM,
Click on the link or copy and paste for information regarding the middle school fall fundraiser. https://5il.co/9xcd
Girls 4th, 5th,& 6th Grade Fall Basketball Begins Saturday September 7th It will be every Saturday thru October 17 From 12 noon until 1:30 in HS gym Questions: call Coach Holzworth at 724 854 3012
Parents/Guardians are encouraged to use the new School Cafe (schoolcafe.com or the app) to manage their child's lunch account. Restrictions on a child's account (ex: no a la cart) can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Rise and Shine! It's the FIRST DAY of SCHOOL!
Tomorrow is the first day of school! Elementary start time is 8:45. HS and MS start time is 7:45. (Same times as last year!)
Quick reminder that tonight is the last Chromebook pickup event. 4:30-7:30 in the Cafeteria. You may arrive any time during those hours. A parent and the student(s) should attend.
"Meet the Greyhounds" is Sunday Aug. 25th 5-6:30PM - Come hungry! and support the Wilmington Greyhounds! Concession menu will include: Pasta w/Meatballs, Meatball Subs, Pizza, Hotdogs, Popcorn, Candy, Water, Gatorade. There will also be shirts for sale and a raffle. Event sponsored by the Wilmington Cheer Boosters.
Chromebook pickup for Middle School is today! Hours are 4:30-7:30 in the HS Office Lobby. HS pickup is tomorrow. Families with students in both MS and HS can come either day, not both. Don't forget the annual accidental insurance fee! The student and a guardian should attend.
Parents/Guardians: Our food service has changed this year. All accounts and balances have been transferred to our new service. To manage your child's lunch account, go to: www.schoolcafe.com and follow the instructions to create an account.
Bus information is on its way! Please have your child at the bus stop 5-10 minutes prior to their designated time. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we finalized the routing. Looking forward to seeing your children on Thursday!
This is a reminder that the first day of school is Thursday Aug. 22nd. Chromebook pickup for MS is Monday the 19th and HS is Tuesday the 20th. Pickup is 4:30 to 7:30 in the High School main office lobby. Annual insurance rate of $25 per chromebook is unchanged.
Student Orientations are as follows: High School, 8/13 @ 5PM HS Auditorium -/- Middle School, 8/14 @ 4PM -/- Elementary (1-4), 8/15 @8:30AM & @4:30PM -/- Kindergarten will be during the first day of school.
Chromebook pickup will be on Aug.19th for Middle School and Aug.20th for High School. Hours are 4:30-7:30 in the HS Office Lobby (Not the cafeteria this year!) The annual insurance fee is unchanged ($25, Cash/Check)
The 2019 high school yearbook is in! You may pick up your yearbook during one of the following times: Tuesday, July 23rd from 9:30-11:30 or Thursday, July 25th from 1:00-3:00. Please enter at the high school office. Yearbooks not picked up during one of these times will be available on the first day of school. Seniors: please schedule a head shot with Clark's Studio (724-658-5215) at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions, please email either Mrs Marsh at email@example.com or Mrs Mortimer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The board meeting scheduled for June 25th has been cancelled.
SCHOOL'S OUT! Wishing everyone a safe and joyful summer break! Thank you to all our teachers, staff, and students for another amazing year! Congrats to the class of 2019!
Congratulations to the Class of 2019 for collectively earning over $1.8 MILLION in awards and scholarships! A truly amazing accomplishment! Go Hounds!
Commencement for the Class of 2019 is Friday, 7PM, at Orr Auditorium. The event will also be streamed live! Pay attention to our Facebook page for details on Friday.
Due to weather predictions today. The third grade field trip has been postponed until tomorrow.
The softball team defeated Mercer 3-0 to clinch a spot in the District 10 Championship game on Monday. Congratulations girls!
The 2019 Youth Football Camp will be May 28th and 29th. The camp is for current students in grades 2,3,4, and 5. Paper work for the camp can be turned into Mr. Phillian and Mr. Neurohr. Go Hounds!!!
Last day of school - Friday, June 7, 2019 Student dismissal: HS/MS - 10:51 a.m. Elementary - 11:46 a.m. (Car riders/walkers); 11:51 a.m. (Buses). Lunch will not be served on the last day of school.
Congratulations to the varsity baseball team for clinching the region title last night! The team earned a first round bye and will begin playoffs on Monday.
Happy Mother’s Day! From the Hounds!
Wilmington Area AG Greenhouse is now open! Mon-Fri, 7:45-2:30PM, until May 22! Many varieties of flowers and hanging baskets! For questions or to plan an alternate time, email: email@example.com
The Middle School Scholastic Book Fair will be May 13, 14, 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on May 15 from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30.
Six students attended the National Academic Game Competition in Orlando, Fl this weekend. These students did an awesome job and were an excellent representation of our school district. Linnea Funari brought home one team medal in Propaganda and another in Equations, while Lauren Erson and Luke Coker both earned team medals in Propaganda. Logan Popovich went Undefeated in Junior Division Equations. Congrats to all!!
Congratulations to the girls and boys track teams for clinching their section championships this week! Good luck to both teams and individuals as they continue on to districts.
We are seeking to fill the position of Head Varsity Volleyball Coach for the 19/20 school year. In lieu of coaching experience, experience as a player will be considered. Applicants for this position are to submit a written letter of interest to: Mr. Michael Wright, High School Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School Track and Field Day will be Tuesday, May 7th.
CALLING ALL RISING JUNIORS...... Financial aid night, Wednesday, May 1st. 6:00-7:00 pm HS Cafeteria. Guest speaker - Wendy Dunlap from PHEAA. We strongly recommend that parents and students attend.
Congrats to Lena Welker, Leah Hickman, Becka Book, and Grace Mason who earned a 4:18 in the 4x400 relay at the 125th running of the Penn Relays - one of the biggest and most prestigious track meets in the country and features high school, college, and Olympic level athletes. The girls are currently ranked first in District 10 in the 4x400!
Micah Shelenberger, Lillian Ochs, Ian Lightcap, Isabella Toto, and Suzanne Bevelacqua were selected as participants in the PMEA District Band. Congratulations!
WAHS jazz band will perform with the Westminster college jazz band Sunday April 28th at 3:00 in the McKelvey Center at Westminster College.
Please be aware that we will be having a mock accident assembly near the HS Gym tomorrow morning. Emergency first responders will be onsite for this demonstration.
Interview with Connor Vass-Gal after his Butler Invitational win. Congrats Connor! https://pa.milesplit.com/videos/366164
This is a reminder that a School Board Meeting is tomorrow. As always, public is welcome to attend. Click here for more information: http://bit.ly/2KwhvbW
Congrats and good luck to Taylor Slicker for making it to the final round in the FBLA state Job Interview competition. She competes on Tuesday!
Wilmington Area Hockey JV is advancing to the Championship Game after a 8-4 win over Mars! 💙💛💙💛 Game is this Thursday @7:20 at Ice Castle. Address: 990 Castle Shannon Blvd Pittsburgh PA. Let’s Go Hounds!
A special message from Dr. Jeffrey Matty, Superintendent, regarding today's security concern can be viewed here: https://5il.co/6zsh
Congrats Wilmington Hockey JV with a 2-1 play-off victory over Chartiers Valley! Semi finals on 3/26 @ 7pm at Ice Castle Arena in Castle Shannon. Go Hounds!
Krise Transportation is accepting applications for bus drivers, bus monitor, and substitute bus drivers. If interested, contact Earl Hogue at (724) 901-7126.
The district is currently accepting applications for food service workers and substitute school nurses. If interested, contact Josh Latore, business manager at (724) 656-8866 x 6200.
Join the Conservation Club for their all you can eat game dinner on Thursday the 21st from 6-8. Don't miss out on some great door prizes!
Upcoming events at the elementary: March 21 Kids On The Block March 28 Spring Pictures April 24 Erie Zoo Presentation Go Hounds!!
Kindergarten Registration - April 3 & 4. If you or someone you know have a child that will be 5 before Sept. 1, contact Mrs. Hauger at (724) 656-8866 x 3000 to schedule an appointment.
Congratulations to the Wilmington Area Hockey Association JV team for placing 3rd in the standings! Next up, Round 1 of the playoffs vs Chartiers Valley on 3/19 @ 7pm at Alpha Ice Rink. WAHA MS will face Bishop Canevin on 3/13 @ 6:30pm at Alpha Ice Rink. Good luck to both teams and GO HOUNDS!
Boys Basketball will play the Ridgeway Elkers Wednesday, March 13th at 6PM at Dubois High School. Tickets are on sale in the high school office from 7:45-3:00 through Wednesday. Adults $6 Students $3. All tickets at the door are $6. Go Hounds!
Don't forget to check out the 5th and 6th grade Band Ensemble tonight at 7.
Boys Basketball will play Keystone on Saturday, March 9th at Sharon HS with a start time of 4:30. Tickets are on sale in the high school office from 7:45 AM- 3:00PM through Friday. Students $3.00, Adults $6.00- tickets at the door on Saturday are ALL $6.00. Go Hounds!
Boys basketball plays Friday night, March 1st, at 6 PM in the District 10 "2A" basketball championship against Farrell at Slippery Rock University. Come out and cheer on the Hounds!
Tomorrow is the deadline to turn in middle school yearbook forms.
Tickets for the Boys basketball game @ Farrell High School this Friday, February 22nd may be purchased through this link- https://gofan.co/app/school/PA72573 Please take your phone with you to the game to access the email that will contain your ticket.
Reminder - Monday, February 18th is a snow make-up day. School will be in session.
Unfortunately, the HS/MS Technology Night has been cancelled due to lack of interest. However, the Elementary Tech Night is still a go and pending a rescheduled date due to its cancellation last week due to weather.
Due to our cancellations last week, school will be in session on February 18th and March 29th
The 2019 Wilmington Area High School yearbook is now available for purchase! Do not miss your opportunity to reserve a copy of this year's book. Click here to order: https://goo.gl/E6c8gE
The girls basketball games scheduled for Thursday, January 31st have been postponed to Saturday, February 2nd at 12:00 (JV) and 1:30 (Varsity).
Due to weather conditions the WASD has cancelled classes on Thursday, January 31.
Due to weather conditions, the WASD is cancelling classes tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30, 2019. All activities are also cancelled.
Parents and Guardians: At this time the Elementary “Time for Technology Night” has been POSTPONED due to anticipated weather conditions...We will notify each of you when a makeup date has been determined.
Report cards are coming home today for all grades.
Tomorrow, our Indoor Bocce Team will compete in their first match of the season against Seneca Valley. The match begins at approximately 1:50 pm in the high school gym. Our team is a fully-inclusive co-ed program for both Special Olympics-eligible students and students without intellectual disabilities. Go Hounds!
We are pleased to announce "Technology Night" for grades 5-12 on February 7th from 5:00-7:00. Technology Night will consist of presentations on commonly requested tech topics (TBD) followed by optional breakout sessions. RSVP via this form: https://goo.gl/98qVyT
Hey hockey fans! The Wilmington Area Hockey Association (consisting of JV and Middle School teams) is gearing up for playoffs. Both teams only have 2 home games left. The last 2 home games for the JV team are 2/1 7pm and 2/4 8:30pm @ Hess Ice Rink. MS home games are 2/8 7pm and 2/22 7pm @ Hess Ice Rink. Come out and support your team! Go Hounds!
Due to weather conditions the WASD will be operating on a 2-hour delay on Tuesday, January 22. Morning tutoring is cancelled.
CANCELLATION!!! The boys basketball games scheduled for tomorrow, January 19th against Slippery Rock have been cancelled due to impending weather.
We will be conducting a Mass Notification Test today at 12PM comprising of a call & text. If you receive the test, no action is needed. If you do NOT receive the test by 12:30, please contact a school secretary to add or update your contact information. (724-656-8866)
Due to weather conditions the WASD will be operating on a 2-hour delay on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Attention sports fans, Wilmington Area High School will be hosting a wrestling match, (through our co-op with Laurel) yes, you are reading this correctly, a wrestling match on January 21st beginning with a Junior High match at 6:00 PM, followed directly by the varsity match. The match will be against New Castle. Our own Erik Richardson will be recognized during this senior night match. Tickets for Adults are $4.00, and Students are $2.00. Please come support your Greyhound Wrestlers, as they wear the Spartans Green!
Meeting Notice: The Wilmington Area School Board will hold a special meeting regarding the sale of Pulaski Elementary on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Resource Center.
5th and 6th grade Christmas Band Concert will be Wednesday, December 12th. 7th-12th Christmas Band Concert will be Thursday, December 13th.
Bus 73 is running behind schedule today.
Our district had 4 high school musicians represent our school in the annual PMEA District 5 Honors Band Festival at Westminster College. They were selected after auditioning against 230 of the top musicians in Lawrence, Mercer, Beaver, and Butler counties! Congrats to: Haley Hansen, Katie Magee, Ryan Onestak, and Nathan Romig!
The Championship 2A football game- Greyhounds vs. Southern Columbia will be broadcast live on PCN Friday at 1:00. A subscription to view the game online is also available from PCN.
Fan bus tickets are still available. Tickets are $45 per person (cash only). If you are interested, please contact Melda Irwin at email@example.com.
Best of luck to the Farrell Steelers in their state championship game on Thursday. The Hounds football team will be at the game to cheer them on.
Football State Championship shirts will be sold in the high school lobby at 1:15 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the high school lobby. The community is welcome to purchase shirts at this time.
Congratulations, Hounds! This Friday the football team will be playing in the state championship at 1:00. As scheduled, this will be a school day. Students attending the game will be documented as excused from school pending parent/guardian permission. Thank you and Go Hounds!!
Attention all Greyhound Fans! Get on board the Hershey bound fan bus and cheer our team onto victory at the State Championship game. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (724) 656-8866 x 6100. Fan bus tickets are $45/person (game ticket not included).
I hope you all love chocolate. WE'RE GOING TO HERSHEY! Final Score: 26-6. Wilmington will take on the defending champs, Southern Columbia. Friday @ 1PM, Hershey Stadium for the State AA Title. GO HOUNDS!
The Greyhounds take on Steel Valley tonight. Winner advances to State Championship in Hershey! The Game is at Ambridge High School @ 7PM. Be there! Be LOUD! Be Proud! Go Hounds!
The Wilmington Area School Board will interview candidates to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Board President, Dr. Bo DiMuccio. This will take place at 6 PM on December 5, 2018, in the HS/MS Library. The successful candidate will be announced at the Board meeting starting at 7 PM. Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest to Debra Crum, Board Secretary: email@example.com For questions, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Matty, Superintendent (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Debra Crum, Board Secretary (email@example.com)
Victory! Final Score: 56-14. The Greyhounds will advance to PIAA 2A semi-finals to take on Steel Valley. Go Hounds!
Happy Thanksgiving! May your day be full of joy and love surrounded by friends and family.
State Route 208 West (Pulaski hill) near Mast Lane/Shannon Lane is temporarily closed due to downed power lines. Some Elementary buses may need to be rerouted.
Reminder: Thanksgiving break is from Nov. 21st-26th. We will resume school on the 27th.
Wednesday, November 14th is picture make up day. Bring your smiles!
Thank you to all that participated in today's Veterans Day Assembly. A special thank you to all of the Veterans!
Join us this morning as we honor our Veterans. Today's assembly at Orr Auditorium begins at 9:30. It will be streamed LIVE on our Facebook page!
The girls soccer team defeated Bishop McCort 1-0 to advance to the state quarterfinals on Saturday!
Middle School Parents: You can expect your child's report card to be sent home this Thursday.
Good luck to Grace Mason and Dale Nestor as they compete today in Hershey for the PIAA state cross country championships!
The girls soccer team defeats Seneca 4-3 to win the District 10 Championship! Congratulations girls!
Greyhound girls soccer will play Seneca tonight at 7PM at Franklin High School for the D10 Championship. Go Hounds!
Greyhound football will play the Greenville Trojans 7:00 Friday night at Slippery Rock University. Come out and support the team.
Playoff Ticket Purchases: Please download the free App: Tik-a-Tap in order to purchase tickets for all sports, all playoff games. Ticket prices through the App are $6.60, ticket prices at the gate are $8.00. You must have your phone with you to enter the games you purchase tickets for, the ticket taker will literally "tap" your phone screen to redeem your ticket. We no longer have the ability to sell paper tickets.
The Wilmington Elementary Fall Festival will be Friday, October 26. There will be a parade at the stadium at 1:45! Hope to see you there!
Bus 24 is running approximately 25 minutes late today.
Our campus has completed its lock-down drill (outside threat) this morning. We thank all everyone involved for their cooperation!
The Junior High Football game will be at 4:00 today. Hope to see you there! Go Hounds!
Save the date! Our Día de Muertos Festival is back! It will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 4 - 7 p.m. in the Market Street Garage (Fresh Marketplace) behind Mugsie's Coffee House. For more information about this holiday and how our New Wilmington festival got started, check out our article about the event in Live NW here: http://www.livenewwilmington.com/diademuertosfestival/
Help support the Elementary PTO by purchasing some school spirit clothing! Click here for the flyer and order form: http://5il.co/58c0
Our school campus (K-12) will be practicing a lockdown drill sometime during the week of October 15th. We will review the drill procedures with the students beforehand. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your student's Principal @ 724-656-8866
🏈 Can't make it to tonight's game or homecoming celebration? Watch it LIVE, on our Facebook page. (https://goo.gl/8RvZ3t ) The Hounds take on the Braves. Pre-game @ 6:30! Go Hounds! 🏈
Bus 61 is running 10-15 minutes behind schedule.
Bus 73 will be running late due to road closure. Change in previous information from the project manager wasn’t communicated with the district.
Oct. 1-5 - bridge closure on State Route 208 in Pulaski Twp. (Rolling Hills Golf Course). HS/MS students riding bus 73 will be picked up approximately 10 minutes earlier until the bridge reopens. Estimating the elementary run will be 10 minutes earlier also.
Bridge on State Route 208 in New Wilmington by Dutch Isle is tentatively scheduled to open on Friday, Sept. 28th. Bridge on State Route 208 in Pulaski by Rolling Hills Golf Course tentatively scheduled to close Oct 1-5.
The Budget & Finance Committee meeting has changed to Monday, October 8th @ 5:30 (Previously Oct. 15th)
State Route 208 closed by Agway ball fields due to downed power lines. Traffic must detour.
Reminder: There is no school for students this Friday, Sept. 28.
TIME CHANGE! Kick-off for our v.Football game at Conneaut has been changed to 8PM today!
Great night for Greyhound football. 40-0 in 2nd Q
13-0 Hounds Tonight is Salute to Service. Welcome veterans and first responders!
Can't make the game tonight? Watch it LIVE now! on our Facebook page. GO HOUNDS!
Parents of Elementary Students: You can now monitor bus departure times. Go to: https://goo.gl/TgxE8w to see when your student's bus departed Wilmington Elem.
Come join us this evening at Greyhound Stadium for the “Salute to Service Game.” Tonight we will honor our Veterans!
Safety is our top priority and we welcome our new security officer, Paul Fitzgerald, to the team! Read about our team's extensive backgrounds on our safety & security page. https://bit.ly/2Qnj6PY
Picture day is tomorrow for all high school and middle school students!
Reminder: Thursday is Middle School Picture Day.
Middle and High School open house will be held on Wednesday, Sept 12th. Open house will be from 5-6:30.
Financial Aid Night is tomorrow night in the high school cafeteria 6:00-7:00 for any interested juniors and seniors.
Hounds winning 40-13 at half.
Middle School and High School Open House is Wednesday, September 12, from 5:00–6:30 pm.
The book fair in the middle school will run from Sept 10th-14th. It will also be open during open house.
Junior high football game has been changed to Thursday 5:00 at Mercer.
Reminder: 5th grade swim lessons begin Tuesday.
Dear Parents/Guardians, Thank you for your patience with the start of the new school year. The bus company, administration, and staff have been working to insure that all buses are running on time and all students are returning home as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding and concerns. Please report road closures or change in address to your student’s school building.
Good morning students! Today is day #1. Welcome Back!
We want your help! Please contribute photos of school events... which may be selected to be part of the 18-19 WAHS yearbook! Download the "HJ eShare" app, tag the photo with our school, and provide details surrounding the photo! Go Hounds!
Elementary arrival time for students is 8:45. The tardy bell is 9:05. Car riders will start to dismiss to their vehicles at 3:30. Buses will dismiss at 3:45.
Bus schedules have been mailed. Carefully review the pick-up/drop-off information on the Student Details Report. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any corrections.
Chromebook distribution 4:30-7:30 in the cafeteria. High School is Wednesday, Middle School is Thursday. Insurance is $25 per student.
Ninth grade orientation will be held in the cafeteria this Tuesday at 3:00 pm
The varsity football scrimmage start time has been changed to 2:00 Saturday afternoon.
Homeroom assignment lists are posted on the front door of each building.
Junior High Football Mini Camp will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next week. 9 to 12
Academic tutoring will be offered to elementary students. It will be from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Contact the elementary secretary to register your child. Parents are required to transport.
Because of "Meet the Hounds Night", Chromebook pickup for High School has been rescheduled for the 23rd. MS is still on the 22nd.
If your child was absent the last day of school their report card can be picked up at the elementary office.
Today is the first day of junior high football summer conditioning! Begins at 9:00.
Slight change of plans for the live broadcast. It will be on YouTube LIVE . Watch here: https://youtu.be/YGFp215WNvg
Remember commencement will be streamed live this evening.
$ 1 , 3 4 4 , 5 6 0 . 0 0 That's the value of scholarships and grants earned by our graduating seniors. AMAZING! Congrats Class of 2018!
Last day of school is Monday! All grades will be on a half-day schedule.
Commencement for the Class of 2018 will be held tomorrow (Friday) @ 7PM in Orr Auditorium (Westminster College).
This is a reminder that chromebooks will be collected for grades 6 and 8 tomorrow. Grade 7 will be on Friday.
This is a reminder that Chromebooks will be collected tomorrow for grades 5, 9, 10, and 11. Don't forget your charger and case! https://bit.ly/2IQEVY6
Commencement for the Class of 2018 is Friday! If you know anyone who can not attend (ex: out-of-state relatives), they can watch the live broadcast! It will be streamed live on the school's Facebook page! (You do not need a FB account!) Further details will be posted on Friday.
This is a quick reminder that school is in session this Friday, the 25th. We are making up a snow-day.
Third grade field trip to Jennings today!
Middle and High School Band-A-Rama will be Thursday, 5/17.
5th and 6th grade track and field will be held tomorrow, 5/15. If canceled due to weather, it will be pushed back until Wednesday, 5/16.
Come see STEAM creations by all grades of Wilmington Elementary. From May 14-June 1. At Foster Art Gallery located on the campus of Westminister College. The reception will be May 18th from 4:30-6:30.
The Board meeting on May 14th will include a 18/19 Budget Presentation & Workshop. Meeting starts at normal time (7PM).
Congratulations to our students who attended the National Academic Game Competition. Lexie McCurdy, Luke Coker, Caiden Odey, Logan Popovich and Nat Bersett had tough competition against some of the best players in the US, but they proudly and successfully represented our school. Logan Popovich made it to playoffs and was awarded the third place individual bronze thinker in Middle Division Equations. Luke Coker earned a medal for placing 5th overall in Elementary Theme, Mythology and Nat Bersett had the 7th highest score out of 240 students in Middle Division Propaganda. Our students' hard work definitely paid off and they did an awesome job at the National Academic Game Competition in Knoxville, TN.
The third grade field trip to Jennings Environmental Education Center will be May 15.
Lawrence County Brass Band will be performing at Wilmington Elementary today at 2:00! Students in grades k-4 will attend the concert.
Hello Wilmington Sports Fans. Please take note that parking for ALL Wilmington High School athletic events should be on Wilmington Area School District property. Please do NOT use the Victory Christian Center (across from the baseball field) for parking. Again, please do NOT use the church lot for parking. Thank you and see you on the fields!
Congratulations Maya Jeckavitch for being awarded the Ben Carson Scholarship for outstanding academic achievements and humanitarianism. Maya, her parents, and Mr. Nugent went to Heinz Field for the awards banquet this past Saturday hosted by Ben Carson. Maya was nominated by her fourth grade teacher Mr. Nugent and Wilmington Elementary principal Mr. Kwiat. Maya will recieve a $1,000 scholarship for college for her accomplishments. Great Job Maya!
Click the link to checkout what Mr. Cassano’s Physics Class has been up to!! (Rube Goldberg Machines) https://youtu.be/oBaoV6265mk
Thanks to all for your flexibility with yesterday's Rte 208 closure and the impact on our afternoon bus routes.
PSSA's will begin April 10th for grades 5-8. ELA PSSA's will be April 10th through the 12th. Math PSSA's will be April 17th through the 18th.
JV and Varsity baseball will play at Greenville today. This is a change of location.
Follow-up Regarding Route 208 Closure: All buses are in route but may be delayed as they detour around the 208 closure.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE! Route 208 is closed between New Wilmington Boro and Volant. The District will hold students who live on route 208 and will contact you with additional information as it becomes available.
Kindergarten screening is April 5th and 6th in the elementary lobby. We are looking forward to meeting our new hounds!
The school safety town hall meeting originally scheduled for March 21st, has been rescheduled for April 11th . All are welcome to attend.
Reminder classes will resume on Monday, April 2, 2018.
Wishing everyone a happy, relaxing, and safe Spring Break!
The WASD Conservation Club Game Dinner will be held tonight at 6:00 in the High School Cafe.
The WASD Security Town Hall meeting scheduled for tonight @ 6:30 has been cancelled.
WASD has cancelled classes & all activities for today, Wednesday, March 21st.
The elementary art show time will be extended. The art show will be from 4:30-6:30 this Thursday.
Congrats to the high school band on the outstanding performance at Westminster College. The band received a Superior rating.
The Wilmington Elementary Art Show will be March 22nd. Doors open at 4:30. The show ends at 6:00. All parents, students, and family are welcome!
On Wednesday, March 14, a student-led walk-out that honors the victims of the Parkland shooting will occur. In cooperation with the senior class President, the walk-out is scheduled to take place in the HS gymnasium in its entirety for a duration of 17 minutes. Students may or may not participate in this action. Those attending this event will not face disciplinary consequences.
WASD to host public meeting regarding security on Wednesday, March 21st @ 6:30PM in the HS Cafeteria.
The Wilmington Area School District is seeking a Director of Buildings and Grounds who will serve as the chief maintenance and grounds officer for the school district. More info: http://5il.co/2xf4
Twelve HS students are touring Edinboro University today with Mrs. Powell.
Parents/Guardians: Have you reviewed the Electronic Communications page recently? It details several methods WASD communicates with you and the community. http://www.wasd.school/parent-guardian-communications
Inspired by a book of poetry, "The Best Part of Me" by Wendy Ewald, all students in grades 5 through 8 chose their best part and described why. This school-wide project allowed students to think of themselves in a positive light, boosting self-confidence. We teamed with the high school SWAT Team, who took the photos for the students. The middle school hallways are lined with almost 400 things that make students at Wilmington Area Middle School special! View the full gallery here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ONVBDxVOdETbtrKC3
The boys basketball team will continue its season in the first round of the state playoffs at St. Mary's High School in Saint Mary's PA on Saturday, March 10th at 5:30 against Coudersport. Adult tickets are $6.00 and Student tickets are $3.00. Tickets will be on sale in the high school office through Friday.
Wilmington Schools adopt new entry procedures to safeguard students, staff, and visitors. Click here for an important message from the Superintendent: http://www.wasd.school/article/41642
Current School Calendar has been revised to compensate for lost snow-days. Make-up days will be 4/2 and 5/25. New Calendar Here: http://5il.co/2vrt
February 27th is the third grade wax museum. The morning show will be from 11:00-12:00. The afternoon show will be from 1:50-2:50. Parents and family are welcome!
The monthly Buildings, Grounds, & Security Committee meeting has been rescheduled to 2PM today (previously Noon).
Parents/Guardians and Community Members: Please read this special announcement from Dr. Matty. Click here: http://5il.co/2ux5
Basketball Playoffs- ALL tickets- regardless of age- will now be $5.
Boys basketball play-off game Friday at 6PM at Cathedral Prep Event Center in Erie. Go Hounds!
Donkey basketball is Thursday night. Come out and support our FFA program.
Attention Kindergarten Families! Thursday - 2/22/18 at WAES 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Join us for a fun evening of learning activities. Gifts, prizes and refreshments!
This is a reminder that school will be in session on Monday, Feb. 19th.
Although we are hosting the boys basketball playoff game tomorrow evening (Friday, February 16th), there will not be any complimentary tickets, nor will the family pass work. This is a playoff game and is under the guidelines of the PIAA. Tickets will remain standard price of Adults $5.00, Students $2.00, and senior Citizens $2.00. Everyone must pay to get in.
Good luck to the bocce team at today's meet.
Come cheer on our Interscholastic Unified Sports Bocce Team this Thursday as they take on the Hickory Hornets. The match begins around 2:30 in the high school gym. This is our last home match. The community is welcome.
Kindergarten Registration - April 5 & 6. Call Mrs. Hauger @ (724) 656-8866 x 3000 to request an enrollment packet and schedule an appointment.
Did you know WASD hosts a Minecraft Server? Its a safe place for only K12 students to play. Learn more: https://goo.gl/KZG3rA
Due to weather conditions, the WASD has cancelled classes on Wednesday, February 7.
Flu season is in full swing! Check out this helpful guide for parents regarding the flu: http://5il.co/2rf9
Due to weather conditions the WASD will be operating on a 2-hr. delay on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
Congrats Region Chorus Qualifiers: Tanner Smith - 1st chair (Tenor 2) Richard Orlowski - 2nd chair (Bass 1) Nathan Twigg - 2nd chair (Bass 2) Turner Glisson - 3rd chair (Tenor 2
Come cheer on our Interscholastic Bocce Team today after school in the high school gym where they will take on the Grove City Eagles!! The match will begin around 3:30 PM. The match is open to the community.
Information and sign-up for Jan. 27th ski trip for high school students is available in HS office. Deadline to sign up is Jan 23rd.
Due to weather conditions, the WASD will be operating on a 2 hour delay on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
Due to weather conditions the WASD will be operating on a 2-hr delay on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
Due to weather conditions, the district will have a half day early dismissal, tomorrow, Friday, January 12,2018. Elem. dismissal is @ 11:00 am & HS/MS @ 11:11 am.
Due to weather conditions the District will be operating on a 2-hour delay on Monday, January 8.
Just to clarify: The boys basketball team was scheduled to play @ West Middlesex on Friday, January 5th. These games have been postponed to Saturday January 6th at 6/7:30. The boys basketball team was scheduled to play Mohawk on Saturday, January 6th- the Mohawk games have been cancelled to allow the region play with West Middlesex.
The boys' basketball game with Mohawk is cancelled for Friday, Jan. 5. They will play at West Middlesex on Saturday. JV will play @ 6:00 p.m., Varsity @ 7:00 p.m.
WASD has cancelled school on Friday, January 5. Teachers have assigned work for students to do. This work is NOT homework, and will be discussed by their teachers on Monday.
Students with Chromebooks are reminded not to expose their devices to sub-zero temperatures. Doing so may cause damage and will be considered negligence.
New year, New you! Study more, finish homework, get better grades, aspire to greatness!
Due to weather conditions, the district will be operating on a 2 hour delay on Wednesday, Jan. 3.
School Calendar Change! School will be in session on Feb. 19th (Make-up day for Dec. 8th)
"...and Mom & Dad can hardly wait for school to start again!" The Faculty & Staff of WASD wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday break! See you next year!
Congrats to the winners of the Middle School holiday door decorating contest! View them all here: https://goo.gl/84Fn2c
Due to weather conditions the district will be operating on a 2-hour delay on Thursday, December 14.
Wilmington Area Middle School's "Got Talent" Show will be held on Friday, December 22 at 8:15 AM in the High School Auditorium. Parents/Guardians and extended family are welcome!
Reminder that the elementary 3rd grade concert will begin at 6.30pm in the HS auditorium.
Tomorrow, the Greyhounds will be competing for the State Championship. We encourage the entire community to support our team in Hershey! The game is at 1PM. The Greyhound Band can't attend, so we need a huge and LOUD crowd! Be there, Be LOUD, Be Proud!
Football championship game shirts will be on sale at the elementary school tomorrow. T-shirts are $12.
State Game clothing on sale outside HS café Tuesday-Thursday 11:30-1:00. Additional designs will be available each day. Please enter through the gymnasium entrance. Community is welcome.
State Championship tix on sale in HS office until 4 PM Wednesday. $8 Adults $4 Students Fan bus may be reserved in the District Office- Cost is $40.
Fan bus to Hershey. Tickets $40/person. Game ticket not included. Contact Mrs. Irwin at email@example.com. Deadline Thursday @ 10 am.
School Cancelled - Friday, Dec. 8th. Makeup date TBD. Go Hounds!
Greyhounds defeat Washington 49 to 42! GO HOUNDS! Next stop: Hershey!
The Greyhounds take on Washington tonight for the State Semi Final! Come out and support the team! 7PM @ SRU. Be LOUD! Be PROUD! Go Hounds!
The Greyhounds will play Washington Friday at 7PM at Slippery Rock University. Come out and cheer on the football team!
Greyhounds D10 Champions 31-13
Watch our Veteran's Day Assembly LIVE on Facebook @ 12:30! Let's honor those who served! https://goo.gl/3UvLdb #veteransday #westminsterpa
Join us in honoring our Veterans and members of our Armed Forces tomorrow @ 12:30. https://www.facebook.com/wilmingtonsd/
Bus 50 will be approximately 15 minutes late today, Thursday, November 2nd.
On October 20, Wilmington Area invited a budding disabilities awareness advocate to speak to our staff. Ms. Emily Gallatly, accompanied by her service animal, Romily, spoke on her experiences to provide teachers insight and perspective into what it is like to be an individual with a handicapping condition. Ms. Gallatly also spoke on legal and ethical obligations of public institutions that allow all individuals equity in access. Ms. Gallatly is a First Year student at Westminster College, majoring in Neuroscience with aspirations to attend law school and become a disabilities rights/awareness lawyer.
Bus 63 will be running late today, Friday, October 20th.
Wilmington Greyhounds VS Hickory Hornets. 7PM @ Greyhound Stadium. Cant make it? Watch it LIVE http://thecube.com/e/754020 @HSD_Athletics
No School on Monday, October 9. Half day on Friday, October 20.
WASD early dismissal 09/29/2017. Elementary will dismiss at 11:05 a.m. MS/HS will dismiss at 11:11 a.m.
The Greyhounds take on the Mercer Mustangs tonight @ Wilmington! Can't make it? Watch the live stream: http://thecube.com/e/749399
Utility power issues have been resolved.
Our campus is experiencing utility power issues. Our main telephone # may not be available. Classes continue.
WAHS Cheerleaders will host a Cheer Clinic on 9/23. Learn to Cheer like the "Big Girls" do! Click here for more info: http://5il.co/1udy
School Day #1! All students report to class. WELCOME BACK!
Attention Parents/Guardians of WAES students: New arrival & dismissal times & procedures for Elementary School for 2017-2018. Click the following link for details: http://5il.co/1rkf
Participation in the 1:1 program is mandatory for all students in 5 - 12. Students/Parents have two options: Option A) Enroll in the District's 1:1 program, pay a small insurance fee, and receive a District owned Chromebook Laptop. Option B) Opt-out and provide a personally owned laptop and accept the responsibility and caveats of doing so. COMPLETION OF THE 1:1 AGREEMENT IS REQUIRED for both options. For more information, go to: http://www.wasd.school/1-1-program
Wilmington Area Elementary School orientation for new students and students transitioning from Pulaski on Thursday August 24 starting at 6:00pm
1:1 roll-out starts today for grades 6, 7, & 8. It will take 10-20 minutes and can be done anytime between 5:30 and 8:30 in the Cafeteria
Meet the Hounds Night - Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. at the stadium. Free admission.
Mandatory practices for fall sports begin Monday August 14th. Please be sure to have your physical forms with you! If you still need to get a physical, any "urgent" or "express" care facility accepts walk-ins for physicals with a cost of about $35.
Get the official App of WASD on Android and iOS today! Search for Wilmington School District in the app store. #Apptegy
Meet the Band Night is tonight @ 7:30! Be There! #freeadmission @greyhoundband
New HS+MS school hours for the 2017/18 school year! Start time: 8:05AM, End time: 3:15PM (new times are pending School Board approval)
Parents/Guardians of K-4 students, please click the following link for info regarding school hours, pick-up & drop-off instructions, and lunch times. http://5il.co/1krq
This is a reminder that there are new immunization requirements for attendance in PA schools. Immunizations are required prior the first day of school. Go here for more information: http://5il.co/1jgw
Get the official App of WASD on Android and iOS! Get news, events, announcements, alerts, and more! Search for it in the app store! Go Hounds!