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News and Announcements
New School Immunization Regulations Beginning 2017-2018 school year
The Wyoming Valley West School District 2017 Commencement

Wyoming Valley West Graduation Video

The stream of our graduation can be accessed for one month after the ceremony using the link below.  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.
 
2017 Commencement Link: 
http://thecube.com/e/734890
 
Wyoming Valley West Cube Page:  
http://thecube.com/cube/wvwhs

2017-18 Calendar
WVW Student Council Honors Fallen Servicemen at Plymouth American Legion
Wyoming Valley West Student Council honored the fallen by delivering speeches celebrating the lives and work of those lost at the annual Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Plymouth American Legion.
 
From left: Luke Hoskins, Student Council member; John Mazur, Commander; and Christina Sickler, Student Council Advisor.
Orchestra Instrument Donation
The Wyoming Valley West senior Orchestra members recently purchased a new bass to donate to the school orchestra. The money was raised through two recent bucket drives and also through a craft and vendor fair held Saturday, May 13th  at the Wyoming Valley West High School.




Pictured from left up the stairs- Zachary Benczkowski, Kylie Slatky, Payton Boler, Alexander Brandreth, Dorothy Goss, Ashley Duda, Bryden Peters Pictured right up the stairs-Matthew Rogalski, Loren Pizano, Sarah Lawson, Emily Boney, Chelsea Mackiewicz, Anessa Bartuse.


The Orchestra needs to replace additional instruments. The Wyoming Valley West Educational Foundation is coordinating fundraising to support instrument replacement at the request for a grant from Mrs. Wojciechowski prior to her retirement.  Mr. Jay Kramer initiated funding the project by donating $1000 toward this project on a match grant. 



Donations to help match the donated offer can be made through the foundation at:  http://www.wvweducationalfoundation.org/​

Clicking this site will lead you away from the Wyoming Valley West Web page to an outside organization. Wyoming Valley West does not control the information nor maintain the links on the remote website and will not be responsible for the information accessed.
Anti-Bully Program
Participants in the Wyoming Valley West High School’s Anti-Bullying Program recently visited with 5th grade students at State St. Elementary. During the visit, the W.V.W. High School and State St. joined forces in an anti-bullying campaign. Students enjoyed developmentally appropriate read-alouds, and engaged in conversation relative to bullying education and positive social interactions.
 
From left to right: (Row One) Je’Tiah Foster, Alexis Peele, Morgan Sullivan, Payton Mendygral. (Row Two) Mr. Sholtis, Principal, State St. Elementary, Savion Saunders, William Kotchik, Woodmael Tresilus
National Spanish Exam
Wyoming Valley West High School attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2017 National Spanish Exam. Trevor Weiss earned a second place trophy in Spanish 5 in the local competition; he was honored at a dinner at King's College.  Lessly Ortiz, earned a bronze medal, while 10 other students received honorable mention awards. The National Spanish Exam is administered each year in grades 6-12 and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Participants, from left, first row: Sarah Lechak, Lessly Ortiz, Michala Dennis, Trevor Weiss, Brandon Lantz, Rosemarie Egbert, and Emily Matthews.  Second row:  Kristen Evans; Department Chair, Madonna Ondash; Spanish teacher, Dianne Cohen; Spanish teacher, Raissa Pivarnik, Joseph Hoskins, Victoria Martinelli, Angely Vasquez Guzman, David Novrocki; Principal, Christopher Barnic; Assistant Principal, Tara Carey; Assistant Principal.   Absent from the photo is Gracelyn Marsh

Richard signs ESU
Ray Richard recently decided to further his track and academic career at East Stroudsburg University. ESU competes at the NCAA Division II level. 

Seated from left are Brandon Hampton, coach; Mallory Lewis, coach; Ray Richard; and Danielle Richard, mother. Standing from left are David Novrocki, principal; Sandy MacKay, athletic director; Christopher Barnic, assistant principal; and Tara Carey, assistant principal

WVW Robotics Project
Robotics students use STEM projects for egg hunt in Mrs. Gordon's course.
 
Guitars and Stars
 Wyoming Valley West Orchestra musicians were nominated and won runner-up for the Froggy 101 Guitars and Stars Support the Arts contest. Mrs. Eyer and several of her students were presented the big check at the Kirby Center on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017. This win celebrates the musicians work and assists the music program in on-going fund raising efforts to help maintain the WVW music program.
 
 
Pictured: AnnaMarie Rodriguez, Sarah Lawson, Andrea Shaw, Nicole Fenner and Donjeta Ahmetaj.
 
 
ALUM PARENTS FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR WVW MUSIC PROGRAM
 
The Wyoming Valley West Educational Foundation is coordinating fundraising support for an instrument replacement project for the WVW Music Department. The initially focus on the high school orchestra with hopes to replace instruments throughout the district elementary programs. 
If you wish to donate or request more information, please go to the WVW Educational Foundation website link to donate or for contact information:     

http://www.wvweducationalfoundation.org/​
Clicking this site will lead you away from the Wyoming Valley West Web page to an outside organization. Wyoming Valley West does not control the information nor maintain the links on the remote website and will not be responsible for the information accessed.
FBLA Leadership Conference
Wyoming Valley West FBLA students recently attended the 2017 FBLA State Leadership Conference in Hershey.

 
1st row--Sara Lecce, Lauren Sivak, Allie Shulskie, Mackenzie Rood, and Olivia Winters
2nd row--Martin Cryan, Brendan Woods, Ian Bayley, Michael Kane, Sam McNeill, Brady Strassman, and Colin Kultys
3rd Row--Kylee Laudenslager, Alisa Kuhar, Katie Luksa, Madelyn Pabst, Jen Pursell, Maggie Rittenhouse, and Madisen Jastremski

 
Luksa placed at FBLA State Conference
Congratulations to Katie Luksa who placed 7th in the "Introduction to Business Procedures" event at the 2017 FBLA State Leadership Conference.


Band Students attend Regional Festival
Under the direction of Mr. Kolojejchick, seven students represented Wyoming Valley West High School at the 2017 PMEA Region IV Band Festival at Central Columbia High School.

 
 Row one (from left to right): Allura Dixon, Nicole McNelis and Joe Konopke.  Row two: Alex Brandreth, Caroline Keeler, Courtney Costello and Zachary Brandreth.
"Gypsy" Practice

Recently members of the cast of this year's musical show, "Gypsy," recorded an interview at WVIA studios in Pittston.  It will be aired on 89.9 FM WVIA public radio Sunday, April 2 at 4 p.m.  The cast performed the songs "Some People" and "Together Wherever We Go" and were interviewed along with the director, Paul Winiarski.  Music director, Bernard Gardzalla provided the live accompaniment for the taping. " Gypsy," which is based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, opens in the high school auditorium April 6, which is senior citizens night, and will close on April 8.  Showtime is 7 P.M. each evening.


Pictured from left to right, Katie Luksa, Mia Amendola, Frankie Bellia, Madison Matello, Paul Winiarski, and Lisa Mazzarella, host of the show.


 


2017 PA Community on Transition Conference

The primary purpose of this conference is to expand the capacity of schools, agencies
and communities, in partnership with youth, young adults and families, in promoting the
successful transition of youth/young adults with disabilities to post-school outcomes of
employment, post-secondary education and training, community participation and healthy
lifestyles. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about effective practices to assist
youth/young adults with disabilities to explore possibilities, take advantage of their
opportunities, and actively advocate for their future.

Flyer (PDF
District 9 Chorus Festival

On January 11-13, members of the high school chorus participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association District 9 Chorus Festival which took place at Marywood University.  Seven students qualified for advance to the Regional festival.  

Pictured from top to bottom; Gabe Gillespie, Andrew Faul*, Marty Flannery*, Mark Obrzut*, Kayley Gibbons*, Joe Konopke (second alternate*), Madalyn Golanoski, Madison Woods*, Nina Dellarte, Ryder Milia*, Sarah Lechak*.

 

*advancing to regional

The Wyoming Valley West Educational Foundation is fundraising to support an instrument replacement project for the WVW Music Department which will initially focus on the high school orchestra with hopes to replace instruments throughout the district. 
If you wish to donate or request more information, please go to the WVW Educational Foundation website link to donate or for contact information:     

Clicking this site will lead you away from the Wyoming Valley West Web page to an outside organization. Wyoming Valley West does not control the information nor maintain the links on the remote website and will not be responsible for the information accessed.
 



 

Austin Signs
Wyoming Valley West's football standout Aaron Austin recently decided to further his academic and football career at St. Vincent College of Latrobe, Pa.

Seated from left, Donna Austin, mother; Aaron, Thomas Austin, father. Standing, from left, Sandy MacKay, athletic director ; Pat Keating, coach, Dave Novrocki, principal.

Boler Signs
Wyoming Valley West's Payton Boler recently decided to further her field hockey and academic career at Bryn Athyn College.


Seated from left Joey Boler, brother; Joe Boler, father; Payton; Jill Boler, mother; Linda Fithian, head coach. Standing, from left, Dave Novrocki, principal; Sandy MacKay, athletic director; John Fronzoni, assistant coach; Lois Kaschenbach, assistant coach; Diane Webster, assistant coach, Chris Barnic, assistant principal; Tara Carey, assistant principal.

WVW 9th Grade Ciurse Descriptions
Please click the here for the the WVW 9th Grade course descriptions.
Students celebrate District Music Events

Wyoming Valley West High School music students recently participated in district festivals in chorus, orchestra and band throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. Kayley Gibbons, Madison Woods, Sara Lechak, Mark Obrzut, Joe Konopke, Andrew Faul, Nina Dellarte, Madalyn Golanoski, Marty Flannery, Gabe Gillespie and Ryder Millia were selected to participate for District Chorus. Of those students, Gibbons, Lechak, Flannery, Obrzut, Milia and Faul advanced on to Region IV Chorus.

Wyoming Valley West was also well represented at the District Orchestra festival with attending students: Aria DeSilva, Matthew Rogalski, Alex Brandreth, Andrea Shaw, Allura Dixon, Joe Konopke, Nicole McNelis, Brandon Shaw, Sebastian Allen, Evan Covert, Bernadine Fox, Donjeta Ahmetaj, AnnaMarie Rodriguez, Michala Dennis, Abby Bonczewski, Juliette Pettersen, Cassie Dierolf and Jillian Dunn. After auditioning there, Konopke, McNelis, Ahmetaj, DeSilva, Shaw, Shaw, and Dixon will move on to Regional Orchestra.

 
Nicole McNelis, Joe Konopke, Alex Brandreth, Zach Brandreth, Courtney Costello, Adam Harbaugh, Adam Sivak, John Shimp, Eric Lawson, Tessa Liskosky, Allura Dixon, Caroline Keeler and Abby Bonczewski were selected to participate at District Band. After auditions held there, Konopke, Brandreth, Brandreth, Dixon, Keeler, Costello and McNelis will move on to Region Band.
 
Mr. Bernard Gardzalla is the high school choral director, Mrs. Christine Eyer is the high school orchestra director and Mr. Andrew Kolojejchick is the high school band director for Wyoming Valley West.
 

      
First row, from left: AnnaMarie Rodriguez, Ryder Milia, Nina Dellarte, Nicole McNelis, Madison Woods, Marty Flannery, Sara Lechak, Michala Dennis, Aria DeSilva, Tessa Liskosky, Alex Brandreth, Jillian Dunn, Andrea Shaw, Donjeta Ahmetaj, Adam Sivak, Adam Harbaugh, John Shimp
Second row, from left: Evan Covert, Sebastian Allen, Joe Konopke, Matt Rogalski, Zach Brandreth, Eric Lawson, Madalyn Golanoski  , Courtney Costello, Abby Bonczewski, Caroline Keeler, Bernadine Fox, Mark Obrzut, Gabe Gillespie, Cassie Dierolf, Juliette Pettersen, Brandon Shaw, Andrew Faul
Support the WVW MUSIC Program :  
INSTRUMENT REPLACEMENT FUNDRAISING PROJECT
 
The Wyoming Valley West Educational Foundation is fundraising to support an instrument replacement project which will initially focus on the high school orchestra with hopes to replace instruments throughout the district. In the short, help is need now as the students hope to perform in the May and June celebrations with their new instruments.
Mr. Jay Kramer, an alumni and member of the board of the WVW Foundation has not only accepted the leadership role for this specific project but has generously made a $1,000.00 matching fund pledge. He did this not only because of his commitment to the Foundation, but even more importantly – because of his love of music and his participation in the band during his time at WVW. Jay has noted on several occasions that his participation in the WVW school music program during his high school years set a foundation of his continued appreciation and love for music and the instruments that he played. Even today, his entire family participates in the joy of playing musical instruments. It is a passion, hobby and commitment that Jay has enjoyed so much, he wants to make sure that the opportunity is passed on to so many other students during their formative years.
 
If you wish to donate or request more information, please go to the WVW Educational Foundation website link to donate or for contact information:      Clicking this site will lead you away from the Wyoming Valley West Web page to an outside organization. Wyoming Valley West does not control the information nor maintain the links on the remote website and will not be responsible for the information accessed.

 
Crossing Guards Needed - Edwardsville

The Edwardsville Borough​ is seeking applicants for School Crossing Guards.  You need not be an Edwardsville resident.  If interested, please contact the Chief of Police, Mr. David Souchick at (570) 288-8463.
 
Applicants are required to provide up-to-date Child Abuse Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Background Check, and FBI Clearance, which includes fingerprinting. Forms and registration can be obtained at www.KeepKidsSafe.pa.gov. 
Crossing Guards Needed - Kingston

The Municipality of Kingston is seeking applicants for School Crossing Guards.  Applications for the positions are available at the Kingston Municipal Building, 500 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, Pennsylvania 18704, and also under Employment Opportunities at www.kingstonpa.org.  Hours average 2-3 hours per day at $10 per hour.

Applicants are required to provide up-to-date Child Abuse Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Background Check, and FBI Clearance, which includes fingerprinting. Forms and registration can be obtained at www.KeepKidsSafe.pa.gov.  

The Municipality of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer.
WVW Band Performs in District 9 Festival
Thirteen Wyoming Valley West High School Band members participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 9 festival 2017 at Valley View High School  on February  10th and 11th.


First Row- Adam Harbaugh, Tessa Liskosky, Courtney Costello, Nicole McNelis, Allura Dixon and Alex Brandreth. Second Row- Joe Konopke, Caroline Keeler, Eric Lawson, Adam Sivak, John Shimp, Zack Brandreth and Abby Bonczewski
 
High School and Middle School Spring Physicals
January Students of the Month
Wyoming Valley West High School recently chose their January Seniors of the Month.

Photo Credit Erica Harned

Pictured from left, Dave Novrocki, Principal, Sabrina Seitz, Stephen Berger, Thomas Lyall, Adam Harbaugh, Chris Barnic, Assistant Principal; Tara Carey, Assistant Principal.

WVW Orchestra Performs in District 9 Festival
Wyoming Valley West High School Orchestra members participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 9 festival 2017 at the Elk Lake School District on January 26th and 27th.



Bottom left: AnnaMarie Rodriguez, Christine Eyer (orchestra director), Juliette Pettersen
Second row from the left: Nicole McNelis, Aria DeSilva, Jillian Dunn, Michala Dennis, Evan Covert
Back Row from the left: Andrea Shaw, Donjeta Ahmetaj, Matthew Rogalski, Cassie Dierolf, Abby Bonczeski, Alex Brandreth, Allura Dixon, Joe Konopke, Sebastian Allen, Brandon Shaw
 
King's College Mathematics Contest
On December 7th , eleven students represented Wyoming Valley West at the annual King's College Mathematics Contest.  The test included an individual contest in the morning followed by a team relay competition in the afternoon.  Andrew Faul placed 9th overall, and Jerry Wiernusz, Zeke Berger, and Ryan Bird also performed well among more than 100 high school students from across the region. Pictured, front row, from left Andrea Shaw, Andrew Faul, Jon Derhammer. 


Second row, from left,  

Alex Brandreth, Joe Hoskins, Zachary Brandreth, Joe Konopke. Third row, from left,  Mr. Ed Groth, Jerry Wiernusz, Ryan Bird, Joe Motovidlak. Missing from photo,  Zeke Berger
 

 
STEM Cardboard Boat Race
Students in Mrs. Gordon's Classes built their vessels and participated in STEM Cardboard Boat Races at the Wyoming Valley West pool on November 10th.

 
 
WVW Brass Band and Student Council Support Local Veterans
Members of the WVW High School Brass Band and Student Council provided music and speeches honoring veterans at the annual Veterans Day ceremony held at the World War I monument in Plymouth.

Front Row (from left): Joseph Konopke, Allura Dixon, Alana Andreoli, Brandon Valdez, Sweta Patel, Student Council President; Nicole McNelis, John Mazur, American Legion Commander; and Christina Sickler, Student Council Adviser. Back Row (from left): Joshua Miller, Brendan Woods, Andrew Kolojejchick, Band Director; Ian Cavalari, Caroline Keeler, John Shimp, Adam Sivak, Frankie Bellia, Adam Harbaugh, Ayden Warunek, and Colin Matello.

 
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Student Council Atteneded Senior Expo


Members of Student Council recently assisted senior citizens at the Senior Expo held at the Kingston Armory. From left: Mike Chmiola, adviser; Sweta Patel, president; Allie Shulskie, vice president; Stephanie Sepko, Dianna Higgins, Brooke Taylor, Emily Gerlach, and Christina Sickler, adviser.

 
Yearboooks
WVW 2016 yearbooks are on sale during all lunches for $70.00. Don't miss out on the 50th anniversary edition!!  Checks can be made payable to the WVW activity fund.







 
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