April is Autism Awareness Month. Members of the Student Council and Key Club showed their support at the annual Autism Awareness Walk. Front row: Jacob Kobusky, Youngeun Park, Kiersten Wiedwald, and Sweta Patel. Back row: Kyra Yaglowski, Lauren Devens, Gabby Care, Annamarie Rodriguez, Allie Shulskie, Brent Wilbur, and James Dal Santo.
From left: Tyler Wozniak, historian; Tyler McNulty, parliamentarian; Sweta Patel, vice-president; Turkey Hilda; Turkey Hill mascot; Christina Sickler, advisor; and Youngeun Park, president.
From left: Michael Fine, race coordinator; Max Fine, grandson of Max Fine; Keya Patel, Prachi Majamundar, Christina Sickler, and Sweta Patel. Second Row: Dhaval Patel, Priya Majamundar, Youngeun Park, and Laura Thompson. Back Row: Helia Hosseinpour, James Dal Santo, Tyler Wozniak, Kyra Yaglowski, and Abby Bonczewski.
Pictured from bottom left senior orchestra members: Chloe Ruckle, Caitlin Westerholm, August Palchanis, Logan Rock, Alyssa Simmers, Alex Yanchick, Rebecca Podskoch Top left, senior orchestra members: Kaitlyn Stoodley, Tyi Rookwood, Morgan Hines, Louis Brennan, William Ramsey, Adam Sipler, Caitlin Prebish
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Our high school Donation Day this month will be a "Wear Blue Day." This a bit different from our previous donation days, and we need your help. On Thursday, April 21, students/faculty/staff are asked to wear the color blue (with dress code for students) and make a monetary donation. For making a monetary donation, each donor will receive a ticket with a blue ribbon attached. The blue ribbon is to be worn, and the ticket is to be redeemed for in school for a treat--- it is chips or candy.
Lastly, the Child Advocacy Council plans to participate in a photo event with school and will include anyone who has worn blue. Students will receive more information on their treats and the photo through announcements in school. For more information, please contact Miss Christina Sickler at the high school.
Students took Part in a Biodiversity, Adaptations, and Biomes Program. They Traveled through Longwood's four-acre Conservatory to experience the characteristics of different biomes, identify specific adaptations and explore diverse plant species surviving in unique environments.
The trip was funded through a grant written by the WVW High School Science and Art Departments.
Wyoming Valley West will present “HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING”, at the High School in Plymouth on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
The musical will be presented on Thursday, April 7, 2016, Friday, April 8, 2016 and Saturday, April 9, 2016. However, THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016 has been set aside for the complimentary performance.
Ticket prices for all other shows are $5.00 for students and $8.00 for adults and will only be available at the door.
WVW Art students display their talents each yea. This year Artigras will be held on May 12th. The Art show will be exhibited in the lobby of the High School and be on exhibit from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. for the general public. Students from our various Art Courses, Art 1, 2-D Design and Illustration, Art 3, Painting and College Prep Art will have numerous works on exhibit.
WVW Robotics students celebrated spring 2016 with an Easter Egg Hunt STEM project. Mrs. Gordon, teacher and Chair of the Tech Ed Department, challenged her students to design and construct an end effector for their robots that would allow them to safely secure a plastic egg and deliver it to a designated basket. All students are seniors and all are in her advanced robotics class.
The students in the Robotics course invest time designing and building robots, wiring 2 base motors and 2 servo motors. Students and robots then face challenges such as obstacles and competitions which require robot modifications and design adjustments. This challenge was to design an extension of a robot that could not only move around using an RC controller, but that could safetly, without opening or damaging, secure a plastic egg in its grip and carry it to another location and safely release it into a designated basket. This was the first year and plans are to make the Egg Hunt an annual event with greater challenges.
Location: The Wyoming Valley West Stadium
Students in College Prep Art were given a prompt to imaginatively update The Statue of Liberty from how she has appeared since 1886, on Liberty Island in Upper New York Bay. Inventive approaches to the prompt followed. Students have given her enhanced makeup, earrings, and an embellished tiara! Pictured here are just a few of the creative updates seen within the class.
Although most students chose to use an ink pointillism, some broke away from traditional media.
Ingenuity and skill come together in this project with a fun yet respectful approach to The Statue of Liberty modernization.
College Prep Art is WVW High School’s most advanced Art course. Many of these students will be entering careers in Professional Art/Business, Fine Arts, Graphic Art and Art Education Degree Programs.
Artigras exhibits student work and will be held on May 12th at WVW High School. The Art show will be exhibited in the lobby of the High School and be on exhibit from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. for the general public.
Students from our various Art Courses, Art 1, 2-D Design and Illustration, Art 3, Painting and College Prep Art will have numerous works on exhibit.
Seniors: Row 1 (L to R) Pete Ramsey, Samantha Amato, Kiersten Wiedwald, Hunnter Maxwell
Row 2 (L to R) Tyler Wozniak, Jacob Chalawich, Kyra Yaglowski, Jackson Williams, Leeann Mahalick, Michael Johns
Juniors: Row 1: (L to R) Madison Matello, Sabrina Seitz, Samantha Pritchard, Sylvia Rosario
Row 2: (L to R) Madison Yoh, Ian Warunek, Jonathon Derhammer, Kyle Puterbaugh, Stephen Berger, Michael Walsh
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Interim Literary Arts Magazine is a school-sponsored club which promotes the creative endeavors of the WVWHS students. Staff members create an artistic magazine, which debuts each May at the school’s annual Arti Gras festival. Magazines will be for sale for $5. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to reserve your copy of this year’s Interim.
Row 1 Coach Sandra Labashosky, Coach Karen Wills, Mollie McFarland, Nikolas Slivinski, Emily Matthews, Brendan Woods, Isabelle Polgar, Chris Matthews, Megan DennisRow 2 Jessica Tockett, Matthew Tocket, Sebastian Allen, Jonathan Lantz, Michael Miller, Gabriel Gillespie, Eric Lawson, Alec Ryncavage
Missing from photo Ian Cavalari
Row 1(left to right): Mrs. Gordon, Keisha Cropp, Nina Delarte, Sweta Patel, Carolyn Antall, Gracelyn Marsh, Youngeun Park, Helia Hosseinpour, Eric Baron, Samantha Pritchard Row 2 (left to right): Alex Brandreth, Ian Warunek, Rashan Patel, Davis Weaver, Aaron Austin, David Bird, Jonathan Derhammer, Sean Judge, Bill Stone, Connor Gaffney, Mr. Tasco
Missing from picture: Leeann Mahalick, Megan Menzel, Katy Meighan, Elizabeth Wood, Madison Woods, Olivia Langley, Jacob Kobusky
Medal winners: Brendan Woods 2nd place Air Trajectory, Michael Miller and Jonathan Lantz 3rd place Fossils
MEDAL WINNERS: Megan Menzel and Youngeun Park - 1st place chemistry lab , Gracelynn Marsh and Connor Gaffney - 4th place in bridge building
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This Artist of the Week segment is aired randomly throughout this week until March 19th.
You can view the same segment on the WVIA website.
Photo credit: August Palchanis.
Wyoming Valley West's Jason Wall recently decided to further his academic and football career with King's College. Pictured from left, Jess Wall, sister; Robert Wall, father; Jason; Lisa Wall, mother. Second row, from left, Sandy MacKay, athletic director; David Novrocki, principal; Ryan Mahovich, coach; Patrick Keating, coach; David Robbins, assistant principal; Christopher Barnic, assistant principal.
The Wyoming Valley West School District Cafeteria is serviced with a student account system. This system is a pre-paid program that allows students to deposit their meal money into their meal accounts to be used to purchase meals, snacks, and beverages. Please read the following policy on making deposits, charging to your students’ accounts, and payments returned due to insufficient funds.
First row, from left: Kayla Povilitus, Allura Dixon, Nicole McNelis, Taylor Crisano, Caitlin Westerholm, Aria DeSilva, Andrew Shaw, Nina Dellarte, Victoria Stasukinas, Caitlin Prebish
Second row, from left: Nick Delazzari, Max Angelroth, Mackenzie Bittle, Joe Konopke, Mark Obrzut, Logan Rock, Matthew Rogalski, Alexander Brandreth, Kayley Gibbons, Marty Flannery.
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. Nina Dellarte, Kayley Gibbons, Mackenzie Bittle, Victoria Stasukinas, Taylor Crisano, Marty Flannery, Mark Obrzut, Nick Delazzari and Max Angelroth were selected to participate for District Chorus. Following auditions there, Angelroth and Gibbons will move on to the Region IV Chorus. Wyoming Valley West was also well represented at the District Orchestra festival with attending students: Kayla Povilitus, Aria DeSilva, Caitlin Prebish, Caitlin Westerholm, Matthew Rogalski, Logan Rock, Alexander Brandreth, Andrea Shaw, Allura Dixon, Joe Konopke and Max Angelroth. After auditions held at the district festival, Westerholm, Prebish, Brandreth, Konopke and Angelroth will move on to Regional Orchestra. Nicole McNelis, Joe Konopke, Max Angelroth and Alexander Brandreth were selected to participate at District Band. After auditions held there, Angelroth, Konopke and Brandreth will move on to Region Band. Mr. Bernard Gardzalla is the high school choral director, Miss. Christine Attanasio is the high school orchestra director and Mr. Andrew Kolojejchick is the high school band director for Wyoming Valley West.
WVW students participated in the mathematics category. First Award recipients move to the state competition at Penn State, Main Campus,
First Row: Michala Dennis (8th) - First Award and the Excellence in Junior High Mathematics Award; Aiden Shymanski (7th) - First Award; Carolyn Antall (10th) - First Award;
Second Row: Mrs. Konopke - Sponsor; Brandon Lantz (8th) - First Award; Bradley Bidding (8th) - First Award; James Dal Santo (12th) - Second Award and a 6-year Perseverance Award;
Third Row: Sam Saporito (8th) - First Award; Kahlan Dold (10th) - Second Award; Brendan Woods (8th) - First Award
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Photo credit August Palchanis
Pictured from left, David Robbins, assistant principal; William Stone; Nick Stuart; Mandy Scarcella; Alexa Biscotto; David Novrocki, principal; Christopher Barnic, assistant principal.
Front row, left to right: Erica Thomas, Natalie Kerrigan, Joshua Miller, Alexis Dubois, Whitney Morris; Middle row: Alexis Peele, Courtney Borland, Olivia Caraballo, Jonathan Biller, Lou Brennan Sheylah Silva, Beth Sims; Back row: Youngeun Park, Samantha Packer, Alexandra Hargrave, Tyler McNulty, Madison Matello, Samantha Pritchard, Dani Iorio
Seated from left, Donna Maxwell, mother; Rorry Maxwell, brother; Hunnter; Hannah Maxwell, sister; Scott Maxwell, father. Standing from left, Sandy MacKay, athletic director; Charlie Whited, coach; David Novrocki, principal; Christopher Barnic, assistant principal.
Pictured from left, Dave Novrocki, principal; Joshua Hospodar; Samantha Packer; Samantha Amato; Phillip Diaz; Chris Barnic, assistant principal; Dave Robbins, assistant principal.
Wyoming Valley West's standout, L.J. Wesneski, recently decided to further his academic and football career with the University at Albany, a Division I football program that competes in the CAA conference. Front row, from left, Joshua Wesneski, brother; Lawrence Wesneski, father; L.J.; Barbara Wesneski, mother; Alexandria Wesneski, sister. Second row, from left, David Novrocki, principal; Sandy MacKay, athletic director; Patrick Keating, head coach; David Robbins, assistant principal; Christopher Barnic, assistant principal.
Wyoming Valley West's Kristopher Wolfe recently decided to further his academic and athletic career at Susquehanna University. Front row, from left, Sam Wolfe, father; Kristopher, Tammy Wolfe, mother. Second row, from left, David Novrocki, principal; Sandy MacKay, athletic director; Patrick Keating, head coach, David Robbins, assistant principal.
Front row from left, Bruce Thompson, coach; Michelle McCabe, mother; Grant; Madeline Powell, sister; Joe Tomachick, coach. Second row, from left, Dave Novrocki, principal; Sandy MacKay, athletic director; John Milus, coach; Ron Chiavacci, trainer; Chris Barnic, assistant principal; Dave Robbins, assistant principal.
Front row from left, Bruce Thompson, coach; June Montalvo, mother; Justin; Edwin Montalvo, father; Joe Tomachick, coach. Second row from left, Dave Novrocki, principal; Sandy MacKay, athletic director; John Milus, coach; Chris Barnic, assistant principal; Dave Robbins, assistant principal.
Photo credit: August Palchanis
Wyoming Valley West High School recently chose their December Senior students of the month. From left are Mr. Dave Novrocki, principal; Alexandria Hargrave; Emily Welgoss; Mackenzie Bittle; Conner Gaffney.
Student Council members celebrate a successful November Food Drive project. The guidance counselors, Aramark, Plymouth Rotary, and the students, faculty, and staff at Wyoming Valley West High School collected and organize non-perishable food items to pair with turkey, potatoes, pumpkin pie, and rolls in food baskets which will be delivered to local families for Thanksgiving.
From left: Christina Sickler, Sweta Patel, Tyler McNulty, Kyra Yaglowski, Youngeun Park, Abby Bonczewski, and Joe Paglianite. Back row: Mike Chmiola, and John Karavis.
Photo credit: August Palchanis
Wyoming Valley West High School recently chose their November Senior Students of the Month. Front row, from left, Jackson Williams, Helia Hosseinpour, Pratchi Majamundar, Tyler Wozniak. Second row, from left, Dave Robbins, assistant principal; Chris Barnic, assistant principal; Dave Novrocki, principal.
Members of the Wyoming Valley West Student Council and Band performed musical selections and offered words of appreciate to honor veteran's at the monument in Plymouth.
From left: Mr. Mazur, American Legion Commander; Joe Konopke, Allura Dixon, Jared Grossman, Mr. Kolojejchick, Band Director; Caroline Keeler, John Shimp, Miss Sickler, Student Council Advisor; Adam Sivak, Youngeun Park, Student Council president; Frankie Bellia, Nicole McNelis, Jacob Carver, Max Angleroth, Nick Angleroth, and Adam Harbaugh.
State Street 5th grade students plant several new trees on the grounds with the help of the High School Environmental Club.
Engineering Concepts 2 and Robotics classes taught by Mrs. Diane Gordon competed in a Cardboard Regatta (or Cardboard Boat Race). The STEM project required students to design and construct a boat suitable for two rowers using only cardboard and duct tape. The students then raced their creations in the high school pool. Seven teams competed in the event. The student team of Ryan Bird, Jon Derhammer and Kevin Fegal won the event.
Wyoming Valley West High School recently chose their October Students of the Month.
Photo credit August Palchanis
Pictured from left are Assistant Principal Chris Barnic, Principal Dave Novrocki, Hunnter Maxwell, Megan Menzel, Youngeun Park, Elizabeth Wood, Assistant Principal Dave Robbins.
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.
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