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Summer Meals

The U.S. Dept of Food and Nutrition asks that all School Districts post the availability of receiving summer meals. Since the Wyoming Valley West School District does not provide Outreach for Breakfast or advertise summer meals , you may visit the following link for more information: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks​
Class 2017 Senior Portrait Information
Yearbook Portrait Time for 2017 Seniors!!
All WVW Seniors must be photographed by KDP Studio before August 20, 2016 to be included in the yearbook. No exceptions. Images from other photographers will NOT be accepted.
Book your appointment before July 29, 2016 to receive the discounted sitting fee.
KDP Studio, 900 Rutter Ave, 2nd floor, Forty Fort, PA 18704.

2016 PIAA Physical Information
Prior to any student participating in Practices, Inter-School Practices, Scrimmages, and/or Contests, at any PIAA member school in any school year, the student is required to (1) complete a Comprehensive Initial PreParticipation Physical Evaluation (CIPPE); and (2) have the appropriate person(s) complete the first six Sections of the CIPPE.  Directions below.
Click for Physicals Form and requirements for the 2016-2017 year

Fall Sports 2016 Physical Date/Time information
Summer School with Lighthouse Services
Summer Credit Recovery

The Luzerne Intermediate Unit offers an online credit recovery program.  These courses will run from June 1st throughout the summer depending on district needs and will follow the home school districts guidelines for summer credit recovery eligibility. Course costs are $150 for each course.  For more information on this program please contact Ty Yost at tyost@liu18.org
Summer Credit Recovery Information at LIU18    (clicking takes you away from WVW website)
Summer School Registration     (clicking takes you away from WVW website)
Click for Printable PDF Flier
Interim 2016 Available
Interim Literary Arts Magazine accepts short stories, poetry, dramatic scenes, monologues, essays, artwork, photography, digital artwork and many other types of creative works from the students and faculty of Wyoming Valley West High School in Plymouth, Pennsylvania. All submitted works are judged anonymously by a student selections committee.
The goals of Interim are to:
1.) encourage creative writing among students and faculty
2.) support works of the fine arts among students and faculty
3.) publish the best creative and artistic compositions from each academic year
4.) involve interested students in the selection and publication of such literary and artistic works.
Interim’s 2016 edition, “Interim in Wonderland,” is on sale at the high school for $5. Anyone interested in purchasing a copy should see Mrs. Ulitchney in Room 403 during the school day (except periods 2 and 7). Community members who would like to purchase one can also do so. Please email kulitchney@wvwsd.org or leave a phone message at 570.779.5361 Extension 30279 to make prior arrangements for pickup. Please try to make contact prior to June 13, 2016. Orders requested while school is not in session will be delayed. Thank you for your interest in and support of the arts at WVWHS!

Click for PDF View of 2016 Cover,   2016 Title Page  and  2016 Contents Page

Picture Caption:
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, Alexandria Hargrave, Tyler McNulty, Madison Matello, Samantha Pritchard, Dani Iorio
Absent from Photo: Brandi Sholtis, Veronica Smith, Michael Walsh, Madeline Delarche
2016 WVW Yearbook ADs and Sales
Yearbook ADs and Orders for LIMITED TIME!
Parent Pride Ads
and Business Ads are on SALE NOW!!

WVW Student Council Memorial Day Service
Wyoming Valley West High School Second Vice President Allie Shulskie spoke at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Shawnee Cemetery in Plymouth. Shulskie reminded spectators that it is their duty to honor the memory of the heroic dead daily, and realize why society has been granted with certain privileges today.

Pictured from left: Christina Sickler, Student Council Advisor; John Mazur, Plymouth American Legion; and Allie Shulskie, Second Vice President.
WVW Arts Students Student Migration Series
The Wyoming Valley West art students studied American Art and American History through the Jacob Lawrence Migration Series. The paintings represent the hardships of African American migration. The students also applied math, scaling and drafting skills to create their reproductions of 60 paintings from the series; the student selections were on display during the Annual Arti Gras celebration in May.


2016 PA Junior Academy of Science
Recently, our district participated in the state meeting of the PA Junior Academy of Science. Over 3000 students in Grades 7 through 12 from across the state participated in the three-day event held at the main campus of Penn State University
WVW students participated in the mathematics category, after qualifying on the regional level in March, and earned the following awards.
On steps (from bottom to top):   Carolyn Antall (10th) - First; Award; Michala Dennis (8th) - Second Award; Aiden Shymanski (7th) - First Award; Brendan Woods (8th) - First Award; Mrs. Maria Konopke (Sponsor);
On lion paw:  Sam Saporito (8th) - Second Award;
Standing at top (left to right):  Brandon Lantz (8th) - First Award; Bradley Bidding (8th) - 1st Award with a Perfect Score and the Junior High Director's Award for Excellence.
SUMMER Reading Program for AP and Honors English

Summer reading lists and required assignment information is available for students planning to enroll into High School Honors English courses. Please click the link below to access the Summer Reading requirements by course.
AP English
English 11 Honors               ~~~ Notes Pages 11
English 10 Honors   
English 9 Honors                 ~~~ Addendum 9
Students may contact the teachers of each course or the Department Chair, Mr. Thomas Griffith with questions
WVW March Students of the Month

Wyoming Valley West High School recently chose their March Seniors of the month. First row from left, Michael Delevan, Emma Bakewell, Clarie Winton and Olivia Caraballo. Second row, Dave Robbins, assistant principal; Chris Barnic, assistant principal; Dave Novrocki, principal.

Autism Awareness 2016

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.
WVW Student Council Support Wyoming Valley Children's Association
Members of Student Council recently provided assistance as intersection spotters at the annual Wyoming Valley Children's Association "Do It for the Kids" Walk-a-thon and made a monetary donation.

From left: Tyler Wozniak, historian; Tyler McNulty, parliamentarian; Sweta Patel, vice-president; Turkey Hilda; Turkey Hill mascot; Christina Sickler, advisor; and Youngeun Park, president.

WVW Students Support 5th Annual Max Fine
Members of Student Council recently volunteered at the 5th Annual Max Fine 5K. The event is coordinated by Michael and Jeffrey Fine, alumni of Wyoming Valley West in honor of their father Max Fine, a 1968 graduate of Wyoming Valley West. Through the efforts of the student body, Wyoming Valley West raised enough funds to receive gold sponsor status. All proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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.
WVW Music Fundraiser
Wyoming Valley West High School Orchestra members recently held a raffle to raise money to purchase a cello outfit to donate to the orchestra. Prizes were donated from local restaurants and grocery stores to help support the cause. Tickets were sold individually by orchestra members and also during the nights of the musical. The cello will be marked to reflect the class of 2016’s donation to the orchestra. The orchestra is under the direction of Miss Christine Attanasio. 

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

WVW students prepare 50th Anniversary Musical Show
Don’t miss the opportunity to see the 50th anniversary of the school musical since the incorporation of Wyoming Valley West. The first show in 1967 was "My Fair Lady" - the year the movie version of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying was released.

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.

Robot Easter Egg Hunt at WVW

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.

Students in this class have been designing robots to serve different functions. Problem solving skills and critical thinking strategies are the basis of all learning in this course. Mrs. Gordon applies her engineering experience to encourage real world application of the engineering design process; this just one of the courses using STEM concepts available to WVW students. 
Creating Interim 2016

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 kulitchney@wvwsd.org with questions or to reserve your copy of this year’s Interim.
WVW Students participate in Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad is a middle school and high school team competition in which students compete in ‘events’ pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Students compete in twenty-three main events, which occur in a single day. Events fall under three main categories: Science Concepts and Knowledge, Science Processes and Thinking Skills, Science Application and Technology. Over 6,700 teams from 50 U.S. states compete each year.
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

Order your 2016 Yearbook now
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Support the students with an Ad:  http://www.jostens.com/yearbookads 

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Parents of Seniors and Business Owners:  
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1/2 page 150.00
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Olivia Miller highlighted in WVIA Art program
The Wyoming Valley West Art Department is happy to report that Senior Olivia Miller will be featured this week on WVIA to showcase her artwork.Olivia has been accepted at Kutztown University. She will be majoring in Art Education beginning this fall.

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.


Jason Wall signs with King's College

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.

WVW Charge Policy

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.
WVW Music Students in District Festivals

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.

Seniors of the Month
Wyoming Valley West High School recently chose their February Seniors of the Month. 

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.

Interim Literary Arts Magazine Recognized Nationally
Wyoming Valley West High School’s Interim Literary Arts Magazine has earned national recognition in multiple competitions designed for high school literary arts magazines. The 2014-2015 edition, Interim’s Day Off, earned multiple awards. The National Council of Teachers of English awarded it a rank of excellent, putting it in the top tenth percentile nationwide. The American Scholastic Press Association awarded the same edition with First Place with Special Merit and Outstanding Design/Layout. This is the seventh consecutive year the club has earned awards for its publication. The club is advised by Mrs. Karin (Sopp) Ulitchney, English teacher.

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


WVW Maxwell Signs with Wilkes
Wyoming Valley West's soccer standout, Hunnter Maxwell,  recently chose to further his soccer and academic career at Wilkes University.

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.
January Students of the Month
Wyoming Valley West High School recently selected their January Senior of the month.

Pictured from left, Dave Novrocki, principal; Joshua Hospodar; Samantha Packer; Samantha Amato; Phillip Diaz; Chris Barnic, assistant principal; Dave Robbins, assistant principal.


WVW Grant Powell signs
Wyoming Valley West's Grant Powell recently decided to further his academic and baseball career at Lackawanna College.

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.

WVW's Justin Montalvo signs
Wyoming Valley West's Justin Montalvo recently decided to further his academic and baseball career at Lackawanna College.

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.

December Students of the Month
WVW celebrates the December 2015 Students of the Month.

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.
Dress Code Policy
Donation Day at High School
Student Council Donation Day will take place on Friday, December 18th.  Proceeds will benefit Kids at Christmas, which gives children the chance to experience the joys of the holiday season who may otherwise not.
Student Council Donates to Community Project

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.
November Students of the Month

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.

WVW High School Honors Veterans

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 Gets new Trees

State Street 5th grade students plant several new trees on the grounds  with the help of the High School Environmental Club.
Cardboard Regatta STEM Project

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. 
October Students of the Month

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.
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