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News and Announcements
Message from Kingston PD Regarding Football Games

Due to the issues at the WVW football game held on Friday September 16, 2016, the following will be set in place by the Kingston Police Department in order to alleviate any volatile issues and for safety concerns at WVW football games.
  • No book bags, footballs, bikes permitted inside the stadium.
  • Anyone that leaves the stadium will not be permitted back into the stadium until the end of the third quarter.
  • Gates that are open free of charge to the game will not open until the end of the third quarter.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Michael Krzywicki
Chief of Police
Kingston Police Department

Dress Code
2016-2017 Bus Schedule
State Street Elementary Student Drop Off Notice
State Street Elementary Center Morning Drop Off
This notification is intended for any parents of any K-2 parents of State Street Elementary students.  It is an update to the morning “drop off” routine.
Starting this year, parents dropping off kindergarten through second grade students will do so via the rear parking lot of the building.  This will be the same area that has been previously used for afternoon pick-up. 
In the event that you would like to see or practice the new procedure prior to the first day of school, Larksville Police will provide an opportunity to do so on the following days:
Thursday, August 25th, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

 
Cafeteria Purchase and Insufficient Funds Policy
2016-2017 School Calendar
The Strengthening Families Program – for every family!
After successfully graduating 29 families last school year, our overall total is 816 SFP families! Join the growing Strengthening Families Program community this September 2016!  

The Wyoming Valley West PROSPER team invites you and your 5th or 6th grader to participate in The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14.  It's a FREE program designed to enhance parenting skills, build life skills in youth, strengthen family bonds and communication and have fun together.  Plus, the program offers a FREE family meal, childcare and prizes.
 
If your child is in 5th or 6th grade at the Wyoming Valley West School District and you would like to join the fun, register today! Contact Debbie Kester, the 6th grade guidance counselor at (570) 287-2131 or Melissa Tomascik, the PROSPER Team Leader, Penn State Extension at (570) 825-1701.  The program begins September 27 and 29, 2016.

Click here for a Strengthening Families Program registration.
Luzerne County Head Start Information

Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. is a free preschool education and home visiting program dedicated to enriching the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children from birth to age five. The program offers comprehensive health, nutritional, and other support services to eligible pregnant women, children and families. Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. is a private non-profit organization that provides services in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. We are dedicated to helping children attain school readiness and build a strong educational foundation.

Contact us today!  (570) 829-6231

To learn more about the services we offer, visit our website:  http://lchs.hsweb.org

To contact our Recruitment Office in order to apply for the program, visit our website and select the recruitment image at the top of the page.
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.
 
Guest Teachers 2016

Guest Teacher Program

The Luzerne Intermediate Unit #18 Guest Teacher Program is a service offered to our local school districts, Career and Technical Institutes and the Intermediate Unit programs in Luzerne and Wyoming counties. The purpose of the program is to train individuals with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a variety of fields interested in serving as substitute teachers. The program provides substitute teacher training to people who have a bachelor’s degree but do not have a Pennsylvania teaching certificate. The blended training sessions, conducted by Luzerne Intermediate Unit professionals, will provide instruction in Planning and Preparation, Classroom Environment, Instruction, and Professionalism. This will be done in two parts. There is an online training and one ˝ day training onsite from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. Guest teachers leave the program with an emergency permit issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and the basic knowledge to be an effective day-to-day substitute teacher in the consortium school districts and/or Luzerne Intermediate Unit classrooms. The opportunities are rewarding and gratifying.

Below are the important dates for the spring 2016 Guest Teacher Program
February 26, 2016: Deadline to return completed application
March 3 and 7, 2016: Interviews
March 8, 2016: ˝ Day Professional Development Session
March 30, 2016: Meet and Greet Session

Click the link for Program, Required Applications, Forms and Paperwork
Clicking this link will direct you away from the WVWSD webpage to the liu18.org



 

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.

Dress Code Policy
WVW Celebrated a Book Drive for SHINE students

Reading Event Highlights Holiday Book Drive to Benefit SHINE Students

Wilkes-Barre Township, November 24th, 2015 – Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11th) and State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) read to students from the SHINE (Schools and Homes in Education) program this evening at the Barnes and Noble store in the Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. The event highlighted the Barnes and Noble Holiday Book Drive. The SHINE program has been selected as the recipient of books collected for the drive through January 1, 2016.
 
“Reading is a fundamental part of the education of any young person, and we’re thrilled to be part of this book drive to help SHINE and the students of Luzerne County. A child who learns to enjoy reading at a young age will be a reader for life. That’s what this is all about," said Congressman Barletta.
 
"The selection of SHINE as this year’s recipient is the just the latest way the community is getting involved and supporting the program. The book drive makes it convenient for everyone to support SHINE while shopping this holiday season," added Senator Yudichak.
 
The Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive provides an opportunity for customers to donate books through locally designated non-profit organizations. Last year, Barnes & Noble customers and booksellers provided more than 1.5 million books to over 2,000 local charitable organizations that provide services to children across the country.
 
“The Holiday Book Drive is a favorite program of both booksellers and customers,” said Donna Wench, Community Business Development Manager for Barnes & Noble. “Customers often purchase and donate a personal childhood favorite as a way to pass on a holiday tradition to a child in their local community. We’re very pleased and excited to partner with SHINE this year.”
 
Congressman Barletta and Senator Yudichak have worked to establish the SHINE after-school program in Luzerne County to improve academic achievement, increase school attendance and engage families in education. The SHINE program focuses on project based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics activities for students kindergarten through eighth grade. SHINE opened earlier this month and is expected to reach 500 students this school year.

 
Foundation Donated Computers
Middle school gets 50 computers, thanks to WVW Education Foundation
First Posted: 6:45 pm – November 3rd, 2015

 

By Mark Guydish – mguydish@timesleader.com



Tyler Gillespie and Brandon Richie work on computers as Isabella Mehm helps Grace Bakewell with a new program that teaches the basics of computer coding at Wyoming Valley West Middle School Tuesday.
Aimee Dilger | Times Leader


KINGSTON — It was a bit hard to tell who got the most excited. On one hand, Wyoming Valley West eighth-grader Chase Santayana spun briefly from the computer screen to gush, “This is awesome! I’m excited to see what labs we’re going to do with this!”

On the other hand, Superintendent Chuck Suppon beamed like a kid at Christmas. “I never expected 50 computers so soon, and this is just the beginning!”

The district showed off 18 of the donated computers in the Middle School Library Tuesday, gifts from an anonymous donor made through the recently-formed Wyoming Valley West Education Foundation, a non-profit designed specifically so donors can contribute to the district.

More computers are coming, Suppon said, plus upgrades to the school’s network to make everything run faster, all thanks to the foundation. The big picture: Using the machines to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) “into the entire curriculum.”

Dana Mascioli, the district’s technology coach, said the computers can help teach middle school students “problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and can be entertaining.”

Santayana proved that, as he used the program “scratch” — students learn the basics of writing computer code and debugging it to make an animation do things — to make a shark eat a starfish on the screen, then swim away.

“Science is my best thing,” Santayana said with another smile. And no, he isn’t particularly interested in sharks or marine life.

“I want to be a chemist. Or an astronaut.”

For Kayleigh Gavlick, also in eighth grade, making a cartoon shark move to her will was right up her preferred alley.

“I think this is really cool,” she said, adding she wants to be an animator. “So this is perfect for me.”


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.

 
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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