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News and Announcements
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.

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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.

 
PIAA Basketball Championship Contest
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.
February Students of the Month
Wyoming Valley West High School recently chose their February Outstanding Seniors of the Month.

Photo Credit: Danielle Cook
 
Pictured from left, Tara Carey, assistant principal; Chris Barnic, assistant principal; Alexander Brandreth; Joseph Motovidlak; Trevor Weiss; Natalie Gruver; Dave Novrocki, Principal. 

 
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
Shoe Drive Campaign

Please help support the Middle School by donating used and new shoes at your schools collection box.
 
The WVW Middle School is starting a shoe drive campaign.  This is a great way to empty closets, save the environment, help micro-enterprises, and make some money. The proceeds will be used towards educational experiences outside of the classroom for our middle school students.  Please see the attached documents for additional information and a list of the micro-enterprise countries that will also benefit from our drive.

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February 6th - The Middle school will kick off the campaign.
 
During the campaign our elementary buildings, high school, local colleges, synagogues, churches, gyms, and some businesses will also have collection boxes. 
 
We would like your assistance in making this campaign successful.  
 
Weeks 1-6 February 6th-March 17th collection of shoes 
Weeks 7-8 March 20th- April 1st.  preparation of shoes for shipment
 
All shoes will be collected to include flip flops and bedroom slippers except ice skates and roller skates.
 
Thank you in advance for your support.
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
 
Student Publication Information

       Interim Literary Arts Magazine is currently accepting submissions of all types of original writing, artwork, and photography. Students can submit works electronically by e-mailing interim@wvwsd.org, or they can submit print copies with the submission form attached to Mrs. Ulitchney in room 403. Submission forms can be found in English, art, and music rooms as well as on bulletin boards throughout the building.
 
       Toward the end of the school year, Interim publishes one magazine with a collection of student work which can be purchased for five dollars.  The magazine debuts at the annual Arti Gras Festival in the spring. This is a great opportunity for students to showcase their talents and have their own original works professionally published.

 
WVW Choir Performed for Rotary
The Wyoming Valley West Concert Choir entertained the Kingston Rotary with holiday musical selections at Theo’s Metro during their annual holiday party on December 21, 2016.  Students performed under the direction of their choral teacher, Mr. Gardzalla.


 
December Seniors of the Month
Wyoming Valley West high school's faculty and staff recently chose their December seniors of the month.


Pictured, from left, Dave Novrocki, principal; Nina Dellarte; Eric Krushinski; Payton Boler; Ryan Bird; Chris Barnic, assistant principal; Tara Carey, assistant principal. Photo Credit Danielle Cook.

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.

 
 
November Seniors
Wyoming Valley West High School faculty and staff recently chose their November Seniors of the Month. Pictured, from left, Dave Novrocki, principal; Joseph Novitski; Olivia Winters; Madison Matello; Aaron Austin; Chris Barnic, assistant principal; Tara Carey, assistant principal.


Photo credit- Molly Roper.

Music Festival
High School Chorus students participated at the Luzerne County Chorus Festival at Dallas High School in November.




 
Music students participate Halloween Event
Wyoming Valley West High School Tri-M Music Honor Society members handed out candy at the Plymouth Trunk or Treat in October 2016.


 

 
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.

 
Veterans Day Assembly
Wyoming Valley High School faculty and students recently welcomed WWII veteran Alan Moskin, as a guest speaker in honor of Veterans Day. Moskin was a member of the 66th Infantry, 71st Division, part of General Pattan's 3rd Army. His company participated in the liberation of the Gunskirchen Concentration Camp, a sub-camp of Mauthausen. Mr. Moskin presently resides in Nanuet, NY and he has spoken to middle school and high school students all along the east coast.

Pictured, from left, Chris Barnic, assistant principal; Anthony Dicton, teacher; David Novrocki, high school principal; Alan Moskin; Mrs. Moskin; Tara Carey, assistant principal; Debbie Troy, middle school principal.

 
October Students of the Month



 Photo Credit: Mariah Carey, Photojournalism student.

Wyoming Valley West High School recently selected their October seniors of the month. From left, Christopher Barnic, assistant principal; Jake Shemo; Gabriela Smicherko; Tara Carey, assistant principal;  Sweta Patel; Sean Judge; David Novrocki, principal.
 

 
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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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