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Yearbook 2015 Make Up Pictures
Any Senior or underclassmen that still needs a headshot for the yearbook may call Jay Photography (570-285-5021) to schedule a make-up on May 22, 27th or 28th. These are held BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  

No Charge. No Packages can be purchased, this is ONLY for a yearbook headshot. 



Order your 2015 Yearbook now!

WVW 2015 yearbooks are currently in production!

Purchase online @ www.jostensyearbooks.com, during lunches, in the 3rd Fl Journalism Studio, or contact a yearbook staff member.
Price is $70.00 to capture the best moments of the school year!
(All orders MUST be made by May 31st.)

photo credit: Caitlin Hargrave
August Palchanis, Tyler McNulty, and Lexi Biscotto are working hard to capture the best moments of the school year in the 2015 Yearbook! Last day to purchase a yearbook is MAY 31st, don't miss out!!

Wish your Senior Luck at Graduation with a custom Ad in the 2015 yearbook.
Ad MUST be placed by May 15th deadline.)
Click the link to download the PDF or go to www.JostensAdService.com

Calendar Changes for 2014-15 - Updated 4/21/15

March 13, 2015 - Full Day of School

April 2, 2015 - 1/2 day Early Dismissal
     H.S. - 10:30 am
     M.S. - 11:20 am
     Elementary - 12:00 pm

April 7, 2015 - Full Day of School

April 8, 2015 - Full Day of School

June 11, 2015 - Graduation

June 15, 2015 - Last Day for Students - 1/2 day Early Dismissal
     H.S. - 10:30 am
     M.S. - 11:20 am
     Elementary - 12:00 pm

June 16, 2015 -Teachers - In-service Day
June 17, 2015 -Teachers - In-service Day
June 18, 2015 -Teachers - In-service Day

Sarah and Anthony F. Kane Achievement Award given by the United Way

Joseph Luksa, a State Street Elementary Music Teacher, was the recipient of the Sarah and Anthony F. Kane Achievement award from the United Way of Wyoming Valley.  Each year Wyoming Valley West tops the list among all local schools in pledge dollars and Labor Leadership giving.  This year, the district also topped the list in the number of books donated to United Way's first annual book drive for kids.

Mr. Luksa stated to his colleagues, "I accept this honor on your behalf.  It is your hard work and dedication, as well as your contributions of time, money, books, and effort, that make WVW and the WVWEA the absolute finest."

Pictured from left Amy Scibek, Polly Delaney, Joseph Luksa, Linda Houck and David Tosh.

Student Council Donation Day for MDA
Fourth Annual Max Fine 5K

Members of Wyoming Valley West High School Student Council sponsored a Donation Day for MDA and assisted racers at the Fourth Annual Max Fine 5K. The event is headed by Mike and Jeff Fine, Wyoming Valley West Alumni. From left: Laura Thompson, Jackie Lindsey, Sophie Rittenhouse, and Sweta Patel. Middle Row: Julie Green, Tyler McNulty, Young Eun Park, and James Dal Santo. Back Row: Christina Sickler, Bethany Lindsey, and Brent Wilbur.
"Do It for the Kids" Walk-a-Thon
WVW High School Student Council Supports WVCA

Wyoming Valley West High School Student Council recently held a donation day  and volunteered at the WVCA 'Do It for the Kids' Annual Walk-a-Thon. From left: Sweta Patel, Christina Sickler, adviser; Turkey Hilda, and Young Eun Park,  recording secretary.
April Students of the Month

Wyoming Valley West High School recently chose their April Senior Students of the Month. Pictured from left, Dave Novrocki, principal; Brady Davison, Collin Hanson, Megan Kane, Ashlee Harry, Chris Barnic, assistant principal; Dave Robbins, assistant principal.

Future Business Leaders of America
FBLA members recently attended the 2015 PA FBLA State Leadership Conference in Hershey.  The conference stands as the culmination of the qualifying members hard work throughout the school year.

Photo credit: Caitlin Hargrave and Stephen Via

Congratulations to our team! Seniors Dan Taren, Brian Grodzki, and Keefe McDougal placed second in their team performance event "Hospitality Management."  Due to their tremendous success they have qualified to compete at the National Leadership Conference to be held at Chicago, Illinois from June 27th to July 3rd.
Juniors Helia Hosseinpour, Bill Stone, and Karen Pickering who placed sixth in their team performance event "Network Design."

FBLA members who represented Wyoming Valley West at the PA FBLA State Leadership Conference​: Standing first row, from left ,Karen Pickering, Melinda Holena, Lauren Greenwald, Mackenzie Rood, Stephanie Krasson, Bethany Lindsey, Caitlin Hargrave, Julia Crossin, Abigail Carr, Carly Thomas, Yivonne Laurito, Olivia Winters. Second row from left, Josh Hospodar, Jacob McDonnell, Daylen Kasper, Timothy Reams, Andrew Kerrigan, Keefe McDougal, Daniel Taren, Helia Hosseipour, Mitchel Forgash. Third row, from left, Joseph Burridge, Nathan Williams, Brian Grodski, William Stone, Jaime Lupidus, L.J. Wesneski, Jonathan Gruver, Jason Wall, Hunter McGrane, Nikolas Lecce, Collin Hanson.

Boys & Girls Clubs Summer Program
The Boys and Girls Clubs is offering a Summer Program for Wyoming Valley West Students at the State Street Elementary Center for Grades K-5 from Monday through Friday beginning June 22nd and ending August 21st.  A snack and lunch will be provided Daily along with Arts & Crafts, Board Games, Recreation, etc.  The cost is $15.00 club membership.

Click for Printable PDF Announcement
Click for PDF Membership Registration Form

Student of the Month for March

Photo Credit: Sydney Fry
Wyoming Valley West High School recently announced their Senior Students of the month for March 2015. Pictured from left Dave Robbins, assistant principal; Hollis Langley, ​Sophie Rittenhouse, Lauren Hannagan, and Keefe McDougal. 

2015-2016 District Calendar
PA Junior Academy of Science
WVW attends the PA Junior Academy of Science
The Wyoming Valley West School District participated in the regional meeting of the PA Junior Academy of Science held recently at Wilkes University. Overall, the students earned 7 first awards, 7 second awards, a Perfect Score, Perseverance Awards, and a Scholarship for their projects in mathematics. First award winners proceed to the state competition held at Penn State University in May.
Row 1:
Kahlan Dold (9th grade) 1st Award; Holly Langley (12th grade) 1st Award, 6-year Perseverance Award; Sam Saporito (7th grade) 2nd Award; Michala Dennis (7th grade) 1st Award; Carolyn Antall (9th grade) 2nd Award; Bradley Bidding (7th grade) 2nd Award; Brandon Lantz (7th grade) 1st Award; and Lauren Hannagan (12th grade) 2nd Award, Wilkes Scholarship, 6-year Perseverance Award.
Row 2:
James Dal Santo (11th grade) 2nd Award; Jake Saporito (9th grade) 2nd Award; Bethany Lindsey (12th grade) 1st Award, 5-year Perseverance Award; Drea Buczeskie (10th grade) 1st Award, Perfect Score; Alexa Vargo, 2nd Award, 5-year Perseverance Award; Sebastian Allen (7th grade) 1st Award; and Mrs. Maria Konopke, Sponsor.
Science Olympiad
Wyoming Valley West Students participated in the 2015 Science Olympiad.
Science Olympiad is an American elementary school, 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. Over 6,700 teams from 50 U.S. states compete each year. There are multiple levels of competition; invitational, regional, state, and national. In addition, some states or private groups offer 'invitational' tournaments which serve as practice for regional and state competitions. Teams which excel at regional competitions advance to the state, and then to the national level. Winners later receive several kinds of awards from ribbons to trophies.
Wyoming Valley West has entered two teams in the competition. The ‘B’ team is comprised of 6th through 9th grade students and the ‘C’ teams members are in 10th through 12th grade. WVW faculty assists the team members with instructions and questions regarding their events but the students do the majority of work on their own.

Science Olympiad ‘B’ Team members
First Row: Nikolas Slivinski, Isabelle Polgar, Megan Dennis, Stone Magagna, Brendan Woods
Second Row: Olivia Langley, Mollie McFarland, Emily Matthews, Alec Ryncavage, Cody Ramos, Brandon Lantz, Carolyn Antall
Third Row: Sebastian Allen, Coach Karen Wills, Eric, Lawson, Gabe Gillespie, Mitch Forgash, Elizabeth Trojan, Coach Sandra Labashosky

Sciene Olympiad ‘C’ Team members
First row: Young Eun Park, Katie Meighan, Megan Menzel, Roshan Patel, Alex Brandreth
Second row: Coach Tom Tasco, Madison Yoh, Samantha Pritchard, Helia Hosseipour, Kara Romanowksi, Lauren Hannagan, Julie Green, Elizabeth Wood, Davis Weaver, Jon Derhammer
Third row; Bill Stone, Eric Acosta, Connor Gaffney, Coach Diane Gordon, Keefe McDougal, Ryan Bird
Leann Mahalick missing from photo.

Community Events

Please check our new Community page, located in the top menu bar, for announcements and information from  local organizations.
AP Honor Roll
   AP 5th Annual Honor Roll - Recipient Wyoming Valley West is part of the
  5th Annual AP Honor Roll!
  We want to spread the good word
  about our school’s success.

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High School Spartan Food Drive

Student Council is collecting non-perishable food items for the Holy Family Food Pantry and for Spartan Food Baskets which will be distributed to fellow Spartans in November and December.

November pick-up: Monday, November 24 (beginning of period 8)
December pick-up: Monday, December 15 (beginning of period 8)

Please send an email if you require food pick-up on November 24 or December 15. Special arrangements can also be made, if food pick-up needs to take place beforehand. Please call x12202 or email studentcouncil@wvwsd.org
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