All WAMS students were given picture day information today during Braves Block. All Hybrid students should visit the News Section of the WAMS Website for information about signing up to have their picture taken.
Back to School Reminders: -Doors open at 7:30 Monday morning! Breakfast is available at 7:15 each morning. -There are Hand Sanitizers and paper towel dispensers throughout the building. -Car riders are to be dropped off at the Summitview Parking lot. -Students don't forget to charge your chromebooks. They haven't been used for a few months so make sure they're charged. -Each student will come home with an Emergency Card that must be reviewed and signed and returned to their teacher by Friday, September 4th. -There will be no activity bus until reevaluated in November. -Wednesday, September 2nd will be a Remote Learning Day. -Masks/face coverings are required.
Due to the official closure of Pennsylvania schools for the reminder of the school year, WASD will be reaching out to learners to pick up personal items from lockers or desks. However, we are honoring the stay at home orders until April 30th. WASD learners and families will be notified of pick up options in May.
In light of schools being closed through Monday, April 13 and re-opening Tuesday, April 14, 2020, enrichment materials will be available on the district website and building websites on Monday, March 30. Learners are encouraged to complete the tasks for their grade level and you may email your child's teacher with questions. If your child does not have access to technology, hard copy enrichment materials will be made available. If you are in need of a packet because your child cannot access technology at home, please call your school’s main office and leave a message with your first and last name, your child/ren's first and last name(s) and grade level(s), and a daytime phone number. You will be notified about pick up time and location. Fairview - 717-762-1191 x1400 Hooverville - 717-762-1191 x1500 Mowrey - 717-762-1191 x1600 Summitview - 717-762-1191 x1800 Please note, these materials are only for those families who are unable to access the digital resources. Stay healthy, and stay Boro Strong!
The Waynesboro Area Middle School and Waynesboro Area Senior High School Science Olympiad teams recently competed at the Regional Science Olympiad Competition at Millersville University. This is a nationally held STEM competition where topics range from in depth studies of anatomy, infectious diseases, and ornithology, to engineering projects such as boomilevers, cars, and Rube Goldberg devices. The contests also include team labs, such as experimental design, water quality, and food science, and events that combine both knowledge and application of skills. The Waynesboro Area Middle School was very successful and qualified for the state level competition to be held at Juniata College on April 25, 2020. They will be one of only 36 teams to compete at that event. The top performing teams advance to the National Competition to be held this summer. The Waynesboro Area Middle School finished sixth out of nineteen teams and medaled in seven out of 23 events.
Join 34 middle schoolers as they travel to Meteorite Inn for a UFO Convention. Who knows what's real or fake as conventioneers show up for a tour of Area 502 and the fun continues! Shows will be Friday, February 28th at 7:00 PM and Saturday, February 29th at 11:00 AM. Cost of admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. (Pay at the door)
It's cold and flu season! Don't forget to send an excuse in with your child after they've been absent. Excuses are due within 3 days of your child returning to school. Check attendance on the portal. Any questions regarding attendance can be directed to 717-762-1191 x 1305.
Quick Reminder: Report cards are posted to the portal today. If you don't remember how to access the Community Web Portal, please call our office 717-762-1191 x1300
The October 16 Parent Forum at 6:30 will focus on technology that is used with our students in the classrooms- Examples: Schoology, Google, etc.
School pictures were distributed today during Braves Block! Look for those beautiful smiles that should be coming home with your child.
Students are only permitted to carry water for drinking throughout the school day, and it must be in a clear and non-tinted water bottle.
Reminder that students have 3 days to return an excuse when they have an absence. Also, if a student is absent for 3 consecutive days, they MUST bring a doctor note. This is a new PA Law change this year.
Please check out the link under the Parent/Family Tab or our story in the News Feed to schedule a Parent Conference with you child's team!
Students should be working on collecting $25 in donations in order to participate in our 8th Annual Walkathon. Donations are due to the office on September 20th to participate on September 27th. Prizes will be awarded to students who collect the most donations!
Attention 6th Grade Girls: Go Girls Go sign up has been extended until Wednesday, August 28. Practice will now begin on Tuesday, September 3. Return permission slip along with $10 cash to WAMS office. Call office with questions.
Any 6th grade girl who is interested in participating Go Girls Go should return their permission slip along with $10 cash to the middle school office by Tuesday, August 27. Practice begins Thursday, August 29th. Questions call the middle school office.
Students who ride the bus must have one pick-up and one drop-off location unless a court ordered custody agreement dictates otherwise. Students may not ride home on the bus with a friend unless it is for an emergency reason and is pre-approved by the principal.
When a student has been absent for three consecutive days of school for an illness, they are required to bring in a doctor's note. We will not accept a note from the doctor's office unless the student was seen by a doctor.
This year at WAMS, any student receiving a detention for a disciplinary reason will not be permitted to ride the Activity Bus. Parents will need to arrange transportation.
Beginning this season, all students 8th grade and below, MUST be accompanied by an adult at WASD home football games. Students 8th grade and below will not be permitted to enter the game without adult supervision.
Emergency Cards will be sent home with students on the first day of school. They are front and back this year and should be filled out, signed, and returned with your student to their Braves Block teacher as soon as possible.
Attention incoming 6th grade WAMS families! Our remaining Chromebook Distribution sessions are August 1st 1-4PM, August 5th 1-4PM, and August 7th 8-12PM. Please register in the news section on the WAMS website under Access 4 All! Enjoy the remainder of summer!