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News and Announcements
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​
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
2016-2017 School Calendar
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
NJHS Speaker
On Thursday, May 26th, the Wyoming Valley West Middle School held its annual National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony.  Over 155 students were inducted, many of whom were two year members.  This year’s keynote speaker was the Senior sales and marketing director of North American sales for Motorola Mobility/Google/ AIRRS Inc., Michael Plaksin.  Michael is also a Wyoming Valley West alumni and head of the Wyoming Valley West Educational Foundation.  He delivered a positive message about actively pursuing one’s passions in order to achieve success.
Picture from left to right:  Charles Suppon, Jr., Assistant Principal: Jacob Sholtis, Assistant Principal: Deborah Troy, Principal:  Michael Plaksin

 
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
Rubberband Race WVWMS 2016
Rubberband Racers Middle School
Racers, start your engines! On April 1st, the Wyoming Valley West Middle School kicked off the 2016 Rubber Band Racer Competition. The event was hosted by Mr. Moran, the 8th grade Technology Education teacher, who pitted his Tech. Ed. classes against one another in a friendly competition. Students were tasked with building a rubber band powered racer out of wood using the engineering and design concepts they learned about in class. The competition was held in the Middle School gym where the entire 8th grade got to witness the racers burn rubber. The race was fueled with fun and excitement from start to finish! Out of the 24 participants that made it to the finals, three walked away with trophies. The winners were:
 
David Luff - 72' (New Record)
Jeremy Hetrick - 62' 5"
William Eppley - 62' 2"
 

 
WVW PROSPER
PROSPER
WVW Spartan Clothing sale fundraiser: March 21- April 18
Proceeds will benefit 6th grade Misericordia outdoor classroom event scheduled for this June. Click here for order information.
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

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.
 
PA Junior Academy of Science
On March 5th, our district participated for the 7th year in the PA Junior Academy of Science. Over 600 students in Grades 7 through 12 from 40 different schools in seven counties participated in the daylong event held at Wilkes University.
 
WVW students participated in the mathematics category.  First Award recipients move to the state competition at Penn State, Main Campus,
 
First Row:   Michala Dennis (8th) - First Award and the Excellence in Junior High Mathematics Award; Aiden Shymanski (7th) - First Award; Carolyn Antall (10th) - First Award; 
 
Second Row:  Mrs. Konopke - Sponsor; Brandon Lantz (8th) - First Award; Bradley Bidding (8th) - First Award; James Dal Santo (12th) - Second Award and a 6-year Perseverance Award;
 
Third Row:  Sam Saporito (8th) - First Award; Kahlan Dold (10th) - Second Award; Brendan Woods (8th) - First Award
Slope Intercept

Geometry

Close Reading
Dress Code Policy
WVW Middle Band performed as the featured ensemble
WVW performed as the featured ensemble at the Marywood Junior High Wind Band celebration
This link will take away from the WVW website to an external page.
 
WVW Middle School Chorus performs at State Capital
On Friday, December 4th, members of the WVW Middle School Chorus performed holiday selections on the steps of the State Capitol rotunda in Harrisburg. After their performance, the students were treated to a private tour of the Capitol building by Senator Baker and State Representative Kaufer which included a special visit to the floor of both the House and Senate.

WVW Student Council Breakfast
On Saturday, December 12, the Wyoming Valley West Middle School student council held a pancake breakfast fundraiser at Applebee's in Wilkes-Barre Twp.  The event was well attended by students, teacher, administration, family and community members.  Santa was on hand as well.

Science Fair 2015
Science Fair 2015
The Wyoming Valley West Middle School will sponsor its annual Science Fair
on Tuesday and Wednesday November 17 & 18, 2015, in the school gymnasium.  Students in grades six, seven and eight will be able to showcase their talents and ingenuity at each of the three grade levels.
                Ribbons will be awarded at each grade level: blue for first place, red for second place, and white for third place.   Ribbons will not reflect the grade assigned by the student’s Science Teacher, but instead be awarded by the Science Fair committee. Students should draw their project ideas from the science curriculum at their appropriate grade levels.
                All entries must meet the regulations set forth by the science fair committee and should have prior approval from the science department chairman.  Parents may assist their children in project construction, especially when safety is a concern.  PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT THIS IS A STUDENT PRODUCTION AND COMPETITION.  Any student(s) who knowingly alters the registration or entry form will be automatically disqualified from the Science Fair.  The student will receive a failing grade and will not be eligible for any award.  In addition, disciplinary action will be taken. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
Click here for SCIENCE FAIR APPLICATION FORM

 
Middle School Meet the Teacher Night
The Wyoming Valley West Middle School will be hosting our annual "Meet the Teacher Night" this Wednesday, 9/16, from 6-8 p.m.  Parents and guardians are invited to attend and follow their student's schedule.  A copy of your student's schedule will be brought home by the student prior to the event.  Students are welcome at "Meet the Teacher Night," but must remain with their parent at all times.  Students no longer attending the Middle School will not be permitted to enter unless accompanied by a parent or guardian with reason to attend.
 



 

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