West Chester Area School District
Revised December Newsletter
Thank you to our WCASD community for sharing important omissions and opportunities for correction within our newsletter. We sincerely apologize for any errors and have made revisions to reflect new information and important dates in this revised December newsletter. Your continued and open communication helps us to improve and we hope that you all enjoy safe and wonderful holiday celebrations!
For any further revisions, please see our newsletter on the district homepage.
A QUICK NOTE FROM SUPERINTENDENT SOKOLOWSKI
Dear WCASD Community,
The holiday season and festivities are underway throughout our district! This is certainly a special time to celebrate the achievements of the school year, to donate our time and talents to those in need and reconnect with loved ones. While our school communities teach kindness all year, I have extra reason to be proud this season. Our staff and students have consistently come together to raise funds for causes such as finding a cure for Epilepsy, volunteering their time to beautify West Chester Borough, decorating holiday cards for servicemen and women, packing food and necessities for those in need and so much more.
Our entire WCASD community is making the theme of ‘healing and learning’ possible, and I am so inspired. I would also like to thank all of our school board members for their service, specifically those exiting our board following the November board meeting. Mr. Brian Gallen, Mr. Chris McCune and Mr. Randell Spackman have made a tremendous impact on the District and our community, and I wish them well in their next endeavors.
I wish you and your families a very happy and safe holiday season, and I look forward to the exciting possibilities the new year offers WCASD.
From holidays that bring us together with family and friends to concerts, parades and poetry competitions, the WCASD calendar of events is full of reasons to celebrate all month long. To make sure that you don’t miss a moment of the WCASD magic, check out the list of upcoming events and our Celebrate the Arts flyer below!
View the Celebrate the Arts Flyer for a list of Holiday Concerts!
December 3: End of 1st Trimester
December 6: School Board Annual Organization Meeting | 7:00 p.m.
December 6: Hanukkah Ends
December 16: Schoology Parent Night via Zoom
December 24-January 2: Schools Closed for Winter Break
December 24: Christmas Eve
December 25: Christmas Day
December 26-January 1: Kwanzaa
December 31: New Year's Eve
CONGRATULATIONS TO HHS TEACHER, MR. NICK POLCINI!
As part of its 100th Anniversary celebration, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has recognized Mr. Nick Polcini, special education teacher at Henderson High School, for his role as an exceptional educator who goes above and beyond on behalf of children and youth with disabilities and gifts and talents. Mr. Polcini believes in building relationships with his students to help them succeed not only in the classroom but in the community in which they live!
Read more about Mr. Polcini and watch his interview with the CEC at CEC's 100th Anniversary Stories.
WESTTOWN-THORNBURY STUDENTS MAKE HOLIDAY CARDS FOR THE ARMY'S SPARTAN COMPANY
CONGRATULATIONS TO HENDERSON HS STUDENTS
Anni Zhang (grade 12) and Evelyn Baldwin (grade 10) were recognized for their winning artwork displayed at “A Bit of the Arts” Art Festival this past weekend.
WC CYBER SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES LEARN THE WAYS OF THE LENAPE INDIANS
Students traveled to Churchville Nature Center and participated in a hands-on experiences to learn how the Lenape adapted to local geography.
WCASD Important Information Text Messaging Services
EAST BRADFORD ES STUDENTS SPARKLE AT THE NOVEMBER SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
WC CYBER PROGRAM STUDENTS VOLUNTEER TO GET WEST CHESTER READY FOR HOLIDAYS
Members of the WC Cyber Student Leadership Committee and their families volunteered with Cyber Coach Chelsea and her family for the West Chester Chamber’s Hanging of the Greens event.
FMS DOMINATES EPILEPSY FOR EPILEPSY AWARENESS MONTH
Fugett Middle School students and staff participated in community building activities and wore purple to raise over $4,000 in funds to donate to CURE Epilepsy!
SCHOOL BUILDINGS CLOSED DECEMBER 24 - JANUARY 2
GREAT EVENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
West Chester East High School invites you to a student-run silent charity auction supporting Home of the Sparrow, a local nonprofit assisting women and children in our community.
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY VACATION
Is your family traveling or going on vacation over the holidays? West Chester Police Departments offer valuable resources to ensure your home stays safe and secure while you are away. To request a vacation check-in, home security audit or review security resources, check out the list of West Chester Police Departments and links below.