Wyalusing Area School District
October 2020: 1st Quarter Edition
Welcome to the next edition of RAM eNews, a product of the Wyalusing Area School District. This publication will be produced quarterly during the school year to keep community stakeholders engaged in our schools.
Successful Health and Safety Plans at WASD
Reminder: Parents must conduct daily COVID-19 Screening for students every morning!
- The student's temperature must be below 100 F.
- Students must be symptom-free: NO Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath, Difficulty Breathing, Sore throat, Runny nose/congestion, Chills, New lack of smell or taste, Muscle pain, Nausea/Vomiting, Headache, Diarrhea. Any of these symptoms should be reported to the school nurse and students should stay home.
570-746-1600 x 2310
Thank You to the Custodial and Maintenance Crew!
Contactless Bottle Filling Stations
Thursday, Nov. 12th beginning at 2:30 PM
High School Conferences: 570-746-1600 x2301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary School Conferences: 570-746-1600 x1300 or email email@example.com
Munchies with McMahon!
Magic School Bus!
Gifted Rams Rock with Robots!
Mrs. Bennett, Gifted teacher, serves as a valuable resource as students explore enrichment activities that allow them to accelerate with some advanced curriculum challenges.
Ram Virtual School For All
The entire district staff, as well as students and parents, have adjusted to the Ram Virtual School platform. All students are using this platform for this year which allows for the seamless transition between remote at-home learning and in-class learning. While there were a few kinks in the process during the early stages which are always to be expected anytime a change occurs, the professional teaching staff continues to work diligently to ensure the academic success of students remains the focus.
Catherine Brown Wins Outstanding Young Woman 2021
Despite the new format of the annual Outstanding Young Woman program, 17 young women from across Bradford and Sullivan counties took the stage to be judged on performing arts and their answers to impromptu questions.
Brown performed “Toccatina,” a number composed by Dmitri Kabalecsky, on the piano before being named 2021 Bradford and Sullivan Counties’ Outstanding Young Woman and awarded a $4,400 scholarship to the school of her choice, the OYW medallion, a portrait, and a bouquet of flowers. Congrats Catherine!
Carina Beebe was honored with first place in scholastic and achievement.
Breakfast and Lunch.... It's FREE
Recently, several changes have occurred to the National Free Breakfast / Lunch Program. Beginning on Monday, October 26th through the end of the school year, the Wyalusing Area School District is able to provide Free Breakfast and Free Lunch to all children ages 0-18 that reside in the district. That's right... this program is now being extended to ALL Children, not just current students who attend school.
· Free Breakfast & Free Lunch to all children ages 0-18
· 5 Breakfast and 5 Lunch; 10 total meals each week per child
· Weekly pickup at the high school cafeteria side door from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
· Complete this form now: Click Here (only if your child is not currently attending in-person learning in the school building)
21st Century After School Program
Start Date: October 5, 2020
End Date: May 27, 2021
Time: 2:00- 5:00 pm (Transportation will be provided)
Location: Wyalusing Valley Jr./Sr. High School
Armitage and Burke earn Homecoming Court Crowns.
The crown went to Queen Madison Armitage and Football King Mitchell Burke.
The Marching Rams...
The Stream of home events is relatively new to our school, now only three years old. The team certainly has kicked things into high gear this year, streaming just about every home event so you can watch in the comfort of your home.
Stream Team equipment is supported through our continued partnership with the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation. However, additional donations and sponsorship opportunities are always welcome. Visit the Wyalusing Stream Team Facebook Page or the Stream Team Webpage for more details or to catch a live event!
Golf Returns to WVHS!
Wyalusing Beats Towanda! Bronze Helmet Returns!
Take a look at this great video highlighting the County XC Meet... Congrats to our Athletes!
Lady Rams Volleyball
Girls Soccer earns District IV Playoff Game
Cory Hodgdon- Bradford County Outreach Worker
Upon returning to Bradford County, he worked at CONCERN Professional Services as the Crisis and Outpatient Case Manager. Later, he worked for the Abuse and Rape Crisis Center as a Prevention Educator teaching in all seven school districts and the county jail. Finally, he started working for Bradford County Human Services as the School-Based Outreach Caseworker for Wyalusing and Northeast Bradford School Districts.
Cory's role includes:
-Advocating and supporting families
-Providing preventative and supportive services to students and their families
-Helping with basic needs: food, housing, insurance, clothing, etc.
-Helping connect people with mental health resources
Gretchen Richmond- Special Education Secretary
Ms. Richmond has 4 children ranging in age from 27 to 12-year-old twin girls. She lives with her boyfriend Eddie near Lake Carey, minutes away from the family's still active dairy farm. She is a huge sports fan, loves to cook and eat, hunt, and spend time outdoors on their property.
She is grateful for the opportunity to work for such a wonderful school district in the special education department and is happy to join the Ram Family.
Katie Fischer- Elementary Teacher
Mrs. Fischer is a WVHS Graduate Class of 2000. She is a graduate of Wilkes University Class of 2004 with a degree in Elementary Ed, Secondary English, and ESL. Mrs. Fischer earned her Masters degree in Information Sciences from Marywood University in 2010. Her previous experience includes several years of teaching in the Montrose Area School District from 2005-2018 as an 8th, 9th, 10th grade English teacher and librarian for a few years.
Mrs. Fischer is married to Brian and as she describes it a household full of craziness with Jack-11, Lia-10, Everett-4, Lucas & Reid 2. She enjoys camping, playing/coaching soccer, and playing board games with her family. She is very excited to be 'back home' as part of the Ram Family.
Nick Marbaker- High School Math Teacher
Mr. Marbaker grew up on a dairy farm in Susquehanna County. He is a graduate of Elk Lake High School Class of 2011 and a graduate of Binghamton University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Math.
Mr. Marbaker served as a substitute teacher for 6 years in several area school districts including Elk Lake, SCCTC, Northeast Bradford and Wyalusing prior to joining the professional staff. He currently teaches Consumer Math and 8th-grade math and also serves as the Scholarship Challenge Advisor.
Mr. Marbaker shares that his hobbies include reading, golfing, and fishing. He also serves as a Church volunteer at local community church where he preaches 2-3 times a month. In his spare time he enjoys landscaping work during the summer.
Welcome Mr. Marbaker to our Ram family!
Education Foundation Spring Fling- Online Auction!
The 2020 Wyalusing Education Foundation Spring Fling has gone virtual.
Now through November 2nd at 8:00 pm.
CLICK HERE to see all the items... Bid to Win!
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