Wilkes-Barre Area School District 730 South Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA  18711-0376
District News
Kistler Teachers Participate in Readiness Training for Project Lead the Way
Twenty-eight teachers at Dr. David W. Kistler Elementary recently completed the Launch Building Level Readiness Training for Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Through PLTW Launch, elementary students have the opportunity to experience rigorous and relevant STEM learning. The curriculum aligns with Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts, Next Generation Science Standards, and other national and state standards.  
Keystone Literature Results
The Wilkes-Barre Area School District is proud to announce that District performance on the Keystone Literature exam Winter Assessment exceeded State average. Over 50% of the 11th graders at Coughlin, GAR, and Meyers scored Proficient or Advanced compared to 44% across the state. Even more impressive, Historically Underperforming students in the District, which includes Economically Disadvantaged and Minority students, exceeded State average by over 10%. 
Teachers Participate in "College Ready Summit"
Wilkes-Barre Area Math teachers were recently invited to participate in a “College Ready Summit” sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges. Wilkes-Barre Area has partnered with Luzerne County Community College for the third year in a row to offer a new math course geared to preparing students for the true college math experience.  
Eyewitness News Gears Up for a Friendly Game of Basketball
Click here to check out the broadcast from WBRE/WYOU about the Wilkes-Barre Area School District 17th Annual Charity Basketball Game Friday, April 15, 2016 at 5:00PM at the Solomon/Plains Educational Complex.  
Students' Project to Tell Story of Acid Mine Treatment Ponds
Area students have taken on a project that will reinforce the notion that an orange-colored acid mine treatment pond is not something terrible.

In fact, the pond, easily seen from vehicles traveling on the South Cross-Valley Expressway, is part of an effective treatment of the acidic mine water that is a legacy of the region’s anthracite history. To read the full article from the Citizens' Voice, click here. 
With Magic, Mascots and Memories, Dodson Honors a Late Teacher
There was a multiple-choice “name that mascot” contest with improbable options like “Arizona Avocado” and “Misericordia Radish” (both bogus).

There was a magic trick in which the three of hearts morphed, thanks to poor hearing, into the “tree of hearts,” complete with a picture of heart-laden tree. To read the full article from the Times Leader, click here. 
Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Wilkes-Barre Area School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
The Wilkes-Barre Area School District Superintendent, 730 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0375, 570-826-7111. Click here to read the Nondiscrimination Policy and Procedure. 

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