Wilkes-Barre Area School District 730 South Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA  18711-0376
Student News
PBS Kids Writers Contest
Attention students in grades K-3: Students Are Encouraged to Submit Original Stories for the Regional and State Contest.  It’s time to sharpen those pencils for the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning.  For all of the details, click here.  
WVIA Great Teachers 2017 Essay Contest
Attention high school seniors: Write a 500 word essay about the school teacher who has had the most positive impact on your life. Your story could be posted online at wvia.org! For contest rules, click here.  
Looking Forward Event March 11, 2017
Looking Forward is an all-day career and academic planning event being presented free of charge by the Luzerne Intermediate Unit #18. This experience is designed for all Northeastern PA students in grades 8th through 12th and their parents. For more information, click here 
Kindergarten student organizes awareness event for rare disease she has
Assume the largest organ in your body was on the fritz from birth. What do you think would be the most obvious problem?

“Her feet,” Amy Spinelli said when asked about her daughter’s ongoing struggle with epidermolysis bullosa. “Shopping for shoes used to be fun. With Ayla, it can be a difficult choice.” To read the full article from The Times Leader, click here
 
Check out the October FACES bulletin!
This month's issue focuses on bullying prevention. Stay tuned for bulletins throughout the year highlighting an area of wellness and detailing programs, community outreach, valuable resources and exciting happenings! Click "read more" below to access the full newsletter. 
Parent Teacher Conferences
The Wilkes-Barre Area School District invites all parents/guardians to attend conferences according to the following schedule:
  • Monday, October 17, 2016 Conferences @ Coughlin, GAR, Mackin, & Meyers 1:30-4:30 PM and 6:00 to 8:00PM
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Conferences @ Solomon Junior High, 1:15 to 4:15 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Conferences @ All Elementary Schools, 1:30-4:30 PM and 6:00 to 8:00PM
 
Check out the September FACES bulletin!
This is an exciting new year for the Wilkes-Barre Area School District’s FACES initiative which is aimed at engaging learners, preventing problems, and improving schools. Stay tuned for bulletins throughout the year highlighting an area of wellness and detailing programs, community outreach, valuable resources and exciting happenings! Click "READ MORE" to access the full newsletter.  
Dress Code Revisions Approved
Revisions to the Wilkes-Barre Area School District Dress Code were approved at the School Board Meeting held on July 20, 2015. These updates will be implemented for the start of the 2015-16 school year. Click on READ MORE to download a copy of the revised Dress Code.  
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