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WBASD Attendance Policy
As of September 20, 2018, the Wilkes-Barre Area School District has approved an updated Attendance Policy for all students. The Policy is available on the Student Resources page or by clicking here 
Shimshock CITY SERIES: Shimshock excelled in running game for Coughlin
When the discussion of the great running backs to come out of the Wyoming Valley Conference pops up, Coughlin’s Dave Shimshock is near the top of the list. To read the full article, visit The Citizens' Voice 
CHS Homecoming Crusader Chronicle
James M. Coughlin High School just witnessed the start of yet another school year. The school was named James M. Coughlin High School in 1925 as a dedication to the Wilkes-Barre Area School District superintendent and has since witnessed the start of 90 school years, but this one is a little different. Check out the full article at The Citizens' Voice.  
Golf from WNEP Ahead of Merger, Golfers from All Three Wilkes-Barre High Schools Tee off Together
There are a lot of mixed emotions about combining GAR, Coughlin, and Meyers High Schools in Wilkes-Barre into one. No matter where you stand, students will have to play on the same sports teams together next year.

On Wednesday, varsity golfers had a nice icebreaker at Hollenback Golf Course. Watch the full story at WNEP. 
Coughlin High School Golf Apparel Sale
You can support the last Coughlin High School golf team by ordering clothing at the following link; http://battaglias.com/coughlingolf/ Polos, pull overs, and t-shirts are available in men's and women's sizes.http://battaglias.com/coughlingolf/ 
Peyton Walker Foundation Attention Students: Free Heart Screening Clinic
The Peyton Walker Foundation is sponsoring a free heart screening clinic open to students in NEPA, ages 12 to 19, who are not currently under the care of a cardiologist. All students will recieve a free vitals check and electrocardiogram (EKG). For students whose results indicate the need for additional testing, echocardiograms will also be provided on site, free of charge.  Click the article title for details.  
FOOTBALL: Coach Joseph helped Coughlin win four straight district championships
By today’s standards, being the head football coach at one school for 16 years would be considered quite an accomplishment. But during his tenure as the head coach at Coughlin, it was the norm for veteran coaches like John Joseph. To read the full article, visit the Citizens Voice.  
Bill Jones and Maura Mattick United Way teams with Wilkes-Barre Area to insure student health
In a school district with a $121 million annual budget, it’s a modest amount — $12,500 for five elementary schools serving some 4,000 students.

And it’s buying modest goods like lice treatment, soap, shampoos and polo shirts stocked away in closets of school nurse offices. Read the full article at . The Times Leader
WBASD Attention Parents: Student Registration Update
Starting Tuesday, August 28, 2018, all registrations will be conducted at the student’s home school building.  Students attending Mackin will need to register at Coughlin High School.  All requirements and necessary documentation will be the same as before.   
James M. Coughlin High School
80 North Washington Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
(570) 826-7111 (Ext. 2108) 
Office Fax: 570-819-5036 
Mackin School
13 Hillard Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 
(570) 235-6894
Office Fax: 570-819-5037
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