ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED
Out of an abundance of caution and a moral and ethical responsibility to our students, staff and community we will close all schools based on PA Department of Health recommendations regarding social distancing and large group gatherings. 
All schools will be closed effective Monday, March 16, 2020 and will remain closed until further notice. 
We will be in contact with you to provide updates as needed. 
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Symptom chart Guidance During Times of Crisis
We can control our sleep schedules, our exercise habits, our eating. We can control how much we talk to other people and the content of our conversations. We can say, "no, I don't want to talk about the pandemic; let's talk about something nice." We can absolutely do these things, and we should do these things. The more we regenerate and create in our little corners of the world, the more we each take care of our spaces, the better we will each feel, and the better each of us feels, the better all of us feel.
WBA Logo SAT Testing Cancellation
SAT Testing scheduled for tomorrow, March 14, 2020, has been cancelled.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Spanish Class Students National Foreign Language Week
Students participated in activities promoting the benefits of studying a foreign language. Daily announcemets were provided in Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, and Cantonese.  Some students enjoyed tasting Latin American Sodas, plantain and yucca chips, and cookies.  Some classes practiced converting foreign currency to US currency.  Later this month, Spanish classes will experience traditional Mexican folklore dances performed by Ballet Folklorico from St. Edward's University (Austin, TX).
WBA Logo WBASD Coronavirus Updates
Please utilize the webpage linked here for the most current information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
 
Rodgers' and Hammerstein's Cinderella Presented by The Wolfpack Players
The Wolfpack Players proudly present: Rodgers and Hammerstein's 

Cinderella!!!!

 

Show dates:

Thursday, February 27th at 7pm

Friday, February 28th at 7pm

Saturday, February 29th at 7pm

Sunday, March 1st at 2pm

 

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Team at Orchard House E. L. Meyers Speech & Debate team traveled to Cambridge, MA
Sixteen members of the E. L. Meyers Speech & Debate team traveled to Cambridge, MA to compete in the 46th Annual Harvard National Invitational Forensics Tournament over Presidents’ Day weekend, this February 14-17.  Harvard is the largest and most prestigious high school speech and debate tournament in the country.E. L. Meyers Speech & Debate
The members of the E. L. Meyers Speech & Debate Team, following their tour of Orchard House, the childhood home of Louisa May Alcott, in Concord, MA:
Front row:  Brook Chapple, Michaela Barney, Angel Estrella, Sam Conklin, Carlos Buestan, Samaria Brown, Anthony Martinez and Michael Jones
Back row:  Andre Roberson, Nicholas Wiley, Patrick Franckiewicz, Kevin Welles, Tio Marello, Logan Farrell, Erin Cook and Michael Andrews
Bubble balls KnockerBalls
The National Guard and their MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Stations) have provided physical activities for the students at Meyers this week.  Through the use of 14 KnockerBall Bubble balls the National Guard is building a rapport with the students.  The bubble balls are being used in gym class, some are participating in the Last Man Standing game, while others are just enjoying the experience.  In addition, the National Guard brought with them a football target, which allows the students to test their throwing ability.  The students are all smiles in the gym this week!
Breakfast 2 Go 2nd Chance at Breakfast
Students unable to take advantage of our breakfast program are now being offered a 2nd Chance at Breakfast.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.   It breaks the overnight fasting period, fuels the brain, and provides nutrients to maintain energy levels throughout the day.  2nd Chance Breakfast is available from 8:15-8:45.