Order your School Calendar Today!

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Do you appreciate having a paper calendar to see district events and record your appointments? Once again WEOF is offering a paper version of the Wissahickon School District Calendar! Order forms will be in the school mailing this August. Calendars will be delivered to the students’ home room classrooms in September.

Mail-in orders for calendars are $5 each. If you wish to mail in an order, please download an order form here.

Calendars may be ordered online using a credit card for $6 each.
Please enter all information requested so the calendar may delivered in school to the student.

Student’s First and Last Name REQUIRED
Home Room Teacher/Room # for 2014-2015, REQUIRED
Student School for Delivery for 2014-2015, REQUIRED


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Wissahickon Teachers and Staff Honored

Making a donation to the Staff Tribute Program of the Wissahickon Educational
Opportunities Foundation is a meaningful way to honor exceptional people educating our students. All donations are directed back to the students through enriching educational programming.

In spring 2014 the following staff members were honored by families in the school district. Thank you for your generous donations and congratulations to all those recognized. This list will be updated as new Staff Tributes are named.

Rebecca Agler WMS
Christine Brandt WHS
Todd Brodie WHS
Susan Brown LGE
Phyllis Burke BBE
Larry Cannon WHS
Jeff Cappa WHS
John Conahan WHS
Julie Custer WHS
Theresa Deckebach BBE
Carolyn Dwyer WHS
Rose Esposito WHS
Meredith Falatek WHS
Brittany Gambone WHS
Felicia Glover WHS
Louis Gotlib WHS
Kelle Heim-McCloskey WSD
Matt Heppe WHS
Brett Hiett WHS
Michael Hood WHS
Susan Inderbitzen WHS
Daniel Joyce WHS
Ketty Kaminsky WHS
Kelly Krajnik BBE
Rob Levitt SGE
Liesl Madden SGE
Chris McDaniels WHS
Todd Omohundro BBE
Helen Park WMS
Melissa Perlman WHS
Ryan Perlman WHS
David Perrine WHS
Elise Powell SGE
Cynthia Pronko WHS
Rachel Reavy WHS
James Shoemaker WHS
Michael Shultz WHS
Sandra Swanger BBE
Chad Towarnicki WMS
Katie Tzorfas WHS
Donna Wolfert WHS
Whitney Yost WHS
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Honor a Wissahickon Educator with a Staff Tribute

Staff Tribute

The WEOF Staff Tribute is a meaningful way to say “thank you” to a Wissahickon teacher or staff member who has gone the extra mile for your student. A donation to WEOF in his or her honor will go toward funding educational grants in the district, such as inspirational assemblies, new technology and innovative programs.

Download a form by clicking HERE.

Thank you for your support!

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Thank you to the generous sponsors of Wissahickon Magic 2014

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Generous Local Businesses Support Wissahickon

Thank you to these local businesses for their donations to WEOF’s annual fundraiser, Wissahickon Magic. Please show your appreciation of their support of Wissahickon education. You can click on the links below to be directed to the business’s web sites.

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Frog Hollow Racquet Club

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Comcast Spectacor

Saffron Indian Kitchen

Cantina Feliz

Ristorante San Marco

The Family Jewels

Zakes Cakes and Cafe

Broad Axe Tavern

Act II Playhouse

Ambler Area YMCA

Lee’s Hoagie House of Blue Bell

1812 Productions

Patricia’s Nail & Hair Salon

Carmine’s Italian Grille

Blue Bell Country Club

Arris

Golden Sea

Forest & Main Brewing Company

Dr. Mirabile’s Best Impression Spa

Tumbling Dice Entertainment

Upper Dublin Sports Center

Chambers 19 Bistro and Bar

Domani Star

Fireside Bar & Grille

Il Giardino Pizza Cafe

Po Le Cucina

The Horsham Pub

Village Tavern

Seasons 52

Wissahickon High School

Philadelphia Chocolate Tours

Andrea Loughlin Portraiture

Green Tea Nails

Ultimate Illusions Salon

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Thank you for your support! Over $12,000 Raised!

The Wissahickon Educational Opportunities Foundation (WEOF) hosted its annual fundraiser, Wissahickon Magic, on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Over $12,000 was raised. Thank you to everyone who supported this event, whether by attending, purchasing raffles, sponsoring or donating. All your generous contributions go toward enriching educational programs.

Wissahickon Magic

Over one hundred guests enjoyed music, dinner, casino-style games, raffles and a live auction.

Did you miss Wissahickon Magic, but would still like to support WEOF? Click on the Donate button on the upper right of this page.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

2014 WEOF Raffle Winners:

$250 Amazon Gift Card Jayce Coleman
Four Disney Park Hopper Passes Ross & Carla Cleary
Restaurant Gift Card Basket Karen Donofrio
32Gb iPad Air Marcus & Jamie Hernandez

 

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Pug Mill Grant revitalizes Ceramics Program

At the January meeting of the WEOF Board, a grant request for a Pug Mill was approved. Recently, Mr. Ian Williams, WHS Art Teacher, provided this report:

Let me begin by thanking WEOF again for their generosity.  Our new pug mill will change the culture of the studio greatly.  Previous to having the pug mill, our system for recycling clay took a minimum of four days to go from used clay scrap to useable clay.  We would have to wait for the clay to dry completely (which could be 2-3 days on its own), a day to soak the dry clay in water, a day to mix the clay, two days of putting the clay on plaster bats to cure, and then the students would have to wedge the clay to insure it was rid of air bubbles which are responsible for projects exploding in the kiln during firing.  All in all, it was a time and labor intensive process which was a heavy draw on materials and resources, and ultimately took time away from the students’ true Recycling clay with the pug millengagement with the creative process.  What previously took four days minimum to accomplish now takes about twenty minutes total.  It produces better clay that is easier for the students to work with and results in fewer artworks destroyed in the firing process.  We can recycle clay three or four times a day.  This means the clay does not have the chance to dry out completely which creates large amounts of airborne dust, making for a cleaner, safer, and healthier studio.  As our numbers grow steadily each year, my Beginning and Advanced Ceramics classes ultimately need one basic thing to function, clay. With our new pug mill I can insure that clay will always be readily available to every student.WHS Student Artist creating in clay

Thanks again for everything! We could not do what we do without you!

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WEOF Grants $30,000 for new Fitness Center Equipment

The WHS Fitness Center, used by all high school students, is in the process of a renovation, which got a huge kickstart with new equipment purchased using WEOF grant funds. See the video here.

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School District calendar goes digital

If you are not ready for a digital-only calendar then send in your order now for a paper calendar produced by WEOF.  A limited number of calendars will be printed.  Cost is $5.   Send cash or check (payable to WEOF) to WEOF Calendar, 601 Knight Road, Ambler, PA 19002.  Please include your child’s name, the school they attend, grade and classroom or homeroom teacher’s name.  Questions?  Contact us at mail@weof.org or click on the LINK below, print off the form and  order your calendar NOW!  WEOF calendar 2011 AUGUST FLYER.  Thank you for your support.

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WEOF Supports Family Awareness Night!

Wissahickon High School’s 15th Annual Family Awareness Night-Tuesday, April 12, 2011 

Guests can choose up to 2 additional break-out presentations following Session One’s keynote presentation in the auditorium

Session One:  Dr. Michael Fowlin’s “I’m NOT the Enemy” at 6:45 p.m. (only this presentation is offered during Session 1)

Session Two: 8:10-8:50 p.m.         Session Three: 9:00-9:40 p.m.     Choose up to 2 from the topics below for Sessions 2 and 3

‘Wissahickon Cooks! Live’ invites YOU to be a member of the “live” studio audience for an adventure in cooking!  Watch as culinary experts cook up mouth-watering treats during a special taping of the show.  Segments will air on WTV (Comcast 28 and Verizon 41) and online at www.wsdweb.org on the WTV page. Following the taping, there will be a brief Q+A with the staff. Space is limited so be sure to sign up at registration! We welcome Mrs. Paula Bywaters, WHS Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher and Mr. Seth Pollins, Healthy Eating Specialist and Demo Chef from Whole Foods who will be our presenters.  Tasty samples will be shared!

Can Life “Be Easy” when it’s difficult?  Ben Alessi was just like you, ready to go to college and take on the world, when a terrible chance accident changed his life forever.  Life suddenly seemed so hard and he just wanted it to “be easy.” Realizing the power of gratitude and compassion changed him from a self-interested teen into a compassionate and giving young man with the will to overcome.  His “Be Easy” philosophy encourages “generosity and positivity.”  Allow Ben to inspire you with his story of living with gratitude, determination and hope.  Check it out – He also has an apparel line: Easy Threads Clothing! 

The Road to College: An Insider’s Look   Come listen as WHS’s first-ever dedicated college counselor, Christopher Plentus, unravels the mystery of college admissions and the road to get there.  Chris was a former College Admissions counselor; his wealth of insider- knowledge, wisdom and experience is certain to enlighten and inform.  This is especially worthwhile for juniors and even sophomores.

Ditch the workout and join the party!  Come Zumba your cares away with this exhilarating fitness craze set to motivating music with easy-to-follow steps.  Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue, Belly dancing, swing, hip hop as well as aerobic dance moves will help tone your body, work your core and make you feel fantastic!  Mrs. Amy Hawe, WHS Physical Education Teacher, is a certified Zumba instructor who will lead participants in the “feel happy” routines of this musically based fitness movement that will bring everyone to greater joy and health.

Steer Clear: Avoid the ‘mourning’ after from impaired driving  Montgomery County Assistant DA, Bradford Richman will present the documentary “Jessica’s Story,” the story of a 16 year-old Montgomery County high school student who was killed in a car crash at the hands of a 19 year-old drunk driver.  The story, as seen through the eyes of those involved, tells of the devastating and never-ending impact these horrific cases have on the lives of families in our communities.  This reality-based presentation brings a clear message: choices have consequences.

Gab with Gerber  You have questions, and PA Representative Mike Gerber would like to answer them. Maybe you want to know how and why he chose a career in politics?  What’s going to happen with funding to state universities?  What are his ideas for alternative energy initiatives in Pennsylvania?  Bring your questions and engage in conversation with Representative Gerber, he is your voice in Harrisburg. You may even discover your own role in public service. 

 Anxiety overload?  You’re not alone…   Francesca Pileggi was overwhelmed with many things, but when her cousin committed suicide, she felt immense guilt and asked herself, “why him and not me”?  Soon she was overcome with debilitating fear and panic attacks.  Francesca courageously shares her own life experiences and helps to erase the stigma of mental illness, encouraging anyone, especially teens, to seek help and support if they are sensing feelings of anxiety or depression.  Her triumphs will move and encourage you.  

 When you stand up, does your brain sit down?   When you speak before a group does your heart pound or your voice crack?  This interactive workshop will help you become more confident in public speaking situations, be it for college interviews, job interviews, or a class presentation. Acquire techniques to overcome nervousness and promote relaxation.  Public speaking coach, Lynne Jacobus, will demonstrate the skills of effective speaking through techniques that allow you to concentrate on your message and your audience, be animated, easily understood, and poised.

Brought to you by the WHS Parent-Teacher Council in memory of Mrs. Frances ‘Boo’ Crofton.

Funding from the Wissahickon Educational Opportunities Foundation (WEOF)

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