The WEOF board approves grants totaling $5,600!

The WEOF board recently approved these grant requests from Wisshickon teachers:

romo-lookingup-rightMs. Katrina Rachubinski received a grant for $1,000 for “Romo Robots in Education”, a program that will enhance problem solving, programming and integration of science and math at WMS.

Blue Bell Elementary, Lower Gwynedd Elementary, Shady Grove Elementary, Stony Creek Elementary and Wissahickon Middle School each received a $600 grant toward a performing arts assembly.

Ms. Jennifer Bridgens at WMS received a grant of $400 for the WissPals program, which promotes friendship and understanding between students of different abilities.

Ms. Jennifer Kern received a grant of $1,200 for “Becoming an Entrepreneur”, a program in which WHS students will experience creating and running a business in a hands-on manner.

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Order your School Calendar Today!


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 School for Delivery
Student’s Full Name
Home Room Teacher/Room #/Grade

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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
Paula Bywaters WHS
Larry Cannon WHS
Jeff Cappa WHS
Mari-An Cmiel BBE
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
Krystyn Rinnier WHS
James Shoemaker WHS
Michael Shultz WHS
Sandra Swanger BBE
Chad Towarnicki WMS
Katie Tzorfas WHS
Donna Wolfert WHS
Whitney Yost WHS
The Transportation Department WSD


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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.

From the Boot

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


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.



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 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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