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Wissahickon High School

521 Houston Road, Ambler, PA  19002
Phone: 215-619-8112 Fax: 215-619-8113

Lyn Fields, Principal
Thomas Andrzejewski, Associate Principal
James Cairnes, Assistant Principal
Karen Gebhardt, Assistant Principal
Thomas Meier, Director of Sports and Activities



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DO NOT ENTER SIGNS ARE POSTED AT THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL: AVOID ENTERING THE LANE IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL DURING THE HOURS OF 7:00—7:30 A.M. AND 2:30—3:00 P.M. It is a dangerous situation with cars pulling in and out and students getting into and out of cars. Students may be dropped off and picked up at the stadium lot and at the auditorium side of the building. Thank you for your cooperation.
WHS Happenings for the week of January 26, 2015. Click the announcement title to access the Happenings in PDF format.
Click this news headline to read the weekly "We Believe" letter from WHS Principal, Ms. Lyn Fields.
The elementary schools in the Wissahickon School District will be holding a Pre-Registration Overview for the parents of 2015-2016 Kindergartners. The kindergarten overview will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 9:30 am. Click this announcement heading for important dates and additional info.
At the January 12th Board of School Directors meeting there was a presentation about Literacy in the Elementary schools given by the four elementary principals. This presentation provided information regarding the elementary literacy program, curriculum, and the McGraw-Hill Wonders program. Highlights included explanation of the shift from the legacy PA Academic to the PA Core Standards, an explanation of the increase in rigor and critical thinking skills based upon the revised PA Core Standards, Wissahickon aligned curriculum, and materials, as well as description of the components of literacy, that include shared reading, guided reading, and academic vocabulary. Narrative, opinion, and informational writing has been a focus for the 2014-15 school year as a result of the changes in the Standards and was also highlighted in this presentation. Click the tab for the link to the presentation.
Click the tab for the 2015-2016 School Calendar, which was approved at the January 12th School Board Meeting.
The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit proudly presents the Parent Engagement Speaker Series, an array of parent engagement workshops designed to provide families with information, answers, and resources to maximize the student educational experience. Click the tab more details.
Read up on the latest news from WEOF! Click into the news headline to access January's Newsletter.
The Wissahickon High School Winter Semi-Formal will be held on Saturday, February 7th at 7:30 PM at Wissahickon High School in the Square Gymnasium. Click this news headline for more information about the dance and the form to purchase tickets.
Click into this news headline to find out information about the upcoming Keystone and Midterm Assessments at WHS.
Beginning Wednesday, December 10th, all visitors to the high school will need to show a valid, government-issued ID (driver's license) when entering the school. This will enable a check and provide an electronic picture visitor tag. Thank you for your cooperation.
The Fall edition of the WHS Parent-Teacher Council Newsletter is out! Click this announcement headline to learn more and access the newsletter.
Click this news headline to access the I/E Selection Deadlines for Spring 2015.
Click this announcement headline to view or download a copy of a calendar for September-April that lists all day numbers, IE days and other important information. (Revised 11/11/14)
To increase the efficiency of our school-to-home communications, in particular our 'robo calls', the district utilizes an emergency notification systems known as School Messenger. This system sends out calls, emails and text messages for general information, absences and snow closings/other emergencies. Parents should be setting up an account and/or updating their contact information through School Messenger so that information is received in a timely and efficient manner. Click into this news headline to access the link to set up your School Messenger account.

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