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Wissahickon High School

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

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

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Please click into this news headline to access an UPDATED important letter from the WHS Guidance department.
This week we learned from the Governor's office that beginning July 25, 2015 there will be changes to the fees associated with two of the three background checks for volunteers. As of that date, the costs associated to the background checks at the state level (PA Child Abuse Report and PA State Criminal Report) for volunteers will be waived. The third background check, the Federal Criminal Report (FBI Fingerprinting), will remain in effect in accordance with the previously published guidelines and costs. As before, if a volunteer has lived in Pennsylvania continuously for the past 10 years, he or she is not required to obtain the FBI fingerprinting report if that volunteer signs the WSD Volunteer Disclosure Form. WSD understands that many volunteers have already obtained the PA Child Abuse and the PA State Criminal Reports at the combined cost of $20. We apologize for this inconvenience, but please know the issue is out of the school district's control. It is unclear at this point how the clearances will be processed without payment beginning July 25th but we will provide further information when it becomes available. To read more about this issue, click the tab for the Governor's Announcement. Thank you for your attention to this important information. As always, we appreciate your willingness to volunteer in our schools.
Wissahickon Senior Nathan DeGroat has been named to the prestigious 2015 US Lacrosse Academic All American Team via votes of high school coaches representing the Eastern Pa. region. Click into this news headline for more information.
Information about and registration forms for summer school remediation and enrichment programs for Music, Tennis and Camp Invention are available on the Summer School page. Click the event title to access the information.
Click into this news headline for important information regarding Senior Portrait retakes.
Any student who misses any exams and their initial make-up date, due to an absence, MUST make-up the exam on Thursday June 25th, Thursday July 9th, or Thursday August 13th at 9:00am in the WHS Upper Cafeteria. Failure to make-up exams will result in a "0%" for the exam grade.
Parents - Your assistance is needed. Please click into this news headline to read an important message from Principal Lyn Fields regarding procedures for ill students.
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 3/6/2015)
With your photos, we can raise money for college scholarships for students at WHS. Click into this news headline to learn how YOU can help!
In an effort to continue and enhance the tradition of offering scholarship money to graduating seniors, we are in search of additional sponsors. Click this news headline for more information.
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.
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.
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.
Please consider establishing or contributing to the WHS Scholarship Fund. Scholarships go a long way to assisting our students further their educations. Contact Lyn Fields@ lfields@wsdweb.org or Bobbi Kennedy @ bkennedy@wsdweb.org. Thank you!
Once again for the 2014-2015 school year, WHS is proud to offer many scholarship opportunities for our graduating seniors. Click this announcement title to access both the 2014-2015 WHS Scholarship Listing and the application form. Apply today!

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