As a service for those parents and community members who would like to volunteer in the district, we are offering on site fingerprinting services, FingerprintsNOW (www.fingerprintsnow.com). The two days for this service will be Wednesday, August 20 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, and Monday August 25 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Administration Building. Each individual will need to register online at www.pa.cogentid.com ahead of time and should click on the Department of Education icon then the Register Online link. Applicants will make their payment online using a credit card or debit card for $28.75, and bring the receipt to the Administration Building on the day of fingerprinting. Fingerprints are one of three required clearances needed to be considered as a "Substantial Volunteer" in Wissahickon. Click the the tab for more information regarding the required clearances.
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!
All students wishing to drive to school and park at WHS must have a parking permit. Click over to the "Activities" page to download the Parking Permit Privilege Form. To receive your parking permit, complete the form and return it to Mrs. Kennedy in the Activities Office. The student parking fee for the 2014-2015 school year is $50.
Dear Blue Bell Families and Staff,
I hope this email/letter finds you enjoying summer and this beautiful weather.
My purpose in writing to you is to share information about plans for Blue Bell Elementary School for the 2014-15 school year.
First, I know you will join me in thanking Dr. Sanni for his outstanding service to Blue Bell Elementary School last semester. I was grateful that he was able to assist us last year while Mrs. Fagan was out. To date, Mrs. Fagan is still out on leave. Therefore, for the upcoming school year, Dr. Concetta Lupo will be the acting principal at Blue Bell Elementary School. For consistency, Dr. Lupo will be serving as principal for the entire school year. She has extensive experience as an elementary principal, most recently as the Principal of Mattison Avenue Elementary School. She has additionally served as a teacher, Reading Specialist, Staff Developer and Director of Elementary Programs. I know you will join me in welcoming her to Blue Bell Elementary School. Dr. Lupo will be available at Blue Bell Elementary School as of July 23, 2014.
My thanks to all of you as we have worked through this transition. Please continue to enjoy summer and I look forward to a great year at Blue Bell Elementary School.
Judith M. Clark
Superintendent of Schools
SUMMER READ...Just completed book 2 by our very own fantastic author MATTHEW HEPPE—Child of the Knight. This was the sequel to Eternal Knight. As with the first, it held my attention and I loved the strength of the characters and the different relationships... Click into this news headline for more information about Mr. Heppe's book.
It is with great pleasure that we present to you the Summer 2014 edition of the WHS Parent-Teacher Council Newsletter. This is our annual end-of-year keepsake issue, featuring thousands of names and photos of our students and their many impressive distinctions. A printed issue will be mailed to your home soon. A special WHSpotlights student-recognition insert is also included. Click into this news headline for more info and to download a PDF version of the newsletter.
From June 20-August 29th, the WHS Main Office will be open from 8:00am-2:00pm.
The WEOF Staff Tribute is a great way to say "thank you" to a Wissahickon teacher or staff member. A donation will go in his or her honor and will go towards funding educational grants in the district. Click the tab for the donation form.
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. Check back soon for ESL info. Click the event title to access the information.
Click this news headline to access important dates for graduation projects, final exams, and makeup exams.
Public hours will start Tuesday May 27th 2014 thru August 8th 2014 from 5pm to dusk: subject to change.
We encourage individuals, families and friends to take advantage of this opportunity.
Large organized groups must place their request in advance and follow the district's Facilities Use Policy.
The WHS stadium track will be closed for public hours in the event of inclement weather conditions or if the facility has been reserved.
Closed June 11th 12th & July 1st thru 5th
Appropriate clothing, sneakers/walking shoes are a must. No cleats
No bicycles, skateboards or roller skates
To prevent premature wear of the track we ask runners/walkers to use the outer lanes.
Click into this news headline to download a copy of the 2014-2015 WSD Calendar.
Click this announcement headline to view or download a copy of a calendar for May-August that lists all day numbers, IE days and other important information.
This year, WHS teachers and students are actively invloved with the new Mathematics curriculum focused on College Preparatory Math (CPM). Click this news headline or navigate to the Academics page to learn more about CPM.
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.