Home and School Association

Wissahickon W logoWelcome to the Home & School Association at Wissahickon High School!

We hope that you will join us in our efforts to provide programs, activities, and services which benefit our students, teachers, staff, and families! The H&SA serves as a forum in which parents, teachers, administrators, and community members discuss ways to promote quality education, expand the arts, encourage Community involvement, and work for a healthy environment and safe neighborhoods.

H&SA Meetings

All meetings are open to WHS parents/guardians!

  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Upper Cafeteria – The focus is on Study Skills.
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Upper Cafeteria – The focus is on Course Selection.
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Upper Cafeteria – The focus is on drug and alcohol trends.
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Upper Cafeteria – The focus is on the college application process.


How to Become a Volunteer


There are many opportunities for family members to become involved in their child’s education through the H&SA. If you would like to volunteer, be sure to refer to the requirements below.

To ensure the safety and welfare of students and personnel in the district and to comply with state and federal laws, Wissahickon School District implemented new school volunteer policies, WSD Board Policy #902 and Policy #806, and Guidelines Policy #806.1 related to the Child Protective Services Law and the PA School Code.

District Volunteer Policy - Who needs full clearances? Q & A

  1. Complete an annual WSD Volunteer Disclosure Statement (for all returning and new volunteers)
  2. If you are a new volunteer, obtain and submit the following clearances:
    • Child Abuse History Clearance
    • PA State Police Criminal Background Check
    • FBI Fingerprints (Act 114) - Effective November 28, 2017 there is a new provider.
    • Enter your service code (1KG6Y3 for Volunteering)
    • Complete registration process
    • Select a location & appointment time.
    • Print the pre-enrollment form to take to your appointment with a check, money order or credit card.
    • NOTE: (FBI clearance is not required if you've been a Pennsylvania resident for ten consecutive years prior to the date of your volunteer application and you complete the Volunteer Disclosure Statement)
  3. Submit WSD Volunteer Disclosure Statement and clearances to the school your child attends.
  4. Once your paperwork has been processed, you will receive a link via your email to complete an online Child Abuse Recognition Training session. (For new volunteers)

For step by step instructions on completing the requirements to volunteer, please refer to the Requirements for Volunteering at WSD.

Join the WHS College Facebook Group for Parents/Guardians

We encourage our families to join the Wissahickon H&SA College Facebook Group. The sole purpose of this group is to discuss college and career preparation services relevant to our children in our community. Topics include:

  • Academic programs in and out of school
  • SAT and ACT tutors
  • Community service and career awareness
  • Access to our College Preparation Resource Guide, with resources from previous college fairs

Click here to access the group. Click 'Join' button at the top right of the webpage. Our administrator will receive your request and approve it if you’re a WHS H&SA member.


To contact an Admin of the Facebook group, click here to send an email.


H&SA Communication

2017-2018 Executive Board

Co-Presidents: Jill Lafferty & Jen Acuna
Treasurer: Lila Davenport
Corresponding Secretary: Karen Gruen
Recording Secretary: Jill Palmer

Wissahickon Teachers and Staff: Apply for a Learning Grant

Driven by a common mission to support ongoing educational opportunities for Wissahickon students, WEOF and our Home and School Associations use a new Common Grant Application to streamline the grant application and approval process. Grants may be submitted by Wissahickon administrators, teachers, counselors, coaches and class/activity sponsors.

Learning Grant Application Guidelines
Common Grant Application