Home & School Association

Wissahickon Trojan Mascot LogoWelcome to the Home & School Association at Wissahickon Middle School!

The Wissahickon Middle School Home and School Association (H&SA) is an active, involved and enthusiastic group of parents whose primary goal is to strengthen the partnership between home and school.

Our main purpose is to:

  • Channel the energies and talents of parents into areas which will enrich the lives of our children
  • Support and fund school activities and programs
  • Improve communication between home and school

2018-2019 H&SA Meetings - Open to all families!

All meetings are held in the WMS Library

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 12:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 12:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Wissahickon High School

2018-2019 Events and Activities


  • Welcome Back Staff Breakfast: Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Book Fair: Wednesday, November 14 through Wednesday, November 21, 2018
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Staff Desserts: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • Visiting Author Day: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Staff Luncheon: Thursday, March 28, 2019

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.

Volunteer Opportunities at WMS

  • Sixth Grade Event
  • Seventh Grade Event
  • Eighth Grade Committee
  • Art Show Monitors
  • Barnes and Noble Night
  • Faculty Welcome Back Breakfast
  • Fundraising
  • Mini-Grant Review Committee
  • Fall and Spring Picture Day
  • Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers
  • School Store Volunteers
  • Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • Staff Holiday Breakfast
  • Student Directory Assistance
  • Visiting Author Event
  • WMS Spirit Wear Sales
  • Trojan Café
  • Back to the Kids

2018-2019 Executive Board


Co-Presidents: Maureen Stanek & Joyce Keller
Treasurer: Tara Graefe
Corresponding Secretary/Fundraising Coordinator:Tina Costell
Recording Secretary: Michele Eby
Past President: Jill Lafferty

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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