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Principal's Corner


A message from our Assistant Principal, Ms. Burd

 

It’s hard to believe that the end of another school year is upon us! In addition to our WAIS traditions, we have also had a lot of “firsts'' this year. This was the first year that we implemented Warrior Block, which allowed students to get additional time with each of their teachers to refine their skills. The 7th and 8th-grade teachers worked very hard to ensure that this was a successful initiative. This was also the first year that we welcomed Mrs. Gerlach from “Communities in Schools” into our building; what a positive impact she has had on so many of our students. We had our first Computer Science Night in the fall, which Mrs. Austin worked tirelessly on to ensure that our students and families had an engaging evening of hands-on STEM activities. This year was the first time we held not one, but two dances for all 4 grades in our building. Thank you to the PTA, Mrs. Brunstetter, and our dance committee for bringing together a fun night of dancing and friendship. This year, Mrs. Ulrich coordinated the unique opportunity to welcome a Holocaust survivor into our classrooms through Zoom so we could hear a firsthand account of important history. Ms. Anagnost coordinated our Warrior Style after-school programs, which gave students many opportunities to participate in activities like pickleball with Mr. Burden, gardening with Ms. Bakhuizen, running with Mrs. Gerlach, Engineering in Nature, ArtSmart, coding with Mrs. Austin, Mr. Levinski, Mrs. Gagner, and Mrs. Morrissey, and mindfulness with the Shanthi project, to name a few. Mr. Meckley started daily trivia with the 8th graders to dismiss them from lunch in a fun new way! Mr. Fenton and his students engaged our student body with the Civil War Fair and Market Day. This is also the first year that we are having our school-wide activity day, Warrior Fest, which wouldn’t be happening without the help of Mrs. Corriere and Mrs. Hall. 

 

Along with these “firsts'' we are grateful for our WAIS traditions. Every month, Mrs. Silfies, Mrs. Ulrich, and the Student Council put together a multitude of engaging activities for our student body. All of the grade level teachers organized annual field trips, field days, and assemblies. Mrs. Korin and the drama club put on another amazing production, Lucky Hudson and the 12th Street Gang! Mrs. Kaufmann and Mrs. Feckete ensured that students got the extra help they needed through the NJHS tutoring program. Mr. Koch and Mrs. Moninghoff continue to impress us with their commitment to the music department. This year, our concert band earned 2nd place and our jazz band earned 1st place at the Hershey competition. Members of our encore team, led by Mrs. Moyer, hosted another amazing Showcase of the Arts, which allowed students to highlight their artistic abilities. Our Student Council members and the entire 8th grade did the most amazing send-off and return for our student-athletes participating in the Special Olympics at Liberty High School. We have had many “firsts,” we have many traditions, and I am excited to see what next year will bring at Wilson Area Intermediate School. Have a wonderful and restful summer, Warriors! Best of luck to our 8th graders moving to WAHS!

 

 


A message from our Principal, Mr. Chromey

Spring break is right around the corner and as we take one of our last breaks our minds need to be getting geared up to crush the PSSAs and Algebra I Keystone assessments. Remember that your hard work truly pays off. Each bit of effort you put in, whether it's reviewing past lessons with your teachers, working hard on Study Island problems, or asking questions on previous taught skills, each step brings you one step closer to success. These tests are a chance for you to show how much you've learned and grown, so give it your all! Don't be discouraged by challenges—see them as opportunities to learn and improve. Stay focused, stay positive, and believe in yourselves. I believe in you. You've got this!

 


A message from our Assistant Principal, Ms. Burd

It’s hard to believe that 2024 is upon us. I know this time of year can become very busy and stressful but I think it’s important to stop for a moment and consider some of the amazing things that have taken place in our school community so far this year. Our 7th-grade team conducted penny wars and raised over $1,100 for holiday gifts for our local families. Our encore team continues to engage us in the arts from the chorus and jazz band concerts and performances, to our highly successful Computer Science Night, to our cooking club teaming with some of our athletes to prepare and serve food at a local shelter.  Our students, staff, and PTA families worked together to coordinate our first-ever Holiday Market and Snow Ball, which brought over 400 students together for a night of fun and dancing. The Student Council embodies our Warrior Spirit as they continue to run exciting events month after month including spirit weeks, coat and food drives, and so much more! For example, they raised over $700 to donate to a local cancer organization. Our students are also doing a great job academically. Our 5th and 6th-grade students and staff are working hard together to ensure that everyone can read on grade level through our MTSS program. Our 7th and 8th-grade staff are going above and beyond in planning for our new Warrior Block, which provides opportunities for students to extend their learning and get additional help from their teachers in small groups. We have so many things to be grateful for as 2023 wraps up. We are excited to see what 2024 brings!