For a 30-hour period beginning at 6 p.m. on March 13, the community will have the chance to support the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) by participating in the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania’s Raise the Region online fundraising event. Raise the Region provides an opportunity for people who care about their community to come together and raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in 30 hours.
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation recently concluded its annual Holiday Essay Contest, during which students in kindergarten through sixth grade were asked to answer, in 200 words or less: “What does the holiday season mean to you and why?” From a pool of 127 entries, the top 25 winners were selected and will receive free ride on The Santa Express on Friday, Dec. 7, sponsored by the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce.
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) announced it recently awarded $24,009 in grants to support six programs and initiatives across the district. Those awarded were among the foundation’s first this school year that have the potential to impact thousands of student now and into the future.
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) announced today its distribution of 152 brand-new books to the elementary library system as part of its annual Building Libraries Through Literacy Program.
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) announced this year’s appointment of five new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are Brooke Beiter, Lisa Cramer, Wanda Erb, Carol Fausnaught and Allison Staiman.
Sept. 20, 2018, marked the first Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation Donor & Alumni Appreciation Event. The event recognized this year's cohort of distinguished alumni, while also provided an experience to better engage the education foundation's donor base. The event brought more than 100 guests to Trade and Transit Center II in downtown Williamsport who got to witness this year’s Distinguished Alumni accept their awards.
Author, youth advocate, and entrepreneur Rodney Walker spent two days at Williamsport Area School District this week. On Wednesday, Walker met with about 100 students from Williamsport Area High School and Williamsport Area Middle School in the high school’s Blackbox Theatre, followed by an exclusive luncheon with about 25 counselors, psychologists and teachers from WAHS and WAMS.
During his time at Williamsport Area High School, Scott Harmon '88 was a student-athlete: He excelled in football and track and was a member of the winning Eastern Conference Championship football team and record-holding track team. But for those who knew him, he was known for much more: his smile, his heart, positivity and zest for life. Scott was a beloved family member, friend and co-worker who devoted his time to coaching youth sports.
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) recently accepted a $7,640 grant on behalf of the Williamsport Area High School art department from the Tree House Fund at the First Community FoundationPartnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP).
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