Next Thursday, May 20, Windber Boro has scheduled road paving on 23rd Street from Graham Avenue to Cambria Avenue. This is the street that runs the entire length of the front of the HS/MS complex. Knowing well in advance that this is planned to take place, we were able to evaluate all information and make the decision to have a Tentative Virtual Education Day for the High School and Middle School ONLY on Thursday, May 20. 2021. This would be a syncronous day for all HS & MS students. This paving is contingent on the weather for Thursday. If this plan should change we will notify you by Alert System, our website and social media. Elementary students will report to school as usual.
The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
US News and World Report released their 2021 rankings of the Best Public High Schools in the United States. Windber Area High School continued to demonstrate its success in the rankings by being rated the highest-ranking local high school in the area, which includes Somerset, Cambria, Blair and Bedford counties.
Windber Area High School is ranked #1 locally, as well as the 177th best High School in Pennsylvania in the 2021 rankings, which includes 711 high schools across 500 public school districts. Windber also ranked 4,383rd nationally out of 17,857 high schools. Outdistancing all other local high schools.
Pennsylvania’s Coronavirus mitigation order has been revised and changed Effective May 17th.
The Senior High Honors Program (Grades 9-11) was held on Monday, May 3rd at in the high school auditorium. You can watch the video of that program here.
Congratulations to Adelynn York for being named Somerset County Outstanding Young Woman of the Year, daughter of our own Jen York, Elementary K/4 Teacher. Also congratulations to Eva Spangler for being named Cambria County Outstanding Young Woman of the Year . daughter of our own, Mrs. Amy Spangler, Senior High Guidance. Also congratulations to Morgan Rapsky for winning several different catagories.
These TSA students competed virtually at the TSA State competition last week. They placed in the following events:
Challenging Tech Issues: 1st place - Layla Gray & Libby Folmar
PA-Digital Video: 1st place - Layla Gray & Andrew Minahan
STEM Animation: 1st place - Victoria Burkey, Taylor Dzurko, Avery Goncher
Forensic Technology: 3rd place - Libby Folmar & Andrew Minahan
Congratulations on an outstanding achievement and good luck to them as they will next compete at the National level in June.
Congratulations to Rebecca Wright for being crowned the 74th Somerset County Maple Queen. She also won the Talent Award, Promenade Award, and the Interview Award.
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Wed 4/14 & 4/28 - Early Dismissal - HS/MS 12:00 - ES - 12:30
No School Friday, May 14
No School Friday, May 28 & Monday, May 31
Last Day for Students - Wednesday, June 2nd
Victim Services of Somerset and Cambria Counties is offering a FREE educational training through the Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative for all adults in Cambria and Somerset Counties.