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STRENGTHENING FAMILY PROGRAM OFFERED AT WASD

Windber School District would like to invite your family to' Family Date Night.'
The Strengthening Families program is a FREE 7 week series to help parents and kids in grades 5-8 prepare for the teen years! This program includes a weekly free dinner, Fun Family Games, Weekly prizes, free childcare for younger family members, and a graduation gift! Contact The Middle School/High School at 467-4567 for more information. Sessions will be held on October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29 December 6 at Windber High School beginning at 5:30.
Deadline to register is noon on Monday, October 15th.

UPDATE: Windber Family Date Night has had a TERRIFIC response!! Our first session IS full, HOWEVER we DO plan to have a spring session this school year. Be on the lookout for further information in the spring!!
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Junior High Soccer Defeats Southern Fulton

By William Minahan

The Junior High soccer team defeated Southern Fulton 4-2 on Tuesday night as the team celebrated eighth-grade recognition.
Joe McKelvey had an early goal to set the game in motion. Early in the second half Southern Fulton had a nice goal to tie the game. About 1 minute after that, William Minahan banged a goal in from distance to put the Ramblers up 2-1.
Southern Fulton wanted to win, so they came back and scored to tie the game up again. With a win on their minds, Mariah Andrews found her way to the back of the net making the score 3-2 in favor on Windber. Joe McKelvey tallied his second goal of the night with a header to set the final score of 4-2.
The Ramblers travel to Johnstown Christian this Friday and Southern Fulton on Saturday before finishing the season at home on Monday.
After almost a decade of playing co-ed soccer in AYSO and junior high together, the eighth graders moving on to boys’ and girls’ varsity soccer next fall are Karah Ashbrook, Stephen Campitell, Brendan Curry, Grace Curtis, Lindsey Custer, Samantha Horner, Alexis James, William Minahan, Rylee Ott, Anna Steinbeck, Shannon Tokarsky, and Braydon Wojcik.
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Windber Girls Varsity Soccer October 4th, 2018

By Jason Tyger

The Windber Lady Ramblers’ varsity soccer team beat the Richland Lady Rams by a score of 5-1 on Thursday night.
The Rams struck first with a goal by Caroline Dubstep with 26:23 left in the first half, to make the score 1-0 Rams. However, it did not take the Ramblers long at all to strike back, with a goal from Kasey Costlow, her seventeenth of the season, thanks to the assist from Caroline McClain. At the end of the first half, the score was tied up at 1-1.
Only two minutes into the second half, Makaela Cominsky scored her fifth goal of the season, making the score 2-1. At this point in the game, the Lady Ramblers took over. The Ramblers continued to put 3 more points on the board with two more goals from Kasey Costlow and one from Caroline McClain. The Ramblers won the game 5-1.
Sophomore Courtlynn Bowden stated, “I think we did well tonight. We had our ups and our downs, but we really came together in the end.”
“We played pretty well,” said sophomore Kylie Ashbrook. “We started out slow, but the second half was definitely better. We just need to step to more balls and be more physical on our drives.”
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ROTARY FOOD BOWL - WINDBER VS CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP

C'mon Ramblers - Let's Beat Township! Bring your non-perishable food items to the school offices from October 9 to 11. The district with the most food donations wins the Trophy and bragging rights. The grade in each building with the highest donations wins a pizza party for the whole grade! Go Ramblers!
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Junior High Forensics Has Strong First Showing

By Veronica Crum

The Junior High Forensics team had their first meet on October 3rd. A total of 7 students placed in their categories. For Drama, Saarah Bryant won 4th place. For Informational, Veronica Crum placed 2nd. For Prose, the Ramblers had 3 students place. Cecilia Bean won 3rd, Molly Birkhimer won 4th, and Gracie Crum won 6th. Parker Flanagan placed 6th in Poetry. Finally, Logan Lamb won 3rd in Persuasive. Everyone did very well, as it was their first meet for most of the competitors. The next Junior High Forensics meet is on October 18th.
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Windber Volleyball Falls to the Lady Mountaineers

By Sam Toki
The Lady Ramblers volleyball team had a rocky start against Berlin on Monday night and lost three out of the five sets. The set scores were 25-19, 25-21, and 25-14, but Windber fought until the very end. Windber libero Julia Woodley had 18 digs. Hitter Baylee Roxby had 7 kills while Olivia Ott recorded 5. Ott and Madison Leonardis both had 8 digs. Leonardis also had 18 assists. Amanda Cominsky had 3 blocks and 4 kills against the Mountaineers. Hope Bidelman had 9 digs. The Lady Ramblers are now 8-2. Their next game is away against the Richland Lady Rams on October 3rd. The varsity game will start at 7:15 pm.
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Junior High Soccer Rolls Over Berlin

By William Minahan

The Junior High Soccer team improved their record to 6-1-1 on Monday with a 7-2 victory over Berlin Monday.
After falling behind 1-0 early in the game, the Ramblers quickly rebounded. Anna Steinbeck tallied two goals including a penalty kick that soared past the Berlin goalie. Lexi James also added two goals to extend the lead.
Eighth graders William Minahan, Rylee Ott and Shannon Tokarsky brought in a goal each to set the final score.
The Ramblers travel to Meyersdale on Tuesday, and play at home against North Star this Wednesday at 4:30. Hope to see you there!
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Lady Ramblers Defeat Meyersdale

By Jason Tyger

The Windber Lady Ramblers’ varsity soccer team defeated the Meyersdale Lady Red Raiders 3-0 Saturday night.
Nikki Kaiser opened the scoring for the Lady Ramblers as she scored her seventh goal of the season, the first of the game. But the game evened out, and no goals were scored by either team for the rest of the first half.
Windber got back on the scoreboard in the second half as Caroline McClain scored to make it 2-0, and senior captain Kasey Costlow scored the final goal with 0.7 seconds left on the clock.
Freshman Gina Gaye said, “I thought we played well tonight. We stepped up when we needed to and put on a good performance.”
“Yeah, we played well tonight,” added freshman Gabi Klingenberg, “but it was the little things that made it kind of a slow game.”
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ELEMENTARY STUDENTS LUNCH MENU UPDATE

Beginning on Wednesday, October 3rd, elementary students will have the option of purchasing a salad as a main menu entree every day. We will rotate every other week between a Grilled Chicken Salad, followed by a Chef Salad. These items will count as 1 Serving of Vegetables, 1 serving of Protein and 1 serving of Grain. Students will still be able to add an additional vegetable, fruit and/or milk to trays to make a meal.
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