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Extreme Heat Dismissal

Windber Area School District will dismiss today Wednesday September 5th due to extreme heat at 1:00 pm for the High school/middle school and 1:30 for the elementary school. All after school activities are still on as scheduled. Normal school operations will resume Thursday 9/6. Please continue to monitor local news and media outlets for additional information.
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WASD Welcomes New Middle School Principal - Dr. Jason Hicks

At the regularly scheduled meeting of WASD's Board of Education on Tuesday, June 19th, Dr. Jason Hicks was hired as the new Middle School Principal. Dr. Hicks comes to us from Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center where he served as Principal, Special Education and Federal Programs Coordinator. Dr. Hicks is a 2004 Graduate of California University with a B.S. in Technology Education, a 2010 graduate of St. Francis University with a Masters of Educational Leadership, and a 2018 graduate of Indiana University of PA with a Doctorate of Administration and Leadership Studies.
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Reminder: If you received a telephone/email message because your child has vaccinations that are required in order to begin the 2018 - 2019 school year, please submit proof of vaccinations to the school nurse prior to the first day of school or your child may risk exclusion.

If students that do not have their updated immunizations in paper copy to the nurse before the first day of school, then students will not be able to participate in all after schools activities or sports'.

If you have already submitted proof of your child's vaccination to the school nurse, no further action is required
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A student store has been opened at the HS/MS. They are in the process of selling "Windber Rambler" t-shirts. We have sizes from Small to 2 XL - they are $10.00 each. Please contact Ms. Tracy Cover at if you would like to purchase a shirt, but do not have a student in the HS or MS who can purchase the shirt for you. More "Rambler" items will be sold in the near future.
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WASD Firearms Awareness and Safety Program

Where: Camp Hamilton Environmental Education Center and Paint Borough Sportsmen's Grounds

When: Saturday, August 11, 2018

Who: WASD Professional Teaching staff; Stan Paczek, Windber resident, and NRA Instructor; Members of the Paint Borough Sportsmen, Cory Hancock-President
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In April, Windber Area Senior High Students were given the opportunity to participate in a mural contest held by Berwind Coal. Several students participated in this contest and the top three murals were chosen. A banquet was held by Berwind Coal at Bella's at the Coal Heritage Center on Thursday, July 12th. 
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On Thursday, January 18th the Virgil R Palumbo Plaza was dedicated to the former High School Principal of 25 years. The concourse of the Windber High School Gym has been named the Virgil R. Palumbo Plaza
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