Wilson Young Authors Need Your Help!
On November 11th, nine Wilson West students hope to fly to Texas to be recognized for their exceptional writing skills, but they need your help to do so! These students won a national writing contest for short stories they wrote during the 2014-2015 school year, which will be published in a book titled I Write: Short Stories by Kids, for Kids and features the work of students from across the United States. LongTale Publishing, Houston, Texas, will host an awards ceremony & book signing in November. In order to make this trip a reality, the students need to raise the funds to cover their travel costs. Please consider helping these students by making a donation to support their efforts. For more information and to donate, please click here.
If your child or children participate in the free/reduced meal program, a new application MUST be submitted and approved for the 2015-16 school year no later than Thursday, October 8, 2015. The application is available online on the WSD website or at www.compass.state.pa.us. It is highly recommended that you utilize the online resources mentioned since applications are received upon submission. Applications could take up to 10 days to process. A paper application can also be obtained from the school building office, the Food Service webpage, or by contacting the Food Service Office at 610-670-0180 extension 1148. If a new application is not completed, starting Friday, October 9, 2015, your student will pay full price for the meals or will need to bring a packed lunch to school until a new application is submitted and approved. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Donna Gerhart in the Food Service office at 610-670-0180 ext. 1148.
For the first time, Wilson High School is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's "Best High Schools," earning a Silver Medal. This prestigious honor demonstrates that Wilson High School is among the top 25% of all public high schools in the United States. Wilson High School is ranked #44 in Pennsylvania and #1561 in the country, and is the only high school in Berks County to receive recognition this year.
The Wilson High School faculty and staff, under the leadership of Principal Dr. George Fiore, have made dedicated efforts over the past few years to improve student performance. Factors contributing to Wilson High School's national ranking include increasing overall student participation and performance in Advanced Placement courses, improving Keystone Exam achievement, and advancing College Readiness Performance. "I am extremely proud that Wilson High School is receiving this national honor. This achievement is a credit to our dedicated high school staff, along with our hard-working students and our supportive parents," said Dr. Fiore. "Without all of their efforts, this accomplishment would not have been possible." To access Wilson's U.S. News & World Report's ranking, please Click Here.