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WA Catholic eighth graders study then write poetry

Row 1 - Eric Curtis, Katherine Stonikinis, David Staskiel, Michalene, Mecadon, Nicholas Anderson. Row 2 - Justin Renfer, Tyler Potorski, Ian Madigan, Michael Pelligrini, Mark Cantafio, Carina Forte, Holly Green, Lauren Aldrich

Row 1 - Alexander Rowan, Mary Pat Blaskiewicz, Tyler Egan, Ana Rogers, Megan Donnelly. Row 2 - Zachary Voitek, Victoria Sidari, Megan Moran, Madonna Matione, Erica Oakschunas, Gaetano Buonsante

Students in Mr. James Renfer’s eighth grade English class at Wyoming Area Catholic School learned to write various forms of poetry.

They also researched poems by several famous authors including Robert Frost, Edgar Allen Poe and Shel Silverstein. The students then created a poetry notebook which consisted of several forms of poetry, original poems and favorite poems.

Summer Reading

The Summer Reading Program will begin the week of June 27 and will end on Thursday, August 11. Books can be checked out from the library every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

New this year, we will offer afternoon and evening hours every other Monday beginning Monday, June 27. Monday hours will be 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The summer reading program works in the following way: Students can come to the library any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning: or they can come the new Monday evenings and check out two books. Once those books are read and the students are ready to take an Accelerated Reader Test, they can come back to the library on the designated days and take their AR test in the library.

The library computers will be the only computers utilized for the summer program. When the library books are returned, new ones may be checked out. There are no due dates during the summer reading program. All books checked out during the summer must be returned by the beginning of school in September

Please note that students coming to the library are to be accompanied by an adult and the adult must remain at school. Students cannot be dropped off and picked up later. Time and space only allows students to take a test and choose books to check out.

Any questions concerning the summer reading program can be directed to Mrs. Theresa Sabetta, librarian at 570-654-7982.

Summer Hours

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Monday Evenings: 1 to 6 p.m.

On the following dates:

June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8

The library will be closed during the following weeks:

June 20 to June 24

August 15 to August 19

Monday and Tuesday – July 4 and 5.

Cougar Cash Schedule

The summer Cougar Cash schedule began on Wednesday, June 22. Gift Cards/Certificates for the following local stores will be sold on a first come, first served basis on Wednesday mornings between the hours of 9:00 and 11:30 a.m.:

Gerrity’s, Redner’s Crest Cleaners, Sabatini’s Perkins, Weis/Mr. Z’s, Wegman’s, Grotto Pizza, Sapphire Salon, Price Chopper, Cooper’s Seafood, Montour Oil, Quinn’s, Bo Brothers, McDonald’s, Schiel’s and Pizza Perfect.

Every effort will be made to have enough certificates for the above stores in stock to fill all orders on Wednesdays. Orders for other merchants available through Cougar Cash program will be taken on Wednesday morning and will be available for pick-up the following Wednesday morning.

The schedule will run on the following dates:

June 29: Local Merchants only

July 4: No Cougar Cash

July 13, 20, 27 and August 3: All Merchants

August 10: Local Merchants only.

August 17: No Cougar Cash

August 24: All Merchants

Check Edline regularly for any possible changes in the schedule.


Please keep sending in Campbell Soup Labels and Box Tops for Education. The containers for the labels are in the main hallway.

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