Opening Day 2021 at WASD

Opening Day 2021 at the Wyomissing Area School District
Posted on 10/21/2021
Opening day of the 2021-2022 school year marked the first time since 2019 that our entire district faculty was able to safely gather together in person and prepare for the arrival of our students and the beginning of a new school year.  In addition to a warm welcome from district administration, teachers were greeted with presentations from Board Member Terrie Taylor, the Executive Director of the Wyomissing Area Education Foundation, Molly Murrill, and Brad and Barbara Hall, recipients of the United Way 2021 Wilbur H. Doran award. Mr. and Mrs. Hall shared their passion for their work with the United Way and the various ways the United Way supports local programs. The day’s keynote speaker, Anne Brown, President and CEO of the Cook Center for Human Connection, provided insight into the ways the Cook Center works to support students, families, and our school community. A non-profit foundation committed to preventing suicide, improving mental health support, and encouraging human connections, the Cook Center supports, a community mental health resource for parents. This resource offers parents access to licensed therapists delivering on-demand e-courses on topics like living with a child with depression, identifying anxiety, and coping with grief and loss to help families understand the mental health needs of their children. These valuable discussions and presentations on opening day were an important part of preparing to welcome students back to school. It is our goal to give students, families, and teachers the tools they need to be successful as we reflect, rebuild, and reignite our passions for teaching, learning, and excellent education.