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January 09, 2019

Attention all senior parents It's time to begin planning for graduation
Please note the following information :

Next Tuesday, January 15th  during period 5 (10:45-11:32) there will be a special assembly for Seniors. A representation will be here from Jostens to discuss the ordering of Caps and Gowns and Memorabilia Items.  Your student will come home with a packet detailing the offerings.
On Wednesday, January 23rd and Thursday, January 24th  the Jostens representative will be here at Panas to take Cap and Gown orders from your student.
The cost of the Caps and Gowns are $37.25 including tax Checks or Money Orders must be made out to Jostens Please take advantage of ordering on the 23rd or 24th.  A late fee may be imposed for ordering online at a later date Jostens web address is


December 20, 2018

Congratulations to Nicole Chiulli and Sienna Campbell who have been named the Class of 2019  Valedictorian and Salutatorian at Walter Panas High School.
Nicole Chiulli
Nicole is the Valedictorian for the Class of 2019 with a weighted GPA of 101.04. Nicole deserves recognition for her scholarship as well as her service and athleticism.
(Click here for more on Nicole.)
Sienna Campbell
Sienna is the Salutatorian for the Class of 2019 with a weighted GPA of 100.13. Sienna deserves recognition for her achievements and challenges across all content areas. Sienna is currently one of two Board of Education representatives from Walter Panas High School. 
(Click here for more on Sienna.)

December 18, 2018
To access the WPHS Second Semester Parking Application. The application will be open from December 17 to January 11, for those wishing to have an assigned parking space by January 28, 2019.  You will need to fill out this Google Doc.  Click on the following  link:
If you have any questions, please stop by Room 308. 
The Lakeland Central School District will hold a Community Forum regarding  Lakeland and Walter Panas High School site and field Improvement projects on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 7 PM in the Van Cortlandtville Elementary School auditorium.  The agenda will include: information on the projects' plans and designs, questions will be addressed and an opportunity to express your opinions.
The Board of Education will hold its regular business meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lakeland High School, 1349 East Main Street, Shrub Oak. The meeting is open to the public and there are two opportunities for public comment.

Online Spring 2019  High School Sports Participation registration opens on Friday, February 8 and closes Wednesday, February 20 (9:00 AM) and Middle School opens Friday, February 22 and closes Wednesday, March 6 (9:00 AM).  read more

Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School will host a blood drive on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM. The drive will be held in Cafeteria A at the school located at 3401 Old Yorktown Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY.
Riti Bhandarkar (Walter Panas HS) and Jothi Ramaswamy (Lakeland High School)
Congratulations to two of the district's outstanding young student scientists Riti Bhandarkar (Walter Panas HS) and Jothi Ramaswamy (Lakeland High School) who were named semi-finalists in the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition, Regeneron Science Talent Search.  read more

On behalf of the Walter Panas faculty and administration, I would like to raise your awareness  to a serious matter.  Issues of plagiarism/cheating/copying appear to be on the rise.  These incidents are of concern to all of us for many reasons.  First, they raise questions regarding the ethics and integrity that we strive to reinforce each day.  Also, if not corrected, students who engage in these behaviors run the risk of more serious consequences at the college level.
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