New Year Message

I want to begin by wishing everyone a Happy, Calm and Peaceful New Year, even though the start of 2022 has not been that way at Western Area! Unfortunately, COVID has affected some of our students and teachers, and a teacher quit at the end of the day on Monday,...

November Zoom Meetings

Dr. Dennis J. Mccarthy invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Two town hall meetings, via Zoom, are scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, 2021. See below for times and details to attend. Topic: AM Parent MeetingTime: 10:00 AM To join the AM Zoom meeting:https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74585064145?pwd=YUljM24wQUsxVVBXeFl5cVZFTVZRdz09  Meeting ID: 745 8506 4145 Passcode: Fh5UNj Topic: PM Parent MeetingTime: 5:30 PMTo join...

Updated Statement on Court Actions on Mask Order

Yesterday afternoon the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued a ruling voiding Acting Secretary Beam’s school mask order.  However, early last evening, Western Area CTC  was informed that the Wolfe administration has filed an appeal which will trigger a stay of the Commonwealth Court's ruling.  As a result, Western Area CTC will continue to...

A Response To McGuffey’s September Board Meeting

McGuffey School District held a special Board meeting on September 27, 2021, during which inaccurate information was given to parents in the audience concerning Western Area. First, I want to make it clear to all parents and guardians that Western Area NEVER COVID-tested any students at our school. We do daily temperature...

A Big Thank You to Parents

I want to personally thank all of our parents and guardians for your patience with the COVID confusion we are having these days. Please note that we are requiring that all students wear masks when attending our school. Because Career and Technical programs differ from the home school classes, and...

A Message From the Executive Director

Well, we did it! Our school year was completed with great success! This goes to show you that no matter what obstacle is thrown in front of us we are able to achieve our goals. We made it through the year with a limited number of COVID cases. And, when...