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Making the grade

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Parent continues to question CMS policy

North Catasauqua resident Kim Jarrah, whose daughter attends Catasauqua Middle School, remains unsatisfied with the middle school's grade policy.

She again appeared before the Catasauqua Area School Board Oct. 9 to express her concern with how the grading policy adversely affects children like hers.

She said while conducting her own personal research she found only one school district in the Lehigh Valley with a grading policy similar to the Catasauqua Area School District.

Medical Academy Charter School opens in Catty

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Detailed emergency plan is being developed

The Medical Academy Charter School (MACS) opened its doors to Lehigh Valley students Sept. 4.

The school, located at 330 Howertown Road, Catasauqua, shares space with Lehigh Valley Christian High School and occupies nine classrooms in the building. To date, the school has 11 teachers on its staff.

MACS Principal Johanna Hughes said the charter school differs from other schools in the Lehigh Valley in that it offers students a medically centered academic program.

"The difference is that we infuse the health sciences education into the core curriculum," Hughes said.

CMS column

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Friday is movie night!

Catasauqua Middle School students and family are invited to movie night tomorrow, beginning at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

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The middle school Parent Teacher Forum will hold a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in the school library.

Ring in fall with Autumnfest on Sunday

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Come out and enjoy the sixth annual Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest and Car Show this Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the North Catasauqua Park, 701 Grove St. The rain date is Oct. 20.

There will be plenty of fun activities for kids, including an Elmo Musical Show and a kids craft tent at noon. Children will also have the opportunity to meet and greet Tip the Crayola Crayon and Red from Red Robin.

The Catasauqua Press will sponsor a Bounce House and Brosky Insurance will sponsor a Fire Safety House, which will teach fire safety for the entire family.

Lights, camera, action: Sheckler students run morning show

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

The excitement and tension mounts among the students bustling back and forth inside the classroom that has recently been converted into a makeshift television newsroom.

Students energetically begin practicing their lines as they turn on the equipment.

Sheckler Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Deborah Elek instructs the students to get into their assigned places, as the morning show is about to begin.

Student Donovan Gair carefully positions himself behind the camera as Sabrina Safadi settles in to share the day's weather report.

Should fifth-graders attend CMS?

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Transition is difficult for young students, mom says

Are Sheckler Elementary fourth-grade students prepared, both academically and psychologically, for attending Catasauqua Middle School?

Kim Jarrah, a Catasauqua resident and mother of a CMS student, shared her concerns with the Catasauqua School Board at the worshop meeting Tuesday. She described the difficulties her daughter has encountered due to transition from Sheckler to the middle school, which includes students in fifth through eighth grades.

Should fifth-graders attend CMS?

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Transition is difficult for young students, mom says

Are Sheckler Elementary fourth-grade students prepared, both academically and psychologically, for attending Catasauqua Middle School?

Kim Jarrah, a Catasauqua resident and mother of a CMS student, shared her concerns with the Catasauqua School Board at the worshop meeting Tuesday. She described the difficulties her daughter has encountered due to transition from Sheckler to the middle school, which includes students in fifth through eighth grades.

Pictures today

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Today is picture day for Catasauqua Middle School students. Be sure to dress your best and smile wide for the camera!

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The school year seems to be rolling along as Friday is mid-marking period for teachers and students.

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The middle school will hold its first PTF movie night Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Students are invited to bring their family along to attend the evening's showing. Stay tuned for further details on this event.

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CMS News Column

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Meet the teachers tonight

Remember, parents and students, the Catasauqua Middle School Meet the Teacher Night will be held this evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for you to meet your child's teachers, middle school administration and learn more about the school.

The Scholastic Book Fair will also continue tonight during Meet the Teacher Night through tomorrow. Stimulate your mind and expand your creative horizons by picking up a book or two.

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