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Catasauqua High School student dies in car accident

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

One other dead, two injured Saturday

A Catasauqua High School student was pronounced dead Saturday, Dec. 29, at the intersection of Race and Railroad streets.

Jaenis Delossantos, 18 and a senior at CHS, was a passenger in a vehicle operated by Thomas R. Bono, according to a news release issued by Chief Douglas Kish of the Catasauqua Police Department.

The vehicle, Kish reported, was traveling west on Race Street when Bono lost control of the automobile and struck a utility pole at 6:15 a.m. at the 100 block of Race Street.

Catasauqua High School student dies in car accident

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Police Log

One other dead, two injured Saturday

A Catasauqua High School student was pronounced dead Saturday, Dec. 29, at the intersection of Race and Railroad streets.

Jaenis Delossantos, 18 and a senior at CHS, was a passenger in a vehicle operated by Thomas R. Bono, according to a news release issued by Chief Douglas Kish of the Catasauqua Police Department.

The vehicle, Kish reported, was traveling west on Race Street when Bono lost control of the automobile and struck a utility pole at 6:15 a.m. at the 100 block of Race Street.

Board members question course

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Catasauqua Area School Board members Dawn Berrigan and Christian Naegel reinforced to the school board they want more transparency when it comes to the approval of course outlines and planned courses of study.

Both members voted against approving the planned course of study for the Catasauqua High School course entitled "The Russian World" for grades 11 and 12.

Berrigan asked if additional material, other than the course outline, was available to review for the course.

"It's just too open-ended for me for my comfort level," Berrigan said.

CMS News

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Back to school Jan. 2

I hope Santa was generous to Catasauqua Middle School students, families, teachers and staff on Christmas Day.

Please have a safe and enjoyable New Year's Eve and day.

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Remember, school will resume Jan. 2 for Catasauqua Area School District students.

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The Catasauqua Area School Board will hold its next meeting Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. in the district administration office board room.

CMS News

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Middle school students performed their annual winter instrumental and choral concerts Dec. 13 and Dec. 19 in the school auditorium.

Students did a great job sharing with the school community a number of favorite and well known Christmas and holiday songs and instrumental pieces.

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I want to wish Catasauqua Middle School students and their families, teachers and the administration a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Middle school students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, marking the beginning of the winter holiday break.

Bond refinancing to save school district money

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Catasauqua Area School Board is pleased with recent savings attached to the refinancing of an old bond.

The school board unanimously approved the refinancing of a 2007 bond during the Dec. 6 board meeting.

Brad Remig, of Public Financial Management, informed members of the school board the district will save nearly $700,000 by refinancing the bond. Specific savings include $555,000 in capital and $140,000 in general fund savings.

Refinancing the bond, which amounts to $7,525,000, resulted from favorable interest rates, Remig indicated.

CMS News

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

CMS winter concert planned for tonight

Come out and celebrate the Christmas season as the Catasauqua Middle School band performs its annual winter concert.

The annual event will take place at 7 p.m. tonight in the middle school auditorium.

The middle school will also perform its winter choral concert next Wednesday, also at 7 p.m., in the auditorium.

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Looking ahead, there will be an early dismissal for district students at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21. This will begin the school's Christmas break. Students will return to school on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

CMS winter concerts this month

Celebrate the Christmas season by attending the Catasauqua Middle School winter instrumental concert Dec. 13 and the middle school winter choral concert Dec. 19, both beginning at 7 p.m., in the middle school auditorium.

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The Catasauqua Area School Board will holds its monthly meeting this evening, 7 p.m, in the district administration office board room.

Tonight's meeting will include a restructuring of the school board. The board will also vote on the 2013 meeting schedule.

Drama club presents 'Charlie Brown'

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Charles Schulz's classic "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" will come to life Nov. 23-25 in the Catasauqua High School auditorium.

CHS English teacher and drama coordinator Robert Fahringer said the musical, performed by CHS drama students, was selected based on the intimate, simplistic nature of the show.

"This production was selected because of high interest in doing a small musical by our core group of students," said Fahringer.

"I love this show, personally. The show is well-written but also simple to stage and fun to perform."

School district has new website

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

A new website design is now available to students, parents and staff of the Catasauqua Area School District.

The new design, which is easy to use, was created because the old website contained elements of Flash that prevented some components of the webpages from being viewed on iPads/iPhones or similar devices, said Kathleen Kotran.

"It's viewable from all devices," Kotran said of the new design.

Kotran added the new design allows for the "News" section to be front and center.