Concerns about students having a line of communication to the outside world were raised at the Catasauqua Area Board of Education meeting March 13.
Michelle Stillo, the mother of a sixth-grader, took the floor to discuss her apprehension with the current school policy regarding cellphones in the classrooms. Students are not permitted to carry their cellphones during school. However, as a family rule, Stillo requires her son to always have his phone with him, though turned off while at school, in case of an emergency.
Amy Dymond-Jones and Shannon Van-Spanje, guidance counselors at Catasauqua Middle School, attended the Catasauqua Area Board of Education meeting Feb. 13 to discuss the work they’ve been doing to spread awareness of bullying and how to stop it.
Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education met Feb. 13 to discuss new initiatives and accomplishments in the school district.
Stephen M. Becker took the oath of office as the newly appointed school director on the board.
“Thank you for letting me be a part of the school district,” Becker said in regards to his appointment to the board. “I’m very excited.”
Sheckler Elementary School students get a unique opportunity to learn about business and get firsthand experience working with money.
Sheckler Shack is the school’s version of a school store. According to second-grade teacher and one of the Sheckler Shack coordinators, Jami Gallo, they set up the little store four times a year and sell school supplies, such as pencils, folders, erasers, scissors, glue sticks, pencil boxes and crayons, at an inexpensive price.
When the Falzone family adopted Archie, an 8-week-old Pomeranian mix puppy, they didn’t realize they were bringing home a star.
Tom Falzone, former head football coach at Catasauqua High School, and his wife, Stephanie, decided to adopt a puppy in August through the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, to surprise their children, Marina, Hailey, Peyton and Phoebe.
The family of six fostered Archie until November when they were able to officially adopt him.
Members of Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education were recognized for their work Jan. 9 during the regular meeting of the board.
In honor of School Board Recognition Month, each member received a little gift, and CASD Superintendent Robert Spengler took time to share his appreciation for the board members, their contributions to the school district and their collaborative and open spirit.
Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education met 7 p.m. Dec. 5 for a reorganization meeting before its regular meeting, which followed at 7:15 p.m.
Carol Cunningham, former vice president, was unanimously elected the board’s president. Duane Dietrich, former secretary, was elected vice president. Jason Bashaw was nominated as secretary to fill the spot vacated by Dietrich.
Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education heard from some concerned high school parents at its Nov. 13 meeting, held at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville.
Their primary concerns centered on the girls soccer coaching staff and included allegations of favoritism and unfairness. Several parents shared their personal experiences with the coaches and their daughters’ frustrations with the board.
Two candidates are seeking one spot as a Lehigh County commissioner in District 3, which includes Catasauqua and Fountain Hill boroughs, Hanover Township and portions of Bethlehem and Allentown.
The Press asked the candidates the following question: As a Lehigh County commissioner, how could you help the senior citizens of the Lehigh Valley?
Their responses follow.
AMY ZANELLI (D)
Students from Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, 330 Howertown Road, voiced some concerns at the Catasauqua Area School Board meeting Oct. 10. They alleged a lack of care or attention for them and their peers by the charter school’s administration and insufficient classes required for graduation.