Catasauqua Press

Monday, December 11, 2017

Prepping for the big game

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in School

Catasauqua High School holds Turkey Day pep rally

Every year, Catasauqua High School holds its explosive Turkey Day pep rally the day before its big Thanksgiving Day football game against the Northampton Area High School Konkrete Kids.

This year’s pep rally was no different from those in the past, filled with spirited band music, the Rough Riders’ football senior team captains speaking about their time playing for CHS, cheerleaders motivating the team, the Powder Puff cheerleaders engaging in a performance, the announcing of the Turkey Day legs and baby bonfire winners and the crowning of the Turkey Day king and queen.

High school: Congratulations, Brittney Applegate!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in School

The recipient of Catasauqua High School’s Golden Apron Artist Award has been announced. Congratulations to Brittney Applegate for earning the award.


Reminder: The combined Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society coat drive ends today, Dec. 7. More donations are needed. Please consider dropping off new or gently used coats, hats or gloves in Mr. Bastidas’ room, C224, or Mrs. Schmitt’s room, C219.


Support event for Puerto Rican families planned

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in School


To support families arriving from Puerto Rico and coordinate services they may need to access, Lehigh Carbon Community College will host a Support for Families from Puerto Rico event 5-7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the college’s Donley Center, 718 West Hamilton St., Allentown.

Information will be available not only for families, but also community members who need to make referrals to agencies in support of the Puerto Rican families who are relocating, including educators, health care workers, nonprofit agencies, etc.

Elementary school: Sheckler students can shop Dec. 11-15 for family, friends

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in School

Volunteer elves with Home and School will be busy getting ready for Sheckler’s holiday shop. This in-school shopping program will be open Dec. 11-15.

Students will have the opportunity to shop and purchase gifts for their families or friends, so they can give the gifts to them for the holiday.

Students will be given grade-level days during this week at school when they can make their purchases if they choose to do so.


Students in fourth grade have been creating ornaments with Mr. Kotran to fill the holiday trees that are displayed in the hallways.

Middle school: Mid-marking period to end Dec. 11

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in School

The CMS mid-marking period ends Dec. 11.


Holiday cheer reminder: The Catasauqua Middle School winter band concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight, Dec. 7, in the school auditorium.

Come out to enjoy the musical splendor of the Christmas season!


The CMS band and chorus is scheduled to hold their annual holiday concert assembly in the morning Dec. 12 for students and faculty.


Cycle 2 ends for eighth-grade students Dec. 12.


The CMS chorus will perform its holiday concert Dec. 13 in the school auditorium.

High School: Advent calendars are on sale now

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by The Press in School

There is still time to purchase your Advent calendar, on sale now for the holiday season. An Advent calendar is a special calendar used to count the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas.

There is chocolate from Germany behind each door. Open one door for every day in December.

Calendars cost $5 and are on sale in room B221. Please see Frau or any German Club member to make your purchase.