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Catasauqua resident promotes adoption event as titleholder

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by CASSANDRA DAYOUB in School

Tractor Supply Company, 4037 Jandy Blvd., Nazareth, was transformed from a hardware store into a graceful puppy spectacular the morning of Feb. 23.

Catasauqua resident and 2020 titleholder of Young Miss Pennsylvania, Alyssa Baker, was found in the store hanging with Champagne, a 7-year-old hound mix, and Ham, a 4-month-old beagle. Her organization of choice, Red Rock Rescue, held its weekly adoption event that day.

School district provides meals

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

In light of the COVID-19 school closures, Catasauqua Area School District personnel were concerned about their students.

It has been reported more than half the district’s students are on free or reduced-price lunches. Many students rely on school meals for their nutrition for the day.

To help combat these concerns, Catasauqua Community Cares Program stepped up and prepared to supply local children with food for the closure. In a March 16 release, CASD Superintendent of Schools Robert Spengler asked anyone needing food to reach out to C3P to schedule a pickup time.

School board hears details on budget

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Catasauqua Area School District Superintendent Robert Spengler gave an overview of the 2020-21 budget during the March 10 school board meeting. He reported his preliminary budget is aimed at being fiscally responsible and preparing proactively for the future.

Spengler noted the district took into account data from the districtwide needs assessment, as well as administration and board input. It was said some of the areas needing attention are safety and security, academic offerings, class sizes, arts integration, the stadium project and faculty projects.

Roughies Report: ‘Crazy For You’ has been postponed until April

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in School

Catasauqua High School Drama Club, because of the new strain of coronavirus, is postponing “Crazy For You” until sometime in April.

As soon as the dates are decided, they will be announced in this column.


Prom tickets remain on sale until April 17.

Tickets can be purchased from Ms. Gair in room B123 during the Rough Rider block, and students must have a signed pass from a teacher.

Prom tickets are $75 per person.


CMS News: CASD has learning resources

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in School

According to a statement by Catasauqua Area School District Superintendent Robert Spengler, CASD teachers and Dr. Christina Lutz-Doemling, assistant superintendent, have compiled a number of resources for students to access at home.

Visit for a list of resources to support at-home skill review, skill reinforcement and extended learning opportunities during the current COVID-19 school closure.


CASD receives $45,000 grant funding for safety equipment

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Local area legislators announced Feb. 26 the state’s School Safety and Security Committee awarded safety and security grants to school districts in the area.

Catasauqua Area School District received $35,000 for equipment; Whitehall-Coplay School District received $45,000 for equipment; and Northampton Area School District received $450,928 to fully fund four counselors, training, planning and equipment.

Sheckler News: No school through March 29

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in School

As many of you are already aware, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced the closure of schools, kindergarten-12th grade, effective March 16-29.

At this time, Catasauqua Area School District is closed and scheduled to reopen 6 a.m. March 30.

Please be advised no extracurricular activities or outside events will occur during this time without exception.

I will do my best to update you and keep you informed on any changes that may occur in light of these circumstances.

Sheckler News: Candy money due by March 12

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in School

Sheckler Home and School’s candy fundraiser ends March 12. All money is due to the school at this time.

Thanks to all who participated. Your continued support has once again made this year’s sale another success.


Schools will be closed March 13 for an Act 80 day.


Wishing everyone a happy St. Patrick’s Day March 17.

“May your troubles be less, your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door.” — Irish blessing


Sheckler Elementary students, look your best March 24 for spring pictures!


Roughies Report: Scheirer is Football Scholar Athlete

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in School

Congratulations to senior Zachary Scheirer on being selected as Catasauqua High School’s 2019-20 Football Scholar Athlete.

Scheirer was honored, along with the other Lehigh Valley high school and college nominees, at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter Football Scholar Athlete banquet, held recently at Northampton Banquet and Event Center.