Catasauqua Press

Thursday, October 19, 2017

College students urged to be on lookout for financial aid scams

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is urging college students to be wary of student aid scams that could cost them money while exposing them to identity theft.

“Millions of college students, many of whom are likely to be away from home for the first time, are being targeted by a variety of innocent-sounding scams,” said state Rep. Mike Peifer, PHEAA board chairman. “College students are a prime target since they tend to be less financially experienced and are facing common challenges that can be exploited by scammers.”

Elementary school: Sheckler students to visit Seiple Farms

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School second-grade students will be going on a field trip to Seiple Farms Oct. 18. Students should dress for the weather and wear sneakers.

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A great big thank you to all the volunteer firefighters from Catasauqua and North Catasauqua fire departments who took time from their schedules to spend the day at Sheckler Oct. 6, educating students about fire prevention. We appreciate what you do for the students and for what you do in our community.

Hats off to all of you!

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High school: Volunteers needed for Octoberfest

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in School

Any Varsity C Club members or any other high school students interested in volunteering their time and effort to help with the Autumnfest celebration at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park Oct. 8 should see Mr. Snyder in the high school guidance office.

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All students are reminded their medical information form must be completed and returned to the school nurse immediately. You must return this form regardless if you had any changes from the previous school year.

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Elementary school: L.V. Phantoms give anti-bullying talk

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in School

Lehigh Valley Phantoms visited Sheckler Elementary School to present the team’s Bully Busters Unite program as part of the anti-bullying assembly that was held for students.

Phantoms mascot “meLVin” provided tips for students on how to deal with situations of bullying and presented the students of Sheckler with a banner to hang as a reminder of the helpful tips they learned about.

Thanks to Dan’s Camera City, a presenting partner of Bully Busters Unite, whose support brought the program to Sheckler and made it possible for the students. Also, thank you to the Phantoms!

Middle school: Students have day off for Columbus Day

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in School

CMS students have the day off Oct. 9 in observance of Columbus Day.

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Catasauqua Area School Board will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the district administration office board room, 201 N. 14th St.

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The CMS PTF group is scheduled to meet 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in the school library.

For more information on this group, contact the school at 610-264-4341.

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Debate team seeks interested students

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua High School debate team is looking for interested students to join the team. While debating an issue is thought-provoking and intense work, it is something you might enjoy. From learning about new topics to interacting with other students, it is a school activity that is fun and serious at the same time.

If you like to argue your views, travel to different high schools and build your researching and speaking skills, see Mr. Yanek in room C119, or pick up the necessary papers outside the door and return the sign-up sheet.

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CMS welcome back dance is Friday

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School students are invited to the welcome back dance, sponsored by the CMS Parent Teacher Forum.

The dance is scheduled 7-9 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

Bring your best apparel and your finest smile!

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The Catasauqua Area School Board will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the district administration office board room, 201 N. 14th St.

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CMS students have the day off Oct. 9 in observance of Columbus Day.

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The CMS PTF group is scheduled to meet 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in the school library.