Sheckler Elementary School students this past school year had a special visitor.
Sirius, a golden retriever owned by Coplay resident Charlene Piskula, visited the classroom of Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 teacher Jenna Notareschi on a weekly basis.
Sirius, a therapy dog, had a mission: to bring a sense of comfort and joy to the students and assist them with everyday tasks and chores.
Notareschi said Sirius assisted the students in her class with various life skills such as hygiene, communication and reading.
Catasauuqa Middle School eighth-grade students will participate in the Eighth-Grade Celebration 8:30 a.m. this morning in the school auditorium.
The event, held every year, celebrates the student's academic achievements and their transition from the middle school to Catasauqua High School.
Student speakers and CMS Principal Melissa Inselmann will take part in the event.
The students will also enjoy a presentation of photos on screen of their four years spent at CMS.
Tomorrow is the last day of school for CMS students.
The last day of school for Sheckler Elementary School students for the year is tomorrow. Students in grades 1-4 will be dismissed at noon and kindergarten is on modified schedule. Morning students are in school from 8:50 to 10:30 a.m. and afternoon students from 11:40 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Please have students check the lost and found before school is over if they may have lost any items throughout the year. All items left will be donated.
On June 14, Allentown Central Catholic High School will provide an opportunity to all students, including incoming freshman, interested in playing a sport during the 2014-15 academic year to receive a sports physical.
The required forms are the PIAA pre-participation forms which can be found on the school website under "Athletics." There will be no make-up date. If a student interested in playing sports is not in attendance, they will need to get the PIAA pre-participation forms filled out by their own doctor.
It's carnival time at the North Catasauqua Park, today through Saturday, each evening beginning at 6 p.m. Enjoy the food court, rides, games, a raffle and live music, including performances by Shake, Rattle & Soul, Common Bond and Flirtin' with the Mob.
Thursday and Saturday are family nights, with special pricing on rides.
All student absentee notes should be turned into the main office by the last day of school, tomorrow. If a note has not been received, the absence will be marked as unexcused/illegal.
Students should also check the lost and found before leaving for summer vacation.
The last day for gaggle email is Friday, June 13. It will be discontinued for the summer. PowerSchool Student and parent access will also be discontinued for summer months after June 13.
Tomorrow is the last day of school for Lehigh Valley Christian High School students! Today we have our last exams, and tomorrow is check-out day and our annual Awards Convocation. This year we are also doing our National Honor Society induction ceremony as part of the awards convocation as well. Ten new members will be inducted, and many other awards will be given out tomorrow morning.
A handful of Catasauqua Middle School students recently had an opportunity to showcase their musical skills at the PMEA District 10 band competition.
CMS students Gwen Polles and Jhosbel Polanco were selected to participate in the Intermediate Band and Orchestra Festival and Mikaela Alleyne and Donovan Gair were chosen for the Elementary Band and Orchestra All East Festival.
District music teacher Kevin Karchner selected the students based on their musical aptitude.
Next week Catasauqua Middle School students will participate in the annual field day competitions.
Eight-grade students will participate in field day Tuesday, June 3; seventh-grade students will have their field day Wednesday, June 4; sixth-grade students will participate Thursday, June 5; and fifth-grade students will have their field day Friday, June 6.
Students are reminded to wear appropriately clothing for the events.
CMS students will have the opportunity to participate in a talent show.
As we near the end of the school year, all students are reminded to turn in their absentee notes to the main office as soon as possible. If a note is not received, the absence will be marked as unexcused/illegal. It is the student's responsibility to submit an absentee note before the last day of school. Students are also reminded to check the lost and found area before the last day of school.