The Central Catholic High School lacrosse team is looking strong as the 2013 season begins.
Coached by Dan Dolphin, the team has many returning senior leaders, including Tyler Fox, Jeff Guylas, Matt Stuart, Matt Wagner and Colin McDermott. The team has very high goals and hopes to repeat last year's season, where they defeated rival Emmaus High School in the District XI Championship game.
The arts at Lehigh Valley Christian High School are taking an impressive turn.
Two choral students, Matthew Weaver and Abigail Parnell, participated in the Lehigh County Choir at Dieruff High School along with many other students from around the Lehigh Valley.
In addition, another choral student, Paula Herbert, was chosen to participate in the selective Districts Choir in Reading.
On March 12 the LVCHS choir will be participating in its annual competition, called ACSI Fine Arts Festival, at Lancaster Bible College.
All completed spring sports paperwork must be returned to the Catasauqua High School Athletic Office as soon as possible.
The first day of spring sports practice was Monday, March 4. Any students who have not returned their paperwork will not be allowed to practice.
Congratulations to Matt Trust on receiving a first-place award in the High School Action Photos category in the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 digital photography contest.
Sheckler had some guest readers visit during Read Across America Week last week.
Jim Vaughn from WFMZ was recruited by Mrs. Snyder to come and read to third grade students Feb.26.
State Representative Julie Harhart also visited and read to fourth-grade students on Feb. 28.
Thanks to both guest readers for taking time out of their busy schedules to come to Sheckler and celebrate Read Across America Week with the students.
Mark your calendars, parents. The CMS-PTF will again meet 7 p.m. March 19 in the middle school library.
The group of parent volunteers plays a vital role in assisting with fundraising efforts and school activities.
Those who are interested in volunteering and becoming a member of the PTF should contact the school at 610-264-4341.
The school board will hold its second monthly meeting 7 p.m. March 11 in the district administration office board room.
During the meeting, CMS STAR students for February will be recognized by the board.
Thursday, March 7: Elem.–Meatball sub on whole-grain roll, French fries, fruit punch, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S.–Lasagna, garlic bread, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, milk. H.S.–Lasagna, garlic bread, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
The Sheckler Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 6, in the Sheckler gym from 6 to 8 p.m., for students and families to come out and view projects created by students.
Projects may be dropped off in the Sheckler cafeteria on March 4 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and on March 5 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
All projects must be in no later than 9 a.m. March 5.
School will be closed for students on March 4 for a teacher in service day.
Tomorrow the Mobile Dentist from St. Luke's Hospital will visit Catasauqua Middle School.
The CMS-PTF is holding a spring fundraiser until March 6. Items to be purchased include Gertrude Hawk chocolates.
For additional information, contact PTF member Traci Reitz at 610-443-0216.
From March 12-14 CMS students in grades five through eight will take the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) test in writing.
Students should make sure they get a good night's rest and eat a nutritious breakfast during the testing period.
Central Catholic High School held a State of the Building presentation Feb. 3 in Rockne Hall.
Led by Principal Dennis Nemes, the presentation was composed of multiple speakers from the various Central Catholic office departments.
The presentation began with a representative from the Catholic School Development Program, an organization focused on bettering Central Catholic as a whole.
The organization's main goals were outlined, including developing the identity of CCHS, growing enrollment and increasing fundraising.
Thursday, Feb. 28: Elem.– Ham and cheese pretzelwich, french fries, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S.– Popcorn chicken Catty bowl, mashed potatoes, corn, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, milk. H.S.– Popcorn chicken Catty bowl, mashed potatoes, corn, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, side salad, milk.