There will be an early dismissal for Sheckler Elementary School students on Sept. 18. Students in grades 1-4 will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. Kindergarten will meet on a modified schedule, with morning classes meeting 8:50 to 10:30 a.m. and afternoon students meeting from 11:40 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 12: Elem.–French toast sticks, syrup, orange juice, sausage link, hash browns, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S.–Sloppy joe on bun (whole grain), buttered corn, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, milk. H.S.–Sloppy joe on bun (whole grain), buttered corn, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
Remember, the Catasauqua Middle School PTF Back to School dance will be held tomorrow evening from 7 until 9 p.m. in the middle school gymnasium.
CMS is participating in the Bottom Dollar Food Classroom Connections program again this year.
Parents may go to www.bottomdollarfood.com, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Classroom Connections" link. From there, follow the instructions to enter your membership card number and designate CMS as your school.
Students in the Catasauqua Area School District will have an early dismissal on Wednesday, Sept. 18. High School students will be dismissed at 12:40 p.m.
Any junior who will be driving to and from school is reminded to stop in the CHS main office to pick up a parking permit.
If you are interested in purchasing a 2013 football T-shirt, they are now available for sale in the CHS athletic office. Short-sleeved shirts are $15 and long-sleeved shirts are $20.
Editor's Note: This week's Cougar Comment column was submitted by Head of School Robert Brennan.
The new school year at Lehigh Valley Christian High School began right after Labor Day with a half day of orientation for new students, led by Student Council President Reghan O'Brien and her executive committee members. The next day was the first full day of classes for everyone.
We are very excited about all the improvements we have seen, including renovations in the lunchroom and media center and the addition of a new SmartBoard.
Catasauqua High School and Catasauqua Middle School will soon be revising their honor roll systems.
During the Sept. 3 school board meeting, CHS Principal David Ascani and CMS Principal Melissa Inselmann told the board they would like to implement changes to the honor roll system.
Ascani said if the district keeps the current requirements for honor roll status, a student at the high school could conceivably receive a B and not make honor roll due to the new grading scale implemented at an August school board meeting.
Northampton Borough Elementary Schools has an acting principal for the 2013-14 school year.
Carol Cunningham was introduced at the Aug. 26 NASD board of education meeting.
The borough elementary schools include Siegfried and Franklin.
Prior to becoming an acting principal, Cunningham has been a math instructional support teacher and head teacher for grades three to six.
Cunningham, in her 31st year as an educator, received a bachelor's degree in education from Kutztown University and principal certification from Cabrini College.
Catasauqua High School student Matthew Trust, left, is sworn in as a North Catasauqua Borough Council junior coucilperson during the Aug. 13 council meeting. Trust is one of two CHS students who will serve on the council during the next year.
Megan Hahn, center, and Katherine Reingruber, right, are sworn in as junior councilpersons at Catasauqua Borough Council's Aug. 26 session by Catasauqua Mayor Barbara Schlegel.
Sheckler Elementary School's 26th annual Cherrydale Farms Fundraiser will kick off Sept. 6 and end Sept. 27.
Participating in this fundraiser means earning funds to be used for student activities and events throughout the school year.
Students selling 10 items (15 if selling for two students at Sheckler) will be invited to attend the Mega Event held at a later time with a deejay, inflatables, dancing and games. Students selling 30 or more items will be invited to be taken to a lunch by a chauffeur-driven limousine.