Thursday, Sept. 5: Elem.–Chicken quesadilla, steamed carrots, fresh apple, sugar cookie, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S., H.S.–Lasagna, garlic bread (whole grain), assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
Friday, Sept. 6: Elem.–Maxx sticks with marinara sauce, fresh baby carrots, ranch dressing, Mandarin oranges, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S., H.S.–Burritos, Santa Fe rice, assorted fresh fruit, black bean salad, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
The grading scale has changed for Catasauqua Middle School students.
Effective this year, a 90-100 is an A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D and anything below a 59 is failing.
Information on the new grading scale can be found on the school's website at www.cattysd.org/CMSweb.cfm.
Remember, next Friday, Sept. 13, is the CMS-PTF Back to School dance.
The dance will be held 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
The CMS-PTF group will meet 7 p.m., Sept. 17 in the school library.
Parent and student access to PowerSchool has been restored for the 2013-14 school year at Catasauqua High School. Any student who is interested in having access to PowerSchool should stop by the main office to complete the appropriate forms.
CHS student and teacher Gaggle email accounts are now active and available for use. Gaggle access will not be provided to any student who has an outstanding financial obligation.
For students who need to use the library before or after school, those hours are now available, beginning this week.
After 45 faithful years of service, the Catasauqua Area School District regretfully said farewell to longtime secretary Dolores Superka during the June school board meeting.
Superka, a 1966 graduate of Catasauqua High School, began working in the district part time after graduation for then-Catasauqua High School Principal Ralph C. Brown.
"I enjoyed going to school in the district and I wanted to give something back to the district," she said. "I would not have dreamed of working anywhere else. The district was my second home and family."
Catasauqua High School students and staff will have their pictures taken Sept. 5 by Life Touch Portrait Studios. More detailed information, including times and portrait package information, will be distributed to students.
The senior panoramic photo is scheduled to be taken 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6.
As we begin the new school year, students and parents are reminded that the CASD website provides pertinent information for the high school, other district buildings and outside resources.
Welcome back to school! Catasauqua Middle School students are invited to the CMS-PTF Welcome Back Dance 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in the school gymnasium.
CMS has a new faculty member this year.
Dave Morgan will be teaching eighth-grade algebra IA and language arts.
If you see Mr. Morgan in the hallway, be sure to introduce yourself.
The middle school welcomes back Dave Troxell who will teach eighth-grade language arts and Joanne Heffner who will serve as a learning support aide.
Sheckler Home and School plans fun events for the students and they organize fundraising to help benefit the school and the students.
The organization meets once a month to discuss topics and to plan future activities. The first meeting of this school year will be held Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. in Sheckler's library.
Parents are invited and encouraged to attend. It's a great way to stay involved and help as little or as much as you would like throughout the year. It's also a great way to meet other parents and work together to benefit the students at Sheckler.
Thursday, Aug. 29: Elem.–Pizza (red, whole grain), broccoli, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S.–Jumbo beef franks, spudsters, assorted fresh fruit, black bean salad, baby carrots, milk. H.S.–Jumbo beef franks, spudsters, assorted fresh fruit, black bean salad, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
Friday, Aug. 30: No school.
Monday, Sept. 2: No school.
Janae Matos and Rachel Sell, Catasauqua High School seniors, will serve this school year as Catasauqua Area School Board student representatives. The school board welcomed Matos and Sell during its July meeting.