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CMS News

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in School

PTF to meet on Tuesday

Schools in the district will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day.


The Catasauqua Middle School PTF will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the school library.

Members of this organization volunteer to chaperone dances, provide baked goods and drinks for social events and assist with fundraisers, school events and class activities.

They also assist when needed in the main office or guidance department of the middle school.

Those interested in learning more about the organization or joining should contact the school at 610-264-4341.


Roughies Report

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by LINDA ROTHROCI Special to The Press in School

Powder Puff practices begin for annual game

Congratulations to Catasauqua High School junior Mike Gilmartin on qualifying for the District 11 Golf Championships. Good luck in Districts!


Are you interested in learning about German history and culture?

If so, then joining the German Club is for you.

Please visit Frau Haney in room B221 to sign up.

Club membership is $3 and all dues money goes toward a scholarship for a qualified senior German student at the end of the year.


Cougar Comment

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by JENNIFER WINTERMUTE Special to The Press in School

Annual LVCHS retreat planned for Oct. 11 at park

The Lehigh Valley Christian High School's annual student retreat this year is going to be held at the Catasauqua Park on Friday, Oct. 11. We are calling it a field day, and it will be an all-day event. Highlights of the day include class competitions, the talent show and two more sessions with the Axis group.

The LVCHS praise team is led by Miss Poppa. Many students signed up to participate in leading worship in chapel on Wednesday mornings, using their musical talents to sing and play instruments.

Sheckler News

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

Fire prevention demo is planned for Friday

Friday, Oct. 11, is Fire Prevention Day at Sheckler Elementary School.

Students will be getting a visit from Catasauqua and North Catasauqua Fire Department volunteers who will be spending the day teaching students the importance of staying safe in the event of a fire as well as how to prevent fires from occurring.

Students will also get to see the fire trucks up close and get some first-hand knowledge of what it takes to be a firefighter.


School will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14, in observance of Columbus Day.

CMS News

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in School

Schools closed for Columbus Day

Schools will be closed in observance of Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 14.


The middle school PTF will meet Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in the library.

If you have an interest in becoming more involved in your child's education and extracurricular activities, consider joining this group.

For more information, call the school at 610-264-4341.


The school board will hold its next meeting Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the district administration office board room, 201 N. 14th St.

Roughies Column

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

Sign up to help at Fest-O-Fall

A senior graduation assembly will take place in the auditorium at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

Any senior with a late arrival waiver is reminded to report to the high school by the regular start time at 7:40 a.m. and to sign in at the main office.


There is still time to sign up to volunteer for the Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association Fest-O-Fall event Saturday, Oct. 5 from noon to 5 p.m.

A variety of volunteer opportunities are still available.

See Mrs. Fisher in room B216 to sign up. Volunteer hour documentation is available.


Viking Voices

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by JASON TOROK Special to The Press in School

Central Catholic students take part in social outreach

Allentown Central Catholic High School offers a wonderful opportunity to its students through social outreach programs.

Since 2010, Central Catholic has been sponsoring the Central City Project, or CCP. It is a program that supports the surrounding Allentown community. CCP provides students the ability to reach past the walls of Central Catholic and into the Jordan Heights neighborhood that surrounds the high school. Central Catholic has a proud tradition of giving back to the community for more than 80 years and it continues to do so.

New Catty High School assistant principal ready to lead

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in School

Newly hired Catasauqua High School Assistant Principal Jason Magditch has a passion for setting a positive example for today's youth.

This passion is what led Magditch, originally from Nazareth, to teaching.

"I wanted to be a leader and inspiration to those who maybe thought they could not succeed," he said.

After teaching business education at Easton High School and serving as the health and physical education director and disciplinarian at Phillipsburg High School, he decided to take the plunge into serving a high school at its highest levels.

Sheckler News

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

Sheckler Shack open for business

Sheckler Shack will be open for business Oct. 7-10, giving students the opportunity to purchase school supplies ranging from pencils to folders and much more.

Students from each grade level will be able to visit on their given day. The schedule is as follows: first grade Oct. 7, second grade Oct. 8, third grade Oct. 9 and fourth grade Oct. 10.


Smile! Picture day at Sheckler is scheduled to take place Oct. 10.