It's almost time for the 2013-14 school year to begin at Sheckler Elementary.
The first day for students will be on Monday, Aug. 26. This will be a full school day.
If you are wondering if there is anything your child may need for the school year, supply lists for each grade level are posted on Sheckler's Facebook page.
If you have access to the Internet, just sign onto Facebook and go on to Sheckler Elementary School's site. "Like" the page to have access to all of Sheckler's posts throughout the year.
Monday, August 26: Elem.–Chicken nuggets, mini soft pretzel, steamed peas, sliced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S.–Buffalo chicken steaks, onion rings, assorted fresh fruit, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, milk. H.S.–Buffalo chicken steaks, onion rings, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, milk.
It's hard to believe, but it's already that time of the year again – the beginning of a new school year. Welcome to the 2013-14 academic year.
I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable summer and is ready to return to another year at Catasauqua High School.
A special welcome to all of the incoming freshman and new students to the district.
The first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 26. The high school doors open at 7:34 a.m. School starts at 7:40 a.m. and dismissal is 2:40 p.m.
Catasauqua Area School District students will return to classes Monday after a long and restful summer vacation.
Doors open for Catasauqua Middle School students at 7:35 a.m.
Students must report to their homeroom by 7:52 a.m. Dismissal for students is at 2:20 p.m.
Welcome back to school!
CASD schools will be closed for students Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.
Enjoy your holiday weekend with family and friends.
Best wishes to members of the Catasauqua High School Class of 2013, many of whom are entering the workforce, beginning new careers or packing up to travel off to college this month. Those indicating their post-graduation plans are listed here:
Nicholas Almonti - Armed Forces (U.S. Army)
Aimee Amari - Cedar Crest College (nursing)
Hailee Avate - Metro Beauty Academy (aesthetics)
Andrea Banoza - LCCC (criminal justice)
Erica Bennicoff - NCC - biological sciences
Jacob Bierman - LCCC
Brittney Bilheimer - Kutztown University
Jane Bear and Brenda Shahpari spent a total of 49 years teaching at Catasauqua Middle School.
In June, Bear and Shahpari formally retired from the teaching profession.
Bear taught reading, math, English, spelling, social studies and science along with health, study skills, health quest and conflict resolution while Shahpari taught citizenship, life science and earth science, language arts, civic literacy, health quest, conflict resolution, developmental reading and English and language arts.
Catasauqua Area School District schools will open the 2013-14 school year on Monday, Aug. 26, for all students, kindergarten through grade 12.
District schools will hold a student orientation for students in fifth and ninth grades and any new students to the district for the 2012-13 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 21.
Kindergarten orientation will be Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Catasauqua High School students must report to their homerooms by 7:40 a.m. Dismissal will be at 2:40 p.m.
After 31 years of teaching, Catasauqua High School English and journalism teacher Charlie Post has decided to move on to the next stage of his life.
In reflecting on his career of teaching at CHS, Post sees himself as being very fortunate.
"I never considered this a job," he says of teaching. "I very rarely say in the morning 'I'm going to work.' I say, 'I'm going to school.'"
Post said he started teaching in the Catasauqua Area School District September of 1976. He was permanently hired by the school district as an English teacher a year later.
Two Catasauqua students were recognized for their accomplishments in technical education in May.
SkillsUSA hosted the Elmer Gates Enterprise Awards, honoring 38 senior high school career and technical education students from the Lehigh Valley. The awards were presented at the Best Western Hotel & Conference Center on Route 512, Bethlehem.