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Roughies Report

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

Sign up now for Powder Puff game

The high school has announced that PSSA retests are scheduled for all seniors beginning on Monday, Oct. 22, and ending on Friday, Nov. 2.


Seniors should report to the auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 24, for a cap and gown assembly at 10 a.m.


Students interested in going on the Varsity "C" Club's NIT trip to New York City Nov. 23 should sign up with Mr. Snyder in the guidance office.


CMS News

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by MARK RECCEK Special to The Press in School

Cycle 2 begins

Cycle 2 for related arts begins today for Catasauqua Middle School students and staff.

The first marking period ends Oct. 31.


Students and CMS faculty are invited to participate in Halloween fun by dressing up Oct. 31. Students will be permitted to dress their craziest as long as their selected apparel follows the middle school dress code policy.

Parents and students can find the policy on the school's website at

CMS column

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Friday is movie night!

Catasauqua Middle School students and family are invited to movie night tomorrow, beginning at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.


The middle school Parent Teacher Forum will hold a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in the school library.

Lights, camera, action: Sheckler students run morning show

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

The excitement and tension mounts among the students bustling back and forth inside the classroom that has recently been converted into a makeshift television newsroom.

Students energetically begin practicing their lines as they turn on the equipment.

Sheckler Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Deborah Elek instructs the students to get into their assigned places, as the morning show is about to begin.

Student Donovan Gair carefully positions himself behind the camera as Sabrina Safadi settles in to share the day's weather report.

Sheckler column

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

Smile, today is picture day!

Today is picture day at Sheckler. Students should bring their smiles along with them to school.


Volunteer firefighters from the Catasauqua Fire Department will visit the elementary school tomorrow for Fire Prevention Day.

Firefighters will teach students the importance of fire safety.


Don't forget to come out and enjoy the Catasauqua Halloween parade, scheduled for Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

The rain date for the parade is Oct. 24.


Roughies Report

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

Marching band wins first place in two competitions

Congratulations to the Rough Rider marching band, which recently brought home two first-place trophies from band competitions.

The group scored 77.35 at the Wilson band competition in Reading held Sept. 29 and 85.75 at the Daniel Boone competition at Exeter Middle School Oct. 6. Way to go, guys!


If you haven't purchased your brown and white Rough Rider T-shirt yet, new long- and short-sleeved football shirts have arrived and they are on sale in the school's athletic office.


Viking Voices

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in School

CCHS to continue Central City project

CCHS faculty and students have once again come together to continue the Central City Project.

An organization started two years ago by John Gribowhich, the Central City Project serves to aid Central Catholic students in developing a stronger connection to the surrounding community through multiple events and service. The project is now headed by Patrick Markham and Anthony Clifford, members of the theology and English departments at CCHS, respectively.

Rougies Report

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

Next PSAT testing is slated for Oct. 12

The PSAT test will be administered in the Catasauqua High School cafeteria on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 to 11 a.m. The deadline to register is noon on Friday, Oct. 12.

This test is for any junior who is planning to attend a four-year college. Sophomores may take this test for practice only but will be required to take it again as a junior.