In the Catasauqua Area School District, students have grown accustomed to beginning the year during the week after Labor Day.
However, this school year, students hit the classrooms before the month of August concluded. The doors opened to students in all three district schools of the school district Aug. 27, rather than Sept. 4.
This change leaves students with mixed emotions on whether they like or dislike the early back-to-school date.
Future freshman Jason Hoch commented on the effect this year's calendar is having on Catasauqua High School sports teams.
Welcome back! Hope everyone had a fun and enjoyable summer and made a lot of everlasting memories. The first day of the 2012-13 school year for students is Aug. 27.
It will be my pleasure to once again keep you all up to date on all Sheckler's happenings and forthcoming events for the year. I'd like to wish everybody an exciting school year full possibilities and great learning experiences.
Welcome back, Catasauqua High School students. The summer went by so fast I can't believe it's the start of a new school year already.
My daughter, Emily who has been the Roughies Report columnist for a couple of years, is off to college, and I will be writing the column now. Please send your CHS announcements to me and I will be glad to get them in the column for you.
Welcome back students! After a restful and enjoyable summer, school is back in swing for Catasauqua Middle School students.
I am the new columnist for CMS News. I have been covering school board meetings and other district-related news the past two and a half years and have also photographed school district and community events.
Please send announcements about Catasauqua Middle School-related events to my email address for inclusion in this column.
The two new school board representatives for Catasauqua High School are active in a number of school sports and leadership programs.
Selena Contreras is a member of the CHS girls basketball and girls soccer teams. She is also a member of Varsity C Club and the student council.
Zachary Labeziu is a member of the football, basketball and baseball teams and is active as a Varsity C Club member and a senior class officer.
Contreras plans to attend Cedar Crest College and major in biology upon graduating. Labeziu said he hopes to major in criminal justice.
When Sheckler Elementary School students return to school later this month, they will have the use of a brand new, technologically advanced computer lab.
A partnership between the parent supported Home and School Association and the school district made the lab, which was completed in the spring, possible.
Catasauqua Area School District schools will open the 2012-13 school year on Monday, Aug. 27, for all grades, K to 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. 22.
Kindergarten orientation will be Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Catasauqua High School students must report to their homerooms by 7:40 a.m. Dismissal will be at 2:40 p.m.
Lauren Pulchinski, far left, and Emily Williams, center, were sworn in as junior council members during the July 10 North Catasuauqa Council meeting. Administrating the oath of office was borough Mayor William Molchany, Jr. This if the first year that the borough has had a program for junior council members.