Catasauqua High School junior Kanyi Creppy not only acts on stage, but he also sings.
Recently, he participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association district and regional chorus competitions.
In order to earn a spot in the Regional Chorus performance in February, he had to audition last October for District Chorus. Out of 100 students who auditioned, he was one of only 13 selected in his voice part to sing in the Regional Chorus. Both competitions required students to sing a selection of music in front a panel of judges.
Catasauqua Middle School students are invited to the end-of the-year formal dance 7 p.m. May 3 at the middle school.
This year's formal is the result of the efforts of Catasauqua resident Brenda Disla, owner of My Girls Decor Event Specialists, who will be providing the candy bar, ceiling drapery, photo booth photographer and decorations for the dance.
Disla recently told The Press 114 middle school students are "ready to attend" the event May 3.
Students and families should be aware that changes have been made to the bus ride home for middle school students.
April 29 is Spring Picture Day at Sheckler Elementary School. Be sure to wear your smile.
The Sheckler monthly Home and School meeting will be held on May 1 at 7 p.m. in the school's library. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Topics to be discussed are upcoming field trips, teacher appreciation and planned events for students.
Lehigh Valley Christian High School students are working very hard to prepare for the upcoming school musical "Annie" that will be performed Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in the LVCHS gym. There is also a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.
LVCHS is located at 330 Howertown Road, Catasauqua. Students have been working this production since February and are excited to present the first drama from LVCHS to compete in the Freddy Awards.
For more information on the musical, call the school at 610-403-1000.
Thursday, April 18: Elem.–Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, sliced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S.–Early dismissal. No lunch. H.S.–Roast turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
Catasauqua Area School Board member Dawn Berrigan has questioned whether Catasauqua High School was adequately prepared this year to offer the 10th-grade advanced placement world history course. Discussion on the topic occurred during the April 2 school board meeting.
"Why did we do this?" she asked the board. "We clearly weren't ready to do this."
Berrigan's concern rested with how quickly the course was offered to students.
The following announcement is a news release from the Catasauqua High School Athletic office:
This summer, Dennis Kelly, a Catasauqua High School baseball coach, will be participating in the 16th Pennsylvania Perimeter Ride Against Cancer. PPRAC was organized in 1983 by Bob Freed, an Allentown schoolteacher, in response to the cancer deaths of two family members and a friend.
The PSSA science testing for eighth grade students will take place April 23-24.
Also, on April 30 CMS will hold the Olweus Bully Prevention Kick-off event beginning with a classroom presentation at 8:45 a.m.
A classroom meeting will be held at 9:15 a.m.
The following Catasauqua Middle School students earned honor roll status for the second marking period of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Grade 8:Brandon Adams, Alexis Bernard, Samantha Creyer, Rose Dietrich, Britni Elekes, Jacquelyn Garner, Colin Hawk, Kayla Hein, Samantha Henning, Nicholas Hertzog, Allyson Kovach, Morgan Martin, Benjamin Nosal, Danielle Pluchinsky, Kaylyn Simpson, Hannah Smith, John Stires, Andrew Verenna, Cody Walker, Colin Weaver
Catasauqua Middle School student Collin Weaver was recognized and presented with an achievement award during the March 11 Catasauqua School Board meeting by CMS teacher Kevin Karchner for his participation in the Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Intermediate Band and Orchestra Festival held Feb. 1 at Saucon Valley High School. Collin plays the clarinet. Also with Collin is CMS Principal Melissa Inselmann.