Catasauqua High School and Catasauqua Middle School will soon be revising their honor roll systems.
During the Sept. 3 school board meeting, CHS Principal David Ascani and CMS Principal Melissa Inselmann told the board they would like to implement changes to the honor roll system.
Ascani said if the district keeps the current requirements for honor roll status, a student at the high school could conceivably receive a B and not make honor roll due to the new grading scale implemented at an August school board meeting.
Northampton Borough Elementary Schools has an acting principal for the 2013-14 school year.
Carol Cunningham was introduced at the Aug. 26 NASD board of education meeting.
The borough elementary schools include Siegfried and Franklin.
Prior to becoming an acting principal, Cunningham has been a math instructional support teacher and head teacher for grades three to six.
Cunningham, in her 31st year as an educator, received a bachelor's degree in education from Kutztown University and principal certification from Cabrini College.
Catasauqua High School student Matthew Trust, left, is sworn in as a North Catasauqua Borough Council junior coucilperson during the Aug. 13 council meeting. Trust is one of two CHS students who will serve on the council during the next year.
Megan Hahn, center, and Katherine Reingruber, right, are sworn in as junior councilpersons at Catasauqua Borough Council's Aug. 26 session by Catasauqua Mayor Barbara Schlegel.
Sheckler Elementary School's 26th annual Cherrydale Farms Fundraiser will kick off Sept. 6 and end Sept. 27.
Participating in this fundraiser means earning funds to be used for student activities and events throughout the school year.
Students selling 10 items (15 if selling for two students at Sheckler) will be invited to attend the Mega Event held at a later time with a deejay, inflatables, dancing and games. Students selling 30 or more items will be invited to be taken to a lunch by a chauffeur-driven limousine.
Thursday, Sept. 5: Elem.–Chicken quesadilla, steamed carrots, fresh apple, sugar cookie, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S., H.S.–Lasagna, garlic bread (whole grain), assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
Friday, Sept. 6: Elem.–Maxx sticks with marinara sauce, fresh baby carrots, ranch dressing, Mandarin oranges, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S., H.S.–Burritos, Santa Fe rice, assorted fresh fruit, black bean salad, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
The grading scale has changed for Catasauqua Middle School students.
Effective this year, a 90-100 is an A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D and anything below a 59 is failing.
Information on the new grading scale can be found on the school's website at www.cattysd.org/CMSweb.cfm.
Remember, next Friday, Sept. 13, is the CMS-PTF Back to School dance.
The dance will be held 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
The CMS-PTF group will meet 7 p.m., Sept. 17 in the school library.
Parent and student access to PowerSchool has been restored for the 2013-14 school year at Catasauqua High School. Any student who is interested in having access to PowerSchool should stop by the main office to complete the appropriate forms.
CHS student and teacher Gaggle email accounts are now active and available for use. Gaggle access will not be provided to any student who has an outstanding financial obligation.
For students who need to use the library before or after school, those hours are now available, beginning this week.
After 45 faithful years of service, the Catasauqua Area School District regretfully said farewell to longtime secretary Dolores Superka during the June school board meeting.
Superka, a 1966 graduate of Catasauqua High School, began working in the district part time after graduation for then-Catasauqua High School Principal Ralph C. Brown.
"I enjoyed going to school in the district and I wanted to give something back to the district," she said. "I would not have dreamed of working anywhere else. The district was my second home and family."
Catasauqua High School students and staff will have their pictures taken Sept. 5 by Life Touch Portrait Studios. More detailed information, including times and portrait package information, will be distributed to students.
The senior panoramic photo is scheduled to be taken 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6.
As we begin the new school year, students and parents are reminded that the CASD website provides pertinent information for the high school, other district buildings and outside resources.