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Thursday, December 6, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

CMS winter concerts this month

Celebrate the Christmas season by attending the Catasauqua Middle School winter instrumental concert Dec. 13 and the middle school winter choral concert Dec. 19, both beginning at 7 p.m., in the middle school auditorium.


The Catasauqua Area School Board will holds its monthly meeting this evening, 7 p.m, in the district administration office board room.

Tonight's meeting will include a restructuring of the school board. The board will also vote on the 2013 meeting schedule.

CMS News

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by MARK RECCEK Special to The Press in School

CMS Spirit dance is planned for Friday

I hope students and their families had a restful and warm Thanksgiving break together.

Now it's back to books, classes, projects and tests for Catasauqua Middle School students.


The CMS-PTF Spirit Dance will be held this Friday, 7-9 p.m., in the middle school gymnasium.

The dance, previously scheduled for Nov. 16, was rescheduled for this Friday evening.


Also, mark your calenders for the CMS winter instrumental concert scheduled for Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. and the winter choral concert set for Dec. 19 at 7 p.m, both in the middle school auditorium.

Keep on collecting

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by The Press in School

Please remember to continue sending in your Box Tops for Education to your child's classroom. Redeeming these box tops helps purchase items for the school. Collecting them also helps your student's class come out on top during the contest for the second submission of Box Tops, running in to March. Every top you submit turns trash into cash for your childs school.


School will be closed for students on Dec. 3.

Roughies Report

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

LCTI students receive honors

Congratulations to the Catasauqua High school students who were chosen by Lehigh Career and Technology Institute administration, faculty and staff as students of the month for October 2012 in their respective lab.

Each student was selected in recognition of their achievements during the prior month: Miranda Boyle, Cosmetology; Joey Defiore, SOC Material Handling; Joseph Johnson, Electrical Technology; Robert Johnson, SOC Building Trades Maintenance; Mariah A. Lopez, Computer Maintenance Technology; and Braxton Strauss, Welding Technology.


Roughies band has a very busy season

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by MARK RECCEK Special to The Press in School

Competitions sharpen their performance skills

Members of the Catasauqua High School marching band traveled to Harrisburg Oct. 27 to showcase their musical skill in the Tournament of Band (TOB) Atlantic Coast Championships.

The Oct. 27 event featured a total of 19 schools in Group 1A, from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia and was one of several the band competed in this season.

Although the Rough Riders did not place in the competition, band director Jim D'Annibale lauded the band on its efforts and sense of excellence displayed throughout the year.

Rougies Report

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

Take time to be thankful

Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching. Traditionally, it's always been a time for people to gather with their family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings they have and enjoy. However, to many it's true meaning has been lost. It has become simply another day for huge meals, get-togethers or reunions. Tables will be full of turkey, cranberries, yams, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and of course, plenty of parades and football games.

Drama club presents 'Charlie Brown'

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Charles Schulz's classic "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" will come to life Nov. 23-25 in the Catasauqua High School auditorium.

CHS English teacher and drama coordinator Robert Fahringer said the musical, performed by CHS drama students, was selected based on the intimate, simplistic nature of the show.

"This production was selected because of high interest in doing a small musical by our core group of students," said Fahringer.

"I love this show, personally. The show is well-written but also simple to stage and fun to perform."

School district has new website

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

A new website design is now available to students, parents and staff of the Catasauqua Area School District.

The new design, which is easy to use, was created because the old website contained elements of Flash that prevented some components of the webpages from being viewed on iPads/iPhones or similar devices, said Kathleen Kotran.

"It's viewable from all devices," Kotran said of the new design.

Kotran added the new design allows for the "News" section to be front and center.