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Viking Voices

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in School

CCHS senior week begins

CCHS students are celebrating senior week through Oct. 26. All upperclassmen will participate in multiple activities throughout the week including costume day, movie night and a scavenger hunt throughout the school.

Seniors also get a chance to participate in the senior olympics, a competitive event that includes relay races and many other exciting challenges.


The CCHS Booster Club will host its Viking Christmas sale 2-4 p.m. Nov. 11 in Rockne Hall.

Sheckler News

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in School

Fundraising has its rewards

Once again the Cherrydale fundraiser was a huge success with $31,000 in sales, bringing in a great profit to help fund activities and events held for Sheckler Elementary School students throughout the school year.

Students who sold 10 or more items will get to enjoy the Big Blast Party with DJ Hedi and giant inflatables. The party is planned for Nov. 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Be a bucket filler

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in School

From left, Tyler Andrews, Delaney Troxell, Ezekiel Sobrado and Paige Shupp hold up a bucket they decorated for the Sheckler Elementary School Think First Assembly held recently in the school cafeteria. Each class decorated a bucket now being used by teachers to promote positive behavior in their classrooms. Each time a student does or says kind things to others, the individual teacher will fill the bucket with a star cut out. On each star cut out is written a kind thing or kind word someone did or said for another.

'Today in America' to feature LCTI

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in School

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute will be featured in an upcoming segment of "Today in America" with Terry Bradshaw, entitled "Preparing Students for Today's Workforce Demands."

The segment is part of the show's American Education series.

The "Today in America" segment explores the critical role LCTI plays in helping to meet manufacturers' needs for qualified workers.

The five-minute segment was filmed on location at LCTI's 500,000-square-foot facility in Schnecksville.

Rougies Column

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in School

CHS band has successful 2012 season

Are you a Catasauqua High School student interested in entering the 2013 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest? If so, visit Mrs. Roseman in the guidance office or visit for more information. The contest is open to any student in grades 9 through 12. The first-place winner will receive $5,000 and a $5,000 college savings plan. The deadline for the contest is Jan. 5, 2013.


It's hard to believe, but the first marking period of the school year is already coming to an end on Wednesday, Oct. 31.


CMS News

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in School

PTF seeks CMS parent volunteers

Catasauqua Middle School is currently looking for parents to get involved with the Parent Teacher Forum (PTF).

Members of this organization volunteer to chaperone dances, provide baked goods or drinks for social events and assist with fundraisers, school events and class activities. They also assist when needed in the main office or guidance department of the middle school. The students greatly benefit from PTF parent involvement.

The PTF meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the CMS library.


Medical Academy Charter School opens in Catty

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in School

Detailed emergency plan is being developed

The Medical Academy Charter School (MACS) opened its doors to Lehigh Valley students Sept. 4.

The school, located at 330 Howertown Road, Catasauqua, shares space with Lehigh Valley Christian High School and occupies nine classrooms in the building. To date, the school has 11 teachers on its staff.

MACS Principal Johanna Hughes said the charter school differs from other schools in the Lehigh Valley in that it offers students a medically centered academic program.

"The difference is that we infuse the health sciences education into the core curriculum," Hughes said.

Sheckler News

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

October is festive

Students from Catasauqua High School will be visiting Sheckler Elementary School classrooms to read to students on Guest Reader Day tomorrow. This is a tradition every fall that Sheckler and CHS students have come to enjoy.


Sheckler Shack will be open for students to shop Oct. 23-26. One grade level will have the opportunity to make purchases each day – grade four on Oct. 23, grade three on Oct. 24, grade two on Oct. 25 and grade one on Oct. 26.


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