Holiday Shoppes will be at Sheckler Elementary School again this year, provided by the Home and School Association.
Students will have the opportunity to browse the shoppes today and tomorrow, Dec. 6 and 7, to see if there is something they would like to purchase for their families as a gift for the holiday.
Monday through Friday, Dec. 10-14, they will have the chance to visit the Holiday Shoppes and make those purchases if they wish to do so.
The Catasauqua High School Rough Riders were very well represented on the 2012-13 Colonial League All-League football team.
Congratulations to all of them for their tremendous accomplishment and to the whole team on their fantastic record-breaking football season.
Colonial League first-team members are Rhaine Sziy, Jared Nosal, Paryss Marshall, Alex Parker, Zack Bradley, Ra'Von Burton, Joseph Harakal, Zach Labezius, Eric Matz and Alex Parker. Second-team members are Zach Labezius, Zach Stopay, Zach Stopay and Paryss Marshall.
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.
Catasauqua High School students showed their school spirit at the annual bonfire.
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.
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.
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.
Students brought their school spirit to the Nov. 21 Turkey Day pep rally at Catasauqua High School.
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.
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.