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Thursday, September 6, 2012 by MARK RECCEK Special to The Press in School

Fundraiser drawing to a close

Welcome back to the second full week of school, students and faculty! My hope is that all had an enjoyable and relaxing Labor Day holiday.


The Catasauqua Middle School Enjoy the City book fundraiser ends Sept. 11. The cost for one book is $20 and if a student sells five books, he or she will receive another book for free. Proceeds from the fundraiser go to the student activity fund.


Roughies Report

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

CHS open house is Sept. 12

The Catasauqua High School Open House / Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 12. During this event, you will have the opportunity to follow your child's schedule and meet the teachers. The program will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

Representatives from Lehigh County Technical Institute and LCCC will also be on hand to talk with you that evening in the high school auditorium.


All students and faculty will have a picture taken by Lifetouch portrait studios on Friday, Sept. 14. Watch for more information to be distributed.


Breakfast begins Tuesday

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in School

Breakfast is not being served during this first week at Sheckler Elementary School.

Students needing to purchase breakfast at school will be able to do that beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4. It will be served from 8:30 to- 8:50 a.m.


School will be closed Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day.

Regular scheduled classes will resume on Sept. 4.

Enjoy your holiday weekend.


Sheckler's first monthly Home and School Association meeting will be held in the school's library Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

Class photo set for Friday

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua High School senior class panoramic photo will be taken on Friday, Sept. 7, at 8 a.m. in the high school gym.


Beginning with this school year, Algebra I, literature and biology Keystone exams will replace the 11th-grade PSSA tests in math, reading and science.

Keystone exams are end-of-course assessments designed to evaluate proficiency in the content of the academic classes.

Beginning with the class of 2017, students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas to graduate.

Coupon book sales will benefit middle school activity fund

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in School

I hope the first week of school is going smoothly for Catsauqua Middle School students, teachers and staff.

The CMS breakfast program begins on Tuesday, Sept. 4, with breakfast served from 7:20 to 7:45 a.m.

A reminder to students and families, school is closed Friday, Aug. 31, and Monday, Sept. 3, for the Labor Day holiday. Doors open daily at 7:45 a.m. and dismissal time is at 2:20 p.m.


The school's S.T.A.R.S Goal for the month of September is 100 percent for homework completion. Be successful and reach for the stars. Every student can achieve this goal.

Students react to early start of school year

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by MATTHEW TRUST Special to The Press in School

In the Catasauqua Area School District, students have grown accustomed to beginning the year during the week after Labor Day.

However, this school year, students hit the classrooms before the month of August concluded. The doors opened to students in all three district schools of the school district Aug. 27, rather than Sept. 4.

This change leaves students with mixed emotions on whether they like or dislike the early back-to-school date.

Future freshman Jason Hoch commented on the effect this year's calendar is having on Catasauqua High School sports teams.

Sheckler News: Summer ends for Sheckler students

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

Welcome back! Hope everyone had a fun and enjoyable summer and made a lot of everlasting memories. The first day of the 2012-13 school year for students is Aug. 27.


It will be my pleasure to once again keep you all up to date on all Sheckler's happenings and forthcoming events for the year. I'd like to wish everybody an exciting school year full possibilities and great learning experiences.

Roughies Report: New staff coming to CHS

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

Welcome back, Catasauqua High School students. The summer went by so fast I can't believe it's the start of a new school year already.

My daughter, Emily who has been the Roughies Report columnist for a couple of years, is off to college, and I will be writing the column now. Please send your CHS announcements to me and I will be glad to get them in the column for you.