Catasauqua high and middle school students will have to sit for the Keystone Exams this coming winter.
According to Catasauqua Area School District Director of Curriculum and Assessment Christina Lutz-Doemling, Pennsylvania developed a new set of graduation requirements to ensure those graduating are better prepared for college and the workforce.
Today is picture day at Sheckler. Students should bring their smiles along with them to school.
Volunteer firefighters from the Catasauqua Fire Department will visit the elementary school tomorrow for Fire Prevention Day.
Firefighters will teach students the importance of fire safety.
Don't forget to come out and enjoy the Catasauqua Halloween parade, scheduled for Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.
The rain date for the parade is Oct. 24.
Congratulations to the Rough Rider marching band, which recently brought home two first-place trophies from band competitions.
The group scored 77.35 at the Wilson band competition in Reading held Sept. 29 and 85.75 at the Daniel Boone competition at Exeter Middle School Oct. 6. Way to go, guys!
If you haven't purchased your brown and white Rough Rider T-shirt yet, new long- and short-sleeved football shirts have arrived and they are on sale in the school's athletic office.
CCHS faculty and students have once again come together to continue the Central City Project.
An organization started two years ago by John Gribowhich, the Central City Project serves to aid Central Catholic students in developing a stronger connection to the surrounding community through multiple events and service. The project is now headed by Patrick Markham and Anthony Clifford, members of the theology and English departments at CCHS, respectively.
The PSAT test will be administered in the Catasauqua High School cafeteria on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 to 11 a.m. The deadline to register is noon on Friday, Oct. 12.
This test is for any junior who is planning to attend a four-year college. Sophomores may take this test for practice only but will be required to take it again as a junior.
Volunteers from the Catasauqua Fire Department will be visiting Sheckler Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 12, for Fire Prevention Day. Throughout the day firefighters will hold grade-level assemblies for students to learn about safety and see demonstrations about what to do in a fire situation. They will see firefighting gear that protects the firefighters as they put out a fire and will tour a fire truck.
Smile, Sheckler picture day is Oct. 11. A picture envelope with selection of purchase and payment must be brought to schol on picture day.
Catasauqua Middle School welcomes two new faculty members to its guidance department.
Amy Dymond-Jones, who has been at CMS for seven years, will head the Olweu Bullying Prevention Program and will serve as the assigned counselor for all grade levels this academic year.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors.
Amy Miller has returned this year after spending time at the middle school last spring. This semester Miller will serve as a guidance intern.
Catasauqua High School cheerleaders covered their uniform tops with white shirts to support a "whiteout" at a recent Friday night football game against Palisades High School. From left are Ali Hammel, Hailee Avate, Jordan Dardas, Paige Kogelman, Alyssa Silva and Alli Gillette. A "brown-out" is planned for Friday's home game against Saucon Valley High School. Support the undefeated Rough Riders team by wearing brown shirts, available, if needed, for purchase at the CHS athletic office or at the game.
Today is picture day for Catasauqua Middle School students. Be sure to dress your best and smile wide for the camera!
The school year seems to be rolling along as Friday is mid-marking period for teachers and students.
The middle school will hold its first PTF movie night Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Students are invited to bring their family along to attend the evening's showing. Stay tuned for further details on this event.