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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in School

The following students have earned honor roll status during the third marking period of the 2016-17 academic year.

Principal’s Award

Grade 8: Olivia Becker, Gabriella Demaria, Cassidy Fischl, Trista Graser-Jewell, Marissa Rice, Emily Rivera, Alexis Rushatz, Lacey Rusnock, Sabrina Safadi, Andrew Schwartz, Alexandra Treiber, Derek Troxell, Mercades Watt, Kaitlyn Weiss, John Zappacosta

School board OKs LCCC, CLIU 21, LCTI budgets

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in School

The Catasauqua Area School Board recently approved the 2017-18 Lehigh Carbon Community College, Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 and Lehigh Career & Technical Institute budgets.

The approvals occurred at the board’s April 11 meeting. The CLIU 21 and LCTI budgets were unanimously approved. However, the LCCC budget was approved by a vote of 8-1, with board President Penny Hahn casting the dissenting vote.

Middle school: PSSA science testing continues

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School eighth-graders continue to sit for the PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) science test today.


A reminder: The CMS spring band concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 9 in the school auditorium.


CMS students will be dismissed early at 12:20 p.m. May 10.

Enjoy your half day off!


The annual CMS Achievement Night is scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. May 11 at the school.

This yearly event gives the students the opportunity to showcase various projects worked on.


Elementary school: CMS counselors to visit fourth-graders

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in School

On May 9 Catasauqua Middle School guidance counselors will visit Sheckler Elementary School. They will meet with the fourth-grade students to provide them with some insite on CMS and answer questions they may have about their upcoming journey into middle school in August.

Students will then be visiting the middle school May 12, where they will get a tour and a glimpse into what their day at CMS will consist of.


Sheckler News First-graders learn about future careers

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in School

First-grade students at Sheckler Elementary School had a career day April 21. Thanks to the parents and guest speakers who took time from their schedules to come and speak with the students about their career fields.


Science PSSA testing for students in fourth grade will take place May 2-3.


The annual fourth-grade egg drop will take place 1:15 p.m. May 5 in the school’s lower parking lot. In the event of rain, the event will be canceled.

Senior Danielle Pluchinsky is TPA award recipient

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in School

Catasauqua High School senior Danielle Pluchinsky was chosen to receive the Travelers Protective Association of America’s Altruism Award on April 6 for her hard work and tireless contributions to the school’s staff and students.

Eric Snyder, a guidance counselor at Catasauqua High School, spoke on Pluchinsky’s behalf, saying she is an outstanding member of her senior class and a key contributor in many areas.

CMS News More PSSA testing scheduled at CMS

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School students in fifth through eighth grades will sit for the PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) today.

The school will award the PSSA perfect attendance award April 28 to those students with perfect attendance during PSSA testing.

Looking ahead, eighth-grade students will sit for the PSSA science tests May 3-4.


The CMS annual book fair is scheduled for May 8-12 in the school library.

Be sure to drop by and check out the book selection.


Roughies Report 2017 prom tickets are on sale now

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in School

Tickets for the 2017 Catasauqua High School junior-senior prom are now on sale in Mr. Gruver’s room, B215. Tickets may be purchased before school, after school or during Mods 1 and 11. The cost of a ticket is $70 per person. This year’s prom will be held May 12. CHS students will be dismissed at 11 a.m. that day.


Any freshman who is interested in signing up for any of the spirit day activities should see Miss LaBar to get your name on the list. Spirit day will be held May 11.


CMS student moves to state competition

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit held the third annual Math 24 Challenge March 24.

The game, created by Suntex International, is based on numbers, accuracy, mental math and speed. The goal is to find a solution resulting in the number 24, after carefully studying a card that includes a series of numbers.

Seventy-two students from Carbon and Lehigh counties competed for the chance to head to the state competition in June. Participating districts included Northern Lehigh, Parkland, Whitehall, Catasauqua, Northwestern, Jim Thorpe, Palmerton, East Penn and Allentown.