Catasauqua Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Two students serve as board representatives

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in School

Catasauqua High School seniors Hannah Matchette and Maria Rosario recently began serving as student representatives to the Catasauqua Area School Board.

Matchette and Rosario are attending monthly school board meetings and presenting updates to the board on CHS events and news. They will also provide input on board-related matters.

Both students said they expressed an interest in serving as student representatives. The students signed up through the CHS Student Council Club. When a vote was taken by the club, Matchette and Rosario were selected.

Elementary school: Home and School helps students

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in School

The first Sheckler Home and School meeting of the new school year was held Sept. 6.

The organization meets once a month. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

Sheckler Home and School is a wonderful organization to get involved in. Throughout the school year, this group assists in planning fun events for students and organizes fundraising to benefit the school and the students.

It’s a way for parents to stay involved and help out as much as they would like throughout the year by volunteering some of their time or sharing their ideas.

Mike Conner retires after 35 years at Sheckler Elementary

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in School

Teachers come and go, but it’s the good ones we never forget.

Recently retired Sheckler Elementary School second-grade teacher Mike Conner is one such teacher. He has positively impacted students for decades.

The first thing you may recognize about Conner is he loves to laugh and smile.

“Kids love to laugh, so humor is a great motivator,” he said. “Every day, I would laugh with the children, and I would never be afraid of laughing at myself.”

Middle school: Meet the teachers tonight at the middle school

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in School

The dates for meet the teacher night and picture day in last week’s column were incorrect. My apologies for the error.

Catasauqua Middle School meet the teacher night is, in fact, 7-8:30 p.m. this evening, Sept. 7, at the school.

The book fair will continue today and tomorrow.

Picture day is scheduled for tomorrow.


CMS welcomes three new instructional aides this school year.

Taylor Krause is a certified instructional aide and will assist with seventh- and eighth-grade learning support.

Elementary school: Annual Sheckler Cherrydale fundraiser begins

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School’s 30th annual Cherrydale fundraiser will kick off Sept. 8 with an assembly held for students. The sale will end Sept. 29, at which time orders and payments are due back to teachers. Checks should be made payable to Sheckler HAS. Please include the seller’s name on the check.

High school: Picture day at CHS is set for Sept. 12

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua High School students and staff will have their pictures taken with Lifetouch Studios Sept. 12. Remember to bring your completed picture envelope on Monday.


Late bus transportation for all CHS students will begin Sept. 12. The late bus arrives at the school 3:55 p.m. A sign-up sheet is located in the main office.


The senior panoramic photo is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 15 in the gym. Any senior with a late arrival waiver is reminded to report to school by the regular start time of 7:40 a.m. and sign in at the main office.


Elementary school: School day begins 8:45 a.m.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in School

Welcome back! I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer break and is having a great first week back at school. Please keep in mind Sheckler Elementary School’s doors open 8:45 a.m., and the school day begins for students 8:50 a.m. Dismissal is 3 p.m.


School will be closed Sept. 1-4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Regular scheduled classes will resume Sept. 5.


Middle school: Meet CMS teachers tonight

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School meet the teacher night is 7-8:30 p.m. tonight, Aug. 31, at the school.

Come on out and meet your child’s teacher and familiarize yourself with the school curriculum and programs available.


Tomorrow is picture day for CMS students.

Don’t forget to bring your bright smile and favorite clothing selection to school with you!


The CMS book fair continues today (Aug. 31) and tomorrow (Sept. 1).