Catasauqua Press

Friday, August 18, 2017

High school: SADD positions open for 2017-18

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in School

If you are interested in becoming a Catasauqua High School SADD officer for the 2017-18 school year, please pick up a letter of interest in the window of the SADD room, B117.

Available positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, historian and activity directors.

Please return your completed letter of interest to Mrs. Yanek no later than 3 p.m. May 26.

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Last day of classes for seniors is May 25. Senior final exams are scheduled for May 26 and 30.

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Middle school: Fifth-grade students will have field day

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School fifth-grade students will participate in field day activities May 25 throughout the day. Have fun!

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The annual CMS sixth-grade fiesta will take place May 26 in the school gymnasium.

This fun yearly event gives students the opportunity to showcase all things relating to Mexican culture, heritage and history.

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If you have any school news you would like to share, email me the information at mjr18017@gmail.com.

Edugaming workshop in June

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in School

LCCC

Through a grant from the National Science Foundation, Lehigh Carbon Community College will offer a five-day Edugaming 2017 workshop for teachers June 19-22, with an additional workshop date of Nov. 4.

Successful applicants will learn to design effective, immersive learning games. Through hands-on activities and presentations from educators and industry experts, participants will learn a variety of game design approaches that remove the “quiz” aspect of educational games and replace it with exploratory, engaging techniques.

School board approves proposed budget

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in School

Baccalaureate ceremony set for June 4; commencement to be held June 5

Catasauqua Area School Board unanimously approved the proposed 2017-18 budget at its May 9 meeting.

The proposed final budget estimates general fund expenditures of $29.9 million, while balancing anticipated revenues and expenditures. The budget remains within the Pennsylvania Act 1 Index of 3.2 percent.

The real estate tax rate for Lehigh County homeowners is anticipated at 14.4072 mills and 56.3513 mills for Northampton County residents, which amounts to a millage rate increase.

The average tax increase is expected to be $74.05.

Elementary school: First-graders going on trip to Wildlands

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in School

Sheckler first-grade students will be going on a field trip to the Wildlands Conservancy and Fish Hatchery May 12. This trip ties in with the living things section of their science studies. Students should dress accordingly and wear sneakers.

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Third-grade students will be taking a field trip to Lost River Caverns May 18. This trip will tie in with the studies on rocks and minerals they are learning about in their science class.

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Middle school: Achievement night set for this evening

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School will hold its achievement night 7-8:30 p.m. tonight, May 11, at the school. The annual event gives students the opportunity to showcase projects worked on during the year.

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The school’s Parent Teacher Forum is scheduled to meet 7 p.m. May 16 in the library.

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Algebra I Keystone Exams will be administered to students May 16 and 17.

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If you have any school news you would like to share, email me the information at mjr18017@gmail.com.

High school: Sign-ups underway for fall sports

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in School

Sign-ups for fall sports are now taking place in the high school athletic office. If you are interested in participating in a fall sport, please sign up now.

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Open gym time for girls basketball is now available in the Catasauqua High School gymnasium. From May 8 on, gym time will be available 3-4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

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