Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

Catasauqua Area School District focusing on long-term goals

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education got down to business Aug. 14 in preparation for the new school year.

Superintendent Robert Spengler took the board through his overall plan for the future, looking at long-term goals. He emphasized leadership recognized a need for a change, so it is going to seek input from stakeholders, including community and family members.

“I think we’re all tired of not enhancing our programming. I’m tired of not addressing our needs,” Spengler said.

CMS News: Welcome back to school, students!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in School

The first day of school for students is Aug. 27.

Doors open 7:45 a.m. Students need to be in homeroom by 7:52 a.m.

Students will be dismissed 2:20 p.m.

Lunches will be served, but the breakfast program will not start until Sept. 4.

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The Catasauqua Middle School book fair is scheduled for Aug. 30-Sept. 7.

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Schools will be closed Aug. 31-Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday.

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Save the date for meet-the-teacher night. It will be 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 6.

Parents say current dress code at middle school shames girls

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

At the Catasauqua Area School Board meeting Aug. 14, Justina Beck, the mother of a third- and fifth-grader, raised concerns about the dress code at Catasauqua Middle School.

According to Beck, many of the parents were displeased with the inconsistencies and double standards they perceived in the dress code. She raised a plea for a common-sense dress code at the middle school.

Micro-credentials sessions planned

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in School

NCC

Northampton Community College will hold free information and assessment sessions on its nine-week micro-credentials in manufacturing program in September and October at both the college’s Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem, and Easton Educational Outreach Center, 25 S. Third St. Sessions at the Fowler center will be held 1 p.m. Sept. 4-25 on Tuesdays; sessions at the Easton center will be held 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6-Oct. 4 on Thursdays.

Roughies Report: Juniors, seniors receive iPads

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in School

The distribution of iPads for juniors and seniors at Catasauqua High School begins Aug. 23 and continues Aug. 24.

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Back-to-school season is nearly upon us as we march toward Labor Day and the official end of summer once again.

The carefree days of summer leisure are gone; the pools close; the days get shorter; and we turn our attention to fall when the leaves change color and start to fall.

Welcome back, teachers, students and faculty.

The first day of the 2018-19 school year is Aug. 27.

Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in School

Monday, Aug. 27: Elem. — Chicken fingers with whole-grain pretzel rod, assorted fresh fruit, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, milk choice. M.S. — Chicken nuggets with whole-grain pretzel rod, assorted fresh fruit, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, milk choice. H.S. — Chicken fingers with whole-grain breadstick, assorted fresh fruit, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, side salad, milk choice.

Sheckler News: First day of school for Sheckler is Aug. 27

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in School

Welcome back, and good luck with the new academic year!

The first day of school for students is Aug. 27. School starts 8:55 a.m. and finishes 3:10 p.m.

Doors open for students 8:45 a.m. Students should not be dropped off before 8:30 a.m.

Please note that the breakfast program does not start until Sept. 4.

Reminder: There is no parking or stopping along the front driveway at the school. You must either stay in the drop-off lane and have the student exit the vehicle or park in the lower lot to walk your child into school. Thank you for your cooperation.

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