It was a time of celebration and somber reflection May 3 as Sheckler Elementary School officially dedicated its new playground.
A picnic table also was dedicated in memory of former student Darious Condash, who was tragically killed in a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident Nov. 6, 2015.
Sheckler Principal Eric Dauberman told the students sitting outside in front of the playground they should take ownership of and responsibility for the new addition. The new playground, he said, very well might be a memory the fourth-grade class refers to years from now.
Any senior student who is interested in applying for the Whitehead Scholarship should see Mr. Lenert, Mrs. Semmel or Mr. Anthony for an application. All graduating seniors are eligible to apply. Several scholarships will be awarded.
Thursday, May 4: Elem. — Whole-grain pierogies with meat sauce, assorted fresh fruit, side salad, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Chicken fryz with whole-grain pretzel rod, Tater Tots, baked beans, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Whole-grain nachos grande with lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
The following students have earned honor roll status during the third marking period of the 2016-17 academic year.
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
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, April 27:Elem. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, Tater Tots, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
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.