Catasauqua Press

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Sheckler’s new playground

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in School

Picnic table is dedicated in memory of Darious Condash

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.


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.