Catasauqua Press

Friday, February 23, 2018

High school: Fundraiser planned for Jan. 3

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua High School cheerleaders will be hosting a fundraiser at Chipotle, 837 Lehigh Valley Mall Lifestyle Center, Whitehall, 5-9 p.m. Jan. 3, 2018.

Those dining for the cause can either present a hard copy of the flier, show the flier on your smartphone or inform the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50 percent of the proceeds of your bill will be donated to the Catasauqua High School cheerleading squad.


CHS football player performs in Turkey Day halftime show

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in School

Catasauqua High School Rough Riders football player LaVonte Bouie isn’t just steeped in sports; he’s also in music.

Bouie, who plays guard and direct tackle for the football team, also plays the sousaphone in the Rough Riders marching band. This year, he performed in the Turkey Day halftime show.

According to Bouie, No. 56 on the football team, this year’s Turkey Day game against the Northampton Konkrete Kids was his first Turkey Day appearance in both arenas.

A sophomore, Bouie said this is his first year playing on the football team.

Catasauqua Middle School Honor Roll

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School has announced the students who made the honor roll for the first marking period of the 2017-18 academic year.

Principal’s award

Grade 8: Kathryn Bischof, Lucy Brubaker, Valerie Davidheiser, Madison Harth, Taylor Hicks, Hannah Kurczeski, Kylee Leibenguth, Dominic Melendez, Maya Moussa, Chloe Moyer, Bronwyn Pacchioli, Ashley Ritter, Juliza Rodriquez, Kalman Sasdi, Jacob Scheirer, Lawson Szerencits, Haylie Toth, Haleigh Toto

Elementary school: Holiday program a success

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in School

Hats off to all the fourth-grade students, teachers, band members and all who participated in putting together this year’s Christmas program Dec. 14. Congratulations on another wonderful performance!


Dec. 21 is an early dismissal day for students. Grades 1-4 will be dismissed noon. Morning kindergarten students will be dismissed 11:25 a.m. There will be no school for students in afternoon kindergarten.

Schools will be closed Dec. 22-Jan. 1, 2018, for the winter break. Regularly scheduled classes will resume Jan. 2, 2018.


Growing a ‘close-knit community’

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in School

Catasauqua Area School District Superintendent Robert Spengler is more than just an alumnus; he continues to lead the district with pride and through challenges he has been able to overcome.

Spengler attended Sheckler Elementary, Lincoln Middle School and Catasauqua High School. After graduating from the district schools, he received a degree in math from Kutztown University; master’s degree from DeSales University in instructional technology; and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Lehigh University.

Middle school: District closed for holiday

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in School

Editor’s note: We are sorry to announce longtime freelancer and columnist for The Press Mark Reccek died Dec. 17. His obituary appears on page A4.


For the holiday season, all schools will be closed from Dec. 22 to Jan. 1, 2018. On Jan. 2, 2018, students will return for classes.

Enjoy the break!


Reminder: Catasauqua Middle School students will be dismissed 11 a.m. today, Dec. 21.


There will be a spelling bee Jan. 9, 2018, for students.


On Jan. 15, 2018, the district will be closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.