Thursday, Dec. 28-Monday, Jan. 1, 2018: Holiday break. No school.
Tuesday, Jan. 2: Elem. — Whole-grain chicken fingers with a whole-grain pretzel rod, assorted fresh fruit, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain French toast sticks with syrup and sausage, assorted fresh fruit, side salad, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — same menu as M.S. but includes hash browns.
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.
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.
Thursday, Dec. 21: Early dismissal. No meals served.
Friday, Dec. 22-Monday, Jan. 1, 2018: No school.
Editor’s note: Mark Reccek, longtime Catasauqua Area School District reporter and CMS columnist, died Dec. 17. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
Mark admired the work of the CASD staff and administration and requested that a scholarship fund be established at Catasauqua High School. See his obituary on page A4.
Catasauqua Middle School has announced the students who made the honor roll for the first marking period of the 2017-18 academic year.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, will offer two winter break camps for students currently enrolled in prekindergarten (age 4) through eighth grade. The weeklong camps will run Dec. 18-22. Information is available at swain.org/families.