Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Elementary school: Annual egg drop is tomorrow, May 4

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in School

The annual fourth-grade egg drop at Sheckler Elementary School will take place 1:15 p.m. tomorrow, May 4, in the school’s lower parking lot. Students are asked to create a container as a protective place for their uncooked egg to survive a drop of 50 feet. This will be done by volunteers from our local fire departments here in Catasauqua from atop a ladder truck.

Protective containers can be no larger than the size of a shoe box. No glass containers are allowed. No peanut butter or any other food item can be included in containers due to anyone having food allergies.

Middle school: Book fair is May 7

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in School

The CMS book fair will run May 7-11 in the library.

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Delivery for the Yankee Candle fundraiser is anticipated the week of May 7.

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The spring band concert for the middle school is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 8 in the auditorium.

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There will be early dismissal May 9. The middle school will dismiss 12:35 p.m.

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CMS achievement night is set for 7-8 p.m. May 10.

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The CMS parent-teacher forum will meet 7 p.m. May 15 in the library.

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Elementary school: Yearbooks available

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in School

Orders are now being accepted for this year’s Sheckler Elementary School yearbook. The cost of the yearbook is $15, payable by cash or check. Online ordering is also available.

If paying by check, make it payable to Sheckler Elementary School-yearbook.

All orders are due by May 11.

For questions, contact Lois Morrissey at morrisseyl@cattysd.org.

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Sheckler art students have begun creating mosaic stepping stones. The stepping stones will be placed and displayed in the front of Sheckler in the coming weeks.

High school: CHS dismissed early May 9

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in School

Schools in the Catasauqua Area School District will have an early dismissal May 9. Catasauqua High School students will be dismissed 12:50 p.m.

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There’s no school like your school. Your yearbook is a collection of stories and celebrates a year full of friends, events and shared experiences. It’s a place where your friends can jot down memories. It’s a one-of-a-kind publication!

The price of the yearbook is $54.30. Yearbook orders can easily be placed online by visiting treering.com/validate and entering the pass code 1014897769762184.

Middle school: PSSA tests continue

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in School

The science PSSA testing days will be April 25 and 26. This is for eighth grade only.

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Delivery for the Yankee Candle fundraiser is anticipated the week of May 7.

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The CMS book fair will run May 7-11 in the library.

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The middle school spring band concert is scheduled 7 p.m. May 8 in the auditorium.

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If you have any school news or updates for this column, email the information to sanderson@tnonline.com, and I’ll be sure to include it in an upcoming column.

Have a great week.

CASD learns of bond restructuring details, hires new teachers

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education met April 10 to discuss bond restructuring, new techbooks, hires and more.

Brad Remig, managing director at PFM Financial Advisors LLC, and Melissa Hughes, senior analyst, presented their bond restructuring plan for the board. The focus of the presentation was how to best restructure the school district’s debt to maximize efficiency. After Remig and Hughes presented their plan, Superintendent Robert Spengler shared his support of the program.