Student calendars that show how many minutes students spent reading at home during Sheckler Elementary School’s readathon in February have been reviewed and tallied. Sheckler set a goal of 75,000 minutes read and that goal was nearly doubled this year, with a grand total of 146,545 minutes read schoolwide. That is a 71,545 difference!
Way to go, Sheckler students, for going above and beyond and working together to surpass the goal this year.
Catasauqua Middle School students will participate in PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) Spirit Week activities beginning March 27 and ending March 31.
March 27 is comfy day. Students are permitted to wear sweatpants and sweatshirts to school that day.
March 28 is crazy sock day.
March 29 is white-out day.
March 30 is number day. On this day, students may wear clothing with a number on the clothing to reflect the math PSSAs.
Catasauqua High School and Lehigh Career & Technical Institute student Dylan Gino was recently elected to serve on the Distributive Education Clubs of America state executive council.
Being elected to the council, Dylan said, was an overwhelming experience.
“When they announced my name I couldn’t believe it, as tears were running down my face,” he said. “I went over to my adviser [Cydnee Barkley] to hug her and thank her for helping me make this all possible,” he said. “It felt so good to have put all my time and effort into this campaign and for it to pay off.”
Last week’s winter storm Stella shut down schools in the Catasauqua Area School District Tuesday through Thursday.
By 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Lehigh Valley International Airport recorded 13.7 inches of snow on the ground.
District Superintendent Robert Spengler told The Press, as of last Thursday, the district has used four snow days, with two snow days built in.
Spengler said March 17 he conducted a review and verification to determine if the district has enough instructional minutes to compensate for the two snow days built in.
Thursday, March 23:Elem. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, corn, 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.
The following Catasauqua Middle School students earned honor roll status during the second marking period of the 2016-17 academic year.
Grade 8:Gabriella Demaria, Cassidy Fischl, Alexis Rushatz, Sabrina Safadi, Andrew Schwartz
Grade 7:Trisha Bloszinsky, Valerie Davidheiser, Sydney Gebhardt, Julianna Grate, Madison Harth, Taylor Hicks, Hannah Kurczeski, Kylee Leibenguth, Maya Moussa, Chloe Moyer, Stewart Oakley, Bronwyn Pacchioli, Katherine Parks, Ashley Ritter, Kalman Sasdi, Jacob Scheirer, Lawson Szerencits, Haylie Toth, Haleigh Toto, Denise Villalta
Thursday, March 16: Elem. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
The Catasauqua Middle School Parent Teacher Forum is scheduled to meet 7 p.m. March 21 in the school library.
If you are interested in becoming a member, call the school at 610-264-4341.
Remember, spring officially begins March 20.
Try to get outdoors and enjoy the change of seasons!
In looking ahead, PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) Spirit Week runs March 27-31.
Stay tuned for themes and events planned for that week in next week’s column.
Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will take place at Sheckler Elementary School 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 30 and 31. Registration is by appointment only and can be made by calling the office at 610-264-5601.