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Third-grade students invited to enter dental health contest

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in School

Pennsylvania Dental Association

Pennsylvania Dental Association invites third-graders across the state to show their creativity this February in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

The theme for 2020 is “Fluoride in Water Prevents Cavities!” This year marks the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation.

CMS News: Food drive going on now until Jan. 31

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School Student Forum is conducting its annual food drive, the CMS Souper Bowl of Caring. The drive continues until Jan. 31.

Students are encouraged to bring in nonperishable and nonexpired food items. No glass jars or bottles will be accepted.

Homerooms will compete to see which can bring in the most items. The winning homeroom will receive a pizza party.

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The end of the second marking period will be Jan. 17.

It is the cycle three mid-marking period for eighth grade.

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Sheckler News: School closed Jan. 20

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School is closed Jan. 20 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

There will be no classes for students Jan. 21 because of an Act 80 teacher in-service day.

Regularly scheduled classes resume Jan. 22.

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School physicals will be done Jan. 22 for those students who have signed up for this service.

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The lost-and-found bin is growing quickly at Sheckler Elementary.

If your child has misplaced an item, remind him or her to check this table at Sheckler and help that missing item get back to its owner.

Roughies Report: Keystones start Jan. 9 at Catasauqua High School

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in School

The biology and algebra portion of the Keystone exams will be administered Jan. 9-14 at Catasauqua High School, with final exams set for Jan. 16 and 17.

On both final exam days, CHS students will be dismissed 11 a.m.

Keystone exams are state-mandated end-of-course assessments designed to demonstrate proficiency in the core subjects.

At the high school level, they are one component of Pennsylvania’s system of high school graduation requirements. Keystone exams are used for three purposes: student, school and teacher accountability.

CMS News: Spelling bee set for Jan. 9

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua Middle School spelling bee has been rescheduled for Jan. 9.

Good luck to all!

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The sixth-grade field trip to Da Vinci Science Center is rescheduled for Jan. 10.

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Reminder: The mobile dentist will visit CMS Jan. 9 and 10.

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The end of the second marking period will be Jan. 17.

It is the cycle three mid-marking period for eighth grade.

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In case of inclement weather, notifications will be made through the power announcement system, cattysd.org and television and radio stations.

Sheckler News: Mobile dentist to visit

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in School

On Jan. 16 and 17, the mobile dentist will be at Sheckler Elementary School.

This service is provided for students if desired.

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Sheckler Home and School will not be holding a meeting for the month of January.

Meetings will resume in February.

As always, all parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

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The school year is just zooming by.

Jan. 17 is already the end of the second marking period.

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Schools in the Catasauqua Area School District will be closed Jan. 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Youth invited to annual event

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Lehigh Valley Audubon Society, a nonprofit conservation and education organization based in Allentown, will host its fifth Christmas Bird Count for Kids 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 11. Youths aged 6 to 12 are invited to join LVAS for this fun introduction to birding and citizen science, which will teach them how to use binoculars, identify common birds and collect scientific data.

Roughies Report: LCTI recognizes Jones, Hunsicker

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in School

Every month, teachers at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute recognize students for outstanding effort, improvement, achievement or leadership in their career and technical education programs and academic center classes.

Catasauqua High School students Stella Jones (advertising design/commercial art) and Anthonie Hunsicker (criminal justice) were recently selected by their teachers as LCTI’s November Students of the Month.

Congratulations, Stella and Anthonie!

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