Catasauqua Press

Sunday, June 25, 2017

High school: Got sneakers?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua High School SADD Club is holding a used athletic sneakers, shoes and cleats drive for the month of March. Many youth athletes don’t have the appropriate shoes for the sport that they play. This can sometimes affect their self-esteem and confidence and could even make them the target for being made fun of or bullied. Athletics is often a way for students to handle stress, cope, have fun and stay away from negative influences. Please donate your “Kicks For Kids” during homeroom to benefit Lehigh Valley youth.


High school: Parent training begins March 15

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua Area School District is offering a special education parent training series beginning in March. A session on reading strategies will kick off the series March 15, followed by positive behavior supports May 10, study skills Oct. 18 and transition-entitlement verses eligibility Nov.15.

All trainings are held 6-7:30 p.m. at the district administration office, 201 N. 14th St., Catasauqua. To register for each session, contact Shelley Keffer, coordinator of student services, at 610-264-5571, ext. 7, or

Elementary school: Students rewarded for good behavior

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School students who maintained positive behavior at school during the month of February will be rewarded with a “Minute to Win It” game session March 3, their Think First monthly reward.


Calendars for Sheckler’s Readathon are due to your child’s teacher by March 3. They must be signed by a parent, indicating the student completed the minutes of reading at home. We will find out soon if Sheckler met this year’s goal of 75,000 miles traveled (minutes read) schoolwide. Remember to always keep on reading!


Middle school: Eighth-graders get set for high school

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School eighth-grade students will input their Catasauqua High School schedules for the 2017-18 year tomorrow.


Catasauqua Area School District schools will be closed March 10 for a teacher in-service day.


“Team Butter” T-shirts are still on sale!

The T-shirts were created in support of sixth-grade CMS student Julian “Butter” Saleh.

Julian was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The cost of the T-shirt is $20. All proceeds will go to the family to help offset costs that may accumulate during Julian’s treatments.

Students showcase skills

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in School

Students at area technical schools showcased their skills and competed to win medals at a district SkillsUSA competition Feb. 1. The event took place at the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds.

First-place students earned the right to represent District 11 in the organization’s state competition in April.

More than 400 students competed in 54 hands-on skill and leadership competitions.

This “Showcase of Skills” provided a unique opportunity to observe some of the most talented career and technical education students in the area.

Avoid student loan scams

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by KAREN CIMMS in School

The U.S. Department of Education reports more than 40 percent of all borrowers are late or in default, so it’s no wonder unethical student debt relief companies are popping up.

“Borrowers are more stressed than ever before about repaying their loans,” said Sarah Hamilton, student loan supervisor for Take Charge America, a national nonprofit credit counseling and student loan counseling agency.

To help sort out the confusion, Hamilton offers signs of potential repayment scams:

Middle school: Mobile dentist arrives Thursday

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by The Press in School

The mobile dentist will be visiting Catasauqua Middle School throughout the day today to check on the smiles and teeth of students.


A reminder: A Catasauqua High School orientation for eighth-grade students and their parents will be held at CHS Feb. 27. A tour of the school will begin 6 p.m., and the class registration meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m.


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Elementary school: Students to visit symphony hall

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by The Press in School

Fourth-grade Sheckler Elementary School students will be going to see a show at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown Feb. 24.


The Sheckler science fair will be held 6-8 p.m. March 1 in the school gym. Families and friends are invited to come and see all the projects and experiments created by students. Projects for the fair may be dropped off in the school cafeteria 3:30-5 p.m. Feb. 27 and 7:30-9 a.m. Feb. 28. All projects must be in no later than 9 a.m. Feb. 28.

What a great way to enjoy the evening with the family, viewing creativity at its best.