Northwestern Press

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society hosting Christmas open house

Saturday, November 30, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Hoping your day is filled with peace, happiness and good food!

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Ebenezer’s Closet, New Tripoli, will be open 6-8 p.m. Dec. 12 and 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 14.

Clothing is available for the entire family.

Take as much as needed. Proof of need is not required.

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New Jerusalem Zion UCC, 1456 Krumsville Road, Route 737, Krumsville (across from Greenwich Elementary School) will have its annual cookie and bake sale 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 14.

For more information, call 610-756-6892.

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District News

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

School directors meet in the district board room in the administrative offices 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.

Parents are invited to the curriculum council meeting 1-3 p.m. Dec. 16 in the meeting room.

There will be no school Nov. 28 through Dec. 2 for Thanksgiving.

High school

High school thespians will present “Charlie Brown’s Christmas” 7 p.m. Dec. 5-7.

Weisenberg Elementary

Weisenberg Elementary Holiday Shoppe for students will run from Dec. 3-6.

Key Club blood drive is a success

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Local News

As cold rain beat on the windows at Northwestern Lehigh High School, students and adults were safely inside donating blood to support their community.

In the rooms sectioned off for the Key Club’s blood drive, lights glowed and the buzz of activity continued from morning until evening on Nov. 7.

“Whatever is donated here, stays here,” said Robert Biese, high school math teacher and Key Club moderator.

“This is my 28th drive. The Key Club has three events each school year.”

The Key Club will have two other blood drives, one in January and another in the spring.

Tree planting strengthens creek bank and community

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Local News

About 20 volunteers planted more than 120 native trees and shrubs in about two hours along the Kistler Creek on the Kempton Community Center’s property.

Kistler Creek passes through extensive pasture land before entering the Kempton Community Center property.

It’s a tributary of the Maiden (or Ontelaunee) Creek, which itself is a tributary of the Schuylkill River.

The trees planted on Oct. 26 included: swamp white oak, black gum, sycamore, red maple, and shrubs such as dogwood and button bush.

School District News

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

School director meetings take place in the district board room 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be on Nov. 20.

There will be early dismissal for the elementary schools at noon Nov. 22 and Nov. 25-27.

Elementary parent-teacher conferences will be 1-3 p.m. Nov. 22 and Nov. 25-27.

High School

There will be early dismissal 11 a.m. on Nov. 27.

Middle school

The middle school will host its annual fall social 7 p.m. Nov. 22.

Northwestern Elementary

SCHOOL District News

Friday, November 8, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

High school

The high school will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-5:50 p.m. on Nov. 7.

The drive is open to students and members of the community.

To schedule a donation, visit donor.giveapint.org and (plug in the schools’ Zip code 18066).

Walk-ins are also welcome.

Middle school

The middle school will host its annual fall social 7 p.m. Nov. 22.

Northwestern Elementary

Northwestern Elementary will host a Veterans Day Salute 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 in the school gymnasium.

Great turnout for Weisenberg Elementary’s first trunk or treat

Friday, November 8, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

The parking lot of Weisenberg Elementary School was transformed into a Halloween party for its ever first trunk or treat.

The event was well attended.

“For a first, it was an amazing event,” said Weisenberg PTO President Mel Martin. “We had an incredible turnout!”

Cars were parked and decorated in themes as the children went from car-to-car instead of from door-to-door to collect candy.

“Everyone stayed until after dark,” Martin said. “The kids really had fun.”

Northwestern Elementary debuts reading room

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

There’s a place for the book lover, teacher and student, a little nook not too far from the classrooms, library and office at Northwestern Elementary.

The area, called The Tiger’s Reading Den, comes complete with comfy chairs, rugs, good lighting and a vending machine.

But this vending machine is no ordinary vending machine, this one dispenses books.

“The ultimate goal of this project is to continue to build a community of readers, promote literacy and encourage reading as fun’” Librarian Susan Hanlon said.

Children’s author visits with students at Weisenberg

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Children’s author and speaker Candace Fleming visited Weisenberg Elementary School on Oct. 16.

Fleming has written award-winning books such as “Boxes for Katie,” about a young girl who receives a box from America filled with soap, socks, and chocolate as part of a goodwill effort to help the people of Europe recover from the devastation of World War II.

She has also written funny picture books such as, “Go to Sleep in Your Own Bed,” “Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!” and “Gator Gumbo.” In turn, the students gifted the author with songs about her books.

District News

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

A teacher in-service day is scheduled for Nov. 5.

The school board’s meetings are held in the district board room 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be on Nov. 16.

Northwestern Elementary

Parent visitation day will be 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 7.

The PTO meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8.

Weisenberg Elementary

Weisenberg PTO is hosting a “Wild Wild West” Fall Festival from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1.

Activities include: Gold Rush, games, crafts, scavenger hunts, country line dancing.