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School District News

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Northwestern Lehigh School District Superintendent Jennifer L. Holman provided the following updated COVID-19 letter to parents and staff May 15 on the district’s website.

“I hope you and your families are healthy during these times.

“We want you to know that you and your family’s ongoing safety and well-being continue to be of the utmost importance to us.

“It is hard to believe that it is two months since the governor closed schools in Pennsylvania.

“When schools first closed, we had no idea that instruction would remain online until the end of the school year.

School District News

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Keystone exam testing has been canceled for spring 2020. New dates are to be determined.

All Northwestern students are expected to log in and submit attendance each day using Google Form by 11:59 p.m.

High school students are to submit attendance using forms.gle/BVhWZRSX7ML8QHxJA.

Middle school students are to use forms.gle/GDcq5dTJeAiyG1tdA.

Northwestern Elementary students are to submit attendance using forms.gle/SDWQkUPukPKNAMWbA.

Weisenberg students are to use forms.gle/KaZg2oangKy2s527910.

Wanamakers General Store ahead of the COVID-19 curve

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Local News

Over 130 years old, some things change, some remain the same.

Remaining steadfast to its customers, Wanamakers General Store, Kempton, is still serving the local population and the occasional traveler.

Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the purpose of the store is the same.

Store owner Kyra Hendricks, however, definitely had to roll with the punches.

First, she got ahead of the curve by watching what other states were doing.

“I paid close attention to California and Washington states to see how they were handling the infection,” she said.

School District News

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

All Northwestern students are expected to log in and submit attendance each day using Google Form by 11:59 p.m.

High school students are to submit attendance using forms.gle/BVhWZRSX7ML8QHxJA.

Middle school students are to use forms.gle/GDcq5dTJeAiyG1tdA.

Northwestern Elementary students are to submit attendance using forms.gle/SDWQkUPukPKNAMWbA.

Weisenberg students are to use forms.gle/KaZg2oangKy2s527910.

Students who are absent due to illness should follow already established absence procedures.

NWL School district, community serving food insecure families

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Although the Northwestern Lehigh School District campuses are closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year, certain programs continue.

Although distance learning is the new norm, the school district continues helping students and families on a more personal level.

Kindergarten through 12th-grade students who are experiencing food insecurity, as well as their siblings through age 18 are eligible for help.

“We’re making sure the Grab-n-Go program runs smoothly each week,” Assistant Superintendent Troy Sosnovik said.

School District News

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Northwestern Lehigh School District will hold their school board meetings online at their regularly scheduled time of 7 p.m. May 13. All meetings will be action meetings.

Information on how to connect to the meeting is available by going to nwlehighsd.org/SchoolBoard.

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Director of Athletics and Activities Jason Zimmerman is looking for some patriotic singalong videos for the daily announcements.

To record yourself singing or playing a patriotic song, submit your video to zimmermanj2@nwlehighsd.org.

High school

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Ontelaunee Park play areas are closed

Thursday, April 23, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

The play areas at Ontelaunee Park in Lynn Township are closed until further notice because of social distancing mandates due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The community yard sale at the park originally scheduled for April 23 is canceled.

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Jacob’s Church, Jacksonville, Lynn Township, is videotaping Sunday services for its Facebook page at facebook.com/jacobschurch14.

Call 610-756-6352 for information.

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Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, is posting audio of Sunday services at ebuccnewtripoli.org/worship/index.html.

Easter Bunny keeps on truckin’ despite COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Local News

On Easter Sunday, April 12, Chavon Procyk drove her pickup throughout the community with her daughter, Ryleann, fifth-grade student at Kutztown Elementary as co-pilot.

The Easter Bunny, assisted by Stacey Williams Lenhart, Chavon Procyk’s mother, sat in the bed of the truck, waving at kids and families.

Tim Lenhart followed behind the pickup with his vehicle’s blinkers turned on for safety.

The Easter Bunny’s location was posted on the New Tripoli Neighborhood Facebook page by Heather Eroh, Chavon Procyk’s sister.

Consider purchasing a yard sign to help the Class of 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Local News

No decision has formally been made about Northwestern Lehigh High School graduation ceremony and many school districts across the commonwealth are still in the planning stages while awaiting state guidelines.

One way to help members of the Class of 2020, who unfortunately are missing out on many senior year activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of schools, is to buy a senior yard sign.

School District News

Thursday, April 16, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Northwestern Lehigh School District Superintendent Jennifer L. Holman provided the following updated COVID-19 letter to parents, guardians and students April 9 on the district website:

“Northwestern appreciates all the support and reiterates your family’s ongoing safety and well-being are of utmost importance to them.

“Hard to believe that just four short weeks ago we were in school and a news story that seemed so far away from our everyday existence has now become a reality in all of our communities impacting every facet of our lives.