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Sunday, January 26, 2020

District News

Monday, December 30, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Keystone exams will be given Jan. 6-10, 2020 and again Jan. 13-17, 2020. There will be no school on Jan. 20, 2020, for an in-service day.

High school

The high school’s Key Club will have its first blood drive of the new year on Jan. 9.

High school final exams for blocks 1 and 2 will be held 7:45-11 a.m. Jan. 16, 2020. Final exams for blocks 3 and 4 will be held 7:45-11 a.m. Jan. 17, 2020.

The first day of spring semester classes begins on Jan. 22, 2020.

Northwestern Elementary

‘End of an era’ for Northwestern Lehigh Drama Club senior

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

As a Northwestern Lehigh senior and drama club president, Gwen McArdle puts it, “It’s the end of an era.”

The final winter play for her and other seniors will be a bittersweet memory.

Gwen McArdle played Peppermint Patty in the high school production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

“I’ll miss all my friends here,” she said. “But I won’t miss the stress of rehearsals and trying to get everything together.”

District News

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

The last school day before winter break is Dec. 20.

Keystone exams will be given Jan. 6-10, 2020, and again Jan. 13-17, 2020.

High school

The high school’s Key Club will have its first blood drive of the new year on Jan. 9, 2020.

Northwestern Elementary

Northwestern Elementary’s first grade Singing in the Snow concert will be presented Jan. 15, 2020.

Weisenberg Elementary

Weisenberg Elementary first grade Singing in the Snow concert will be presented Jan. 29, 2020.

DISTRICT NEWS

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Northwestern Lehigh High School’s winter band and choral concert will be presented from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 12.

The high school, middle school and elementary schools’ last day before winter break is Dec. 20.

Northwestern Elementary will present its fifth-grade winter concert 2 p.m. Dec. 12.

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Parents like are invited to the curriculum council meeting 1-3 p.m. Dec. 16 in the school board meeting room in the district administrative offices.

Weisenberg students honor veterans during school event

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Weisenberg Elementary students and staff honored local veterans with a program of speeches and songs on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

Relatives of the students were invited to the assembly.

Each veteran was asked to stand, provide his or her name, branch of military and years of service.

At least two members were on active duty, still serving in the military.

The students saluted the military guests by giving them a standing ovation.

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