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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 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.

Pigeons increase reading curiosity in kids

Sunday, October 27, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Northwestern Elementary students were recently challenged by their teachers and by visiting author Erika Liodice to set reading goals.

Liodice, who visited on Oct. 10, challenged the gym packed with students with this puzzle: What does Mike Tyson, the Queen of England (Elizabeth II) and Walt Disney have in common?

Answer: They all have racing pigeon teams.

Liodice told the youngsters there are pigeon racing teams in New Tripoli.

Pigeon racing is part of national and local history.

Northwestern students learn how to stay safe

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Local News

Northwestern Elementary recently hosted a special event for students to teach them how to stay safe.

Students participated in activities which emphasized safety in different emergency situations.

On hand were the Germansville and New Tripoli fire companies, school district police officers and Cetronia Ambulance Corps emergency medical technicians.

They brought in a small house that fills with smoke to demonstrate how kids can safely exit a dwelling.

Firefighters discussed stop, drop and roll — the technique used to extinguish a fire on a person.

District News

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Northwestern Lehigh School Board directors meet in the district board room 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be Oct. 16.

There will be no school on Oct. 14 for a teacher in-service day. High school and middle school picture retake day is scheduled for Oct. 17.

High School

High school PSAT tests will be given 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 16.

Key Club will host its first blood drive of the year Nov. 7. To schedule a donation, go to

Middle School

Changing of the guard at Northwestern’s Homecoming

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Some times it’s about the football. Sometimes it’s about the return of the king and queen to crown new royalty.

Sometimes it’s about catching up with alumni who have come home for a visit.

But for the Northwestern Lehigh marching band, Homecoming is about changing of the guard and making the transition from junior to senior.

For band seniors Julian Skilton, Jennifer Lindtner, Kelly Mease and Drum Major Jessica Eberle, it’s also about preparing to say goodbye and planning for life after high school.

It’s a time for moving on and also a time for introspection.

Weisenberg PTO hosts Popsicles on Playground

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Weisenberg Elementary PTO hosted Popsicles on the Playground Sept. 12 for the students.

The PTO sponsors this annual event at the beginning of the school year to get families and kids together.

Popsicles is held the same date as the PTO’s annual blood drive.

“They love seeing all the new faces join in on the fun,” said Angela Schmoyer, PTO volunteer.

Although this year it was a bit rainy, the spritz didn’t deter parents or students from attending.