Have a great summer everyone! There will be no school on May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday.
There will be early dismissal June 10 and 11.
Middle school will dismiss at 10:50 a.m. High school at 11 a.m. and the elementary schools at noon.
Last day of school is June 11.
Baccalaureate will be held in the middle school auditorium 6:45 p.m. on May 31.
Commencement will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 1 in Stabler Area, Bethlehem.
There will be no school May 27 in honor of Memorial Day.
Fifth-grade students from Northwestern and Weisenberg elementary schools will meet at the recreation fields May 21 for their grand finale to meet their future sixth-grade classmates. Rain date is May 23.
The prom will be 6-10 p.m. May 26 at the Iron Lakes Country Club, 3625 Shankweiler Road, North Whitehall Township.
The fifth grade band/chorus and art festival will be 7 p.m. May 16.
All library books are due by May 17.
Students from Weisenberg and Northwestern elementary schools will meet at the recreation fields May 14 for the Elementary Challenge and to play various games they learned during the year in gym class.
The spring concert for the high school music program will take place 7 to 9 p.m. May 15 in the auditorium. .
The middle school spring concert will be presented 7-9 p.m. May 13 in the auditorium.
Students will showcase what they have accomplished during the school year.
Class of 2019 yard signs are now available for purchase.
Signs are 24 inches by 18 inches. Order includes the stand.
The signs are a great way to recognize a NWL senior!
Pickup signs at Northwestern Lehigh Elementary, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on May 15; high school lobby 1-4 p.m. May 16; at the senior awards in the high school lobby from 5-6 p.m. May 20, and at the Tiger Run and Fun Walk at Ontelaunee Park, 8-11 a.m. May 25.
There will be PSSA testing for students in grades three through five April 15-17.
Report cards for the third marking period will be distributed April 16.
Early dismissal for spring break will be on April 18.
Middle and high school students will be dismissed at 11 a.m. followed by the elementary at noon.
There will be no school on April 19.
School will be in session April 22 for a snow makeup day.
There will be a PTO meeting 9:30 a.m. April 12 in the conference room.
The third marking period ends April 5. Report cards will be distributed April 16.
There will be a showing of “Screenagers” in the auditorium 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 11.
This is a great documentary for youngsters to help them understand the digital world in which they live.
The spring social will take place in the Cafe 7-9 p.m. April 12.
The theme for this year’s Literary Arts Night 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 4 is dinosaurs.
Fourth-grade music students will perform at 6 p.m. in the gym.
There are a number of coats, scarves and hats in the lost-and-found in the office.
Parents are invited to check out the items to see if any belong to their child.
Dino-Mite Book Fair will be open April 2-5 in the library.
The spring book fair, “Under the Sea,” will be open during school days April 8-11 and during the Festival of the Arts, 6-8 p.m. April 11.
Second-grade students will perform at 6:15 p.m. Fourth graders will perform 7 p.m.
Northwestern Elementary held its fourth annual Fun Run fundraiser in February.
The event is designed to help schools raise money for field trips and the programs Partners In Education brings into the school.
Each year, students wear T-shirts specifically designed for the run and submit them to PIE.
This year, fifth-grade students were asked to submit designs for the T-shirt, and one would be chosen for printing.
Parents of students in grades 3-5 are asked not to schedule any educational trips and appointments that will conflict with PSSA testing.
English/Language Arts testing will be from April 15- 17.
Mathematics testing will be April 29 and 30, and science (for grade four only) will be May 1 and 2.
Librarian Susan Hanlon has announced spring book fair will be April 2-5.
The NWE music department needs band instruments.
There are no extra instruments to lend students who want to join band in the 2019-20 school year.
Northwestern Elementary School students learned about illustrating books during a recent visit from author and illustrator Marty Kelley.
“In order to write a good book, you must come up with amazing ideas,” Kelley said. “Your ideas can come from places you have been, things you do, such as horseback riding, from another book you have read or from your own imagination.
“Your ideas can come from events happening in your own lives.”
Kelley, who has been drawing for 20 years, said he likes to draw and often gets ideas from a drawing he has created.