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NWE students learn how to remain safe

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Students from Patti Greenawalt’s fifth-grade class learned how to be safe at home, school and within their community Oct. 5 at Northwestern Elementary School.

Kindergarten students learned how to dial 911.

They also learned the difficulties of being a firefighter and navigating through a burning house.

Some of them also were instructed on Halloween, farm and social media safety.

District News

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

The Northwestern Lehigh Alumni Association is hosting a basket bingo at the Lynnport Fire Company on Oct. 28.

Doors open at noon. Bingo begins at 1 p.m.

Food will be available to purchase.

Wear a costume to be entered into a free raffle.

High School

There will be an open house and dedication ceremony Nov. 8 for the community to visit the high school to view the upgrades made during the renovation.

Visitation will be 6-7:15 p.m. with the dedication and ribbon cutting taking place 7:30-8 p.m.

District News

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Northwestern Elementary

All visitors to NWE will be required to provide photo identification when signing in to the school.

Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 22-26.

The week is dedicated to creating an awareness of the dangers of drug abuse.

The Fall Fun Festival will take place 9 a.m. Oct. 26.

Kindergarten classes will be going on a field trip Oct. 29 to Foothill Farm, Lehighton. Rain date is Oct. 30.

Weisenberg Elementary

Kindergarten students will be going to visit Savidge Farms, Mertztown, on Oct. 18.

Band wants to play at Disney World

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Barbecue chicken fundraiser to aid in that dream

Students from Northwestern Lehigh High School and some middle schoolers spent several weeks before the beginning of the school year learning band music and practicing for the field show they would perform during this year’s football games.

The students began by learning the drill positions on the field by counting beats, followed by singing their parts as they marched.

Once band director, James Lykins and Drum Major Jess Eberle say they are ready, band members pick up their instruments, flags and batons and play the music as they march.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Northwestern Lehigh Alumni Association is sponsoring a basket bingo fundraiser Oct. 28 at the Lynnport Fire Company, Behler Street, Lynnport.

Doors open at noon. Food will be available with bingo beginning at 1 p.m.

Bring a canned good for the Christ’s Church at Lowhill Food Pantry.

There also will be a Chinese auction and door prizes.

Wear a costume and receive a free raffle ticket.

High School

The high school band is having a Kauffman’s barbecue chicken fundraiser.

Meal includes half a chicken, baked potato, applesauce and a cookie.

District News

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

There will be no school on Oct. 8.

High School

The high school band is having a Kauffman Chicken fundraiser.

Meal includes half a chicken, baked potato, applesauce and cookie.

Pickup orders 3-6 p.m. Oct. 22 in the high school parking lot.

Contact a band member to order.

The crowning of the homecoming queen and king will take place Oct. 5 during halftime of the football game against Southern Lehigh.

The homecoming dance will be Oct. 6 in the high school cafeteria.

Northwestern Elementary

NWL District News

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

High School

The homecoming king and queen will be crowned Oct. 5 at the football game. The homecoming dance will take place Oct. 6 in the high school cafeteria.

Middle School

The middle school Tiger Pride kickoff will take place Oct. 5.

The middle school PTO is having a Color Run at the Northwestern Recreation Commission Fields on Oct. 14.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. with the registration check-in tables open 8:45-9:45 a.m.

Northwestern Elementary

School District News

Friday, September 7, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Northwestern and Weisenberg elementary schools will have early dismissal noon Sept. 14.

High School

Back to School Night has been postponed. The new date is yet to be determined.

Middle School

Middle school students are now located in their respective “temporary” schools.

Eighth grade is at the high school and sixth and seventh grade students are at Weisenberg.

Northwestern Elementary

There will be a Partners In Education meeting 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the cafeteria.

Students learn about careers

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Third-grade students at Weisenberg Elementary recently learned from various community members and parents about the jobs they perform in their daily lives.

Students heard from a TV sports reporter, a biomedical technician, a dentist, a chemist and others.

Bekki George, massage therapist, told students that as a child, she enjoyed giving back rubs, an activity that led her to her career field.

Her therapy is designed to help her patients relax and to lessen their chronic pain.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Classes resume on Aug. 27.

Orientation will be on Aug. 22. Freshman orientation will take place 8 a.m. to noon; middle school 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Northwestern Elementary kindergarten orientation will be 2-3 p.m. and Weisenberg Elementary will be from 2-3:30 p.m.

There will be open houses 6-8 p.m. Aug. 22 at Northwestern and Weisenberg elementary schools.

Chromebook distribution for middle school students will take place 8:30-11 a.m. and noon to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 23 in the gym.

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