Northwestern Press

Friday, April 19, 2019

Middle school performance profile increases

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Middle schoolers have moved up in readiness index rankings, said Principal Bill Dovico. He and his assistant, Amy Staufferberg, gave a presentation about the student performance profile at the March 20 school board meeting.

The profile is used in every school in the state, and is also used to support schools as they try to improve academic performance.

Northwestern’s performance score is 72.9 up from 65.3 last year and putting it in third place among the 14 schools listed....

Four words can make a caregiver’s day

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

When the phone rang one midmorning, I considered not answering it.

A bit overwhelmed by my caregiving tasks, I was not in the mood to deal with sales calls or surveys.

But I answered it anyway. And I am glad I did.

A retired friend, Nancy, told me she was out and about doing errands.

“Do you need anything?” she asked.

What magic words. These four simple, wonderful words made my day.

Of course I needed something. I almost always need something.

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Officials investigating rash of fires

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

Recent fires in the Lehigh Valley — including one in the early-morning of March 29 — are under investigation by a state fire marshal.

That fire, a fully involved barn blaze at 4413 Cherryville Road, Allen Township, came on the heels of several other barn fires, including two in Lehigh Township.

In Lehigh Township, a barn fire broke out March 15 along Cedar Drive. The second was March 23 along Fir Drive.

Lehigh Township police posted on its Facebook page that officers are...

Article By: Elsa Kerschner ekerschner@tnonline.com

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Middle schoolers have moved up in readiness index rankings, said Principal Bill Dovico. He and his assistant, Amy Staufferberg, gave a presentation about the student performance profile at the March 20 school board meeting.

The profile is used in every school in the state, and is also used to support schools as they try to improve academic performance.

Northwestern’s performance score is 72.9 up from 65.3 last year and putting it in third place among the 14 schools listed....

District News

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

The third marking period ends April 5. Report cards will be distributed April 16.

Middle School

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.

Northwestern Elementary

The theme for this year’s Literary Arts Night 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 4 is...

lunch menus

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, April 4: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Hot ham and cheese, tomato soup, vegetable, fruit, milk. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: Yogurt, graham crackers. Elem: Mozzarella sticks, also.

Friday, April 5: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers.

Monday, April 8: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken nuggets, vegetable, fruit, milk. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: Yogurt, graham crackers. Elem.: Pizza, also.

Tuesday, April 9: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Tacos, vegetable, fruit,...

Another View

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Not only do the April showers give life to flowers, they also bring a host of hazards and concerns.

Spring weather can be unpredictable. The temperatures swing back and forth between cool and hot.

Mark Twain once said, “In the spring, I have counted 136 kinds of weather inside of four and 20 hours.”

We all are familiar with the usual temperature shift issues. You leave the house with a sweater on to protect against the morning chill, but by 2 p.m., you are sweating....