Northwestern Press

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Presentation encourages students to think about climate change

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in School

Parkland High School students from all grades and science classes gained some insight into ongoing efforts to reduce the effects of global warming during a presentation on climate change and carbon capture processes on Nov. 25, 2019.

The guest speaker was John Cirucci, of North Whitehall Township, is an adjunct research professor at Arizona State University and a retired chemical engineer with Air Products.

The presentation was organized by Sean Flueso, physics teacher and high school science department chair.

STEAM has fifth graders bubbling with excitement

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

Five fifth graders huddled around a table.

Behind their safety glasses, their eyes were fixed on three high school students swirling a liquid, heated with an infrared thermometer.

No one blinked as a balloon expanded to the point of bursting, thrilling the onlookers with a loud “pop.”

This was no ordinary day at the high school STEAM Lab.

This was the day high school students demonstrated what they had learned to their elementary counterparts.

The event was not only about spectacle but about explanations as well.

NORTHWESTERN lunch menus

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 16: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Cheesesteak on a roll, crispy fries, steamed veggies, baked beans. Alternate: Hamburger barbecue.

Friday, Jan. 17: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Italian combo hoagie, steamed green beans, potato chips, pickle. Alternate: Hamburger barbecue.

Monday, Jan. 20: No school. Teacher in-service.

Tuesday, Jan. 21: Elem., M.S., H.S.: French bread pizza, steamed veggies. Alternate: Chicken wrap with cheese, lettuce, tomato.

District News

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

There will be an in-service day on Jan. 20, and a floating in-service day on Jan. 21.

The first day of Spring semester classes will begin on Jan. 22.

Middle school

The price of the middle school yearbook will increase Jan. 20. Order yearbooks no later than Jan. 17.

Northwestern Elementary

Report cards will be distributed on Jan. 27.

Weisenberg Elementary

The first grade Singing in the Snow concert will be presented 9:30 a.m. for students and 2 p.m. for parents on Jan. 29.

Dental association seeks third-graders for contest

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in School

The Pennsylvania Dental Association invites third-graders across Pennsylvania to show their creativity this February in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

The theme for 2020 is: “Fluoride in Water Prevents Cavities!”

This year marks the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation.

Those who participate in PDA’s poster contest will have a chance at winning several different prizes.

Three statewide winners will be selected from the entries.

lunch menus

Monday, December 30, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 2: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Rodeo burger with cheese, barbecue sauce, onion rings, french fries, broccoli. Alternate: Hot dog on whole grain roll.

Friday, Jan. 3: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Tiger bowl (popcorn chicken, corn, mashed potatoes). Alternate: Hot dog on whole grain roll.

Monday, Jan. 6: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Asian chicken, fried rice, steamed carrots, Mandarin oranges. Alternate: Grilled cheese.

Northwestern Elementary has two fundraisers

Monday, December 30, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Northwestern Lehigh Elementary students, parents and staff gathered inside and out for two events in November.

They were a two-step fundraiser, planned to help generate funds for Northwestern Lehigh Elementary field trips, special assemblies and educational events.

On Nov. 12, 2019, the Wild West-themed pep rally kicked off one fundraiser by getting students pumped up and explaining student involvement.

At the Wild West pep rally, the winner of the fifth grade T-shirt contest was announced.

A high school concert first

Monday, December 30, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

The end of 2019 marked a first for the Northwestern High School Music Department.

It was the first time in six years the high school had a full-time concert band and chorus director.

Before then, Assistant High School Band Director James Lykins, M.Ed. directed both the middle and high school bands.

This year, Lykins enjoyed the performance from the audience section.

The new concert band and chorus director, Allison Kline M. Ed., has nine years experience in band, marching band and choral direction within the Mahanoy Area School District.

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.

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