Northwestern Press

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Senior receives German scholarship

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in School

Pastorius Home Association each year recognizes high school seniors from local schools for their interest and achievements in the study of German language.

This year’s honorees included Northwestern Lehigh High School student Medina Rose McAvoy.

Each honoree was presented “The Pastorius Award for Excellence in German Studies,” letters of recognition, a subscription to German Life magazine and $50 college expense grants as outstanding 2018-2019 school year German students.

Veterans discuss their service at middle school program

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

On the day expressly designated to honor America’s veterans, Northwestern Middle School hosted four people who serve our country.

Air Force Master Sgt. Nicole Dunlap, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Steve Petres, National Guard Lance Cpl. Austin Blackwell and Army Nuclear Biological Specialist Alfred Stirba IV addressed eighth graders, delivering presentations and sharing their military experiences.

“[We wanted] to share as many of our branches of service with our students as we can, since many are considering the military for their future goals,” Event Coordinator Wendy Madouse said.

Seeking student artists for contest

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in School

Liquor board

In an effort to continue the dialogue about the dangers of underage drinking, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is encouraging students from across the commonwealth to participate in the 28th annual alcohol awareness poster contest.

The contest is open to all Pennsylvania students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including those who are home-schooled or in private or parochial schools.

Students may enter through their schools, clubs, or scout troops, or individually.

lunch menus

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Nov. 14: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Meatball sandwich. Elem.: Mozzarella sticks, also. M.S.: Mini corn dogs, also.

Friday, Nov. 15: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza.

Monday, Nov. 18: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken tenders with roll. Elem., M.S.: Pizza, also.

Tuesday, Nov. 19: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Tacos. Elem., M.S.: Pizza, also.

Wednesday, Nov. 20: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Mini pancakes, sausage links, hash browns. Elem., M.S.: Pizza, also.

Thursday, Nov. 21: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, steamed corn, fruit, milk, ice cream treat.

Class of 1949 gathers for reunion

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by ROBERT WARMKESSEL in School

The Class of 1949 was the 20th and last class to graduate from the former South Whitehall High School.

The following year, the school district’s name was changed to Parkland.

This class had 84 graduates. Fifty-three have died, leaving 31 members still living.

Of that number, five have moved out of the area.

On Oct. 16, graduates of the class of 1949 gathered for a reunion at Morgan’s Restaurant, South Whitehall.

Class officers were originally elected in their freshman year.

School District News

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

School director meetings take place in the district board room 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be on Nov. 20.

There will be early dismissal for the elementary schools at noon Nov. 22 and Nov. 25-27.

Elementary parent-teacher conferences will be 1-3 p.m. Nov. 22 and Nov. 25-27.

High School

There will be early dismissal 11 a.m. on Nov. 27.

Middle school

The middle school will host its annual fall social 7 p.m. Nov. 22.

Northwestern Elementary

Foreign language club celebrates Oktoberfest with good food and fun

Friday, November 8, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

Members of the Foreign Language International Club at Northwestern Lehigh High School staged a scaled-down version of Oktoberfest in early October.

Their version of the popular celebration featured food and music.

“A student made sausages with potato roll sandwiches and we ate pretzels, too,” said Paul Tomlin, adviser. “We played polka [tunes] and other popular German music while the kids ate. It went really well.”

German teacher Ella Koch made an appearance over Flex to join in the festivities.

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 donor.giveapint.org 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.

lunch menus

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Nov. 7: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Hamburger or cheeseburger, french fries. Elem., M.S.: Mini corn dogs, also.

Friday, Nov. 8: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza.

Monday, Nov. 11: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken nuggets, soft pretzel, french fries. Elem.: Mozzarella sticks, also. M.S.: Mini corn dogs, also.

Tuesday, Nov. 12: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Stuffed baked breadsticks, dipping sauce. Elem., M.S.: Mini corn dogs, also.