Northwestern Press

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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.

LCTI names students of the month

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in School

Lehigh Career and Technical Institute recently recognized the following students for their outstanding effort, improvement, achievement or leadership in their career and technical education programs and Academic Center classes.

The teachers selection for September from Northwestern Lehigh High School include: Isaiah Johri, auto technology; Olivia Werley, CAP office systems technology and Brandon Bortz, early care and education of young children, all from the morning session.

Great turnout for Weisenberg Elementary’s first trunk or treat

Friday, November 8, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

The parking lot of Weisenberg Elementary School was transformed into a Halloween party for its ever first trunk or treat.

The event was well attended.

“For a first, it was an amazing event,” said Weisenberg PTO President Mel Martin. “We had an incredible turnout!”

Cars were parked and decorated in themes as the children went from car-to-car instead of from door-to-door to collect candy.

“Everyone stayed until after dark,” Martin said. “The kids really had fun.”

Northwestern Elementary debuts reading room

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

There’s a place for the book lover, teacher and student, a little nook not too far from the classrooms, library and office at Northwestern Elementary.

The area, called The Tiger’s Reading Den, comes complete with comfy chairs, rugs, good lighting and a vending machine.

But this vending machine is no ordinary vending machine, this one dispenses books.

“The ultimate goal of this project is to continue to build a community of readers, promote literacy and encourage reading as fun’” Librarian Susan Hanlon said.

Children’s author visits with students at Weisenberg

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Children’s author and speaker Candace Fleming visited Weisenberg Elementary School on Oct. 16.

Fleming has written award-winning books such as “Boxes for Katie,” about a young girl who receives a box from America filled with soap, socks, and chocolate as part of a goodwill effort to help the people of Europe recover from the devastation of World War II.

She has also written funny picture books such as, “Go to Sleep in Your Own Bed,” “Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!” and “Gator Gumbo.” In turn, the students gifted the author with songs about her books.