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Thursday, August 23, 2012 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in School

There will be no school Aug. 31 and Sept. 3.

All district offices will be closed on Labor Day.

All students "Back to School" letters were mailed on Aug. 10. Parents should have received a blackboard connect message containing more information.

Information is now available at Clicking on your child's school in the drop-down menu.

High School

Back to School Night will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in the high school.

Elementary Schools

College Corner

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in School

Johns Hopkins

NWL alumna


Jennifer Howells, a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, graduated May 23 with a Master of Science degree in engineering, geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering.

Howells is a civil engineer for ARCADIS/Malcolm Pirnie, an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in the fields of infrastructure, water, environment and buildings.

Student collects food for animal shelters

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by NOEL MCDONNELL Special to The Press in School

Weisenberg Elementary School student Hannah McDonnell, of New Tripoli, loves animals so she recently organized several collection drives for food and donations for local animal shelters.

McDonnell, a fourth grader, most recently asked her third-grade teacher, Angela Rimm, for permission to organize a class-wide collection drive for food and supplies to be donated to the Lehigh County Humane Society and Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, Germansville.

NW Elementary students perform 'Beach Day'

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in School

Third-grade students at Northwestern Elementary performed "Beach Day" for parents and peers May 17 at the high school.

Shawn Fies, music teacher, began writing musicals for third-grade students in 2008, beginning with "Science Musical." In 2009, he wrote "Space Adventure," then "Pearl of the Night" in 2010 and "Fractured" in 2011.

His goal is to help the students study for the PSSA test by turning facts about the solar system, the weather and more into song.

Weisenberg students learn to be Earth's stewards

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in School

Before the end of the school year, 475 students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Weisenberg Elementary participated in activities designed to teach them about Earth Day.

Weisenberg teachers Johanna Reisteter, Jennifer McDonald, Jamie Hafner, Jillian Gasper, Susan Fetterman and Karly Saaco worked with representatives of Waste Management, across from the school, to create the event.

They began by learning how a Waste Management truck collects garbage.

New Tripoli

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in School

NWL grad wins scholarship

Alana Harrington, who graduated from Northwestern Lehigh High School, was awarded a $750 scholarship by Ai Orthodontics, Emmaus.

Alana is the daughter of Patrick and Dolores Harrington of New Tripoli.

She has been involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Ignite Youth Group, Northwestern Lehigh Varsity Football, Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Youth and is a member of the National Honor Society.

She plans on attending Indiana Wesleyan University in the fall to study biology and pre-med.