New Tripoli Bank recently donated $100,000 to the Northwestern Lehigh Education Foundation as a part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program of Pennsylvania.
This donation will be used to support educational programs that might not otherwise receive funding, giving students in the Northwestern Lehigh School District the tools and skills they need to thrive in an increasingly digital-focused world.
A teacher in-service day is scheduled for Nov. 5.
The school board’s meetings are held in the district board room 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be on Nov. 16.
Parent visitation day will be 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 7.
The PTO meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8.
Weisenberg PTO is hosting a “Wild Wild West” Fall Festival from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1.
Activities include: Gold Rush, games, crafts, scavenger hunts, country line dancing.
Northwestern Elementary students were recently challenged by their teachers and by visiting author Erika Liodice to set reading goals.
Liodice, who visited on Oct. 10, challenged the gym packed with students with this puzzle: What does Mike Tyson, the Queen of England (Elizabeth II) and Walt Disney have in common?
Answer: They all have racing pigeon teams.
Liodice told the youngsters there are pigeon racing teams in New Tripoli.
Pigeon racing is part of national and local history.
The four Northwestern townships are working on the walking trail at the Northwestern Recreation Community Commission Community Park fields. The base is dug 8-inches deep by 6-feet wide. Stones are spread and will be rolled. A road has to be widened because the trail will run parallel and a parking lot will be enlarged. Kuhns and Anthony will pave the trail to a depth of 3 inches, and the townships will pave the parking lot. Grants have been received from the Department of Community and Economic Development and Nestle Waters.
Thursday, Oct. 24: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Meatball sandwich. Elem., M.S.: Mozzarella sticks, also.
Friday, Oct. 25: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza. M.S.: Mozzarella sticks, also.
Monday, Oct. 28: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken patty sandwich on roll. Elem., M.S.: Pizza, also.
Tuesday, Oct. 29: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Quesadillas. Elem., M.S.: Pizza, also.
Wednesday, Oct. 30: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Mini pancakes, sausage links, hash browns. Elem., M.S.: Pizza, also.
Thursday, Oct. 31: Elem.,M.S., H.S.: Hoagies, snack bag, baked beans. Elem., M.S.: Pizza, also.
Northwestern Lehigh School Board directors meet in the district board room 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be Oct. 16.
There will be no school on Oct. 14 for a teacher in-service day. High school and middle school picture retake day is scheduled for Oct. 17.
High school PSAT tests will be given 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 16.
Key Club will host its first blood drive of the year Nov. 7. To schedule a donation, go to donor.giveapint.org.
Some times it’s about the football. Sometimes it’s about the return of the king and queen to crown new royalty.
Sometimes it’s about catching up with alumni who have come home for a visit.
But for the Northwestern Lehigh marching band, Homecoming is about changing of the guard and making the transition from junior to senior.
For band seniors Julian Skilton, Jennifer Lindtner, Kelly Mease and Drum Major Jessica Eberle, it’s also about preparing to say goodbye and planning for life after high school.
It’s a time for moving on and also a time for introspection.
Weisenberg Elementary PTO hosted Popsicles on the Playground Sept. 12 for the students.
The PTO sponsors this annual event at the beginning of the school year to get families and kids together.
Popsicles is held the same date as the PTO’s annual blood drive.
“They love seeing all the new faces join in on the fun,” said Angela Schmoyer, PTO volunteer.
Although this year it was a bit rainy, the spritz didn’t deter parents or students from attending.
Thursday, Oct. 10: Elem.,M.S., H.S.: Hamburger or cheeseburger, french fries. Elem., M.S.: pizza, also.
Friday, Oct. 11: Pizza.
Monday, Oct. 14: No school. Teacher in-service day.
Tuesday, Oct. 15: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Stuffed bread sticks with dipping sauce. Elem., M.S.: mini corn dogs, also.
Wednesday, Oct. 16: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Egg and cheese omelette, sausage links, hash brown. Elem., M.S.: Mini corn dogs, also..
Thursday, Oct. 17: Elem.,M.S., H.S.: Tangerine chicken. Elem., M.S.: Mini corn dogs, also.
Northwestern Lehigh School directors meet in the district board room 7 p.m., on the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be Oct. 16.
The high school will have a teacher in-service day Oct. 14. School will not be in session.
The middle school PTO meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 11.
The meeting will finish before the end of the scheduled half-day.
Northwestern Elementary will host safety day 9:15-11:45 a.m. Oct. 4.