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Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Classes resume on Aug. 27.

Orientation will be on Aug. 22. Freshman orientation will take place 8 a.m. to noon; middle school 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Northwestern Elementary kindergarten orientation will be 2-3 p.m. and Weisenberg Elementary will be from 2-3:30 p.m.

There will be open houses 6-8 p.m. Aug. 22 at Northwestern and Weisenberg elementary schools.

Chromebook distribution for middle school students will take place 8:30-11 a.m. and noon to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 23 in the gym.

Insurance forms for the laptop can be found at

Northwestern German teacher retires after 13 years

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

After 13 years of teaching German to high school students German, Jan Sutermeister is bidding auf Wiedersehen to her classroom at Northwestern Lehigh and hallo to her new future.

Sutermeister has both German and English certifications, which equipped her to teach both subjects.

“I always wanted to do something with German,” she said. “I just had to take a few extra classes in German civilization and history.”

Sutermeister has had an affinity for languages for as long as she can remember.

Students work with Makerspace program

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

The Makerspace program is designed so students can be creative, solve problems and do some basic work in coding.

Northwestern and Weisenberg elementary schools began introducing students to the program last fall.

Kelly Rissell from the school district information technology department, spearheaded a grant request sent to the state for funds to purchase Makerspace technology for the elementary schools.

Wright revisits her tenure at school district

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

With summer in full swing, Northwestern Lehigh School District’s newly retired superintendent, Dr. Mary Anne Wright, is reflective about her career in education and enthusiastic about the future.

“My tenure was 27 years plus,” said a relaxed Wright, surrounded by her family.

Wright recalled “subbing in the winter of ’86 when her children attended elementary school at Northwestern.

“I believe David was in third and Rachel was in fourth,” Wright said.

From the beginning, Wright was determined to have a career.


Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in School

Honor Roll

Grade 9: Devon Allen-Salamonczyk, Hunter Baugher, Owen Bliss, Alexis Bohning, Luke Boyle, Madison Carreiro, Brennen Clouser, Taya Derr, Benjamin Griffith, Ian Henninger, Karleigh Hobel, Lauren Janowiak, Isaiah Johri, Gavin Keenhold, Savannah Madeira, Brianna Nieves, Jacey O’Donnell, Fara Rumbalski, Emily Sekerak, Ashley Shukla, Jared Stitzel, Jacob Tapler, Lynn Trapp, Alayna Zotter.

Student receives full scholarship to Pa. Free Enterprise Week

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in School

Dylan Jeanes, son of Brad and Katie Jeanes of Schnecksville and a junior at Northwestern Lehigh High School, has been granted a full scholarship to attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2018 on the campuses of Lycoming College or Pennsylvania College of Technology, both in Williamsport.

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week is a weeklong economic education program that offers students an inside look at the private enterprise system and the way the free market functions.

Elementary students take part in challenge games day of fun

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Third- and fourth-grade students from Northwestern and Weisenberg elementary schools recently met for a day of fun at the elementary challenge games at the Northwestern Recreation Commission Community Park fields in New Tripoli.

The challenges were organized by Chris Klein and Von Muller, gym teachers at the schools.