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Today’s lesson: Time to do some exploring

Thursday, April 2, 2020 by The Press in School

Here are some sites to help kids learn about space and their world while they are stuck at home:

• NASA: spaceplace.nasa.gov

This site from NASA includes a section of activities for parents that include crafts, games and videos.

•The Hubble Heritage Project: heritage.stsci.edu/index.html

See images of celestial bodies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

•NOAA: oceanservice.noaa.gov/kids

Mystery author shares passion for reading, writing

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in School

Students gained insight into the mind and inspiration of a writer, courtesy of Bethlehem author and librarian Josh Berk, during a presentation Feb. 25 at Northwestern Lehigh Middle School.

Berk told students his interest in writing started when he was “a young lover of books,” noting he was drawn to fantasy novels in middle school, particularly “The Chronicles of Narnia series.”

He added his parent’s careers as librarians created a conducive environment to become an author.

School District News

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Northwestern Lehigh School District Superintendent Jennifer Holman provided this updated COVID-19 letter to parents, guardians, and students March 27 on the school district website:

This letter is to inform you on the plans for instruction moving forward.

At this time, the COVID-19 school closure has been extended by Gov. Wolf with a plan of school reopening for students on April 9.

It is a possibility that this mandated closure will be extended beyond April 9 into and including spring break and beyond.

Today’s lesson: Time to do some exploring

Thursday, April 2, 2020 by The Press in School

Here are some sites to help kids learn about space and the world around them while stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic:

•NASA: spaceplace.nasa.gov

This site from NASA includes a section of activities for parents that include crafts, games and videos.

•The Hubble Heritage Project: heritage.stsci.edu/index.html

See images of celestial bodies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

•NOAA: oceanservice.noaa.gov/kids

SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS

Friday, March 27, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

According to information provided by Superintendent Jennifer Holman on the school district website, effective March 26, the Grab-n-Go meal program meal pickup days have been changed from daily to Monday and Thursday pickups.

Monday’s pickup day we will provide meals for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thursday’s pickup day will provide meals for Thursday and Friday.

In addition, all Northwestern Lehigh School District buildings and grounds, including all fields and parking lots, were closed to students and visitors on March 16.

Education department cancels PSSA, Keystones, PASA exams

Friday, March 27, 2020 by DEBRA PALMIERI in School

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced on March 19 the cancellation of all PSSA testing and Keystone exams for the 2019-2020 school year as a result of COVID-19.

This includes the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment.

“Our school communities are operating within unprecedented conditions,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. “Schools are making extraordinary efforts to remain connected to students and families, to provide food service and to put appropriate systems in place to continue student learning.

Exploring their world

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in School

Team Explorer students go globe-trotting ... in the library

Sixth-grade students from Northwestern Lehigh Middle School’s Team Explorers were in for a globe-trotting adventure recently as they participated in the “Explore Your World with Compass Travels” project display event.

Inside the school library, dozens of colorful presentations created by the Explorer students, classmates and library staff were on display, showcasing more than two dozen countries across six continents.

Librarian Jillian Gasper and Library Assistant Michelle Herman dressed for the occasion as a pilot and tourist, respectively.

School District News

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

According to Northwestern Lehigh School District website, effective March 16, all district buildings and grounds, including fields and parking lots, will be closed to students and visitors.

In addition, all activities and events that were scheduled to take place, as well as all field trips and athletic activities are canceled through March 29.

The administrative team is continuing to work through logistical items as a result of this closure, such as:

•How and when days will be made up;

•How this will affect graduation;