Northwestern Press

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Registration open for faith-based recovery high school

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by The Press in School

The Diocese of Allentown is accepting applications for admission to Kolbe Academy, its new high school for students in recovery from addiction.

Kolbe Academy, the nation’s first faith-based recovery high school, will open in September in Hanover Township.

Admission is open to any high school student who is in recovery from substance addiction.

The school will serve students of all faiths from all five counties of the Diocese: Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill, and beyond.

lunch menus

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, March 21: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Hoagie with chips, choice of vegetable, fruit, milk. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers. Elem: Pizza, also.

Friday, March 22: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza, choice of vegetable, fruit, milk. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers.

Monday, March 25: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken patty sandwich, choice of vegetable, fruit, milk. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers. Elem.: Mini corn dogs, also.

Camden Hutson named T-shirt winner

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Northwestern Elementary held its fourth annual Fun Run fundraiser in February.

The event is designed to help schools raise money for field trips and the programs Partners In Education brings into the school.

Each year, students wear T-shirts specifically designed for the run and submit them to PIE.

This year, fifth-grade students were asked to submit designs for the T-shirt, and one would be chosen for printing.

District News

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Parents of students in grades 3-5 are asked not to schedule any educational trips and appointments that will conflict with PSSA testing.

English/Language Arts testing will be from April 15- 17.

Mathematics testing will be April 29 and 30, and science (for grade four only) will be May 1 and 2.

Northwestern Elementary

Librarian Susan Hanlon has announced spring book fair will be April 2-5.

The NWE music department needs band instruments.

There are no extra instruments to lend students who want to join band in the 2019-20 school year.

lunch menus

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, March 14: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Hamburger or cheeseburger. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers. Elem.: Mozzarella sticks, also.

Friday, March 15: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers.

Monday, March 18: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Popcorn chicken patty sandwich. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers. Elem.: Pizza, also.

Tuesday, March 19: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Quesadillas. H.S.: Dipping sauce, also. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers. Elem.: Pizza, also.

Author Marty Kelley visits Northwestern Elementary

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Northwestern Elementary School students learned about illustrating books during a recent visit from author and illustrator Marty Kelley.

“In order to write a good book, you must come up with amazing ideas,” Kelley said. “Your ideas can come from places you have been, things you do, such as horseback riding, from another book you have read or from your own imagination.

“Your ideas can come from events happening in your own lives.”

Kelley, who has been drawing for 20 years, said he likes to draw and often gets ideas from a drawing he has created.

LCCC to host FAFSA completion nights

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in School

Lehigh Carbon Community College has scheduled FAFSA completion nights at both the main campus in Schnecksville and the Donley Center in Allentown.

Current and future applicants for fall 2019 enrollment are encouraged to attend a free work session with LCCC financial aid staff who will guide applicants through the FAFSA form completion and submission process.

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is a critical component for students applying for financial aid.

Artist-in-residence works with Weisenberg students

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Gabrielle Kanter, who earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Art degree from the University of the Arts and a Master’s of Fine Art degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art visited Weisenberg Elementary School in January to work with the students.

Weisenberg art teacher Karly Sacco said in an email to The Press, Kanter has worked professionally as an artist and art educator for the past 15 years.