Lehigh Career and Technical Institute recently recognized the following students for their outstanding effort, improvement, achievement or leadership in their career and technical education programs and Academic Center classes.
The teachers selection for September from Northwestern Lehigh High School include: Isaiah Johri, auto technology; Olivia Werley, CAP office systems technology and Brandon Bortz, early care and education of young children, all from the morning session.
The parking lot of Weisenberg Elementary School was transformed into a Halloween party for its ever first trunk or treat.
The event was well attended.
“For a first, it was an amazing event,” said Weisenberg PTO President Mel Martin. “We had an incredible turnout!”
Cars were parked and decorated in themes as the children went from car-to-car instead of from door-to-door to collect candy.
“Everyone stayed until after dark,” Martin said. “The kids really had fun.”
There’s a place for the book lover, teacher and student, a little nook not too far from the classrooms, library and office at Northwestern Elementary.
The area, called The Tiger’s Reading Den, comes complete with comfy chairs, rugs, good lighting and a vending machine.
But this vending machine is no ordinary vending machine, this one dispenses books.
“The ultimate goal of this project is to continue to build a community of readers, promote literacy and encourage reading as fun’” Librarian Susan Hanlon said.
Children’s author and speaker Candace Fleming visited Weisenberg Elementary School on Oct. 16.
Fleming has written award-winning books such as “Boxes for Katie,” about a young girl who receives a box from America filled with soap, socks, and chocolate as part of a goodwill effort to help the people of Europe recover from the devastation of World War II.
She has also written funny picture books such as, “Go to Sleep in Your Own Bed,” “Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!” and “Gator Gumbo.” In turn, the students gifted the author with songs about her books.
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.