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NWE teacher is honored with pizza party

Friday, March 13, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

There was a pizza party recently in Karla Mertz’s fourth-grade classroom at Northwestern Elementary School.

This party featured pizza from Little Caesar’s to honor Mertz, who was named the B104 February Teacher Salute Winner.

Guests included school district Superintendent Jennifer Holman, and B104 radio personalities Mike Kelly and Stephanie Wells of Mike and Steph in the Morning.

Mertz, who was nominated by colleague Morgan Bentley, also received prizes from Meera Salon and Day Spa and the Da Vinci Science Center.

School District News

Friday, March 13, 2020 by BERNADETTESUKLEY in School

There will be no school March 13 for a teacher in-service day.

Northwestern Elementary

Partners In Education Pottery Night will be 5:30-8 p.m. March 12.

Weisenberg Elementary

Weisenberg will have a Family Fun Night 4-8 p.m. March 14. Snow date is March 21.

Spring picture day is scheduled for March 18.

Middle School

Northwestern Lehigh Middle School will have seventh-grade scoliosis screenings until March 16.

Northwestern Lehigh issues COVID-19 update to families

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in School

Northwestern Lehigh School District has provided a COVID-19 update on its website.

According to the information provided, the district is actively monitoring the state Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control for situational updates.

Where appropriate, the district states it will make procedural adjustments as recommended by those agencies.

The district also noted it has a response plan enacted when the virus entered the continental United States. The plan continues to be in effect.

Northwestern’s ‘All Shook Up’ was rowdy, ridiculous and lovable

Friday, March 13, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

While there’s nothing new under the sun, a new twist on an old theme is always fresh.

Joe DiPietro’s musical, “All Shook Up,” based on “Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night” with songs made famous by Elvis was recently performed onstage at Northwestern Lehigh High School.

The play centers around a small town with a very strict mayor, Matilda Hyde, played by Lauren Terrell, and her trusty Sheriff Earl, portrayed by Zach Fry.

Hyde has done her best to make the town quiet and upstanding ... and boring.

The musical opens with Chad, played by Porter Lilley, leaving jail.

NORTHWESTERN lunch menus

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in School

Elem., M.S., H.S.: All meals served with choice of fruit, vegetables and milk.***

Thursday, March 12: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Bacon cheeseburger, baked beans, crispy coleslaw. Elem., H.S. alt: hot dog on roll. M.S. alt.: pizza.

Friday, March 13: No school. Teacher in-service.

Monday, March 16: Elem.: Meat ball sub w/ mozzarella cheese, side of pasta w / marinara sauce, salad. Elem., H.S. alt: cheeseburger. M.S. alt.: pizza.

Father shares ‘Ryan’s Story’ of loss and bullying

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in School

On Oct. 7, 2003, in Essex Junction, Vt., 13-year old Ryan Halligan took his own life after being bullied for years by classmates both in person and online.

“My life, my family’s life will never be the same after that day,” his father John Halligan said as he presented “Ryan’s Story” at Northwestern Lehigh Middle School Feb. 19.

Halligan was spreading a message about bullying and suicide prevention from his own experience with tragic loss.

School District News

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

There will be no school March 13 for a teacher in-service day.

On March 29, the world famous Harlem Wizards basketball team will challenge Northwestern Lehigh School District teachers from all schools, staff and administration in the high school gym.

Even the superintendent and assistant superintendent will be playing.

The entire community is invited to cheer on the players.

Doors open at 2 p.m. Game begins at 3 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Northwestern Lehigh Middle School PTO.