After being named students of the year by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Northwestern Lehigh seniors Madison Hoffman and Benjamin Fry, along with Alya Wezza from Parkland, raised more than $11,000 for the organization.
“There were 26 students and 17 teams and together we managed to raise $239,000,” Fry said. “Each of my team members had the goal of raising $5,000 that will help cancer patients and, their families, and fund research.”
Fry said dedication was essential.
The Girl Scouts of America, Eastern Pennsylvania, held a World Thinking Day Feb. 24 at First Presbyterian Church, Allentown.
Daisy Scouts, Brownies and Girl Scouts enjoyed a day of learning about women who have made significant contributions to both recent, as well as past history in world events.
Some of those women included: JK Rowling, Mia Hamm, Coco Chanel and Helen Keller.
Kindergarten and first grade students were treated to a visit Feb. 26 by the tooth fairy at St. Joseph the Worker School, Orefield.
Arriving with Dr. Gregg Frey from FreySmiles, the tooth fairy helped students understand the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth.
Once the formal presentation ended and it was time for questions from the students, the most asked questions were about the tooth fairy.
Students wondered how she got so small to enter their homes, and what her magic dust does.
There will be early dismissal for elementary schools at 11:25 a.m. March 29.
Schools will be closed March 30 and April 2.
Registration for all-day kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year is quickly approaching.
Contact Weisenberg Elementary by visitingnwlehighsd.org and following the links on the home page to register.
Appointment slots are quickly filling up so contact the school as soon as possible.
PSSA testing is quickly approaching.
Friday, March 23: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Pizza, vegetable choice, fruit, milk.
Monday, March 26: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken sandwich (plain, hot or spicy), tomato and lettuce, waffle fries with cheese sauce, fruit.
Tuesday, March 27: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Hot dog on roll, macaroni and cheese, vegetable, fruit, milk.
Wednesday, March 28: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Cook’s choice.
Thursday, March 29: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Early dismissal. No lunch.
Friday, March 30: Spring break. No school.
As seven members of the Northwestern Recreation Commission and Northwestern Youth Athletic Association met for their annual walk around of the fields, they agreed there should not be much work needed.
A broken picnic table under the pavilion was the first damage noticed and this was considered intentional.
Two round tables by the playground equipment look new but Justin Smith of Lynn Township said they have been at the recreation fields four years without painting.
Students at St. Joseph the Worker School helped raise funds for a children’s hospital, served food at a local rescue mission, decorated clothes for newborns, and made blankets for animals during National Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.
National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in America.
Lisa Geosits, director of school advancement at St. Joseph the Worker School, spoke with The Press Feb. 27 about Catholic Schools Week.
Kindergarten registration for full-day kindergarten will take place April 4 and 5 at Weisenberg Elementary School.
Children who are 5 years old by Sept. 1 are eligible to enroll.
Schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
Visit nwlehighsd.org and scroll down the page for more information.
There is a Partner In Education meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 19 in the cafeteria.
Spring Picture Day is March 21.
The Spring Book Fair will run March 22-29.
Christina Fogel, art instructor, was accompanied by middle school artists, who held a mini reception for the new artwork on display in the Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting room.
She said the board members must realize how amazing the young artists are.
Fogel said they are not only artists but planners, designers, editors, critical thinkers, problem solvers, innovators, creators and leaders.
Thursday, March 15: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Chicken patty sandwich, sweet potato fries, steamed green beans, fruit.
Friday, March 16: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Pizza, vegetable, fruit, milk.
Monday, March 19: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken nuggets and roll, french fries, steamed carrots, fruit, milk.
Tuesday, March 20: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Meatballs and pasta, tossed salad, sliced cucumbers, fruit, milk.
Wednesday, March 21: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Breakfast sandwich, hash brown, bagged carrots, fruit, milk.