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Weisenberg students shine bright at awards ceremony

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

The Weisenberg Elementary second awards ceremony of the 2019-20 school year produced a multitude of smiles and lots of awards.

From kindergarten to fifth grade, many students received awards ranging from creativity to the coveted double diamond, having excellent grades and exemplary behavior.

Some students also received awards for being great recess helpers, monitoring activity on the playground.

“The students are motivated by awards,” Weisenberg Elementary Principal Jill Berlet said. “They appreciate these awards. They may not say it, but they do.”

School District News

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Kindergarten registration will take place 8 a.m. March 4 and 5 at Weisenberg Elementary.

For information, go to signupgenius.com/go/20f0544a4af2ba0f85-2020.

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

Northwestern Elementary

A Partners In Education meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. March 2.

Spring picture day and fifth grade photos will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 4.

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

Weisenberg Elementary

A PTO meeting is scheduled for 9:15-10:15 a.m. March 6.

NORTHWESTERN lunch menus

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in School

Thursday, Feb. 20: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Hot dog on whole-grain roll, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes. Alternate: Southwest chicken wrap with cheese.

Friday, Feb. 21: Elem., M.S.: Tiger bowl of popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, corn. Alt.: Southwest chicken wrap w/ cheese. H.S.: Nacho Grande, chips, taco meat, cheese, homemade salsa, lettuce, tomato, sour cream. Alt.: Southwest chicken wrap w/ cheese.

Monday, Feb. 24: Warm ham and cheese on pretzel roll, tomato soup, Goldfish crackers. Alternates: Hot dog on whole-grain roll.

School District News

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Kindergarten registration will take place 8 a.m. March 4 and 5 at Weisenberg Elementary.

For information, go to signupgenius.com/go/20f0544a4af2ba0f85-2020.

Northwestern Elementary

Partners In Education will host bingo night 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the high school. Snow date is Feb. 28.

The kindergarten grandparents day show will be presented 2 p.m. Feb. 20. Snow date Feb. 21.

Weisenberg Elementary

Weisenberg will have a family fun night 4-8 p.m. March 14.

Middle School

Kutztown native picks produce for local food bank

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in School

Kenzie Henninger of Kutztown, a student at Alvernia University, Reading, spent the day picking potatoes and carrots and bagged them for local food pantries as part of the Feast of St. Francis Day of Service.

Nearly 200 students and faculty members from Alvernia University volunteered in the Feast of St. Francis Day of Service; a longtime Alvernia tradition that coincides with the holiday that commemorates the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

The day of service is one of four throughout the year when the university connects with the community on multiple service projects.

Elvis musical promises to shake up audiences at Northwestern Lehigh

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

The increasing popularity of rock ’n’ roll in the mid 1950s signaled doom for many adults but freedom for most teenagers.

This is the very premise of “All Shook Up,” premiering next week at the high school.

This musical comedy is constructed around songs immortalized by Elvis Presley, though it is not structured as a biography in the same way as the recent films about Freddie Mercury or Elton John.

Among the most famous songs featured in the play are classics like “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” and “All Shook Up.”

NWL students perform in county chorus festival

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Thirteen Northwestern Lehigh High School students participated Feb. 1 in the 2020 Lehigh County Chorus Festival.

The performance was hosted by the William Allen High School in the renovated Dr. John F. McHugh Auditorium.

Northwestern Lehigh Music Director Allison Kline took part in the festival for her first time.

“This was my first experience with the Lehigh County Chorus,” she said. “I had been a part of the Schuylkill County Chorus as both a student and a director.”

SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Northwestern Lehigh School District has taken proactive steps to curb bullying.

Efforts this year have focused on raising awareness about bullying and cyberbullying with students and parents.

In partnership with the Northwestern Lehigh Education Foundation, John Halligan, international speaker and author will conduct student presentations at the high school and middle school on Feb. 19 ​for students.

In addition to the student presentations, Halligan will offer a parent presentation at the middle school 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

NORTHWESTERN lunch menus

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in School

Thursday, Feb. 13: Elem., M.S.: Personal pan pizza, tossed salad, baked beans. Alternate: Hamburger. H.S.: Cheesesteak on a roll, crispy fries, baked beans. Alternate: Hamburger, cheeseburger.

Friday, Feb. 14: No meals served. Early dismissal.

Monday, Feb. 17: No school. Presidents Holiday.

Tuesday, Feb. 18: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken tenders with dipping sauce, baked beans, soft pretzel, broccoli. Alternate: Southwest chicken wrap with cheese.