While the first day of anything — a new job, new school, new band — can be nerve racking, Allison Kline, M. Ed., the new high school marching band director, feels right at home.
“We’re happy she’s here,” said James Lykins, M.Ed., assistant marching band director and middle school band director. “Northwestern Lehigh High School hasn’t had a high school band director in six years.”
Kline comes from the Mahanoy Area School District with about nine years of experience in band, choral and music direction.
Hi to all in the Northwestern Lehigh School District!
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Although I’ve been in the area more than 20 years and I have written for The Northwestern Press previously, I’m new to this page.
I have been in publishing more than 25 years and I have written and published fiction and nonfiction books, short stories and articles.
A member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, I served a year as the co-chair for its annual conference, The Write Stuff.
Ontelaunee Park recently became a bubble paradise thanks to Northwestern Elementary’s Partners in Education.
The children could not have been happier as they dipped giant wands into large, plastic pans of sudsy water, and then released spectacular iridescent bubbles that lifted high into the air.
PIE President Erica Seither, who orchestrated the fun, enjoyed the festivities with her two children, Chase, new to sixth grade and Layla, an up-and-coming third grader.
She said that bubble day at the park was in its second or third year.
The Girls on the Run club was scheduled to have their season ending 5K run at the Lehigh Parkway, but due to the weather it was canceled and there was no rain date.
The students were devastated so Jill Berlet, principal of Weisenberg Elementary School generously allowed the club to use the school grounds to complete their goal.
A track measuring of 5K in length was set around the school allowing the girls and their running buddies to complete their goals in running a 5K.
Before the start of the June 19 Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting, President Bill Dellicker noted that Mary Anne Wright was in the audience.
She was one year into her retirement as superintendent.
Dan Macauley and DJ Wolbert, from the Northwestern Lehigh Education Foundation, attended the meeting to present a check in the amount $164,000 to the district.
The money will be used for mini grants, Chromebooks for the younger grades, and work to be done at the middle school fitness center.
This brings the total amount of donations to more than $1.5 million.