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School District News

Friday, September 7, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Northwestern and Weisenberg elementary schools will have early dismissal noon Sept. 14.

High School

Back to School Night has been postponed. The new date is yet to be determined.

Middle School

Middle school students are now located in their respective “temporary” schools.

Eighth grade is at the high school and sixth and seventh grade students are at Weisenberg.

Northwestern Elementary

There will be a Partners In Education meeting 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the cafeteria.

lunch menus

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in School

Monday, Aug. 27: Elem.: Chicken tenders, dinner roll. Alternate: pizza. M.S., H.S.: Hamburger or cheeseburger.

Tuesday, Aug. 28: Elem.: Hamburger. Alternate: pizza. M.S., H.S.: Hamburger or cheeseburger.

Wednesday, Aug. 29: Elem.: Mini pancake meal, sausage links or yogurt. Alternate: pizza, hash browns, fruit, garden salad. M.S., H.S.: Mini pancake meal.

Thursday, Aug. 30: Elem.: Chicken patty sandwich on whole-grain roll. Alternate: pizza, baked fries, fruit, garden salad. M.S., H.S.: Chicken patty sandwich.

Friday, Aug. 31: No school.

Students learn about careers

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Third-grade students at Weisenberg Elementary recently learned from various community members and parents about the jobs they perform in their daily lives.

Students heard from a TV sports reporter, a biomedical technician, a dentist, a chemist and others.

Bekki George, massage therapist, told students that as a child, she enjoyed giving back rubs, an activity that led her to her career field.

Her therapy is designed to help her patients relax and to lessen their chronic pain.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Classes resume on Aug. 27.

Orientation will be on Aug. 22. Freshman orientation will take place 8 a.m. to noon; middle school 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Northwestern Elementary kindergarten orientation will be 2-3 p.m. and Weisenberg Elementary will be from 2-3:30 p.m.

There will be open houses 6-8 p.m. Aug. 22 at Northwestern and Weisenberg elementary schools.

Chromebook distribution for middle school students will take place 8:30-11 a.m. and noon to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 23 in the gym.

Insurance forms for the laptop can be found at

Northwestern German teacher retires after 13 years

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

After 13 years of teaching German to high school students German, Jan Sutermeister is bidding auf Wiedersehen to her classroom at Northwestern Lehigh and hallo to her new future.

Sutermeister has both German and English certifications, which equipped her to teach both subjects.

“I always wanted to do something with German,” she said. “I just had to take a few extra classes in German civilization and history.”

Sutermeister has had an affinity for languages for as long as she can remember.

Students work with Makerspace program

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

The Makerspace program is designed so students can be creative, solve problems and do some basic work in coding.

Northwestern and Weisenberg elementary schools began introducing students to the program last fall.

Kelly Rissell from the school district information technology department, spearheaded a grant request sent to the state for funds to purchase Makerspace technology for the elementary schools.