Northwestern Press

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Ending the school day with state Rep. Day is a story in itself

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, sat down with kindergarten classes at Weisenberg Elementary recently and read the book, “On The First Day of Kindergarten,” by Tish Rabe and illustrated by Laura Hughes.

He started with Amanda Reifinger’s class and then visited Laura Luca and Marion Miller’s classes reading the same book.

Based on a show of hands, some students were already familiar with the story, others were not.

This was the first time Day met with students in the first week of school.

School District News

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

There will be no school Aug. 30 and on Sept. 2 due to the Labor Day holiday.

District band rental night will take place 7 p.m. Sept. 4 in the Weisenberg Elementary School cafeteria.

The districtwide English as a Second Language Parents Night is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Northwestern Elementary library.

Early dismissal for the high school will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 13.

There will be a noon dismissal for elementary students that same day.

There will be a teacher-in service 1-3 p.m. Sept. 13.

Weisenberg Elementary

High school marching band welcomes new director

Thursday, August 22, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

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.

School District News

Thursday, August 22, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Hi to all in the Northwestern Lehigh School District!

Let me introduce myself.

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.

Bubbles, fun thrill children at PIE in the park

Friday, August 16, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

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.

Rain doesn’t deter 5K fundraising run for food pantry

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

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.