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NORTHWESTERN lunch menus

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 23: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Nacho Grande or nacho salad, beef, cheese, nacho chips, black bean salsa, sour cream. Alternate: Chicken wrap with cheese, lettuce, tomato.

Friday, Jan. 24 : Elem., M.S., H.S.: Homestyle pancakes, egg patty, sausage links. Alternate: Chicken wrap with cheese, lettuce, tomato.

Monday, Jan. 27: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Tiger bowl of popcorn chicken, corn, mashed potatoes. Alternate: Mini corn dogs.

Tuesday, Jan. 28 : Elem., M.S., H.S.: Rotini and meatballs, steamed broccoli, with red sauce. Garlic knot. Alternate: Mini corn dogs.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Middle School Principal William Dovico

The new kid on the Northwestern Lehigh block is William Dovico, who is about six years into his role as principal of Northwestern Lehigh Middle School.

But he’s a local guy, having been in the area quite some time.

He earned degrees from Kutztown University and Penn State, and is currently working on a graduate degree from Lehigh University.

His favorite sport is baseball.

District News

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Northwestern Lehigh’s school board meets in the district board room. The next meeting will be 7-9 p.m. Feb. 19.

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

For information, go to

On Feb. 14, the middle school will be dismissed at 10:50 a.m.; the high school at 11 a.m. and the elementary schools between noon to 1 p.m. for a teacher in-service day.

There will be no school Feb. 17 for Presidents Day.

Northwestern Elementary

Principal Maria Pulli’s mom reads to NWE students

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Northwestern Elementary School Principal Maria Pulli, who has Pa. Dutch roots, welcomed her mother, Ann Rossillo, to the school on Dec. 16, 2019.

She came as a guest reader for the first grade and kindergarten students.

Rossillo read “Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas,” by Chet Williamson, to the students in the morning.

“My mom’s side of the family is Pa. Dutch,” Pulli said. “Years ago, probably about 15 years, my sister bought my mom this book, “Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas.

Presentation encourages students to think about climate change

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in School

Parkland High School students from all grades and science classes gained some insight into ongoing efforts to reduce the effects of global warming during a presentation on climate change and carbon capture processes on Nov. 25, 2019.

The guest speaker was John Cirucci, of North Whitehall Township, is an adjunct research professor at Arizona State University and a retired chemical engineer with Air Products.

The presentation was organized by Sean Flueso, physics teacher and high school science department chair.

STEAM has fifth graders bubbling with excitement

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

Five fifth graders huddled around a table.

Behind their safety glasses, their eyes were fixed on three high school students swirling a liquid, heated with an infrared thermometer.

No one blinked as a balloon expanded to the point of bursting, thrilling the onlookers with a loud “pop.”

This was no ordinary day at the high school STEAM Lab.

This was the day high school students demonstrated what they had learned to their elementary counterparts.

The event was not only about spectacle but about explanations as well.

NORTHWESTERN lunch menus

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 16: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Cheesesteak on a roll, crispy fries, steamed veggies, baked beans. Alternate: Hamburger barbecue.

Friday, Jan. 17: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Italian combo hoagie, steamed green beans, potato chips, pickle. Alternate: Hamburger barbecue.

Monday, Jan. 20: No school. Teacher in-service.

Tuesday, Jan. 21: Elem., M.S., H.S.: French bread pizza, steamed veggies. Alternate: Chicken wrap with cheese, lettuce, tomato.

District News

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

There will be an in-service day on Jan. 20, and a floating in-service day on Jan. 21.

The first day of Spring semester classes will begin on Jan. 22.

Middle school

The price of the middle school yearbook will increase Jan. 20. Order yearbooks no later than Jan. 17.

Northwestern Elementary

Report cards will be distributed on Jan. 27.

Weisenberg Elementary

The first grade Singing in the Snow concert will be presented 9:30 a.m. for students and 2 p.m. for parents on Jan. 29.

Dental association seeks third-graders for contest

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in School

The Pennsylvania Dental Association invites third-graders across Pennsylvania to show their creativity this February in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

The theme for 2020 is: “Fluoride in Water Prevents Cavities!”

This year marks the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation.

Those who participate in PDA’s poster contest will have a chance at winning several different prizes.

Three statewide winners will be selected from the entries.