Northwestern Press

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Girl Scouts learn about important women in history

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in School

The Girl Scouts of America, Eastern Pennsylvania, held a World Thinking Day Feb. 24 at First Presbyterian Church, Allentown.

Daisy Scouts, Brownies and Girl Scouts enjoyed a day of learning about women who have made significant contributions to both recent, as well as past history in world events.

Some of those women included: JK Rowling, Mia Hamm, Coco Chanel and Helen Keller.

Tooth fairy, Dr. Frey visit St. Joseph the Worker School

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in School

Kindergarten and first grade students were treated to a visit Feb. 26 by the tooth fairy at St. Joseph the Worker School, Orefield.

Arriving with Dr. Gregg Frey from FreySmiles, the tooth fairy helped students understand the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth.

Once the formal presentation ended and it was time for questions from the students, the most asked questions were about the tooth fairy.

Students wondered how she got so small to enter their homes, and what her magic dust does.

Elementary News

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

There will be early dismissal for elementary schools at 11:25 a.m. March 29.

Schools will be closed March 30 and April 2.

Registration for all-day kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year is quickly approaching.

Contact Weisenberg Elementary by and following the links on the home page to register.

Appointment slots are quickly filling up so contact the school as soon as possible.

PSSA testing is quickly approaching.

lunch menus

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in School

Friday, March 23: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Pizza, vegetable choice, fruit, milk.

Monday, March 26: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken sandwich (plain, hot or spicy), tomato and lettuce, waffle fries with cheese sauce, fruit.

Tuesday, March 27: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Hot dog on roll, macaroni and cheese, vegetable, fruit, milk.

Wednesday, March 28: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Cook’s choice.

Thursday, March 29: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Early dismissal. No lunch.

Friday, March 30: Spring break. No school.

Walk around shows little work needed at rec fields

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in School

As seven members of the Northwestern Recreation Commission and Northwestern Youth Athletic Association met for their annual walk around of the fields, they agreed there should not be much work needed.

A broken picnic table under the pavilion was the first damage noticed and this was considered intentional.

Two round tables by the playground equipment look new but Justin Smith of Lynn Township said they have been at the recreation fields four years without painting.

St. Joseph students learn lessons about helping people, animals

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Students at St. Joseph the Worker School helped raise funds for a children’s hospital, served food at a local rescue mission, decorated clothes for newborns, and made blankets for animals during National Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.

National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in America.

Lisa Geosits, director of school advancement at St. Joseph the Worker School, spoke with The Press Feb. 27 about Catholic Schools Week.

Elementary News

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Kindergarten registration for full-day kindergarten will take place April 4 and 5 at Weisenberg Elementary School.

Children who are 5 years old by Sept. 1 are eligible to enroll.

Schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Visit and scroll down the page for more information.

Northwestern Elementary

There is a Partner In Education meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 19 in the cafeteria.

Spring Picture Day is March 21.

The Spring Book Fair will run March 22-29.

Weisenberg Elementary

Artists change board room exhibit

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in School

Christina Fogel, art instructor, was accompanied by middle school artists, who held a mini reception for the new artwork on display in the Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting room.

She said the board members must realize how amazing the young artists are.

Fogel said they are not only artists but planners, designers, editors, critical thinkers, problem solvers, innovators, creators and leaders.

lunch menus

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, March 15: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Chicken patty sandwich, sweet potato fries, steamed green beans, fruit.

Friday, March 16: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Pizza, vegetable, fruit, milk.

Monday, March 19: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken nuggets and roll, french fries, steamed carrots, fruit, milk.

Tuesday, March 20: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Meatballs and pasta, tossed salad, sliced cucumbers, fruit, milk.

Wednesday, March 21: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Breakfast sandwich, hash brown, bagged carrots, fruit, milk.

MS, HS happenings and more

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

As a way to give back to the community, the Deutsch Eck Restaurant, 87 Penn St., Lenhartsville, has organized a Plate It Forward campaign.

During March, the recipient of this fundraiser will be the Northwestern Lehigh Snack Pack Program.

When a customer orders any Pennsylvania Dutch special throughout the month, $1 from each special will be donated to the recipient.

On March 15, the meal will be chicken potpie; March 21-23 will be chicken and waffles; and March 28-30, the meal will be pig stomach.