Thursday, Jan. 2: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Rodeo burger with cheese, barbecue sauce, onion rings, french fries, broccoli. Alternate: Hot dog on whole grain roll.
Friday, Jan. 3: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Tiger bowl (popcorn chicken, corn, mashed potatoes). Alternate: Hot dog on whole grain roll.
Monday, Jan. 6: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Asian chicken, fried rice, steamed carrots, Mandarin oranges. Alternate: Grilled cheese.
Northwestern Lehigh Elementary students, parents and staff gathered inside and out for two events in November.
They were a two-step fundraiser, planned to help generate funds for Northwestern Lehigh Elementary field trips, special assemblies and educational events.
On Nov. 12, 2019, the Wild West-themed pep rally kicked off one fundraiser by getting students pumped up and explaining student involvement.
At the Wild West pep rally, the winner of the fifth grade T-shirt contest was announced.
The end of 2019 marked a first for the Northwestern High School Music Department.
It was the first time in six years the high school had a full-time concert band and chorus director.
Before then, Assistant High School Band Director James Lykins, M.Ed. directed both the middle and high school bands.
This year, Lykins enjoyed the performance from the audience section.
The new concert band and chorus director, Allison Kline M. Ed., has nine years experience in band, marching band and choral direction within the Mahanoy Area School District.
Keystone exams will be given Jan. 6-10, 2020 and again Jan. 13-17, 2020. There will be no school on Jan. 20, 2020, for an in-service day.
The high school’s Key Club will have its first blood drive of the new year on Jan. 9.
High school final exams for blocks 1 and 2 will be held 7:45-11 a.m. Jan. 16, 2020. Final exams for blocks 3 and 4 will be held 7:45-11 a.m. Jan. 17, 2020.
The first day of spring semester classes begins on Jan. 22, 2020.
Clocks and pillows, lanterns and superheroes were among the items presented to the school board at the Nov. 20, 2019, meeting.
Art instructor Kathleen Kehs gave the names of the students and of their projects.
Alayna Zotter made a Starry Night pillow with Reagan Hernandez placing her cactus/sunset pillow in the display. Another pillow, a dog was made Gabrielle Gober.
Clay door tiles were the next three items. Abigail Robertson’s clay door tile was on a house with siding. Hannah Bachman made an arched door tile and Rylee Madsen made a clay door tile from Monsters Inc.
Thursday, Dec. 19: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Grilled cheese, tomato soup. Elem., M.S.: Pizza, also.
Friday, Dec. 20: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza.
Monday, Dec. 23 through Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020: No lunch.
Elem., M.S. daily alternate: Yogurt, graham crackers. All meals served with choice of fruit, vegetables and milk.
As a Northwestern Lehigh senior and drama club president, Gwen McArdle puts it, “It’s the end of an era.”
The final winter play for her and other seniors will be a bittersweet memory.
Gwen McArdle played Peppermint Patty in the high school production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
“I’ll miss all my friends here,” she said. “But I won’t miss the stress of rehearsals and trying to get everything together.”