New Tripoli Bank recently donated $100,000 to the Northwestern Lehigh Education Foundation as part of Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.
This donation will be used to support educational programs that might not otherwise be funded, especially programs that give students skills needed for today’s competitive global world.
The funds will be used toward teacher mini-grants, capital funding and special projects or EITC programs, which includes STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) initiatives.
Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, is urging middle and high school students to help find solutions to the growing heroin and opioid epidemic facing the state by producing a video aimed at focusing greater awareness on the crisis.
“Talk to Your State Senator,” a statewide video competition, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Senate with support from members of the Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Association of PA, is intended to get students involved in legislative efforts to fight heroin and opioid abuse.
I send out Happy Holiday wishes to everyone!
The middle school winter concert will be presented 7 p.m. Dec. 11 in the middle school auditorium.
The high school will have its band and chorus concert 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 in the middle school auditorium.
Snow date is Dec. 14 for both the high school and middle school concerts.
During October, all grade levels at Weisenberg Elementary School competed against one another in a penny war to raise funds for hurricane relief.
Once all the coins were tallied, the winner of the competition was the second grade, which earned extra Makerspace time.
The fundraiser brought in $3,248.79, which was divided evenly in donations made to Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico via the American Red Cross.
Schools will be closed Dec. 22 through Jan. 1, 2018. Classes resume Jan. 2, 2018.
The fifth-grade winter concert will take place 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Snow date is Dec. 8.
All kindergarten students are to attend school the morning of Dec. 12 for rehearsal of the Grandparents Day program that is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Dec. 13 in the gym. Snow date is Dec. 14.
First-grade students will be Singing in the Snow 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Snow date is Dec. 18.
The PTO is having its annual mitten drive Dec. 11-15.
More than 100 first-grade students from Fogelsville Elementary School recently spent a special morning at Country Meadows Retirement Community, Upper Macungie Township.
During the intergenerational event, the children met veterans and other residents living at Country Meadows.
At the end of the program, seniors and students were entertained by Magic and Illusion by Tom Yurasits.
When the Northwestern Lehigh fall drama debuts Nov. 30, audiences will notice some major differences from past performances.
Instead of seeing one play, they will view 20 skits performed all in one night under the title “Eat Your Heart Out.”
“I was really intrigued when I first found out we were doing this, ” said Aaron Green, vice president of the high school drama club.
“It’s not like a traditional show. It gets to showcase individual talent.”
Green said everyone gets time in the spotlight.
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The fifth grade band and chorus will present a concert for families 2 p.m. Dec. 7.
Kindergarten Grandparents Day will take place 9:30 a.m. Dec. 13.
The first grade will perform “Singing in the Snow” 2 p.m. Dec. 15.
There will be a PTO meeting 9:15 a.m. on Dec. 1. Check with the office for the meeting location.
The Holiday Shoppe will be open Dec. 4-7. Students may purchase Christmas gifts for family and friends during the school day.