By the end of the 2015-16 school year, Northampton Area School District will be “No Place For Hate.”
That’s the goal of Dr. Kathleen E. Ott, NASD director of data, grants and special programs, who briefed officials about the initiative at the Oct. 12 NASD Board of Education meeting.
“By the end of the year, we’ll officially be a ‘No Place For Hate’ school district,” Ott said at the start of her PowerPoint presentation.
Ott said the district-wide initiative has goals for each school.
Rev. Bob Stevens, pastor of Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, the “Liberty Bell Church” in center city Allentown, said it best.
“On behalf of the oldest church in Allentown, we’re happy to welcome the oldest book store in America,” Rev. Stevens told a reporter for Lehigh Valley Press at the Sept. 30 ribbon-cutting at the Moravian Book Shop, Two City Center, 645 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
“This is beyond anything I could have hoped for,” Stevens added.
“The Addams Family” is one of the best productions in the annals of Civic Theatre of Allentown.
It captures the spirit, frivolity and wackiness of the characters of the original Charles Addams’ cartoons published in The New Yorker 1938 - 1988, “The Addams Family” TV show (1964 - ’66), and “The Addams Family” theatrical movie (1991).
Rev. Bob Stephens, pastor of Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, the “Liberty Bell Church” in center city Allentown, said it best.
“On behalf of the oldest church in Allentown, we’re happy to welcome the oldest book store in America,” Rev. Stephens told a reporter for Lehigh Valley Press at the Sept. 30 ribbon-cutting at the Moravian Book Shop, Two City Center, 645 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
“This is beyond anything I could have hoped for,” Stephens added.
“When we were looking at shows to do, one of MunOpCo’s calling cards has always been a Lehigh Valley premiere or a show with a large cast,” says MunOpCo board member Daniel Petrovich, director of the Lehigh Valley premiere of “Catch Me If You Can,” Oct, 9 - 11, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown.
“We opted to go with a Lehigh Valley premiere and a cast of 30,” Petrovich emphasizes of the opening show for MunOpCo’s 88th season.
The Northampton Area School District Board of Education approved transfers, staff status changes, appointments and attendances at the Sept. 28 meeting.
School directors voted 8-0, with one director absent, to:
Rescind the academic sabbatical for Cornelius McHugh for the second semester of the 2015-16 school year.
Appoint Cynthia Dauscher, curriculum online technology, data entry and retrieval secretary, effective on or about Sept. 30, at a salary of $18.08 per hour, with benefits.
The Pennsylvania Playhouse is ahead of the political trends with the Lehigh Valley regionally-produced premiere of “November,” an acerbic look at Washington, D.C., politics.
With the general election in Pennsylvania next month and the presidential debates ongoing in advance of the 2016 United States presidential election, the Playhouse couldn’t have chosen a more timely comedy.
“November” continues at 8 p.m. Oct. 2, 3; 3 p.m. Oct. 4; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8; 8 p.m. Oct. 9, 10, and 3 p.m. Oct. 11, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illick’s Mill Road, Bethlehem.
“Maze Runner” was an unexpected surprise in the genre of theatrical movie adaptations of young adult dystopian science fiction.
“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials“ is pretty much a mess.
The first film was “Hunger Games” without the reality show trappings. It was “Lord of the Flies,” with every teen out for his or herself. Who in a middle school or high school homeroom, study hall or cafeteria has not experienced that?
Since the sequel is not worth spending your hard-earned part-time job or parents’ spending money on, we’ll cut right to the spoiler alert:
To say the Northampton Area Middle School and Secondary Campus renovation project is a dream come true for Northampton Area School District Superintendent of Schools Joseph S. Kovalchik Jr. would be putting it mildly.
The “hometown boy makes good” story doesn’t get much better than with Kovalchik.
It wasn’t just two of the snowiest and coldest winters in decades that proved a challenge for the Northampton Area Middle School and Secondary Campus Renovation Project. The site itself presented a challenge. It also provided an advantage.