Northampton Press

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Good Shepherd Catholic School students start classes Aug. 28

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by AL RECKER in School

Good Shepherd Catholic School, Newport Avenue, Northampton, will open its door for students Aug. 28 as it begins the 2017-18 school year.

The school has a total enrollment of 267 boys and girls, preschool through eighth grade — a strong emphasis that registrations are continuing, which could bolster the numbers reported.

There are 18 full-time teachers aboard. John-Paul Crescenzo, M.Ed., is the principal.

A new science lab awaits the students, along with computer courses with high-tech devices.

District news: It’s time for back to school!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in School

The first day of school in Northampton Area School District will be Aug. 28. It is very important that students begin the school year on time to learn classroom orientation and routines. Parents and guardians are requested to consider this when making vacation arrangements.

Be sure to stay involved with your child’s education. Communication is one of the keys to their success!

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Aug. 29 will be picture day for high school students. Smile!

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E. Allen day camp ends a summer of fun

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in School

East Allen Township’s recreation Director Chuck Frantz closed the door on the township’s summer camp Aug. 3.

“This was another successful year. We had 150 campers and a good cadre of staff who supervise the kids,” he said.

The camp has a full slate of activities during its seven-week run. Campers get a dose of physical activity along with some educational programs. This year included visits to Wildlands Conservancy. Wildlands also stopped back twice, bringing a bevy of wild animals.

NASD sets school dates for August, September

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

Parents and students may still be working on their tans, which is no easy feat in this seemingly rainiest of summers. Be that as it may, you know back-to-school time is right around the corner when high school band practice starts.

Northampton Area High School’s band camp began 4-9 p.m. Aug. 7-11, continued 8 a.m.-noon and 5-8 p.m. Aug. 14-18 and continues 4-8 p.m. Aug. 22 and 24.

Northampton Area Middle School’s band camp was held 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 14-16.

Sniscak receives Employee of the Month award

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by AL RECKER in School

Lauren Sniscak was lauded by Northampton Exchange Club at its June 9 dinner meeting, held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, as Northampton Area High School’s Employee of the Month for May — a program initiated in September.

Sniscak, a mathematics teacher at the high school, was presented a framed certificate on being chosen as the outstanding faculty member.

At NAHS, Sniscak, in addition to her math teaching assignment, is the high school’s Student Council adviser. Members of Student Council recently raised $6,620 at their Mini-THON event for Four Diamonds Fund.

Students of the Year awards presented

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by AL RECKER in School

Northampton Exchange Club, at its June 8 dinner meeting, closed the chapter of 2016-17 Service to Youth program, citing Brandy Moser as Girl of the Year and Conlan P. Keefe as Boy of the Year. The club heralds a Northampton Area High School senior boy and girl as the monthly recipient, September through May.

Jovani A. Datis-Cordero was accorded the A.C.E (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) award, excelling after a serious football injury in his junior year and determined to rebound in academics and other sports.

Empowering Educators provides grants for STEM education

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Teachers, do you have a bright idea to spark your students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? PPL would like to provide the funding power you need to bring that idea to life.

The PPL Empowering Educators program is designed to help K-12 teachers provide hands-on learning opportunities to enhance the classroom experience. Through these competitive grants, teachers can receive $1,000 in funding for educational projects, such as science fairs, energy conservation projects, renewable energy demonstrations, math competitions and more.

Boilers maintenance pact for NASD schools approved

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

A contract for boilers maintenance at schools in the Northampton Area School District has been approved by the board of education.

The three-year service agreement at a cost of $13,176 annually with Loikits Industrial Services Inc., Coplay, from July 1 through June 30, 2020, to clean, inspect and service the district’s boilers is for the following costs and locations:

$2,728 at George Wolf Elementary School for three boilers and one water heater;

$3,790 at Northampton Area High School for three boilers, one water heater and two kitchen roof units;

Applications available for Greenawald Memorial Scholarship

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in School

Applications are available and being accepted through Aug. 12 for eligible students to receive the $1,000 Greenawald Memorial Scholarship presented at The Great Allentown Fair in honor of former fair President William F. Greenawald.

The annual scholarship was established and first presented in 2015 by Patricia Greenawald and her children commemorating her husband’s longtime devotion to the fair prior to his passing in 2008.