Northampton Press

Saturday, December 14, 2019

English classes for adults need funding to hold spring classes

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

Northampton Area School District officials hope to continue offering English classes for adult residents in spring 2020 if the program can continue to be funded.

Embracing English for Adults, which annually attracts approximately 15 adult students who are parents or relatives of NASD students, is 100-percent funded through Title III, a federal grant program to improve education that began as part of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

District News: Northampton Area Middle School’s food pantry growing

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Area Middle School has started a food pantry for its students. Meaningful learning can only happen if the basic need of food is met. Nutritious and easy-to-prepare food will be given to students to take home on weekends and school vacations.

Each Friday, students who were previously identified as being in need will take home a backpack of nonperishable food items for the weekend. The meals are packed by students in the autistic support class. NAMS is currently feeding 24 students, and the program is continuing to grow.

Madden receives certificate

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by AL RECKER in School

NAHS librarian lauded by Exchange Club

Sally Madden, librarian at Northampton Area High School, was honored by Northampton Exchange Club as the club’s Outstanding NAHS Faculty Member for October.

She was accorded a certificate and a pen by the Exchange Club. The ceremony was held Nov. 6 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Madden was recognized for her interactions with students and faculty. The nomination for the citation came from her peers.

District News: Performances planned for the holiday season

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in School

Winter concerts are coming up. Mark your calendar to help kick off your holiday!

• Sixth-grade chorus/Naturals, 7 p.m. Dec. 5, at Northampton Area Middle School

• NAMS and NAHS orchestra, 7 p.m. Dec. 6, at Northampton Area High School

• Borough Elementary Schools chorus, 7 p.m. Dec. 10, at Siegfried

• Lehigh Elementary School chorus, 7 p.m. Dec. 10

• George Wolf Elementary School band and orchestra, 7 p.m. Dec. 11


NAHS students participate in BAVTS open house program

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School held an open house Oct. 23. The s’mores station outside at the front entrance set the scene of a beautiful fall evening. Guests entered through the building to find a pumpkin-carving contest, cupcake bar, agility course, food samples, nail polish bar and more.

Parents, students, alumni, business partners and community members came out to learn about the 30-plus programs offered at BAVTS. Each of the program’s representatives hosted activities and tables showcasing what they do and what the students learn while in class.

School board re-elects Gogel, Frantz

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

NASD 2020-21 budget presentation expected to be on Dec. 16 agenda

The president and vice president of Northampton Area School District Board of Education were re-elected at the Dec. 2 reorganization meeting.

In separate, unanimous 9-0 votes, David Gogel was re-elected president and Chuck Frantz was elected vice president.

Taking the oath of office were re-elected board members Dr. Michael Baird, John Becker, James Chuss, Robert Mentzell and Gogel. The five re-elected school directors join Chuck Longacre, Ross Makary, Roy Maranki and Frantz, each of whom was not up for re-election.

Students of the Month cited

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by AL RECKER in School

At the Nov. 6 meeting at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave., Northampton Exchange Club held its Service to Youth program, citing four Northampton Area High School seniors as Students of the Month. The recipients were awarded the lamp of knowledge plaque, a certificate of achievement and a pen.

Lena Kugelman, September Girl of the Month; Suhas Yalamarti, September Boy of the Month; Leah McCann, October Girl of the Month; and Jacob Christman, October Boy of the Month, were lauded by the club for their outstanding achievements as students.

District News: Schools are closed for Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 27-Dec. 2

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Area School District will be closed Nov. 27-Dec. 2 for Thanksgiving break.

Schools will reopen Dec. 3.

Have a happy and safe holiday.


PTA groups will be meeting next month.

• Moore Elementary School, 6 p.m. Dec. 2

• George Wolf Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3

• Borough Elementary Schools, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4, at the Siegfried building

• Lehigh Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9


Winter concerts are coming up!