Northampton Press

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Learning literacy concepts at George Wolf Elementary

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by NELSON QUIÑONES in School

On Oct. 6, parents were invited to a kindergarten parent workshop on literacy concepts at George Wolf Elementary School, Bath. The workshop was designed by George Wolf’s kindergarten teachers and was the first of a new series of workshops. Approximately 50 parents attended the morning event.

Parents walked into their child’s kindergarten classrooms to see teachers modeling literacy methods for parents to use to assist their children at home.

District news: High school safety night set for Oct. 17

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in School

Northampton Area School District will be holding a safety night at the high school Oct. 17. The event will run 6-8 p.m.

The event will feature presentations by several organizations, including the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office, Valley Youth House and district personnel. Two 45-minute sessions and five 20-minute sessions will be offered within the two-hour event.

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Picture retake day for the high school will be Oct. 20.

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The Tournament of Bands Championships will be 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at Al Erdosy Stadium.

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NASD contracts with I-U for remediation

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

The Northampton Area School District Board of Education has approved a letter of agreement between NASD and Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 to provide remedial instruction in reading and math to nonproficient students in qualifying nonpublic schools at a cost of $13,110 for instruction; $132 for parent involvement programming; and 3 percent of the total for CIU 20 administrative service fee. Costs for the nonpublic school services are covered through a 2017-18 Title I grant.

NASD school directors also voted 9-0 at the Sept. 25 board meeting to approve:

District news: High school play to be held Oct. 6, 7

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in School

Northampton Area High School Theatre Company will present “The Importance of Being Earnest” 7 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7 in the auditorium of the high school, 1619 Laubach Ave. Enjoy this hilarious comedy by Oscar Wilde in which two friends use the same fictitious persona to escape their otherwise boring lives. Trouble and laughter will ensue! Everybody loves Earnest, but who is he?

Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or online at nahsdramaclub.org.

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District news: PTA meetings are planned at NASD elementary schools

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in School

Elementary PTA groups will meet this month on the following days.

Lehigh, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2

Moore, 6 p.m. Oct. 3

Borough and George Wolf, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4

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Picture day at Northampton Area Middle School will be held Oct. 3.

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Click on the middle school link on the district’s website, nasdschools.org, for NAMS Student Council’s school spirit apparel sale. It is being held now through Oct. 6.

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PHEAA lists student aid scams

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is urging college students to be wary of student aid scams that could cost them money while exposing them to identity theft.

“Millions of college students, many of whom are likely to be away from home for the first time, are being targeted by a variety of innocent-sounding scams,” said state Rep. Mike Peifer, PHEAA board chairman. “College students are a prime target since they tend to be less financially experienced and are facing common challenges that can be exploited by scammers.”