Northampton Press

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

NAHS junior, Girl Scout tackles APD awareness campaign

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

What is auditory processing disorder? That’s what one local Girl Scout would like you to know.

Lena Kugelman, Northampton Area High School junior pursuing her Girl Scout Gold Award, is tackling the issue in her community. Lena’s awareness campaign kicks off 6-8 p.m. April 24 at Siegfried Elementary School when she will hold the first of several information nights in elementary schools within Northampton Area School District.

Fun with artwork

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by NELSON QUIÑONES in School

Parents, students, staff enjoy paint night at George Wolf

On Feb. 8, 20 minutes before a paint night event was to be held at George Wolf Elementary School in Bath, the school building was without lights.

“Is this a sign?” coordinator Melinda Jacobson, ITS teacher/reading specialist, said to colleague Christine Nemeh, ESL teacher.

As they went about to find the cause of the trouble, the lights came back on just as suddenly as they had mysteriously gone off in the school building.

Jacobson organized the paint night event to bring together students, parents and teachers. A $5 cost went to cover part of the art supplies.

District News: Classes held April 18; students off April 19 for spring break

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Area School District is required to make up eight instructional days due to the inclement winter weather. The dates that school will now be in session include April 18 and 22, June 4-7 and June 10 and 11.

Due to the schedule changes, May 29-31 and June 3-5 will now be full days for students and staff.

June 6, 7, 10 and 11 will be early dismissal days. Secondary schools (grades 6-12) will dismiss 10:30 a.m., and elementary schools (grades K-5) will dismiss noon.


Schools will be closed April 19 for spring break.


District News: Students in grades 3-8 to take PSSA tests

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in School

PSSA testing in English/language arts and math will be administered April 15-May 3 in grades 3-8. Parents/guardians are reminded to be sure that students get plenty of restful sleep and start each day with a light, healthy breakfast.

No vacation time during this testing window will be approved.


Electronic report cards will be available April 17 on Sapphire for parents/guardians to view. Be sure to check your child’s grades and keep an open communication between your child and your child’s teacher.


District News: Middle school band to perform April 5

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in School

The Northampton Area Middle School spring band concert is set for 7 p.m. April 5 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School.


Reminder: The end of the third marking period is April 5. Electronic report cards will be available on Sapphire April 17 for parents/guardians to view.

Be sure to check your child’s grades and keep an open communication between your child and your child’s teacher.


Panoramic picture days are scheduled. All students will have the opportunity to purchase the photo.

Moore Elementary School fifth-graders, April 9

SkillsUSA winners are recognized

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

SkillsUSA winners from Northampton Area School District were honored by the board of education.

“You should be very proud of them. I am,” Northampton Area High School Assistant Principal Kimberly Levin said at the March 25 school board meeting.

Top winners in the SkillsUSA District 11 competition go on to the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Leadership and Skills Conference, April 10-12, at Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, Hershey.

The 2019 SkillsUSA theme is “Champions at Work: Career-Ready Starts Here.”

District News: Northampton Area Middle School to host Empty Bowls event

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in School

An Empty Bowls event will be held 5-7:30 p.m. March 28 in the cafeteria of Northampton Area Middle School. Proceeds from the event will help feed the hungry and raise awareness of food insecurity.

Come enjoy community and friendship with neighbors.

Snow dates are April 4 and 11.

Visit for more information, cost and tickets.