Northampton Area Middle School has announced the students named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2017-18 academic year.
Northampton Area School District Board of Education and administration were so busy working on the 2018-19 NASD budget and discussing other matters that they forgot to honor their own.
January is School Board Recognition Month.
“We were a little bit late. We had a lot of meetings in the high school cafeteria,” NASD Superintendent of Schools Joseph S. Kovalchik explained at the April 23 board meeting when the school directors were lauded.
Several teachers have been approved for employment in the Northampton Area School District to replace those who have retired.
NASD Board of Education voted unanimously 9-0 at the June 11 meeting to hire:
• Ryan Hercik, elementary teacher, Siegfried Elementary School, effective Aug. 20, pending receipt of proper documentation, at $52,166, with benefits
• Ranim Sankari, elementary teacher, Siegfried Elementary School, effective Aug. 20, at $52,166, with benefits
A decades-old practice by the Borough of Northampton to provide crossing guards near schools has ended, effective at the close of Northampton Area School District schools for summer vacation.
Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst made the announcement at the April 19 meeting of Northampton Borough Council, which had been on board with ceasing to provide crossing guards at the borough’s expense.
Northampton Area High School held its 18th annual academic awards ceremony May 30.
Valedictorian: Meghan McGraw
Salutatorian: Shannon Reinhard
There are early dismissals June 6, 7, 8 and 11, which is the last day of school for Northampton Area School District students. Teachers’ last day is June 12.
On these half days, no lunches will be served.
The eighth-grade moving-up ceremony will be held June 11, starting 8:15 a.m. and ending 10:30 a.m. It will be held at Northampton Area Middle School.