Northampton Press

Saturday, December 15, 2018

School board OKs district plan

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

The Northampton Area School District comprehensive plan has been approved.

NASD Board of Education voted 9-0 at its Oct. 22 meeting to approve the plan, on the recommendation of the administration.

“Our comprehensive plan is a plan put together by our district community,” said Lydia Hanner, NASD director of curriculum and instruction, when she reviewed the plan at the Sept. 24 school board meeting.

The five-year plan includes “an action plan — where we’ve been, where we’re going and concerns we have,” according to Hanner.

Boscola announces NASD receives funding

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in School

School grants

State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, recently announced a total of $130,902 in state grants to improve safety and security in area schools.

“These grant dollars will enable schools to fund safety programs, hire security personnel and purchase security-related equipment,” Boscola said. “I’m pleased with this round of funding and will continue to seek state support to help our school boards and administrators make our schools safer and more secure.”

District News: Check Sapphire site for your child’s report card

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in School

Report cards are now available on Sapphire Community Web Portal.

Please keep open communication between your child and his or her teacher.

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PTA book fairs will continue in the Northampton Area School District.

Lehigh Elementary School: Nov. 15-20. The book fair will also be open during parent-teacher conferences.

Borough Elementary Schools: Nov. 15-16

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Early dismissals will be held Nov. 15-20 for elementary and middle school students. There are parent-teacher conferences during these days.

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District News: Food drive continues

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in School

Northampton Area High School’s Angels in Disguise group is currently holding a Thanksgiving food drive, continuing until Nov. 16.

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PTA book fairs have been set in the Northampton Area School District. Students will be bringing home a detailed flier.

Lehigh Elementary School is Nov. 13-20. The book fair will also be open during parent-teacher conferences.

Borough Elementary Schools is set Nov. 15-16.

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A Northampton Area Middle School PTA meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at the middle school.

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District News: Alumni award nominations due

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by The Press in School

Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award. A Distinguished Alumni Award nominee must have the following criteria/accomplishments.

• Graduated from Northampton Area High School at least 15 years ago

• Reflect NAHS’ proud tradition of producing outstanding graduates and role models who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their professional and personal lives

• Achieved outstanding success in his/her chosen field or profession