Northampton Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

NASD will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in School

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up May 7-11. Show extra appreciation for your child’s teachers — it’s a great time to say thank you!

Also, May 9 will be National School Nurses Day.

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Northampton Area Middle School will hold a PTA meeting 6 p.m. May 8.

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The elementary band concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 8. It will be held at Northampton Area High School.

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Siegfried Elementary School’s chorus concert will be held at the elementary school 7 p.m. May 9.

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Local VFW donates to NCC

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by ANN WERTMAN in School

The Military Nursing Corps of Pennsylvania VFW Post 12099, Allentown, recently honored Lehigh Valley native, Allentown School of Nursing graduate and our nation’s first woman general, Brig. Gen. Anna Mae Hays.

Hays died Jan. 7 in Virginia at the age of 97.

Post 12099 presented a $500 check toward the Brig. Gen. Anna Mae McCabe Hays Endowed Scholarship at Northampton Community College to support veterans majoring in nursing.

Education preview event is planned

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in School

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave., Northampton, will host an early childhood education preview for parents and children entering preschool, pre-K and kindergarten 10-11 a.m. April 28.

Come see how your child’s heart and mind can bloom at the school. Learn about Good Shepherd’s early education programs and meet its accredited faculty.

Children will enjoy hearing a story and will make a craft to take home.

Call 610-262-9171 or email mrsfrystackgscs@gmail.com to reserve a place.

District news: NAHS art show is tonight

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in School

Northampton Area High School will be holding its art show 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight, April 26. The talents of many students will be displayed.

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Tomorrow, April 27, the high school band concert will be performed. It begins 7 p.m. and is held in the auditorium of the high school.

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The 2018 Festival of Bands will be held 2:30 p.m. April 29 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School.

Selections of this year’s event, titled “Awesome Overtures,” include “Festive Overture,” “Orpheus Overture,” “Chester Overture” and “Zampa Overture.”

District news: Students continue to take PSSAs

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in School

PSSA state testing will continue this week for grades 3-8. Next week, fourth-graders will be taking the science PSSAs.

It is important that students do their very best to attend school during these dates. Be sure to get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast, along with being prompt to school.

Makeup testing will be taking place the following week.

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Reminder: At 7 p.m. April 20, there will be a Northampton Area Middle School band concert. It will be held in the auditorium of the high school, 1619 Laubach Ave.

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Exchange Club honors NAHS Students of the Month

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by AL RECKER in School

Northampton Area High School seniors Alyssa Chomitzky, Samuel Arnold and Noah Vehafric were honored as Students of the Month by Northampton Exchange Club March 7 at the Service to Youth program held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center.

The award recipients each received a framed certificate, pen and Lamp of Knowledge plaque for their outstanding academic achievements and out-of-school activities.

District news: Middle school’s spring band concert is planned for April 20

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in School

At 7 p.m. April 20, there will be a Northampton Area Middle School band concert. It will be held in the auditorium of the high school.

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Reminder: During PSSA testing, make sure to get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast. Also, it is important to be prompt in arriving to school.

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Grades and report cards will be available on the district website, nasdschools.org. Navigate to parent resources to view online grades and academic records. On there, parents/guardians will be able to connect to Sapphire to view the grades.

DECA Club is raising funds for upcoming national contest trip

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

The Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) chapter at Northampton Area High School has raised $58,000 to underwrite its trip to the DECA International Conference April 20-25 in Atlanta, Ga.

“We raised $42,000 at the bingo game for our upcoming trip to Atlanta,” Tara Mrazik, NAHS business department chair and DECA adviser, told Northampton Area School District administrators and school directors at the March 26 board of education meeting.

In April, DECA participants are selling sandwiches to raise more money for the trip.