Northampton Area Middle School’s Drama Club will be presenting “Annie Jr.” 7 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 2 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School.
Reminder: Kindergarten registration began Jan. 16 at nasdschools.org. Click on the “2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration” link on the left side of the page. The site will provide you with important information and requirements for kindergarten.
A new Northampton Area School District director of operations has been appointed.
Jonathan Jenny, NASD supervisor of facilities for a year and a half, will succeed NASD Director of Operations Robert J. Yanders, who retires Aug. 13 after 25 years working for NASD. Jenny has reported to Yanders.
Jenny’s appointment, effective July 1, was approved at the recommendation of the administration by a vote of 8-0 by the NASD Board of Education, with one school director absent, at the Jan. 14 meeting. Jenny’s annual salary will be $85,000, with benefits.
Congratulations to Moore Elementary School students Hudson McKain, third grade, and Abigail Fickley, fourth grade, for winning in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Spotted Lanternfly calendar contest. Hudson won first place in third and fourth grades, and Abigail placed third in the same category.
The contest was open to students in grades 1 through 8.
A successful online auction for a second round of bonds was held to help finance the Lehigh Elementary School project.
Northampton Area School District Board of Education voted 8-0, with one school director absent, to adopt a resolution “authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Bonds, Series of 2019, in the aggregate principal amount of $9,640,000 for the purpose of funding a portion of the Lehigh Elementary School project and other capital projects and the costs of issuing the bonds pursuant to the Local Government Unit Debt Act of 1996.”
Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser this month to raise funds for the National Technical Honor Society. The NTHS will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes.
Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes at Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech School, located at 3300 Chester Ave., Bethlehem.
Northampton Area School District’s spring 2019 community education classes are now open for registration. Classes will be at Lehigh Elementary School, Siegfried Elementary School, Northampton Area Middle School and Northampton Area High School.
Classes for the spring include Google, lap swim, guitar, water aerobics, Zumba, American Sign Language, cake decorating, country line dancing, painting, adult coed volleyball, quilting, men’s basketball and kiffle making.
PTA meetings are scheduled for Northampton Area School District at the following schools.
Moore Elementary School, 6 p.m. Jan. 7
Lehigh Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7
Northampton Area Middle School, 6 p.m. Jan. 8
George Wolf Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8
Borough elementary schools, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, at the Siegfried building
Mark your calendar for the eighth-grade to ninth-grade transition and course selection night 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave.
A book written by a Northampton Area High School graduate has been donated to the high school library.
“To Master the Boundless Sea: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire” (2018, University of North Carolina Press) by Jason W. Smith is a nonfiction book about the rise of the U.S. Navy and the emergence of America as a sea power.
Smith, a NAHS Class of 2001 graduate, is an assistant professor of history at Southern Connecticut State University.