Members of the Northampton Area High School Big "N" Marching Band and colorguard perform Saturday during their annual Festival of Bands. The annual event brings together bands from area high schools who perform in competition. The Big "N" Band performed its 2012 field show, "Chronometry" in exhibition. The band is under the direction of James Sansone. The drum major is Dana Rozakis and the assistant drum major is LeAnne Makowe.
CCHS students are celebrating senior week through Oct. 26. All upperclassmen will participate in multiple activities throughout the week including costume day, movie night and a scavenger hunt throughout the school.
Seniors also get a chance to participate in the senior olympics, a competitive event that includes relay races and many other exciting challenges.
The CCHS Booster Club will host its Viking Christmas sale 2-4 p.m. Nov. 11 in Rockne Hall.
The Moore Elementary School is currently organizing a Veterans Day event for Friday, Nov. 9.
The school is looking for Veterans or current military personnel to talk with their students or do presentations on this day.
PTA: The school district PTA Council meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the high school. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Editor's note: Lunch menus for Northampton Area School District are available online. Starting next week, menus will no longer appear in The Press.
To find the menus, go to www.northampton.k12.pa.us/lunch_menus.cfm. Choose options from the dropdown menus for the month, year and school which you want to see.
Elementary school parent visitations will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 16 and 17.
Younger siblings should not attend. Be sure to check-in at the office.
Parent information seminar: Dr. Matthew Martinez will present a lecture entitled "Sudden Cardiac Arrest" Wednesday, Oct. 17, starting at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
At 6:40 p.m. Dr. Kevin Waninger will present a class on concussions and at 7:20 p.m. Dr. Steven Kachmar will present a class entitled "Bullying and Your Child."
CCHS faculty and students have once again come together to continue the Central City Project.
An organization started two years ago by John Gribowhich, the Central City Project serves to aid Central Catholic students in developing a stronger connection to the surrounding community through multiple events and service. The project is now headed by Patrick Markham and Anthony Clifford, members of the theology and English departments at CCHS, respectively.
Shakeim Saunders and Tori Gollie were crowned king and queen at the Northampton Area High School Homecoming game Sept. 28. Saunders was nominated by the Spanish Club. He is also involved in the German Club and DECA as well as the Step Team, which is a rhythmic dance group, and the PEACE Club, which is dedicated to going green. he plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University. Gollie, representating student council, is captain of the field hockey team and a member of the softball team. She will attend La Sale University to play softball and major in nursing.
The next meeting of the Northampton Area School Board is set for Monday, Oct. 8.
The board meets in the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave., starting at 6:30 p.m.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The board is discussing many important issues such as plans for a new middle school.
School closed: No classes will be held Monday, Oct. 8, due to an in-service day for teachers.
PTAs to meet: The next Borough PTA meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.
The middle school PTA will hold its next meeting Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m.
The Northampton Football Booster Club holds a basket bingo as a fundraiser.