Northampton Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

District news: Annual benefit show will feature NAHS Dance Team

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in School

Northampton Area High School Dance Team will be holding its second annual benefit show, set for 5:30 p.m. April 8. The theme is “Dance for a Cure.” The show consists of performances by team members, as well as other local Lehigh Valley dance studios.

This year, all proceeds will benefit Ashley Dronenburg, a 15-year-old Northampton student undergoing her second battle with cancer.

Visit TUTUTIX.com/NHSDANCETEAM for more information, cost and tickets.

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District news: Caroline off to PA competition

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in School

Several Lehigh Valley students will head to Harrisburg to compete in the 2018 Pennsylvania National Geographic Bee April 6, with a chance to move on to the national competition. This is the second level of the 30-year-old competition.

School bees for fourth- through eighth-grade students were held to determine each school champions. Those winners then took a qualifying test. The National Geographic Society invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students to the state contests.

Title I family night is April 3

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in School

Northampton Area High School is hosting a Title I spring family night event titled “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: A Celebration of Reading and Math” 6-7:30 p.m. April 3 in the high school auditorium.

Title I events are federally funded programs used for improving academic proficiency in reading and math and are held on an annual basis. Dr. Kathleen E. Ott, director of data, grants and special programs for Northampton Area School District, organized this year’s spring family night and will be speaking more about Title I programs at the event.

DECA students qualify for international competition

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

In February, 142 Northampton Area High School DECA members competed at the annual Pennsylvania DECA State Career Development Conference at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey.

Students competed in written events or competency-based role-play events. Students either qualified at the district conference in December or completed a written event where they were tasked with writing a five- to 30-page paper, followed by giving a 15-minute presentation.

District news: ‘Addams Family’ set for March 22-25

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in School

Northampton Area High School Drama Club will perform “The Addams Family” 7 p.m. tonight, March 22. Performances will continue 7 p.m. March 23 and 24 and 2 p.m. March 25.

For tickets, visit nasdschools.org, and find the link to the high school page.

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NAHS’ DECA will hold bingo March 24 in the cafeteria of the high school.

There will be two separate sessions. The first bingo starts 11 a.m.; doors open 10 a.m. The second bingo starts 5 p.m., and doors open 4 p.m.

District news: Congrats, NAMS, on contest win!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in School

Several Northampton Area Middle School seventh-grade students participated in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science event and had two first-place winners and one second-place winner.

The first-place winners will be moving on to the state competition in May.

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Northampton Area High School students will perform “The Addams Family” 7 p.m. March 22-24 and 2 p.m. March 25.

For tickets, visit nasdschools.org, and find the link to the high school page.

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Northampton Area High School students win at SkillsUSA

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School students won 11 gold medals Jan. 31 at the SkillsUSA District 11 Championships. BAVTS students also earned nine silver and 12 bronze medals for a grand total of 32 medals.

Held annually at the Agri-Plex Expo Center, the regional event pits BAVTS students against peers from Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, Career Institute of Technology, Monroe Career & Technical Institute and Upper Bucks County Technical School in more than 50 contests of skill ranging from automotive service technology to web design.