Northampton Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019

NASD receives Safe Schools funding

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in School

138th District

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, recently announced more than $64,000 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants were awarded to Northampton Area and Northern Lehigh school districts.

The grant program, funded through the state budget, assists schools with paying for programs to prevent and reduce violent incidents in schools, purchase safety- and security-related equipment and provide for the training and compensation of school resource officers and school police officers.

NASD school board approves two borough library trustees

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

Two trustees for Northampton Area Public Library’s board have been approved by Northampton Area School District Board of Education.

School directors voted unanimously 9-0 at the Dec. 17 meeting to approve, at the recommendation of the NASD administration, the appointment of Daniel Belletti, of Walnutport, and Jane Yagerhofer, of Bath, each to terms from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2021.

In other business at the Dec. 17 meeting, school directors voted 9-0 to approve:

ESL class shares multicultural Thanksgiving meal together

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by NELSON QUIÑONES in School

On Nov. 19, more than a dozen adult students gathered at Northampton Area High School’s library to celebrate their last English as a Second Language class with a multicultural Thanksgiving.

The Thanksgiving feast had a carved turkey, corn, mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie provided by the district. Additional items provided by the students included falafel (deep-fried ball doughnut), tabbouleh salad, hummus, rice and beans, pastelillos (small turnovers), cabbage salad mixed with tomatoes, boiled yucca and Vigoron (pork rinds).

Students of the Month are named

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by AL RECKER in School

Confidence and leadership are traits four Northampton Area High School seniors possess, as they were cited as Students of the Month by Northampton Exchange Club during its Service to Youth program Dec. 5 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center.

Recognized were Jenna Rogers, November Girl of the Month; Tyler Gilliard, November Boy of the Month; Abby Wheeler, December Girl of the Month; and Evan Gillette, December Boy of the Month.

The recipients were given a Lamp of Knowledge plaque, framed certificate and an Exchange Club pen.

District News: Northampton Area School District is closed Dec. 24-Jan. 2

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in School

Winter break for Northampton Area School District will be from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2, 2019. Schools will reopen Jan. 3, 2019.

Have a happy, safe holiday with family and friends!

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PTA meetings are scheduled for next year at the following schools.

Moore Elementary School, 6 p.m. Jan. 7, 2019

Lehigh Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 2019

Northampton Area Middle School, 6 p.m. Jan. 8, 2019

George Wolf Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 2019

Borough elementary schools, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 2019, at the Siegfried building

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Spring groundbreaking targeted for new Lehigh Elementary

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

The Lehigh Elementary School project is on track for groundbreaking in spring 2019.

Henry Guarriello, senior project manager at D’Huy Engineering, Bethlehem, outlined the school project timetable at the Northampton Area School District Board of Education meeting Dec. 17.

“We are on target,” Guarriello said.

District News: Concerts set for Thursday, Friday

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in School

Enjoy some holiday concerts in the Northampton Area School District.

George Wolf Elementary chorus concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, at the school

Lehigh Elementary School band and chorus concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, at the school

Northampton Area High School chorus concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, in the auditorium of the school

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NAHS’ PTSA group will meet 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the high school.

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Winter break for NASD will be from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2, 2019. Schools will reopen Jan. 3, 2019.

Have a happy, safe holiday with family and friends!

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District News: PTA book fair continues Dec. 6, 7

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in School

George Wolf Elementary School’s PTA will continue the book fair through Dec. 7.

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Plan on kicking off your holidays with some student concerts in the Northampton Area School District.

Northampton Area Middle School and Northampton Area High School orchestra concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, in the auditorium of NAHS

Moore Elementary School chorus concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 10, in the gymnasium of the school

Moore Elementary orchestra and band concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 11, in the gymnasium of the school