Northampton Exchange Club held its first Service to Youth program for the 2018-19 school year at Northampton Banquet and Event Center Nov. 7. The following seniors were cited as Students of the Month during the dinner meeting: Gabrielle Demchak, September Girl of the Month; William Bachiashvili, September Boy of the Month; Katelyn Graver, October Girl of the Month; and Cameron Eaton, October Boy of the Month.
The students were presented with certificates in recognition of their achievements, club pens and Lamp of Knowledge plaques.
Northampton Exchange Club paid tribute to three Northampton Area High School faculty members — Rebecca Wagner, Barbara Christman and Marilyn White — during a Nov. 7 dinner meeting, where they were named NAHS Employees of the Month.
The tradition began three years ago when NAHS librarian Sally Madden was the first recipient.
Northampton Area Middle School has announced the students named to the honor roll for the first marking period of the 2018-19 academic year.
Plan on kicking off your holidays with some student concerts.
Sixth-grade chorus concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 29, in the gymnasium of Northampton Area Middle School
NAMS and Northampton Area High School band concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 30, in the auditorium of NAHS
Seventh- and eighth-grade chorus concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 4, in the auditorium of NAHS
NAMS and NAHS 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
For the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no school through Nov. 26. Classes will resume Nov. 27.
Kick off the holidays with student concerts!
Sixth-grade chorus concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 29, in the Northampton Area Middle School gymnasium
NAMS and Northampton Area High School band concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 30, in the NAHS auditorium
Seventh- and eighth-grade chorus concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 4, in the NAHS auditorium
NAMS and NAHS orchestra concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, in the NAHS auditorium
The Northampton Area School District comprehensive plan has been approved.
NASD Board of Education voted 9-0 at its Oct. 22 meeting to approve the plan, on the recommendation of the administration.
“Our comprehensive plan is a plan put together by our district community,” said Lydia Hanner, NASD director of curriculum and instruction, when she reviewed the plan at the Sept. 24 school board meeting.
The five-year plan includes “an action plan — where we’ve been, where we’re going and concerns we have,” according to Hanner.
State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, recently announced a total of $130,902 in state grants to improve safety and security in area schools.
“These grant dollars will enable schools to fund safety programs, hire security personnel and purchase security-related equipment,” Boscola said. “I’m pleased with this round of funding and will continue to seek state support to help our school boards and administrators make our schools safer and more secure.”