Northampton Press

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Students of the Month cited

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by AL RECKER in School

At the Nov. 6 meeting at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave., Northampton Exchange Club held its Service to Youth program, citing four Northampton Area High School seniors as Students of the Month. The recipients were awarded the lamp of knowledge plaque, a certificate of achievement and a pen.

Lena Kugelman, September Girl of the Month; Suhas Yalamarti, September Boy of the Month; Leah McCann, October Girl of the Month; and Jacob Christman, October Boy of the Month, were lauded by the club for their outstanding achievements as students.

District News: Schools are closed for Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 27-Dec. 2

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Area School District will be closed Nov. 27-Dec. 2 for Thanksgiving break.

Schools will reopen Dec. 3.

Have a happy and safe holiday.

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PTA groups will be meeting next month.

• Moore Elementary School, 6 p.m. Dec. 2

• George Wolf Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3

• Borough Elementary Schools, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4, at the Siegfried building

• Lehigh Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9

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Winter concerts are coming up!

Comprehensive plan approved

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

The district-level comprehensive plan from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2023, has been approved for Northampton Area School District.

NASD Board of Education voted unanimously 9-0 at the Nov. 11 meeting to approve the plan, at the recommendation of the administration.

The five-year plan was created by the NASD administration and staff, as well as by community members.

The comprehensive plan is available on the NASD website, nasdschools.org, as well as at district school buildings and Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave.

Parker appointed principal

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by AL RECKER in School

Susan Parker has been selected principal of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave., Northampton. She has been interim principal since August, taking over the helm from Paul Crescenzo.

Parker said she was excited to accept this position at the parochial school. Although her entire career in education has been with Catholic schools, this is her first appointment as a principal.

Thank you for your service

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by AL RECKER in School

Veterans are guests at school breakfast

Siegfried Elementary School held a special Veterans Day event Nov. 11 for veterans of the community. The special guests, many in their 70s, served in both war and peacetime, abroad and stateside. The veterans sat with children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren for a patriotic-themed breakfast and program.

Seated with their family members, the young girls and boys embraced their elder family members as their heroes.

District News: Early dismissal for conferences

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in School

Early dismissals begin Nov. 21 and will continue through Nov. 26 for parent-teacher conferences. Dismissal is noon.

No lunches will be served.

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Lehigh Elementary School’s book fair will continue until Nov. 25. Students were given a flier for families to preview.

The book fair will also be open during conference week for parents to shop.

There are some great gifts available!

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Northampton Area School District will be closed Nov. 27-Dec. 2 for Thanksgiving break.

Schools will reopen Dec. 3.

Board discusses changes to world languages requirements

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

Northampton Area High School’s program of studies has a number of changes proposed for the 2020-21 school year in the titles and descriptions of courses, the requirements for those courses and some content changes in the courses.

Luke Shafnisky, NAHS principal, and Kimberly Levin, NAHS assistant principal, updated Northampton Area School District Board of Education about the program in a one-hour presentation and question-and-answer session at the Nov. 11 meeting in the administration building.

NASD directors approve project finances

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

Bonds amount for next phase of new Lehigh Elementary is $9,400,000

The refinancing of bonds has been approved by Northampton Area School District Board of Education for the continued construction of the new Lehigh Elementary School.

The school board voted unanimously 9-0 at the Nov. 11 meeting to approve the issuance of bonds for the next financial phase of the school project following a presentation by Jamie Doyle, managing director at PFM Financial Advisors LLC, district financial consulting firm. The project is financed through a series of general obligation bonds.