Nearly 60 Northampton Area High School juniors and seniors participated in the annual Voice of Democracy program, which embraces the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ national theme “Why My Vote Matters.”
On Jan. 5, Commander Lawrence Schlittler, a representative of Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, honored the top three finalists at a breakfast at Samuel Owens Restaurant, Coplay. Family members were in attendance for the awards reception.
Report cards will be available Feb. 1 on the Sapphire portal for parents to view. Be sure to stay updated on your child’s school progress.
Reminder: Northampton Area Middle School’s Drama Club will be presenting “Annie Jr.” 7 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 2 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School.
Northampton Community Task Force is holding a book drive throughout the district schools. The group is collecting new and like-new books.
The drive will continue until Feb. 20.
PTA groups will meet in February.
Northampton Area Middle School’s Drama Club will be presenting “Annie Jr.” 7 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 2 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School.
Reminder: Kindergarten registration began Jan. 16 at nasdschools.org. Click on the “2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration” link on the left side of the page. The site will provide you with important information and requirements for kindergarten.
A new Northampton Area School District director of operations has been appointed.
Jonathan Jenny, NASD supervisor of facilities for a year and a half, will succeed NASD Director of Operations Robert J. Yanders, who retires Aug. 13 after 25 years working for NASD. Jenny has reported to Yanders.
Jenny’s appointment, effective July 1, was approved at the recommendation of the administration by a vote of 8-0 by the NASD Board of Education, with one school director absent, at the Jan. 14 meeting. Jenny’s annual salary will be $85,000, with benefits.
Congratulations to Moore Elementary School students Hudson McKain, third grade, and Abigail Fickley, fourth grade, for winning in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Spotted Lanternfly calendar contest. Hudson won first place in third and fourth grades, and Abigail placed third in the same category.
The contest was open to students in grades 1 through 8.
A successful online auction for a second round of bonds was held to help finance the Lehigh Elementary School project.
Northampton Area School District Board of Education voted 8-0, with one school director absent, to adopt a resolution “authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Bonds, Series of 2019, in the aggregate principal amount of $9,640,000 for the purpose of funding a portion of the Lehigh Elementary School project and other capital projects and the costs of issuing the bonds pursuant to the Local Government Unit Debt Act of 1996.”
Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser this month to raise funds for the National Technical Honor Society. The NTHS will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes.
Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes at Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech School, located at 3300 Chester Ave., Bethlehem.