Northampton Press

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Penny Wars profits help Hurricane Harvey relief

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Northampton Area Middle School held a Penny Wars fundraiser Sept. 13-27. According to eighth-grade teacher Renee Horwath, department teams competed to see who could raise the most pennies.

Each penny was worth one point, and the team with the most points won; however, teams had the opportunity to sabotage their opposition by adding other coins and paper money to the collection containers. The value of the silver and paper money was deducted from the penny points. For example, a quarter counted as negative 25 points.

Northampton Area High School curriculum changes detailed

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

Additions, deletions and restoration — revisions to requirements and prerequisites and changes in descriptions for courses in the curriculum at Northampton Area High School are in store for students.

The 2018-19 NAHS program of studies, presented by Northampton Area High School Principal Robert Steckel and Assistant Principal Kimberly Levin at the Nov. 6 school board meeting, is expected to be on the agenda for an up-or-down vote by the board of education at its next meeting, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the NASD Administration Building, 2014 Laubach Ave., Northampton.

District news: Early dismissals are planned

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in School

Elementary students will have early dismissals Nov. 16 (today), 20 and 21. Schools will be closed all day tomorrow, Nov. 17, for elementary students only.

During these dates, elementary parent-teacher conferences will be held. Please note dismissal is noon, and no lunches will be served.

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Reminder: Report cards are available online on Sapphire. Be sure to view your child’s progress and his or her report card.

If you have any questions or concerns, please be in contact with your child’s teacher.

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District news: Lehigh’s book fair Nov. 14-21

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by The Press in School

Lehigh Elementary School’s PTA book fair will be held Nov. 14-21. It will be open during parent-teacher conferences.

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The middle school’s PTA meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the school. Anyone is welcome to join.

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Beginning Nov. 14, report cards will be available online on Sapphire. Be sure to view your child’s progress and their report cards.

If you have any questions or concerns, please be in contact with your child’s teacher.

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District news: Drama Kids cast prepares for play

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in School

Northampton Area Middle School’s Drama Kids will present “A Dickens Christmas Carol” in the auditorium of the high school, 1619 Laubach Ave., 6 p.m. Nov. 3 (doors open 5:30 p.m.) and 2 p.m. Nov. 4 (doors open 1:30 p.m.).

Tickets will be available at the door or online at https://bpt.me/3117239. Adult tickets are $5; children and students are $3; and senior citizens and veterans are free.

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Reminder: If your child needs his or her picture retaken, Lehigh’s picture retake day is tomorrow, Nov. 3.

Borough’s scheduled retake date is set for Nov. 8.

New supervisor of facilities appointed for school district

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

A new supervisor of facilities for Northampton Area School District has been appointed.

By a unanimous 9-0 vote, NASD Board of Education appointed Jonathan Jenny as supervisor of facilities, effective Dec. 4, at a salary of $63,000, with benefits.

Robert J. Yanders continues as NASD director of operations, to whom Jenny will report.

In other business at the Oct. 23 board meeting, school directors voted 9-0 to approve:

Resignation: Jason Winchenbach, assistant boys volleyball coach, effective July 18;