The Northampton Area School District Board of Education has approved a letter of agreement between NASD and Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 to provide remedial instruction in reading and math to nonproficient students in qualifying nonpublic schools at a cost of $13,110 for instruction; $132 for parent involvement programming; and 3 percent of the total for CIU 20 administrative service fee. Costs for the nonpublic school services are covered through a 2017-18 Title I grant.
NASD school directors also voted 9-0 at the Sept. 25 board meeting to approve:
Northampton Area High School Theatre Company will present “The Importance of Being Earnest” 7 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7 in the auditorium of the high school, 1619 Laubach Ave. Enjoy this hilarious comedy by Oscar Wilde in which two friends use the same fictitious persona to escape their otherwise boring lives. Trouble and laughter will ensue! Everybody loves Earnest, but who is he?
Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or online at nahsdramaclub.org.
Elementary PTA groups will meet this month on the following days.
Lehigh, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2
Moore, 6 p.m. Oct. 3
Borough and George Wolf, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4
Picture day at Northampton Area Middle School will be held Oct. 3.
Click on the middle school link on the district’s website, nasdschools.org, for NAMS Student Council’s school spirit apparel sale. It is being held now through Oct. 6.
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is urging college students to be wary of student aid scams that could cost them money while exposing them to identity theft.
“Millions of college students, many of whom are likely to be away from home for the first time, are being targeted by a variety of innocent-sounding scams,” said state Rep. Mike Peifer, PHEAA board chairman. “College students are a prime target since they tend to be less financially experienced and are facing common challenges that can be exploited by scammers.”
The Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award, which will help make current Northampton Area School District students, graduates and the community aware that NASD produces outstanding graduates and role models who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their professional and personal lives.
Northampton Community College is one of 10 campuses across eight states to welcome international exchange participants to its campus during the 2017-18 academic year as part of the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program. The U.S. Department of State’s CCI Program is administered by Northern Virginia Community College on behalf of the Community College Consortium. The program provides participants with a one-year nondegree academic program in workforce development fields at a U.S. community college.
A mother whose son is in the pre-kindergarten program in Northampton Area School District has questioned why the district doesn’t provide busing for students to the program.
Angela Dudley, of Walnutport, said that an I-U 20 bus, traveling from Bethlehem Area School District, provides transportation one day per week for her son, Jayden, to the pre-K program at George Wolf Elementary School, Bath.