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District News: NASD music department sets holiday concert schedule

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by The Press in School

The Northampton Area School District music department plans the following holiday concerts. Come on out to enjoy a night of music!

Middle school’s band concert, 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 30, in the auditorium of the high school, 1619 Laubach Ave.

Sixth grade’s chorus concert, 7 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 1, in the gymnasium of the middle school, 1617 Laubach Ave.

Middle and high school’s orchestra concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 5, in the auditorium of the high school

Seventh and eighth grade’s chorus concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 8, in the auditorium of the high school


Students of Month named

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by AL RECKER in School

Northampton Exchange Club kicked off its 2017-18 Student of the Month program at the Nov. 1 dinner meeting, held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center. Four Northampton Area High School seniors were cited as honorees.

The honorees are Nicole Somers, September Girl of the Month; Chase Clapp, September Boy of the Month; Morgan Mullen, October Girl of the Month; and Austin Frey, October Boy of the Month.

District news: School teams will face off Nov. 23 for annual football game

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in School

The annual Turkey Day football game between Catasauqua High School and Northampton Area High School will be held 10 a.m. on the Lou Wolf Field at Al Erdosy Stadium, Northampton.


Thanksgiving break will be from Nov. 23 to Nov. 27. Schools will reopen Nov. 28.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving with family and friends!


Northampton Area Middle School’s music department will be presenting its band concert 7 p.m. Nov. 30. It will be held in the auditorium of the high school, 1619 Laubach Ave.

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.


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.