Northampton Press

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Exchange Club honors NAHS Students of the Month

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by AL RECKER in School

Northampton Area High School seniors Alyssa Chomitzky, Samuel Arnold and Noah Vehafric were honored as Students of the Month by Northampton Exchange Club March 7 at the Service to Youth program held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center.

The award recipients each received a framed certificate, pen and Lamp of Knowledge plaque for their outstanding academic achievements and out-of-school activities.

District news: Middle school’s spring band concert is planned for April 20

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in School

At 7 p.m. April 20, there will be a Northampton Area Middle School band concert. It will be held in the auditorium of the high school.


Reminder: During PSSA testing, make sure to get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast. Also, it is important to be prompt in arriving to school.


Grades and report cards will be available on the district website, Navigate to parent resources to view online grades and academic records. On there, parents/guardians will be able to connect to Sapphire to view the grades.

DECA Club is raising funds for upcoming national contest trip

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

The Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) chapter at Northampton Area High School has raised $58,000 to underwrite its trip to the DECA International Conference April 20-25 in Atlanta, Ga.

“We raised $42,000 at the bingo game for our upcoming trip to Atlanta,” Tara Mrazik, NAHS business department chair and DECA adviser, told Northampton Area School District administrators and school directors at the March 26 board of education meeting.

In April, DECA participants are selling sandwiches to raise more money for the trip.

District news: Annual benefit show will feature NAHS Dance Team

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in School

Northampton Area High School Dance Team will be holding its second annual benefit show, set for 5:30 p.m. April 8. The theme is “Dance for a Cure.” The show consists of performances by team members, as well as other local Lehigh Valley dance studios.

This year, all proceeds will benefit Ashley Dronenburg, a 15-year-old Northampton student undergoing her second battle with cancer.

Visit for more information, cost and tickets.


District news: Caroline off to PA competition

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in School

Several Lehigh Valley students will head to Harrisburg to compete in the 2018 Pennsylvania National Geographic Bee April 6, with a chance to move on to the national competition. This is the second level of the 30-year-old competition.

School bees for fourth- through eighth-grade students were held to determine each school champions. Those winners then took a qualifying test. The National Geographic Society invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students to the state contests.

Title I family night is April 3

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in School

Northampton Area High School is hosting a Title I spring family night event titled “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: A Celebration of Reading and Math” 6-7:30 p.m. April 3 in the high school auditorium.

Title I events are federally funded programs used for improving academic proficiency in reading and math and are held on an annual basis. Dr. Kathleen E. Ott, director of data, grants and special programs for Northampton Area School District, organized this year’s spring family night and will be speaking more about Title I programs at the event.

DECA students qualify for international competition

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

In February, 142 Northampton Area High School DECA members competed at the annual Pennsylvania DECA State Career Development Conference at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey.

Students competed in written events or competency-based role-play events. Students either qualified at the district conference in December or completed a written event where they were tasked with writing a five- to 30-page paper, followed by giving a 15-minute presentation.