Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award. A Distinguished Alumni Award nominee must have the following criteria/accomplishments.
• Graduated from Northampton Area High School at least 15 years ago
• Reflect NAHS’ proud tradition of producing outstanding graduates and role models who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their professional and personal lives
• Achieved outstanding success in his/her chosen field or profession
Three female welding students from Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, didn’t win their national competition, but the result of their effort will endure much longer than the shine of any medal.
A rocket stove manufactured by welding and fabrication engineering technology students Joelle E. Perelli, of Bath; Erin M. Beaver, of Winfield; and Natalie J. Rhoades, of Weedville, earlier this summer at the SkillsUSA National Championships in Louisville, Ky., is in the process of being donated to a family in the developing world.
Fall picture retake days are set at Northampton Area School District.
Moore Elementary School, Oct. 26
Lehigh Elementary School, Nov. 1
George Wolf Elementary School, Nov. 6
Franklin and Siegfried Elementary buildings, Nov. 7
Northampton Area Middle School, Nov. 9
Please return your original picture package for retakes.
The end of the first marking period is Oct. 30. Report cards are now available on the Sapphire Community Web Portal.
Please keep open communication between your child and his or her teacher.
Two top, longtime Northampton Area School District officials are retiring.
The NASD Board of Education voted unanimously 9-0 at its Oct. 22 meeting to accept the resignations of Robert J. Yanders, NASD director of operations, for retirement, effective Aug. 13, 2019, and Terry A. Leh, NASD business administrator, for retirement, effective June 30, 2019.
Northampton Area High School Drama Club will present “Mystery at the Manor” 6:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Blue Monkey Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1094 Howertown Road, North Catasauqua.
You’re invited to help solve the mystery of who killed Lord Heathcliff. Following the show, there will be karaoke.
The ticket price includes the entertainment and a buffet dinner.
For more information, cost and tickets, visit nahsdramaclub.org/events.html.
Reminder: The 2018-19 winter sports sign-ups began Oct. 15 and will continue through Nov. 9. Tryouts begin Nov. 16.
Northampton Area School District has hired a Philadelphia area law firm to represent it in a federal lawsuit that the district and Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 face concerning an alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old female student with special needs on a school bus.
Northampton Area High School Drama Club members will present their fall play — “The Diary of Anne Frank” — Oct. 12 and 13. The play will be performed in the high school auditorium and begins 7 p.m.
Tickets will be available at the door.
The 2018-19 winter sports sign-ups will begin Oct. 15 and continue through Nov. 9. Tryouts begin Nov. 16.
NAHS field hockey’s booster club is holding a gift card bingo Oct. 21 at Klecknersville Volunteers Rangers Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Bath. Doors open 11:30 a.m., and bingo begins noon.