Welcome back to the 2019-20 school year! Hope everyone had a great summer.
Classes will be in session starting Aug. 26.
Student orientations are coming up.
Kindergarten for Moore Elementary School is 2 p.m. Aug. 22. This is an important event for students and their parents. Be sure to attend.
First grade for Borough Elementary is 9:30 a.m. Aug. 23. This is a very helpful morning to help your child transition and become familiar with the school.
While the start of classes for students for the 2019-20 school year is Aug. 26 in Northampton Area School District, the first day for teachers and staff was Aug. 19, an in-service day.
Teachers and staff also reported Aug. 20, 21 and 22.
Kindergarten student orientation continues 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at Moore Elementary School. Borough’s first-grade orientation is 9:30 a.m. Aug. 23.
Increased kindergarten enrollment in two elementary schools for the 2019-20 school year has necessitated the hiring of two kindergarten teachers in Northampton Area School District.
Enrollment increases occurred at George Wolf Elementary School, Bath, and Lehigh Elementary School, Lehigh Township.
The NASD Board of Education voted 9-0 at its Aug. 12 meeting to hire Gina VanLuvanee at George Wolf Elementary School, at an annual salary of $53,366 with benefits, and Kristin Burger at Lehigh Elementary School, at an annual salary of $52,755 with benefits, each effective Aug. 19.
“We’re here because of Elmer’s leadership,” said Katie Walter, executive director of SkillsUSA Council.
Walter was speaking to a ballroom full of red-jacketed students during a breakfast ceremony May 23 at Homewood Suites and Conference Center in Center Valley. These students have honed useful skills applicable to the modern demands of the workplace.
Walter presided over the Elmer Gates Enterprise Awards ceremonies, where local students were being recognized for their scholastic achievement, positive work ethic, community service and entrepreneurial spirit.
New appointments have been made for the 2019-20 school year in Northampton Area School District. These include, approved by a 9-0 unanimous vote by school directors, at the recommendation of the administration, at the May 6 NASD Board of Education meeting:
• Emily Boyle, biology teacher, Northampton Area High School, effective Aug. 19, at an annual salary of $53,555, with benefits
• Amy Wright, school counselor, NAHS, effective Aug. 19, at an annual salary of $56,812, with benefits
With the month of August underway, Northampton Area School District administrators and teachers are gearing up for the start of the 2019-20 school year, with the first day of classes Aug. 26.
Teacher induction is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6. The NASD data retreat is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 7. The NASD administrative data retreat review is 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 8.
Teacher and administration in-service days are Aug. 19, 20, 21 and 22. The Labor Day holiday is Sept. 2.