Lehigh Valley Christian High School just completed spiritual life week, ending with the annual schoolwide retreat at Camp Men-O-Lan Oct. 12.
At the retreat, the special speaker was Josh Edwards, youth pastor from Bethel Bible Fellowship Church in Emmaus. The theme was "Have No Other Gods Before Me," and we were challenged to examine our lives to see if we have allowed other people or things to become more important to us than following Jesus.
Also at the retreat we found competing in games helped tremendously with class bonding.
Members of the Northampton Area Middle School Little "N" Band perform in exhibition at the Festival of Bands competition hosted Oct. 20 by the Northamton Area High School Big "N" Marching Band. The middle school band's 2012 field show, "Dragon's Journey," includes the songs "Don't Stop Believing" and "Any Way You Want It." The band is under the direction of Mark S. Jonkman. Drum majors are Gavyn Frankenfield and Sarah Stahl. The field captain is Hailey Silfies.
Lunch menus for Northampton Area School District are available online at www.northampton.k12.pa.us/lunch_menus.cfm.
This URL will bring up a calendar with menus for the high school. To see menus for another school, simply choose from the drop down menu.
Due to a teacher in-service day tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 26, students will be dismissed early.
Dismissal times are 10:35 a.m. for secondary students and noon for elementary and Washington's Crossing.
No lunches will be served.
Reminder: Washington's Crossing will hold parent-teacher conferences Thursday, Oct. 25.
Parents are asked to keep their scheduled meet times. Communication between parents and teachers is vital to your child's education success.
Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will be having its 27th annual Holiday Marketplace Fine Art and Craft show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 3 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 4 at Swain School, Salisbury Township.
The show will feature more than 40 local artisans associated with the LVPGC along with selected others, each offering handmade high quality art and fine crafts made within the greater Lehigh Valley area.
Artisans will be on hand to discuss their work as they offer jewelry, pottery, woodcraft, photography and a variety of art for sale.
Members of the Northampton Area High School Big "N" Marching Band and colorguard perform Saturday during their annual Festival of Bands. The annual event brings together bands from area high schools who perform in competition. The Big "N" Band performed its 2012 field show, "Chronometry" in exhibition. The band is under the direction of James Sansone. The drum major is Dana Rozakis and the assistant drum major is LeAnne Makowe.
CCHS students are celebrating senior week through Oct. 26. All upperclassmen will participate in multiple activities throughout the week including costume day, movie night and a scavenger hunt throughout the school.
Seniors also get a chance to participate in the senior olympics, a competitive event that includes relay races and many other exciting challenges.
The CCHS Booster Club will host its Viking Christmas sale 2-4 p.m. Nov. 11 in Rockne Hall.
The Moore Elementary School is currently organizing a Veterans Day event for Friday, Nov. 9.
The school is looking for Veterans or current military personnel to talk with their students or do presentations on this day.
PTA: The school district PTA Council meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the high school. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Editor's note: Lunch menus for Northampton Area School District are available online. Starting next week, menus will no longer appear in The Press.
To find the menus, go to www.northampton.k12.pa.us/lunch_menus.cfm. Choose options from the dropdown menus for the month, year and school which you want to see.
Elementary school parent visitations will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 16 and 17.
Younger siblings should not attend. Be sure to check-in at the office.
Parent information seminar: Dr. Matthew Martinez will present a lecture entitled "Sudden Cardiac Arrest" Wednesday, Oct. 17, starting at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
At 6:40 p.m. Dr. Kevin Waninger will present a class on concussions and at 7:20 p.m. Dr. Steven Kachmar will present a class entitled "Bullying and Your Child."