SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT Hurricane Sandy affects school calendar
With students missing four days thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the school calendar has been revised to make-up the days. Superintendent Michael Q. Roth said at the regular school board meeting Nov. 14 he did not forsee the Pennsylvania Department of Education excusing the days; therefore, the changes to the calendar.
Feb. 15, 2013 has been changed from a day off for students and staff to a Professional Development Day.
March 27, 2013 has been changed from a Professional Development Day to a student day. Students will report to school that day.
May 3, 2013 has been changed from a Professional Development Day to a student day. Students will report to school that day.
Students will also need to report June 7, and 10, 2013.
Student representatives Ian Carey, Luke Chassard and Samantha Heiserman presented a report to the school board members at their regular meeting.
The debate team won their first match against Pennridge High School 6-2.
Students said the play presented by the drama group, "Little Shop of Horrors" was a great success.
Key Club members are selling holiday flowers including poinsettias, Christmas cactus and 20 inch Douglas fir wreaths with bow. The sale continues through Nov. 30 with delivery Dec. 5. For additional information or to place an order, call advisor Katie Rossetti at 610-797-4107, ext. 2132 or email email@example.com.
Key Club members will be visiting residents at Cedarbrook 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3, playing bingo and providing prizes. They are accepting donations of soaps, earrings, socks, ornaments, candles and stuffed animals.
The annual Key Club children's holiday party for kindergarten through fourth grade Western Salisbury and Harry S Truman elementary students will be held 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the high school. This event gives the parents an opportunity to finish shopping or take a break from the holiday madness while the students have fun.
The school is working with Operation Gratitude and collecting cell phones which will be recycled to raise funds for soldiers. Donated cell phones can be dropped off at the high school.
Salisbury has a new rifle coach and practices will begin shortly.
Roth was officially welcomed as the new superintendent to the district by President Russell Giordano.
Business Manager Robert P. Bruchak said other than power outages during Hurricane Sandy, there was no damage to any of the buildings in the district.
Joan Kneiss, chairperson of the children's department at the Allentown Public Library talked about the programs at the library.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 146 attended the meeting as part of the citizenship and community merit badge.
The high school wrestling team was approved for an extracurricular trip to Selingsgrove Dec. 28 and 29 for a wrestling tournament.
Salisbury Youth Association was approved to use the stadium at Salisbury High School or a wrestling tournament 6 a.m. to 5 pm. Nov. 25, 7 a.m to 3 p.m. Dec. 9 and 29, and 6 a.m. to 7 pm. Feb. 10, 2013.
Arts Academy Charter School will use the auditorium and music classroom at Harry S Truman Elementary School 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14 and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2013 for a concert.
In personnel news, Marietta Bartel has resigned as a part-time instructional assistant at Salisbury Middle School effective Nov. 6.
Roth's contract with Salisbury was approved for a 5-year term ending June 30, 2017.
Lisa Emrick was approved as a part-time nurse assistant at Harry S Truman and Western Salisbury elementary schools.
Mary Dolan was approved as a part-time cafeteria helper at SMS.
Laura Dos Santos was approved as the world language chairperson for the 2012-2013 school term.
SMS teacher Meghan Ott has been granted an extended FMLA leave until the end of the 2012-2013 school term.
WSE teacher Lynn Nester has been granted an FMLA leave for up to 60 days effective Jan. 9, 2013.
SMS teacher Allison Gerhart has been granted an FMLA leave for up to 60 days effective tentatively Dec. 10.
Salisbury High School teacher Richard Marsico has been extended a general leave of absence until the end of the 2012-2013 school term.
Louis Cinquino, of Bethlehem, was approved as a middle school assistant girls basketball coach and Erick Saltsman, of Allentown, was approved as chorus advisor for HST and WSE.
Michael Garrigan, of Allentown was approved as a volunteer assistant varsity girls basketball coach; Marc Eripret was approved as a volunteer assistant varsity girls basketball coach; Christopher Basile, of Macungie, was approved as a volunteer assistant middle school boys basketball coach; Pat Lane, of Bethlehem, was approved as a volunteer assistant varsity boys basketball coach and Alex Dapkewicz, of Macungie, was approved as a volunteer assistant swim coach.