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School picture days scheduled Sept. 13 and 14

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB Special to The Press in Columns

The first weeks of school have arrived and they are pretty busy. Get ready to fill out all that back-to-school paperwork.

I’ll start with the good news: All Salisbury Township schools are closed Sept. 2 and 5 to observe Labor Day.

Salisbury Middle School will host the first open house in the district 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 8 followed by picture day Sept. 13.

Next is Western Salisbury Elementary School with open house for grades kindergarten, first and second 7 p.m. Sept. 13 and picture day Sept. 14.

Salisbury High School also has picture day Sept. 14. Last year the picture day changed for one of the schools, so it is always a good idea to visit the school website to get up-to-date information.

Are you a fan of the Wawa Shortie? If so, find a Salisbury cheerleader or contact Coach Paula at pdouris@salisburysd.org to purchase a coupon for one Shortie. The cheerleaders are selling the coupons until Sept. 9. Grab yours today!

An operations committee meeting is scheduled 7 p.m. Sept. 7 in the administration building.

A school board meeting is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the administration building.

Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church will be hold a community breakfast 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 10. There will be a back-to-school theme. A donation is suggested. All proceeds benefit the 275th Anniversary Celebration.

Also Sept. 10, Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church will host a concert by “The Wandering Singers” 7:30 p.m. Come listen to this beautiful chorus led by Peter Deshler.

The Devonshire drop-off center is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 3 and 6. The days of operation are the first and third Tuesday and Saturday of the month.

Can you believe it has been 15 years since 9/11? I read somewhere this year’s freshman high school class will be the first one in which students were not even born before Sept. 11, 2001. Then I realized my youngest is a freshman this year and I had just found out I was pregnant with him five days before 9/11.

After watching the horrific events on television that day, I remember wondering, “What kind of world am I bringing this baby into?” I also remember how in the weeks following, American flags were flying from every porch and flagpole to show unity and pride in our country.

If you have an American flag, I encourage you to fly it high Sept. 11.

“Everyone responds to kindness.” Richard Gere