At a recent school board meeting, the Salisbury Township School District set the calendar for the 2018-2019 school year.
School will begin for teachers only, no students, Aug. 21.
Orientation for students in kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades will be held Aug. 27.
The first day of school for all students is Aug. 28. School will be in session Aug. 28, 29 and 30 and closed Aug. 31 and Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday. School will resume Sept. 4.
On the last day of school, Harry S Truman Elementary School students attended an awards assembly which is always an exciting event. Students are surprised when their names are called to receive awards.
The following students received awards at the assembly:
Presidential Physical Fitness Awards
Fourth Grade: Giana Cerco
Fifth Grade: Nathan Staack
Keepers of the Light
Kindergarten: Madeline Moyer, Ethan Smalley, Lynsey Pierre, Renee Genovese, Logan Holland and Dylan Surendranauth
In a news release June 22, Governor Tom Wolf outlined the major components of the 2018-2019 budget that will build upon the critical investments made in education and workforce development and take a major step toward restoring the state’s fiscal health, including the first real transfer to the state’s rainy day fund in years.
The 54th commencement of the Salisbury High School Class of 2018 was held June 5 at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
The Salisbury High School Falcon Band, under the direction of Rachel A. Reinecke, played “Pomp and Circumstance” as 139 members of the Class of 2018 entered Symphony Hall to the cheers of family and friends.
Principal Heather Morningstar welcomed everyone to the commencement ceremony and introduced Superintendent Dr. Randy M. Ziegenfuss and Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Lynn A. Fuini-Hetten who provided opening remarks.
The Salisbury Township Recreation Advisory Committee met May 21 to discuss ongoing and upcoming activities.
Recreation Director Genny Baillie reported the dates of the summer playground program will be June 18 through July 27. Baillie waited to set the dates until she was certain when the last day of school would be.
Township children who are entering first grade through age 12 are eligible to participate. Program hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings.
Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent has joined CNN as a political commentator.
His first appearance as a CNN political commentator was on Erin Burnett OutFront May 21.
Dent emailed The Press May 22 stating he is not a CNN employee but his arrangement with CNN is exclusive.
He also stated he will continue to reside in Allentown.
The Salisbury Township School District board of directors met May 9 at Salisbury High School for its monthly meeting with several recognitions on the agenda.
SHS Assistant Principal Brian Muschlitz presented awards to three individuals who created posters “encouraging students to notify faculty and staff when they notice concerning or suspicious behavior, both in and outside of school,” according to the district website. This year’s theme was “Notice something? Tell someone. We’re here to help.”
Members of the curriculum and technology committee of the Salisbury Township School District School Board met April 23 at Salisbury Middle School for a presentation by the Digital Aces club.
Teacher David Beyer introduced Jake Zellin, Samantha Peffer and Trent Renelli who provided demonstrations on the various programs used at the middle school.
The Emmaus Rotary Club celebrated International Women’s Day by recognizing two women who exemplify the Rotary Club’s values of service above self.
Honored were Debra Ann Geiger and Jennifer Kunes Driscoll.
Alicia Ruiz-Orbin, committee co-chair for International Women’s Day, said the International Women’s Day Celebration Awards “aim to celebrate women’s achievements and increase visibility.” Members of her committee included David Dunn, Dee Eng and Rose Galeano-Phillips, committee co-chair.
Director of Special Education for the Salisbury Township School District Tracey Jacobi, presented the Special Education Plan Report for July 1 through June 30, 2021 at the March 26 curriculum and technology meeting.
Jacobi explained to board members this is a comprehensive plan which is revisited every three years – it is an action plan on what programs and services will be provided within the district and those utilized outside of the district.
Jacobi said the board will need to approve the plan before it is sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by May 1.