Salisbury Press

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

SALISBURY HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ opens March 9

Who doesn’t love a great musical comedy with their favorite characters of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Sally and Schroeder?

Salisbury High School Theatre plans to entertain audiences with “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” 7 p.m. March 9, 10 and 11. A special afternoon show will be given 3 p.m. March 12.

All performances will be at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown,

The play, music and lyrics were written by Clark Gesner based on cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters.

SALISBURY HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ opens March 9

Who doesn’t love a great musical comedy with their favorite characters of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Sally and Schroeder?

Salisbury High School Theatre plans to entertain audiences with “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” 7 p.m. March 9, 10 and 11. A special afternoon show will be given 3 p.m. March 12.

All performances will be at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown,

The play, music and lyrics were written by Clark Gesner based on cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters.

Glenn Eckhart announces bid for L. C. Executive

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart has announced his intent to seek the Republican nomination for Lehigh County Executive.

He made his special announcement at Big Woodys, in Allentown, Feb. 27.

Eckhart has been a school board member, a township commissioner, a county commissioner and is currently the Lehigh County controller.

“Now I want to be your county executive,” Eckhart said. Eckhart has been serving the community for nearly 20 years.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Elementary students collect books for those in need

Students at Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School are, for the second year, participating in “The Cops ‘n’ Kids Children’s Literacy Program,” a national initiative founded by Julia Burney Witherspoon, a police officer from Racine, Wis.

Students and families bring in books which will be donated to students in need.

In 2003, the program was formally adopted by Quota International of Bethlehem, establishing the Quota International of Bethlehem Charitable Trust Cops ‘n’ Kids Children’s Literacy Program.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Board members film television spot

Salisbury Township School District board members had their 15 minutes of fame Feb. 22 at the curriculum and technology committee meeting at Salisbury High School.

That is where board members Frank Frankenfield, Audrey Frick, George Gatanis, Carol Klinger, Susan Lea and Mary Ziegler filmed a spot for the high school television station for which programming can be seen on RCN - Channel 68.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Salisbury Education Foundation talks mini-grants

Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Lynn Fuini-Hetten made a presentation to the curriculum and technology committee of the Salisbury Township School District on the Salisbury Education Foundation and the mini-grants it provided to teachers and students for the 2016-2017 school year Feb. 22.

The goal was to provide up to $500 per building and provide two $150 scholarships to graduating students.

Preliminary budget approved

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Salisbury Township School District board members approved the 2017-2018 preliminary budget at the Feb. 8 meeting.

The budget reflects expenditures in the amount of $37,551,951 which would require a real estate tax levy of 19.2714 mills. The administration was directed to apply for all referendum exceptions for which the district may qualify and to begin to look for ways to cut expenditures to lessen a tax increase for residents.

Students from all four schools provided an update to the board of past and upcoming activities.

Lehigh County Band performs at Salisbury High School

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in School

Members of the 2017 Lehigh County Band performed a concert at Salisbury High School Feb. 4.

The concert was presented by the Lehigh County Bandmasters Association.

There are 11 schools in the Lehigh County Band: Allentown Central Catholic High School, Catasauqua High School, Louis E. Dieruff High School, Emmaus High School, Northern Lehigh High School, Northwestern Lehigh High School, Parkland High School, Salisbury High School, Southern Lehigh High School, Whitehall High School and William Allen High School.

Area school districts hold news conference regarding property tax elimination

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Representatives from Salisbury, Panther Valley, Parkland, Bethlehem and Nazareth Area school districts, along with circuit riders for the Pennsylvania Campaign for Fair Education Funding met Feb. 1 at the Salisbury Township Administration Building to talk about the impact of Senate Bill 76 on school districts.

The goal of Senate Bill 76, according to state Sen. David G. Argall, R-29th, is to eliminate all school property taxes across the commonwealth and replace those taxes with a combination of funding from personal income tax and sales and use tax.