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.
The Salisbury chapter of the National Honor Society held an induction ceremony April 4 at Salisbury High School.
Opening remarks were given by co-advisors Paul Koba and Megan Basile.
Remarks were also made by Salisbury High School Principal Heather Morningstar and Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Lynn Fuini-Hetten.
NHS officers are President Peyton Stauffer, Vice President Rylee Donaldson, Secretary Madison Jewell and Treasurer Kaitlyn Rutt.
Q. What do you see as your greatest accomplishment since taking office in 2016?
On Jan. 4, 2016, Joseph N. Hanna took the oath of office as Lehigh County Sheriff, following Sheriff Ronald Rossi who had held the office for 24 years and chose not to run for a seventh term.
Hanna, of Lower Macungie Township, was elected to a 4-year term and immediately surrounded himself with an experienced team of professionals committed to serving the residents and visitors to Lehigh County.
Salisbury Township Recreation Director Genny Baillie updated the recreation advisory committee on the Lindberg Park Master Plan progress at the March 19 meeting held at the township municipal building.
Baillie said meetings have been held during the last two weeks with the architect, Alloy5, to answer questions about the pavilion, bathrooms and locking systems.
Baillie said the consultant is expected to request bids for the week after Easter which will include the pavilion, restrooms, playground and pickle ball court.
The construction would be started in May or June.
The March 26 curriculum and technology committee meeting was held at Western Salisbury Elementary School and board members were given a presentation on the Leader in Me program’s engagement with families.
WSE Principal Dr. Grace Hartman said the school’s widely important goal for this school year was to increase family involvement in the Leader in Me program.
Hartman said she invited parents to attend the Leader in Me training, the Lighthouse team trained parents at the February PTA meeting and she encouraged families to create a mission goal statement.
Salisbury High School Theatre will present the musical comedy, “Once Upon A Mattress” 7 p.m. March 15, 16 and 17 and 3 p.m. March 18.
This musical will be familiar to those who know the story of “The Princess and The Pea;” however, in this show there is a spin which provides for some side-splitting shenanigans for an audience of all ages.
The book, by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer, provides a few twists to the familiar fairy tale which will keep the audience in laughter. Music is by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshall Barer.