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Professional development plans discussed

Thursday, October 6, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Ross Cooper, supervisor of instructional practice for the Salisbury Township School District, provided a professional development update to the curriculum and technology committee Sept. 26.

Cooper started with a review of the summer academy which included 37 sessions including book studies, technology, writing, curricular and non-curricular. The sessions were well attended.

Seat belt and car seat check conducted as part of grant

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania State Police and Salisbury police are encouraging motorists to properly restrain children in vehicles and educate themselves on the updated child passenger safety law as the agencies marked National Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 18 through Sept. 24. Additionally Sept. 24 was designated “National Seat Check Saturday.”

Members vote on dogs and bikes and Lindberg Park

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

At the Sept. 19 recreation advisory committee meeting, members met to discuss allowing dogs and bikes on the trail at Lindberg Park.

“We are seeing scary moments happen,” Chair Mark Wilson said. “I’m worried if we don’t do something about it, someone is going to get hurt.”

Committee member Frank McCullough said mothers are complaining and saying it is hard to walk the trail with bikes racing by.

Wilson said with an 8 foot wide trail, you can’t have youth on bikes. “It is not safe.”

McCullough said just recently he saw two people racing on bikes on the trail.

Motorcyclists welcome students to Salisbury High School

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Over 100 motorcyclists escorted Grand Marshal Sean Maehrer to Salisbury High School Aug. 30 and stayed to greet and welcome all high school students on the first official day of school.

Salisbury residents Brian and Nancy Smith, as well as the Lehigh Valley Community Benefit group coordinated the event. Administrators of SHS and members of the Salisbury Township Police Department prepared places for the motorcyclists to park to welcome the students to school.

The group met at 6:15 a.m. behind Ross at the South Mall and left for the high school around 6:45 a.m.

District employees head back to school for orientation

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Salisbury Township School District held an orientation Aug. 24 for all new and returning staff at Salisbury High School as well as school board members.

Similar to a red carpet event in Hollywood, employees had their photo taken in front of a Salisbury backdrop by the paparazzi seen later when the group convened for opening remarks.

Employees then attended a session of their choosing in support of personalized learning and the seventh habit of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” - “sharpening the saw.”

‘Disney Classics’ come to life at Waldheim Park

Thursday, August 25, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Allentown Band filled Waldheim Park in Salisbury Township with sounds of “Disney Classics” Aug. 9.

Selections included songs from “Snow White,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mary Poppins,” “Frozen,” “Aladdin” and “Lion King.”

Soprano Emily Emick, of Whitehall, was the featured guest soloist who sang songs from “Mary Poppins.”

The event also included a hymn sing and an offering to help defray the cost of the concert.

Welcome to new teachers, new PTO, PTA reps

Thursday, August 25, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Members of the Salisbury Township School District Board of Directors welcomed new teachers at the Aug. 17 board meeting.

The new teaching staff for the 2016-2017 school year includes Brenda Cherry, Spanish teacher, Salisbury High School; Freya de Conde, long-term substitute teacher for English, SHS; Vicky Evener, transitional learning support teacher, SHS; Amanda Holschwander, special education teacher, Salisbury Middle School; Sara Kimble, reading specialist teacher, Harry S Truman Elementary School and Stani Schiavone, mathematics teacher, SHS.

Summer projects wrap up in the district

Thursday, August 18, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Director of Maintenance, Building and Grounds William Brackett updated board members on summer projects at the Aug. 8 operations committee meeting of the Salisbury Township School District.

At the Salisbury Middle School, the grease traps were completed and the face lift for the family consumer science room was completed Aug. 12. The sinks were cleaned and reused. Brackett said he made the decision to add granite to the walls as a backsplash for an additional $2,500. In addition, he plans to add a new vinyl floor at a cost of $2,500 including labor.