In June, Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles received an email from The White House, inviting him to participate in a “White House 21st Century Policing Briefing.”
The White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs coordinated the event.
Members of the Parkland Garden Club opened their gardens to visitors recently to showcase a variety of perennial and annual gardens, backyard spaces, ponds, pools, rock formations, birdhouses, waterfalls and more.
Ten gardens were on the annual “Hidden Garden Treasures” tour; all proceeds help the club fund the educational scholarship program for deserving high school seniors as well as other community activities and outreach programs.
Close to 80 golfers attended the 2016 Salisbury Falcon Football Golf Classic at Wedgewood Golf Course July 16 to support the football program. Golfers had the opportunity to win a hold-in-one grand prize of an $8,000 Caribbean cruise as well as additional prizes.
Salisbury High School varsity football coach Andy Cerco thanked all golfers for supporting the program.
The Salisbury High School Theatre Department provided a night of show tunes recently for the annual Broadway Night in the school auditorium.
Student directors Abigail Garrigan, Carolyn Boulay and Aine Shay coordinated the talent and songs for the event.
Matthew Fainor served as the emcee for the evening, introducing acts, telling jokes and singing a song for the audience.
Eight elaborate gardens were featured in the Allentown Garden Club “Garden Tour 2016” June 25.
The tour began at the Fragrance Garden, 3000 Parkway Blvd., Allentown, adjacent to the Rose Garden. The Fragrance Garden is maintained by Allentown Garden Club members and includes a variety of herbs, perennials and shrubs.
Seven other gardens, many within walking distance from one another, were part of the tour and included a variety of plantings, flowers, rock fountains, rare rhododendron species, vegetables, fountains, fish ponds, mature trees and shrubs and greenhouses.
The Salisbury High School Class of 2016 held their annual Baccalaureate service at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown June 2.
The service was officiated by The Rev. Lori Esslinger, parent of a senior and pastor of Old Zionsville United Church of Christ.
Baccalaureate is organized by the students and the Salisbury Moms in Prayer group.
Pianist Sherry Deal provided music for the hymns and songs and First Presbyterian Church of Allentown provided the chapel for the service.
At a special board meeting June 22, the Salisbury Township School District Board of Directors unanimously approved the final 2016-2017 general fund operating budget of $36,097,038. Board member Samuel DeFrank was not present for the vote.
The board approved using $760,508 from the fund balance to balance the 2016-2017 budget requiring a 2 percent increase to the taxpayer.
“It is important to note the board approved the budget below the Act 1 index,” Business Administrator Robert Bruchak said. “The Act 1 index is 2.4 percent and Salisbury’s approved increase is 2 percent.”
Salisbury Township School District Superintendent Dr. Randy M. Ziegenfuss welcomed graduates, families, friends, staff and administrators to the 52nd commencement of the Salisbury High School Class of 2016.
Ziegenfuss noted how accomplished the Class of 2016 is in his opening remarks.
Students and teachers attended the May 23 curriculum and technology meeting to demonstrate how project-based learning is being used in the schools.
Fourth grade Western Salisbury Elementary School teacher Patti Anderson explained the makerspace area created at the school for students to create their own project on electric circuitry.
Salisbury High School teacher Laura DosSantos is incorporating more gaming into the biology and Spanish classrooms which was demonstrated at the meeting.
Some students at Salisbury Middle School wanted to spread kindness and approached the school about creating a club to do just that.
The Kindness Club was created and members meet for one hour every Wednesday during ninth period. Their advisor is English teacher Beth Prokesch.
“There are seven students who chose this activity,” Prokesch said. “The goal is to spread kindness in the building.”