Salisbury Press

Monday, November 18, 2019


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Algebra/Geometry Keystone exam remediation discussed

The Salisbury Township Curriculum and Technology committee meeting was held Oct. 28 where members heard a presentation by Director of Teaching and Learning Kelly Pauling, chair of the math department Angela Xander and Salisbury High School Assistant Principal Brian Muschlitz. The educators were there to present on the district’s underperformance by students in the Algebra/Geometry math series on the Keystone testing.


Friday, October 18, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Bus drivers honored for years of service

There was a large attendance for Oct. 9 Salisbury Township School District board meeting. Many parents were gathered to listen to the student reports.

At Harry S Truman Elementary School, the students will hold a Veterans Day celebration 1 p.m. Nov. 8. Veterans are welcomed to the school, where they will be honored and treated to a small snack and coffee.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Athletic event admission

Salisbury Athletic Director Monica Deeb and Salisbury High School Principal Heather Morningstar presented an idea aiming to increase attendance at sporting events at the Oct. 2 operations committee meeting.

Prior to the meeting, Morningstar told Deeb ticket prices at her alma mater were free for any member of the community, at any age, to attend athletic events. She thought this was a great idea and could be implemented at Salisbury. Deeb agreed.

The idea is to encourage as much attendance as possible in order to draw bigger crowds for the student athletes.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

New board members sought

At the Sept. 18 Salisbury Township School District Board of Directors meeting, it was announced board member Susan Lea has resigned from the position on the board as well as the Pennsylvania School Boards Association liaison effective Aug. 29.

Board President Frank Frankenfield thanked Lea for her three years on the board.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Operations committee discusses new stadium lights

A need or a want? That was the question ringing around the room during the Salisbury Township School Board operations committee meeting Sept. 4.

A decision for new stadium lights at the high school was on the table at the meeting. The budget has been tight in regard to facilities and decisions need to be made on projects that may have greater consequences if ignored or not budgeted for.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

New instructors introduced

The Salisbury Township School District School Board opened its first meeting of the school year Aug. 14 with the introduction of their new instructors. In attendance were Andrew Makhoul, sixth grade learning support; Andrew Heath, eighth grade learning support; John Leiderman, elementary music teacher; Lauren Bieber, kindergarten through second grade learning support and Nancy Thomas, a middle school health and physical education teacher.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Committee considers 2020 projects

Salisbury Township School District Director of Facilities, Safety and Security Bill Bracket began the operations committee meeting Aug. 7 by covering the projects the district has planned for next summer. This list of projects has varied for the past few months in price and scope of work.

From his report, here is how the projects break down.


Thursday, June 20, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Budget with tax increase approved for 2019-2020

The Salisbury Township School District board held its final meeting for the 2018-2019 school year June 12. The board’s next meeting will be held Aug. 14 for the start of the next school year. A July meeting will be scheduled if needed.

Salisbury Athletic Director Monica Deeb began by reading a very thoughtful retirement certification for Dr. Michele Jones, the school’s physician of 26 years.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Operations and technology committee recognizes debate team

Monica Deeb, Salisbury’s athletic director, accompanied by Salisbury’s Speech and Debate Coach Michael Barna began the June 3 operations and technology committee meeting with an announcement about the amazing work of the Salisbury High School Speech and Debate Team. The debate team was recognized for its best season ever.

Coached by Salisbury High School Social Studies Chair Barna, the team captured a 30-2 regular season record and an 8-0 playoff record. The team captured all three gold medals in the playoffs.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Updates provided on work-based learning

Special Education teacher Michael Vacaro began the May 20 curriculum and technology meeting with a presentation outlining the achievements and progress the work-based learning program has made during the school year. There are approximately 180 students in the program and the district partners with 165 local businesses throughout Lehigh and Carbon counties to help match students with appropriate employment.