There is nothing quite like the world waking up after its long winter’s nap – the touch of warmth from the sun, the air ringing with birdsong and color infusing the earth and sky again. The Lehigh Valley offers extensive and varied opportunities for accessing the outdoors. Here are a few in and around Salisbury for community members to enjoy.
On March 4, the Salisbury Township school board held its monthly operations committee meeting at Salisbury Middle School. The meeting was truncated to allow time for a special follow-up meeting to address the possible reconfiguration of elementary school students in the district and the potential closure of Western Salisbury Elementary School.
On March 4 at Salisbury Middle School, the Salisbury Township School District Board of Directors held a special meeting addressing the possible closure of Western Salisbury Elementary School to help the district rectify a deepening budget deficit.
With the closure of one of the district’s two elementary schools, students from the kindergarten through fourth grade classrooms at WSE would integrate into Harry S Truman Elementary School and fifth graders from both sides of the district would transition to Salisbury Middle School.
The cast and crew of the Salisbury High School production of “Into the Woods” were putting the finishing touches on the spring musical at their dress rehearsal March 8.
The show features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and follows several beloved fairy-tale characters as they make their way through the musical’s namesake dark and mysterious woods.
The show will be performed 7 p.m. March 12-14 and 3 p.m. March 15. Tickets are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 610-797-4107, ext. 2508. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
The Salisbury Township School District curriculum and technology committee held its monthly meeting Feb. 24 at Harry S Truman Elementary School. Students from Jennifer Judd’s class presented on mystery science.
On Feb. 19, the Salisbury Township School District held its regular monthly meeting at Salisbury Middle School in order to accommodate the public, who showed up en masse to have their voices heard in regard to a potential reconfiguration that would affect the district’s elementary and middle schools.
On Jan. 30, Salisbury Township School District hosted a community visioning session with two representatives from Fielding International educational architecture design firm.
Nathan Strenge, senior education consultant and Cierra Mantz, senior designer presented to those in attendance at the event, held in the Salisbury High School library.
On Feb. 5, the Salisbury Township School Board operations committee met to discuss several key topics, mainly in connection with the budget and fiscal results and status for 2019 and 2020 to date.
First, there was a presentation by Zach Williard from PFM Financial Management, based out of Harrisburg. He reviewed refinancing options with the committee on the bonds taken out by the district.
The technology and curriculum committee of the Salisbury Township School Board met at Salisbury High School Jan. 27.
The meeting opened with a presentation by Harry S Truman Elementary School students Giulianna Baab and Sophia Gunning, followed by Western Salisbury Elementary School students Audrey Nemitz and Braeden Olds. They presented cards and posters to the school board members in appreciation of their hard work. The posters will hang in area businesses in recognition of School Board Appreciation Month.
On Jan. 27, the Salisbury Township School Board Curriculum and Technology Committee held its monthly meeting in the Salisbury High School library. At this time, building leaders from each of the district schools presented on the results of standardized testing from the previous school year.
The first to present was Salisbury High School’s Assistant Principal, Brian Muschlitz.