On Nov. 9, Scouts from both Cub Scout Pack 5 and Boy Scout Troop 5 gathered for the annual Scouting for Food collection drive.
The previous Saturday, the Scouts had distributed flyers to residents near St. Timothy’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. These flyers asked community members to donate non-perishable items to support community food pantries.
Scouts returned to the same community Nov. 9 to collect any items residents left on their doorsteps in support of the Scouting for Food collection effort.
Visit Barnes and Noble between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 14 to do some holiday shopping and support the Salisbury High School Literary Club.
The SHS Literary Club for Readers and Writers helps with events such as Cops ‘n’ Kids, competes in Reading Olympics and publishes Euphoria (SHS’s Literary Magazine), among many other activities. On Dec. 14, members of the club will read children’s books, help at the craft table and wrap gifts free of charge. By simply mentioning SHS at the checkout counters (including in the cafe), part of your purchase will be donated to the club.
This past week was Red Ribbon Week.
STARS (Students Taking Active Roles) held many activities throughout the week to promote the idea that students should stay away from drugs.
In the spirit of giving, a healthy competition has begun at Salisbury High School. The school counseling office and student government advisory are hosting the annual food drive to support the Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank, but this year there is a twist.
In the main lobby, there are five donation bins, one for each grade and the staff. Each grade is represented by a faculty member; ninth grade is being represented by Mr. Hahn, 10th grade by Mr. Snyder, 11th grade by Mr. Koba, 12th grade by Mr. Barna and the faculty by Mr. Muschlitz.
Salisbury High School seniors interested in taking a college course during the 2020 spring semester can apply for the Desales University High School Scholars Program or the Moravian College Dean’s Scholars Program. The deadline for submitting your name to the guidance office is Oct. 30 for Moravian and noon Nov. 1 for Desales. No names will be accepted after these deadlines. See your guidance counselor for more information.
Students, families, veterans and community members are welcome to attend a veterans day program at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown, Nov. 11.
The event includes patriotic music by the Salisbury band and chorus 4:30 to 5 p.m. A complimentary dinner will be provided 5 to 6 p.m. Special presentations will be provided by veterans from World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War, Persian Gulf and the War on Terror.
Students at Salisbury High School are busy preparing for Homecoming.
Each grade has been spending the past few weeks creating decorations and choreographing man dances for the annual Homecoming pep rally. Students also learned the Salisbury High School Alma Mater, which will be sung by the student section after Friday night’s game.
To show their school spirit throughout the week, SHS students and faculty have been dressing up based on daily themes including pajama day, twin day, USA day, Hawaiian day and Blue and White day.
Bishop the Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Zeiser visits Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury
Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury celebrated its 260th anniversary recently. In order to celebrate this occasion, the church welcomed Bishop the Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Zeiser, to preach.
Zeiser was ordained in 1979 and became bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod in 2008. When visiting smaller congregations, like the Jerusalem Church of Eastern Salisbury, Zeiser explained he has the same goals for these churches as he does for all churches.
Salisbury Township School District is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. Students and community members are encouraged to participate by posting photos on social media according to the daily hashtags. Everytime you post, include the #STSDHHM and the daily hashtag. Today’s hashtag is #Tengo (I have).
On June 1, the Jerusalem Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury held an event to commemorate the veterans and military personnel within the community. This is the second time the church has held this event. Throughout the afternoon, visitors had the opportunity to hear the stories and learn about the service of local military members. The event provided a time for community members to enjoy food and fellowship and show their appreciation of what these veterans have sacrificed.