Jan. 17 is the last day for seniors to submit their senior photos, baby photos and family messages to the Salisbury High School 2020 yearbook. No submissions will be accepted after this date.
Mr. Hahn and the Student Government Advisory are creating a “Wall of Acceptance.” Seniors who receive an acceptance letter from a post secondary institution, the military or a job position can bring in their letter. The letter will then be copied, laminated and displayed in the main hallway.
Although the elf on the shelf was unable to visit Salisbury High School this year, SGA and GIVE members were still spreading holiday cheer.
Each morning, GIVE sent students a riddle. The first 10 students to respond with the correct answer received a holiday prize.
Also, SGA organized a holiday spirit week. On Dec. 18, students wore candy cane themed clothing. On Dec. 19, students wore their holiday pajamas and on Dec. 20, students participated in the annual ugly sweater contest, which included two categories; DIY and As Is.
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.