This year’s blood drive is Jan. 30. Faculty and students who are 16 years of age or older are eligible to participate. All blood donations will be coordinated by the Miller Keystone Blood Center. Registration will occur during that week.
Support the junior class by buying a Dan Schantz Flower Card. Once a month, community members who buy the card will be able to visit Dan Schantz to collect their monthly item. Items include flowers and gourds depending on the month. There is a cost for the cards so talk to a member of the junior class for information or to purchase a card.
This past week, Salisbury students enjoyed a break from school. During this time, students were able to not only catch up on some much needed sleep, but they were also able to attend both the boys and girls basketball games. If you missed the games, you may still be able to view them on RCN Channel 68.
On Dec. 16 members of the Key Club at Salisbury High School hosted a holiday party for children from both Harry S Truman and Western Salisbury elementary schools.
The party featured activities for the children to participate in while their family shopped for holiday gifts. These activities included playing games in the gym and creating Christmas tree, Santa Claus and reindeer crafts.
With the holidays fast approaching, students are preparing for the final days of school before winter break.
The blood drive, which was postponed due to the two-hour delay Dec. 14, is tentatively moved to Dec. 21. Anyone who is 16 or older with parental permission may have the opportunity to donate.
Both Salisbury High School Student Government Association and Key Club are collecting items in the spirit of giving.
On Nov. 11, in 25 degree weather, members of both Pack and Troop 5 and their families set out to collect Scouting For Food donations from local community members.
The previous week the Scouts placed door hangers on homes in the hopes of collecting food for the Everlasting Life Ministries located at the New Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church in Allentown. On Nov. 11, while driving out through the community, Scouts looked at doorsteps in the hopes of finding bags full of nonperishable items to donate to the church.
Salisbury High School’s Student Government Advisory held a food drive for the holidays and were successful in donating over 1000 items to the Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank.
SGA will hold a blood drive Dec. 14. If you are 16 years or older and either a student or staff member at the high school, come donate blood. There will be a raffle for those who donate for a pair of Phantoms tickets and two Phantoms shirts.
Moravian College will host an immediate decision day 10:30 a.m. Nov. 29. Interested juniors and seniors must obtain a pass from the school counseling office at least one day prior to the college visit.
A number of summer enrichment opportunities are available. More information can be found on the school website under guidance. The application deadline for all programs is Feb. 15, 2018, but students are encouraged to apply early.
Finally, SalisburyHigh School will hold its annual winter concert 7 p.m. Nov. 30. Come support the SHS chorus and band.
Salisbury Township School District and Salisbury Township are partnering to host the third annual community breakfast for Salisbury Township residents, employees and school district alumni 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown.
The free breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juices. Please RSVP at https://www.salisburysd.org/breakfast. If you don’t have Internet access, call 610-797-2062, ext. 1000.
Last week was Homecoming. Seniors won the decoration contest at this year’s pep rally with the theme of Dr Seuss’s “Oh the Places You’ll Go.” Juniors won both the spirit contest and the man dance competition. Congratulations to the juniors and seniors.
Oct. 13 was the football game where the Falcons competed against the Northern Lehigh Bulldogs. Congratulations to the Falcons, who won the game. Finally to end the Homecoming season, students were able to show off their dance moves at this year’s Homecoming dance held Oct. 14.
With the beginning of October, students have caught Homecoming fever.
Students are preparing for the day’s events in different ways. Choreographers and dancers have been practicing to produce a “man dance.” Artists are putting the finishing touches on their Homecoming decorations. As a reminder, the Homecoming game is Oct. 13 and the dance is Oct. 14.