Salisbury Press

Monday, December 9, 2019


Friday, November 22, 2019 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Early dismissals planned at school this week

The week before Thanksgiving means early dismissals. Each school schedule is different, so please read carefully.

Salisbury High School dismisses 12:15 p.m. Nov. 27 only.

Salisbury Middle School dismisses 12:15 p.m. Nov. 22, 25, 26 and 27.

Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School dismiss 1 p.m. Nov. 21, 22, 25, 26 and 27.

All township schools are closed Nov. 28, 29 and Dec. 2 for the Thanksgiving holiday.


Friday, October 25, 2019 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Get ready for elementary school Halloween parades Oct. 25

Do you remember walking around your school in your Halloween costume for the parent parade? I do, and I remember thinking it was kind of like a practice for trick or treating. Could I see through my plastic mask? Was my plastic pumpkin large enough to hold all the candy I would be getting? Well, that day for the current Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School students is almost here. Friends and family may gather in the grass around the front of the buildings and the parade begins 2 p.m. Oct. 25.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

WSE PTA to host Scholastic book fair Oct. 15-18

Western Salisbury Elementary School PTA will host a Scholastic book fair Oct. 15-18. During the week, students will have a chance to visit the fair and make purchases with their classroom. Parents are invited to the book bingo 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18. Food and beverages will be available to purchase.

Salisbury schools are closed Oct. 14 for a teacher professional development day.

There is an early dismissal Oct. 18. Salisbury High School and Salisbury Middle School dismiss 12:15 p.m. while Harry S Truman Elementary School and WSE dismiss 1 p.m.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Local News

Seminar provides ‘The Truth about Vaping’

Salisbury Township School District, in conjunction with St. Luke’s University Health Network presented a seminar Sept. 26 at Salisbury High School entitled “The Truth About Vaping.” The speaker was Dr. Doug Corwin, a pulmonary and critical care physician at St. Luke’s University Health Network.

His talk centered on three areas: how vaping is marketed to the younger generation, what the medical profession has labeled VALI (Vaping Associated Lung Injury) and how vaping is basically the same as smoking.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Salisbury HS arms parents and guardians with knowledge on vaping, heroin and opioids in upcoming events

Calling all Salisbury Falcon alumni — Homecoming is just around the corner! Are you coming to the parade and the game?

I am not a Salisbury alum, but I married one and have a friend who lives on the parade route, so I am looking forward to attending my first Salisbury Homecoming Parade. The parade starts 5:15 p.m. Oct. 4 at the administration building, winds through town and ends at Salisbury High School. After that, stick around for the football game against Northern Lehigh and cheer on the team. Go Falcons!


Thursday, August 29, 2019 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

All township schools closed Aug. 30 and Sept. 2

It’s a great day to be a Falcon!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year.

Just a reminder; all township schools will be closed Aug. 30 and Sept. 2 for the Labor Day holiday.

To start the year Salisbury Middle School will have an open house night 6:45-8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 and picture day Sept. 9.

Western Salisbury Elementary School will have picture day Sept. 10.

There is an operations committee meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the administration building.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Informational recycling meeting for residents Aug. 21

The Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council will host an informational evening for the community, “Residential Recycling and How to Do It The Right Way” 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Salisbury Township municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave., Allentown. The presentation will include how impact of contamination affects recycling and what residential recycling materials are accepted for curbside pickup.

Can you believe that the first day of school is fast approaching?


Thursday, August 1, 2019 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Local News

Recreation Advisory Committee discusses popularity of pickleball courts

The Salisbury Recreation Advisory Committee met July 15 and discussed the Community Day event activities.

The committee held the event 5-8 p.m. July 16 at Salisbury Middle School.

The discussion centered on wrapping up the last minute details.

Salisbury Township Commissioner Debra Brinton was in attendance and discussed what she had been doing to prepare for the event.

Recreation Director Genny Baillie noted nine out of the 18 playground program counselors would be working at the event.


Thursday, August 1, 2019 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

New family welcome event at Western Salisbury Elementary School Aug. 15

Western Salisbury Elementary School will host a new family welcome 9:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 15. Any family new to the building, whether the student is in kindergarten or first through fifth grade, is welcome to come and meet some staff, tour the building and find out how things work at WSE. Come on down!

The Salisbury Township School District website is currently under construction. The basics are there, but some items are still missing. It really looks different. When it is finished, I will be taking some time to explore so I know where everything is located.