Voluntary fall athletic workouts began at Salisbury High School and Salisbury Middle School June 29. For the first two weeks, the workouts are only open to SHS students in grades nine through 12. For a complete listing of what sports are working out and where, along with coaching information, please visit the school website under LIVE FEED.
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June 3 is the big day –the day the school board votes whether to close Western Salisbury Elementary School and have all the township students attend Harry S Truman Elementary School or keep WSE open and let there be two community elementary schools.
There is a document on the school website to answer questions about the proposed reconfiguration. Log onto www.salisburysd.org/news for the grade reconfiguration Q&A.
A few weeks ago, Salisbury High School Principal Heather Morningstar and the Class of 2020 advisors, English teacher Kelly Butterbaugh and science teacher Susan Wilson got together to discuss ways to let the senior class know that even though they are not walking the halls of SHS, their teachers and principals are still thinking of them.
As they brainstormed ideas on how to celebrate this class while being socially distant, they decided on the idea of putting a yard sign on the lawn of every senior in the Class of 2020, congratulating them on a job well done.
There is new information for the Salisbury High School Class of 2020.
First, caps and gowns are on the way! If they are delivered next week, the student will be emailed a pickup date. If they are delivered during the last week in May, seniors will pick up their cap and gown when they drop off their laptop.
Have you heard of the Adopt a Salisbury Senior program? This initiative is going on in communities all over the Lehigh Valley to support the graduating seniors who are missing out on finishing their senior year with friends, canceled sports seasons, prom and much, much more.
Looking for something to keep your brain from turning to mush while you are stuck at home?
The Penn State Extension is offering 55 free courses until April 30. They range from beekeeping, plant health, pruning trees to dining with diabetes, totally veggies and nutrition 101. I just Googled “Penn State Extension free courses” and it popped right up. Some of them are 30 minutes long, some are 4 hours. They are all different. You need to register before April 30 and then you have 60 days to complete the course. I will definitely be doing this. WE ARE!
How is everyone doing out there? Stir crazy yet? My sister who lives alone is struggling. I told her by the end of all this we might turn into Jack Nickolson in “The Shining.” She said “I hope not!”
But I can understand how this is hard on her. I have four other people to talk to in my house; she does not. So if you know people or relatives who are alone through this, reach out and give them a call or video chat with them.
If I was alone during this pandemic, I think I would be having full-on conversations with my cats other than the normal “How is my pretty girl?”
How is everyone doing? Staying socially distant? I don’t know about you, but I am ready for this chaos to be over.
I moved my college senior out of his apartment March 21 and it was so depressing to think that a time that should be fun and exciting is now mundane and boring as he finishes his classes online. His graduation is postponed, hopefully to be rescheduled later this spring or summer. I haven’t given up hope for that.
If you have the privilege of meeting the nicest and friendliest group of women who call themselves The Devonshire Knitters, consider yourself lucky.
They are all residents of the Devonshire Park Apartments in Salisbury Township and meet 2 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday to knit or crochet together. The group varies from week to week, but when a reporter from The Press recently met with them, the group around the card tables – Gini Kroll, Sandy Sewell, Jane Brankner, Lovey Sincavage, Sherry Erb and Judy Balliet continued to knit during the interview, their fingers never stopping.