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WESTERN SALISBURY Enjoy the theater this summer

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

I would like to tell you about something I used to do with my boys in the summer.

When they were little, to get them out of the house and expose them to something other than a TV or Game Boy, I would take them to local summer theatre. Muhlenberg College and DeSales University have wonderful shows. After the performance, the kids can stay and talk to the actors, get autographs and their picture taken. For the same price as a movie ticket, you get live action, colorful sets and beautiful costumes. You can't beat it.

WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN Summer library open June 23

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

No more pencils, no more books……Woo Hoo, summer is here.

Summer library hours for the district will all be held at Salisbury High School this year. Books from the elementary and middle schools will be transported to the high school to be signed out by students. The librarians from the different buildings will take turns overseeing checkouts.

The first library day will be 9 to 11 a.m. June 23 hosted by Jane Brennan.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Congratulations graduates

Commencement for the Salisbury High School Class of 2015 will be held 6 p.m. June 3 at Allentown Symphony Hall. Admission is by ticket only.

Due to all those glorious snow days we had in January, June 8 through 11 will be snow makeup days for Salisbury Township School District schools. School will dismiss at regular time June 8 and 9.

The high school and middle school will dismiss 12:15 p.m. June 10 and 10:30 a.m. June 11. Both elementary schools will dismiss 1 p.m. June 10 and 11:15 a.m. June 11. Happy summer.

WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN Meet the administrators May 15 and 18

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Our new school administrators are hosting Coffee and Conversation 10 to 11 a.m. May 15 and 6 to 7 p.m. May 18 at the district administration building. If you would like to meet and greet Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss, superintendent and Lynn Fuini-Hetten, assistant supertindent, RSVP by May 13 to Mary Bishop at

Western Salisbury Elementary is having a Color-a-Thon May 16. Registration starts 8:30 a.m.; the run starts 9:30 a.m. The course will be a total of three kilometers which will run between the elementary school and Salisbury Middle School property.

WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN Keystone exams begin May 13

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Now that the PSSA tests are finally over, the high school will start the Keystone exams.

Not every student takes each test, so make sure you know if and when your student needs to report to school. The algebra exam is May 13 and 14. Biology is May 18 and 19. Literature is May 20 and 21. If your student is taking the exam, they need to be at school at the regular start time. If they are not taking the exam, they need to be at school two and a half hours late May 13 and two hours late May 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21. Buses will run for both times. Good luck everyone.

WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN Curbside branch collection begins April 20

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Curbside branch collection for residents of Salisbury Township will begin April 20 and continue through April 24.

The township requires the branches be placed on the curb after 6 p.m. Sunday. Branches should be no larger than five feet long and five inches in diameter and they should be bundled and tied with twine. Residents may put small twigs in an open container without a lid.

The 10th annual Race for Adam is coming up fast. The race begins 10 a.m. May 2 in the Lehigh Parkway. The registration deadline to be guaranteed a T-shirt is April 20.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

PSSA testing starts April 14

Spring is finally here. Yay! So are the PSSAs. Yay!

I wish you could read the sarcasm in my voice when I wrote that last sentence. Ready or not, the tests are here.

Western Salisbury Elementary School third through fifth graders and Salisbury Middle School sixth through eighth graders will take the reading and writing portion of the test April 14 through 17.

WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN Annual Easter egg hunt March 28

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Salisbury Township will host its annual Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. March 28 at Lindberg Park.

Children must be between the ages of three and 10 and be accompanied by an adult. Parents are asked to submit a registration form to the township municipal building by March 25. The form can be found on the Salisbury Township website.

WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN PTA hosts purse bingo to benefit Western fifth grade picnic

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Western Salisbury Elementary PTA will host a purse bingo March 15 noon to 4 p.m. at Salisbury Middle School. There will be a Chinese auction basket raffle, a 50-50 raffle and food available for purchase. Snacks and water bottles will also be sold as a fundraiser for the fifth grade picnic. Tickets will be available at the door.

The prize purses will include Kate Spade, Vera Bradley, Coach and 31.

One more thing from the PTA. For those of you who ordered anything from the Gertrude Hawk fundraiser, the items can be picked up 3 to 5 p.m. March 18 in the WSE gym.