Salisbury Press

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HST clothing drive benefits students

Friday, June 3, 2016 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Happy June! We are in the home stretch of school, which is often bittersweet. Graduation is right around the corner. Good luck and best wishes to the class of 2016! May you succeed in whatever direction life takes you.

The last few weeks of school always seem to be filled with activities. This year is no exception.

The field day for Harry S Truman Elementary School kindergarten through second graders has been rescheduled....yes again! Hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate 1:30 to 3 p.m. June 1 so the students can have their outside activities.

Field day events at Harry S Truman Elementary are rescheduled

Thursday, May 19, 2016 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Due to the consistent rain we have had, many Salisbury Township events have been postponed, including annual field day activities at Harry S Truman Elementary School. The new field day for kindergarten through second grade students is May 18. Field day for students in third through fifth grades is scheduled May 25. Please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for outdoor activities on those days. The kids all look forward to the outdoor fun.

Celebrate ‘Falcon Proud Day’ May 4

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

The days of May are officially here and our township is bursting with activity.

“Falcon Proud Day” is May 4. Wear your falcon attire and show your school pride.

My husband, and biggest kid, would be upset if I did not mention May the Fourth is also Star Wars Day. Yes, I went there. Enjoy the day all you Star Wars fanatics!

Salisbury High School will host a presentation of the heroin and opioid prevention education program 6:30 p.m. May 4. As a community, let’s all come together to keep our families safe.

Golfers needed for annual tournament

Thursday, April 21, 2016 by SARAH TAKACS in Local News

April is halfway over, the PSSA’s are underway and the weather is finally feeling like spring.

The 17th Annual Frank Yelinko Memorial Fund Golf Tournament is looking for golfers. The tournament will be held May 17 at the Iron Lakes Country Club. There will be a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. There is fee per golfer. The fee includes golf, cart, gift, lunch, and prizes. For more information, contact Bob Sopko at 610-849-6827 or Don Kelly at 484-714-8045.

PSSA testing begins April 12

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

As we welcome April, the Salisbury Township schools are very busy with activities and field trips.

This past week I had the pleasure of going with the Harry S Truman Elementary School fourth grade class to Harrisburg. I must say, they were a well behaved group and represented the school well.

April also means the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests are upon us. All students in grades three through eight will take these assessment tests.

EASTERN SALISBURY COLUMN March 24 is a make-up day for Salisbury Twp. School District

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Spring is in the air! Well it has been off and on, but now it is finally official.

With the beginning of spring, comes all the hustle and bustle the warmer weather brings to our schools and township.

Please remember March 24 is a make-up day and Salisbury Township School District buildings are open.

Salisbury Middle School and Salisbury High School will dismiss 12:15 p.m. and Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School will dismiss 1 p.m. All district schools will be closed March 25 and 28.

Schools in session Feb. 12

Thursday, February 11, 2016 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

As pretty as all the snow was, I’m very happy the vast majority has melted. However, as a result of the snow the township schools have added several make-up days to the school calendar.

The first of these is Feb. 12. All Salisbury Township School District schools will now be open and in session on this day.

All schools in the district will be closed Feb. 15 in observation of the Presidents Day holiday.

Laptop distribution begins soon

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Where has the summer gone?

It is hard to believe Musikfest is here and the Allentown Fair is not too far behind. That can only mean one thing; if any parents are like me, we're getting's almost time for back to school.

Salisbury High School and Salisbury Middle School families received a back-to-school message regarding laptop distribution. Contact the schools if you did not get the message or you need to reschedule your pickup time.

The school district has been busy making renovations across the district at almost all the schools.

Eastern Salisbury

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Youth tennis and golf information meetings July 29

There will be a Salisbury High School tennis interest meeting 3 to 5 p.m. July 29 at Lindberg Park. Both girls and boys are welcome to attend and are asked to bring a racket. Girls practice starts Aug. 17 at Lindberg Park.

Any questions should be forwarded to Coach Rob Benson at

There will be a SHS golf meeting 7 p.m. July 29 in the school auditorium. An email has been sent to those who have previously expressed interest in playing. RSVP to Coach Pacitti at as soon as possible.

EASTERN SALISBURY COLUMN The Great Allentown Fair seeks contestants

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Hope this edition finds everyone having a great summer.

There is so much to do and see and the weather has been fairly cooperative.

The Great Allentown Fair will be held Sept. 1 to 7 at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown. They are currently looking for "blue ribbon" contestants. Amateur crafters, collectors, cooks, photographers and others with creative talents have the opportunity to compete as well as area farmers and gardeners.