Salisbury Press

Monday, December 9, 2019


Friday, November 29, 2019 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

ACCHS Drama Club presents ‘Fairy Tale Misfits’ Dec. 6 and 7

The Allentown Central Catholic High School Drama Club will present the comedy “Fairy Tale Misfits” 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7. The show is student directed, produced, designed and performed.

National Honor Society sponsored a canned food drive. Students received a dress down day for food they donated.

On Nov. 22 the Red Cross Club sponsored a blood drive and The Pro-Life Club sponsored a diaper drive, which benefited the Cay Galgon Life House (Mary’s Shelter.)


Friday, November 29, 2019 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Township schools closed Nov. 28 through Dec. 2

As we near one of the most chaotic times of the year, both in school and out, I hope that everyone has something, or someone to be thankful for.

In observance of Thanksgiving, all Salisbury Township schools will be closed Nov. 28 through Dec. 2. School will reopen Dec. 3.

The Harry S Truman Elementary School PTO will host a movie night 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 showing The Polar Express. There is a small admission charge which includes a popcorn. Please note that parents are expected to stay with their children for this event as it is not a drop off event.


Friday, November 29, 2019 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

Students seek donations for Third Street Alliance

Salisbury High School’s GIVE (Get Involved, Value Everyone) club is running this year’s Third Street Alliance Necessities Drive. The club is asking for students, staff and community members to donate new and unwrapped items from a list. This list includes items like gift cards, classroom supplies and cleaning supplies. The drive is being held through Dec. 18. All donations should be brought to Mrs. Schneider’s Room 110.


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.


Thursday, November 14, 2019 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Recycling event at Harry S Truman Elementary School Nov. 16

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, will join Fountain Hill and Salisbury Township in sponsoring a free shredding and electronics recycling event 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 16 in the parking lot of Harry S Truman Elementary School, 1400 Gaskill St., Salisbury Township.

“Shredding is a great way to ensure your personal and financial documents are safely and securely disposed of to prevent identity fraud,” McNeill said. “Plus, this year’s event will be a perfect opportunity to safely get rid of your old, unwanted electronics to help ensure harmful chemicals don’t pollute our environment.”


Thursday, November 14, 2019 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Viking Fest date announced for 2020

Allentown Central Catholic High School has announced the 17th annual Viking Fest 2020 will return to Rockne Hall May 2, 2020. Viking Fest is the most important fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from this event provide valuable funding for major campus renovations, enhancements to technology and curriculum and upgrades to security.

Vikette soccer’s season ended when they fell to Northwestern 2-0. Congratulations on a great season.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Veterans Day programs scheduled at HST and SHS

Halloween has come and gone, and it’s crazy to think the end of the first marking period is upon us! All things FALL are upon us ... and the school year is picking up steam with no signs of slowing down.

The next Harry S Truman Elementary School T-shirt day will be Nov. 7. Remember to show your Falcon Pride.

HST will hold its annual Veterans Day Assembly 2 p.m. Nov. 8. This is always a great presentation and the kids always enjoy supporting our veterans.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

Food drive at Salisbury High School has a twist

In the spirit of giving, a healthy competition has begun at Salisbury High School. The school counseling office and student government advisory are hosting the annual food drive to support the Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank, but this year there is a twist.

In the main lobby, there are five donation bins, one for each grade and the staff. Each grade is represented by a faculty member; ninth grade is being represented by Mr. Hahn, 10th grade by Mr. Snyder, 11th grade by Mr. Koba, 12th grade by Mr. Barna and the faculty by Mr. Muschlitz.