With the beginning of October, students have caught Homecoming fever.
Students are preparing for the day’s events in different ways. Choreographers and dancers have been practicing to produce a “man dance.” Artists are putting the finishing touches on their Homecoming decorations. As a reminder, the Homecoming game is Oct. 13 and the dance is Oct. 14.
Central Catholic has begun its Vikings on the Road program, in which select students travel to Central’s feeder schools throughout the Lehigh Valley. During the events, the students share their experiences at Allentown Central Catholic High School and any high school tips they have for eighth graders. So far, the program has visited St. Thomas More School in Allentown and St. Ann School in Emmaus with many more schools still to come.
Fall is finally here! There are lots of activities going on this month in our schools and the township in general.
There will be a Coffee with a Cop event at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 4 in the main entrance near the cafeteria.
The third annual Salisbury community breakfast will take place 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 11. This event is open to all Salisbury residents, district employees and alumni. Held in the high school cafeteria, the menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. The breakfast is free but a reservation is required by Nov. 6 at www.salisburysd.org/breakfast. Sounds yummy!
With October fast approaching, students are preparing for Homecoming.
T-shirts were on sale this past week in the colors of white, orange, yellow and pink, so students could wear them to the Homecoming game.
To kick-off Homecoming, students will participate in spirit week, where they will have the opportunity to show off their school spirit by participating in many different themes throughout the week.
Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School are again participating in a national heatlhy-eating initiative this week called P.A.C.K Week - Pack Assorted Colors for Kids Week. This is a fun and educational program aimed at encouraging kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, which can be difficult for some kids to do. The schools are asking families to pack a fruit or vegetable in your child’s lunch based on the color of the day.
On Aug. 31, Allentown Central Catholic High School students and staff attended the ordination of Bishop Schlert at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena in Allentown. Students who are members of the bishop’s team had a hands-on role in the ordination and were very excited to take part in the historic event.
Fall sports teams are enjoying many victories.
The Viking football team recently defeated Pleasant Valley with a score of 28-21 and Pocono Mountain West with a score of 41-20.
The Salisbury Athletic Department will collect items at the football game Sept. 15 to ship to families in need due to the hurricanes in Texas and Florida. Just a few items on the list include clothes of all sizes, pet food, gift cards to restaurants, diapers, bedding and Home Depot gift cards. Any monetary donations will be used to buy Home Depot gift cards. Come out, enjoy the game and be a blessing to those in the path of those terrible storms.
Students are returning to the routine of high school. With classes in session for almost three weeks now, it won’t be long before student activities begin again.
Model UN, a club where students learn how the United Nations is run and have the opportunity to perform mock trials, began Sept. 8. Keep an eye out for the debate team, a group of students who research and debate topics that relate to what is happening in the world today, as they will be beginning their season shortly.
By the time you are reading this, the first day of school will be over and your hands are probably hurting from filling out all those first week of school forms. Your high school and middle schoolers are happily tapping away on their new laptops and telling you which teachers they like and those they do not. If they are not on a laptop, it might be because you have not filled out the Agreement for Laptop Use (version A) and sent it in with a $50 check. Aaahh, the joys of the first week of school.