Salisbury Press

Friday, January 17, 2020


Thursday, January 16, 2020 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Support the boys basketball team while enjoying breakfast

Do you like pancakes? The Salisbury boys basketball team would like to invite you to a flapjack fundraiser breakfast 8-10 a.m. Jan. 25 at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 7150 Hamilton Blvd. To purchase tickets, contact a varsity or JV basketball player or contact Yvonne Bleam at The regular Applebee’s menu will not be available.

Jan. 17 will be an early dismissal for Salisbury Township schools.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Basketball player named Coordinated Health’s Male Athlete of the Week

Happy New Year, Viking Nation!

Congratulations to Nick Filchner who was named Coordinated Health’s Male Athlete of the Week. Nick is a senior and is a member of the Allentown Central Catholic High School varsity boys basketball team.

The ACCHS/LVHN Christmas Tournament was held Dec. 27 and 28, 2019 in Rockne Hall. ACCHS defeated both Roberto Clemente and Springside Chestnut Hill to win the championship Dec. 28, 2019.

Midterm exams are scheduled for Jan. 14-17. Dismissal will be 11:.30 a.m. each day.

The third quarter will begin Jan. 20.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Healthy eating presentation at SHS Jan. 8

I hope that everyone had a safe and happy New Year. We are finally settling into 2020 and have some exciting things planned for this year. Nothing like getting vacations planned for the whole year to get you excited!

Salisbury High School is partnering with St. Luke’s University Health Network to provide an informative presentation on healthy eating 7-8 p.m. Jan. 8. You will hear from a representative from the Community Health and Preventative Medicine department and learn easy ways to eat a more plant-based diet. No registration is required for this event.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

Seniors note Jan. 17 deadline for yearbook photos

Jan. 17 is the last day for seniors to submit their senior photos, baby photos and family messages to the Salisbury High School 2020 yearbook. No submissions will be accepted after this date.

Mr. Hahn and the Student Government Advisory are creating a “Wall of Acceptance.” Seniors who receive an acceptance letter from a post secondary institution, the military or a job position can bring in their letter. The letter will then be copied, laminated and displayed in the main hallway.


Thursday, January 2, 2020 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Schools reopen Jan. 6

Happy New Year! Are you having pork and sauerkraut today?

I hope you all had a peaceful and relaxing winter break.

One last reminder that all Salisbury Township schools are closed for the holiday break and will reopen Jan. 6.

Salisbury High School will hold its Winter Ball 7-10 p.m. Jan. 11.

There will be an operations committee meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 15 in the administration building.


Monday, December 23, 2019 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

ACCHS Scholastic Scrimmage team advances to championship

Merry Christmas from the Viking Nation.

Our Scholastic Scrimmage team received an early Christmas gift with a semifinal victory over Moravian Academy Dec. 16. The team will advance to the championship match in January 2020 against Northwestern Lehigh High School.

Congratulations to our Vikettes who earned All-State Girls Volleyball honors. Selections announced by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association PVCA Class 3A are Sydney Giamalis, Monica Vargo and Maggie McGuire.


Monday, December 23, 2019 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

Salisbury alumnus and entrepreneur to visit Salisbury HS Jan. 8, 2020

Although the elf on the shelf was unable to visit Salisbury High School this year, SGA and GIVE members were still spreading holiday cheer.

Each morning, GIVE sent students a riddle. The first 10 students to respond with the correct answer received a holiday prize.

Also, SGA organized a holiday spirit week. On Dec. 18, students wore candy cane themed clothing. On Dec. 19, students wore their holiday pajamas and on Dec. 20, students participated in the annual ugly sweater contest, which included two categories; DIY and As Is.


Monday, December 23, 2019 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Schools closed for winter break; will reopen Jan. 6, 2020

The hustle and bustle of the holidays is almost over, and a new year is just around the corner. I hope this past year has been filled with many good memories, and wish you health and happiness for 2020.

All Salisbury Township School District schools are closed through Jan. 3, 2020. School will reopen for all students Jan. 6, 2020.

The Harry S Truman Elementary School PTO will hold its first meeting of the new year 7 p.m. Jan. 6, 2020.


Friday, December 20, 2019 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Schools close early Dec. 20; reopen Jan. 6, 2020

Christmas is in one week! Are you ready?

Salisbury Township schools will close early Dec. 20. Salisbury High School and Salisbury Middle School will close 12:15 p.m. while Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School will close 1 p.m. Schools will reopen Jan. 6, 2020. Enjoy your two week holiday break everyone!

Even though there is no school, our sports teams are still playing. Salisbury varsity basketball has a home game 7:15 p.m. Dec. 27 vs. Saucon Valley. Come on out and support our team.


Thursday, December 12, 2019 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

Support the SHS Literary Club Dec. 14

Visit Barnes and Noble between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 14 to do some holiday shopping and support the Salisbury High School Literary Club.

The SHS Literary Club for Readers and Writers helps with events such as Cops ‘n’ Kids, competes in Reading Olympics and publishes Euphoria (SHS’s Literary Magazine), among many other activities. On Dec. 14, members of the club will read children’s books, help at the craft table and wrap gifts free of charge. By simply mentioning SHS at the checkout counters (including in the cafe), part of your purchase will be donated to the club.