With Memorial Day 2019 in the books, that means we are officially in the home stretch of the school year. Everything seems to be winding down, but in some sense, things are starting to get a little more crazy.
On May 30, students in the gifted program will present in the Harry S Truman Elementary School gym. Look for information to be coming home with your student if they are in the gifted program.
The Allentown Central Catholic High School prom, Sunset Beach, was held at DeSales University May 11. The senior prom court consisted of King Alex Abouafech, Queen Sam Austin, John Cardiges, Erin Chlebove, Michael Fleck, Natasha Kuklis, Gracia Rother, Tomasz Zukowski, Brendan Kern, Rhyan Joyce, Nick Amsler and Lily Atiyeh.
The junior prom court consisted of King George Hlavac, Queen Emma Luchetti, Jack Yen, John Fenstermacher, Christopher Clifford, Christina Lipovsky, JayVian Boston, Catherine Scott, Bridget Nagle, Reily Heidecker, Alexandra Manley and Gabi Haring.
I can’t believe it is graduation time again! The commencement ceremony for Salisbury High School’s class of 2019 will be held 6 p.m. June 4 at Allentown Symphony Hall. Admission is by ticket only.
The Salisbury Cross Country team will hold a car wash fundraiser noon to 4 p.m. June 1. Tickets can be purchased at the car wash or from a cross country team member. Come out to Big Woody’s on South 4th Street and support the cause.
All Salisbury Township schools will be closed May 24 and 27 for the Memorial Day holiday.
The Salisbury High School AEVIDUM club encouraged students to wear yellow May 16 to promote Stopping the Stigma and creating a Community of Care. The goal of this club is to make sure everyone at SHS feels supported. In order to promote the idea of “We’ve got your back,” the club passed out yellow smiley face stickers and wrote the name of every student and staff at SHS on paper hands, which were displayed in SHS’s hallways. Students interested in joining AEVIDUM should email Mrs. Legath.
Chocolate-covered pretzels, caramel popcorn, peanut butter and jelly, pineapple pizza, salt on watermelon (yes, it’s a thing) - sweet and salty is a pairing made in food heaven. The combination is found nearly everywhere to the point where, on the surface, the two make perfect sense, but think it over and it’s not necessarily obvious why these two flavors work so well.
Why don’t these two flavors clash? Scientists from Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia and Utah State University set out to answer this very question.
Allentown Central Catholic High School’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” received eight nominations for the 2019 Freddy Awards, including outstanding choreography and outstanding overall production by a smaller school.
The ACCHS Science Olympiad Team competed at the Science Olympiad State Competition at Juniata College April 27. Seniors Sydni Ernst and Natasha Kuklis placed third in “Write It, Do It.”
Harry S Truman Elementary School field day for students in grades three through five will be held 1:30 p.m. May 15. Should the rain date need to be used, field day will take place May 21.
HST will hold a Leader in Me Family Night 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 15. Look for information regarding this event to be sent home with your students.
The spring Keystone Exams begin May 13. Salisbury High School students received a paper in their homerooms May 2 and should refer to it to see when they will have to take their exams. If a student is not taking an exam than he/she will get to enjoy a late start. May 13 is a 2 1/2 hour delay and May 14, 15, 16, 20 and 21 are two hour delays. There are some advanced placements tests being given during the Keystones window, so students who are taking these exams should report to school at the normal time. Make sure to check your schedule.
Spring athletes are seeing success during their seasons. Hurdler Dillan Foley won the 100-meter hurdle vs. Emmaus April 15. Viking Lacrosse also defeated Emmaus 11-5 during a Pink-Out April 15 and 13-6 April 23. The team currently has only one loss. At a track meet against Freedom High School April 25, student Natasha Kuklis took first in the girls 400-meter race and student Isabel DeVos won the girls 800-meter race.
It’s officially time to start mentioning spring concerts, field days and all things warm weather and that can only mean it’s nearing the end of school. Enjoy these last weeks of controlled chaos as our schools begin to wrap up this school year, but there is still a lot to learn and accomplish.
Harry S Truman Elementary School yearbooks are currently on sale. Information and order forms were sent home already so make sure to return your form with payment by May 3 to secure your copy of this year’s book. Extra order forms are available if your order form didn’t quite make it home.