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Thursday, April 6, 2017 by MARGARET FLECK in Columns

Student musicians and singers perform in Virginia

Over the weekend of March 10-12 the Allentown Central Catholic High School Music Department traveled to historic American landmarks to tour and perform.

The concert band, color guard and chorus performed at both Jamestown and Yorktown, then visited colonial Williamsburg.

After leaving Virginia, the group traveled north to Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Md., the birthplace of “The Star Spangled Banner.” All those who participated in the trip had an exciting and educational experience.


Thursday, April 6, 2017 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Assessment testing begins for many Salisbury students

April marks the end of the third marking period, as well as the beginning of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment’s for many of the Salisbury School District students. Please ensure your students get plenty of rest and a decent breakfast on testing days to help them do their best.

The Harry S Truman Elementary School PTO will hold a candy bingo event 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 7 in the school cafeteria. There is no admission fee to play. Come out for a fun evening with your friends. Refreshments will be available for purchase.


Thursday, April 6, 2017 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

School clubs sell shirts and water bottles to support causes

Salisbury High School students have been busy recently with many exciting activities including the Student Government Advisory dodgeball tournament, Scholastic Scrimmage and the No Place For Hate shirt sale.

SGA hosted the dodgeball tournament March 23. SGA is a group that organizes events for students at the high school. The dodgeball tournament was an exciting event to raise money to support the SGA. Congratulations to the Average Joe’s, who won this year’s trophy.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Easter Egg Hunt at Lindberg Park April 8

The Salisbury Recreation Advisory Committee will host a community Easter Egg Hunt for Salisbury residents ages three to 10. The hunt begins 10 a.m. April 8 at Lindberg Park. The event is weather permitting. Pre-registration is required by April 5. The form can be found on the Salisbury Township website.

The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment testing in English/Language Arts will begin April 4 for students in grades three to eight at Western Salisbury Elementary School and Salisbury Middle School. Encourage your students to do their best.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

Congratulations to SHS swimmers

Editor’s Note: The Salisbury Press would like to welcome Paige Mathieu as a Salisbury High School correspondent. She is a ninth grader at the school and is involved in the Debate team and Literary Club. She also dances at Muhlenberg Community Dancer Center for the past 12 years and plays the piano. She is an avid reader and is actively involved in church activities at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus, by assisting the minister, participating in the choir and teaching four-year-old Sunday school.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by MARGARET FLECK in Columns

Student athletes recognized for achievements

The winter sports award ceremony was held March 20 as the season draws to a close. The ceremony honored all letter winners and most valuable players from swimming and diving, basketball, wrestling, and competitive cheerleading. Both boys and girls swimming dominated the 2017 season, winning both District XI team championships. Multiple individual and relay swimmers qualified for the state competition. The girls basketball team also advanced far in district playoffs, reaching the finals where they became District XI runners up, falling to Bethlehem Catholic.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Spring concert scheduled March 23 at Harry S Truman Elementary

Harry S Truman Elementary School will host the annual spring concert featuring kindergarten through second grade students 2 p.m. March 23. The children always do a great job. If you have students in these grades, and are able to make it, it’s always a good time.

March 24 marks the end of the third marking period for Salisbury Middle School and Salisbury High School. Almost there! Keep up the good work!


Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by MARGARET FLECK in Columns

The Central City Project hosted a Mardi Gras themed community dinner Feb. 28.

The menu featured homemade jambalaya, gumbo and a pork dish, as well as multiple side dishes and desserts. Allentown Central Catholic High School student volunteers served as waiters and kitchen staff, providing a formal meal for people in need in nearby center city Allentown.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Salisbury Theatre presents ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

March is officially here, and that means spring is just around the corner (hopefully!).

Salisbury High School Theatre will present its spring play, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” 7 p.m. March 9 through 11 and 3 p.m. March 12. Tickets can be reserved by calling Cherie Pennella at 610-797-4107, ext. 2508 or via email at

Please remember all Salisbury Township schools will be closed March 10 for a professional development day.