The end of the 2013-2014 school year is upon us. The seniors are gone, the laptops are all turned in, and the fifth and eighth graders are ready to say goodbye to their current school and looking forward to a new adventure next year.
The last two days of school are early dismissals. On June 12, the Salisbury High School and Salisbury Middle School dismiss 12:15 p.m., while Western Salisbury Elementary and Harry S Truman let out 1 p.m.
On June 13, SHS and SMS dismiss 11 a.m. and WSE and HST close their doors for the summer 11:45 a.m.
On May 29, Salisbury High School held its third annual Broadway Night. Performers sang pieces from their favorite broadway musical shows ranging from classic to modern day.
The baccalaureate service will be held 7 p.m. June 9 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 4004 Tilghman St. Allentown. The non-denominational service will focus on reflecting and celebrating graduation, thanking educators, and looking toward the future. Any senior who wishes to take part in the event should contact Colin Smith, John Leiderman or Shannon Pennella through their school email accounts.
Harry S Truman Elementary School's PTO will hold its annual ice cream festival noon to 4 p.m. June 7. Hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, soft pretzels, chicken fingers, ice cream sundaes, candy and more will be available to purchase at the festival. For entertainment, the Salisbury Middle School Jazz Band is scheduled to play and Salisbury High School student Colin Smith is to perform a magic show.
The day has finally arrived. Graduation ceremonies for Salisbury High School are 6 p.m. June 11 at Symphony Hall, Allentown.
The baccalaureate service is 7 p.m. June 9 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 4004 Tilghman St., Allentown.
Before graduation can happen, the seniors and all other students at SHS will need to turn in their beloved laptops. This will happen June 6 with the drop-off time being designated by the student's last name, alphabetically. Also, remember this is the 50th graduating class of Salisbury High School.
The annual Academic and Service Awards ceremony will be held May 27. Students have been given prior notification regarding receipt of an award or scholarship and are strongly encouraged to attend this special event with their families to honor their academic and community service achievements. Contact Mrs. Zapf to RSVP for the event.
Broadway night is scheduled for May 28 at the high school. The students have been practicing to entertain; plan on attending for an exciting evening.
Enjoy a night of local music at Harry S Truman Elementary School. Both Western Salisbury Elementary School and HST are planning their instrumental band concert 7 p.m. May 21.
Congratulations to Salisbury High School for winning the, Sprout Film Festival Poster Contest. The award was given April 26 at Moyer Hall, Muhlenburg College. The festival featured collections of films and videos composed by and for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
There will be a meeting of the minds when the instrumental bands from both Western Salisbury and Harry S Truman elementary schools join together in concert 7 p.m. May 21. The concert is being held in the gym at HST. I think this is such a great idea to have these kids play together now and get to know each other before they meet up at the middle school next year or the year after.
Congratulations Salisbury High School twirlers. The team won the Atlantic Coast Senior Division Championship this past weekend in Wildwood, N.J.
Congratulations also to the Salisbury Middle School twirler squad who took first place as 2014 Scholastic Champions this past weekend in Wildwood, N.J.
On April 29, members of the Salisbury High School Literary Club went to the Reading Olympics at Easton Area High School. The competition involved trivia from plots and details of popular young adult novels. Teams are placed based on accumulation of points over three rounds of questions. Team members received certificates for their participation.
The state-mandated Keystone exams will be administered mid to late May as follows: Literature: May 12 and 13, Algebra I: May 20 and 21, Biology: May 27 and 28. Students are to report to their designated testing rooms by 7:30 a.m.
The Salisbury Township School District administration team will present its public presentation of the proposed 2014-2015 budget at the 7 p.m. May 5 meeting and residents are asked to attend.
School board members will hear the administration's recommendations at the same time as the residents at this meeting held at the administration building.
Board members want to hear from residents on the proposed budget.
The proposed final budget is expected to be adopted at the May 14 meeting.