Salisbury Township School District will hold summer library hours 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays as follows: July 15: Salisbury Middle School; July 22: Western Salisbury Elementary School; July 29: Salisbury High School; Aug 5: Harry S Truman Elementary School; and Aug 12: WSE. What a great way to keep our kids reading throughout the summer.
Hope you all had an exciting holiday weekend.
The Alburtis Lock Ridge Historical Society is having an open house 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 12 and 13. The headquarters is located at Church and Franklin streets.
A tribute concert will be held at Alburtis Park 3 to 7 p.m. July 20 in celebration of the life and music of the legendary "East Coast King of Western Swing" Denny Wayne. A number of local artists will perform. All proceeds will go to Wayne's wife to help with funeral costs.
The summer playground program is in full swing, meeting at Green Acres, Lindberg, Devonshire and Laubach parks through July 25.
Township children who have completed kindergarten through age 12 are eligible to participate. Program hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings.
Arts and crafts are offered at Green Acres 9 a.m. Tuesdays; Lindberg 10 a.m. Tuesdays; Devonshire 11 a.m. Tuesdays; and Laubach 10 a.m. Wednesdays.
The school calendars are empty, the school parking lots bare, but one place you can go if you really need a Salisbury Township School District fix is the school website.
I visited the website this morning and found some rare gems.
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.