Salisbury Press

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN Schools closed for Presidents Day

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB Special to The Press in Columns

The Salisbury Township School District operations committee meeting has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the administration building. The budget will be reviewed.

Despite all of the snow days this year, Salisbury Township schools are still scheduled to be closed for the Presidents Day weekend. School will not be in session Feb. 14 and 17.

Western Salisbury Elementary will hold Valentine's Day parties Feb. 13.

WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN PSSA testing is right around the corner

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB Special to The Press in Columns

Starting Feb. 3, students in grades six through eight will begin with the PSSA writing field test. That will last a few days and then there are a few weeks off before the bulk of the testing starts in mid-March and runs pretty much through the end of April.

Between the testing and the make-up days, PSSA's can really wreak havoc on teaching schedules and routines, so make sure your students are well rested and prepared for the day. Let's also not forget the possibility of snow days in there. We saw what they did to the Keystone exam schedule at the high school. What a mess.

WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN Another snow day for Salisbury students

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB Special to The Press in Columns

As I write this, Salisbury Township School District is experiencing snow day number three.

My house is quiet because the kids are still sleeping and I look out the window at a peaceful world of white. Aaahhh, the joys of a snow day. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Mine were very relaxing. There were a lot of days spent in our jammies with the boys playing new video games and me snuggling under my new, very soft blanket reading a book. Good times.

EASTERN SALISBURY COLLUMN HST students receive free skate passes

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by CARLA JONES Special to The Press in Columns

Harry S Truman Elementary School students will receive free skate passes from Whitehall Skateaway. The passes will be handed out to the students before holiday vacation and are valid on any one of the following dates: 6 to 9 p.m. Dec 26, 29 and 30 and 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 31. Students may bring their own skates if they have them. If not skate rentals are available for a fee.

All Salisbury Township School District school buildings will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 1, 2014, for winter break.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB Special to The Press in Columns

Western Salisbury Elementary to hold holiday movie night

I don't know about you, but this year flew by for me. I am utterly astonished Christmas is two weeks from today. I am completely unprepared for the holidays and the next two weeks are not looking too good for me to get there. Where did the time go? Luckily, the school calendars are somewhat bare, so maybe that will help.

EASTERN SALISBURY COLUMN New York Times bestselling author Sean Covey to speak at HST

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by CARLA JONES Special to The Press in Columns

Sean Covey, the author of "The 7 Habits of Happy Kids," will visit Harry S Truman Elementary School 1 p.m. Dec. 4.

In his book, Covey created seven different animal characters, who teach children ages four to eight to take charge of their lives through balance. When a child applies the author's seven habits to everyday life, they are expected to be happy, excel academically and have fewer discipline problems.

SALISBURY HIGH SCHOOL COLUMN Graduation project presentations scheduled

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by ASIA LETLOW Special to The Press in Columns

On Dec. 10 and 11, there will be a 2-hour delay due to Salisbury High School graduation project presentations. Students who present on either day must report to school at their scheduled times. All other juniors who are not presenting, along with the ninth, 10th and 12th grade students, will report to first block 9:35 a.m. Morning and all-day LCTI students will report to their bus 10:55 a.m.