Trick or treat night in Salisbury Township is 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27.
The South Mall is also having a trick or treat event 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 28. If you are like me and live near the Emmaus border, their trick or treat night is 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. I don’t get many trick or treaters where I live, so if I get a few from Emmaus, I give them some candy if I have it.
Last week was Homecoming. Seniors won the decoration contest at this year’s pep rally with the theme of Dr Seuss’s “Oh the Places You’ll Go.” Juniors won both the spirit contest and the man dance competition. Congratulations to the juniors and seniors.
Oct. 13 was the football game where the Falcons competed against the Northern Lehigh Bulldogs. Congratulations to the Falcons, who won the game. Finally to end the Homecoming season, students were able to show off their dance moves at this year’s Homecoming dance held Oct. 14.
The fall weather is finally here and the schools are busy with numerous activities.
Salisbury Middle School is in full swing with Spirit Week, which runs through Oct. 20. There will be a pep rally Oct. 19 beginning 1:40 p.m. Special days include Throwback Day Wednesday, Blue and White Day Thursday and Pajama Day/Believe Day Friday.
With the beginning of October, students have caught Homecoming fever.
Students are preparing for the day’s events in different ways. Choreographers and dancers have been practicing to produce a “man dance.” Artists are putting the finishing touches on their Homecoming decorations. As a reminder, the Homecoming game is Oct. 13 and the dance is Oct. 14.
Central Catholic has begun its Vikings on the Road program, in which select students travel to Central’s feeder schools throughout the Lehigh Valley. During the events, the students share their experiences at Allentown Central Catholic High School and any high school tips they have for eighth graders. So far, the program has visited St. Thomas More School in Allentown and St. Ann School in Emmaus with many more schools still to come.
Fall is finally here! There are lots of activities going on this month in our schools and the township in general.
There will be a Coffee with a Cop event at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 4 in the main entrance near the cafeteria.
The third annual Salisbury community breakfast will take place 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 11. This event is open to all Salisbury residents, district employees and alumni. Held in the high school cafeteria, the menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. The breakfast is free but a reservation is required by Nov. 6 at www.salisburysd.org/breakfast. Sounds yummy!
With October fast approaching, students are preparing for Homecoming.
T-shirts were on sale this past week in the colors of white, orange, yellow and pink, so students could wear them to the Homecoming game.
To kick-off Homecoming, students will participate in spirit week, where they will have the opportunity to show off their school spirit by participating in many different themes throughout the week.
Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School are again participating in a national heatlhy-eating initiative this week called P.A.C.K Week - Pack Assorted Colors for Kids Week. This is a fun and educational program aimed at encouraging kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, which can be difficult for some kids to do. The schools are asking families to pack a fruit or vegetable in your child’s lunch based on the color of the day.
On Aug. 31, Allentown Central Catholic High School students and staff attended the ordination of Bishop Schlert at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena in Allentown. Students who are members of the bishop’s team had a hands-on role in the ordination and were very excited to take part in the historic event.
Fall sports teams are enjoying many victories.
The Viking football team recently defeated Pleasant Valley with a score of 28-21 and Pocono Mountain West with a score of 41-20.