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Thursday, November 17, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Second annual community breakfast to be held Nov. 19

The second annual community breakfast at Salisbury High School will be held 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 19. Breakfast is free of charge; however, reservations are required at no later than Nov. 15. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and juice.

It is officially that time of year, we are in the second quarter for the school year. Not sure about you, but for me, this one flies by because of all the holidays and days off.

Here is a glimpse into the upcoming early dismissals and days off.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

‘Twelfth Night’ opens Nov. 10 to 13 at Salisbury High School

The theater department of Salisbury High School is ready to perform its fall production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Show times are 7 p.m. Nov. 10, 11, 12 and 3 p.m. Nov. 13. If none of those times are good for you, attend the final dress rehearsal 7 p.m. Nov. 9.

The Bruce Uhl basketball camp for Salisbury Township boys in grades four to seven will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 in the high school gym. This camp is run by the varsity basketball coaches and players. Pre-registration is encouraged with the form available on both elementary school and middle school websites.

Book fair open at Harry S Truman Elementary School

Saturday, November 5, 2016 by The Press in Columns

The Harry S Truman Elementary School book fair is in full swing. It runs through Nov. 4. There will be evening shopping hours for parents and their children 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3.

HST and Western Salisbury Elementary School will have an early dismissal 11:15 a.m. Nov. 4. Salisbury Middle School and Salisbury High School will dismiss 10:45 a.m. Nov. 7.

Students in fifth grade at HST will invite their parents and guardians to lunch Nov. 7. Paperwork has already been sent home. Be sure to respond if you plan to attend, so the school can ensure enough seating.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by EMMY COGILL in Columns

SHS Theatre presents ‘Twelfth Night’

Editor’s Note: The Press welcomes Emmy Cogill as the new Salisbury High School student columnist. Cogill is a junior who is a member of the debate team. She enjoys doing special effects/horror movie makeup and painting in her spare time and enjoys history and art in school.

Although we can all mourn the ending of October and the passing of Halloween, there are many November activities to look forward to in the next two weeks.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by MARGARET FLECK in Columns

ACCHS Viking band recognized for excellence

On Oct. 5 the Allentown Central Catholic Viking marching band participated in the First Flags competition.

Hosted by Easton Area High School, the bands were adjudicated by local high school band directors in the categories of music, marching and general effect. The Viking marching band received an overall rating of “Excellent.” An additional ‘Esprit de Corps’ award – recognizing qualities including spirit, pride and courage – also was presented to the ACCHS band.

Purse and basket bingo to benefit twirlers

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

The booster club for Salisbury Twirlers will host the annual purse and basket bingo Nov. 13 at Salisbury Middle School. Doors open noon with bingo starting promptly 1 p.m. Twenty regular games and four specials will be played along with raffles, refreshments and door prizes. For ticket information, call Michelle Byrne at 610-657-2567 or email

Picture retake day for Western Salisbury Elementary School is Nov. 1 and retake day for Salisbury Middle School is Nov. 10.

HST parent visitation Oct. 20

Thursday, October 20, 2016 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

The sights and sounds of autumn are finally all around us. Now that it is October, I am enjoying everything pumpkin I can get my hands on….yes, I’m one of “those” people. The weather is getting cooler and its almost time for those little ghosts and goblins to be walking though our streets, although these days costumes are much more complex.

Harry S Truman Elementary School will have parent visitation 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 20. Look for information to be sent home with your students.

A school board meeting is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the administration building.

Wacky Wildlife Fall Fest Oct. 21

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

The PTA of Western Salisbury Elementary School is busy, busy.

The Scholastic book fair will run Oct. 18 to 21. Teachers will be taking their students during the day, it will be open during parent visitation for parents to stop in and if that isn’t enough time, it will also be open during the fall fest Oct. 21 so students and parents can shop together.

The Wacky Wildlife Fall Fest will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at WSE. There will be games, food, balloon art, a cake walk and much more.

Homecoming events planned

Thursday, October 6, 2016 by MARGARET FLECK in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School will be closed Oct. 10 for Columbus Day.

Underclassmen school pictures will be taken Oct. 11 for the yearbook and student identification cards.

Homecoming festivities begin Oct. 14 with an in-school pep rally, followed by the homecoming football game versus Stroudsburg High School at J. Birney Crum Stadium. The game begins 7 p.m. The homecoming dance is the following evening, Oct. 15 in Rockne Hall. A ticket and student identification are required for entrance to the dance.