Students at Allentown Central Catholic High School had a very busy month of December, from sporting events to Christmas concerts to service projects.
The Central City Project held its second annual “Snack and Shop’ Dec. 21.
The National Honor Society toy drive and Central City Project clothing drive supplied hundreds of items for the homeless and needy of center city Allentown. Baked goods and hot chocolate were also provided, helping to spread the Christmas spirit to all the people who benefited from the event.
As students and staff enjoy their winter break over the next few days, activities and events are far and few between.
After winter break is over things will pick back up again, but for now Salisbury High School students and staff are winding down and enjoying a few days off.
I cannot believe Christmas is almost here and 2016 is just about over. What a year it has been. Some good, some bad, some heartwarming and some annoying. What is your favorite memory of 2016?
The last week of school in 2016 brings early dismissals.
On Dec. 23, Salisbury High School and Salisbury Middle School will dismiss 12:15 p.m. and both elementary schools will dismiss 1 p.m.
The kindergarten students from Western Salisbury Elementary School will go on a field trip to the Liberty Bell museum Dec. 21. I wonder if Pip the Mouse will be there?
The drama club at Allentown Central Catholic High School would like to thank all those who attended “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Dec. 2 and 3. It was the final winter play for 16 seniors in the cast and crew.
The annual 40 hours school-wide retreat will be held Dec. 15 and 16. The two days will include a keynote speaker, small group sessions, Eucharistic adoration and a mass with Bishop Barres. Students will be dismissed 1 p.m. Dec. 16 following the close of the retreat.
As the holidays approach students are becoming more excited for winter break, but there are quite a few events between then and now happening at Salisbury High School.
Harry S Truman Elementary School will present its annual fourth and fifth grade band and chorus concert 2 p.m. Dec. 15. This is always a great performance. If you are able to attend, I highly recommend it! The snow date, should we need it, will be 2 p.m. Dec. 20.
Dec. 16 will be Heavenly Hats Day at HST. Students are encouraged to wear their favorite hat. They are asked to bring in any amount of change to donate to the Heavenly Hats Foundation. This foundation collects and distributes new hats to those who have lost their hair due to cancer or other medical conditions.
Salisbury High School’s No Place For Hate is selling lip balm as a fundraiser.
There are five different flavors to choose from: Cherry Berry, Cake Frosting, Mango Peach, French Vanilla and Peppermint. The balms are made from natural beeswax and scented oils. The sale runs through Dec. 23 with opportunities to purchase the tubes before and after school in Room 117 and during lunch.
The annual fall sports awards ceremony was held Nov. 18 to recognize all the teams and players have accomplished over the past few months. Varsity letter winners, team most valuable players and Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Scholar Athlete Nominees received their special letters, trophies and medals.
Some highlights from the fall sports season include an EPC North championship for the football team and District 11 titles for the girls cross country and volleyball teams.
As the month of December starts and Christmas is rapidly approaching, Salisbury High School has a few things in store for the holidays.
To start off the holiday cheer at SHS the winter choral and instrumental concert is scheduled 7 p.m. Dec. 1.
Thanksgiving is officially behind us and we are now into the crazy Christmas and holiday season. December, for me anyway, always seems to fly by in the blink of an eye. This year will be no exception.
The annual Harry S Truman Elementary School PTO Holiday Shoppe will run through Dec. 2. Students have received a scheduled time for their classrooms to shop. There are also evening hours for parents to take their children 6 to 8 p.m.
Salisbury High School will hold its annual winter choral and instrumental concert 7 p.m. Dec. 1.