Salisbury Press

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

Debate team takes season, semi-finals and moves on to finals

Students from Salisbury High School traveled to Saucon Valley High School to compete against Pennridge High School in their final debate of the year.

SHS was on the affirmative team, while Pennridge High School was on the negative team, for this year’s resolve, “The United States should implement a DNA database for all criminal suspects.” Each team is required to give two speeches, question the other team two times and write and present one rebuttal. The individual debate teams can have a maximum of four members; however, they can have less than four members.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

District art show at Salisbury High School May 10

The Salisbury Township School District art show will be held 5 to 8 p.m. May 10 at the high school. Art projects from students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be displayed in the gym. You will be amazed at the talented students we have in Salisbury.

The math section of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment testing will be administered April 25, 26 and 27 to Salisbury students in grades three to eight. The science section will be administered May 2 and 3 to students in fourth grade only.


Thursday, April 20, 2017 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Salisbury to host twirling, color guard, percussion and dance team competition April 22

The next school board meeting will be held 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the administration building.

On April 22, Salisbury High School will host the annual twirling, color guard, percussion and dance team competition in the gymnasium. The event will begin 1 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.

The Salisbury baseball booster club will hold a car wash at Big Woody’s noon to 3 p.m. April 23.

A curriculum and technology meeting is scheduled 7 p.m. April 24 at Salisbury Middle School.

WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN Salisbury baseball to hold car wash fundraiser April 23

Thursday, April 13, 2017 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day!

I know spring is known for rain, but with the late snowstorm and now all this rain, spring sports are getting hit hard. Practices are being canceled or forced indoors and games and meets are being postponed. Come on sunshine, I am ready to watch some baseball!


Thursday, April 6, 2017 by MARGARET FLECK in Columns

Student musicians and singers perform in Virginia

Over the weekend of March 10-12 the Allentown Central Catholic High School Music Department traveled to historic American landmarks to tour and perform.

The concert band, color guard and chorus performed at both Jamestown and Yorktown, then visited colonial Williamsburg.

After leaving Virginia, the group traveled north to Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Md., the birthplace of “The Star Spangled Banner.” All those who participated in the trip had an exciting and educational experience.


Thursday, April 6, 2017 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Assessment testing begins for many Salisbury students

April marks the end of the third marking period, as well as the beginning of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment’s for many of the Salisbury School District students. Please ensure your students get plenty of rest and a decent breakfast on testing days to help them do their best.

The Harry S Truman Elementary School PTO will hold a candy bingo event 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 7 in the school cafeteria. There is no admission fee to play. Come out for a fun evening with your friends. Refreshments will be available for purchase.


Thursday, April 6, 2017 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

School clubs sell shirts and water bottles to support causes

Salisbury High School students have been busy recently with many exciting activities including the Student Government Advisory dodgeball tournament, Scholastic Scrimmage and the No Place For Hate shirt sale.

SGA hosted the dodgeball tournament March 23. SGA is a group that organizes events for students at the high school. The dodgeball tournament was an exciting event to raise money to support the SGA. Congratulations to the Average Joe’s, who won this year’s trophy.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Easter Egg Hunt at Lindberg Park April 8

The Salisbury Recreation Advisory Committee will host a community Easter Egg Hunt for Salisbury residents ages three to 10. The hunt begins 10 a.m. April 8 at Lindberg Park. The event is weather permitting. Pre-registration is required by April 5. The form can be found on the Salisbury Township website.

The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment testing in English/Language Arts will begin April 4 for students in grades three to eight at Western Salisbury Elementary School and Salisbury Middle School. Encourage your students to do their best.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

Congratulations to SHS swimmers

Editor’s Note: The Salisbury Press would like to welcome Paige Mathieu as a Salisbury High School correspondent. She is a ninth grader at the school and is involved in the Debate team and Literary Club. She also dances at Muhlenberg Community Dancer Center for the past 12 years and plays the piano. She is an avid reader and is actively involved in church activities at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus, by assisting the minister, participating in the choir and teaching four-year-old Sunday school.