Editor’s Note: Junior Michael Fleck is our new Allentown Central Catholic High School columinist. He is involved in numerous activities, including the marching and concert bands, the spring musical, cross country, track and field, PJAS, Central City Project (ACCHS’s community service program) and Key Club. We welcome him to our team bringing you news from ACCHS.
Allentown Central Catholic High School will kick off the 2017-2018 school year Aug. 28 for freshmen, with all grades reporting Aug. 29.
Can you believe that the first day of school is almost here?
I think I am in denial, or I’m just too busy with other things to even think about back to school. It has definitely been an eventful summer. Some good. Some bad. But school comes around, whether we are ready or not.
Aug. 28 is student orientation day for students in grades kindergarten, sixth and ninth. It is a nice day to get used to a new building, new rules and new schedule without all the older students filling the halls.
It’s that time of year – Salisbury School District is starting to ramp up for the 2017-2018 year.
High school students must pick-up their laptops between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 14 or 16. Pickup will occur in the school library.
Middle school students must pick-up their laptops between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 17 or 18. Pickup will be in the library.
The Salisbury girls varsity soccer team will hold a flapjack breakfast fundraiser at the Cedar Crest location of Applebee’s 8 to 10 a.m. Aug. 12. See a soccer player for tickets or buy them at the door.
The Salisbury Township Police Department will hold its National Night Out event 6 to 8 p.m. Aug.1 at Salisbury High School. There will be food and drink, emergency vehicles, games and activities for kids, home safety tips, neighborhood watch information and child safety seat checks and installation. A dessert contest also will be held; bring your favorite dessert and you could win a prize. Contact Cpl. Christopher Casey at email@example.com for additional information.
Salisbury Middle School will have library hours 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 26 and Aug. 2.
The Salisbury Township Playground Day will be held July 26 at Lindberg Park, with the rain date July 27. Transportation will be provided from some parks. Hot dogs, games and prizes are all on the agenda. Additional information will be provided at all the park program venues.
Salisbury Township School District summer library hours continue 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Salisbury Middle School July 26 and the last day to borrow books will be Aug. 2.
Salisbury Township will host a trip to Broadway’s Lunt Fontanne Theatre to see “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in New York City Dec. 2. Registration deadline is July 15. Contact the township for additional information at 610-797-4000.
Salisbury Middle School will have library hours 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 12, 19 and 26.
The Allentown Public Library has a lot of fun summer activities to participate in.
An outdoor family story time is held 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. every Monday. Bring a blanket and enjoy.
“Build with a Bear” 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday allows participants to enjoy a building challenge with Library Bear.
“Build a Better Story Day” is where participants can learn techniques to improve storytelling talents 6 to 7:15 p.m. every Wednesday.
Summer vacation is in full swing. Luckily, we have things always going on in our area.
This summer, the Salisbury Township School District has summer library hours at the Salisbury Middle School. The library is open 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26 and Aug. 2. This is a great opportunity for some summer reading.
PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
Area students are among those who received degrees in recent ceremonies including: Dayne W. Engler, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology sciences - gaming and simulation; Anteneh N. Tesfaye, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology: network specialist concentration, both of Allentown; Cooper R. Raub, of Emmaus, who earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in automotive technology.