Allentown Central Catholic High School basketball continues to have success this season. Both the boys and girls teams won during the first round of leagues Feb. 12, with a 64-48 Viking win over Northampton and a 46-34 Vikette victory over Nazareth. The teams then advanced to the semifinals Feb. 14, where they played back-to-back at Liberty. During the double-header, the Vikettes beat Freedom 49-32 and the Vikings won against East Stroudsburg South with a score of 54-51. Both teams played in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championship Feb. 16.
Students in Spanish three and four are celebrating Valentine’s Day with secret valentines.
Every day, students brought in secret gifts, such as a piece of gum or a nickel, for their valentine. Then today, Feb. 14, students will bring a gift, such as a candy bar, to class where students will participate in a Valentine’s Day-themed activity.
Student Government Association and Key Club members are collecting LEGO® bricks to donate to the Lehigh Valley’s Children’s Center.
Happy Valentine’s Day! What are you doing with your sweetie?
The Salisbury High School baseball booster club is holding a restaurant fundraiser. If you eat at the Texas Roadhouse in Trexlertown between noon and 4 p.m. Feb. 25 or 4 and 10 p.m. Feb. 26, the baseball booster club can receive 10 percent of your check total. All you have to do is print out a flier and present it to your server. Contact Monica Deeb for the flier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allentown Central Catholic High School hosted the 44th Annual Allentown Diocesan Music Festival Jan. 27. The day featured band and chorus members from the diocesan high schools: Berks Catholic, Bethlehem Catholic, Central Catholic, Marian Catholic, Nativity BVM, and Notre Dame. Central’s performers were Thomas Cope, Meghan Cowen, Snow Du, Chris Elwert, Elena Kreger, Justine Magalona, Maria Romero, Danica Schofer, Ty Tran and Amanda Wechsler.
Did you, your spouse or parent graduate from Salisbury High School? The Salisbury High School yearbook staff archived past yearbooks from 1969 through 2015. If you would like to peruse through some high school memories, go to the SHS website and click on the “Community” tab, then “Yearbook Archive.” The years are listed at the top of the page. My husband graduated from Salisbury and it was a real treat to look back at his high school pictures.
Salisbury High School’s new literary magazine, Euphoria, accepted student submissions for a contest through Jan. 30. All students who participated received a prize and the chance to be printed in Euphoria. Submissions included poetry, short stories, artwork and photography. The group hopes to print the magazine soon so members of the community will be able to view the students’ creative works.
It’s officially the middle of the school year, with the end of the second marking period for the middle and high school coming to an end. This year is flying by. With that in mind, please remember that due to the two snow days we have used, the following days will now be snow makeup days with school in session: Feb. 16 and March 29. Both days will be early dismissals with Salisbury Middle School and Salisbury High School dismissing 12:15 p.m. and Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School dismissing 1 p.m.
Salisbury Middle School will hold its winter semi-formal dance 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19.
Can you believe we are almost halfway through this school year already? Jan. 22 is the end of the second marking period for the middle school and high school students.
The Western Salisbury Elementary School PTA will hold its monthly restaurant night 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at Louie’s restaurant.
Salisbury Township schools will have an early dismissal Jan. 26. WSE and Harry S Truman Elementary School will dismiss 11:15 a.m., while the middle school and high school dismiss 12:15 p.m.
This year’s blood drive is Jan. 30. Faculty and students who are 16 years of age or older are eligible to participate. All blood donations will be coordinated by the Miller Keystone Blood Center. Registration will occur during that week.
Support the junior class by buying a Dan Schantz Flower Card. Once a month, community members who buy the card will be able to visit Dan Schantz to collect their monthly item. Items include flowers and gourds depending on the month. There is a cost for the cards so talk to a member of the junior class for information or to purchase a card.
Winter is definitely making its presence known this year and hopefully things warm up, even just a tad, in the days and weeks to come.
Republic Services will collect Christmas trees during the month of January. Residents are asked to place the trees curbside on either collection day. Any tree over 10 feet must be cut in half.