On June 2 Allentown Central Catholic High School held its Baccalaureate Mass at St. Thomas More, followed by graduation ceremonies the next evening, June 3, in Rockne Hall.
The Class of 2016 listened to the speeches of Valedictorian Carissa Walkosak and Salutatorian Kate Arner, grateful for the past four years but looking forward to the future.
As I dropped my son off for his last day of high school today, I can’t help but feel a little nostalgic and emotional (yes, I am tearing up as I write this).
The baccalaureate service June 2 at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown was so beautiful. There were seniors singing, reading scripture and at the end, they all stood, introduced themselves and announced their plans for the future.
Happy June! We are in the home stretch of school, which is often bittersweet. Graduation is right around the corner. Good luck and best wishes to the class of 2016! May you succeed in whatever direction life takes you.
The last few weeks of school always seem to be filled with activities. This year is no exception.
The field day for Harry S Truman Elementary School kindergarten through second graders has been rescheduled....yes again! Hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate 1:30 to 3 p.m. June 1 so the students can have their outside activities.
Okay everyone, start running “Pomp and Circumstance” through your head…… Can you believe it is that time already? I can’t, because my son will be marching down that aisle this year.
Time flies. I still remember him being so excited to get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten. And now he is even more excited to see those 13 years at Salisbury Township School District come to an end.
Good luck to Salisbury High School Freddy Award nominees Carolyn Boulay, Dane Galbraith and Abigail Garrigan at the 2016 Freddy Awards!
The Freddy Awards are 7 p.m. May 26 and can be watched live on WFMZ. Four SHS students will be performing in the opening and closing numbers of the Freddys: Juniors David Eckhart and Jesse Long and seniors Dane Galbraith and Abigail Garrigan. Break a leg!
Allentown Central Catholic’s junior and senior prom was held May 13 at DeSales University, Center Valley. Student council worked hard throughout the year to raise funds and complete all the planning, resulting in a fun and classy evening.
Sixteen Central students traveled to Penn State University to present or serve as technicians at the state level of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science May 15 to 17. Students developed and presented science projects locally at Easton High School in February and those who received a first award were eligible to compete at Penn State in May.
Due to the consistent rain we have had, many Salisbury Township events have been postponed, including annual field day activities at Harry S Truman Elementary School. The new field day for kindergarten through second grade students is May 18. Field day for students in third through fifth grades is scheduled May 25. Please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for outdoor activities on those days. The kids all look forward to the outdoor fun.
Testing, testing, testing. The PSSAs are over and now we have the Keystone exams.
I’ll start with the middle school information. Those students in the eighth grade algebra 1 class will take the algebra 1 Keystone exam May 18 and 19 during the regular school day.
Freshman orientation took place May 3 at Allentown Central Catholic High School. Members of the incoming freshman class of 2020 had the opportunity to meet current faculty, administrators and students. Representatives from clubs and sports teams talked with the upcoming freshman at stations set up in Rockne Hall.
To end the evening, the class of 2020 bonded with each other and current Central students by playing a game and singing the alma mater.
The days of May are officially here and our township is bursting with activity.
“Falcon Proud Day” is May 4. Wear your falcon attire and show your school pride.
My husband, and biggest kid, would be upset if I did not mention May the Fourth is also Star Wars Day. Yes, I went there. Enjoy the day all you Star Wars fanatics!
Salisbury High School will host a presentation of the heroin and opioid prevention education program 6:30 p.m. May 4. As a community, let’s all come together to keep our families safe.