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Council approves purchase of loader

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

Hellertown Borough Council unanimously voted to approve the purchase of a large wheel loader for a price of $116,500. Last week’s budget session originally projected to make the purchase next year, however, after further discussion it was decided that the purchase could not wait with the upcoming winter season approaching. The Borough will trade in its current loader for $27,000. The model they are purchasing is a 2017 Case 621G XT. The Case loader is a multi-use heavy equipment machine with an operating weight of 27,903 with four rubber wheels and a large front bucket.

Saucon Valley SD-Math committee seeks part-time hire

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

Out of concern for declining math performance over the last couple of years, Saucon Valley ES has made changes for this year including a proposal for more changes being brought to the school board for review.

The school has implemented an additional half hour of daily math instruction called Math IE (Intervention and Extension) this year, and special education teachers will be in the classroom for the full period and will work with special needs students as well as other students’ math needs.

It’s not your grandfather’s middle school

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

Nitschmann MS hosted an open house Oct. 4 for the public to showcase the new $53.1 million, 180,000-square-foot building.

The evening began with Principal Peter Mayes giving a brief introduction in the school’s auditorium before inviting everyone to explore the new school. Many teachers and students were posted around the campus and in classrooms to greet the public and answer questions.

It’s not your grandfather’s middle school

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by MARK KIRLIN in School

Nitschmann MS hosted an open house Oct. 4 for the public to showcase the new $53.1 million, 180,000-square-foot building.

The evening began with Principal Peter Mayes giving a brief introduction in the school’s auditorium before inviting everyone to explore the new school. Many teachers and students were posted around the campus and in classrooms to greet the public and answer questions.