Donegan ES officially became the fifth "community school" in the district during a ceremony welcoming friends, faculty, students and family the afternoon of Oct. 17.
Dozens of local residents surrounded the school's main door, where Principal Sonia Vazquez, administrators, business owners, community organizations and educators announced the beginning of a program designed to integrate each of them into an all-encompassing educational format.
Approximately 900 students filled the auditorium at Bethlehem Catholic High School recently to listen to Judy Meisel, human rights activist and Holocaust survivor, answer questions. The assembly included all of Bethlehem Catholic HS students as well as junior high and Honors World Cultures students from Notre Dame HS.
Meisel, a native of Lithuania, along with her mother, brother and sister were incarcerated at the Stutthof Concentration Camp during World War II. She and her siblings survived and reunited. She has dedicated herself to promoting peace, understanding and tolerance.
Nowadays, the commercialism of Christmas can so easily overwhelm everyone. The true meaning of the Christmas season quickly becomes an afterthought of presents, parties, and decorations. Yet, Notre Dame succeeds in keeping Christ in Christmas throughout the season.
Charity opportunities multiply during the season of giving. From book drives to blood donations, the Notre Dame community never stops helping those in need.
Family members: Father, Jay Talsania; mother, Diana Talsania; sister, Brooke Talsania
Favorite subject: Physics because I love to solve problems which include math while looking at those problems and scenarios in real life situations
Activities: Soccer, running, weightlifting, golf, skiing, travel
Next steps: College, medical school
Career goals: Orthopedic surgeon
All around Moravian Academy the anticipation is building, as visions of sugarplums (or dreidels) dance in our heads and many seniors anxiously await their Early Decision results. Yes, December has finally come, and snow has even made an appearance on campus. The battle to stay focused in school, while difficult, is being fought and won daily. In order to make up for the week lost due to the hurricane, the administration decided to cancel midterms. So for the student body it's as if Christmas has already come early this year.
Family members: My super cool mom
Favorite subject: English is one of my favorite subjects simply because there's no correct answer. Instead it focuses more on analyzing literature and applying it to oneself and/or surroundings. Science is a pretty neat subject too because I enjoy learning about life and all of its manifestations.
Activities: Student government, track and field (shotput and discus), Bethlehem Area Youth Council, newspaper
Next steps: Study neuroscience or biology in college; minor in linguistics or food science
The holiday season at LVPA is always the busiest. Between rehearsals, performances and schoolwork, there's little time for anything else.
The dance department's production of Dance Soup concluded Nov. 19. Now, the seniors are already beginning to work toward Young Choreographers in Concert, which will be debuting in May.
The visual art department will be holding their annual winter art exhibit Dec. 7 in the Fowler Art Gallery at LVPA between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. There will be great art, musical performance, and live drawings and caricatures for sale.
The United States is commonly referred to as a melting pot. This comes from the fact that the majority of the population came here as immigrants, resulting in many different cultures, religions and beliefs. Liberty HS can also be referred to as a melting pot, as the student population is extremely diverse and some clubs use this diversity to share their own culture with the rest of the school. Earlier this month the Latino Youth Leadership club, composed of students from backgrounds of different Hispanic countries, held its annual Puerto Rican Lunch.