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Asa Packer students learn

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in School

The importance of helping others

Asa Packer ES students received a visit from Cathy Heimsoth, executive director at Traditions of Hanover, Feb. 7, to learn about the importance of volunteering within their community.

In 2019, the school initiated a goal for their students to perform acts of kindness every day. Heimsoth was there to help the students with their goal and to share information about an organization called The CHEMO Bag Inc.

Author gives some storytelling tips

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in School

Despite snow and freezing rain, author Alan St. Jean, of Columbus, Ohio, visited Holy Family School during Catholic Schools Week and shared with the students storytelling tips that can turn a predictable story into one with twists and turns.

St. Jean is the author of “Aidan of Oren” and “Chronicles of Oren” trilogies, and the picture books: “Big Fella,” “Spooky Mooky,” “Alyssa and the Spider,” “OinkADoodleMoo” and “OinkADoodleTwo.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by The Press in School

Top Six Teams

1. Springhouse MS, coached by Kevin Hallman

2. Southern Lehigh MS, coached by Ronnette Mays

3. Easton MS, coached by Eric and Alex Adams

4. Moravian Academy, coached by Alison Overdorf and Andriana Turcotte

5. Eyer MS, coached by Julie Hummell

6. Orefield MS, coached by Craig Waters

Top 10 Mathletes

1. Brandon Cai, 6th grade, Springhouse MS – also top 6th grader

2. Eric Zhang, 8th grade, Springhouse MS

3. Adam Plotka, 8th grade, Eyer MS

4. Taha Mirrani, 8th grade, Orefield MS


Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

‘No Small Matter’ film Feb. 27

Northampton Community College will screen ‘No Small Matter,’ a feature-length documentary film, at 9 p.m. in Room 220, College Center, Bethlehem Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road.

The film is about the human capacity for early intellectual development, the potential for high-quality early childhood care and education and how these services benefit our society and economy. A panel discussion will follow.

MATHCOUNTS - even on weekends

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in School

Math was cool – at least for a few hours during the MATHCOUNTS Lehigh Valley Regional Competition held at Lower Macungie MS Feb. 9.

The Saturday event had a bunch of smart kids out of bed and away from their TVs and social media while being excited about math.

“According to Kevin Campbell of Lehigh Valley Chapter Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers – the sponsor of the event, “Math is the foundation to being a good engineer –” therefore, he continued, “since engineers make all the good things that make life easier, “all engineers go to heaven.”

Swim, diving teams are record-breakers

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by The Press in School

While Liberty HS athletes participate in almost every sport, the school is known, most notably, for its astounding swimming and diving team. This season, both the girls and boys swimming teams ended with a record of 10 wins and two losses, proving their distinction within the Lehigh Valley. In addition to their incredible records, a girls relay and individual swimmers broke records as well.

Laurent Weintraub Saucon Valley HS

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Keri Weintraub (mom), Matthew Weintraub (dad), Cindy Weintraub (stepmom), David Weintraub (brother), Alexa Weintraub (sister), Molly Nicholas (stepsister)

Favorite subject: Any classes in the sciences, particularly topics involving medicine. I have a true passion for learning how the body works and how to help others feel well and be their best!

Activities: Medical Sciences Club, Special Needs Sports Club assistant, SADD

Next steps: I plan to attend college and major in nursing.


Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Free student financial literacy classes

Unity Bank is holding free financial literacy programs for schools and community organizations throughout Lehigh and Northampton counties for the eighth year. The bank’s Start Smart Financial Education Program is a comprehensive financial literacy program designed for grades Pre-K through 12 by up to 10 certified Unity Bank Start Smart Financial Education Instructors who are Unity employees, including branch and administrative staff.