Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, February 16, 2019

District News: No classes for students Friday

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in School

There will be no school Jan. 25 for a professional development day for teachers.

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Check the parental portals for the latest information, including monthly newsletters, and for access to your child’s report card for the rest of the school year.

Report cards for the second marking period will be sent electronically Jan. 28. Be sure the school has your correct email address.

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Whitehall-Coplay Middle School will hold its eighth- to ninth-grade transition night 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the school. This event is very informative for parents/guardians.

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Attention, juniors: If you are college bound, consider taking the SAT in March of 2019. The deadline to register through the College Board is Feb. 8 at collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register.

The cost is $64 with writing. Fee waivers are available in the counseling office for students on free/reduced lunch.

See your counselor for further details.

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Steckel Elementary School parents/guardians: Make sure you park in a parking space or the loop when picking up your child. It makes it very difficult for the buses to get through if parents are double parked.

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Summer Academy applications are available to sophomores and juniors for academic scholarships and experience in health care, agricultural sciences and global entrepreneurship. These are elite programs offered at University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University and Lehigh University.

For more information, contact your counselor.

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There is a lot of illness going around. Hand washing with soap, water and friction for at least 20 seconds is the best way to avoid getting sick and spreading illness.

Keep your family healthy this winter by practicing good hand washing. It’s your best defense against disease-causing germs.

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Do you have any school news? This column is a compilation of upcoming school events in the Whitehall-Coplay School District. Teachers, administrators, parents, students, coaches, PTAs, club advisers and any other community members are invited to share their upcoming activities. Email me at jamb87@hotmail.com with “Whitehall-Coplay School News” in the subject line at least a week before an event.