Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

District News: Book bingo, book fair planned for Feb. 8 at WCMS

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in School

PTO Plus will hold a book bingo and book fair Feb. 8 in the cafeteria of Whitehall-Coplay Middle School. Doors open 5:30 p.m. for the book fair shopping and to purchase food; the bingo is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The cost is $5.


Reminder: Feb. 8 is the deadline to register for the SAT in March. Visit 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.


Reminder: Whitehall High School’s spring sports sign-ups have begun for baseball, softball, boys tennis, boys volleyball and track and field. Interested students should visit the athletic office to sign up.


Gockley Elementary School’s spirit week is next week for the SWPBS (School Wide Positive Behavior Support) program.

Monday — wear maroon and gold

Tuesday — wear your favorite hat

Wednesday — wear your fancy clothes

Thursday — wear red, pink and white


Whitehall-Coplay School District will be closed Feb. 15 and 18 for the Presidents Day holiday.


Gockley Elementary’s upcoming family fun night will be 6-8 p.m. March 6. The purpose of this event is to provide fitness games and activities for the family to enjoy and to encourage physical activity outside of physical education classes.

Some of the activities will include a free throw contest, bowling contest, wheelbarrow race, football-throwing contest, bean bag toss, hula hoop ball toss, hopper race and basket toss. There will be light refreshments and a prize at each station for the winner.


The Class of 2020 will be hosting a designer purse bingo fundraiser March 31 in the cafeteria of WHS. See Mr. Krempasky in room B113 for tickets.


Gockley parents/guardians who take their children to school are reminded to arrive on time. The school day begins promptly 8:50 a.m. for morning kindergarten and first-grade students. Afternoon kindergarten begins 12:30 p.m.

Tardy students cause interruptions in the classroom routine and the lessons being taught. When dropping off students, park in the side parent lot for safety and bus traffic and walk children to the front of the building.


Summer Academy applications are available in the counseling office for sophomores and juniors interested in health care, agricultural sciences and global entrepreneurship. These are elite programs offered at University of Pittsburgh, Penn State and Lehigh University.

For more information, contact your counselor.


Do you have any WCSD news? 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.