Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

Staying active with Seesaw

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Gockley teacher uses app to share classes with parents

Have you heard about the Seesaw app for your phone? Parents and teachers now have the opportunity to share educational activities about the children using one little app. This app is a simple program that has been developed to increase student and family engagement, allowing parents to see their child’s performance at school and the teacher to encourage more learning goals within the home.

Feeling lucky?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Copolopoly board game will be raffled off at anniversary kickoff

Coplay will begin its 150th anniversary celebration April 6 — and what better way to commemorate the event than with a locally themed board game highlighting the borough’s community, civic and business greats?

In 2014, two Whitehall natives, Justin Sommer and Benjamin Bush, thought it would be fun to create a Coplay-inspired version of Monopoly for residents to enjoy. They called it Copolopoly. Their goal was to put a twist on the traditional Monopoly game, while representing the small borough of Coplay and the businesses it has to offer.

It takes a team

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Students tackle STEM task with spaghetti

Did you know there’s a National Spaghetti Day?

Mrs. Bergan’s second-grade class at St. Elizabeth Regional School, Fullerton, knows. In fact, the day is observed Jan. 4, and the students participated in a STEM challenge to celebrate. This STEM challenge required the students to use tape and spaghetti to build a structure. The catch? Each structure was required to support a marshmallow for 15 seconds.

Steckel students delight family, friends with performances

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in School

Steckel Elementary School’s second- and third-grade classes performed the classic stories of “Strega Nona” by Tomie dePaola and “Stone Soup” by Marcia Brown for family and friends to enjoy. On Nov. 7, the audience filled the seats of the classroom, excited to watch these characters come to life.

Catasauqua continues opioid discussion during open forum

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Opioids have become one of the area’s largest concerns among teens, and Catasauqua is determined to stop it from getting worse.

Preventive tips and rehabilitation options were discussed with treatment professionals, medical personnel, those in recovery, Catasauqua Area School District faculty and others during an open forum on the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic, held Sept. 27 at Catasauqua High School.

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, partnered with the school district to present this town hall meeting.

Mako hosts senior expo

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, invited senior citizens and their families to a senior expo Sept. 14.

This free event was held at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, and hosted more than 70 local, state and federal agencies and organizations directed toward the needs of senior citizens. Companies such as LANTA Bus transportation services, SeniorLIFE life insurance, Good Shepard Rehabilitation Center and more attended the expo to inform senior citizens about the services they have to offer.

Walking through Egypt’s history

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Whitehall Historical Preservation Society was founded in 1984. Its goal was, and still is, to preserve the buildings and pieces of land that are critical parts of Whitehall’s rich history.

People from all over were invited to meet 10 a.m. Aug. 25 at Egypt Community Church, 4129 S. Church St., before embarking on a two-and-a-half-hour walking tour of the village.

Karen Gensey led those gathered on a full 1.3-mile tour of historic areas.