Communities That Care (CTC) continued its in-depth look at the 2017 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data during the Sept. 21 meeting. This allows the group, which is made up of school district and law enforcement personnel as well as a variety of community members, to identify potential risk factors for youths. They discuss different preventive measures and methods of positively affecting the lives of the students.
The survey was taken by sixth- and eighth-grade students, as well as sophomores and seniors at the high school. It is taken every two years.
One of the primary focuses of the Communities That Care (CTC) group is to analyze the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data gathered and find ways to address potential risk factors. The group continued with its in-depth discussions at the Aug. 17 meeting, held in the public meeting room of the Whitehall Township Municipal Building.
Denise Continenza, the group’s coordinator, initiated the conversation by pointing out specific areas of the survey, which was given to sixth-, eighth-, 10th- and 12th-grade students in the Whitehall-Coplay School District.
Scott Hoke, professor and researcher at Cedar Crest College and a consultant with Lehigh Valley Health Network, and Kerrie Baker, chair of the college’s psychology department, joined the Communities That Care group at the June 22 meeting.
Whitehall-Coplay School District bestowed the 2018 Zephyr Graduates of Distinction Award to four individuals at an award ceremony April 19.
The honorees were Deborah G. Hagenauer, Class of 1979; Dr. Paula Radon Regan, Class of 1987; CDR Kenneth Lieberman, Class of 1992; and Heather L. Miller, Class of 2002.
One of the largest topics of conversation at the Whitehall-Coplay Communities That Care (CTC) meeting, held May 18, was an overview of the recent Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data.
Denise Continenza, CTC coordinator, handed out information on understanding the data and different uses for the information learned. The group is planning on extensively reviewing the 115-page report at the June meeting; however, some of the school district personnel have already begun analyzing the data.
Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recently honored older adults who have displayed generosity to improve and enhance the lives of those around them. The 18th annual Tribute to Unsung Heroes was held May 16 at Zentz Community Center at Fellowship Community, Whitehall.
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, presented Whitehall-Coplay Communities That Care (CTC) with a check for $1,335 at the April 20 meeting, held at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. CTC is this year’s recipient of the fundraising from McNeill’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party, started by her husband, the late Daniel McNeill. Every year, the proceeds from the Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle go toward a worthy cause or prevention program. McNeill believes strongly in the work that CTC does year-round and wanted to show her support.
The Whitehall-Coplay Communities that Care (CTC) group was treated to a special presentation at its March 16 meeting.
Three of the Whitehall-Coplay Middle School students who participated in the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” video contest attended the meeting. Myles Fleming, Zachary Kinney and Jerry Lin talked about their experience working on the project. WCMS won the Outstanding Career Pathway Award for its work with Follett LLC.
The Communities That Care (CTC) annual meeting kicked off Feb. 9 in the LGI room at Whitehall High School. The program was titled “Hearing Our Children’s Cries” and included presentations, a featured speaker and an award.
When the Falzone family adopted Archie, an 8-week-old Pomeranian mix puppy, they didn’t realize they were bringing home a star.
Tom Falzone, a social studies teacher at Whitehall High School, and his wife, Stephanie, decided to adopt a puppy in August through the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, to surprise their children, Marina, Hailey, Peyton and Phoebe.
The family of six fostered Archie until November when they were able to officially adopt him.