Zephyr Elementary School’s Pedaling for Pink is back! On Tuesdays and Thursdays during October, students and staff will have the opportunity during recess to ride a stationary bike to raise money for cancer. It is a friendly competition between fourth and fifth grades.
Students are competing for the most miles pedaled throughout the month. It costs $1 to pedal for one minute. Students can participate as much as they would like.
It has always been a huge success, and Zephyr Elementary donates the money to Angel 34 Foundation to help families battling cancer.
Thursday, Oct. 17: Elem. — Chicken taco wrap with salsa or PB&J, steamed corn, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Ham and cheese on pretzel bun (M.S.: or PB&J), seasoned wedges, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; H.S. premium — Baked chicken, whole-grain crackers, salad plate, steamed corn, chickpeas, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice
At the Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting Oct. 14, Zephyr Elementary School Principal Terri Miller presented a slideshow of pictures showing the activities students have been doing since the 2019-20 academic year began. The pictures included a summary of a new program at the school that promotes kindness and helping others to feel included and not socially isolated.
One of the topics of conversation at the Whitehall-Coplay Communities That Care meeting Sept. 20 was vaping. It was noted there has been a rise in injuries due to the inhalation of vapors and chemicals in e-cigarettes. This topic has been discussed at length in previous meetings, but due to the increase in recent hospitalizations across the country, Denise Continenza, CTC coordinator, came to the meeting armed with handouts with more information.
Thursday, Oct. 10: Elem. — Grilled cheese sandwich or PB&J, green beans, cucumber with dip, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice; M.S. — Steak sandwich or PB&J, seasoned wedges, celery sticks, cucumber with dip, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; H.S. — Steak sandwich, seasoned wedges, broccoli with dip, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice; H.S. premium — Buffalo crunchers, salad plate, garbanzo beans, carrots with dip, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice
There will be no school for students Columbus Day, Oct. 14. It will be a professional development day for staff members.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming read and treat night. The Whitehall High School library staff invite the community children, up to and including third grade, to come dressed in costume and enjoy the event 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18.
Teachers, principals and volunteers will be handing out candy, reading fun Halloween stories and helping with Halloween crafts.
Homecoming activities are coming up.
• Bonfire, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 3, near the Whitehall High School football stadium
• Football game, 7 p.m. Oct. 4, at the WHS football stadium
• Dance, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 5, at WHS
Gockley Elementary School students will have their picture day Oct. 4. All students will have their photos taken, but purchase is optional.
There will be no school Oct. 14 due to a staff professional development day.
WHS juniors will be taking the PSAT Oct. 16. The test is free for all juniors.