Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Wertz receives scholarship

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Theresa Wertz, of Coplay, recently received a $500 scholarship from Coplay Scholarship Fund Committee.

Wertz is a certified nursing assistant pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Cedar Crest College, Allentown. She plans to be a registered nurse.

A prolific community volunteer, Wertz was a three-year firefighter with Coplay Fire Department. Currently, she is an active volunteer at MountainView Horse Rescue, New Tripoli, and at Manito Equestrian Center, Allentown.

Wertz plans to focus her nursing education on pediatric care and/or labor and delivery.

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Dec. 5: Elem. — Hot dog or PB&J, baked beans, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; M.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; H.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce, mixed vegetables, cucumber with dip, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice; H.S. premium — Chicken soup with crackers, salad plate, carrots with dip, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice

District News: Student shopping event has begun

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in School

The Lil’ Shopper’s Shoppe events are taking place. Students will bring home an envelope for parents to review.

• Zephyr Elementary School, continuing through Dec. 9

• Steckel Elementary School, Dec. 10-16

• Gockley Elementary School, Dec. 12

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Whitehall-Coplay School District winter concerts are coming up. Enjoy these performances to kick off the holiday season!

• Whitehall-Coplay Middle School band and chorus, 7 p.m. Dec. 5, in the auditorium of Whitehall High School. Snow date is Dec. 9.

CTC discusses student anxiety

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Whitehall-Coplay Communities That Care met Nov. 15 and discussed some of the early outcomes of the Botvin Life Skills Training at Whitehall-Coplay Middle School.

The evidence-based substance abuse and violence prevention program is for grades 6-8 and funded by Colorado Blue Prints.

A component of the program is pre- and post-tests for the participants. This helps track the progress and efficacy of the program.

Denise Continenza, CTC coordinator, had results from two class sessions from the seventh grade. This composed approximately 60 students.

District News: Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in School

Thanksgiving break will be Nov. 28-Dec. 2. Schools reopen Dec. 3.

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The Lil’ Shopper’s Shoppe events are soon taking place. Students will bring home an envelope for parents to review and participate.

• Zephyr Elementary School, Dec. 3-9

• Steckel Elementary School, Dec. 10-16

• Gockley Elementary School, Dec. 12

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Picture retake day for Gockley Elementary students will be Dec. 4. If your child has not had his or her pictures taken or if you would like to have your child’s photo retaken, bring payment or your first original photo package.

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Nov. 28: Schools are closed.

Friday, Nov. 29: Schools are closed.

Monday, Dec. 2: Schools are closed.

Tuesday, Dec. 3: Elem. — Bacon, egg and cheese sandwich or PB&J, emoji fries, celery sticks, applesauce, banana, milk choice; M.S. — Bacon, egg and cheese on croissant or PB&J, potato bites, cucumber with dip, applesauce, banana, milk choice; H.S. — Bacon, egg and cheese on croissant, potato bites, broccoli with dip, banana, applesauce, milk choice; H.S. premium — Big Daddy pizza, broccoli with dip, salad plate, chickpeas, applesauce, banana, milk choice

District News: Conferences set for Nov. 25-27 at middle, elementary schools

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in School

Parent-teacher conferences will be held Nov. 25, 26 and 27 for parents of students at Whitehall-Coplay Middle School and Gockley, Steckel and Zephyr Elementary schools.

WCMS students will be dismissed 11 a.m., and Gockley, Steckel and Zephyr students will be dismissed noon. Breakfast will be offered, but no lunches will be served.

Your child’s elementary teacher will schedule an appointment time with you for your conference. Please bring your photo ID and enter at the front door. Parking is available in the stadium parking lot.