Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, June 26, 2017

WHS newspaper is student production

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by STACEY KOCH in School

Journalism teacher says

The Zephyr, a student-produced newspaper at Whitehall High School, continues a 50-plus-year print tradition, thanks to some dedicated journalism students and their always-encouraging teacher.

Deidra Herbert, a WHS teacher of English, journalism and broadcasting/studio/television production, has been with Whitehall-Coplay School District for 11 years. Prior to that, she taught in western Maryland for 12 years.

District news: Students’ last day of school set for June 13

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in School

The last day of school will be June 13. There will be early dismissals during this week while students take final exams.

Please note that kindergarten dismissals are different, and the last day for kindergarten is June 12. Parents received information regarding kindergarten dismissals.

No lunches will be served on half days.

Have a happy and safe summer!


Four Graduates of Distinction are honored

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by ANDREW MARK in School

The Whitehall-Coplay School District inducted Edward J. Galgon Sr., Kenneth A. Clauser, George L. Pavelko Jr., Lt Col, USAF, Ret., and Paul J. Geissinger into its Zephyr Graduates of Distinction, Class of 2017, April 20.

The induction took place in the auditorium of Whitehall High School just before selected high school students were inducted into National Honor Society.

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, June 1: Gockley — Popcorn chicken with dinner roll or PB&J, mashed potatoes with gravy, celery sticks, orange, milk. Steckel, Zephyr — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce or PB&J, steamed corn, orange, milk. M.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce or PB&J, corn, celery sticks, banana, orange, milk. H.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, banana, orange, milk.

District news: Gockley Elementary to hold Springfest tomorrow, June 2

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in School

Gockley’s first-grade Springfest will be held 9:50 a.m. June 2 in the school cafeteria. The music teacher, Mr. Reisteter, will be directing the program. Each first-grade class will perform one song.

First-grade parents are invited to attend the performance. Please park in the high school football field parking lot and enter through the side gym door.


Altruism award presented to Whitehall High School senior

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in School

Whitehall High School senior Samantha Nino was selected to receive the Travelers Protective Association (TPA) of America’s Altruism Award April 6 for her natural leadership and volunteer service work, both in the school and the community.

The award ceremony was held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, Northampton.

Chad Stefanyak, a counselor at Whitehall High School, spoke on Nino’s behalf, saying she excelled academically as well with a GPA over 4.0 and with a rank in the top 50 in her graduating class.

District news: Enjoy the holiday!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by The Press in School

Schools will be closed May 29 for the Memorial Day holiday. Have a happy and safe holiday with family and friends!


Reminder: From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight, May 25, Gockley will hold its open house. There will be many displays and fun activities planned.

Mark your calendar and plan to visit your child’s school.


Gockley’s Coins for a Cure began May 12 and runs through May 30. Students have the opportunity to help support American Cancer Society’s Race for the Cure. Students were given a small black container to collect loose change.