Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, August 25, 2019

District News: Classes to begin

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in School

Welcome back to the 2019-20 school year! Hope everyone had a great summer.

Classes start Aug. 26.


Meet the teacher nights are coming up.

• Sixth grade, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 22, at Whitehall-Coplay Middle School. The evening is a great opportunity for parents to become familiar with their child’s upcoming school year, meet with their teachers and learn the expectations for the school year.

• Steckel Elementary School, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 22, at the elementary school. Parents will have an opportunity to tour the school and meet their child’s teachers.


WCSD students earn MP3 Player, chocolates

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by STACEY KOCH in School

Two Whitehall-Coplay School District students — Catherine Becker, first-grade student at Gockley Elementary School, and Elanna Rosato, sixth-grade student at Whitehall-Coplay Middle School — were presented with prizes June 3 at Gockley Elementary.

Catherine and Elanna, both of Whitehall, sold $1,000 of Gertrude Hawk products. This is Catherine’s second year in a row selling that much Gertrude Hawk.

Both were given an MP3 Player and chocolates from the company.

Friebolin ready to step in as principal

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in School

After 10 years as an assistant principal at Whitehall-Coplay Middle School, Angela Friebolin is ready for a new challenge as she begins the 2019-20 school year as principal. She will be working alongside assistant principals Jeffrey Krempasky, who has been with the district for 14 years, and Joshua Thatcher, who previously worked as assistant principal at Louis E. Dieruff High School in Allentown.

“I knew I wanted to be the principal here,” Friebolin said. “I knew it would happen when it was supposed to happen, and working under Mr. (Glenn) Noack was a great gift to me.

Whitehall-Coplay CTC helps Catasauqua grow its program

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

At the July 19 Whitehall-Coplay Communities That Care meeting, Denise Continenza, CTC coordinator, introduced Amy Dymond-Jones from Catasauqua Area School District. Dymond-Jones is a counselor at Catasauqua Middle School and will serve as moderator for the Catasauqua CTC-style group.

In previous meetings, Continenza reported that Catasauqua was looking to Whitehall-Coplay as a model for such a group. Continenza has worked with Dymond-Jones to help coordinate. Continenza noted Catasauqua already had a similar group, and it did not take much adjusting to fit into the CTC model.

Camp Cementon: Campers see movie during last week

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by ERIC SMITH CAMP COUNSELOR in School

Believe it or not, week eight at Camp Cementon has officially come to an end. This week was full of excitement and warm weather, which was the perfect way to end our summer.

On Monday, campers enjoyed several indoor and outdoor games such as Octopus Tag, Four Square and Wonderball.

As for Tuesday, Camp Cementon and Camp Jefferson combined to see “Toy Story 4” at the Roxy Theatre, as well as enjoying a warm day at the pool together.

Camp Jefferson: Kids, counselors enjoy catered lunch

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by AUGGIE D. CAMP COUNSELOR in School

Sadly, Camp Whitehall has come to an end for the summer. This week was the best week yet.

On Monday, Camp Jefferson began by playing the ultimate basketball game, Knockout. Spikeball was also a camp favorite. This game was set up everyday for the campers’ use. Many of our campers enjoyed playing the game with counselor Tyler.

Counselors Lauren and Cassidy showed many of our campers how to make friendship bracelets from string. All of them turned out so great.