Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Whitehall High School senior scholastic awards 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in School

Awards and scholarships were presented to the following students during an awards program held last month.

Rasha Abdouche: Chris Attieh Humanitarian Scholarship; WHS Spanish National Honor Society Award

Morgan Anderson: Elizabeth M. Kloiber Memorial Scholarship; Moravian College Academic Scholarship and Alumni Scholarship

Cadeysa Andujar Jimenez: Porter Lodge No. 284 Masonic Student Assistance Award

Benjamin Antonchak: Patrick Sinatore Memorial Scholarship; Ryan Molchany Memorial Scholarship Award

Dabriel Ayala: Zephyr Football Club Award

Whitehall senior students learn township roles

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by AL RECKER in School

Seniors in Whitehall High School’s American government class took over the reins of Whitehall Township May 7 — including all offices from the board of commissioners to public works and other bureaus and filled positions of mayor, police chief and fire chief — during Student Government Day.

The young men and women shadowed their township counterparts as they assumed the roles and learned how the township operates on a daily basis in serving the public. In the afternoon, the student board of commissioners held a mock meeting and voted on legislation presented to them.

District news: School ends June 12; have a great summer, WCSD students!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in School

The last day of school for Whitehall-Coplay School District students is June 12.

June 7, 8, 11 and 12 are half days for students. No lunches will be served.


Reminder: Don’t forget to grab your 2018 Whitehall High School yearbook. Extra yearbooks are available as well.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a yearbook after school, see Mr. Walsh in room D116.


Students, check the lost and found tables at your school. There are many backpacks, books, lunch bags and clothing items.

District news: First-grade students will participate in field day today, May 31

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in School

First grade’s field day will be held 9-11 a.m. today, May 31. The rain date is June 1. Students will participate in many fun activities.

Remember to dress your child appropriately for the weather. Also, be sure to wear sneakers, bring a water bottle and wear sunscreen.


Reminder: Camp Whitehall 2018 sign-ups began May 11. Summer day camp is open to children residing in the Whitehall-Coplay School District who have completed kindergarten (minimum age 5) through eighth grade (maximum age 15).

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, May 31: Elem. — Popcorn chicken with dinner roll or PB&J, steamed corn, orange, chilled peaches, milk. M.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. H.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, chilled peaches, banana, milk. H.S. premium — Chicken taco wrap, salad plate, steamed corn, banana, chilled peaches, milk.

Steckel Elementary welcomes new interim principal

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in School

When Steckel Elementary Principal Peter Bugbee requested a leave of absence at the beginning of the year, Whitehall-Coplay School District turned to a familiar face to fill the position.

Karen Nicholas assumed the role of interim principal Feb. 20 and will serve through the end of the school year.

Nicholas spent 10 years as a language arts supervisor and reading specialist within the district before transferring to Northern Lehigh. She served as principal at Peters Elementary for 10 years, then assistant superintendent at Northern Lehigh for the last eight.

WHS student earns TPA award

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in School

Whitehall High School senior Alix Buskirk was chosen to receive the Travelers Protective Association of America’s Altruism Award April 12 for her dedication to her peers and her community as well as her accomplishments both academically and athletically.

The TPA Altruism Award honors those with a selfless concern for the well-being of others, and the staff at Whitehall High School unanimously determined that Buskirk was the most shining example of altruism at the high school.