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Monday, August 19, 2019

Camp Jefferson: Campers have fun at Freefall

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by CASSIDY LARKIN CAMP COUNSELOR in School

With another week down, week five seemed to be the hottest week yet! Our theme this week was sports.

At Camp Jefferson, our campers were able to enjoy the heat and stay hydrated, while having a great time. With the weather on our side, the campers were able to enjoy dodgeball at the basketball courts, Capture the Flag, and when it got too hot, we played Shipwrecked inside, which always seems to be a camp favorite.

Camp Cementon: Kids enjoy full week of games

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by ADIN HODEREWSKI CAMP COUNSELOR in School

Camp Cementon had a very hot, yet super-exciting fifth week. We were glad to see returning campers from the previous weeks, along with our new campers.

As the heat rolled in, we made sure to keep campers cool with a lot of pool time and water breaks. Campers enjoyed games like Four Square, Limbo, dodgeball and a camp favorite, Jump the River.

WCSD staff attend tech expo

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in School

Every year, educators flock to the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference for a three-day event packed with quality workshops, student showcases and inspirational speakers designed to provide educators with innovative ways to bring the latest technology to the classroom.

This year, Whitehall-Coplay School District sent a group including Principal Cora Snyder, third-grade teacher Bethany Koenig and learning support teacher Janet Baker, all from Steckel Elementary School, to the PETEC.

Communities That Care group discusses marijuana changes

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Denise Continenza, Communities That Care coordinator, opened the June 21 meeting by talking about her recent experience at the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance conference. The conference allows professionals the opportunity to network, engage in skill-building workshops and attend informative lecture sessions on topics relevant to the prevention of substance abuse and risk-related behaviors.

School news

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in School

Jetter named to honor roll

Mercersburg Academy

Christian Jetter, of Whitehall, grade 9, was named a commended scholar (all grades of 85 or above) during the fall term at Mercersburg Academy.

Mercersburg Academy is a coeducational, independent college preparatory boarding and day school in Mercersburg with students enrolled in grades 9-12 and a postgraduate year. It has prepared students for college and life beyond since 1893 and awards more than $7 million in financial aid each year. There are 442 students enrolled this year from 26 states, the District of Columbia and 44 nations.

Camp Jefferson: Campers visit Camelbeach

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by CASSIDY LARKIN CAMP COUNSELOR in School

Camp Whitehall has sadly hit the halfway point for the summer, but we still have four more amazing weeks to go. The theme for week four at Camp Jefferson was Hawaiian, just in time for the Camelbeach trip.

With this week’s amazing weather, the campers were able to play Four Square outside, with one day of playing inside due to a storm.

Camp Cementon: Kids make ice cream treats

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by DANIELLE RIVAS CAMP COUNSELOR in School

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and that saying definitely holds true while at Camp Cementon!

With week four completed, Camp Cementon has officially reached the halfway point. Although the weather was not cooperative at times during the week, that did not dampen our spirits. Throughout the week, campers enjoyed a variety of fun activities such as hat decorating, dodgeball and an easygoing game of musical chairs.