Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Nov. 29: Elem. — Steak sandwich or PB&J, sweet potato tots (Zephyr: sweet potato fries), celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; M.S. — Steak sandwich or PB&J, seasoned wedges, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; H.S. — Steak sandwich, seasoned wedges, broccoli with dip, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice; H.S. premium — Chicken mash bowl, steamed corn, salad plate, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice

Marching band wins first place

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by ERIN THOMAS in School

The Whitehall High School Marching Zephyr Band participated in the Cavalcade of Bands competition Nov. 11 at J. Birney Crum Stadium, Allentown, where it was named first-place champions for the second year in a row. MZB competed with bands across Pennsylvania, in addition to New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware.

This year’s MZB show theme was titled “Nature’s Tapestry.”

District News: Students off for Thanksgiving break

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in School

Thanksgiving break will be Nov. 22-26. Have a happy and safe holiday with family and friends!


Zephyr Elementary School will have its PTO “lil shopper’s shop” Dec. 3-7. Students will bring home fliers with more details.


Whitehall-Coplay Middle School’s Student Council members are currently working on the annual Holiday Hope Chest program — the collection of new, unopened and unwrapped small gifts for boys or girls in specific age groups.

Ganser is Girl of the Month

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Woman’s Club of Whitehall has named Samantha Ganser as the Girl of the Month for October.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ganser, of Whitehall.

Ganser has received high honor roll all marking periods during her time at Whitehall High School.

She is a member of Science Olympiad, president; Leo Club, vice president; SERVE Club; and Scholastic Scrimmage. Ganser has received more than 20 Science Olympiad medals at invitational, regional and state levels.

Communities That Care identifies priorities from PAYS data

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

The Communities That Care (CTC) group continued analyzing the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data at a well- attended meeting Oct. 26 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

The survey is taken every two years by middle school students in sixth and eighth grades and high school sophomores and seniors. The data collected allows the community group and school district to see different risk and protective factors for the students and to identify priorities for the future.

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Nov. 22 through Monday, Nov. 26: Thanksgiving holiday. Schools are closed.

Tuesday, Nov. 27: Elem. — Hamburger/cheeseburger or PB&J, baked beans, applesauce, banana, milk choice; M.S. — Cheeseburger/hamburger or PB&J, baked beans, celery sticks, applesauce, banana, milk choice; H.S. — Hamburger/cheeseburger, baked beans, three-bean salad, banana, applesauce, milk choice; H.S. premium — Chicken barbecue sandwich, broccoli with dip, salad plate, apple wedges, orange, milk choice

District News: ‘Icky Bug Alphabet Book’ author to visit Gockley Elementary

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in School

Author Jerry Pallotta will visit Gockley Elementary School Nov. 16 for his Read A Zillion Books Tour 2018. His books have inspired young readers, focusing on simple nonfiction nature books using counting and the alphabet. Books like “The Icky Bug Alphabet Book” have sold more than 1 million copies.

Using an inspiring slideshow, he brings the calmness of the ocean and the beauty of nature to his program.

Students and staff will have the opportunity to purchase his books, and Pallotta will personally sign them.