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Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in School

Students of the month named

The administration, faculty and staff of Lehigh Career and Technical Institute have named the September students of the month.

Award recipients are selected by the instructor of each respective lab in recognition of their achievement during the previous month.

The recipients from Whitehall are:

· Foyinsi Adegbonmire, cosmetology

· Austin Appel, computer maintenance technology

· Josh Betancourt, landscape construction/ environmental design

· Prismeylin Falcon, dental technology

· Madison Jacob, commercial photography/electronic imaging

Students cast their vote

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in School

Steckel Elementary School second- and third-grade students participated in the election process Tuesday, Nov. 6. With the assistance of Charlie Gerancher and Nicole Demjan, students were able to vote electronically via laptop computers placed inside one of six patriotically colored cardboard voting booths. In addition to casting their votes for the president of the United States, they selected which third-grade student created a yearbook cover they preferred. The cover receiving the most votes will be used by Christmas City as the school's yearbook cover.

District News

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by JULIE BECK Special to The Press in School

Middle school hosting ESOL Family Night

You are cordially invited to attend the Whitehall-Coplay School District ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Family Night.

It will be held 6-8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Nov. 8, at the middle school.

School bus stopping law: All licensed Pennsylvania drivers are reminded to obey the school bus stopping law.

Drivers traveling in both directions must come to a complete stop whenever a school bus has its red signals flashing or the arm bar extended.

Shifts in instruction to benefit students

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in School

Whitehall-Coplay Director of Curriculum & Instruction Dr. Barbara Chomik spoke about the instructional shifts in the common core standards during the Education/Student Activities Committee meeting Oct. 22.

The instructional shifts are tailored to Webb's Depth of Knowledge, which is the basis of the Keystone Assessments and questions tested on the PSSAs.

The depth of knowledge contains four levels, including recall and reproduction, skills and concepts, short-term strategic thinking and extended thinking.

Driver's Ed

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in School

Classes and training offered

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 is offering driver's education theory classes and behind-the-wheel training for qualified high school students.

The goal of the student driver education program is to teach young people to be safe and responsible drivers. To achieve this goal, Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit offers online driving theory instruction and behind-the-wheel instruction as part of its driver education services.

Whitehall-Coplay Lunch Menu

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in School

Thursday, Nov. 8: Elem.–Turkey sub or PB&J, sweet potato tots, banana, milk. M.S.–Meatball sub or PB&J, seasoned wedges, apple, banana, milk. H.S.–Meatball sub or PB&J, seasoned wedges, apple, banana, milk.

Friday, Nov. 9: Elem.–Cheese pizza or PB&J, broccoli with cheese sauce, apple wedges, milk. M.S.– Cheese pizza or PB&J, broccoli with cheese sauce, oranges, apple wedges, milk. H.S.–Cheese pizza, tossed salad, carrots, apple wedges, pear, milk.

Cougar Comment

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by ABBY PARNELL Special to The Press in School

Schoolwide retreat highlights spiritual life week at LVCHS

Lehigh Valley Christian High School just completed spiritual life week, ending with the annual schoolwide retreat at Camp Men-O-Lan Oct. 12.

At the retreat, the special speaker was Josh Edwards, youth pastor from Bethel Bible Fellowship Church in Emmaus. The theme was "Have No Other Gods Before Me," and we were challenged to examine our lives to see if we have allowed other people or things to become more important to us than following Jesus.

Also at the retreat we found competing in games helped tremendously with class bonding.

Jessica Watson named Girl of the Month

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by The Press in School

Whitehall High School student Jessica Watson recently was named the October Girl of the Month by the Woman's Club of Whitehall.

Watson has attained high honor roll all marking periods. She scored a 540 verbal on the SAT, 610 on the math section and 690 on the writing portion of the college entrance exam.

She is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, County Band and County Choir.

She also received the Kathy Kestler Music Award, was a Science Olympiad Medalist and participated in the Penn State Emerging Leadership Program.

A team effort

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by The Press in School

Whitehall High School baseball players took off their gloves and put down their bats to participate in a benefit car wash for its JV and varsity teams at the Auto Zone. The Whitehall Baseball Booster Club sponsored the event. Washing one of many vehicles are Matt Borshak, Adam Miller, Jason Fink, Jon Winter, Matt Hassick, Nate Wechsler, Jeff Rohrbach and Jake Szanat.