Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, June 24, 2018

WCSD approves 2018-19 budget with tax increase

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in School

School board authorizes bonds to aid in the school district’s projects

Whitehall-Coplay School District School Board adopted the final 2018-19 general fund budget at its May 7 meeting.

The $70,416,225 budget is a 4.1-percent increase over the 2017-18 budget. A 3.8-percent increase in the district’s tax rate will be instituted to balance revenue with projected expenses.

The budget passed following a 6-3 vote. Vice President Tina Koren, Treasurer William Leiner Jr. and board member Patty Gaugler voted against the adoption.

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, May 10: Gockley, Steckel — Hot dog or PB&J, baked beans, banana, chilled peaches, milk. Zephyr — Small steak sandwich or PB&J, sweet potato tots, celery sticks, banana, 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 choice.

Friday, May 11: No school today.

District news: Open house set for tonight at Gockley Elementary School

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in School

Gockley Elementary School’s open house is set for 6-8 p.m. tonight, May 10.

From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 17, Zephyr Elementary School will have its open house. Selected students are conducting experiments and collecting data for Zephyr’s first science fair. These young scientists will showcase their scientific knowledge during the event.

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Schools will be closed tomorrow, May 11. This will be a professional development day for teachers.

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Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, May 3: Elem. — Chicken taco wrap with salsa or PB&J, steamed corn, banana, chilled peaches, milk. M.S. — Ham and cheese on pretzel bun or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. H.S. — Ham and cheese on pretzel bun, seasoned wedges, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. H.S. premium — Baked chicken, salad plate, steamed corn, garbanzo beans, chilled peaches, banana, milk.

McNeill presents check to Communities That Care group

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, presented Whitehall-Coplay Communities That Care (CTC) with a check for $1,335 at the April 20 meeting, held at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. CTC is this year’s recipient of the fundraising from McNeill’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party, started by her husband, the late Daniel McNeill. Every year, the proceeds from the Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle go toward a worthy cause or prevention program. McNeill believes strongly in the work that CTC does year-round and wanted to show her support.

District news: CTC plans information night for parents May 3 at WHS

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in School

Whitehall High School, in conjunction with Communities That Care, will be hosting an educational parent night regarding social hosting and the legal ramifications for parents and students. Parents are invited to attend the evening presentation 7 p.m. tonight, May 3, in the high school auditorium.

Topics to be discussed include underage drinking, how to have conversations with your children about underage drinking and the academic and legal consequences of hosting.

Everyone in attendance will be entered into a raffle with prom-themed gifts.

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Whitehall High School student receives Eisenhower award

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in School

Each year, the Lehigh Valley chapter of the West Point Society presents the Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Character Award to an outstanding junior at Whitehall High School.

For 2018, the award goes to Aziz Atiyeh.

Mike Tauber, a Whitehall and West Point graduate, presented the certificate on behalf of the West Point Society.

“This certificate recognizes high school juniors who demonstrated the leadership and character that comes with individual achievement while helping others attain their goals,” Tauber said.

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, April 26: Elem. — Steak sandwich or PB&J, sweet potato tots, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. M.S. — Steak sandwich or PB&J, seasoned wedges, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. H.S. — Steak sandwich, seasoned wedges, broccoli with dip, chilled peaches, banana, milk. H.S. premium — Chicken mash bowl, steamed corn, salad plate, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice.