Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Camp Cementon: Campers take swim lessons

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by LEA ROSSANESE CAMP COUNSELOR in School

Even in the midst of this major heat wave, Camp Cementon had a great time last week!

Everyone was thrilled to be able to play outside on the playground and at the pool everyday. This week was also the start of swim lessons for many of the campers. Every morning, a group of kids are brought to the pool, and the lifeguards work on skills such as floating, going underwater and jumping in.

Camp Cementon: Camp Cementon off to a great start


Just like that, one week has come and gone at Camp Cementon. Despite dreary weather for most of the week, kids and counselors alike made the best of the conditions and enjoyed a fantastic first week! We enjoyed seeing all the new faces, as well as those of returning campers.

Monday came with first-day jitters and rain in the morning. After welcoming the campers, we enjoyed playing games indoors like Four Square, Red Light-Green Light and Wonderball. In the afternoon, Camp Jefferson joined us for some fun at the pool!

Camp Jefferson: Kids have fun-filled two weeks of camp


This was the first week of Camp Whitehall and the start to a great summer! The campers and counselors were extremely excited to be back at Jefferson Street Playground.

Throughout the week, we played a variety of games such as dodgeball, basketball, Spud, handball, Silent Ball and Jump the River. We also spent our afternoons swimming at the pool and jumping off the diving board. The campers also created superhero puppets for our weekly craft, which went along with our superhero-themed week.

School board approves contracts, amendments, resignations

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in School

At the June 10 Whitehall-Coplay School District School Board meeting, members approved school dentist Dr. S. John Salivonchik for the 2019-20 school year at a rate of $6 per exam.

The board approved a new high school textbook, “Chemistry,” published by Pearson in 2017, at the cost of $43,978.36.

The board approved contracts with Barry Isett & Associates Inc. to conduct a temporary classroom construction stakeout and to conduct a partial topographic survey for the stadium turf replacement project.

Superintendent details initiatives planned for school district

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

The Whitehall Communities That Care group met May 17 to discuss updates in the school district, alternative presentations on social hosting and more.

Dr. Lorie Hackett, Whitehall-Coplay School District superintendent, outlined many of the new initiatives happening in the district.

One of the new updates involves mental health. The district is looking to add a school-based mental health program. It will be partnering with Lehigh Valley Health Network.

“It’s been a need in our district,” Hackett said.

Girl of the Month for March is named

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township has recognized Caterine Yunez-Cosme as the Girl of the Month for March.

She is the daughter of Wadid Yunez and Olga Cosme, of Whitehall.

Yunez-Cosme has earned high honor roll for all marking periods.

She is a four-year member and vice president of Art Club, three-year member and vice president of SERVE Club and two-year member and vice president of the Science Olympiad. She played on the soccer team for two years and the track and field team for three years.