Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

WHS’ Jetter receives Eisenhower Award

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in School

Meredith Kester, a Whitehall High School counselor, spoke on behalf of Harrison Jetter, who was given the Eisenhower Award during an awards ceremony March 29.

Jetter was a WHS junior at the time of the event.

The Eisenhower Award is presented by West Point Society of the Lehigh Valley to a high school junior who exemplifies West Point’s tradition of leadership and excellence. The winner is selected by high school staff.

Jim Baldree presented the award on behalf of West Point Society.

“I thank my parents for their guidance,” Jetter said when accepting the award.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in School

Awards and scholarships were presented to the following students during an awards program.

Raneem Abdelaziz: DeSales University Presidential Scholarship

Rachael Alulis: Cedar Crest College Presidential Scholarship; Cedar Crest College Political Science Scholarship

Steve Arevalo-Alvarez: Arcadia University Distinguished Scholar Scholarship

Rachel Arner: Lehigh Valley Decorative Painters Scholarship

Kaitlyn Arroyo: Whitehall Music Parents Association Outstanding Dedication to Music Award; Zephyr Pride Foundation Scholarship

‘I have hope in the human spirit’

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in School

Noack, colleagues reflect on his time spent in WCSD

On June 12, Whitehall-Coplay School District children stepped off their buses for the last time this academic year, ready for the freedom that summer brings.

At the same time, Whitehall-Coplay Middle School Principal Glenn Noack said goodbye to the district he has been devoted to for nearly 30 years.

Administrators and staff members who worked closely with Noack over the years expressed their appreciation for his commitment to the district.

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, June 6: Elem. — Cheese pizza or PB&J, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice; M.S. — Pepperoni/cheese pizza or PB&J, mixed vegetables, green beans, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; H.S. — Four-cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, celery sticks, apple wedges, orange, milk choice; H.S. premium — No menu is offered.

Friday, June 7-Wednesday, June 12: No lunches are served.

District News: Elementary students to dismiss early

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in School

Starting June 7, Whitehall-Coplay School District elementary students will be dismissed early from school. No lunches will be served.

Dismissal will be noon June 7 and June 10-11. On June 12, the last day of school for students, dismissal will be 10 a.m.

Teachers will have a professional development day June 13.

Have a happy and safe summer!


Parents and guardians are reminded to check the parent portals for the latest information, including monthly newsletters.

Yunez-Cosme earns TPA award

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in School

Whitehall High School senior Caterine Yunez-Cosme was chosen to receive the Travelers Protective Association of America’s Altruism Award April 11 because of her eagerness to volunteer her time to helping others.

The Altruism Award honors those with a selfless concern for the well-being of others. The staff at WHS determined Yunez-Cosme was the most shining example of altruism at the school.

Richard LaDuke, guidance counselor at WHS, spoke on Yunez-Cosme’s behalf, saying, “Cat has truly distinguished herself through her volunteer work and initiative throughout the community.”

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, May 30: Elem. — Popcorn chicken with dinner roll or PB&J, steamed corn, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; M.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; H.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice; H.S. premium — Chicken fajita with lettuce and cheese, salad plate, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice

WHS’ Makaela Letayf wins Rotary Club’s speech contest

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in School

A Whitehall High School 11th-grade student won Whitehall Area Rotary Club’s second annual Four-Way Test speech contest at Fellowship Community’s Zentz Community Center, Whitehall, April 3.

Makaela Letayf won the top prize of $250 with her speech about social media use.

Letayf contended social media has had a negative effect on self-esteem among teens and said “social media is controlling our lives.”

Forty-three students entered the contest under the leadership of WHS English teacher Michelle Abbadessa.