Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Woman’s Club names Wells as February Girl of the Month

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Emily Wells has been named Girl of the Month for February by Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township.

She is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wells, of Whitehall.

Wells has earned high honor roll for all marking periods.

She has been a member of Zephyr Nation, SADD, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Outdoors Club for three years. She participated on the track and field team and the field hockey team, where she served as captain her senior year.

Habeb is named club’s January Girl of the Month

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township has named Shahd Habeb as the Girl of the Month for January.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gaith Habeb, of Whitehall, and moved to the U.S. from Qatar in 11th grade.

Habeb has earned high honor roll for all marking periods.

She is a member of Key Club, SERVE Club, Book Club and Spanish Club. She is president of HOSA-Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America.

She is president of National Honor Society. She also belongs to Mu Alpha Theta and the Science and Spanish honor societies.

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, April 18: 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, salad plate, steamed corn, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice

Friday, April 19: Schools are closed. No meals served.

Monday, April 22: Schools are closed. No meals served.

District News: Reminder of calendar changes

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in School

Whitehall-Coplay School District calendar changes due to snow makeup days are as follows.

There will be school April 18.

May 10, which was a scheduled professional development day, will now be a school day for students.

The last day of school for students will now be June 12. Teachers will have a professional development day June 13.

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Schools will be closed for spring break April 19-22. Schools will reopen April 23.

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District News: PSSA testing is approaching

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in School

The PSSAs in English/language arts and math will be administered April 15-May 3 to students in grades 3 through 8.

Parents are reminded to be sure their children get plenty of restful sleep and start each day with a light, healthy breakfast.

No vacation time during this testing window will be approved.

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Reminder: Whitehall-Coplay School District calendar changes due to snow makeup days are as follows.

There will be school April 18.

May 10, which was a scheduled professional development day, will now be a school day for students.

School board approves cyber school resolutions

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in School

At the Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting April 8, board members voted to approve a resolution supporting Senate Bill 34 and House Bill 526.

“Since Whitehall-Coplay School District does provide our own cyber program, Whitehall-Coplay Virtual Learning Program, our district would save approximately $600,000 in the 2019-20 budget were these bills to pass,” WCSD Superintendent Dr. Lorie Hackett said.

Though WCSD has its own program, the district and local taxpayers are currently paying for WCSD students to attend other cyber schools.

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in School

Friday, April 5: Elem. — Grilled cheese sandwich, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges, milk choice; M.S. — Pepperoni/cheese pizza, mixed vegetables, green beans, apple wedges, orange, milk choice; H.S. — Pepperoni/cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges, orange, milk choice; H.S. premium — Popcorn shrimp or spicy fish sandwich, salad plate, carrots with dip, apple wedges, orange, milk choice

District News: WHS student takes first at SkillsUSA

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in School

Robert Julian, a student at Whitehall High School and Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, won first place in a recent SkillsUSA competition.

From Feb. 8-27, more than 400 students competed in 52 hands-on skill and leadership competitions. These competitions provided a unique opportunity for some of the most talented career and technical education students in the area to showcase their skills.

District gold medal winners advance to state and potentially national competitions.