Whitehall-Coplay Press

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District News: Zephyr students, staff thank custodians on their special day

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in School

On Oct. 2, Zephyr Elementary School students and staff surprised Dave Zellner and Scott Snyder with posters and cards in observance of National Custodial Workers Recognition Day — a day set aside to show appreciation to men and women who keep our schools and workplaces across the nation running smoothly.

Zephyr Elementary is extremely grateful for Zellner and Snyder and all they do for the school.

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Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Friday, Oct. 12: Elem. — Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges, milk choice; M.S. — “Wild Mike’s” cheese pizza, broccoli with dip, green beans, apple wedges, orange, milk choice; H.S. — Four-cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, celery sticks, apple wedges, orange, milk choice; H.S. premium — Mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, salad plate, carrots with dip, apple wedges, orange, milk choice

WCSD is currently hiring bus drivers

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by JULIE BECK in School

Whitehall-Coplay School District is looking for new members to join its fleet of bus drivers. The district has many current employees who have been driving for 17 to 23 years for the district. Although driving a bus filled with students can be a challenge, these drivers find many rewarding benefits.

Drivers agree the working hours are great, can be flexible and fit into many different schedules.

“It is an ideal job for a retired person who wants to keep busy or stay-at-home moms,” said Larry King, who has been a bus driver for WCSD for 23 years.

Middle school teachers introduce I.D.E.A. curriculum

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by ERIN THOMAS in School

At the Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting Oct. 8, Whitehall-Coplay Middle School Principal Glenn Noack introduced computer applications/business technology teacher Tony Pangaio and technical education/STEM teacher Sheldon Paremba, who discussed the WCMS I.D.E.A. Labs. Assistant Principal Angela Friebolin also collaborated on the development of this curriculum.

I.D.E.A. stands for Innovation, Design, Engineering and Activity.

District News: Food drive planned

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Whitehall High School’s Leo Club is currently hosting its annual schoolwide food drive in October. Please donate nonperishable food items to Ms. Paulas’ room, C109, or the main office.

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Progress reports are now available for the first marking period, which ends Oct. 31. Parents may access their child’s progress grades through the parent portal. If you are having trouble logging in, contact your child’s school; if you have questions or concerns, contact your child’s teacher.

District News: Sign-up deadline for contest is Oct. 5

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in School

Zephyr Elementary School’s “pink Fridays,” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, are here! “Bee Aware and Show You Care” is the theme.

Zephyr Beez students and staff are encouraged to wear pink every Friday in October.

The building has various activities planned during the month. Some friendly competitions are also in the works.

An optional pink pumpkin decorating contest is planned. Students can sign up in their homerooms to participate by tomorrow, Oct. 5. Guidelines will be distributed, and entries will be due Oct. 17.

PAYS data analysis continues

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Communities That Care (CTC) continued its in-depth look at the 2017 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data during the Sept. 21 meeting. This allows the group, which is made up of school district and law enforcement personnel as well as a variety of community members, to identify potential risk factors for youths. They discuss different preventive measures and methods of positively affecting the lives of the students.

The survey was taken by sixth- and eighth-grade students, as well as sophomores and seniors at the high school. It is taken every two years.

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Oct. 4: Elem. — Chicken fries with a dinner roll or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk; M.S. — Ham and cheese on a pretzel bun or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; H.S. — Ham and cheese on pretzel bun, seasoned wedges, celery sticks, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice; H.S. premium — Baked chicken, whole-grain crackers, salad plate, steamed corn, garbanzo beans, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice